Smashing Cottage Stays For Tennis Lovers During Wimbledon
In anticipation of Wimbledon fortnight (2-15 July), Premier Cottages highlights the holiday houses that provide the perfect match for tennis lovers
Tennis lovers seeking less traditional accommodation will love Beacon Hill’s Ryegrass, a luxurious Shepherd's Hut, which serves 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 arriving on 4th July costs £270. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01670 780900)
For those keen to perfect their groundstrokes away from prying eyes, Hop Pickers Barn’s private tennis court in a glorious rural setting is the ideal place to do so. 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 five night stay for five arriving 1st July costs £682 and a two-night break arriving 4th July costs £290 (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 enjoy matches both on the all-weather tennis court and from the comfort of the sofa. 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 six guests arriving 2nd July in Constable is £1113 (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? A haven of relaxation, guests staying here can split their time between volleying on the all-weather tennis court and relaxing in the indoor heated pool, spa bath and sauna. Children will enjoy exploring the farm with play areas, a trampoline and football pitch on site.
A week’s stay in Old Oak Cottage’s Beaver for six guests arriving 7 July costs £1130, or a three-night break in Wren, which sleeps two, costs £310 and a week £470 both arriving 6th July.(www.premiercottages.co.uk,01845 501258).
Alternatively, families 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 Kittiwake Cottage arriving 7th July costs £1355. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01288 352940)
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About Premier Cottages
Premier Cottages was established in 1999 and now represents almost 1,000 cottages in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands. It is not a bookings agency but an organisation of independent self-catering holiday cottage owners who work together to promote their luxury four and five-star holiday accommodation.
Properties featured by Premier Cottages range from small romantic boltholes to opulent large party houses, country estates and even a tree house. Guests book direct with the owner and therefore benefit from a whole reservoir of local knowledge. The company prides itself on selling a holiday rather than just a cottage. Also, as most of the owners live on site they are there to help when needed and also to provide information on local events, restaurants and attractions.