With a summer like the one we have had, it’s likely that many of us will have gotten used to the idea of enjoying a good swim while on holiday, whether from the beach or in a holiday cottage with a private pool in its sun-drenched garden. 

Come the onset shorter evenings with the arrival of autumn and winter, there’s no reason to assume that all thoughts of swimming on holiday need to be put aside until next summer. There are plenty of holiday cottages with private indoor pools all over the UK.

Why not plan a weekend break with a group of friends or with another family to chase away the winter blues by booking a large holiday cottage with a private indoor pool.

We’ve selected our favourite top ten holiday homes that offer exclusive use of an indoor heated pool for large groups of 10 or more guests. Many are in areas nicely suited for walking holidays, making the prospect of a weekend away a nicely healthy one, and who cares about the weather!

From remote corners of the UK in the Highlands of Scotland and The Gower Peninsula to West Country cottages in Devon and Cornwall (where walks along deserted beaches can be added to the plan), consider one of these cottages for a luxury out of season holiday where you can make a bit of a splash with friends and family.

Click on the property name to read more about the cottage and view more photos.


Ty Newydd in Llangadfan, Powys, Sleeps 15

Ty Newydd

An immaculately presented 6-bedroom luxury holiday cottage in the mid Wales countryside with a hot tub as well as a heated indoor pool in its extensive gardens. Ty Newydd is nicely located for woodland walks and cycle rides with options to visit castles, enjoy canal boast and steam railway trips and outings to The Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia.



Long Barn, Torquay, Devon, Sleeps 13

Long Barn

This large 4-star coastal cottage in Torbay includes a games room as well as a heated indoor pool. It’s perfect for a dual or extended family holiday or short break in the Devon countryside just 3 miles outside Torquay.



Keil View, Fort William, Sleeps 10

Keil View

Beautifully appointed, remote Highland Holiday Home with, not only a private indoor heated swimming pool, but a sauna and games room to boot. And should you ever decide to leave this dog-friendly holiday home, its location on the West Coast of Scotland puts it within reach of many idyllic beaches and sea lochs.


Abbots Wood, Netley Abbey, Hampshire. Sleeps 12

Abbots Wood

This dog-friendly countryside cottage in the Hampshire coastal village of Netley Abbey has a real ‘wow’ factor. The indoor heated pool is overlooked by a mezzanine area with its own fully fitted kitchen and bar area, making it perfect for poolside parties all year round. Abbots Wood comfortably sits in the ‘Luxury Cottages’ class.

Location: Netley Abbey, Hampshire

Sleeps: 12


My View, Cawsand, Cornwall, Sleeps 11

My View

The name of this waterside cottage in the Cornish village of Cawsand merely hints at the superb sea views to be enjoyed at this child-friendly holiday cottage – not just from the house but through the windows of the pool house where guests can also luxuriate in the poolside hot tub or sauna.


River View, Honiton, Devon, Sleeps 27

River View

A sumptuous 10-bedroom house with plenty of four-poster beds, and a magnificent indoor pool make this a perfect holiday home for celebrations, reunions and other gathering s for large groups of friends. A few miles inland from East Devon’s Jurassic Coast, this large and spacious countryside cottage lies in an idyllic, secluded location.



Allt An Ailein, Fort Willian, Sleeps 10

Allt An Ailein

Loch An Ailean is a large West Highland coast holiday cottage in a woodland garden near Fort William with an indoor heated swimming pool with Roman steps making it easy to step into and out of the water. Other facilities in this spacious detached cottage include a sauna and a games room.



A Peak District Pool House at Aeolus, Buxton Derbyshire, Sleeps 12


Aeolus is a dog-friendly Peak District Holiday Cottage that pretty much guarantees a healthy weekend (no matter how much you eat. As well as an indoor pool, facilities include a hot tub, tennis court, gym, sauna and children’s play area. Oh, and the garden gate connects to the local golf course. When you eventually find a moment to relax, you can enjoy the stunning rural views that surround this large countryside cottage.


More Cottages with Pools?

Large Indoor Pool at Fairways West, Chittlehamholt, North Devon

If you don’t need a large cottage or prefer to enjoy a self-catering holiday in a property with an outdoor pool, then click here to visit our Cottages with Pools page. Discover an even wider choice of delightful UK holiday homes to book with either a private or shared swimming pool.


Alternative, if it's just a large holiday cottage - without a pool - then click here: View All Large Holiday Cottages