Game, set, match...Getaways inspired by Wimbledon from Pitchup.com!
Jun 3 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Play tennis close to the hometowns of Andy Murray and Fred Perry
England, Scotland, France: from £7.50pppn
While many of those watching Wimbledon - that most quintessential of British sporting events - are more concerned with the strawberries and cream than the speed of Andy Murray’s returns, for those inspired by Centre Court action to brush up their game, outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has a number of suggestions in the UK and France close to where the brightest tennis stars first fell in love with the game, and boasting great tennis courts close by, starting from only £7.50 per person per night.
Pitchup.com offers over 5,800 camping, glamping and caravan sites across the UK and Europe, many of which offer on-site tennis courts or are within easy reach of local courts and other fun activities.
So, ‘new balls please’: dust down that old tennis racquet, press those white shorts and release the inner Venus Williams or Roger Federer.
Loch Tay Highland Lodges - Perthshire, from £8.00pppn
Aberfeldy, Perthshire: Pitchup.com has availability in its wigwams at Loch Tay Highland Lodges this tennis season with prices starting from £40 per night based on five people sharing (£8.00pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Tennis hero Andy Murray hails from Perthshire, and this glamping site overlooking the central Highlands loch of Loch Tay is just an hour from where the sporting star grew up in Dunblane. Surrounded by mountains, rivers and woodland, and boasting plenty of sporting activities from canoeing and archery to tennis – this is an ideal location in which to practise a backhand, forehand or a spot of net play.
Guests can stay in the cosy wigwams which feature two large sleeping platforms, a TV, fridge, kettle and microwave. A brand new shower block sits adjacent to the wigwams too.
Domaine les Moulins – France, from £21.54pppn
Pays de la Loire, France: Pitchup.com has availability on its majestic tipis at Domaine les Moulins this Wimbledon season with prices starting from £215.42 for a two-night stay based on five people sharing (£21.54pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
France is home to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, ninth favourite to win Wimbledon this year. This luxury glampsite is the ideal place to spend a retreat in the French outdoors. This opulent five-hectare site is located on the island of Noirmoutier, at the edge of one of its most beautiful beaches. Sunbathe at the bar by the pool, relax in the spa and hammam, or enjoy one of the fabulous massages and treatments – perfect après tennis. The free unlimited Wi-Fi and room service also make this outdoor retreat that little bit special.
With their beautiful décor and clever use of space, the Majestic tipis offer a luxury stay in the great outdoors with first-class amenities and facilities. The tipis feature a double bedroom on a mezzanine floor and three single futon beds in the spacious living area. There’s also a fully-equipped kitchen including a Nespresso coffee machine and an ensuite bathroom.
Southern Bells – Surrey, from £30.00pppn
Lingfield, Surrey: Pitchup.com has availability on its fully-furnished bell tents at Southern Bells this summer with prices starting from £240 for a two-night stay based on four people sharing (£30.00pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Situated just 45 minutes from the world-renowned Wimbledon stadium, Southern Bells overlooks the stunning Surrey Hills and boasts an abundance of wildlife from foxes to buzzards. Guests can glamp out in the classy pre-erected bell tents complete with chandeliers, bunting, rugs, beds and other home essentials.
Moorlands Caravan Park – Lancashire, from £7.50pppn
Oldham, Lancashire: Pitchup.com has availability on its camping pods at Moorlands Caravan Park with prices starting from £60 for a two-night stay based on four people sharing (£7.50pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Just 18 miles from the hometown of tennis legend Fred Perry, this friendly site boasts uninterrupted views of the Pennine landscape and offers snug glamping options for a great outdoor getaway this tennis season. Guests can watch the sun go down over the sweeping moors from the deck of their comfortable glamping pod, where they can sleep soundly with no worries about the weather. Nearby, the area abounds with country pubs offering top notch grub and real ales, with the closest right on the doorstep in the village of Denshaw.
The pods are fitted with a heater, carpets, bedside light and window blind. There is room for three adults, or two adults and two children. Game, set and match!
For more information visit www.pitchup.com.
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Notes to editors:
All prices correct at time of writing.
Notes to editors:
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