On a list of most-wanted features for your group holiday, a large house with a swimming pool is highly likely to be penned, particularly if you're travelling with children or friends.
A holiday cottage also housing a pool, whether indoor or outdoor, is an appealing prospect for all; it's the perfect way to relax and enjoy each other’s company, irrespective of whether you happen to be a bystander (or sitter) who places themselves poolside or an avid swimmer who dives right in… And let's not forget it's a fairly weather-proof activity for our UK climes too!
We've put together a hand-picked collection of seven holiday homes with private swimming pools in the UK:
Elegant and inviting, the approach to Chipping Manor is as delightful as the charming interiors that await. Located in the beautiful hamlet of Bruern in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it's perfectly placed within easy reach of Cheltenham – a historical spa town brimming with culture and all the amenities you'd typically associate with a small city.
The house itself is packed with character and stylish design antiquities such as Louis XVI chairs and 19th-century French beds, as well as quintessentially British features including mahogany beams and sash windows. Luxurious facilities include an enchanting children's heated Wendy-house and play area, a gym and the Stables Spa (voted one of Tatler's 101 Best Spa's in the World) which sits alongside the indoor pool area – itself a stylish and inviting space from which to relax and unwind.
Brook Haven is one of our large holiday homes in the beautiful seaside town of Bude, North Cornwall. Boasting a vast, open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner which spans two floors, it is a fantastic base for a group holiday. The small sunken outdoor leisure pool on the decked terrace is one of its stand-out features, where BBQs, al fresco dining and swimming help guests make the most of the warm summer weather.
Stunning Cove View not only occupies one of the South West's most enviable locations overlooking the glistening Lulworth Cove, but is one of our sought-after holiday homes with private indoor pools. This large, heated, saline pool comes complete with adjacent paddling pool so swimmers of all ages can enjoy the relaxing ambience.
Comfortable poolside seating and large glass doors which open out onto the view also add to the experience. Inside, the property is as luxurious as the pool leads you to believe, with sumptuous furnishings, stylish open-plan living areas and even a bar.
Samphire House is attractive both inside and out, with neutral colour schemes, spacious living areas, a family room with table football and uninterrupted countryside views. Close to the beach at Crackington Haven, guests can choose between a dip in the sea, or a splash about in the private outdoor swimming pool which makes this property the perfect summer retreat.
A pretty stone-built property situated a mere 10 miles from the beautiful spa city of Bath, Pond Close Farm is a wonderful location for those looking to escape the humdrum of daily life whilst making the most of the spectacular facilities on offer. The interiors of the house are modern, stylish and inviting, perfect for a relaxing holiday whilst being luxurious enough to feel you're being thoroughly spoiled on your Great British break.
Superbly equipped, the property's grounds are spectacular boasting large gardens, a comfortable dining area and an all-weather tennis court. The enormous heated swimming pool, whilst indoors, is housed in an imposing barn (with gym) featuring bi-fold doors – so you can open the space up in pleasant weather and enjoy the gardens too.
Another of our favourite holiday rentals with a private pool is Stafford House which lies a short walk away from the 2-mile stretch of golden sand at Westward Ho! in Devon. After fun days spent by the coast, swap the sea for the blissful waters of the indoor heated swimming pool and relax.
Added indulgence comes in the form of a sauna and bubbling hot tub. And when you feel thoroughly chilled, head outside to the garden and enjoy a toast with the rest of your party as you watch the sun set over Bideford Bay in the distance.
Overlooking the rolling hills of Monmouthshire, just 2 miles from the historic Welsh town of Usk, this is one of those holiday homes with a pool that everyone is sure to fall in love with. Pencarreg House is an idyllic retreat for a relaxing break away, with acres of pretty grounds for guests to explore, a private hot tub and country-chic interiors complete with warm and toasty wood burners.
The best place to soak up the incredible surrounding countryside views is from the soothing comfort of the private heated outdoor swimming pool. Whether you enjoy a refreshing morning dip as the sun begins to rise or jump in for a sociable swim in the afternoon, the ever-changing scenery is simply breathtaking.
If a swimming pool is a must-have on your next holiday, our large cottages with pools tick all the right boxes. Dive right into our collection of UK villas with pools to plan your dream break.