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Published on : September 3, 2019 17:36

Tennis legend, Fred Perry’s former Stockport home is now up for sale

The childhood home of English Tennis legend, Fred Perry, is now up for sale.

Whether you’re a big fan of tennis or you simply love the style of his iconic tees, it’s hard not to have heard of Fred Perry.

He conquered the world of tennis, was a world table tennis champion and won Wimbledon three times.

Before Andy Murray in 2013, Perry was also the last British player to win the men’s Wimbledon championship, in 1936.

Although he found fame and fortune through his sporting achievements, he started life in humble surroundings in Stockport.

This 3-bedroom Victorian semi-detached is where it all began for one of Britain’s most celebrated tennis players.

Take the interactive tour here.

Now, you could own a small slice of the English tennis stars history – as his childhood home has just come onto the market.

Life in Stockport

Frederick John Perry was born in Portwood, in between Vernon Park and where the M60 now cuts under the Stockport viaduct in 1909.

He was the son of a cotton spinner who was a deeply political man, involved with the Labour Co-operative movement.

Fred spent the first few years of his life in Stockport before moving around the North-West following his father’s political career.

The house on Carrington Road, Stockport has been commemorated with a blue plaque, honouring the birthplace of the local legend.

The family home

Although this Victorian home is steeped in local history, the property has been modernised to bring its décor into the 21st century.

Set over three floors, the property offers a lot of space, perfect for any family.

On the ground floor, there’s an entrance hallway, two reception rooms and a fitted kitchen.

Below, you’ll find a useful basement with two cellar chambers, perfect for storage.

If you wander up the stairs to the top floor of this family home, you’ll find 3 excellent sized bedrooms and a four-piece bathroom suite.

Outside, there’s a landscaped rear garden that comes complete with a decking area, ideal for entertaining over the sunnier months.

Other benefits include gas central heating and Upvc double glazing.

Walk through Fred’s former home with our interactive tour below.

Fred Perry’s mark on Manchester

Although there’s a blue plaque proudly displayed at the front of Fred’s first home on Carrington Road, Stockport has numerous memorials to the former tennis champion.

One of his most famous memorials in Manchester is the well-known walking route, the Fred Perry Way.

In September 2002, the designated walking route was opened through the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport.

The 14-mile route spans from Woodford in the south to Reddish in the north.

Would you like to own a little piece of Fred Perry’s history?

Fred Perry’s former home is currently on the market with us for £175,000.

If you’d like to book a viewing on this property on Carrington Road, please call our team today on 0161 494 9595.

For more information on this house, please click here.

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