Category: Holiday Ideas

Cottages with swimming pools for summer holidays

With rolling countryside, secluded valleys and rugged coastlines to enjoy, it’s easy to see why people choose the UK for their summer holiday. If you dream of swimming with a view of the Cotswolds, or Devon’s green pastures, you’ll love our collection of cottages with swimming pools.

Pavilion Cottage, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland – Sleeps 7

Nestled in the grounds of the historic Galloway House Estate, Pavilion Cottage is a dreamy Scottish home. As well as having access to a private sandy beach, guests can enjoy taking a dip in the outdoor pool. Perfect for summer holidays, the cottage’s spectacular enclosed garden offers the ideal place to lounge around between swims.

Outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers

Relax by the pool at Pavilion Cottage or stroll along to the secluded beach at Rigg Bay

Hartwell, West Devon – Sleeps 10

This idyllic former Devonshire farmhouse overlooks the peaceful West Devon countryside. Hartwell’s heated outdoor swimming pool is truly irresistible, with views of the area’s iconic rural scenery. Just moments from the market town of Tavistock and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hartwell is a spacious, traditional cottage, ideal for large families and groups.

Swimming pool with summer house

What better place to relax with friends and family.

Dove Cottage, Snowdonia, Wales – Sleeps 4

Escape to the tranquil landscape of Snowdonia this summer in Dove Cottage. Set in the Llanfendigaid Estate, guests have access to a secluded sand and shingle beach, perfect for families to enjoy summer’s day. If you’re not brave enough to jump in the sea, take a dip in the estate’s indoor heated swimming pool.

Indoor swimming pool

An indoor pool for rainy days and a beach within walking distance for when the sun shines

Kite’s Gate, Cotswolds – sleeps 6

In the heart of the Cotswolds, Kite’s Gate offers guests the essence of Cotswolds life. The luxurious cottage has the use of superb leisure facilities including an indoor pool, surrounded by huge sliding doors which open out to beautiful landscaped gardens. Unwind on your summer holiday in one of the most beautiful regions in the UK, with access to a tennis court, croquet lawn and yoga room.

Indoor pool with large doors leading out to the garden

With an indoor pool, Turkish bath, croquet lawn, tennis and beautiful gardens, guests are sure to relax

Netherton Hall, Derbyshire – Sleeps 2-8

If you’re seeking peace and tranquility with a little something on-site to keep the kids amused, head to Netherton Hall. With the vast outdoor playground of the Peak District on the doorstep, Netherton Hall is the perfect choice for those who enjoy being active with the added bonus of a fabulous indoor heated twelve metre swimming pool on-site. Each with its own character, the cottages are a popular choice with couples, friends and families.

Indoor swimming pool

Netherton Hall in Derbyshire

Jurston Barn, Somerset – Sleeps 12

Looking for a summer holiday with friends? Jurston Barn is an exquisite cottage in rural Somerset. With space for 12 guests, the converted barn has an indoor swimming pool for a refreshing dip and a sunken hot tub. The Barn is just outside Wellington, close to the Blackdown Hills, and offers a stylish summer retreat.

Pool house with hot tub and sun loungers

The pool house and sunken hot tub at Jurston Barn

Clippesby Hall, Norfolk – Sleeps 2-8

Perfectly situated to explore the Norfolk Broads, Clippesby Hall offers a great selection of self catering including these fabulous pine lodges.  Independently run, facilities on-site cater for the whole family. You can hire bikes, canoes, and entertain the kids without leaving the estate with archery, mini-golf, tennis, a coffee shop and a fabulous outdoor pool (during the warmer months) where the adults can relax whilst the kids make friends and splash around. You’ll love spending your summer holiday in Norfolk with the magical waterways of the Broads on the doorstep and Norfolk’s stunning coast and the city of Norwich within easy reach.

Cheeky young boy jumping in the swimming pool

Lots to see and do at Clippesby Hall

Damson Cottage, Kent – Sleeps 7

Damson Cottage is a pretty farm cottage, close to the cathedrals and castles of Kent. Take a dip in the indoor swimming pool and soak up the sun in the spectacular gardens. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you won’t tire of this unbeatable setting on your summer holiday.

Swimming pool by night with underwater lighting

Guests can enjoy two private sessions in the pool each day

Bartridge Farm Cottage, Umberleigh, North Devon – Sleeps 5

Surrounded by pretty North Devon countryside, Bartridge Farm Cottage is an idyllic base for a UK summer holiday. The cottage is one of the only ‘small’ cottages in the country to have its very own private indoor swimming pool and hot tub. Take in the views over a picnic or barbecue in the garden, or venture to one of North Devon’s many award-winning beaches nearby.

Hot tub on terrace

One of the country’s only ‘small’ cottages for 4 with private indoor pool and hot tub

We have over 100 cottages with pools to choose from so to help you pick the right one, here are a few questions you may want to ask the owner before booking:

  • Is the pool for sole or shared use, and available at all times or for limited periods?
  • What temperature is the pool maintained at?
  • Are pool towels provided?
  • What is the depth of the pool?
  • Is the pool area lockable / enclosed (if your party has little ones)?
  • Are there lounging chairs in the pool area or pool toys provided?

Browse our full collection of cottages with swimming pools here.


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