Do you know that if Andy Murray wins Wimbledon this year he will be the first player from the UK to do so since Fred Perry in 1936? While this may not fill us with confidence it does suggest that we might need a little more practice if we’re going to see more Brits lift the trophy in the next few years.
With that in mind we’ve decided to showcase some of our featured properties with private tennis courts. So, even if Murray doesn’t make it to the final, he could still get a game on in July (pending availability!).
Please click on the property refs to see the listings on cottages4you. Feel free to list your tips for Wimbledon in the comments section below too!
Coach House in Loddiswell, nr. Kingsbridge, S. Devon.
Sunny, spacious, ground floor holiday property with arched windows and a delightful, enclosed, south-facing cottage garden with far-reaching views over the open countryside. The property enjoys a tranquil and beautiful setting on the private estate of Woolston House, a fine Georgian country residence approached by a long estate drive bordered by mature garden. There is shared use of a large outdoor heated swimming pool and en-tout-cas tennis court.
Worton Park Cottages – The Old Rectory in Worton, Cassington, Witney, Oxon
The Old Rectory, a detached listed building, and Corner Cottage, an idyllic Cotswolds detached stone property are situated at Worton, a hamlet between the villages of Cassington and Yarnton, both mentioned in the Domesday Book. Owned by Christchurch College, Oxford until 1774, the Old Rectory and its surroundings are of great historical interest. The holiday properties are at the end of a quiet lane with ample parking at the front and a large private garden to the rear (use of tennis court by arrangement with owner).
Rosecraddoc Manor – Gibson in Liskeard
Rosecraddoc Manor features a variety of properties surrounding the historic Manor House to cater for all tastes whether classic, modern, cosy or cottage style is what you are looking for. The manor was built in the 1820s on the site of a much older house mentioned in the Domesday Book. It is Grade II listed, along with two bridges in the grounds, and has now been converted into these attractive apartments and villas, making a perfect base for your Cornish holiday. Free all-weather tennis court and coarse fishing all year.
South Wing in Hunmanby, Filey, N. Yorkshire
This magnificent south-facing Grade II* listed home dates back to the early 17th century and is full of fabulous original features including a magnificent oak-panelled dining room and hand-carved 17th-century fireplace. Most recently home to an independent girls school, this the principal wing housed the headmistress’ study and staffrooms. It sits in nearly 2 acres of beautiful gardens bordering a 9-hole golf course, gym, tennis courts and additional communal gardens and woodland walks. A little path through the garden leads to Hunmanby, a thriving village with several pubs, restaurants, a bakery, deli and supermarket.
Lake Cottage in Ivy Court Cottages, Llys-y-Fran
These beautiful cottages have been tastefully renovated from a traditional Welsh barn and are set in the heart of Pembrokeshire alongside the Llys-y-Fran Country Park and reservoir. There are plenty of facilities available for guests free of charge, including croquet and badminton, a heated covered swimming pool, all-weather tennis court and a children’s play garden. There is good fishing as the lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout throughout the season. Also the Country Park which is less than a minutes’ walks has a 200 acre reservoir and an impressive 100ft dam, the largest game fishing in west Wales.