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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Upper Mill is a holiday cottage for couples with use of an onsite heated swimming pool and a tennis court. Located at Wheel Farm near Combe Martin, the cottage is within easy reach of the stunning North Devon coast, including the long sandy beaches at Woolacombe Bay. Exmoor is also nearby.
Lower Mill Cottage at Wheel Farm is a 1-bedroom holiday home for couples with communal use of a heated indoor pool and tennis court, near award winning Blue Flag beaches at Woolacombe and Putsborough. The wilds of Exmoor where ponies and red deer roam freely are also only a short drive away.
This dog-friendly countryside cottage is located within Douneside's beautifully maintained grounds (all available for guest to use), as are facilities such as the swimming pool, tennis courts, putting green, children’s play park, health club and restaurant.
The pet-friendly Dairy Cottage at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages in Combe Martin manages to combine genuine rustic charm with modern facilities, swimming pool and tennis court, to provide the perfect self-catering holiday.
A lovely home just a short drive from Truro. Set within The Valley resort this property ticks all the boxes for a stylish retreat that's close to some fantastic amenities. Enjoy alfresco dining on your private patio or take a stroll through the beautiful surrounding woodland; the perfect getaway.
Duck Cottage is a luxury barn conversion nestled in a quiet corner of Little Torrington. The rural cottage boasts commanding views over its generous gardens to the woodlands of North Devon and features an open fire, a heated outdoor swimming pool, library, games room and access to farm animals.
Perfect for a week or a weekend in the countryside (with or without children!), Bull Pen near Lechlade is a 2-bedroom Cotswold holiday cottage sleeping 4 on a rural family estate. Guests have use of the park and woodland play areas and children's indoor heated swimming pool.
The Stables Cottages, one of 12 4-star Exmoor Holiday Cottages at Duddings is a large Somerset holiday cottage sleeping 16/18 in 8 bedrooms. It is set in a beautiful rural valley near Dunster in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline etc. Pets welcome.
Spout Holiday Cottage near Winster in the Peak District is a large holiday cottage with a pool that sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms. This pet friendly cottage lies in a tranquil, remote location with panoramic rural views. Guests have use of an outdoor pool, spacious gardens and a wood.
This comfortable Highland holiday apartment sleeps 4 in the tastefully converted former science block of an old Victorian public school in Fort Augustus. Stylish contemporary furnishings will make your stay both memorable and relaxing. Luxury at an affordable price.
Located right on the waterfront overlooking Falmouth Harbour with amazing views from most rooms and the huge terrace, Nightingale House provides you with an unrivalled location from which to enjoy your Cornish holiday. It has 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, off-road parking for 2 cars and WiFi.
Large Thatched Somerset Longhouse and 11 attractive cottages sleeping 2,2,3,4,4,4,4,5,10/12,12, 16/18 in 1-8 bedrooms near Dunster and Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. VisitEngland 4-star.
Selworthy is a 4-Star West Somerset Holiday Cottage sleeping 10-12 in 5-6 bedrooms. This dog-friendly cottage is set on a small country estate in an Exmoor valley nr Dunster & Minehead. Facilities include an indoor pool, hot tub, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre.
Kamba Cottage near Kirremuir in the rural hamlet of East Murthill, offers guests use of a pool and hot tub. is an ideal base for exploring the Angus Glens, golf courses, ski fields and the Highlands.
This is a 2 bedroom riverside cottage sleeping 6 within the Highland Club in Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, in the Highlands of Scotland. All facilities of this Historic development are included: Heated indoor swimming pool, gym, Club lounge, Snooker, Table Tennis etc. Pets welcome.
Horner apartment at Duddings Holiday Cottages in West Somerset sleeps 2 in 1 double bedroom. Situated in the rural Avill Valley near Dunster and Minehead, Horner is a cosy, pet friendly Exmoor cottage for couples with use of an indoor pool, tennis court, spa and games room.
This excellent Fort Augustus holiday cottage on Loch Ness has riverside views from all the rooms yet still offering seclusion. Beautifully decorated and equipped for relaxation. Family-friendly Club Cottage has access to all facilities in the Highland Club including an indoor pool.
Treetops is a large holiday cottage with a swimming pool located in the in the sleepy rural Monmouthshire village of Govilon near attractive market town of Abergavenny. It sleeps 17 and is perfect for large groups and for walking and cycling holidays in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains
The Moretons Farmhouse dates from 1840 and sleeps 10 in 6 bedrooms. The fully equipped house features an impressive dining room, cosy sitting room, large kitchen with range cooker, snug with baby grand piano, and an established private walled garden. One single bedroom is downstairs.
Glenview Apartment sits on the second floor of St Benedict’s Abbey in Fort August and offers stunning views across the Abbey grounds and the hills beyond.
An absolutely stunning holiday home near the Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire. House-on-the Hill is a large, luxuriously furnished holiday cottage with a swimming pool in rural Leicestershire. The House sleeps 16 guests in 7 bedrooms within 2-acres of private grounds.
A romantic, pet-friendly cottage for two, the Cart Lodge in Nayland makes a great rural escape. Enjoy this cosy cottage indoors or out, and explore the charms of Suffolk and Essex with their plentiful attractions and beautiful coastline. The Cart Lodge offers a swimming pool by arrangement.
The Croft offers large country house self catering accommodation amidst 6 acres of gardens with private indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi in the rural Herefordshire hamlet of Vowchurch. Sleeps 24 in 11 bedrooms (7 en-suite).
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.