Time for Tennis with Wolsey Lodges
03 July 2019
While Wimbledon's on tennis grips the nation, and many dream of breaking out their racquets and playing a game or two themselves. Not on some rented court, with better players on every side, grudgingly returning balls that go astray. What you want is your own court, in a country-house setting, where you can get together a group of friends and set up a private tennis party, with Pimms on tap.
What you need is a Wolsey Lodge. Several Wolsey Lodges have tennis courts, with enough rooms to accommodate groups of friends or family. Plan yourself a classic country-house tennis break: do it now.
Aylworth Manor - Cotswolds
Just a few miles out of Cheltenham Aylworth Manor is set in glorious rural seclusion, with a tennis court - pictured above - beautifully nestling in the gardens amongst spring-fed ponds and plenty of ducks. Though very much a working farm, with chickens, sheep and horses, the welcome here is relaxed and sophisticated, the perfect place for extended rallies, and with on-site beauty treatments available for those not playing. There's also the choice of self-catering or B&B accommodation to cater for larger parties.
Glebe House - East Devon
The far reaching view over the Coly Valley is just one excellent reason to visit this Georgian property near Colyton in Devon. Another reason to visit Glebe House centres on the leisure facilities, which include a tennis court and an outdoor heated swimming pool. The towns of Beer and Branscombe are close by, with their traditions of fishing and smuggling, and it's a short drive into Honiton, known for its antique markets.