Scenic hotel tennis courts to get you in the mood for Wimbledon
With the All England Club’s iconic Championships now underway, will you be inspired to dust off your racket?
Second only to a New Year's resolution, the advent of the Wimbledon tennis championships is perhaps the greatest yearly motivator for Brits looking to increase their fitness and pick up a new hobby.
So, if watching Raducanu and Murray gets you in the mood to have your old racket re-strung, here's a look at some of the more picturesque spots in which to play a game, set or match.
Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Glenapp Castle is a 21-bedroom luxurious Relais & Chateaux hotel tucked away on the breath-taking Ayrshire coast, Scotland. Guests can find themselves getting lost within the castle’s 110 acres of private estate and local woodland or escaping to the majestic Scottish countryside for long romantic walks and beautiful views of Ailsa Craig and Northern Ireland.
In addition to its stunning location, the Castle is renowned for offering an abundance of 65 and more indoor and outdoor activities, as well as several new activities added this year including: axe throwing, canoeing, coasteering, kayaking, yoga, forest bathing and a digital detox day – there truly is something for everyone. With such stunning surrounding scenery, guests can enjoy a spot of tennis during their stay. Explore the surrounding grounds and estate and check out the fabulous playing courts.
Villa Bellevue, Côte d'Azur
Set in a quiet location with spectacular views extending to the gulf of St Tropez, the luxury villa to rent is situated just 15 kms from St Tropez harbour. The nearest beach is 10 kms away, while the famous Club 55 restaurant at Pampelonne Beach is 18 kms. The holiday villa sits within beautiful grounds of around 3 hectares, with flowering plants, and trees, including chestnut, olive and lemon trees. The accommodation is in both a main house, and a guest house by the swimming pool.
The entrance to the luxury villa rental opens to a large and beautifully furnished living room, a dining room, and a spacious well equipped kitchen. There is also a conservatory, furnished with comfortable sofas, and opening to the terrace, which has seating and a dining area. The large garden at the luxury holiday villa rental has a swimming pool, a beautiful tennis court and a boules court. The guest house comprises 3 independent studios by the swimming pool, with a private outdoor terrace to the front. There is also a barbecue and an electric car charging point.
Villa Paralia, Porto Heli, Greece
This contemporary luxury villa to rent in the Peloponnese has an unbeatable location on a verdant peninsular which offers guests plenty of space, privacy and direct access to a pretty beach. The luxury Greek villa to rent is just 20 minutes’ drive from Porto Heli and around 2 and a half hours from Athens airport. This is an excellent luxury villa rental for those looking for a secluded beach holiday. This luxury villa to rent near Porto Heli has a sleek, contemporary design both inside and outside. The hugely spacious interiors open up to the outside through large floor to ceiling sliding glass panels.
Accommodating up to 14 guests in 7 bedroom suites, this luxury villa to rent on the Peloponnese is large enough for all the guests to relax and enjoy their holiday. To maximize privacy, the villa includes two independent guest houses, each with a double bedroom and access to the terrace. The villa is surrounded by manicured gardens and well-appointed terraces that offer ample space for soaking up the sun and beautiful scenery. The luxury Greek villa rental near Porto Heli also has a tennis court and large salt-water pool with stunning sea views. Daily cleaning and live-in staff included.
Temple Guiting Manor, The Cotswolds
Situated in the centre of the pretty village of Temple Guiting, the Temple Guiting Manor luxury house to rent in the Cotswolds has been privately owned since the 15th Century. Steeped in history, it is quoted by the celebrated British architectural historian and author, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, as ‘one of the finest, if not the very best of the small Cotswold Tudor Houses’. The property offers all the modern comforts and amenities for a relaxing holiday. Outdoor facilities at the luxury rental property in Gloucestershire include an all-weather astro-turf tennis court, a children's adventure playground, a hot tub, a Weber charcoal barbecue, and a private lake (gated).
The property also offers table tennis, table football, a secret cinema with XBox, and a full sound system. Beautifully decorated and furnished, there are also plenty of home comforts, including luxury bed linen, towels and robes, and bathroom amenities. The large walled gardens overlook the River Windrush, the gentle rolling fields and the Manor’s small lake. The property owns a shop and café, just a 2 minute walk away in the village, where guests can enjoy coffee, or a meal, as well as a range of beautiful products, including homewares, gifts and wine. Extra services offered at the luxury property to rent in the Cotswolds, include catering, and cots and highchairs, if required. For 2022 the Manor will also have use of a private lake with rowing boats, SUP boards and a jetty with steps for natural swimming.