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Cottages with swimming pools - perfect for a family holiday
Cottages with swimming pools - perfect for a family holiday

Self Catering Holiday Cottages With A Swimming Pool

Take a look at our large selection of holiday homes throughout the UK that have on-site swimming pools for the ultimate in holiday relaxation and indulgence. Some cottages have their very own private swimming pool, whilst others have a communal pool for guests to enjoy the shared use of. Whether you are looking for a country retreat with a heated pool in the garden where you can soak up the sun during the warmer months; or a holiday complex with an indoor pool to keep the kids entertained should you get a rainy day, we have something to suit the desires of every water babe. Read more

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53.454625, -1.950054

A relaxing holiday in the Peak District is just what you need. This one-bedroom holiday apartment is a short walk from the centre of Glossop on the edge of the national park, with excellent access to bars, shops and cafes. It's a fantastic area for walking and cycling as there are so many beautiful paths and cycling routes nearby, including the long-distance Trans Pennine Trail. Bakewell, Buxton and Eyam are within easy reach, while Manchester is less than an hour by car or train. Local activities include fishing, mountain biking and sailing. There is a small gym and a swimming pool on site. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £850
Short breaks from £75 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.400970, -3.521498

Brixham has long been a favourite year-round holiday destination for all ages, for its fantastic amenities as much as its lovely beach and location on the southern coast of the English Riviera. This comfortable chalet-style holiday cottage is perfect for couples, families or friends as it sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms with a flexible layout. It is above pretty Fishcombe Cove and within walking distance of the beach, cafes, shops and pubs. Local attractions include Paignton Zoo, Berry Head Nature Reserve, Torbay's English Riviera Wheel, and Coleton Fishacre House and Gardens. The South West Coast Path is only a few hundred metres from the cottage, and there is plenty of scope for walking and cycling along the coast and through the nearby countryside.

Weekly guide price:
£770 to £1050
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.171880, -5.412281

Karrek Lodge is a fantastic chalet-style cottage in a quiet holiday park near the West Cornwall coast. The family-friendly property sleeps up to six guests in three well-appointed bedrooms. Guests have use of onsite facilities that include an indoor swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, an adventure playground, and bar and restaurant. The lodge is a mile from the village of Hayle and only ten minutes from Hayle Towans, Porthkidney, Godrevy and other beautiful beaches. Penzance, St Ives, the Eden Project, Flambards, Lands End and St Michael's Mount are just some of the many fantastic attractions within easy reach of the lodge.

Weekly guide price:
£440 to £1350

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.783471, 0.784938

Imagine being able to swim in privacy no matter what the weather. Lavender Lodge is a beautifully furnished holiday home with a heated indoor swimming pool and an outdoor hot tub. It sleeps six people in three ensuite bedrooms, one of which has a wheelchair accessible wetroom and a super-kingsized bed. 

Weekly guide price:
£1200 to £2200

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.241519, -1.769571

A spacious two bedroom ground floor holiday lodge located in the grounds of a country house with indoor swimming pool. Stratford-upon-Avon and Henley in Arden are only three miles away with an abundance of attractions and great days out within easy reach. A good base for exploring Central England.

Weekly guide price:
£1750 to £2500
Short breaks from £225 per night

6  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.241519, -1.769571

This fabulous property sleeps ten in comfort and has a fantastic completely private heated indoor swimming pool for your exclusive use - ideal for groups of friends or large families who wish to holiday together in complete comfort. Just three miles from Stratford-upon–Avon and with loads of restaurants and numerous attractions to visit locally.

Weekly guide price:
£1980 to £3500
Short breaks from £450 per night

10  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.248598, -4.148808

Llys Tegfan Two sleeps up to six guests and enjoys the exclusive use of a private swimming pool (please see the owners notice board for pool availability). Part of a Victorian House, this welcoming self-catering retreat is located in the little village of Llandegfan on the South West coast of the Isle of Anglesey, only two miles from Beaumaris in North Wales. An excellent location for exploring the Island as well as the Snowdonia National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £1000

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.248598, -4.148808

Llys Tegfan One sleeps up to eight guests and is part of a large Victorian house with exclusive use of a private swimming pool (please see the owners notice board for pool availability). This welcoming holiday home is located in the small village of Llandegfan just two miles from Beaumaris on the south west coast of the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. It is an ideal location for exploring the island and the Snowdonia National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £1200

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.378917, -3.664431

Yennadon Cottage is in a collection of beautiful holiday homes on the privately-owned Gitcombe Estate near Dartmouth and Totnes. It's an end-of-terrace stone cottage sleeping four people in two bedrooms with a layout suiting couples and families. Accommodation is over two levels, with the upper-level living space having beautiful rural views from the house and balcony. Guests can use the estate's facilities, including two heated swimming pools, a steam room and sauna, tennis court, games room, play area, and 14 acres of grounds. The coast, Dartmoor National Park, and English Riviera are all within easy reach.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£863 to £2996
Short breaks from £260 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

50.378917, -3.664431

Garden House is gorgeous. The period stone cottage is one of eight superb holiday cottages on the Gitcombe Estate, providing 5-Star Gold accommodation for eight people in four bedrooms. The size of the property and the layout are ideal for families, and it has a private terrace with outdoor seating and a barbecue. Guests can use two heated swimming pools, an indoor games room and outdoor play area, and 14 private acres of grounds to enjoy. Dartmouth, Totnes, Dartmoor National Park and Blackpool Sands are all within a few miles. 

Weekly guide price:
£1274 to £5358
Short breaks from £382 per night

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.378917, -3.664431

Gitcombe Retreat is a luxurious, architect-designed holiday home in the South Hams village of Cornworthy close to Totnes, Dartmouth and the South Devon coast. It's beautifully presented with spectacular views, 5-Star Gold accommodation for eight people in four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a layout that suits families and friends. As part of the privately-owned Gitcombe Estate, guests enjoy 14 acres of grounds, two heated swimming pools, a games room, an outdoor play area, and a tennis court. The upper level is suitable for wheelchair users and has an accessible bedroom and bathroom. Holiday bookings are available all year round.  

Weekly guide price:
£4577 to £7712
Short breaks from £637 per night

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.378917, -3.664431

Fall in love with this elegant Grade-II Georgian manor farmhouse. Gitcombe House is a 5-Star Gold holiday home near Totnes and Dartmouth. It sleeps 13 people in six bedrooms with private gardens to the front and rear. It's part of a private collection of superb properties on the Gitcombe Estate, where facilities include indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, indoor and outdoor play and games areas, and an all-weather tennis court. The beautiful beaches of the South Devon coast are within a few miles, as are favourite attractions and the beaches and amenities of the English Riviera. It's an excellent choice for a holiday with your extended family or friends.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£3603 to £6597
Short breaks from £875 per night

13  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

50.378917, -3.664431

Families love Maristow Cottage at Gitcombe Estate. The three-bedroom holiday cottage is light and spacious, sleeping six people in three bedrooms with a sofa-bed to accommodate an extra person if required. It's in the quiet village of Cornworthy on the edge of the Dart Valley and within easy reach of Totnes, Dartmouth, Dartmoor National Park, and beautiful Devon beaches like Blackpool Sands. On-site amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool with a sauna and a steam room, an outdoor heated swimming pool with a terrace and sun loungers, an indoor games room and play area, a playground, an all-weather tennis court, and 14 acres of landscaped grounds.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1132 to £3953
Short breaks from £205 per night

6+1  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.378917, -3.664431

Enjoy the best of the South Hams, Dartmoor and the Devon coastline in this gorgeous self-catering holiday home. Burrator Cottage at Gitcombe Estate sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families. Facilities include indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, an all-weather tennis court, an indoor games room, a playground, and 14 acres of landscaped gardens. It's a few miles from Dartmouth and Totnes, 20 minutes from Blackpool Sands, and half an hour from Paignton and the English Riviera. Walking, cycling, sailing, surfing, swimming, fishing, golf, and horseriding are easily accessible all year round.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£954 to £3706
Short breaks from £286 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.378917, -3.664431

Haytor Cottage at Gitcombe Estate sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families, including those with young children. It's a light, fresh holiday cottage using the estate's indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 14 acres of landscaped grounds, indoor and outdoor play areas, and an all-weather sports court. Guests are close to Dartmouth, Totnes, Dartmoor and Devon's beautiful coastline and within easy reach of some of the area's favourite sights and attractions. It's a fantastic place for a holiday in any season, with stunning walks and bike rides from the door.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£912 to £3571
Short breaks from £273 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.378917, -3.664431

Meavy Cottage is a fantastic 4-Star self-catering holiday cottage near Totnes and Dartmouth and within easy reach of Dartmoor National Park and Devon's beautiful beaches. It's one of nine superb properties on the Gitcombe Estate, where there are 14 acres of landscaped grounds, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, an adventure playground, and an all-weather sports court. Meavy Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms with a single sofa-bed on a mezzanine level. It's perfect for families but is also welcoming for couples who appreciate the extra space. Bookings are available all year round.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1019 to £2653
Short breaks from £305 per night

4+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.204394, -1.256653

Wren Cottage is a charming holiday retreat in Little Thirkleby on the edge of the North York Moors. It's a few miles from the welcoming market town of Thirsk and the White Horse of Kilburn. Guests enjoy fantastic onsite amenities that include a heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna, an all-weather tennis court, and extensive grounds. The cottage is dog-friendly and sleeps two people in one spacious kingsize bedroom. Wren is one of a collection of eight superb Old Oak Cottages and can be booked with others to accommodate groups of friends or extended families.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£407 to £517
Short breaks from £113 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

54.204394, -1.256653

Guests at Squirrel Cottage enjoy a high standard of comfort, beautiful views, and fantastic amenities that include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, and an all-weather tennis court. The first-floor self-catering apartment has a private entrance at ground level and sleeps four people in two bedrooms. It's perfect for couples, families or friends. Squirrel Cottage is one of a collection of eight luxury properties at Old Oak Cottages, each providing 4-or-5-Star Gold standard accommodation close to the North York Moors. The cottages can be booked together to accommodate extended families and groups of friends.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£561 to £1056
Short breaks from £146 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

54.204394, -1.256653

Badger Cottage is a beautiful self-catering property on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, close to Thirsk and within easy reach of favourite attractions and landmarks. It is one of eight superb properties at Old Oak Cottages, providing 5-Star Gold standard accommodation for six people in three bedrooms. The cottage has a private garden and a flexible layout that suits families, multi-generational families, and friends. Guests have use of excellent onsite amenities that include an indoor swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court, and extensive grounds.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£876 to £1668
Short breaks from £206 per night

6-8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

Buttercups Hay Barn

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 11th Feb 2022 for 7 nights, £1495Save £400"Indoor Swimming, Toddler Play Area, Sports Area, OR SHORT BREAK 3 NIGHTS £1240 Nr Chester Zoo"
52.941005, -2.710251

Enjoy 5-Star accommodation in the heart of rural Shropshire when you stay at Buttercups Hay Barn. The gorgeous Georgian barn conversion overlooks fields and a wildlife pond, with guests having use of facilities that include a heated indoor swimming pool, toddler play area, sports court, woodland picnic spot and wildlife trail. It is close to Whitchurch, the Llangollen Canal and Shrewsbury, and within easy reach of Chester, Liverpool and three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Buttercups Hay Barn sleeps up to 10 people in five bedrooms and is perfect for large families or groups of friends. If you need even more space, then there are four more superb self-catering properties on-site. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1100 to £2113
Short breaks from £395 per night

10  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

Enjoy the luxury of a pool on holiday

Holiday homes with a swimming pool are highly popular and whilst they may come at a premium, they can provide hours of entertainment for the children come rain or shine. Having the exclusive use of a private pool to take a dip in before breakfast or at the end of the day is a popular facility, particularly for couples who enjoy a little privacy. However, the social element that shared facilities can offer for both children and adults alike is an added bonus, as is the opportunity of a little exercise to keep you fit whilst you are away putting on those holiday pounds!

Tips: Properties with swimming pools are highly sought after so make sure you book in advance. Check with the owner if you have sole or shared use of the pool and whether there are any time limitations on its use (both at certain times of the year and on a daily basis). Whilst owners may provide towels for use in the cottage, they may not provide towels for pool use, so double check beforehand or take your own. Don’t forget to pack the swimming aids for the little ones and make sure children are supervised at all times when around water.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What are the benefits of indoor pool over outdoors?

An indoor pool is more likely to give you all-year round use. You may wish to check the temperature to which the pool is heated with the owner.

Will I have exclusive use of the pool?

Some of our holiday homes have a private swimming pool and others have pools for the shared use of guests. Details of the use and any exclusions are normally available on the property listing or owners own website.

Is there an extra charge for pool use?

Many owners have this included within the renal price but we recommend you clarify this with the owner prior to booking.

How many holiday rentals do you have with a swimming pool?

Currently, we have 187 (but this changes!) holiday homes with the use of a swimming pool.

Do I need to bring my own pool towels?

Whilst many holiday homes provide towels for bathing, the majority do not provide pool towels so we recommend you bring your own or clarify this with the owner before arrival.

What other things should I ask the owner?

Is the pool heated and to what temperature?