Properties of the week: homes with swimming pools
Featuring pool houses, saunas and stunning landscaped gardens
Cold Comfort, Wendover
Thought to date from the 17th century, this period property offers historic charm and excellent views. It is believed to have originally been a shepherd’s cottage that was restored and extended in the early 20th century by the renowned architect, Ernest George Theakston. 3 suites, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen/ breakfast room, 3 receps, study, gym/home office annexe, double garage, store room/workshop, heated swimming pool, stream, gardens, pond, 2.99 acres.
The Thatched Barn, Steventon, Abingdon
A well presented Grade II barn conversion, which is believed to originate from the 17th century. The property occupies an idyllic setting opposite the village green. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, study, garage, swimming pool, mature gardens.
The Well, Skeffington, Leicester
A spacious property that has been thoughtfully extended and lovingly refurbished by the current owners over the last 20 years. The property has a west facing landscaped garden with private parkland beyond, heated outdoor swimming pool and dining terraces. Main suite with walk-in wardrobe, 2 beds sharing a jack and jill en-suite shower, 2 further beds, family bath, open-plan kitchen/recep, study, utility/shower, 2 further receps, double garage, swimming pool, terraces, gazebo, 0.46 acres.
Hill Top Fruit Farm, Baylham, Ipswich
A fine example of 16th century architecture, this well-presented Grade II house, set beneath a Norfolk reed roofline, sits on a quiet lane, within grounds approaching approx. 1.5 acres. The property enjoys lovely views across rolling farmland. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, music room, garden room, snug, garage, workshop, detached barn, covered heated swimming pool.
Calverley Park Gardens, Tunbridge Wells
A contemporary detached single storey house, with gardens surrounding the property and a sun terrace ideal for alfresco dining. Main suite, 2 further suites, kitchen/dining/recep, office/bed 4, garage, swimming pool.
The Spinney, Linwood, Ringwood
This substantial countryside retreat has grounds of approx. 12.12 acres, split between the garden and surrounding fields. Main suite, 3/4 further beds, family bath, kitchen/recep, conservatory, 1 further recep, outbuildings, heated outdoor pool, gardens, tennis court, direct forest access.
Hawks Stoop, Haslemere
A charming family home in a sought-after location, with a large garden which includes a swimming pool with a pool house and sauna. For 150 years, the property was The Wheatsheaf Inn, and Lord Tennyson is reputed to have frequented it. Main suite with dressing room, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, study, cellar, garage, 1-bed annexe, gardens of 0.66 acres.
71 Frognal, Hampstead, NW3
A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial 12-bed property in the heart of Hampstead Village. It is divided into three residences totalling 6,070 sq ft, which are set in landscaped gardens with an outdoor swimming pool and off-street parking. Elmpoint, the main house, comprises 8 beds and 4 receps; Hollybank House, a cottage, has 3-beds and 3 baths; and Oakside is a self-contained studio apartment.
Inverness-shire: Offers in excess of £245,000
Flat 23, The Abbey Church, Fort Augustus
Originally a Benedictine Monastery, The Highland Club offers a luxurious 1-bed apartment nestled in the majestic Highland landscape, on the shores of Loch Ness. Main suite, kitchen/recep, communal indoor swimming pool and gardens.