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We want to swim in the pools of these villas

Posted by Clare on 19th November 2014

Villas

Reclining on a sun lounger, sipping cocktails by your own private pool and taking a cooling dip every now and again – what could be more relaxing? We've picked out our ultimate luxury escapes, complete with private pools where you can enjoy a truly idyllic sun holiday with your friends and loved ones.

Villa Kalkan, Kalkan, Turkey

Sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms.

Not only does Villa Kalkan boast a huge infinity pool with hot tub section, but from your position poolside you'll also be able to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in Kalkan. With uninterrupted views of the sea and surrounding mountainous countryside, the villa takes full advantage of its superb location. The open-plan living areas, large sliding doors out onto the pool terrace and sea-ward facing bedrooms allow the vistas to be appreciated from almost every room in the house.

Villa Colorida, Marbella, Spain

Sleeps 14, 7 bedrooms.

A beautiful, colourful Andalusian escape, Villa Colorida is a stunning choice for a group holiday in vibrant Marbella. Many of the light and luxurious rooms have floor-to-ceiling doors, offering fantastic views and access onto the pool terrace. The immaculate gardens create the perfect relaxing atmosphere for sunbathing by the pool, and the outdoor seating area with barbecue mean you can enjoy the ambience even after the sun has gone down.

Wisteria House, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms.

The honey-coloured hues of Wisteria House belie its beautiful Cotswold location. From its namesake plants adorning its exterior, to the elegant and opulent design throughout the house, it can't fail to enchant its guests. A dip in the attractive indoor swimming pool is the ideal way to relax your muscles after a day exploring the quaint Oxford countryside and pretty Cotswold towns such as Chipping Norton and Cheltenham.

Families with young children are particularly well catered for here – little ones can escape to the two-storey Wendy house complete with dressing up clothes, toys, art materials and dolls house. There are garden toys, bikes and croquet too, and so as not to let the children have all the fun, adults can enjoy a restorative massage, facial, manicure or pedicure at the Stables Spa.

Panorama Summit, Koh Samui, Thailand

Sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms.

If you're looking for a secluded hilltop escape, with far-reaching sea views and sparkling aquamarine infinity pool, nowhere could top Panorama Summit in Koh Samui. Set on a private estate, this idyllic tropical hideaway unites modern architecture with the beauty of its natural surroundings.

Javanese stone flooring, expansive sliding doors to make the most of the views, a 100sqm lounge, dining and kitchen area, and landscaped gardens are just some of the outstanding features of this unique holiday haven, but it's the swimming pool which is the jewel in its crown. Bordered by the generous sun terrace, the 12 metre free-form pool has an infinity edge to take full advantage of the views over Big Buddha and Samui's north coast.

For more exquisite holiday homes in locations around the world, search all of our properties with swimming pools.

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