Summer wouldn’t be summer without our annual trip to Wimbledon, and with the UK enjoying the rare glow of basking in the reflected glory of a British champion (as well as the equally rare glow of a bit of English sunshine) here at Oliver’s Travels we thought we’d take a look at some of our luxury villas that are perfect for upping your game.

Whether you’re a more committed competitor or just play for a bit of friendly exercise, we’ve got plenty of luxury villas that include tennis courts in the grounds. Professional coaching can be arranged at many of our properties too (just get in touch with our Concierge team for availability and prices!), so there’s no excuse for not working on that killer backhand.

But there’s more to our holiday homes in Europe and the Caribbean than giving Nadal a run for his money – there are more sports and activities available than you can shake a racket at, as well as spas and treatments that can often be found on site! Any questions or enquiries? Just ask our Concierge team!

1. Chateau Quercy

Location: Midi-Pyrénées, France

Sleeps: 19

Price from: £50pppn

Suggestions: The village Castelsagrat, less than 1 km away from the Castle, has an impressive church with a historic altarpiece in Baroque style that you must see. Plan your trip around August and experience the spectacular show  “Au fil de l’eau….une histoire” performed by 450 actors in the nearest city Valenci d’Agen.

2. Villa Sempione

Location: Lake Maggiore, Italy

Sleeps: 8-10

Price from: £157pppn

Suggestions: This villa boasts its own helicopter, motor and sailing boats, perfect for exploring the beautiful lake from your own back garden! There is also a private 9-hole golf course. 

3. Villa Casanova

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain 

Sleeps: 6-10

Price from: £49pppn

Suggestions: The golden Burriana beach is only 3.5km away and provides a beautiful day out and fun for the whole family. The warm sea water is perfect for the whole family and allows everyone to have a relaxing day at the beach getting the perfect tan!

4. Chateau De Grazay

Location: Loire Valley, France

Sleeps: 14

Price from: £62pppn

Suggestions: If you’re into historical sightseeing, The Sainte-Chapelle situated in the small village of Champigny sur Veude is a must. Visit this village in August and experience the Foire de la Saint Louis which is the greatest town festival with music, markets, competitions and even fireworks at the end.

5. Amberstone Manor

Location: Devon, England

Sleeps: 24

Price from: £89pppn

Suggestions: Local activities include yoga, personal fitness sessions, massage, one on one art lessons, local fishing, clay shooting, biking, hiking and horse riding.

6. Chateau Duras

Location: Aquitaine, France

Sleeps: 11

Price from: £36pppn

Suggestions: You can enjoy some amazing wine tasting in this area, as the chateau is surrounded by excellent wineries and some gourmet food producers too. For families with kids, there are activities like kayaking on the Dordogne River or go-karting to keep kids and adults alike entertained!

7. Casa Selva

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Sleeps: 6-14

Price from: £67pppn

Suggestions: Take a walk down to one of the many wine cellars on the property and enjoy the opportunity to taste some excellent wines. Also, make the most of having Tuscany’s most important art cities are within short driving distances, as well as charming little villages where it is possible to find small restaurants with authentic local cuisine.

8. Old Queens Manor

Location: Cotswolds, England 

Sleeps: 10

Price from: £44pppn

Suggestions: The attractions of Bath are only an hour drive away. Bath is famous for its Roman baths that attract tourists from far and wide.

9. Chateau Gastebois

Location: Dordogne, France

Sleeps: 16

Price from: £36pppn

Suggestions: Arrange a balloon ride for an unforgettable experience and great view of the Dordogne Valley! If you want to do other sports next to tennis, there are activities like horse riding, canoeing, fishing and boat tours in the area.

10. Le Mas de Saint Paul

Location: Côte d’Azur, France

Sleeps: 14

Price from: £42pppn

Suggestions: Within just a five-minute drive from the villa you have access to amazing local experiences, such as a visit to the medieval artist-town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the world-renowned Foundation Maeght Museum and more than a few Michelin-star restaurants. Hire a car or explore the area by foot! 

If you’re looking for a perfect villa for a tennis holiday, don’t hesitate to contact our concierge team – they’ll help you take care of every last detail!

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