Scroll down to view this choice selection of holiday cottages with swimming pools in all corners of the UK.
Here is a choice selection of UK holiday cottages with swimming pools. Whether heated or unheated, indoors or outdoors, shared or private, dive in here to find a British holiday cottage with a pool that would be perfect for your holiday.
Some holiday cottages with a pool such as farm cottages have a communal or shared-use pools while others have private pools for exclusive use by guests.
Staying in a self-catering holiday home with its own indoor swimming pool is not only great fun for families. it also offers an invaluable wet weather or out of season appeal, with heated indoor pools being usable all year round. In summer, relax by the poolside on a sun bed while the children splash around, or use your pool for some healthy exercise, swimming a few laps to work off all those calories acquired at a poolside BBQ. Do not forget to pack your pool towels and flippers! That being said, many cottages with pools have a collection of inflatable toys or buoyancy aids just waiting to be used. It's a good idea to ask the owners about this when booking.
In winter, cottages with an indoor heated swimming pool offer just what is needed to create a memorable weekend break for families or friends. Do ask the owner to confirm that their holiday cottage comes with exclusive / private use of a pool, or whether it is a communal / shared pool. Don't wait until you arrive! NB: Shared pools can be a great way for children to meet and make holiday friends.
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Stable Cottage is a stylish Devon holiday cottage with acres of space set within the extensive grounds of Highbullen Hotel and Country Club estate, enjoying all the first class facilities available to guests in rural surroundings near South Molton.
Set high on the hills of Exmoor above Simonsbath is Emmett's Grange, a dog-friendly, large and secluded Georgian house with Wi-Fi sleeping 15 in 6 bedrooms. Located within a gloriously remote 900-acre estate this Exmoor holiday home benefits from a private deluxe swim spa.
Fairways West is a newly renovated luxury house that sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms in Chittlehamholt, North Devon. The house is perfect for large families or groups of friends. The house is set in lovely grounds of a hotel and has access to an 9 hole golf course, indoor swimming pool and leisure complex.
Deer View Cottage is a stunning, 5* luxury cottage with an indoor pool and hot tub set within the grounds of the North Devon Highbullen Country Hotel. The pet-friendly Devon holiday cottage is in a quiet corner of the estate enjoying picturesque rural views. Use spa facilities and golf course.
The Coach House is a delightful detached country cottage with an outdoor pool in Welford, a Wye Valley village near Ross-on-Wye in the scenic Herefordshire countryside. The dog friendly cottage offers cosy, well-equipped self-catering accommodation for 2-5 guests in 3 bedrooms (one ground floor).
Florina is a luxurious rural cottage on Horselake Farm in Cheriton Bishop, which offers sophistication and access to the picturesque glories of Devon. Facilities at this large and spacious holiday barn include a hot tub, ample grounds, a private garden and access to a swimming pool.
The Manor is a luxuriously-appointed Grade II listed rural cottage set among 1.5 acres of gorgeous gardens near Blakeney in Gloucestershire. The pet-friendly property boasts elegance, an open fire, secret doors, unique bedrooms, style, exposed beams and stone and a heated swimming pool.
Tarrant Valley House is a grand rural cottage boasting elegance and sophistication. The pet-friendly cottage on a working farm in Blandford Forum, Dorset, spoils guests with an indoor heated swimming pool and sauna, mature gardens, beautiful views, a children’s play area and country charm.
Ty Newydd is a large rural cottage near Cardigan Bay in Mid Wales, which spoils guests with extensive grounds and entertaining areas as well as a hot tub, a heated indoor swimming pool and games room. The spacious luxurious interior offers true relaxation with modern comforts and an open fire.
Bedw Barn is a luxurious rural cottage sitting on 72 acres of rolling countryside near Newtown in Powys. The detached property boasts large grounds with panoramic views and an interior combining tradition with modern sophistication, as well as a swimming pool, sauna, cinema room and open fire.
Gladwin's Farm, a large Suffolk holiday cottage with a pool standing in the heart of Constable Country is a pet-friendly farm cottage that sleeps 16 with a hot tub, tennis courts, a children's play area and opportunities to feed chickens and ponies.
Coast at Beechdown promises contemporary luxury by the sea. The large and elegant coastal cottage lies just moments from the beach and carries a refined coastal vibe throughout its vast interior. Situated in Challaborough in Devon, the cottage catches the sea breeze in its private furnished garden.
The Grange is a luxurious, traditional grand property in Milstead comprising three separate houses around a central courtyard. Large groups are spoilt with a snooker room, cinema, sauna and swimming pool as well as gorgeous gardens, exposed timber beams, open fires and wonderful views of Kent.
Beachcombers is a lovely coastal cottage in Newquay with a pool just moments from the sands of Porth Beach in Cornwall. Pastel hues and modern facilities feature in the cottage which includes generous open-plan living space. Beachcombers is ideal for a coastal family holiday.
Hidden Valley is a beautiful, large family house with a heated outdoor pool in a secluded rural location near the village of Box between Bath and Chippenham. Sleeping 16 guests, the house is set in 8 acres. Recently fully refurbished, it offers a luxury, pet-friendly holiday home. Pets welcome.
A holiday getaway for kids and adults of all ages, Wisteria House on the grounds of Higher Poulston on the outskirts of Totnes, Devon, is a large countryside cottage that features nine bedrooms, underfloor ground floor heating, and leisure complex with heated indoor swimming pool and games room.
Set at the top of the historic Moat House, The Ross Apartment offers luxury self-catering accommodation in St. Benedict's Abbey at Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness. Guests enjoy access to the indoor pool, tennis courts, adventure playground and other facilities in the adjacent Highland Club.
Lavender Barn is a 200-year-old rural cottage near Halse in Somerset which boasts modern sophistication and a 5-star rating, as well as a hot tub, a wood-burning stove, a games room, a swimming pool and wheelchair access. Guests and pets are gifted beautiful countryside and nearby beaches.
The Farmhouse is a stunning restoration on Sibton Park in Suffolk, and it possesses multiple unique features as well as modern sophistication and rural charm. The pet-friendly cottage offers a tennis court, a truly spectacular swimming pool, and an interior replete with exposed beams and more.
A unique Scandinavian-style eco-friendly cottage with a swimming pool blessed with timber finishes and surrounded by lawned gardens in a tranquil Isle of Wight coastal setting. Furnished to a very high standard, romance and relaxation are assured in this child and pet free luxury getaway near Ryde.
Orchid, a luxurious cottage on the Woodland Retreat near Wadebridge, Cornwall, offers groups of up to six spacious accommodation in the South West, with private terrace, wall-mounted electric fireplace, and first-floor master bedroom featuring an en-suite sauna and double walk-in shower.
Enjoy a cottage holiday in a luxury Suffolk country cottage with its own moat. This six bedroom holiday cottage in Saxmundham comes complete with a swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts and a rowing boat for the moat. Pets welcome.
Use the contact information provided in each cottage listing to e-mail or phone the owner - or just visit its website using the 'Visit Website' button on their advert. For example, ask if pool towels are provided or whether guests need to bring their own pool towels. Ask also if things such as buoyancy aids, water wings or airbeds are also available to save you some unnecessary packing.
While pool owners will try to keep their pool open for as long as possible, outdoor pools in the UK, even heated pools are not generally available all year round. So, before you book, do check with the owner that the pool in your holiday cottage will be available for your use during your stay.
If you are considering whether to buy your own swimming pool, book a holiday cottage with a private pool for a week and literally, try before you buy. It will help you decide what size you need, what kind of steps you prefer, and how much terracing you need around it. You'll also discover whether you and your family will use it or not. It's the perfect way to go shopping!
Finally, and this is important if you have elderly or very young people in your party, how easy is it to get out? Are the ladders, 'Roman Steps' or will you just have to heave yourself out unaided - not good unless it is a 'skimmer' pool where the water level is equal to the edge of the pool. Remember also to check that the pool is secure and that little children won't be able to access it without an adult to open poolside entrance doors or gates. By booking directly with the owner, you can reassure yourself that the pool facilities are exactly what you need before confirming your reservation.