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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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 Byre at Wheel Farm is an attractive barn conversion offering self-catering accommodation for up to 5 visitors in 3-bedrooms. Onsite facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna and tennis court all within easy reach of fabulous beaches and the Exmoor National Park.
Abbotts Wood is a large and pet friendly holiday home in Hampshire sleeping 12 in 5 bedrooms (3 ensuite). Facilities in this luxury house include an indoor heated swimming pool, a (free) fishing lake with ducks for feeding and 3-acres of grounds to explore.
Featuring an indoor swimming pool, separate games room, and three satellite TVs, guests of all ages can enjoy a rural escape at Beer Farm, charming detached barn conversion near the village of Waterrow, Somerset, a pet-friendly cottage with wood-burning stove, modern kitchen, and shady veranda.
The Dairy at Burghley is a gorgeous country cottage sitting on a grand estate near Stamford In Cambridgeshire. The pet-friendly property rewards guests with rural elegance and modern luxury as well as open fires, outdoor entertaining areas and access to Burghley House and its many events.
Mallard Cottage is one of 4 pet friendly holiday properties in the pretty North York Moors village of Newton-on-Rawcliffe. The property has 3 bedrooms on 2 floors. The first floor, comprising sitting room, kitchen/dining room, twin bedroom and wet room, is suitable for full-time wheelchair users.
As part of the Cliff House site’s number of luxury barn conversions, Lilac Cottage is a stylish holiday barn conversion with use of an indoor swimming pool and games room. It nestles in a village location within the North York Moors between Pickering and Scarborough.
Bilbrook apartment is one of 12 Holiday Cottages at Duddings. Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the rural Avill valley in Somerset near Dunster & Minehead within The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline. Families & dogs welcome. Visit-England 4-star.
Derow is a gorgeous eco cottage located within The Park in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall. Just moments from the coast, the family cottage boasts subtle chic and light-filled spaces as well as ample outdoor relaxation areas and access to an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a café and children’s play area.
Exposed beams and original features abound in Malham, a rural holiday cottage near Settle set within 150 acres of countryside in the Yorkshire Dales. Malham welcomes families and pets to enjoy modern comforts, an on-site restaurant, a games room and heated swimming pool.
Majors Apartment is charming and distinct – ideally a romantic retreat for couples, or honeymoon apartment. There are stained glass windows and original features everywhere you look, plus it has it's own private and secluded garden.
Offering gorgeous views of the Cornish countryside, Lanerick is a sophisticated coastal cottage located near the ocean in Newquay. Just moments from Mawgan Porth, the modern cottage at The Park resort boasts peaceful gardens, generous outdoor entertaining areas, an open fire and a hot tub.
Morvoren provides a beautiful place for families to enjoy an escape by the seaside in Cornwall. The eco-friendly cottage at The Park in Newquay is just moments from the ocean and offers beautiful gardens, a joyful interior, modern comforts, green design and access to swimming pools and a café.
Tucked away along their own woodland track and with private parking, these distinctive detached lodges benefit from the facilities of the Clippesby Hall family holiday park in Norfolk, at the same time combining a sense of separateness and peaceful relaxation. Pets welcome.
New Inn House is a luxuriously-appointed rural holiday cottage in Abbots Salford, boasting gorgeous interiors, uninterrupted views of Warwickshire, a heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room, children’s play area, an open fire and lavish grounds perfect for pets and for entertaining.
Designed with relaxation in mind and offering sumptuous accommodation on the South Devon coast, 2 Edith Mews is a New England-style coastal cottage in the sleepy village of Hallsands, Devon, featuring underfloor heating, communal tennis courts and swimming pool, and easy access to sandy beaches.
Tian Tang is a beautiful Isle of Wight holiday home with communal use of an indoor heated swimming pool, summerhouse and large garden that runs down to the Solent. This mdoern and comfortably furnished annexe in Yarmouth sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms.
Champernhayes Barn, one of six charming 15th Century restored farm buildings situated on the gentle slope of a West Dorset hillside, a real Jurassic Park! Awarded 5 stars by Visit Britain.
Norton Grange is located in the rural hamlet of Norton in a few miles outside the historic city of Worcester. This large Grade II listed, pet friendly, holiday cottage with a swimming pool sleeps 16 in 6 bedrooms. It lies within easy reach of country walks and cycle routes.
The West Wing forms the greater part of a traditionally built thatched Somerset Longhouse. It sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms and is one of 12-holiday cottages at Duddings, near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, tennis court. Spa bath. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star
Fabulous, 5-star, family-friendly North Devon coastal cottage sleeping 10-12. Facilities include hot tub, swimming pool (Mar-Oct), tennis court, table tennis and pool table. With underfloor heating and cosy a wood-burner; with magnificent panoramic rural and sea views... it is perfect all year round
The Barn is a large newly refurbished 6 bedroom countryside cottage, close to the popular coastal resort of Combe Martin in North Devon There is spacious living spaces, a modern kitchen and 3 family bathrooms. Wheel Farm has an indoor heated pool, sauna and an outside tennis court. 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.