At the start of every year the most common resolution is to lose weight and become fit and healthy. In January, gyms across the country reduce their joining fees and suddenly the cardio area is much busier than usual. Yet, a few months later everything returns to normal. It’s so easy to lose motivation in the dark and damp winter months, but it doesn’t have to be this way. These properties will allow you to beat the January resolution blues with multiple ways to work out and tone from the comfort of your own home.
Spurstow Hall, Fine & Country Tarporley:
This property has grounds that are a sportsperson’s dream. The possibilities are endless, from taking a horse from one of the five stables for a ride through over 300 acres (available through separate negotiation), to working out in the gym which overlooks the indoor swimming pool. The lake is even large enough to go boating on, and a tennis court sheltered by a high hedge sits next to it.
The house itself is an outstanding Grade II Listed country home in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. The entire property has recently been carefully restored to exacting standards of construction and to an exceptional specification.
Tilegate Road, High Laver, Fine & Country Chelmsford:
Perfect for equestrian enthusiasts, this property comes with paddocks with field shelters, stables, a covered manege, tack rooms, hay and feed stores all set within 12 acres. Horse riding can burn a surprising amount of calories per hour, and that’s without considering all of the saddling and grooming involved in owning horses.
The property offers the opportunity to own two separate period homes, each with its own respective annexe. The main farmhouse is Grade II Listed and dates from the early 17th century, while the converted barn dates back to the 14th century.
Glen Meadows Farmhouse, Fine & Country North Oxfordshire:
Glen Meadows Farmhouse would be perfect for any future Wimbledon hopeful, as it has a private tennis court surrounded by views over the open country side. After honing skills in the privacy of the property, residents could show off their prowess at the tennis club in the nearby village of Middleton Cheney. If missing a partner, the owner could always exercise by swimming lengths of the outdoor pool instead.
The six bedroom stone built house is presented to a high standard throughout, and includes an annexe which is perfect for a relative or teenager seeking their own space.
Pentre Nicklaus Village, Fine & Country Swansea:
For a more relaxed way to get fit, this property sits on the edge of the Machynys Peninsula Golf Club and Premier Spa near Llanelli, Wales. Since opening in 2005, the course has already hosted eight championships, including two Royal & Ancient Championships and four Ryder Cup Wales LET Championships of Europe.
This modern four bedroom home has been designed to enjoy sweeping views of the golf course, lake and estuary in the distance from both the second floor balcony and garden, making it very convenient for a round of golf.
Beechcote, Berkswell, Fine & Country Coventry
The current owners of this property installed a natural swimming pool into their garden which blends into the surroundings like a pond on chilly winter days, but is fantastic for a relaxing swim in summer. For those wanting to swim year round, there is also an indoor exercise pool.
The house includes five bedrooms with en suites, four reception rooms and a further two bathrooms, one being a full wet room with access straight out across the decking and to the pond pool.
Larkhill Lane, Fine & Country Liverpool and Formby:
Standing within five acres of immaculately maintained grounds, this eight bedroom mansion house offers incredibly spacious accommodation.
On the ground floor, there is a fabulous chlorine-free, ozone swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and male and female changing rooms. The pool house has sliding doors along the full length of the property opening onto an inside music room and an outside patio area, making it the perfect space for entertaining purposes.The ground floor also has a gymnasium. The perfect house for keeping healthy and fit.
Victoria Road, Fine & Country Liverpool and Formby:
This property has a fantastic indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and a gymnasium ideal for those that want a variety of ways to keep fit.
The house includes a selection of marble and stone fireplaces, solid wood block flooring, a vaulted hall ceiling and an impressive galleried staircase. There is also an attractive hand crafted orangery opening onto the gardens as well as extensive accommodation on the second floor ideal for separate living arrangements.
Nueva Andalucia, Fine & Country Marbella
This exceptional villa enjoys a large and ultra modern villa in Nueva Andalucia. The property has a beautifully landscaped garden with infinity heated swimming pool with changing rooms, bathroom, guest cloakroom, chiringuito with large seating/chill out area, dining area, bar, bbq and fully equipped kitchen.
The basement also has a fully equipped gym to work out with friends and family after a long swim in the pool.
El Herrojo, Benahavis, Fine & Country Marbella:
The three storey property, which was built in 2004, has been recently tastefully refurbished and is beautifully designed throughout. The gym has stunning sea, golf and mountain views to give you the perfect relaxing setting whilst working out.
The spacious lounge/ dining room opens out onto a covered terrace which overlooks the gardens and swimming pool from where one can enjoy the fantastic panoramic coastal views.
Avon Lane, Fine & Country Bath:
Superb detached period home located in a secluded position on the outskirts of the popular village of Saltford. Immaculate accommodation comprises five bedrooms, four reception rooms, triple garage and outbuilding.
Beyond the large patio and heated swimming pool area there is a vast expanse of beautifully landscaped lawn and three large fields. There is a dance studio space next to the pool perfect for yoga lovers or that want to keep fit outside.
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