Cottages With Swimming Pools: the Summer Must Have
Published: Saturday 24th May 2014
Written by: Betheny Ellis
It’s often seen as the ultimate holiday luxury – a holiday home with your own pool. But you don’t have to go abroad to a Spanish villa or a Greek island to indulge your aquatic desires; there are plenty of excellent cottages with swimming pools in the UK.
Wheatley Barn in Bude, North Cornwall is an amazing property, especially for those who like to get wet. Not only is it set in stunning countryside with some perfect views, this is not only a cottage with a large indoor swimming pool, you also have access to a luxurious hot tub.
Within the National Trust reserve of Baggy Point in Devon is Baggy Cottage. As well as great views across Croyde Bay out to the distant Lundy Island, this large family home also has a heated outdoor swimming pool that has been imaginatively designed to take full advantage of its wonderful location.
When you’re looking for cottages with swimming pools, a 16th century English thatched cottage wouldn’t probably be the first place to spring to mind. However, Old Thatch in Sussex is just that, a place that was reputedly once home to the infamous Hawkhurst gang of smugglers, now converted to a welcoming holiday home, full of character and with a large heated outdoor swimming pool.
Feathers is a ground floor apartment in the Suffolk town of Blythburgh. It lies within the Suffolk coastal district, an area full of natural beauty and charm that is great for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. The cottage itself has access not only to an indoor pool, but a gym and games room too!
If you’re looking for cottages with swimming pools suitable for large groups, then Ketlam View in the north Norfolk countryside is ideal. This converted farmhouse sleeps eight, and has plenty of leisure facilities including a large private garden with badminton court, double swing and children’s slide. Indoors you’ll find the heated pool that you have exclusive access to for six and a half days a week.
A renovated cottage in the peaceful village of Newton on Rawcliffe, Yorkshire, Swift Cottage is full of character and charm. As well as having its own DIY livery, ideal for anyone who wants to bring their horse on holiday with them, it has access to a shared leisure facility that has an indoor heated swimming pool with counter-current unit (providing aerated water massage whilst permitting swimming 'on the spot'), plus spa and sauna, perfect for a relaxing holiday.
Jenny Wren is a cottage for four that nestles in the Forest of Bowland AONB in Yorkshire. It is part of a group of cottages with great on-site facilities including 10 x 5m swimming pool, games room, tennis court and football field. As well as the Forest of Bowland, the Three Peaks, Gisburn Forest and the River Ribble are all within easy reach for you to explore.
Of all the cottages with swimming pools, Blaen-y-Cwm must be one of the most secluded. The Welsh cottage is set in over 100 acres of hill farmland, with just the owner’s farmhouse nearby. The pool itself is outside but heated, and covered in by glass walls and that means you can enjoy the heat of the sun and the amazing views over the stunning countryside.