Self-catering holiday houses with swimming pools
Luxury holiday cottages with outdoor swimming pools are in high demand from the spring through to the summer, generally in UK they are heated. Private Indoor swimming pools offer the ultimate luxury in cottage holidays - make sure you pack your swimming costume! Typically a large holiday house may boast its own private swimming pool, groups of cottages are more likely to offer shared swimming facilities that leave you feeling pampered. Some accommodation not only have a heated swimming pool, but a jacuzzi and sauna too - the ultimate indoor holiday activity, especially with flood lighting. An outdoor clean, well kept swimming pool will entice many people to rent and an indoor pool, which can be used all year round, will have a huge appeal to people for short breaks and weekly rentals year round. Often dedicated pool rooms provide changing facilities and the pools are surrounded by a patio or terrace, with fantastic views over the garden.
Child safe swimming pools
If you are a large group holidaying together, with families and small children (and dogs) must consider safety, especially where big numbers of people are involved. check if the rental property with a pool, has a fence that surrounds the pool or a self-closing gate that locks. Some pools have a safety alarm that sounds when there’s movement near the swimming pool. With all swimming pools, we advise children should always be supervised. These luxury holiday houses with pools or hot tubs are very much in demand - book early to avoid disappointment, you will be lucky to find a last minute discounted one - but it not impossible to find - check out our editors hand picked discounted houses.
Featured cottages with swimming pools are often highlighted on social media, private indoor pools with total seclusion are few and far between, but larger holiday houses with outdoor pools can be found especially in the south of England (with heating). Swimming races, early morning dips and poolside ball games are bound to be a highlight of any holiday that involves a private pool. Many of the swimming pools will be heated (check the rental details) and can be lit up at night, prepare to have a midnight swim added to the holidays activities.
There is no doubt that a heated outdoor pool is a welcome added luxury to a large holiday house, and not very common in British properties, outdoor pools are more usual, some with with changing rooms. Heated outdoor pools are likely to only be available in the summer months (April to September). Pool side sun loungers and outdoor dining and barbecues are a wonderfully relaxed by product until you are tempted to dive in! Larger holiday houses with swimming pools often also have private tennis courts - and smaller ones may have on-site tennis courts which several properties can share. What better way to cool down than diving into the pool after a great game of tennis.