Pursue a new British sport, or revisit an old favourite

Celebrate British sporting heritage in the finest company with a stay at a PoB Hotel. Embrace your inner sportsman, connecting with Britain's five most-loved sports of tennis, cycling, equestrian, sailing, and rowing, on your travels across the British Isles.

An Inspiring Sporting Odyssey: Victoria Pendleton's Passionate Journey Through Britain's Favourite Sports

Follow the sporty sojourn taken by Olympic cyclist and trained jockey Victoria Pendleton as she tries a different activity each day in the Cotswolds and the Chilterns. Inspired by the region’s rolling hills, quiet country lanes and pretty villages, this exclusive escape lets you balance the activity with delectable dining in PoB Hotels’ fantastic restaurants before drifting into a relaxing sleep in elegant bedrooms.

The Perfect Match: Tennis

Hone your tennis ace in style, on tennis courts in the most luxurious settings - from Cornwall to the heart of Scotland. Perfect that backhand, enjoy a casual knock-about with family and friends, or get serious with professional lessons...



Cromlix received special permission from Wimbledon to paint their tennis court in the iconic green and purple - a testament to owner Sir Andy Murray's tennis pedigree. Borrow a racket or sign up for professional coaching sessions.

Park House Hotel


The hotel's two Championship-standard grass tennis courts are lovingly maintained by a team of gardeners, open seasonally from May to September in the picturesque Sussex countryside.

Rockliffe Hall


The hotel's extensive facilities include several all-weather tennis courts, with rackets and balls readily available to get the whole family out on court!

Bovey Castle


Situated on the vast castle estate, Bovey Castle boasts two outdoor hard courts and one grass court. Work on improving your serve, or have a friendly match with friends and family.

The Nare


The Nare's tennis courts sits in the hotel's gardens with breath-taking views along the coast and out to sea. Knock a ball around with the kids or enjoy a far more competitive exercise session on this all-weather court.

Glenapp Castle


Make use of the complimentary tennis court and equipment, knock about with the automated ball machine, or opt for a private lesson to perfect the different strokes and skills needed to be a master of this fantastic sport.

Hambleton Hall


Take in the views of the surrounding Rutland Water on the hotel's picturesque tennis court, where guests can work up an appetite for the Michelin Star restaurant...

Armathwaite Hall


On the hotel's extensive estate there is tennis court free for guests to use during their stay with. If you need a little assistance with your skills, you can book a tennis professional to get you match-ready!

Lucknam Park


Tennis doesn't get much grander than this country house setting - with two all-weather outdoor tennis courts that offer the perfect place to practise your serve, or book a professional lesson.

Bailiffscourt Hotel


Enjoy a round of tennis just a stone's throw from the beach in Sussex. Get a tournament going - with two tennis courts the whole family can get involved!

Talbooth House


Guests can make use of the hotel's tennis court set in the green surroundings of Dedham Vale, with all the necessary equipment available to borrow from the hotel.

Thurlestone Hotel


Against the backdrop of the South Devon coast and sandy beaches, the tennis courts at Thurlestone are the perfect way to get active this summer - before an afternoon on the beach!

Hartwell House


In the summer months, guests staying at Hartwell House have full access to the two tennis courts located in the Orchards within the 90 acres of parkland. The Hartwell Spa can provide rackets and balls for guests to use.

Calcot & Spa


Alongside state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facilities, guests at Calcot can enjoy a lively match on one of their two tennis courts set in Cotswold countryside, with rackets and balls provided.

Let the Breaks Off: Cycling

Get back in the saddle this summer, rolling through open countryside or discovering some of the UK's best-loved cycle paths. Opt for an E-bike for an easy ride, or challenge yourself on a traditional road or mountain bike.

The Montagu Arms


With over 100 miles of way-marked cycle routes through the New Forest, the ideal way to explore the national park is on two wheels. Cycle hire is available from the hotel's activity partner, and includes a free cycle map of the area.

Ness Walk


Explore the incredible diverse nature and far-reaching vistas of the Scottish Highlands with a self-guided cycle to Loch Ness, or for the keen cyclist, craft a bespoke guided itinerary taking in the best of this dramatic landscape.

Ockenden Manor


Cycle through Sussex countryside, past vineyards, castles and coastline from Ockenden Manor to sister property Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa. This is perfect for an easy ride, with the option to arrange e-bikes or bring your own.

Grantley Hall


Explore the beauty of the Yorkshire dales with e-bikes and road bikes available to hire from the hotel - reception can also guide you to your perfect route, with local maps and cycle path information.

Grove of Narberth


Pembrokeshire offers all kinds of cycling routes - from coastal, to woodland, or mountains for those seeking a challenge! The hotel can assist with e-bike hire, and has a bike store if you wish to bring your own two wheels.

Bovey Castle


With bike hire available from the hotel, and the whole of Dartmoor National Park on your doorstep, this is the place for a scenic yet challenging ride across this dramatic landscape of tors and rivers.

Seaham Hall


Explore the Durham coastline on bikes hired from the hotel - or just wheel down to the nearby beach or ride through the hotel's beautiful grounds!

The Painswick


Set off on two wheels with a local off-road cycling guide, through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds - taking in sweeping views, quaint villages, and atmospheric woodlands.

Yorebridge House


Yorkshire is known as cycling country for good reason - and with bike hire conveniently dropped off at the hotel, you can spend the whole day riding the Dales' quiet roads and fantastic natural scenery.

Rockliffe Hall


There are complimentary bikes suitable for both adults and children to explore the hotel's extensive estate and facilities with ease - the perfect family day!

Glenapp Castle


Choose complimentary bikes to explore the castle's 36 acre estate or the local area, and you can even take chef's picnic lunch - or book a mountain bike guided experience of the Ayrshire Coastal Path!

Hambleton Hall


With a 23-mile cycle path around the perimeter of Rutland Water, this is a serene place to spend a day exploring the shores, whether on a sunny summer's day or a crisp autumn morning - with bikes available to borrow from the hotel.

Calcot & Spa


There's a bike for everyone to borrow here, even trail bikes for the little ones - explore the estate, or book an organised bike tour to get out and see the surrounding beauty of the Cotswolds.

The Priory Hotel


With bikes available for guests to use and helpful maps of the best routes in the local area, from the banks of the River Frome to Studland Bay and beyond - you could even make a full day of it by ordering a picnic for your travels!

Lucknam Park


With 500 acres of Cotswold parkland to explore on the estate, borrowing the hotel's bikes is certainly one of the best ways to get around, whether on a romantic ride for two or a family day out.

Middlethorpe Hall


The city of York has plenty of cycle paths in and around the historic city centre, with bikes and e-bikes to hire at several locations in the local area.

Bodysgallen Hall


North Wales attracts many cyclists throughout the year, with scenic road cycling and dramatic mountain biking routes. You can also cycle sections of the North Wales Coast Path, so bring your bike and make the most of the stunning views.

Farlam Hall


Ideally located for easy access to a diverse variety of cycling routes, from gently rolling, family friendly loops to more challenging, extended rides for enthusiasts keen to test their endurance, the hotel can assist guests with local e-bike hire.

The Atlantic


With bike hire available nearby and a network of 15 mph ‘Green Lanes’ through the island’s countryside, Jersey is a cyclist’s paradise. Discover an Island that is made for two wheels while you take in the coastal views, venture through wooded valleys or pedal down country lanes at a slower pace.

Saddle Up for Summer: Equestrian

The bucolic British countryside is the perfect setting for a peaceful horse ride, for both passionate riders and beginners alike. Take a gentle walk or trot around country estates, or a more adventurous exploration of the surrounding landscapes.

Lucknam Park


With an equestrian centre on the hotel's estate, and 500 acres of Cotswold parkland to explore, an equestrian experience at Lucknam Park is not to be missed this summer - for both children and adults, complete beginners or experienced riders!

Bovey Castle


Ride across the remote and unspoilt countryside, with guides who have ridden on Dartmoor National Park all their lives. Ride one of their high-quality horses or bring your own mount - experienced riders can be sure of an unforgettable experience.

The Headland Hotel


Ride along golden sandy beaches on the Newquay coastline with a local equestrian experience - think sunset horseback riding, a picturesque picnic, a family day out, or a more advanced hack for those with plenty of riding experience.

Glenapp Castle


Create lasting memories in the fresh Scottish air while enjoying wonderful scenery with horse riding at nearby Turnberry Stables. Turnberry's very own beach with such a captivating coastline allows for invigorating rides.

Bedford Lodge


Newmarket is the home of horseracing, with the National Stud and National Heritage Centre for Horseracing nearby - take a behind-the-scenes tour of a trainer's yard, see the gallops, or try your hand at being a jockey on a racehorse simulator.

The Montagu Arms


A local riding stables is ideally located for a pony trek, with direct access on to the New Forest heathland. Riding in the beautiful national park will allow you to take in the wonderful views and see the wild ponies that roam the forest.

Middlethorpe Hall


If you're not sure about getting in the saddle, but would like to see the horses in action, head to York for the races over the summer months - the racecourse is right next door to the hotel.

Ockenden Manor


Head to the home of British Showjumping at Hickstead to see the pros in action - be inspired with shows throughout the summer months.

Haycock Manor


Witness exhilarating equestrian expertise on show at the renowned Burghley Horse Trials this summer, just ten minutes from the hotel. The Three Day Eventing is a comprehensive test of the all round ability of the horse and rider, comprising Dressage, Cross Country and Jumping.

Whatever Floats your Boat: Sailing

Britain’s varied coastline was made for a sailing break, with some of our hotels scattered along its length, as well as by lakes and reservoirs. Some have their own boats, or are a short walk from sailing clubs.

The Nare Hotel


The Nare's own yacht, a classically designed Cornish Crabber, is skippered by the hotel's proprietor, and can be hired by guests to explore hidden creeks, enjoy gentle sailing, mackerel fishing and swimming along the beautiful Cornish coast.

Thurlestone Hotel


The seaside town of Salcombe is just a 20 minute drive away, renowned for its sailing scene. Take a lesson or hire a boat to explore the estuary and its sandy beaches.

Bodysgallen Hall


The coastline around Llandudno is a haven for sailing - with a plethora of marinas and sailing clubs to enjoy in the area.

Hambleton Hall


The 1,000-acre nature reserve of Rutland Water is a tranquil place to pass a day on the water - there's a day sailing centre where sailing dinghies can be hired for you to explore the waters at your own pace.

The Montagu Arms


With easy access to the Solent, in nearby Lymington you can opt for a private or shared sailing day, with the opportunity to anchor off the Isle of Wight for lunch - an iconic sailing location!

Park House


Local town Chichester is a sailing hub, where you can enjoy a day on the water around the harbour and beyond.

Bailiffscourt Hotel


Set a short walk from Climping Beach, Bailiffscourt is perfectly located to enjoy sailing along the south coast, with several local yacht clubs nearby.

Glenapp Castle


With the dramatic Ayrshire coast on the doorstep, the hotel's own boat offers a variety of day trips including to iconic Ailsa Craig or the Isle of Arran. For the ultimate sea-faring adventure, their overnight Sea Safari is a bucket-list experience.

Life is But a Dream: Rowing

Discover one of Britain's most iconic watersports, gliding through calm waters on a warm summer's day...

The Relais Henley


In the home of British rowing, enjoy a the ultimate rowing experience with ex Olympian and double world champion Toby Garbett, culminating with a tour of the World renowned Leander rowing club in Henley-on-Thames.

The Priory Hotel


The hotel can arrange row boat hire on the river Frome from Wareham Quay just next door - they'll even prepare a Priory picnic to take on board with you to enjoy down the river.

Hambleton Hall


Row on Rutland Water, one of Europe's largest man-made reservoirs - a fabulous playground to experience watersports. Rowing boats can easily be hired nearby - and you can also hire kayaks, canoes and paddle boards.

Farlam Hall


In the Cumbrian countryside, nearby Talkin Tarn has rowing boats available to hire on this peaceful lake during the summer months.