Property: Three To View - Sporting Chances

FIFTEEN MINUTES' walk from Twickenham rugby ground, this double- fronted period cottage in Orleans Road could comfortably accommodate a family of fans for a cosy scrum. A third of a mile from Thames and St Margarets mainline station, it has a 13ft sitting-room, fitted kitchen and a dining area with conservatory ceiling. There's another sitting room, a study in the basement and two upstairs bedrooms with bathroom and shower room. The garden is on the roof. Price pounds 259,950, details from Gascoigne- Pees at 0181 892 8144.

YOU CAN actually see into the Gunners' ground from an upstairs bedroom of this six- bedroom Victorian house in Highbury Hill. But the view is restricted to one end of the Arsenal pitch. The four-storey house has three reception rooms, marble fireplaces with cast-iron grates, stained glass windows and a splendid rolltop bath with claw feet. It's for sale at pounds 495,000, details from Copping Joyce at 0207 359 9777.

IT'S A quick gallop from this Grade II listed cottage to the racecourse at Epsom, or two and a half miles by petrol-driven horsepower. The weather- boarded semi, 200 yards from the High Street, has been improved, decorated in bold, contemporary colours and had a new white bathroom suite installed.

There are separate sitting and dining rooms, kitchen with a butler sink and wooden flooring and two upstairs bedrooms, all with sash windows. For sale at pounds 125,000, details from Gascoigne-Pees 01372 743911.