Strutt & Parker’s James Laing is back in action with two unusual farms close to London.

Chasemore Farm at Cobham, Surrey, was a proper 329-acre working farm, but its location meant it could appeal to a Premier League footballer, said Mr Laing.

“As part of their contract, Chelsea players have to live within six miles of the club’s training ground at Cobham.

“This farm could appeal to a footballer with a love of the countryside and country sports who wants security and seclusion while still being close to London,” he said.

Whether the attractive five-bed farmhouse, which is included in the £4.5m price, will be flash enough for today’s bling-loving players remains to be seen. “There’s definitely nothing naff about it,” said Mr Laing.

BillingbearBillingbear Farm at Binfield, near Bracknell, Hertfordshire, would attract polo-mad buyers, despite coming with 611 acres of arable land and a £5.25m price tag, said Mr Laing.

“There is a two-acre footprint of buildings that could convert to a very large polo yard bearing in mind it’s close to the home of polo at Windsor.

“Polo is the new golf. If you’re rich enough it’s something you’ve got to be doing,” he added.