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Strawberries and Pimms under an umbrella… it must be Wimbledon!

Obviously, here at Mulberry Cottages, we love most things about Great Britian-prepared to put up with the, shall we say, changeable weather in return for the eccentricity, the history, the beauty and the people that make up this fair Isle. And there is a little something beginning today at 11.30 which can only be called the most British of events… the 127th annual Wimbledon Tournament!

oooooh, I can smell the stawberries already!

With Murray gearing up to represent team GB on Tuesday, our thoughts turn to the 3 British hopefuls looking to make their mark on international tennis today. Oliver Golding starts on Court 2, Wild Card Josh Goodall (GB number 4, world number 220) starts on Court 3 and Wild Card Naomi Broady begins her campaign on Court 16. With so much to see and do at Wimbledon, its not suprising that people make the trip from all over the UK and beyond, but with the queues being legendary-some of your may  prefer to watch the action from the comfort of a luxurious country cottage or even to brush up on your back hand on your own tennis court… let Mulberry Cottages help with a selection of gorgeous cottages complete with tennis courts to enjoy.

Yeah we could all be as good as Mr Murray... all we need is a bit of practice!

First up we have the gorgeous Glen Hill, our new property in the historic town of Walmer and looking out onto Walmer Castle; which boasts a lawn tennis court as well as 2 acres of mature gardens, a grand dining area perfect for a post match meal and ample space to explore and relax. Glen Hill sleeps 10 and is available from just £30 per person per night.

The stunning facade of Glen Hill, Walmer


For a cottage perfect for doubles, why not try Cherry Cottage in Doddington, close to Canterbury and with use of a fully equipped tennis court as well as a swimming pool and set in the heart of gorgeous countryside- Cherry Cottage sleeps 2 + 2 and is available from just £10.50 per person per night.

Work up an appetite for dinner on this tennis court for use at Cherry Cottage


If you fancy combining a celebration or get together with spot of tennis, then try Willow Lodge in Ruckinge- a large holiday cottage with a tennis court, manicured gardens and spacious rooms to accomodate all your family as well as a full size tennis court to channel your inner Laura Robson or Andy Murray and a gorgeous decking area and airy dining area to enjoy a post match tipple! Willow Lodge sleeps 9 + 3 and starts from £20 per person per night.

Fall in 'LOVE' with this secluded country cottage at Ruckinge, Kent


So now there is really no excuse not to turn your hand at a backhand or perfect your serve on holiday during the summer of 2012!

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