Whether indoor, outdoor or both, swimming pools add a whole new level of enviability to any home. These are the best on the market right now – so pack your armbands and get ready to make a splash. Summer’s just around the corner, and there’s plenty of time to host the pool party of dreams…
The Best Properties with Swimming Pools on the Market Now
Dalhebity House, Bieldside, Aberdeen, Scotland
Boasting an enchanting setting set amongst majestic trees, this is one of Scotland’s most magnificent homes – and it’s currently the most expensive on the Scottish property market. It’s the mansion of dreams with its endless period rooms – think grand dining room, wood-panelled library and jaw-dropping entrance hall – as well as 10 acres of grounds and woodland, tennis court, and, of course, the breathtaking swimming pool and spa complex. Available through Savills for offers over £7,500,000.
Moorpark, Toluca Lake, California
Described as a ‘jewel of Toluca Lake’, The Bob Hope Estate provides luxurious Californian living in a stunning setting. The ground floor is characterised by hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows and has a semi-open plan layout in which large and bright rooms shift seamlessly to one another. And there’s no shortage of luxurious amenities throughout: there’s the home theatre, gym with steam room and sauna, motor court, saltwater pool, alfresco lounge areas, golf course, tennis court and an alfresco kitchen. Available through The Agency for $29,000,000.
The Warren, Caversham, Reading
Set in a delightful riverside setting, this property offers modern luxury in abundance and endless entertaining opportunities. There’s the large open plan area fit with living space, dining area and bar, a stunning kitchen with huge island, incredible circular wine cellar, a cinema room, a plethora of terraces for alfresco opportunities, pool and hot tub. And if you can manage to drag yourself away, head down to the bottom of the garden and set sail for a peaceful trip down the river. Available through Fine & Country for £4,500,000.
Chesterton Road, Harbury, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
With its impressive swimming pool, alfresco entertaining area, tennis court, copious large rooms with high ceilings (seven reception rooms, eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms), and an additional one bedroom annexe – this property makes for a glorious country home. There’s even nine acres of grounds and stables for those horse lovers. Available through Fine & Country for £4,500,000.
Shamley Green, Guildford, Surrey
This property truly is the ideal setting for any weather. Spend sunny days lounging around on the grass sipping on rosé and Pimm’s, and cool off with a dip in the pool – or pamper yourself in the spa before curling up in front of a movie on a cold winter’s evening. Its idyllic setting and the plethora of luxurious facilities mean you will find it very hard to leave this one. Available through Savills for £8,500,000
Roquefort les Pins, Alpes Maritimes, Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur, France
Set on the dreamy French Riviera, this villa is luxuriously modern, with an open-plan layout and endless floor-to-ceiling windows meaning the property is flooded with light. Grab a bottle of rosé from the wine cellar and head out to lounge by the statement swimming pool, which occupies a central position in the garden and boasts elegant diving boards and a water feature. Available through Knight Frank for £4,620,959.48
Pelham Street, South Kensington, London
More of a city slicker than a country bum? Doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your own private pool. This stylish five-bedroom South Kensington home oozes cool; everything from the open plan kitchen to the home cinema is decked out with ultramodern appliances. Descend to the basement and you’ll find a home gym and adjoining pool with mirrored walls. But the best part is that you can gaze down at your subterranean swimming spot through the glass floor of the home office. Very Bond villain. Available through Knight Frank for £7,950,000.
Ferry Lane, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
Boasting an enviable riverside position, endless amenities and breathtaking interiors, this palatial property is the country house of dreams. There’s the sweeping statement staircase, seven stunning bedroom suites, the cinema room, swimming pool and tennis court, an additional guest house, two staff cottages and a dreamy boat house with a guest apartment. Available through Knight Frank and Savills for £36,500,000.
Sol de Mallorca, Mallorca
It’s all well and good having a pool in the UK – but for an outdoor pool you can use year-round, it’s worth considering a sunnier location. Enter this dreamlike villa in Sol de Mallorca. It’s got four bedrooms, modern open plan living spaces and a roof terrace. Most importantly, there’s a big outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a swanky Balinese lounge area and Mediterranean gardens. Dine al fresco and live your Balearic fantasy. Available through Sotherby’s International for €2,850,000
Tregunter Road, Chelsea, London
Set just off of Fulham Road, this deceptively spacious property boasts 8,000 square feet of family living space. There’s sleek and impressive interiors, endless natural light and a whole floor dedicated to wellness: think swimming pool, sauna, stream room, and gym. Available through Knight Frank for £23,500,000
Dyke Road Avenue, Brighton
Brighton just got more exotic. You don’t need to book a plane ticket, just move to this incredible villa-style property. The statement swimming pool surrounded by landscaped gardens is reason enough to move here, but there’s also the marble staircase, plenty of sizeable rooms and a luxury master bedroom suite if you weren’t already completely sold. Available through Hamptons for offers over £2,500,000
This villa’s exceptional architecture is sure to wow any potential occupant. The white layering expertly shifts between ceilings and balconies. Along the ground balcony sits plentiful sunbeds ideal for soaking up the Mallorcan rays. When you get too hot, take a dip in the swimming pool. Or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, head down the steps which will lead you on a private path to the sea below. This is a winner for those who adore swimming. Available through Knight Frank for £29, 406,105.75
St Joseph’s Hall, Storrington, West Sussex
With eight bedrooms, sprawling gardens and stylish interiors, this is the perfect family home to escape the city in. A charming example of an arts and crafts home, the property has oak floorboards, brick tiled fireplaces and views throughout of the South Downs. And the indoor swimming pool complex is seriously impressive. Available through Knight Frank for £5,750,000.