SMASHING COTTAGE STAYS FOR TENNIS LOVERS INSPIRED BY WIMBLEDON
With Wimbledon in full swing, Premier Cottages highlights holiday houses that are the perfect match for tennis lovers.
Tennis fans seeking less traditional accommodation will love Beacon Hill’s hideaways, luxurious Shepherd Huts, which serve up glamping at its finest with WIFI, Bose Bluetooth speaker a luxurious 5’ bed and SmartTV. Drop shots and backhands can be tested on the south facing green en-tout-cas tennis court before relaxing in Beacon Hill’s spa with indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. A two-night stay for two in Beacon Hill’s Foxtail this August costs £350. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01670 780900)
Those wanting to perfect their groundstrokes away from prying eyes will love Hop Pickers Barn’s rural private tennis court. This dog-friendly property is just six miles from The Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and close to a choice of National Trust properties. Guests can cool off after a game in the fabulous outdoor heated swimming pool. A four night stay for five arriving 20th or 27th September costs £595.(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01886 833668)
No need to bring tennis racquets or baby gear at Gladwin’s Farm as it provides both and even offers baby-sitting, so tennis mad Mums and Dads can compete on the all-weather tennis court. They can also unwind with a dip in the heated swimming pool or a drink in the private hot tub. A four-night stay for four guests arriving 5th July in Gladwin Farm’s Hadleigh is £550, a week’s stay in Melford for two adults plus toddler arriving 16th or 23rd July or 6th August is £990 and a seven night stay for four in Lavenham arriving 24th September is £900.(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01206 262261)
If space is the name of the game, then how about Old Oak Cottages set in 400 acres of natural beauty on a charming farm in North Yorkshire? Guests can split their time between volleying on the all-weather tennis court and relaxing in the indoor heated pool, spa bath and sauna. Children can explore the farm with its play areas, a trampoline and football pitch. A week’s stay in Old Oak Cottage’s Owl for four guests arriving 16th October costs £936, or a week’s stay in Mouse which sleeps two arriving 8th October is £462 and a three-night break is £340.(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01845 501258).
Alternatively, groups can host their own Grand Slam in the beautiful gardens of Broomhill Manor, one of Cornwall’s most attractive Georgian manor houses, made up of 17 cottages and one apartment. Featuring an excellent outdoor hard court and plenty of tennis equipment, the property is also just a short walk from a choice of sandy beaches. Plus, there are heated indoor and outdoor pools, stables and a child’s soft play barn. A week’s break for six in Broomhill’s Heron Cottage arriving 4th September costs £1450 and a three-night weekend break in Kittiwake for six arriving 25th September costs £683. Further cottages are also available. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01288 352940)
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