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Swim into Summer

By Shannon Lynch - 24 May 2017

We know the British summers all too well and when that small speck of sun and heat come out we are all about embracing the warmer weather! Therefore, for many it would be a luxury for a property to include its own private pool to enjoy when the grey skies and rain begin to disappear.

If the thought of splashing around in your personal lido sizzles up your summer then have a look at our top picks of the properties we currently have on the market where it is all about the summer sun.  

This property is the epitome of luxury with this stunning indoor swimming pool complex including a gym, hot tub, sauna and bar area so your whole summer could be spent relaxing in this 8 bedroom in Colchester. Set on a private plot of circa 3.6 acres (stls) and approached via electric gates, this generously proportioned family home offers extensive accommodation and superb leisure facilities. Extended over the last few decades to its current proportions the hub of the current building is the very spacious kitchen/breakfast room/diner. This home also includes a beautiful triple aspect family room/snug which overlooks the formal gardens to the front of the house and the delightful courtyard that the house surrounds on three sides. The games/cinema room also sits on the first floor next to the double height atrium and offers fantastic potential as a large study.

Currently on the market with a Guide Price of £2,650,000. For further information contact our Country & Village sales office.

Croys Grange is an historic and substantial Grade II Listed timber-framed country house built in 1550 and situated in great Easton, Dunmow with later additions, once connected to Tilty Abbey and sold off in 1919 as part of the Countess of Warwick estate. Croys Grange is a stunning five double bedroom family residence benefitting from four good size receptions, a wealth of period character including exposed heavy timbering and marble fireplace. Set on an idyllic and private plot of 1.1 acres (stls), with an outdoor swimming pool and several highly useful outbuildings including a detached two storey pool house with shower which could be utilised as extensive ancillary accommodation (stpp). There is also equestrian potential due to the nearby livery.

Currently on the market with a Guide Price of £1,625,000. For further information contact our Country & Village sales office.

This impressive, five bedroom, detached family home stands on an excellent plot with a beautiful rear garden including a heated swimming pool and a large shed room. The property is approached via a carriage driveway with a double length attached garage to the front. The accommodation benefits from large living room and spacious dining room both with beautiful views over the stunning rear garden. The property benefits from character throughout with many original features dating back to the 1930's including a Tudor style frontage, original doors and a beautiful fireplace.

Currently on the market with Offers In the Region Of £1,400,000. For further information contact our Shenfield sales office.

Situated in the highly desirable area of Emerson Park is this impressive five bedroom detached home which comes complete with a heated outdoor swimming pool for those slightly colder days. The accommodation includes recently fitted kitchen/breakfast room, two reception rooms, ground floor cloak, five bedrooms, the master with dressing area and en-suite. There is an additional en-suite and a family bathroom. Externally there is a block paved driveway which leads to a double integral garage and a well – maintained rear garden.

Currently on the market at £1,095,000. For further information contact our Hornchurch sales office.

This picturesque 5 bedroom , 3 reception room family residence is set within the extremely sought after village of Feering on a private and established plot of 1.1 acres (Stls). Comprising of formal grounds, swimming pool and tennis court the whole family can enjoy the summer activities. The living space is light and airy and benefits from commanding views of the grounds and countryside beyond. Feering village is within striking distance of major road and rail links into central London.

Currently on the market with a Guide Price of £975,000. For further information contact our Country & Village sales office.

Not quite ready to splash the cash for your own private pool then have a look at the list of picturesque lidos only a short journey from Essex or within the county which are perfect for all ages to enjoy.

  • Brightlingsea Open Air Pool, Colchester, Essex

Brightlingsea Open Air Pool is a vintage offering in lido terms, originally built in 1933 and comprising a 15m paddling pool and a 50m main pool. The majority of sessions are simple open swim and lane swim varieties, with the occasional inflatable session worth watching out for! A great option for a summer's day full of fun with the kids.

For more information click here.

  • Woodup Pool, Maldon, Essex

Woodup Pool, also known as Woodrolfe Pool is a very basic salt water bathing pool that even has its own little beach at one end! The pool can be found next to Woodrolfe Park flats and Woodrolfe Creek and is a back to basics natural pool with no chlorine or any of the other stuff: ideal for kids with skin conditions! It is open between May and September, and is free to visit, making it a great place to take your little water babies for a splashtastic time!

For more information click here.

  • Oasis Sports Centre, Covent Garden, London

A 27.5m expanse of blue, the outdoor pool at the Oasis in Covent Garden is a central London revelation to the uninitiated. Once you’ve discovered the open-air heated pool, sun terrace and adjacent indoor pool you’ll be hooked, just like everyone else who’s in on the secret. The Oasis is so popular at hot summer weekends and at peak times that getting any serious swimming done is difficult – best go with the modest aim of splashing about to cool down.

For more information click here.

  • Serpentine Lido, Knightsbridge, London

From May to September there’s a warm welcome for everyone in this section of the Serpentine lake – although the water is not heated. It’s not chlorinated either, a boon for swimmers who prefer to avoid the stuff, as well as to the wildlife (you may find yourself sharing a dip with the local ducks and swans). The gated family area with a (chlorinated) paddling pool, sandpit and swings means parents can relax while their children play. There's a private sunbathing area and sun loungers for hire and a kiosk within the lido grounds makes it possible to order from the popular Lido Café next door.

For more information click here.