Wimbledon 2016 is nearly here and East Anglia’s leading holiday lettings agencies have served up an ACE selection of properties with tennis courts you’ll love!
Here’s a selection of holiday homes worth making a racket over this summer……Balls please!
Best for couples
The Cart Lodge, Brettenham, Suffolk, Sleeps 2 in 1 bedrooms, Price from £358 per week
Tucked away in the heart of the Suffolk countryside is a beautifully restored, traditional property which boasts not just a tennis court but an outdoor swimming pool. More refreshing than a glass of Robinson’s. How to book: Suffolk Secrets www.suffolk-secrets.co.uk T. 01502 722717
The Garden House, Lound, Suffolk / Norfolk border, Sleeps 2, Price from £470 per week
Formerly a garden centre seed house and sitting in the grounds of Lound Manor, this new listing has been completely transformed into a luxurious bolthole where guests can play tennis, enjoy the sauna and swimming pool, too. On the border of Suffolk and Norfolk, when not on the court, go boating on the Broads or down the river Waveney. Southwold just a twenty-minute drive away. How to book: Suffolk Secrets www.suffolk-secrets.co.uk T.01502 722717
Best for families
Walnut Barn, Gunthorpe, North Norfolk, Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, Price from £950 per week
A taste of Provence in North Norfolk (think exposed beams, mature gardens, lavender beds), this barn conversion is set in phenomenally picturesque 3 acre grounds of the 17th century White Horse Farm. A grassed tennis court is centre stage, although there’s a kitchen garden from which the host will create sumptuous, post-match meals. Larger groups can book any of the other three barns on site, although all feel as though they have their own private space. The North Norfolk coast is a 20 minute drive away. How to book: Norfolk Hideaways www.norfolkhideaways.co.uk T. 01485 211022
West Barn Cottages, Knodishall, nr. Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 dog allowed
Price from £575 per week
One of two just-restored traditional barns, West Barn Cottage has been well thought-out providing a large open plan kitchen and living area on the ground floor all decorated to the highest standard, including a fully equipped kitchen and cosy woodburner. When not playing tennis on the hard-court, well-maintained court, there’s a private patio area and large grounds for garden games. Larger groups can book the adjacent East Barn Cottage for parties of up to twelve guests. The beaches of Thorpeness and Alderburgh are just 2 and 3 miles away respectively. How to book: Suffolk Secrets www.suffolk-secrets.co.uk T. 01502 722717
Best for large groups
The Old Rectory, Stanfield, North Norfolk, Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Price from £1,195 per week
A private hard tennis court and games room means entertainment on tap at this stunning Georgian residence, set as it is in 4 acres of mature gardens with orchard. Large farmhouse kitchen, formal dining room, beautiful décor and four bathrooms make for an ideal large group / family retreat. Wells-next-the-Sea just 20 minutes away. How to book: Norfolk Hideaways www.norfolkhideaways.co.uk T. 01485 211 022