Oxfordshire tennis star Tim Henman has bought a five-bedroom Georgian mansion near Didcot worth nearly £2m.

The British number one, who lives in Weston-on-the-Green, near Bicester, secured the purchase of the house in Aston Tirrold this week.

The house, called Filberts, is believed to date back to about 1625.

It was owned by Viscount Marchwood, chairman of famous champagne and Cognac company Moet Hennessy UK Limited.

Filberts is on the edge of the south Oxfordshire village four-and-a-half miles from Didcot.

Mr Henman's new home -- which includes a tennis court -- comes with three acres of grounds, ensuring him privacy.

It also has a swimming pool and a separate, two-bedroom cottage.

Patrick Bailey, head of estate agents Strutt and Parker's country houses department, said the house had sold at auction for more than the £1.7m guide price.