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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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50.359246, -4.675624

Combine the space and privacy of a self-catering cottage with the luxury and convenience of a spa-hotel stay at Driftwood Lodge. This modern two-bedroom cottage is in the grounds of Trenython Manor near Fowey, with guests having access to the hotel's grounds, spa facilities, bar and restaurant. It is available all year round, putting visitors within easy reach of beautiful beaches and attractions such as Lanhydrock, Eden Project, the sailing town of Fowey and the historic harbour at Charlestown. The cottage sleeps up to four people and has a layout that suits couples and families.

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £1500

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.027522, -1.592932

Little Owls is as sweet as its name and a lovely choice for families, friends and couples who want to explore the many attractions of both Hampshire and Wiltshire. Nestling in a peaceful position in the picturesque Test Valley, guests can enjoy with stunning countryside views, the shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool in the warmer months, lovely walks and plenty of relaxation.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £1000
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.027522, -1.592932

A delightful holiday cottage in the picturesque Test Valley ideally placed on the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire just ten minutes drive from the New Forest. A peaceful location with stunning countryside views. Presented to a high standard with an outdoor (shared) pool, this is a perfect place for a family holiday.

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £1400
Short breaks from £155 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.914786, -4.177569

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.

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £880
Short breaks from £125 per night

5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.914786, -4.177569

If you want to explore North Devon with its many attractions and glorious coastline, Stowford Lodge is an excellent choice. Offering five family-friendly holiday cottages within six acres of grounds, the cottages are just three miles from Great Torrington and within driving distance of Bude and Westward Ho! for a day on the beach. Dartington Crystal, the Tarka Trail and RHS Garden Rosemoor are just a few of the other attractions for day trips out or stay put and relax amongst the grounds with plenty of space for children to play, a woodland path and indoor swimming pool.

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £750
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.914786, -4.177569

A comfy home from Home, Tarquol Cottage sleeps four guests and is one of five welcoming holiday homes set within extensive grounds in North Devon just three miles from Great Torrington. With facilities such as a children's play area and field, woodland path and indoor swimming pool, there is plenty on-site to keep the little ones entertained and a host of attractions for day trips out including the lovely sandy beaches at Bude and Westward Ho!, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal, the Tarka Trail for traffic free cycling and the pretty villages of Appledore and Clovelly.

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £750
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.914786, -4.177569

Welcoming with home comforts, Halcyon Cottage is a popular choice for a family holiday with excellent on-site facilities including spacious grounds with play areas for the children, indoor swimming pool and resident pets. One of five holiday homes at Stowford Lodge, the cottage is an excellent base for exploring North Devon and its many attractions with the glorious beaches of Bude and Westward Ho! within driving distance, as well as Dartington Crystal, RHS Garden Rosemoor, the Tarka Trail and the pretty villages of Appledore and Clovelly to name just a few.

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £750
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.914786, -4.177569

Stay in comfort in the heart of the North Devon countryside at Warren Cottage. This welcoming holiday home has been converted from a Victorian farm building and has lovely features like exposed beams and brick walls. Sleeping six guests in three bedrooms, Warren Cottage is perfect for families and nestles within six private acres which include a heated indoor swimming pool, children's play area, large flat playing field, and resident sheep, chickens and Dartmoor ponies. Warren Cottage is three miles from historic Great Torrington, and close to popular Devon beaches like Bude and Westward Ho! Cycle or walk the Tarka Trail, or admire pretty villages like Clovelly and Appledore. You will find it an extremely comfortable and convenient place to stay with plenty to keep the whole family occupied.

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £830
Short breaks from £120 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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

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:
£1225 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

52.941005, -2.710251

Emma's Hayloft is one of five charming self-catering properties at Alkington Grange Barns, a few miles from Whitchurch in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. It sleeps up to five guests in three comfortable bedrooms, providing facilities that include a multi-use sports court, toddler's adventure playground, wildlife walk and a woodland picnic spot, as well as a heated indoor swimming pool and a private garden. The cottage is dog friendly. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £939
Short breaks from £190 per night

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

52.941005, -2.710251

William's Hayloft is in an idyllic location in rural Shropshire, close to Whitchurch, Grindley Brook and the Llangollen Canal, and within easy reach of places like Shrewsbury, Chester and Ironbridge Gorge. It sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and has a layout that suits families or friends. Guests have use of excellent facilities that include a heated indoor swimming pool, wildlife area and woodland picnic spot, multipurpose sports court, and a playground just for toddlers and young children. It is one of five superb self-catering properties at Alkington Grange Barns. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£532 to £991
Short breaks from £185 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

52.941005, -2.710251

Stay in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside in this lovely barn conversion which sleeps up to 10 people in five bedrooms. It is one of five 4-and 5-star self-catering properties at Alkington Grange Barns, with guests having use of a heated indoor swimming pool, sports area, toddler playground, and a woodland picnic site. Oliver's Mill is close to Whitchurch, Grindley Brook and the Llangollen Canal, and within easy reach of Shrewsbury, Chester, and Liverpool. It's ideal for big families or groups of friends who are celebrating a special occasion or just catching up over a relaxed few days in the countryside. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £1935
Short breaks from £375 per night

10  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

52.941005, -2.710251

If you're searching for a fantastic self-catering property with plenty of space for up to 12 people, a quiet rural location and activities on the doorstep, then James' Parlour is for you. The gorgeous five-bedroom holiday retreat is one of five stunning self-catering cottages at Alkington Grange Barns, close to Whitchurch and Grindley Brook, and with direct access to the Shropshire Way. Guests have use of amenities that include a heated indoor swimming pool, toddler play area, sports court, picnic spot and wildlife area. All bookings are protected by Master Cancel Insurance. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £2100
Short breaks from £425 per night

12  |   5  |   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?