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rental properties for wimbledon

With Wimbledon hitting our screens until this Sunday (14th July), budding tennis players may be looking for courts to hold their own tournaments this summer.

Whether you prefer to wake up early for doubles or try your hand at evening rallies, Sykes Holiday Cottages has served up a selection of accommodation for those with tennis fever.  

From a Grade II listed Georgian cottage on the outskirts of Llanfair to a three-story country house in Devon, there is a tennis court for everyone looking to channel their inner Emma Raducanu or Andy Murray.

To book a break with Sykes, visit, call 01244 617 683, or download the new Sykes Holiday Cottages app.  

3 The Drive – Dartmouth, Devon

Sleeps: 10

Price: Seven nights from £2,913


3 The Drive is a luxurious, detached holiday home nestled in the heart of Hillfield Village in Dartmouth.

This charming yet spacious property features an open-plan sitting and dining room, complete with a wood-burning stove and bi-folding glass doors to help guests make the most of the summer sun.

Guests can rewatch their favourite Wimbledon matches on the Smart TV or have their own game on the property’s all-weather tennis court. Alternatively, for a day out, guests can explore the South West coastal path or discover attractions such as Hingston Hill Stone Circle and Berry Head National Nature Reserve.

No 17 Bell Cottage – Camelford, Cornwall

Sleeps: Two

Price: Seven nights from £602


This quaint cottage is the perfect setting for a romantic retreat to Cornwall for fans of Wimbledon.

Guests can make the most of the onsite tennis court, which is free to use. After a day of rallies, couples can head back to 17 Bell Cottage and get comfortable on the plush furnishings next to the electric-flame effect fire.

During the summer, the enclosed patio in the garden in a great spot for morning coffee and pets are welcome to roam freely. Or, for those who want to brush up on local history, Tintagel Castle can be found nearby and has an array of impressive views.

Alston Hall – Battisborough Cross, Devon

Sleeps: 38

Price: Six nights from £6,405


Alston Hall is a remarkable three-story country house, located close to the village of Battisborough Cross.

Originally a rectory and then a hotel, the entrance hall, which doubles as a sitting room, has a wonderful feel of grandeur, with its oak paneling, stained glass, piano and wood burning stove.

With its former role as a hotel, the property has a variety of on-site activities to enjoy, including an indoor swimming pool, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, large tennis court, and three acres of lawns and gardens. 

Heatherbrae – Middleton-In-Teesdale, Northumberland

Sleeps: 24

Price: Seven nights from £4,233


Nestled within two and a half acres of greenery, Heatherbrae offers the perfect retreat for tennis enthusiasts.

The property boasts a private outdoor tennis court, providing a serene and scenic setting for a tournament. After a match, guests can unwind by watching the movie Wimbledon on one of the many TVs throughout the residence.

Heatherbrae is also situated near the charming town of Middleton-in-Teesdale, known for its picturesque landscapes and welcoming community. The town features a variety of shops, pubs, and restaurants, all set amidst stunning countryside.

Bwthyn Morse – Llanfair, Gwynedd

Sleeps: Four

Price: Seven nights from £772


Bwthyn Morse is a Grade II listed Georgian cottage nestled on the outskirts of Llanfair, a picturesque coastal village at the edge of Snowdonia National Park.

Situated within the grounds of the owners’ country estate, this quaint cottage offers guests access to a tennis court, perfect for refining their forehands and backhands during a leisurely stay.

After an invigorating day of tennis, guests can prepare a homecooked meal with fresh herbs from the owners’ garden or for those who prefer to dine out, the nearby village of Portmeirion boasts several eateries overlooking the pristine white sands of the Dwyryd Estuary.

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