Top 5 Cottages with Private Pools

Welcome to Historic UK’s hand picked selection of holiday cottages with private swimming pools, not just in the UK but also further afield in Europe.

Whether you want a luxurious break, a rural retreat, historic setting or family fun, we have a suggestion for you.


In the UK:

The Old Piggeries, Uploders, nr. Bridport, Dorset, sleeps 6

Just 2 miles from ancient Bridport, this former barn has been carefully converted and now offers well-appointed holiday accommodation for up to six people. After a busy day exploring Dorset’s Jurassic coastline and picturesque countryside, take a dip and relax in the private indoor heated swimming pool.

With its Saxon origins, the lively market town of Bridport has a long history associated with the rope-making industry. Other nearby sites of historic interest includes Hornsbury Mill,  Forde Abbey and the charming fishing village of West Bay.

Treetops, Arthog, nr. Dolgellau, Gwynedd, sleeps 8

Set at the gateway to Snowdonia National Park, this elegant detached holiday property enjoys breath-taking views over Cardigan Bay and the Cader Idris mountain range. With its own private indoor heated swimming pool, it occupies a secluded position high above the village of Arthog.

The nearby town of Dolgellau was the centre of a minor gold rush in the 1860s, when small amounts of the precious metal were discovered in the estuary. Other nearby sites of interest includes King Arthur’s Labyrinth in Corris, the Centre for Alternative Technology and the unusual Italianate village of Portmeirion.

Silverland, Hordle, nr. Lymington, Hampshire,  sleeps 14

This picturesque English thatched country cottage retains many original features, including its timber beams, leaded windows and cosy inglenook fireplace. More recent additions include the outdoor heated swimming pool that is easily accessed through two sets of large French doors. Surrounded by fields on all sides, as well as the pool, the 4 acre grounds also include a sizable area for playing ball games, two large lawns and a double barbecue.

Nearby sites of historic interest includes the Beaulieu Motor Museum, Bucklers Hard and the popular sailing town of Lymington with its pretty harbour and cobbled streets.

In Italy:

Vista San Lorenzo, Dicomano, Tuscany, Italy, sleeps 4

Once used to store wine, this delightful, stone-built period property formed part of an ancient farm complex that dates back to the medieval period. Carefully converted, it now offers well-appointed holiday accommodation complete with its own private outdoor areas and swimming pool.

Accessed by a dirt track, Vista San Lorenzo sits atop a hill in a splendid location overlooking the green Mugello valley. The beautiful UNESCO city of Florence, with its domed cathedral, palazzos, museums and art galleries, is just 40km away.

In France:

Capian, Aquitaine, France, sleeps 10

Set in the heart of Capian, this impressive twentieth-century holiday property offers spectacular views over the surrounding valley and the world famous vineyards of Bordeaux.  Inside there is a warm and rustic atmosphere, whilst the private outdoor swimming pool is open between June and September, weather permitting.

Just a short drive from Bordeaux’s classical city centre, waterfront and recently transformed Quays. Even closer are the ruined remains of 11th century Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure, an important starting point for pilgrims en route to Santiago de Compostela.

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