The swoosh of a tennis racket, the thud of a ball on grass and the gasp of an excited crowd. Add in the obligatory glass of Pimms and bowl of strawberries and cream, and there’s only one place on earth you could be: in Wimbledon during the Lawn Tennis Championships.
Even in the depth of winter it’s easy to conjure up a picture of this quintessentially British summertime event. The charm of Wimbledon fortnight lies in its ability to combine world-class tennis with all the refinements of an aristocratic garden party: last year the catering staff sold a staggering 142,000 portions of English strawberries, mixed 235,000 glasses of Pimms and served 28,000 bottles of champagne.
Summer may seem a long way off, but January is a perfect time to start thinking about where you will stay in Wimbledon between the key dates of 27th June and 10th July. The obvious choice is to book into a local hotel, but hotels and guest houses tend to be uncomfortably full during those weeks, so the ideal solution is a short let property rental.
Wimbledon letting agency Winchester White specialises in Wimbledon tennis accommodation, having built its reputation on providing high quality lettings for tennis fans from all over the world. Winchester White believes that short let accommodation should be a real home-from-home, where you can just bring a suitcase of clothes and move in. Linen, towels, cutlery and crockery are provided. All bills – apart from telecommunications services – are included in the price (which often works out less expensive than staying in a hotel for the same period).
This month we focus on two stunning short let properties where you’ll find it easy to chill out after a long, hot day at Centre Court supporting Andy Murray.
At Lakeview Court - available at just £577 per week - you’ll be just moments away from the championship grounds. This lovely, two double bedroom ground floor apartment, with off street parking and patio garden, is attractively furnished to a high specification.
From here you can browse the shops, cafes and boutiques in Wimbledon Village or take a short trip into central London from Southfields tube station (on the District Line). Lakeview Court is also close to Wimbledon Park and within walking distance of Wimbledon Common.
With three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, private garden and permit parking, this beautiful house on Engadine Street is just a few minutes’ drive from Wimbledon’s tennis courts and just a short stroll from Southfields tube station. This beautifully appointed home, renting at £1,038 per week, is ideal for families as it is situated in a quiet, residential street. Enjoy the shops and cafes around Southfields station or pick up the District Line to Wimbledon, where you’ll find a wide range of bars, restaurants, pubs and theatres.
Whatever you want from a Wimbledon property rental – whether it’s a short or long let, a house or an apartment, Winchester White will have a property to match your needs. It may not be summer yet, but now’s definitely the time to start thinking about where you’ll be relaxing with that late-night glass of Pimms!