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Property: 8 homes with swimming pools to splash out on

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If you’re a water baby, why not consider a property with a swimming pool already in situ? . Photo: Wiglesworth. Photo: Wiglesworth
If you’re a water baby, why not consider a property with a swimming pool already in situ? . Photo: Wiglesworth

Relaxing in your own outdoor pool has to be the ultimate way to chill out on a hot day, but installing one from scratch might not be feasible.

So, if you’re a water baby, why not consider a home with a swimming pool already in situ?

Read more: Property: 8 bargain homes (that just need a little TLC)

Whether you’re on the hunt for a contemporary apartment, a country house or a holiday home on the continent, there are plenty of options to suit all tastes and budgets — just take your pick from this selection on sale now.

1. The Brentford Project, Brentford, Middlesex, from £425,000

The Brentford Project, Brentford, Middlesex. Photo: The Brentford Project
Residents are given automatic membership to The Wick at St Lawrence Gardens, a private members’ club with a co-working space, gym and open air pool. Photo: The Brentford Project

Perched at the meeting point of the River Thames and River Brent, Ballymore’s scheme is revitalising Brentford town centre and will deliver 876 new homes alongside shops, offices, cultural and leisure spaces.

Residents of the west London sitet are given automatic membership to The Wick at St Lawrence Gardens, a private members’ club with a co-working space, gym and a beautiful open air pool.

The one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in the latest phase — called The Whele — are directly on the waterfront. Find out more from The Brentford Project.

2. Normanton-on-Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire, £850,000

Normanton-on-Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire. Photo: William H Brown
This Nottinghamshire home sits in a plot of over half an acre. Photo: William H Brown

This detached house is in the catchment of an outstanding secondary school and about 10 miles from the market town of Newark.

It sits in a plot of over half an acre and includes six bedrooms, three bathrooms, an open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room, a living room, study and sun room with a bar.

Swimming pool. Photo: William H Brown
The enclosed garden comes complete with a heated pool and a pool house. Photo: William H Brown

The enclosed garden comes complete with a heated pool and a pool house — so you’ll have no excuse not to carry on swimming once the weather turns colder. Get the lowdown from William H Brown.

3. Ringwauld, Deal, Kent, £965,000

Deal, Kent. Photo: Bright & Bright
This detached property features a raised terrace leading down to a sheltered pool with a paved surround. Photo: Bright & Bright

Located between the Kent towns of Deal and Dover, Green Haven is a good-sized detached house that adjoins open farmland and looks out over the English Channel.

A kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, dining room, conservatory and two bedrooms — one with an ensuite — are on the ground floor, with the master bedroom suite and fourth bedroom/playroom on the first floor.

Outside, a raised terrace leads down to a sheltered pool with a paved surround — the perfect spot for an apres-swim cocktail. From Bright & Bright.

4. Bergerac, Dordogne, France, €1.166m (£975,633)

This French chateaux was built as a fortified Benedictine priory and dates back to the 11th century. Photo: Christie’s International Real Estate
This French chateaux was built as a fortified Benedictine priory and dates back to the 11th century. Photo: Christie’s International Real Estate

Exposed stone walls and timber beams abound in this atmospheric chateau, which was built as a fortified Benedictine priory and dates back to the 11th century.

The main part consists of six double bedrooms, five bathrooms, four reception rooms, two kitchens, an office and a laundry room and there is also an attached three-bedroom apartment.

11th century chateaux, France. Photo: Christie’s International Real Estate
This 11th century chateaux has a beautiful outdoor pool. Photo: Christie’s International Real Estate

Everything is immaculate but you probably won’t want to spend much time inside when you could be cooling down in the beautiful outdoor pool. For sale through Christie’s International Real Estate.

5. Skye Green, Feering, Essex, £1.1m

Feering, Essex. Photo: Carter Jonas
The house in Feering, Essex is encircled by formal gardens where you’ll find a south-facing dining terrace and a heated swimming pool, enclosed by hedged borders. Photo: Carter Jonas

At more than 2,000 square feet, The Old Cottage is somewhat bigger than your average listed cottage as it’s been substantially extended since it was built in the 1600s — fortunately without compromising its character.

There are four reception rooms, five bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with a wealth of period details such as exposed timbers, open fireplaces and lattice windows.

The house is encircled by formal gardens where you’ll find a south-facing dining terrace and a heated swimming pool, enclosed by hedged borders. Contact Carter Jonas.

6. Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, £1.9m

Glebe House. Photo: Strutt & Parker
The seven bedroom house has been completely restored. Photo: Strutt & Parker

Once a rectory in a village on the edge of Dartmoor, Glebe House was built in the late 1680s and owned by the church until being sold for the first time in 1913.

The new owners commissioned celebrated gardener Gertrude Jekyll to redesign the grounds, focussing on the borders.

DCIM/100MEDIA/DJI_0137.JPG. Strutt & Parker
The six acres of garden contain a greenhouse, vegetable garden, barn with workshop and an inviting pool. Photo: Strutt & Parker

Fast forward a century and the seven bedroom house has been completely restored while the six acres of gardens have matured wonderfully.

They contain two detached cottages — run as successful holiday lets — a greenhouse, vegetable garden, barn with workshop and an inviting pool. Get more info from Strutt & Parker.

7. Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, £1.9m

Leamington Spa. Photo: Wiglesworth
There is a changing room next to the outdoor heated swimming pool so hopefully you won’t have to worry about wet footprints on the floors. Photo: Wiglesworth

A real crowd pleaser, this handsome Victorian house is in walking distance of the town’s station and has seven reception rooms and seven bedrooms.

The second floor can be configured to incorporate a self-contained flat, providing independence for a teenager or au pair.

There is a changing room next to the outdoor heated swimming pool so hopefully you won’t have to worry about wet footprints on the floors. Available through Wiglesworth.

8. Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal, 6.5m (£5.435m)

Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal. Photo: Ideal Homes Portugal
This Portuguese cliff-top villa features panoramic sea views, a children’s pool and a swimming pool surrounded by a well-manicured landscaped garden. Photo: Ideal Homes Portugal

Panoramic sea views, a children’s pool and a swimming pool surrounded by a well-manicured landscaped garden with a waterfall flowing into a koi carp aquarium and rockery are among the many charms of this luxury cliff-top villa.

Read more: Property: 9 hot holiday homes up for sale

The property is being sold fully-furnished and is ready to move into immediately.

Arranged over three floors, it has four bedrooms, five bathrooms and copious amounts of indoor and outdoor entertaining space. Through Ideal Homes Portugal.

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