8 Luxury Cottages with Pool Access

Holiday cottages with swimming pool, hot tub and sauna

Cottages with swimming pool, spa and leisure facility access are top on holidaymaker’s lists at this time of year.

Whether we’re on a mission to lose some Christmas pounds, want to road-test our new E-bike or fitness watch, or simply looking to flush away some winter toxins and feel good – whatever the goal, we’re ready for some hydrotherapy.

Here’s Lakelovers Gold pick of 8 luxury cottages with inclusive leisure club access offering winter breaks for all occasions; from family-friendly escapes to secluded retreats.

  • The Romantic Hideaway – Thyme Out, Troutbeck

“Paradise, stunning cottage, everything you could want from a romantic hideaway” – these are just some of the words that describe the small but perfectly formed Thyme Out cottage in the conversation village of Troutbeck. This 2-bedroom holiday cottage has smart TVs in the bedrooms and luxury en suites, wine cooler and immaculate garden with patio looking onto one of the prettiest views in the Lake District. You’d easily think you were in a boutique hotel but without the noise and with much better views!

**Inclusive access to Choices Health Club, Windermere**

Luxury special offer ** 2nd April -5th April for just £1020 **

Other than the restored original beams and unusual mix of high and low ceilings, there is nothing old about this 5-star Gold Award Ambleside holiday home. This 16th century 4-bed property has been lavishly restored with a glamorous and exceptionally comfortable furnishings. Centrally located, only 150-yards form Ambleside centre, this property has hosted family celebrations and welcomed guests time and again as they return to enjoy this “second to non” refurbishment.

**Inclusive access to Choices Health Club, Windermere**

This sleeps 12, pet and child-friendly detached holiday house enjoys a secluded location in the gentle South Lake District village of Crosthwaite. Whilst some of your large group cook up a celebratory meal in Low House’s large kitchen, some may like to wander to the village pub, The Punch Bowl Inn. Low House is a traditional farmhouse and offers all the generous space you’d expect from a large homestead. There are several relaxing spaces, for your large group to spread out. For dining, there’s a large family table in the open plan kitchen as well as outdoor table with BBQ and lots of outside space for entertaining younger guests.

**Inclusive access to Choices Health Club, Windermere*

A quaint, white-washed cottage from the outside, and a stylish, modern holiday home within. Mary’s Cottage is a real gem of a Lake District couples’ holiday. This is a very grown-up cottage, with entertainment extra’s like Sonos sound system in the ceiling, Netflix, Amazon Prime and BT superfast fibre max WiFi. We’re watching The Gentleman Driver, the Netflix documentary, at the moment! The kitchen is kitted out for discerning guests, with coffee machine and breakfast bar. And outside, the private cottage garden is a sun trap terrace, with outdoor hot tub and patio furniture.

**Inclusive access to Health Club**

Book Jasper’s Retreat for a holiday of a lifetime. 3 luxury bedroom suites, with private balconies, dressed with comfortable outside furniture and designed for precious holiday time spent looking out over the stunning view of Lake Windermere. Floating on the first-floor is the impressive open-plan, vaulted, living space, with floor to ceiling glazing that slides open to reveal a tycoon-worthy balcony. The wood-burner keeps this space snug and gives a welcoming glow, though it is difficult not to be drawn outside to the spectacular views on to Lake Windermere. That is until the BT Sports channel is turned on!

**Inclusive access to Choices Health Club, Windermere**

  • Family-Friendly Cottage Escape

Pudding Cottage, Ambleside

Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District, is an excellent choice for a family break in the Lake District. There’s plenty of choice for eating out and entertainment in Ambleside. From the child-friendly activities at Hayes Garden Centre, live music and cinema at Zeffirellis, a climbing wall, cycle hire, crazy golf at White Platts Park and of course, Lake Windermere and all that a Lake Cruises opens up.

The 3-bedroom Plum Cottage will be your family home-from-home. With Xbox console, Bluetooth speaker, toys, games and rainy-day children’s activity box , you don’t need to pack a car full of kids equipment.

High chair and baby cot are included also and you’re leisure club access if for 5 guests with children under 5 free. Plus pooch can come too.

**Inclusive access to Choices Health Club, Windermere**

  • The Secluded Cottage Retreat – Brooklands, Little Langdale

This 2-bedroom detached holiday property is surrounded by ancient woodland that can be enjoyed from every window in this wonderfully secluded detached property.  Dressed in local slate with a hillside garden with slate terrace, it is difficult to know where Brooklands ends, and Lake District countryside begins. 1 pet welcomed

However, inside you’ll find little luxuries that you will simply love; underfloor heating, stylish wood burner, modern kitchen with sociable island design, bike storage, super king size bed and walking distance to a superb local pub serving homecooked food.

**Inclusive access to Choices Health Club, Windermere**


The floor to ceiling, living room balcony views that stretch across Grasmere village green and across to Grey Crag are what this holiday home is all about. On the first floor there’s a second, snug, living area that’s ideal for large groups to spread out. Here you’ll find a Wii games console, games and books for rainy-day entertainment. Follow the winter sunshine outside into the family-size garden with outside dining, BBQ and plenty of privacy.  For those with some eco-credentials and who drive an electric car such as a tesla, the VW e-Golf or Hyundai loniq, you’ll have your very own electric car charging point at Grey Cragg Barn.

**Free Wordsworth leisure club membership**