January 31, 2014 6:19 pm

Homes for fans of Six Nations rugby

The selection includes a 12th-century castle in Italy and a refurbished Victorian house in Ireland
Castello Baronale, Lazio, Italy

Castello Baronale, Lazio, Italy, €8.5m

Where: In the village of Collalto Sabino, 105km from Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci international airport and about an hour’s drive from central Rome.

What: A nine-bedroom, seven-bathroom castle dating back to the 12th century, with a two-bedroom guest apartment and one-bedroom gatekeeper’s cottage. The property features a 100 sq metre ballroom, a library and a theatre/conference room. There is also a dining area with a medieval oven and an unrestored fort. The grounds include extensive gardens, a tennis court and a heated swimming pool.

Why: The Castello Baronale is about an hour’s drive from the Stadio Olimpico, home of Italy’s national rugby team.

Who: Chesterton Humberts, chesterton-international.com, tel: +44 203 040 8210

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Apartment, Etoile Courcelles Pagoda, 8th Arrondissement, Paris, €3.15m

Apartment, Etoile Courcelles Pagoda, 8th Arrondissement, Paris

Where: On Rue Courcelles, on the right bank of the Seine, opposite the Pagoda Paris landmark in central Paris, and 25km from Charles de Gaulle airport.

What: A three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment on the third floor of a recently renovated Haussmannian building dating back to 1890. The apartment has two sitting rooms, double-height windows, parquet floors throughout and a kitchen ready-fitted with appliances.

Why: The apartment is a 15-minute drive from the Stade de France, home of the French rugby union team.

Who: Savills, savills.co.uk, tel: +44 207 016 3740

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28 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, Scotland, £1.65m

28 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, Scotland

Where: Opposite Queen Street Gardens in Edinburgh’s New Town, eight miles from Edinburgh airport.

What: A three-bedroom Georgian townhouse arranged over three storeys. The property has a large drawing room, an open-plan kitchen and breakfast room, and a study/fourth bedroom.

Why: The house is a short drive from Murrayfield Stadium, where the Scottish national rugby union team play their home games. Fans from the New Town can walk to the stadium along the banks of the Water of Leith.

Who: Savills, savills.co.uk, tel: +44 207 016 3740

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Strawberry Hill Road, Richmond, London, UK, £3.5m

Strawberry Hill Road, Richmond, London, UK

Where: Between Richmond and Twickenham in west London, about 12 miles from the city centre and nine miles from Heathrow airport.

What: A five-bedroom, Victorian red-brick house with 400 sq metres of living space. It has four reception rooms, an open-plan kitchen and a west-facing garden.

Why: The property is a five-minute drive from Twickenham Stadium, home of the England rugby union team and the largest rugby stadium in the world.

Who: Knight Frank, knightfrank.co.uk, tel: +44 208 939 2801

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Tudor House, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland, €3.5m

Tudor House, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Where: In Kilbegnet Close, in the south Dublin suburb of Dalkey, 15km from the city centre and 26km from Dublin airport.

What: A recently refurbished Victorian house with six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house has a formal dining room, a gym, wine cellar, study, “den” and comes with half an acre of gardens designed by Diarmuid Gavin.

Why: Tudor House is a 20-minute drive from the Aviva Stadium in southeast Dublin, home of the Irish rugby union team since 2010.

Who: Sherry FitzGerald, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, christiesrealestate.com, tel: +353 1 275 1000­

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19 Park View, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, Wales, UK, £525,000

19 Park View, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Where: Above the four-star Park Plaza hotel in Cardiff city centre, 13 miles from Cardiff international airport.

What: A fully furnished, two-bedroom apartment, featuring an open-plan living/dining area and a balcony overlooking the city. Residents also benefit from hotel services, such as room service and secure parking.

Why: The Park View apartments are a short walk from the Millennium Stadium, home of the Welsh rugby team, the current holders of the Six Nations rugby championship trophy.

Who: Savills, savills.co.uk, tel: +44 2920 368930

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