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 pool while others have private pools for guests' exclusive use.
Staying in a self-catering holiday home with an indoor swimming pool is not only great fun for families. It also offers 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 sunbed 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 whether their holiday cottage comes with exclusive/private use of a pool or a communal/shared pool. Don't wait until you arrive! NB: Shared pools can be an excellent 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.
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.
Fairways East sleeps 8 in four en-suite bedrooms. The large, luxury house is set within the lovely Devon countryside within the grounds of Highbullen Country Estate. Guests have access to the 9 hole golf course, 7 all weather tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, gym and a sauna.
Buttercups Haybarn is a detached 5-star rural cottage set amidst woodland and green fields in Alkington, Shropshire. The luxurious Georgian cottage blends tradition with urban chic, with shared use of an indoor swimming pool; multi-sports court, an Under 5's play area, plus wonderful rural views.
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.
Escape to a holiday cottage the whole family will love at William’s Hayloft. Set on a vast property in Alkington, Shropshire, the pet-friendly cottage promises fresh air & facilities such as woodland, indoor swimming pool, multi-sports court & children’s play area, plus a wood-burning stove.
Laxton Fortune is a combination of two sophisticated rural cottages near Colchester, Suffolk. The spacious, contemporary cottages lie in Constable County and offer holidays centred on golf, spa indulgences, swimming, sightseeing or relaxation. Open-plan designs capture the views and fresh air.
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.
Well Furlong Cottage blends a luxury spa experience with a rustic feel near Little Comberton village in Worcestershire, a spacious child-friendly cottage set on 80 acres of Cotswold countryside with indoor pool, jacuzzi, and steam room, along with Astro court, three bedrooms, and wood-burner stove.
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.
Emma’s Dairy is a cosy rural cottage surrounded by the Shropshire countryside. The pet-friendly cottage offers sophisticated accommodation with country charm in Alkington and features an indoor swimming pool, woodland, children’s play area and multi-sports court, plus private spaces for relaxation.
2 Rockham is part of the Byron Apartments complex in the heart of the seaside resort of Woolacombe, Devon, a new child-friendly luxury apartment home on the second floor boasting an en-suite master, well-equipped kitchen, and access to a range of amenities such as a games room and indoor pool.
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 modern luxury apartment home in a brand-new North Devon coastal complex, 5 Putsborough in the heart of the seaside resort village of Woolacombe, Devon, offers a family-friendly holiday stay, a pet-friendly home with king en-suite master, private balcony, and access to indoor pool and gym.
Court Barton no. 7 is a luxurious coastal cottage boasting two swimming pools & proximity to the ocean. The stone-built cottage in South Huish, Devon, hosts manicured shared grounds with pools, a tennis court, an orchard & croquet lawn, as well as private outdoor entertaining areas with sea views.
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).
Standing in a rural Shropshire location in Bronygarth near Chirk, the list of rooms in the large and magnificent Brookside Manor House reads like a Cluedo set: a library, conservatory, snooker room, drawing room, swimming pool, gym and squash courts. Perfect for big weekend country house parties.
Badger's Lodge is located in the Cotswold Water Park in Gloucestershire. This attractive dog-friendly holiday cottage has been furnished to create a homely ambience. Park facilities available to guests include an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, tennis court and childrens play area.
A stunning farming estate with a swimming pool in the heart of North Devon, The Old Stables is a rural holiday cottage located in a scenic valley between Bishop's Nympton, and South Molton on the edge of Exmoor National Park with easy access to Devon's coastline and other attractions.
The Botanist’s Clock is an architecturally stylish romantic cottage sitting at the heart of a grand 100-acre estate near Hedsor in the Home Counties. The sophisticated rural cottage offers manicured gardens and an elegant interior with vibrant and playful colours, plus garden views & urban chic.
Nestling under the Malvern Hills in West Malvern, The Coach House is a perfect romantic retreat for couples (with or without a young family). This quaint rural Worcestershire holiday cottage has an indoor heated pool and gym, and panoramic countryside views from the garden.
Sleeping 4-6 in 2 bedrooms The Annex is perfect for a family but is also often let to a couple for a relaxing, romantic break. Facilities (including private hot tub, swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis), spectacular views of the coast, comfortably & thoughtfully equipped... it's an easy choice
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.