With Wimbledon right around the corner, it’s that time for the tennis lovers among us to dust off the racket and get back out onto the courts; and where better to have a game than on a relaxing dog-friendly getaway?
From Andy Murray’s very own hotel to beautiful coastal and country spa retreats with immaculate lawn courts, we’ve served up a collection of the UK’s best dog-friendly hotels with tennis courts. So, fetch your rackets and your whites, and get ready for a grand slam stay at one of our fabulous doggy destinations.
Situated within Thomas Hardy’s charming village of Evershot in Dorset, this delightful dog-friendly hotel is the quintessential country house escape. Offering supremely luxurious, five-star accommodation, fine dining and a breathtaking countryside setting, Summer Lodge is a truly special doggy destination. Surrounded by stunning countryside, and just a 25-minute drive from the Jurassic Coast, there’s ample walking opportunities and so much for you and your four-legged friend to explore. Within the 4 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, you’ll find an indoor pool, spa and beauty treatments, a gym, bicycles, a croquet lawn, and an all-weather tennis court.
Set on the edge of the chic seaside town Salcombe in Devon, Soar Mill Cove is a fabulous coastal hotel that offers lovely warm, welcoming dog-friendly hospitality in a wonderfully picturesque setting. Overlooking the most magnificent seascape, this delightful seaside hotel is the perfect place for a dog-friendly getaway with friends, family and Fido.
Part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and just a pebble’s throw away from lovely dog-friendly beaches and scenic coastal paths, there’s plenty for your curious canine to sniff out. The hotel also has a heated pool, a first-class spa offering excellent treatments, and a lawn tennis court for those bringing their rackets. Court type: Outdoor lawn (summer)
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Perched on the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula, the lovely Polurrian on the Lizard hotel is the ideal destination for those looking for a relaxing dog-friendly getaway by the sea. Choose to stay in a stunning sea view room or a luxury private villa, both of which are super dog-friendly.
Only a short stroll from some of Cornwall’s finest sandy beaches, it’s a coastal canine’s paradise – with magnificent beach walks right from the doorstep and 12-acres of amazing cliff-top grounds to explore. As well as exquisite dining with spectacular sea views, the hotel boasts a health club, with its very own swimming pools, spa, gym and tennis court. Court type: Outdoor hardcourt (all season)
Nestled on the shores of the gorgeous Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District, Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa offers excellent dog-friendly hospitality in one of the most beautiful lakeside settings. Boasting stunning views over the Skiddaw mountains and Lake District fells, it’s an absolute dream destination for a dog-friendly getaway.
The hotel also sits in a private estate, within 400 acres of deer park and woodland, so your hound will be spoilt for choice when it comes to walkies and exploring the surrounding area. On-site, there’s a fabulous restaurant where you can dine with your dog, a croquet lawn and well-kept tennis courts. When it’s time to put your paws up after playing a couple of sets, visit the award-winning luxury spa and pool facilities; offering bespoke spa experiences with an extensive range of treatments.
Combining both rural and coastal beauty, Bailiffscourt in West Sussex offers charming country house-style accommodation just a stone’s throw away from the shores of Climping Beach – one of the most natural, unspoilt beaches West Sussex has to offer. Super dog-welcoming, with beautiful beach walks and scenic strolls right from the door, this hotel is the ideal destination for a dog-friendly escape by the coast. Expect sumptuous rooms with luxury four-poster beds, and for true relaxation, indulge in the wonderful barn-style spa, featuring indoor and outdoor pools, steam room and sauna. The tennis courts, located within the hotel’s glorious grounds, are well kept and free to play.
A five-star historic hotel in Berkshire, Cliveden House is an incredibly glamorous destination for you and your canine companion. Boasting luxury comfort, first-class spa facilities, magnificent views over the River Thames and with almost 400 acres of stunning National Trust grounds to explore, there’s no better place for a hound holiday.
The perfect spot for tennis lovers, the hotel has both indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Whether you are looking to have a casual rally, play a set or two with skilled players, or simply want to brush up on your backhand, the Cliveden courts offer a friendly space where you can practice like a pro all year round.
Both courts are available for complimentary hire, and professional lessons start from £75/hour.
Owned by three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray, the Cromlix hotel in Perthshire is naturally an ace choice for tennis lovers. Set within 34-acres of secluded woodlands and stunning garden grounds, this elegant Victorian mansion offers five-star luxury accommodation – where both you and your furry plus one will be treated like royalty.
Your dog will love sniffing out the woodlands and surrounding countryside, whilst the country town of Dunblane is a lovely spot for scenic strolls with your pooch. The hotel’s first-class activities include in-room spa treatments archery, snooker, and of course, tennis. With the gorgeous backdrop of the hotel, the perfectly manicured courts are simply sublime – the perfect place to play.
If you want to touch up on your swing whilst you’re there, Cromlix also offers specialist tennis coaching for guests, with lessons starting from £85/hour.