Whether indoor or outdoor (or both), swimming pools add a whole new level to any property. These are the best on the market right now – and each perfect for the ultimate pool party in their own right. Dive in…
Ashberg House, Chelsea
This Chelsea home is named after one of the world’s most singular diamonds, and takes influence and style from the extraordinary stone. Ashberg House boasts 5 bedrooms and is newly constructed, designed to the top modern spec. There is a lift to all floors including an amazing spa and swimming pool, which is located in the spacious basement and accessed through a daylight reflecting staircase. Available through Knight Frank, £28m.
Blue Ridge, Berkshire
This impressive family residence is great for big gatherings. The huge garden boasts a wide variety of flowering plants and trees, making it the perfect place for relaxation and reflection. The charming pool alongside has a specifically designed pergola, along with climbing roses and ornamental olive trees. Fully equipped to host a pool party, there’s also a pool house with changing room, shower room and cloakroom. Available through Strutt & Parker, £5.5m.
Wyld Court, Devon
This magnificently restored Grade II listed Elizabethan Manor house is surrounded by its own land and incredible gardens. The ‘secret’ walled garden along with an ancient Mulberry tree and decorated chess pieces topiary surround the outdoor heated swimming pool making it the garden of all gardens. Available through Strutt & Parker, £2.25m.
Golf Side, Sutton
This charming detached residence is within easy reach of the historic Cheam Village, but what makes this property exceptional is the magnificent pool complex, complete with a sunken hot tub, sauna and bar area – what could be a more perfect place to entertain family and friends? With five bedrooms and a pool house, they won’t want to leave. Available through Winkworth, £1.895m
Sussex House Farm, Kent
This incredible estate is set in beautiful rural countryside, and is where the Mr Men books were written. It is comprised of an historic Grade II listed house, converted timber barn, tennis court but most importantly a arge swimming pool. The pool is situated within the vast 203 acres of land, and with the surrounding sun loungers and furniture it is a fabulous place to hang out in the summer. Available through RH & RW Clutton, £5.5m
Britton Street, Clerkenwell
Integrating inside with outside, this ‘infinity house’ is a Grade II listed Georgian house complete with 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a stunning modern swimming pool. The cleverly excavated basement provides a raised glass swimming pool, spa facilities, a cinema room and a wine cellar. It’s literally to dive for. Available through UK Sotheby’s International Realty, £6.999m
Lodsbridge Mill, West Sussex
Lodsbridge Mill is a country house with bags of charm and character situated in the idyllic Selham in West Sussex alongside the River Rother. The main feature of this stunning Grade II listed property is the spa complex set over with views of the weir and water meadows. The indoor/outdoor pool has living space attached making it an excellent party house, especially for an unforgettable pool party. Available through Knight Frank, £2.25m
Hockworthy House, Devon
This modern day country house, occupies an elevated and peaceful position with great views over the countryside and lakes. This refurbished house has been converted to improve the layout and to incorporate a heightened standard of design and materials, whilst also keeping its charm. The grounds are spectacular, boasting an outdoor kitchen, DJ booth and swimming pool. The swimming pool, located to the North of the house, is in the corner of a high south and west facing wall which provides a wonderful sun trap. Available through RightMove.co.uk, £3.95m
Bank House, Bristol
Tucked away in a quiet hamlet called Sheepway, this home incorporates everything water-based. Along with the Portishead sailing club, the marina and open air lido it’s not surprising that this house also has its own stunning illuminated swimming pool. Available through Savills, £1.2m
Emerson Park, Essex
This high calibre property is well located for the London commuter. Along with the hustle and bustle of an elegant townhouse it has secluded gardens that are superb to create relaxation and harmony. The property also boasts an in-ground heated swimming pool, with shower and changing facilities. Not to mention it also has a beautiful summerhouse with bi-folding doors from which to enjoy the view of the garden. Available through Fine & Country, £2.25m
Padenghe Sul Garda, Italy
This Mediterranean villa overlooks a spectacular swimming pool with breathtaking views of Lake Garda. Equipped with bioclimatic technology, this luxurious villa is immersed in an Evergreen landscape of agaves, palm trees, cypresses and olive trees to create the ultimate peaceful and tranquil environment – helped too by the Zen style and design elements found throughout. From the pool you can enjoy the views of Italy’s most famous lake. Available through Italy Sotheby’s International Realty, €3.5m
The Old Rectory, Stroud
This house sits in 8.4 acres of land, and has meticulously presented and beautifully landscaped gardens. The pool, set in a sheltered part of the garden, boasts an infinity end which looks out on to the beautiful countryside. Situated in the sought-after Cotwswold village, the pool makes this property the luxury abode that it is. Available through Knight Frank, £6.25m.