For an extra special holiday experience, you’re in the right place. Adding a private pool to your search will add a bit of luxury to your next break, and with access to our discounted prices, it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Outdoor pools offer guaranteed water-based fun for those days where the sea is looking chilly and unpredictable, or if you just want to get active in the early morning before the family rears its head.
Whether you’re looking for a family-sized cottage or a romantic getaway for two, our knowledgeable team will find the right place for you. We have indoor or outdoor swimming pools to suit large groups or small, and we even have dog-friendly holiday homes so you don’t need to leave your four-legged friend behind. Many cottages with pools have additional facilities like a hot tub, adding that extra layer of decadence to your stay.
Now that you’ve added a swimming pool to your wish list, the difficult part is deciding where to go. Our carefully chosen luxury holiday cottages cover the most scenic corners of the UK. For rural retreats, try the Lake District or Pembrokeshire. Or for the option to flit between the beach and the pool, a holiday property in Cornwall may be the perfect pick for you.
Best for: Expansive mountain scenery
The Lake District lies at the mountainous heart of Cumbria, attracting people from around the world with its stunning lakeland scenery. The bustling towns of Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick are well worth visiting in between climbing Scafell Pike and paddling in Lake Windermere.
Luxury Cottages in Cumbria
Best for: Warm weather and golden sands
The two sunshine counties of Cornwall and Devon are your best bets for good weather in the UK, making them the perfect option for a swimming pool getaway. In Cornwall, the south coast’s golden sands are a little glossier than the rugged cliffs and coves of the north. Visit both for a well-rounded Cornish retreat.
Luxury Cottages in Cornwall
Best for: Sea kayaking and coastal walks
If escaping the crowds is a must, keep Pembrokeshire in mind. Its most well-known town, Tenby, is undeniably attractive, with an enormous golden beach, pastel-coloured houses and a family-friendly vibe. However, just a short drive west or north will take you into glorious tranquility. Try hiking on the coastal path near Freshwater West Beach and stopping at Cafe Mor for a fresh lobster roll.
Luxury Cottages in Pembrokeshire
Best for: Historical seaside towns
For people living in the Big Smoke, a holiday down in East Sussex is par for the course. Not only is it easily accessible by train from the capital but the seaside towns of Eastbourne, Hastings and Rye are delightful places to spend a week. Camber Sands beach is one of the best in the county, while a pilgrimage to the many sites linked to William the Conqueror will satisfy history fans.
Best for: Canoeing adventures in the Wye Valley
Canoeing and paddle boarding on the River Wye are the activities of choice in Herefordshire, with rental opportunities from the charming towns of Hereford, Symonds Yat or Ross-on-Wye. The autumn leaves in this part of the UK are also worth a look, making the Wye Valley an ideal choice for an out-of-season getaway.