Wimbledon worthy properties
It’s that time of year again – strawberries and cream, a glass of Pimm’s, and the distant sound of “deuce” that has everyone on the edge of their seat. Wimbledon is most certainly back, and Centre Court is celebrating a remarkable year; 2022 marks the centenary of the unparalleled cathedral of sport.
If Djokovic, Raducanu and Murray are inspiring you to pick up a racquet this year, we have brought the Centre Court to the Cotswolds and compiled a list of some of our favourite holiday cottages which offer access to a tennis court for your own private Wimbledon.
The Granary is set on the beautiful landscape of Aylworth Manor, a centuries-old manor house that has been carefully restored by the current owners. Guests of the Granary have access to the grounds, and in the far corner of the garden is an all-weather tennis court. Guests are welcome to enjoy a game of tennis, and don’t worry if your serve doesn’t go to plan – the court is perfectly concealed behind a thick screen of climbers.
You can enjoy tennis of all kinds here at Cotswold Water Park – from table tennis to professional tennis. In the breakfast area of Mayfly Lodge, you will find all sorts of outdoor sports equipment for you. Cotswold Water Park offers a range of outdoor activities for all ages, including three tennis courts, one of them being floodlit. If you’re after an adrenaline adventure, look no further than Mayfly Lodge.
Stable Cottage is a great property for lovers of the outdoors, with brilliant walking routes available from the front door. One of our favourites can take you up the Painswick Beacon for views of the Brecon Beacons and Malvern Hills. While guests have use of a private garden, there is also an all-weather tennis court in the owners’ beautiful garden which is made available for visitor use.
Kington Grange is a rural estate that offers various holiday rental options – from a family-friendly Barn to a romantic Loft just for two. However, both offer guests the use of the tennis court. Basic racquets and balls can be provided upon request; however, the owners have said that experts should perhaps bring their own! With a large lawn beside the tennis court, spectators can relax and keep score for you.