A cosy welcoming log cabin ideally positioned within an eighteen acre private secluded woodland estate in the Langdale Valley, near to Ambleside in central Lake District. A perfect base for exploring the areas many attractions and an ideal base for walkers, cyclists, or those who want to simply relax.
Full of traditional grandeur, Haremere Hall is a delightful country manor house sitting amongst 150 acres of parkland in East Sussex countryside. Just 45 minutes from London, this unpretentious manor house has an abundance of historic charm and provides a warm welcome to parties of 14-20 guests looking to celebrate a special occasion, catch up or simply spend family time in the country together.
Tarka's Holt is one of five family-friendly holiday homes at Stowford Lodge in North Devon. Sleeping up to five guests, this delightful cabin sits opposite the children's play area and has excellent on-site facilities including a football field, woodland path, and indoor swimming pool. Just three miles from Great Torrington, this is an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of the area including Dartington Crystal, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Appledore, Clovelly, the Tarka Trail and the glorious beaches of Bude and Westward Ho! There is also an excellent pub for meals out under three miles away.
Located in the heart of the Lake District, this comfortable holiday lodge is located at Neaum Crag within eighteen acres of spacious grounds. Dog and child friendly, guests have the use of good on-site leisure facilities including a Jacuzzi and swimming pool. Just three miles from Ambleside, this is an ideal base for those who enjoy walking, relaxing or who want to explore the area and its many attractions.
A delightful self catering holiday cottage set within the grounds of a beautiful estate within South West Scotland. A heated outdoor swimming pool, coastal walks and lovely beach at Rigg Bay just a short stroll away make this the perfect place to relax.
Three elegant, well-appointed holiday cottages just four miles from Wroxham in the heart of the Norfolk Broads with shared use of an indoor swimming pool. Ideal for exploring the waterways and also the Norfolk Coast with its glorious golden beaches and incredible wildlife. Norwich City, steeped in history and culture, is also within easy driving distance offering a taste of city life.
With its own hot tub on the veranda overlooking the lake, this fabulous luxury holiday lodge sleeps up to eight guests in four flexible super-king/twin bedrooms and sits on the prestigious Retallack Resort with superb onsite facilities including an indoor pool, spa, restaurant, bar, golf, tennis, fishing and aqua park to name just a few. Sitting just inland of Cornwall's glorious north coast with fabulous beaches including Padstow and Newquay within easy driving distance, this is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday and exploring the many attractions of the South West. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.
Just outside Tawstock and a short drive from Barnstaple, Corffe is a wonderful estate with nine holiday cottages and a magnificent Georgian country house which sleeps up to 20 people. Corffe House can be rented on its own or together with some or all of the cottages to accommodate larger parties for events like weddings. With beaches like Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Croyde and Westward Ho! as well as the Exmoor National Park nearby, a holiday at Corffe is one of endless fun. The grounds have an all-weather tennis court and adventure play area, and there is also an indoor swimming pool and spa bath. Corffe House also has a cinema room with pool table for relaxed evenings watching films or challenging your friends and family to a game. Whether you're there for a long weekend to celebrate an occasion with your extended family and friends, or sneaking away for a romantic week in the beautiful North Devon countryside, Corffe has the perfect self-catering property for you.
Sitting on a private holiday complex surrounded by parkland and glorious golden sands, Admirals Cottage is a stylish seaside retreat in an enviable position just two miles from Filey on the stunning North Yorkshire coast. Fabulous on-site facilities including spa, indoor pool and bar and an abundance of attractions close by to enjoy.
A spacious holiday home with outdoor heated swimming pool on the edge of the lovely East Sussex village of East Dean with village pub and shops and just three miles from the seaside resort of Eastbourne.
Annex accommodation adjoining a country house in the East Sussex village of Friston with beautiful views over the South Downs and ocean beyond. Close to Eastbourne with excellent amenities, beaches and ideal for walkers, cyclists and sea lovers.
Sitting in the small hamlet of Poughill in the heart of picturesque Mid-Devon, this holiday cottage offers spacious character self-catering which is idea for a relaxing break or using as a touring base for visiting Devon's many attractions. On-site facilities are excellent including an indoor heated swimming pool, children's play area and animals to see.
Located in the small hamlet of Poughill and set in the heart of beautiful Mid-Devon, this character barn conversion has immense character and provides spacious accommodation for large groups of up to ten. Perfect for relaxing, using as a base to explore Devon or getting together with friends and family.
Perfect for two (or four with the use of a sofa bed), Saddleback oozes character and charm and provides the perfect 'bolt-hole' for couples and small families. Nestling within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty amongst glorious countryside in East Sussex, guests have superb on-site facilities including fishing lakes, an indoor pool and spa, along with an abundance of attractions including Rye, Battle, Hastings and Tunbridge Wells. Fabulous walks and cycle rides locally.
Offering the perfect mix of country charm and modern style, Old Spot is a popular retreat for couples, families and friends and sits in a picturesque setting at Poppinghole Farm within an AONB amongst glorious East Sussex countryside. Close to Robertsbridge, the cottage is within easy reach of Rye, Battle, Hasting and Tunbridge Wells and has superb walking and cycling on the doorstep, along with on-site fishing and spa facilities that include a fabulous indoor pool, Jacuzzi, plunge pool and pamper room for treatments - what more could you ask for in a relaxing holiday?
Perfect for large groups of families and friends sleeping up to twelve guests (five bedrooms + sofa bed), this welcoming farmhouse offers a lovely mix of traditional character and modern-day amenities to ensure a high standard of comfort. With a ground floor bedroom, this dog-friendly retreat is located at Wheel Farm close to Exmoor, nestling amongst Devonshire countryside a short distance from the coast and the seaside village of Combe Martin (two miles away). Spend your days exploring the many attractions of Devon, relaxing on the beach, walking the coastal path and countryside or staying put and making the most of excellent on-site facilities including an indoor pool, tennis court and sauna. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Upper Mill is a romantic retreat for two sitting in a countryside setting on the edge of Exmoor just two miles from the seaside village of Combe Martin on North Devon's stunning coast. Indoor swimming pool, sauna and all-weather tennis court on-site and fabulous walks, beaches and an abundance of attractions close by. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
With a fabulous private terrace for enjoying balmy summer evenings and extensive grounds with pool house, gym and spa for treatments, this luxury retreat is popular with families and couples (one or two). An oasis of calm to enjoy a night or two of luxury or use as a base for exploring the heart of the Cotswolds. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
Offering single level accommodation, Cope is an exceptional holiday home for two. Exquisite and spacious throughout, guests have superb facilities on hand including an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna as well as extensive grounds which are an oasis of calm. An excellent base for exploring the Cotswolds' many attractions. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
Located in the beautiful Coly Valley within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Granary offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday with the use of an outdoor heated swimming pool and the Jurassic Coastline just four miles away. Ideal for walking, cycling, horse riding and exploring the many attractions of Devon including Lyme Regis, Seaton, Beer and the pretty little village of Branscombe. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
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.