Wappenbury Hall, Warwickshire, England, £3.5m
Where Near Wappenbury, a village in the Warwickshire countryside, and 20 miles from Birmingham international airport.
What A grand Victorian house with nine bedrooms and a separate coach house. There are 36 acres of formal and kitchen gardens, plus paddocks.
Why The property is less than 10 miles from Rugby School, the birthplace of the eponymous game. The Women’s Six Nations has been played at the same time as the men’s since 2007. La Toya Mason (pictured) and the rest of the England women’s team travel to Donnybrook Stadium in Dublin on Friday night for their final game of the tournament, which ends this weekend.
Who Knight Frank, knightfrank.co.uk, tel: +44 20 7629 8171
Via Bonaldo Stringher, Rome, Italy, €1.39m
Where In Vigna Clara, northern Rome, 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre and 50 minutes’ drive from Leonardo da Vinci airport.
What A four-bedroom apartment built in 1970. It has an open-plan feel, with parquet flooring and a terrace garden.
Why The flat is about 20 minutes’ walk from the Stadio Olimpico, where the Italian national rugby team play their home games. After losing Six Nations ties to England (pictured), Ireland, Wales and France in recent weeks, the Azzurri travel to Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon to play Scotland in a last-ditch attempt to pick up some points.
Who Beliving International Properties, an affiliate of Savills, beliving.it, tel: +39 06 456 501 12
Village Farm, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, £1.37m
Where In St Hilary, a pretty village two miles from the market town of Cowbridge. It is less than six miles to Cardiff airport and 150 miles to London Heathrow.
What A secluded Grade II-listed farmhouse dating from the mid 16th century. The property has four bedrooms, stone mullion windows, oak beams and an inglenook fireplace.
Why For international rugby, Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is 12 miles away. Closer to home, Cowbridge RFC fields senior, youth and junior teams. After beating Ireland at home last week, Wales (pictured) travel to the Stade de France in Paris to take on France on Saturday afternoon for their final game of the RBS Six Nations championship.
Who Savills, savills.com, tel: +44 2920 368 930
25 Raglan Road, Dublin, Ireland, €4.15m
Where On a leafy residential street near Ballsbridge, an affluent suburb in south Dublin. It takes 30 minutes to drive to Dublin airport.
What A smartly renovated, red-brick Victorian terraced house with five bedrooms and 4,350 sq ft of living space. It has a gated drive, off-street parking and a landscaped garden.
Why Top-flight and international rugby is played at three venues within 20 minutes’ walk of the property: The RDS Arena, Donnybrook Stadium and the Aviva Stadium — where Johnny Sexton (pictured) and the rest of the Ireland team play England on Saturday in their final Six Nations clash of the year.
Who Knight Frank, knightfrank.co.uk, tel: +353 1 634 2466
Faldonside House, Melrose, Scotland, offers over £2m
Where About three miles from the Borders town of Melrose and 37 miles from Edinburgh and its international airport.
What A 10-bedroom, Grade B-listed Georgian country house and two apartments in 44 acres. Within the grounds are a tennis court, stables and trout fishing on the river Tweed.
Why Melrose hosted the world’s first seven-a-side rugby tournament in 1883. The 126th Melrose Sevens takes place in April. After beating Wales in this year’s Six Nations clash (pictured), Scotland suffered defeat against England last weekend. The team are currently in fifth place in the tournament.
Who Knight Frank, knightfrank.co.uk, tel: +44 131 516 8502
8th Arrondissement, Paris, France, €3.5m
Where In the Quartier Faubourg-du-Roule on the city’s Right Bank, close to the Arc de Triomphe. It is about 30km from Charles de Gaulle international airport.
What A three-bedroom apartment on the top two floors of an eight-storey, 1930s block. Two large terraces overlook the city. The building has a caretaker and a lift.
Why It is a five-minute to Le Rugby Club. Launched by business luminaries including AXA founder Claude Bébéar, this private club for rugby aficionados has been screening all Six Nations games. The French women’s team (pictured) have won two and lost two so far. They take on Wales in Brive on Saturday night.
Who Christie’s International Real Estate/Daniel Féau, christiesrealestate.com, tel: +33 1 56 88 48 48
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