As Wimbledon came to a close on the weekend and Murray fans bury their heads in their hands, we can safely say that all is not lost. For anyone looking to continue their tennis fixation and take to the courts, a cottage holiday in the UK with its own tennis court is the perfect break for you. Take a look at our five favourites.
Seashell Cottage nestles within the private landscaped grounds of Pendra Loweth holiday village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nearby National Maritime Museum, historic Pendennis Castle and Falmouth’s Harbour are well worth a visit, and within walking distance are the sandy beaches of Maenporth and Swanpool. Includes use of three shared tennis courts.
PRICE: £684 for seven nights self-catered accommodation arriving 14th July.Sleeps four. Pets welcome (£24.43pppn)
Bluebell Bank, Sheplegh Court, Dartmouth, Devon - Country Cottages Online
Sheplegh Court is a magnificent, historic country house, set in 22 acres of beautiful grounds nestling in the folds of a lovely valley with extensive gardens, woods, parkland and views across glorious South Devon countryside. It is now divided into luxury apartments with superb on-site facilities, including a heated outdoor swimming pool (end May–mid September), an all-weather tennis court, conservatory, small indoor heated plunge pool, sauna and snooker room with full-size table. Picnic and BBQ equipment available.
PRICE: from £500 to £1300 per week. Sleeps up to six people.
Partridge Cottage - Garstang, Lancashire - Country Cottages Online
Partridge Cottage is a fantastic middle terrace cottage situated in the Barnacre complex in the Forest of Bowland, conveniently placed for Blackpool and Lancaster and only a short distance from the Yorkshire dales and the Lake district. This beautiful stone-built cottage with stunning surroundings can sleep up to 6 people in its comfortable double and two twin bedrooms. It has a large lounge with wooden floors which is open to the dining and kitchen areas where you will find a slate gorgeous slate floor. The lounge boasts Sky TV as well as an open fire for cosy evenings in or if you decide to come on winter breaks. The cottage has two bathrooms, one upstairs and a shower room downstairs. Outside you will find a view of the tennis court to the front and an enclosed paved area at the rear.
PRICE: from £425 to £695 per week. Sleeps up to six people.
Monzievaird Lochside Estate - Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland - Country Cottages Online
Loch Monzievaird offers great accommodation in surroundings full of natural beauty and interest. The Lodges are private and well spread out, and all take advantage of differing elevated positions to enjoy the magnificent views over the loch. This area of Highland Perthshire abounds with wildlife and activities, and it is also a convenient centre from which to tour other parts of Scotland. On the north side of the loch, on what was known as the 'Dry Isle', are the remains of an old fortress called Castle Cluggy. About 80 yards to the west of the ruin is a small artificial island that served as a prison. The grounds in which the self-catering holiday lodges are located are part of a designed landscape, which began with the building of Ochtertyre House as the Murray family seat in Perthshire between 1784 and 1790. Some Lodges can accommodate up to eight people, others are smaller - some with saunas; all are fully equipped for a special holiday.
PRICE: from £295 to £995 per week. Sleeps up to eight people.
Peacefully tucked away, this charming 18th-century barn conversion offers comfortable open-plan accommodation. French doors from the cottage open into the enclosed walled terrace seating garden. Guests can enjoy shared use of the tennis court and natural woodland with pond. The cottage lies within an hour’s drive of the coastline, with excellent sandy beaches and walking paths.
PRICE: £648 for seven nights self-catered accommodation arriving 14th July. Sleeps five. (£18.51pppn)