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Get ready for a great summer of sport

22nd June 2015 Print

From prestigious horseracing to world-class golf, exciting cycling to edge-of-your-seat cricket, the 2015 British summer of sports is sure to get us all into the spirit of the game. 

Whether you’ve managed to get your hands on a pair of tickets or simply wish to visit the wonderful locations hosting the events to feel part of the action, self-catering specialist, Welcome Cottages, has hundreds of holiday homes for you to choose from.

Horse-Riding: July Festival (Newmarket), 9th – 11th July

Newmarket’s July meeting is one of the best-loved summer festivals in the British racing calendar, featuring top-class sport in a beautiful and timeless setting. Thatched-roofed buildings and tree-lined public areas, with open-air bars, make the July course a delightful summer venue with a garden party atmosphere.

Stay in: Four Winds Cottages - Chinook - Castle Hedingham, Essex
Property reference: W43379

In a rural location on the edge of the ancient village of Castle Hedingham, this detached, single-storey holiday home has far-reaching views over open countryside. The accommodation is well-presented and has the added benefit of a heated indoor swimming pool. There is also a large fully equipped barbecue area which can be hired and a games room with pool table and table tennis. Newmarket with its July Festival is a short drive away.

Price: £1,083 (£19.34 pppn*) for seven nights’ self-catered accommodation arriving 3rd July 2015. Sleeps eight in three bedrooms and three pets welcome. Pets stay free**.

Golf: Open Championship 2015, 12th – 19th July 2015

The Open Championship returns to St Andrews in July 2015 for the 29th time. Once again the world's greatest golfers will gather to battle for the famous Claret Jug over the Old Course where Tiger Woods was victorious in both 2000 and 2005.

Stay in: Edenbank - Guardbridge, nr. St Andrews, Scotland
Property Reference: 29256

Just four miles from St Andrews, on the edge of the village of Guardbridge, this detached holiday cottage has a wonderfully sociable, open-plan living area with patio doors opening onto the enclosed garden and views over the Eden Estuary from the first floor. Well-furnished and decorated, this is an ideal base from which to enjoy the pleasures of this great area with beaches, walking, cycling and riding locally plus an unrivalled choice of golf courses within 20 miles.

Price: £896 (£18.29 pppn*) for seven nights’ self-catered accommodation arriving 11th July 2015. Sleeps seven in four bedrooms.

Cricket: England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, 6th – 10th August 2015

England will take on Australia as they attempt to win the Investec Ashes Test series in 2015. Follow the excitement in person at Trent Bridge, one of the best cricket grounds in the world.

Stay in: Honeysuckle Cottage - Stragglethorpe, nr. Nottingham
Property reference: 30356

Located on a working farm and surrounded by fields, this semi-detached holiday cottage offers peaceful, well-appointed and comfortable accommodation for a relaxing break. The bustling city centre of Nottingham, with all its attractions and shops is just a short drive away. Cotgrave Country Park, which will host the match, is within walking distance with access via a footpath across the farm, and the water sports centre is also close by.

Price: £570 (£20.36 pppn*) for seven nights’ self-catered accommodation arriving 7th August 2015. Sleeps four in two bedrooms.

Cycling: The Aviva Tour of Britain 2015 – Stage One, Sunday 6th September, Beaumaris, Anglesey to Wrexham

The 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain will take the world's top riders and teams from the island of Anglesey, North Wales to London across eight stages from Sunday 6 to Sunday 13 September.

Visiting England, Scotland and Wales, the 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain will cover 1,451-kilometres across eight days of racing, including three stages over 200-kilometres and a summit finish in the northern Pennines at Hartside Fell, Cumbria.

Stay in: Pen Yr Allt - Llanfaelog, nr. Rhosneigr, Anglesey, Wales
Property reference: 30234

Excellently located for enjoying last of summer beach holidays and the course, this delightful 19th-century holiday cottage commands stunning views to Snowdonia and the Lleyn peninsula, as well as out to sea from its first floor light and airy open-plan living room. Within easy reach of fabulous long sandy beaches and the rolling sand dunes of the popular seaside resort Rhosneigr, a favourite destination for families and water sports enthusiasts, with a sailing club and a kite/windsurfing school. Beaumaris, where Stage One of the Tour of Britain starts is just a short drive away.

Price: £871 (£15.56 pppn*) for seven nights’ self-catered accommodation arriving 4th September 2015. Sleeps eight in four bedrooms and two pets welcome. Pets stay free**.