Wimbledon Inspired Cottage Escapes
With Wimbledon about to start, Premier Cottages highlights some smashing holiday houses that are the perfect match for tennis lovers.
No need to bring tennis racquets or baby gear to Gladwin’s Farm as it provides both and even offers CRB checked baby-sitting, so tennis mad mums and dads can compete on the all-weather tennis courts confident their little ones are safe. Later they can unwind with a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool or a drink in the hot tub. There are ten properties to choose from here. A seven-night July stay for four guests in Gladwin Farm’s Lavenham starts from £1400 and a week’s stay in Dedham for four guests in July starts from £1000, other cottages are available. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01206 262261)
Beacon Hill’s luxurious Shepherd Hut Hideaways serve up glamping at its finest with WIFI, Bose Bluetooth speaker, a luxurious 5 foot bed and SmartTV. Drop shots and backhands can be tested on the south facing green en-tout-cas tennis court (coaching is available for £25 an hour) 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 summer costs from £298. (www.premiercottages.co.uk,07802517121)
Those wanting to perfect their groundstrokes in a peaceful setting will love Hop Pickers Rural Retreats 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 match in the fabulous outdoor heated swimming pool or keep up the competition in the superb onsite games room. A week’s stay for four in Hop Pickers Cabin arriving 2 July costs £1440.(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01886 833668)
Groups can host their own Grand Slam in the beautiful gardens of Broomhill Manor, one of Cornwall’s most attractive Georgian manor houses, with 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 with horses for all abilities and a child’s soft play barn and games room. A week’s break for six in Broomhill’s Heron Cottage in July costs from £1725 and a week in Broomhill’s Kittiwake for six in July costs from £1160. Further cottages are also available in July and August. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01288 352940)