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The 11 best Airbnbs with pools in the UK for the ultimate staycation

Planning a British staycation? Treat yourself to a luxury stay in the UK with your very own pool.


It's a bit surprising, isn't it? Pools tucked away in UK Airbnb listings. Who would've guessed? But, despite our unpredictable weather, there are actually Airbnbs that offer a poolside escape right here on home soil.

If you're looking for a UK staycation, these Airbnbs make a fantastic alternative to the usual run-of-the-mill hotels popping up everywhere. And if you're lucky enough to snag some sunny days, they can give you that tropical getaway feel without the hefty plane fare. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right?

To help those planning a British vacation, we've curated the top UK Airbnbs with private pools. From beach houses in Cornwall to charming barns in Wales, these spots are ready and waiting to amaze. Let's just hope the weather plays nice…

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts, and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The best Airbnbs with pools in the UK

The Grand Designs house in Bosham
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1. The Grand Designs house in Bosham

This striking UK Airbnb is the very modern mansion showcased in the last season of Grand Designs. It creates the illusion of floating over the surrounding pool and wooden decking, bringing absolute luxury to its guests. Accommodating up to 10 guests across five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, alongside its fully-equipped contemporary kitchen, it's the pinnacle of UK staycation elegance. Plus, it's a haven for remote workers thanks to its lightning-fast Wi-Fi – although we doubt you'll be working much while soaking up this opulent atmosphere.

Rooms? Five bedrooms. Sleeps 10 guests.
The mood? Grand Designs grandeur.
Location perks? With 1.5 acres of land to explore, why go anywhere else?
Budget range? A bougie affair.
Time Out Tip: Ask hosts Nina and Dan for local tips – they're super helpful.

The little barn in Oxfordshire
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2. The little barn in Oxfordshire

This 19th-century Cotswold stone barn is surrounded by peaceful Oxfordshire countryside. Spend your time embracing all things natural, with a natural swimming pool that's a happy middle ground between your local lido and wild swimming, so enjoy a splash around in summer or make use of your wetsuit in the winter when things get a little nippier. The house sleeps six guests across three grand bedrooms, making it a top spot for family and friend getaways. When you're not rambling through the countryside, kick back and relax by the large fireplace or with a couple of drinks on the garden patio.

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps six guests.
The mood? Mesmerising barnhouse retreat.
Location perks? Easy access to Witney, Cotswolds villages and Blenheim Palace.   
Budget range? An affordable weekend for a group of mates. 

The barn conversion in Devon
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3. The barn conversion in Devon

Is there anything more idyllic than a barn conversion in the countryside? Only one that comes with a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool AND hot tub. This barn conversion Airbnb in Devon is a quaint little stay that is surprisingly modern and luxurious. The interior is dark and sultry with contrasting copper touches throughout the property, adding to the rustic but modern feel. The Airbnb sleeps four people in two bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. There's a kitchen with all the equipment you'll need on your stay and a dining area inside and outside for your pick of cosy dinners or al fresco dining. And of course, there's a swimming pool for use from June through to September and a private hot tub on the terrace with a BBQ. 

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests. 
The mood? Cosy country retreat. 
Location perks? Situated in a peaceful valley for solitary bliss.
Budget range? An indulgent weeklong stay for families. 

The picture postcard cottage in Norfolk
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4. The picture postcard cottage in Norfolk

This is an idyllic-looking English cottage within day-tripping distance of the north Norfolk coastline, meaning you can easily reach the Shakespeare in Love beaches. You've also got the Norfolk Broads and Thetford Forest on your doorstep, too. This postcard-perfect Airbnb in Swaffham comes with its own private, heated swimming pool that's framed by neat decking and tall hedges. On a sunny day, you’ll have a hard time believing you’re not on the Med. 

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps six guests.
The mood? Dreamy lux-cottage stay. 
Location perks? This quiet country lane escape features two splendid gardens. 
Budget range? A rather indulgent getaway.

The classic bothy in Hampshire
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5. The classic bothy in Hampshire

This bright and light cottage in Hampshire might only be a mile or so from the sea, but there’s one good reason to stay put. Decked out in cool white hues, with soft furnishings and crisp linens, this Airbnb is oozing beachy vibes from top to bottom. Most of the rooms open out onto a private pool, which is heated even in the summer months, so you’ve got zero excuses not to jump in at the deep end. 

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests. 
The mood? Bright and airy country hideaway.
Location perks? Enjoy walks in the new forest before making a pub lunch pit stop. 
Budget range? Exceptional bang for your buck.

The country mansion in Cumbria
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6. The country mansion in Cumbria

This place rocks the kind of mud-splattered sophistication that England has been selling its reputation on for centuries. Set within the truly stunning Cumbrian countryside, this manor house has nine bedrooms, plus three more in the adjacent Dairy Cottage. We’ve got our eye on that seriously brilliant wooden bed made of antique planks, plus those wonderful carved fireplaces and beams. The pool isn’t onsite – it’s nearby on Home Farm Courtyard – but guests are invited to prebook private slots so it will always have that personal feel. None of that sharing a lane with slow swimmers business.

Rooms? 12 bedrooms. Sleeps 16+ guests.
The mood?
A period drama filmed in the glorious North.
Location perks?
The wonders of the Lake District are at your service.
Budget range?
If you really did split it between 16 people…

Modern magnificence in Dorset
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7. Modern magnificence in Dorset

When Thomas Hardy wrote about life in dear of Dorset, he probably didn’t have something like this in mind. Forget rural idyls, this place is pure decadence dressed up to the nines. The grounds – where the pool is – are all manicured, primped and premed in a manner that echoes the French partier style. Indoors, things are similarly swish, with acres of space, lots of light and a particularly nice large-scale living space to steal the show.

Rooms? Eight bedrooms. Sleeps 16+ guests.
The mood? Just me, you and a tray of mimosas for breakfast.
Location perks? Explore the lovely stretch of coast between sandbanks and Bournemouth.
Budget range? Well, it’s not super cheap…

The Fingals Folly house in Devon
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8. The Fingals Folly house in Devon

This quirky Airbnb is the brainchild of Hungarian artist-architect Andras Kaldor and owner Richard Johnston. From the colourful exterior to the eclectic furnishings, Fingals Folly is bursting with character. While its luxuries mean it's on the more expensive side, it's the kind of place you can justify splurging on for a special occasion. Alongside the pool, you've got a kitted-out gym and outdoor tennis court, plus luxuries like extravagant artwork in the perfectly manicured gardens. Yeah, you probably won't want to leave.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests. 
The mood? Nautical wonderland. 
Location perks? You can explore the charming town of Dittisham, or get the ferry to Dartmouth.
Budget range? A high-end couple's stay.

The converted granary in Somerset
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9. The converted granary in Somerset

This bright and airy Airbnb in Somerset is one unique place for a countryside escape. Found in Chew Valley, near Bristol, Bath and Wells, the Converted Granary is an old stone barn that blends both modern and traditional elements. There are bright and spacious interiors, with bright colour pops and beams on the ceilings. You've also got an indoor pool (perfect for when the weather misbehaves) – the entrance to which is shrouded by leafy palms and vines to transport you to the tropics. And when you fancy a bit of alfresco dining, you can kick back in the glorious garden. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
The mood? Cosy-lux.
Location perks? Take a load off by going for a bike ride through the valley, or sailing in the nearby lake.
Budget range? An affordable romantic weekend. 

The halula beach house in Cornwall
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10. The halula beach house in Cornwall

Just off of Fistral Beach in Cornwall’s Newquay, this enormous Airbnb – sleeping 24 – cashes in on the area’s surfy atmosphere with a private pool, colourful bean bags, hot tub, poolside bar and giant BBQ for refuelling after a day catching waves (or at least attempting to). Transport yourself from the British coast to Pacific-inspired bliss, just ignore any weather forecasts of rain. Each room is uniquely decorated and gives off a very wholesome and comforting vibe to the Airbnb. Think of it as your home away from home. But with 24 people and a pool. 

Rooms? 10 bedrooms. Sleeps 16+ guests. 
The mood? Ibiza vibes.
Location perks? The perfect location for exploring Newquay.
Budget range? A bargain for large group bookings.
Time Out Tip: Planning a Barbie-inspired vacay? This is the spot.

The coastal home in Flamborough
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11. The coastal home in Flamborough

This gated property is a total haven. With six cozy bedrooms, eight beds, and not one but two living rooms and kitchens, it’s perfect for a staycation with up to 14 adults or even 16 with the kiddos in tow. But let's talk about the real showstoppers: the heated pool, which stays inviting all year thanks to its custom thermal cover, and a bubbling hot tub for that extra touch of extravagance. Want to soak up the sun without the splash? No problem. They've got you covered with a fantastic decking area and a sweet garden canopy. Trust us, it’s the ultimate mix of relaxation and fun.

Rooms? 6 bedrooms. Sleeps 14 guests. 
The mood? Simply stunning.
Location perks? The perfect coastal retreat- just a 30-minute walk from the main beach and 8 minutes from South Landing Beach.
Budget range? Let's put it this way, it's not cheap.


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