To sports fans around the world, July means one thing: Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. It symbolises not only the start of British summer time and the delicious onslaught of strawberries and cream, but a majestic, tweed-wearing sense of English tradition that has avid tennis fans glued to their TVs. If a bit courtside action isn’t enough to keep you satisfied this July, we’ve got the thing for you: cottages with tennis courts, of course! Available to book and perfect for your summer break, why watch the action, when you can get stuck in for yourself?
A charming single storey converted barn in the quiet pastures of Norfolk lies this, the Delightful Morston Cottage. With a large walled garden and patio area, this cottage urges you to make the best of the outdoors. It’s also home to a hard tennis court, available for those who like to play. Remember to bring your own rackets and balls, as they’re not provided! Book here.
Peacefully situated in a tiny hamlet in one of the loveliest corners of Devon, the Stunning South Huish Cottage is a converted Georgian barn with two attractive courtyards, an orchard and croquet lawn. Best of al? This property gives you access to heated swimming pools, games rooms, and that all important all-weather tennis court. And what better way to spend a day then an hour on the court, followed by an afternoon sunbathing on Thurlestone Sands, less than a mile away? Book here.
Forming part of a gorgeous Cotswold manor house dating back to the 16th century, the Gorgeous Pinkney Cottage is set in a peaceful position in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside. You’ll find find high ceilings, elegant bedrooms, charming en-suite bathrooms and a delightful mix of period touches and contemporary luxury. As well as a private garden, you can enjoy the tennis court on a sunny afternoon or maybe venture out to the quintessential market town of Tetbury, within a 10 minute drive. Book here.
Another Gloucestershire gem, the Cosy Tewkesbury Cottage is a detached Grade II listed building, believed to be in excess of 475 years old. It is situated in the heart of historic village, Twyning, with its attractive village green. Luckily, you don’t have to wander very far some tennis action, as you’ll find there is a children’s play area and all-weather tennis courts within 330 yards of the property. And 200 yards away you’ll find the pub, perfect for a post-match pint! Book here.
A delightfully romantic retreat, the Beautiful Carnon Downs Cottage is a compact (but no less lovely) luxury glamping spot in the beautiful Carnon Downs. There’s the log burning fire for those cosy nights in, and the on site indoor swimming pool, tennis court and fully equipped gym to keep you active during the day. And it’s pet friendly, so the pooch doesn’t need to get left behind!