We know the world cup is taking place in Brazil this year and it’s a major event for football fans, but the summer of 2014 is going to be packed full of sporting events in the UK.

The first stage, or Grand Depart, of the The Tour de France, the world’s greatest cycle race, starts in Yorkshire on 5th July. On 7 July, Stage 3 will take riders from Cambridge to Essex with a finish on The Mall in London.

From 23rd July to 3rd August Glasgow will be welcoming athletes from all around the world who will be taking part in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Wimbledon, the world’s most famous tennis tournament, starts on 23rd June and for two weeks of glorious sunshine (we hope!!) and strawberries and cream, tennis fans will be watching Andy Murray to see if he can retain his title.

And there is a host of Society sporting events like rowing – the Henley Regatta, horse racing – Ascot and Polo which Princes William and Harry are known to enjoy.

Summer in the UK is also a great time for a large group holiday or family reunion and we have the houses to rent to accommodate lots of people. Some of them have their own tennis courts, so you can host your own tennis tournament and play like the best of them. And with lots of our properties situated in Gloucestershire they make the perfect base for a group outing to watch the Beaufort Polo Club’s Gloucestershire Festival of Polo, 21st and 22nd June. In 2013 the Beaufort Polo Club team included Prince Harry. World-class polo, teamed with fantastic entertainment and a tented shopping village, would make a sociable fun day for the whole group.

One of our properties even has its own polo court and offers learn to play polo packages for complete beginners/non riders. Let’s hope for a summer of sunshine with no rain – absolutely none- and lots of luck to all the UK competitors, especially Andy!