25 Amazing homes with a swimming pool
- By: Ashley Saunders
- August 2019
With summer in full flow, who doesn’t dream of a swimming pool?!
Imagine relaxing on long summer days with a few laps, a good book and a cheeky BBQ! You’ll never your weekend to end!
You may not be able to afford your dream home or even currently have space to build a swimming pool, but that shouldn’t stop you from dreaming!
We’ve searched the four corners of Rightmove and picked out our favourite 25 homes with a swimming pool.
Some properties cost the GDP of a small nation, while others will surprise you how cheap there are.
So, sit back and enjoy viewing some incredible real estate and amazing pools!
Our tour starts in Godalming, Surrey with a palatial new build. While we might never be able to afford the £30 million price tag, it does have an epic outdoor pool.
Set in 30 acres, Sydenhurst draws inspiration from classic Georgian architecture. It’s four floors feature 9 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms including a library, a party room for events and an array of leisure facilities.
In addition to a games room and bowling alley, the property also has a home cinema.
If it’s raining outside but you want to swim, the indoor pool is sizeable and the room has French doors on two sides. There’s also a spa bath, steam room, gymnasium and a treatment room!
If you still need a cardio work out after swimming, there’s an all-weather tennis court. We’d move in straight away, If only it wasn’t so expensive!
Sydenhurst is being marketed by Knight Frank.
Italy – Florence, Tuscany
Next on our tour of homes with a swimming pool is a slightly cheaper but equally impressive estate in Florence. However, it’s still expensive at £18.5 million!
Set within the breathtaking Tuscan hills of Florence, this exclusive villa includes a 2-hectare park. In short, it has everything you need to relax.
The main residence features bright and spacious rooms. Throughout the estate, many traditional features still exist. These include ornate wooden ceiling beams, majestic columns, frescoes and a stone fireplace.
Large picture windows enable the owner to take advantage of the magnificent countryside that surrounds the estate.
Within the park-like grounds, lies a unique swimming pool and an artificial lake. It’s unlike most homes with a swimming pool!
As you enter the estate, you’ll feel the weight of the world slowly lift. You’ll find yourself starting to unwind within the privacy and tranquillity of this countryside retreat.
This estate is on the market with Lionard Luxury Real Estate spa.
Back in London, this exclusive Hampstead property has one of the finest indoor pools on the market. The price is top secret, but we’d estimate you wouldn’t get much change from £20 million!
Hampstead is a favourite for many of London’s top business magnets, sports stars and celebrities. You might even bump into Ricky Gervais, Thierry Henry or Boy George when you’re stocking up on the essentials!
With over 14,000 sq ft, this majestic property backs onto Turners Wood Bird Sanctuary. The inside is suitably grand and includes 6 bedroom suites, 4 reception rooms, and 7 bathrooms.
There’s even a lift, which covers the 4 floors. In addition to a state-of-the-art cinema room with a bar, the home features an impressive basement leisure suite.
Whether you fancy working out in the gym, relaxing in the sauna or steam room, or swimming in the pool, this property offers all of this and so much more.
This property on Ingram Avenue is available from Knight Frank.
Spain – Balearic Islands, Mallorca
From the bustle of London to the peace of Balearic Islands, Mallorca. This estate is available for over £26 million!
As you ascend the winding driveway, a historic manor house reveals itself. Once the gates have shut, you’ll experience paradise on earth. The manicured gardens gently roll into the foot of the Tramuntana mountain range.
The accommodation is extensive with 10 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, and 8 reception rooms. In addition to the main house, there is a garage for 10 vehicles. There’s even a chapel!
As you walk through the grounds, you discover multiple ponds, springs and wells. The estate also contains a private tennis court.
The large pool gently slopes providing different depths. Next to the pool is a Jacuzzi, which is large enough to host a party!
This exceptional estate is being sold by Mallorca Gold Real Estate.
USA – Key Biscayne, Florida
Flying across the pond, this is one of Miami’s most exquisite homes with a swimming pool. It’s available for £18 millions, but that’s what you’ll end up paying for a waterfront residence in Florida chicest city!
Designed by renowned architect Charles Pawley, this property blends Polynesian influences and breathtaking water views. Gated and private, the residence overlooks Bill Baggs State Park with the historic lighthouse.
A Koi Pond greets you as you enter the property and welcomes you into the open living room dining area. A cinema room, office, large kitchen and 6 bedrooms make up the house.
Within the beautiful gardens is a waterfront summer kitchen, ideal for family BBQs. While you can swim in the sea, the large pool has one depth and is accented by a large Jacuzzi.
This property is an entertainer dream, you’ll never want the party to end! In addition to superb leisure facilities, there’s a dock space for a 100 ft yacht.
This island paradise is available from Savills International Residential Property.
Hopping back across the pool to another seafront property. Only this time, we’re in Sandbanks, Poole. At just under £7 million, this home feels affordable! Well, maybe not!
Vanquish seamlessly blends contemporary waterside living, panoramic sea views with a relaxed pace of life. It’s ideal for recharging after a long week.
Using open plan spaces, Vanquish blurs the lines between each space, encouraging a greater harmony. Each of the 4 floors fulfils a different lifestyle requirement.
6 bedrooms are set across three floors, with a guest suite off the main living area. The ground floor encompasses the garage, a study and leisure facilities.
Unlike Florida, where the weather is always good, the develop saw sense and built the swimming pool inside. This means whatever the English weather brings, you’re able to swim.
The impressive, heated pool looks out to the jetty and the shoreline beyond. Large sliding doors connect the outdoors with the ground floor.
Available from Tailor Made, Sandbanks, Vanquish is perfect if you a few spare millions and desire contemporary living, steps away from the shore.
France – La Colle-Sur-Loup, French Riviera
From the English Rivera to the French. This magnificent renaissance castle is located a short drive from Nice airport. Ideally situated for the villages of La Colle-sur-Loup and Saint Paul.
The estate comprises of the main house and several outbuildings and a hectare of stunning grounds. This is the ultimate retreat which is perfect for parties, weddings, and other family gathers.
The main house features many inviting reception rooms as well as a sizeable wine cellar. The first floor is adorned with murals depicting King François Premier’s visit to the château.
The grounds are dotted with water features and artefacts, including a charming outdoor swimming pool signed by the artist Jean Cocteau.
For sale via Savills French Riviera.
Next, on our list of homes with a swimming pool, we’re going up north to near Newcastle Upon Tyne. This magnificent neo-Georgian property blends traditional architectural details with a contemporary floorplan.
At the heart of the home, is in an impressive smart home system, allowing the owner to contol lighting, heating, audio and security. These can even be monitored and controlled remotely.
Set over 4 floors, there 6 bedrooms, 4 receptions and a lower ground floor dedicated to leisure!
Sitting at in the centre of the basement is a large 40 x 10-foot swimming pool. It’s ideal for family time on the weekends or maintaining fitness. Situated next to the pool is an 8-person Jacuzzi, ideal for parties! There’s also a gym and a steam room.
The entertaining space on this lower floor is equally impressive. It features a large bar, a further lounge and state of the art cinema with 3D Overhead Projector.
Priced to sell at £2,5 million, if it’s your dream home, best call Rare! from Sanderson Young.
Travelling south, Croeshowell Hall lies just across the Welsh border in a rural setting. A handsome and fully restored Regency-style country house with an outstanding leisure complex, standing in private and mature gardens.
The impressive property has many exquisite architectural details and features of note. As the kitchen is the heart of the home, no expense has been spared as the house is fitted with a spectacular Clive Christian kitchen. This dedication to using the best materials continues throughout the property.
The leisure complex is housed within a purpose-built wing and features many high-end finishes. The leisure facilities comprise of a gym, games room, bar and large swimming pool area.
The pool room (46’ x 26’ 3) contains a spectacular indoor swimming pool with underwater lighting, waterfalls and Jacuzzi.
Croeshowell Hall can be yours for £2.7 million and is being sold by Savills, Chester, along with many other homes with a swimming pool.
USA – Tubac, Arizona
Across the pond in Arizona, USA is the historic South Mill Ranch. Spread over 2,700 acres, the ranch lies within its own valley protected by the San Cayetano Mountains.
The adobe style ranch improvements are impeccable and include a magnificent owner’s residence, an equally attractive but smaller guest house, a manager’s home and a stable complex.
The ranch is well watered and offers incredible vistas, dramatic terrain, extensive wildlife and complete privacy.
While you could swim in any of the estate’s lakes, the large rectangle swimming pool is unique. Only a few steps from the main residence, the pool has spectacular views from the wide-open space of the ranch, to the impressive mountain range in the background.
Whatever your reason for swimming, the backdrop will encourage you to swim a couple of extra lengths or to create more memories.
South Mill Ranch is on the market for £6.2 million and is available from Sphere Estates (UK) under a co-marketing agreement with Hall and Hall (US).
From a ranch to the prestigious Thorntonhall village in Glasgow. A favourite Scotland’s rich and famous, the village sports many homes with a swimming pool.
This individual home offers a high degree of flexibility and privacy as well as an impressive swimming pool complex. The mature gardens are sizeable, level and are gated.
The ground floor contains a 27-foot dining room with French doors that lead out to the rear garden, sitting room, modern kitchen and a formal lounge.
The large swimming pool complex also contained on the ground floor contains a sauna, shower room and hot tub. A set of stairs leads to a mezzanine level that overlooks the pool.
The first-floor accommodation features a snug area, games room, the master suite, as well as two double size bedrooms. The lower level contains two additional bedrooms.
With change from £800,000, this property feels surprisingly cheap. So grab your cheque book and call Rettie & Co!
Italy – Lake Como, Lombardy
Italy is famous for many things, including its food, wine and landscapes. The great lakes in the north are one of the country’s most magnificent features.
Located on Lake Como, Villa Ada is a beautiful Belle Époque villa, which was originally built as a summer home, over 100 years ago.
The villa has been lovingly restored by the present owners combining elegance, sophistication and charm. As you might expect, the property features miles of marble and also decorative plastered ceilings.
Built for entertaining, the estate is generously pre-portioned, providing space for a small imitate family gathering or an event with 50 guests.
On one side the property sits under the shadow of the Swiss mountain, while the other side features a lush and beautiful garden, which slowly melds into the lake.
Within this garden is a stunning wisteria-covered pergola with barbecue area for al fresco dining as well as a 12 x 5m swimming pool. While having a pool may seem a little at odds with the lake, it allows for swimming all year round.
At £2.2 million, this historic estate is available from Savills International Residential Property.
Ireland – Dalkey, Co Dublin
Who wouldn’t like to live in Ireland at this lifestyle estate?!
Monte Alverno allows you to enjoys the luxury of seclusion while being situated in one of Dublin’s finest coastal locations.
This magnificent castellated Victorian residence uses local Dalkey granite and incorporates numerous unique features, making it an exceptionally fine home of outstanding architectural and historic merit.
A feature of note is the turret. As you ascend the spiral staircase, you discover the Sleeping Cabin with its 270º view of the surrounding area. Just a few steps up is the roof, which has spectacular 360º panorama views.
Neatly tucked into the corner of the mature gardens is an all-weather floodlit tennis court. This lies beside a Chinese garden, complete with a waterfall and lily pond.
On the upper terrace, is the hugely impressive, 65 ft long heated swimming pool complete with its dramatic dragon motif and underwater lighting. A large Liscannor paved patio area surrounds the pool and is ideal for relaxing. The pool also has spectacular views of Killiney Bay and beyond.
The £6 million price tag is equally impressive as the property! Monte Alverno is available from Sherry FitzGerald.
Branksome Park, Dorset
Only a short drive from Sandbanks, this exclusive property offers over 6,000 square feet of living space set in secluded grounds and complete with a uniquely shaped swimming pool.
The home also features a cinema room in the attic!
Middlemarch is two floors of modern luxury and combines formal as well as informal living areas. In addition to several reception rooms, there are five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The master suite offers hotel-like living and also has a private sun balcony.
Outside the uniquely designed swimming pool is surrounded by a striking water feature, a large sun terrace and rolling lawns.
Remote controlled gates enhance your privacy and lead to a generous driveway with plenty of room for guest parking.
Living large in Bransom Park will cost you £3 million with the help of Luxury & Prestige Estate Agent.
Malta – Mizieb
Flying to Malta for the next of our homes with a swimming pool. This traditional residence features spectacular views, private gardens and costs a cool £4.9 million.
Mizieb is a woodland area in the north of Malta, stretching over approximately two kilometres squared of land between St Paul’s Bay, Manikata and Mellieha.
This residence enjoys beautiful reception rooms and three bedroom suites. There’s also the potential to add a fourth bedroom. Off the ground floor is a sunny terrace and a courtyard.
The large 60 square metres games room, will provide hours of family fun. Adjacent to the property is a gorgeous swimming pool and jacuzzi with a spacious deck area.
If you wish to escape to the sun, Malta is a fantastic option. This villa is available from Cluttons.
Barbados – St James
If money is no object and you feel Barbados calling, you can’t go wrong with Cove Spring House or it’s swimming pool! Oh, you’ll need at least £30 million to spend!
Enjoying an idyllic cliff-top position on the prestigious Platinum West Coast of Barbados, this luxurious 10-bedroom estate boasts breath-taking panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.
The 1.3 acres exude luxury, tranquillity and privacy. It’s Palladian/Georgian open-architecture brilliantly captures the inherent beauty of the island. Designed to maximizes natural light and cooling via the tradewinds, the 20,000 square feet always feels calming yet sophisticated.
While moments from the shore, the house features a unique swimming pool, which wraps around part of the house. With a single depth, all family members can safely enjoy swimming. A Jacuzzi mirrors the pool’s shape and is a superb extra.
Chestertons International in London has the daunting task of selling Cove Spring House.
Lakeside Manor is an impressive country estate with a superb leisure complex. This luxurious estate property has been thoughtfully created with luxury, comfort and recreation in mind.
The ground floor provides several flexible reception rooms as well as a large entertainment space.
In terms of leisure facilities, the unique swimming pool features a built-in bar and feels like you’re in Hawaii! It’s unlike any other of our homes with a swimming pool!
In addition to the pool suite, there is a steam room, sauna, games room, cinema, gym, 2nd kitchen, and staff apartment. Adjacent to the leisure complex is the all-weather tennis court.
The first floor offers three well-appointed double bedroom suites. The master suite contains two fitted dressing rooms. All bedrooms also enjoy access to a balcony with panoramic views over the gardens.
Also, the estate contains a bungalow, garages and two summerhouses. Ensure privacy, the estate extends to over 7 acres and is set back from the road behind electric gates.
Statons Estate Agents is marketing Lakeside Manor for £5 million.
Spain – Malaga
If you have £2.7 million burning a hole in your bank account, and want to flee the UK for Spain, you should take a look at this exceptional equestrian estate. It’s one of the most inspiring homes with a swimming pool in Europe.
Only half an hour from Seville, this estate is surrounded by olive groves and cereal crops. It’s the ideal location for outdoor activities like horse riding, paragliding, cycling and so many other sports.
The large main residence blends old-world charm with modern amenities. The interior has been designed with inspiration from Europe and Morocco. There are multiple reception rooms, large family kitchen and 7 bedrooms.
The property has a heated indoor Moroccan inspired pool. In addition to the indoor leisure facilities, the grounds contain a large swimming pool, perfect for long summer days.
This extraordinary estate is available from Cluttons.
Switzerland – Vevey
If you wonder what living large in Switzerland costs, well, this luxurious 8 bedroom mansion in Corseaux costs £11.5 million.
Thanks to its commanding position and southwest orientation, the house has plenty of sunlight and a stunning view of the lake and mountains.
Part of the property dates back to the early 20th Century property. However, it was fully renovated in 2010. Overall, the house occupies an idyllic and peaceful setting.
Each of the 4 floors has been designed using quality materials and the best furniture. An elevator provides access to each floor.
Also, there all the fitness facilities you could dream off, including a large fitness room, sauna and an indoor 12 x 5 metre pool. You’ll enjoy working out and staying fit.
The grounds include several gardens and terraces all superbly planted and decorated.
This 8 bedroom farmhouse in Vevey is available from Knight Frank, London.
Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire
Set just outside London, Aria is an iconic mansion which fuses classic architectural styles with modern materials.
This spectacular home exudes an air of refinement throughout, from its linear brick detailing to the grandeur of the double-height glass entrance.
Designed for entertaining, Aria features 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms as well as an impressive basement leisure complex. Within this area, you’ll find a 10m swimming pool, gym, steam, sauna, and salon.
Also, this lower level is a cinema and games room, and a wet bar.
The ground floor features separate dining, living and family areas, which are connected by a grand triple height hallway with elliptical staircase and a custom Rocco Borghese chandelier.
As a smart home, Aria integrates mood lighting, music, heating, air conditioning, cinema, gate entry and CCTV security together to create a unique living experience.
Aria is on market for £5 million with Statons.
Thailand – Choeng Mon
Moving on to Thailand for the next of our homes with a swimming pool. This new development is ideally located just 400 metres from the soft sands of Choeng Mon Beach.
The project features a mixture of detached pool villas plus sea and garden view town-houses. A number of 2 and 3 bedroom villas are available.
Built from single-story buildings, the villas are ideal for enjoying long Thai summers. They’ll be superb in winter where you could swim in your pool, rather than the sea.
As a new development, the on site facilities are first class. There’s a communal pool, gym, BBQ, 24-hour security, and so much more.
A 2 bedroom villa starts at £200,000 and Real Samui Properties have a range available.
Britain is home to another of exceptional properties. Many of these homes have a swimming pool. This house is no exception, and yes, that’s the annex in the above photo!
Located in Shotesham, a village with some 500 residents and the property lies just over 6 miles south of Norwich. Believed to date back to the 16th century, the main house was added in 1712 and is of a classical Queen Anne style.
The main house has several reception rooms, 7bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and plenty of character. Impressive by itself, the 1.62 acre estate also contains a 3 bedroom annexe, garage block and beautiful gardens.
These calming gardens feature many exciting plants as well as a lawn and vegetable garden. Also, it contains a hard tennis court and heated swimming pool.
As the main residence could do with some updating, this estate will set you back £1.45 million and is available from Brown & Co, Norwich.
Dubai – Lime Tree Valley, Jumeirah Golf Estates
If you’re bored with paying taxes and want to live in a hotter climate, then consider moving to Dubai.
Lime Tree Valley is a luxurious golf development. The estate is composed of 121 villas located around the fairways of the magnificent Earth golf course designed by Greg Norman on Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.
While this 5 bedroom villa will set you back £1.7 million, it is fully renovated and truly unique. The villa is completely sustainable and so benefits both the environment and your pocket.
Directly adjoining the house is the swimming pool and gardens, both overlooking the Golf Course. You’ll enjoy swimming daily and of course, the odd round of golf!
This villa is being sold by Premier Estates Real Estate Brokers, Dubai.
Greece – Ionian Islands, Corfu
It’s easy to describe Corfu as a little piece of heaven. The island is calming and peaceful, and as a result, it’s perfect for holidays or retirement.
This secluded stone-built villa is located above Agni Beach, which is widely known as one of the most beautiful places in Corfu. The villa offers stunning open wide sea views
Each for the villa’s two floors is simple yet calming. The expansive living/dining room on the ground floor overlooks the landscaped garden. A simple, bespoke kitchen sits opposite the dining space.
The top floor of the house is occupied by a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The villa also has two more bedrooms, each with it’s own bathroom.
Walking from the ground floor into the gardens, the infinity pool will surprise you. As you dive into the pool, you’ll feel like your swimming in the sea. It’s a truly magical setting for a pool and villa.
As you might expect, the property is available for £1.2 million through Savills Hellas Ltd, Greece.
The final entry on our list of homes with a swimming pool is in the uber posh Wilmslow. A favourite with footballers, TV stars and business leaders alike.
Sporting a modern design, this 9,500 square foot mansion, references many classic designs. The property consists of 5 reception rooms, with a kitchen diner which overlooks the garden. There are also 5 en-suite bedrooms, over the top 2 floors.
The leisure facilities are excellent. Whether you look forward to relaxing in the games room or cinema room. There’s also a large gym and swimming pool. Both rooms are light and airy.
As privacy is paramount, you’ll enjoy the large enclosed garden and patio. The property is gated and also has a spacious parking area.
Thanks to its prime location, this estate is on the market for just under £3 million and is available through Benson Bunch, Wilmslow.