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Top 10 holiday homes with tennis courts

30th June 2012 Print
Property 59597 in Spain

As all eyes turn to Wimbledon, why not plan a tennis break where you can enjoy your very own private ‘centre court’? On, the UK holiday rentals website, there are thousands of high-end holiday homes with private tennis courts. So for fans who enjoy keeping active on holiday too, the site has selected ten of the most impressive properties with tennis facilities in Europe and beyond. There’s plenty to entertain non-players too, with homes set in stunning locations and offering swimming pools, games rooms, landscaped gardens and more.

Indulge in luxury beach living at a modern villa in Saint-Tropez, or step back in time at a beautiful Victorian mansion with tennis court that was once used by Fred Perry in the UK. Alternate between a game of tennis and a dip in the pool at a stone villa in Croatia, or enjoy tranquillity and home-baked pizza at a stylishly converted barn in Italy. For a more exotic experience, head off to Bali or the Caribbean and relax at an oceanfront villa with private tennis court, or a luxury villa with staff on a private estate.

High-end villa close to Saint-Tropez with private tennis court
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £7,904 per week
This attractive renovated property is situated a short drive from Pampelonne beach and the centre of Saint-Tropez. Surrounded by a magnificent landscaped garden, including a brand new tennis court, the villa enjoys beautiful views over the countryside stretching down to the sea. Built on one level, the house comprises five bedrooms with bathrooms, an open-plan living area including a fully equipped modern kitchen and a living room and dining room opening onto a large terrace facing the swimming pool area. The bright interiors are tastefully decorated with contemporary furniture and offer quality appointments.

A beautiful Victorian mansion set in 10 acres in the Cotswolds
12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30. From £7,500 per week
This lovely manor house has everything you need: a heated outdoor pool, tennis court (where Fred Perry once played), sauna, stunning gardens and a wonderful mixture of fascinating Victorian architectural details and modern luxury. The stately front door, reminiscent of a bygone era, hints at the famous visitors that the house has already entertained including Queen Mary and Winston Churchill. The property features a stylish bespoke kitchen with al fresco dining area, a stunning drawing room, a main hall with open fire and a private cinema and play room.

Historic villa near Sitges and Barcelona
9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20. From £5,162 per week
Built in 1890 this historic villa and its grounds have been restored to their original glory but with all modern comforts. The villa is surrounded by two hectares of established gardens with a wide variety of plants and trees, a large and private swimming pool, a tennis court, an ornate fish pond, a children’s park and a large BBQ area. The high wall surrounding the property offers complete privacy and there are changing rooms and showers by the pool. The main villa is set on three floors (there is a lift as well as the ornate staircase) with nine distinctive bedrooms, a music room, a bar/salon, games room, dining room and a large fully equipped kitchen.

Imposing stone villa sea views and private tennis court, near Dubrovnik
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15. From £4,630 per week
Villa Stolovi is an imposing stone villa situated on a hill in a lovely southern Croatian region. Luxuriously decorated in an elegant antique style, the villa contains five luxurious rooms with bathrooms, a large living room with kitchen and dining room and an outdoor summer kitchen with fireplace and wine cellar. There is also a swimming pool with amazing sea views and a private tennis court.

Beautiful villa with large pool, Jacuzzi and private beach in Jamaica
7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18. From £3,822 per week
A fabulous villa situated on the Mammee Bay private estate with seven en-suite bedrooms, private balconies, wireless internet access, tennis court and a large private pool with Jacuzzi. The villa comes with a manager, a cook, two other house staff and two security staff. The property is only minutes from the town of Ocho Rios with its many craft markets, boutiques, duty free shops, restaurant, bars and vibrant night live.

Stylishly converted barn with Astro turf tennis court, Lucca
8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16. From £3,500 per week
The villa is a stylishly converted barn retaining all its original features of terra cotta tiles and chestnut beams. Set in the hills, surrounded by gardens, woodland and olive trees, the property has a fully functional pizza oven, an all weather tennis court, table tennis and a fabulous large swimming pool. All bedrooms have French windows opening onto the garden and there’s also a large sitting room with open fireplace.

Oceanfront luxury villas with tennis court
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. From £2,222 per week
The resort has two villas, Joglo and Yoga Bale, which can be rented together or separately. The resort has a pool, spa, tennis court and great grounds with 110 palm trees. Villa Joglo is a combination of an antique teak house from Java with contemporary architectural elements. The elegant open design plan where you can enjoy the antique carving of the walls, and the conveniences of a contemporary home well suited to the beachfront location. Villa Yoga Bale has two bedrooms and a living area designed so it can serve as a small performance space and yoga pavilion. Its architecture blends elements of the traditional and the modern, combining Javanese woodwork and Balinese thatching with Western amenities to create a comfortable, natural flow.

Private villa set in a spectacular seafront location in Algarve
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12. From £2,000 per week
One of the finest villas in the Eastern Algarve, the property is set in its own grounds within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. It is very well equipped with pool heating, air conditioning throughout and a private all-weather tennis court. The beach is about 15 minutes' walk and restaurants are also within easy walking distance. There is a games room with full-size pool table and table tennis, as well as many family games including Boules, backgammon and chess. To the rear and west side of the villa there is a vineyard and there are also two dining terraces, one with barbecue and another one with wood burning oven.

Exclusive property on one acre of designer gardens, County Wicklow
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12. From £1,936 per week
Situated on a small private lane, the property is hidden behind electric gates which open to reveal a very substantial house with fully landscaped gardens and a private tennis court. The stunning entrance hallway features curved walls and polished limestone flooring, and leads to the spacious reception rooms. The main reception room and open plan kitchen and dining area are at the heart of the house, with uninterrupted garden views. The house has five double bedrooms with French doors leading to the private, landscaped grounds.

A beautiful villa with pool, tennis court, Jacuzzi and superb sea views in Santorini
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7. £1,585 per week
The Cape House Villa is a superb property, built in the traditional Santorini style, featuring two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fully furnished lounge and dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The villa is air conditioned and has a fireplace. Outside areas offer many options: tennis court, swimming pool, outdoor lounge, pool terrace, large open areas and a Jacuzzi. The villa has amazing views, you can see the sea on both sides of the island.

Prices quoted are per property per week and were correct at the time of going to press. Properties are arranged in order of price, from highest to lowest.

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