6 cottages with pools in Dorset

By Emma Southcombe

What better way to enjoy a holiday in the UK than a charming cottage with its own swimming pool. These six are in Dorset, a county that is rich in natural treasures but often overlooked by tourists.

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Photo: Big Oak View

1. Health club in Charmouth

Sleeping 10 people across five bedrooms, Big Oak View (above) is well equipped to accommodate large groups or families. Located on a gated complex in Charmouth, just a short stroll from the Jurassic coastline, there is plenty to do in the seaside village. With access to the leisure facilities at the neighbouring holiday park, you haven’t got far to walk to enjoy the outdoor heated swimming pool. For a small charge, guests can use the centre’s gym, indoor pool, sauna, and steam rooms.

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Photo: Compass Corner

2. Heated outdoor pool set in the country

Compass Corner (above) sleeps two people in this small but perfectly formed accommodation. Outside there is a heated pool, shared by this and one other property, as well as a nearby hotel where you can enjoy the numerous extra facilities as non-residents. Perfectly placed to enjoy the Dorset countryside, this property is perfect for a walking break.

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Photo: Folke Manor Woodpecker

3. Barn conversion with indoor heated pool

The single-storey Folke Manor Woodpecker (above) sleeps four and welcomes a dog over the winter months. On site at the complex you will find a shared indoor heated swimming pool, open all year round. There is also plenty of great walking trails around the area.

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Photo: Jurassic Tide Line

4. Family cottage with leisure centre access

On the same complex as Big Oak View so perfectly situated for Charmouth, Jurassic Tide Line (above) sleeps four adults and is perfect for a groups of friends or family. With the well-equipped leisure centre, with pool, gym and sauna, this property is the ultimate relaxation base. There’s a king-sized bedroom and a twin bedroom, lounge and open plan kitchen/diner.

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Photo: Ranmoor

5. Private pool near Blandford Forum

Just three miles from Blandford Forum, Ranmoor (above) sleeps 16 people across 8 bedrooms. With its own private outdoor heated pool, it’s the perfect house to rent in summer. With two other properties on the gated complex, you could make a bigger event out of it, although with Ranmoor the pool is yours to enjoy privately even if you don’t book all three properties.

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Photo: Regis Cottage

6. A stroll from The Jurassic Coast

Regis Cottage (above) enjoys access to the neighbouring Charmouth leisure centre. With Big Oak View and Jurassic Tide Line it’s one of 16 properties on the gated complex. Sleeping six people across two bedrooms and a sofa bed it’s perfect for families getting away together in Dorset. With the outdoor pool available for guests use, and the indoor pool, sauna, gym and steam room all available at a small charge.

See more cottages with pools across the UK.

All photos courtesy of holidaycottages.co.uk/dorset.


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