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Large Holiday Homes With A Pool

Booking a large group holiday in the UK is easy with Group Stays. We appreciate that you need things to keep everyone entertained, whether it’s a big family holiday, a reunion of friends or a corporate break. So we’ve thought of everything, for all ages, and we have large group holiday houses with swimming pools, games rooms, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and play equipment for 8-30 people.

You’ll find our large group holiday homes in Somerset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire, and we’ve even got a gorgeous chateau for large group holidays in France. Purpose-built holiday lodges, converted barns, old farmhouses, big cottages or charming country houses; what they all have in common is plenty of space for a big group holiday and top notch facilities – like swimming pools.

Booking a large group holiday cottage with a swimming pool makes all the difference; no matter how young or old you are, it’s always great fun to have a splash about in the water and the children love it. Most of our holiday properties have a swimming pool – some indoor, some outdoor, some covered, and a few of them have a swim spa for a different kind of swimming experience.

Let’s show you some of our holiday properties with an indoor pool; at the foot of the Quantock Hills in Somerset, Ramscombe is one of five light and airy holiday lodges that sleep 14 plus toddler beds and cots. Each lodge has a huge open plan living and entertaining space, a games area, private garden with play equipment, and its own indoor pool. The great thing with Ramscombe is that you can pull back the huge bi-fold doors and bring the outside in; fantastic on those baking hot summer days. Ham Bottom and Fuzzy Orchard also sleep up to 14 and are tucked away amidst glorious Somerset countryside and both of these luxury timber clad lodges have an indoor pool with a sauna; outside there’s a big hot tub with a cover that you can pull right back, a wonderful Nordic style BBQ lodge, and a play area. Take a dip whenever you want, pull back the huge doors, step outside on to the patio; it’s bliss. Over on the borders of Somerset and Dorset, Beaverbrook 30 is an enormous holiday barn that sleeps up to 30 people, and again, it’s got the lot; an amazing games room, a BBQ lodges, and the most astonishing spa hall with a pool right in the middle, plenty of room around it for loungers, and right down the end of the room, a sauna and a sunken hot tub. Just a few miles away, sleeping 18, is Holemoor Stables, a converted stable block in a secluded setting on a private estate with views out over the hills; perfect for happy barbecues whilst the sun sets. There’s a big games room and an indoor pool, and it’s all set around a grassy courtyard that’s a superb suntrap.

Foxhill Lodge is a gorgeous converted barn with an outlook of the Devon Hills – even from the outdoor pool; there’s a BBQ lodge, a hot tub, outdoor table tennis, play equipment… everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday for 8. On the Wiltshire and Dorset border is House on the Hill, an enormous former grain barn that sleeps up to 24; heaps of space, art, books, quirky interiors and a movie room. In a separate building there’s a games room and the outdoor pool is set in a private courtyard with a distinct Mediterranean feel. In Monmouthshire we have The Benches, an exquisite Italianette style villa right on the banks of the River Wye; on the terrace is an outdoor pool, with breathtaking views over the valley; there’s a sauna, hot tub and games room, and snooze space for 12. In France there’s the beautiful 15th century Chateau La Chuteliere; a dream of a holiday house for 15 people, with a heated saltwater pool on the terrace, and 23 acres of very private grounds to wander in.

Some of our large group holiday cottages have outdoor covered pools, so they can still be used throughout the year. Viney Hill Country House on the edge of the Forest of Dean can sleep up to 18 guests and besides the fabulous covered pool, there’s a big games room and a BBQ lodge. In the glorious Blackdown Hills in Somerset, Millgrove House, sleeping 12 and Wayside, sleeping 13 both have covered pools and are spacious and well equipped; perfect for large group holidays and short breaks alike.

Dancing Hill, close to the Quantocks, sleeps 12 and has a wonderful homely feel; you can chill out in the 4 metre swim spa or the hot tub and all around you’ll have wide open skies and spectacular panoramic views of the Somerset landscape, stretching right out over the Bristol Channel. There’s also a swim spa at Pitmaston House, and for this one we stepped away from our usual rural retreat because this is such an elegant property, set back from the road in private grounds in Worcester; great for large group city breaks for 12, and very popular for hen weekends. Close by are the beautiful Malvern Hills. Make it memorable, make it fun; book a large group holiday house with a swimming pool. Happiness all round.