With the grass court tennis season in full swing, and Wimbledon just weeks away, the British will fall in love with tennis all over again and remember what fun it is.
In fact, you can guarantee that over the coming weeks tennis courts across the country will be filling up with people of all ages practicing their smashes and drop shots!
To celebrate this favourite summer passion we have put together a list of our favourite holiday cottages and apartments that have tennis courts and facilities either on site or near by. With this list, whether you are looking for some family fun or some serious tennis practice, you will be able to find some great short break or holiday accommodation which will enable you play to your heart’s content.
Of course if strawberries and cream while watching the professionals fight it out is more your style there are tournaments in coming weeks at Eastbourne, Nottingham and of course the big one, Wimbledon.
Check out our Wimbledon page to find out more about the Championship, the Museum and Tours.
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The weather might not be too wonderful at the second but as they say ‘duck and gardeners will be happy with all this rain’. Well the gardeners gain could well be ours in a few weeks time as many of the wonderful British gardens are in full bloom and open to the public for the summer.
Britain and Ireland are lucky to have a very diverse selection of gardens, with country, city and coastal locations enabling a tremendous variety of planting. So whether you are interesting in seeing some glorious colour flower beds or more interested in well planted grasses, ferns and shrubs you are sure to find a garden for you.
If you want to get out and visit a garden while on a short break or your holiday we have put together a list of over 450 gardens across the UK and Ireland for you to choose from. See Gardens to Visit
Visited a Garden recently?
If you have visited a Garden recently why not tell us about it – post a comment here – or why not put some pictures on to our Facebook page. We, and our other visitors, would love to know where you went, what is was like and any tips about visiting.
If you are a Garden Owner you can add your Garden to our listings for free, simply post the details here or on our Facebook page and we will add them for you.
If you are looking for something to do this summer with the family then why not go to one of the many County Shows, County Fairs and Agricultural Shows across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
There is no better way to learn about the British and Irish countryside and the rural way of life. A typical Show includes prize-winning live stock, pet shows, dog shows and every imaginable type of competition ranging from fruit and veg to arts and crafts. Every County Show, County Fair or Agricultural Show will have its own unique flavour determined by the countryside in which it is set.
You will find plenty to entertain you whether it’s roaming around the Show’s competition marquees, beer tents, parade and show rings or simply chilling out watching the World go by. Some of the bigger shows have star attractions so it is well worth checking out what’s happening where so you don’t miss anything.
To help you find a County Show to go and see we have compiled a list of some of the best known ones across the UK and Ireland, with the all important 2012 dates and contact/website details you need. See our 2012 County Show Calendar
Going to a County Show?
If you are going to a County Show why not tell us about it and send us a best picture. We would love to how you found the Show, what were the best bits, how was the parking, would you go again etc. If you want to share your County Show experience add it here on our blog or why not upload your comments and pictures to the Find Cottage Holidays Facebook page.
County Show Organisers
If you organise a County Show, County Fair or Agricultural Show and would like to add your event to our list or add more details to your listing then simply contact us by posting here or on our Facebook page.
Well the sun may be out and the temperatures soaring about that hasn’t stopped the weather forecasters predicting that the Easter holidays will be COLD and could include SNOW! It is certainly hard to believe in this warm spell but with just days to go before the Easter holidays the forecasts are not looking good.
Rather than be down hearted about uncertain weather, we have put together a selection of cosy cottages across the England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland so that you can still get away and have some fun, whatever the weather.
We have selected some great self catering cottages and apartments that are all family friendly AND have an open wood fire or wood burning stove. So whether you brave the elements during the day or just retreat indoors you can warm up in front of your own relaxing fire.
Search for Cosy Cottages this Easter
Of course availability this close to the Easter Break may be a challenge so for the most up to date availability please call 0844 847 1143.