Summer Self Catering Stays With Outdoor Pools From Premier Cottages
With temperatures rising and travel chaos at UK airports, a summer staycation with an outdoor pool has great appeal. Premier Cottages highlights properties still available:
Devon cottage for ten with its own outdoor pool in the South Hams
Set in 30 acres Flear Country House sits in a secluded location. It comes with a gorgeous private heated outdoor pool plus access to all of the shared leisure facilities on the farm complex including an indoor pool and large indoor and outdoor play areas, pitch and putt and tennis court. The House is close to an excellent gastro pub and the town of Kingsbridge, with its cafés and restaurants. The nearest beach is just 20 minutes away.
A party of ten can enjoy a week’s stay at Flear Country House from 17 September for £3335 or a six night stay from 24 September for £2405 (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01548 521227)
Stylish Scottish country house with private outdoor pool and hot tub
Alexander House offers stylish self-catering accommodation for up to 18 guests. It has its own private outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and inside there is a grand dining hall, with circular table that’s great for formal evening meals. There’s also a drawing room, games room and a massive kitchen/living/dining room with spectacular views across the Strath to the Highlands.
Upstairs are eight bedrooms (six with en suites, and a family suite with 2 bedrooms and seating area). Two rollaway beds can be added for larger groups. The property is just three miles from Auchterarder and the famous Gleneagles hotel and 20 minutes from Perth and Stirling. A four night’s stay for up to 18 arriving 22 or 29 August is £4500 (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01764 910320)
Luxurious house for 14 with private pool in North Norfolk
Godwick Hall is a stunning house offering luxurious accommodation for groups looking to holiday in the Norfolk countryside with the added attraction of a private heated outdoor pool.
Set in 100 acres of parkland, it features seven luxurious bedrooms, one reception room, a dining room, conservatory and a roomy kitchen. There is also a large games room with a ¾ snooker table and table football ample garden space for outdoor play and place for EV charging.
The property is just 15 miles from the north Norfolk beaches of Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham and also within reach of the fine city of Norwich. A four nights stay for 14 guests arriving 5 September is £4367 or arriving 12 September is £3798. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01328 701948)
Somerset Farm with pool
Somerset Soul at Upper Vobster Farm is a luxury farmhouse with private outdoor heated swimming pool and steam room. Set in 55 acres of land with meadows, a 6 acre wood that’s home to birds of prey, there are two small lakes onsite, one with a beach with logs and rocks to sit on. Families will love the flock of North Ronaldsay rare breed sheep, pygmy goats and various ducks and hens that live onsite. Visitors can also spot deer, buzzards, red kites and owls.
The market town of Frome and historic Nunney Castle are close by and the cities of Bath and Wells are within easy reach. A week’s summer stay for eight guests starts from £10566. (www.premiercottages.co.uk 01373 812166)
Cottage cluster with outdoor pool, sauna, games room and gym
Just two miles from a UNESCO World Heritage Coastline in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Long Chimney Cottages features three flint barn and stable conversions in Devon’s magnificent countryside.
The cottages share a Mediterranean style heated swimming pool with sun loungers and there is also a games room. Each property has its own private south facing garden with patio, sun loungers and a barbecue. Close by are Beer, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis where there are beaches, restaurants and stunning walks. A seven-night stay in Long Chimney’s Stable Cottage for six is £2350 arriving 8 July and a seven night stay in Flint Cottage for four guests arriving 1st July is £950. Alternatively, a week arriving 26 August in Stable Cottage is £2640 and in Flint Cottage is £1194. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01297 680636)
17 Cornish cottages with indoor and outdoor pools plus stables on site
Broomhill Manor, is one of Cornwall’s most attractive Georgian manor houses, with 17 cottages and one apartment. The properties have shared heated outdoor and indoor pools plus an excellent outdoor hard tennis court, stables with horses for all abilities, a child’s soft play barn and games room. The property is also just a short walk from a choice of sandy beaches.
A week’s break for six in Broomhill’s Heron Cottage in July costs from £1725 and a week in Broomhill’s Kittiwake for six in July costs from £1160. Further cottages are also available in July and August. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01288 352940)