Our Guide to the Perfect Pool Accommodation

06th December, 2017
Whether it’s the sensation of the cold water coating your legs and feet as you dangle them over the edge on a hot, sunny day or watching your children perfect their diving technique as they plunge into the turquoise depths below, there is nothing quite like the luxury of having your own pool while on holiday. Here at Quality Villas, we have a host of properties that are ideal for you and your loved ones to call home, all with the added bonus of having a pool for you to enjoy. From the extravagance of an infinity pool to the safety of having a shallow end, there’s something for all groups to enjoy. So, take a look at what we have on offer, and get in touch to book your dream holiday today!

Infinity pools
With one of the most alluring designs, infinity pools have infiltrated social media over the past couple of years, making them one of the most in-demand features of holiday accommodation. Whether you’re staying at one of our sumptuous holiday villas in France, Morocco or Italy, the mesmerising views out over the countryside are sure to leave you breathless on your morning dip. 

There’s nothing like experiencing the golden sunset or watching the glowing sun as it rises through the scattered clouds in the early morning from the privacy of your own pool, which is exactly what you can get up to while staying at the exquisite Lampone in Collazzone near Perugia, Umbria. The wonderful 14m x 7m infinity pool allows you to cast your sights out over the spectacular landscape before retreating inside to the homely farmhouse.

The shimmering blue of the pool not enough? The modern elegance of Pierres Et Pins in Provence and its infinity pool’s proximity to the beach makes this coastal property ideal for those families who love having the ability to run wild across the golden sands. After exploring the extraordinary Mediterranean coastline, sit down to dinner on the extensive terrace before one last soak in the waters of the 11m x 5m pool.

Villas with step-entry
Often, entry to hotel pools can be difficult for those with reduced mobility; ladders and step-free access can be met with the realisation that some members of your group can’t partake in a relaxing swim. The beauty of hand-picking your accommodation means that you can appreciate the pool at your holiday villa as you should – however, we can’t promise that you’ll want to return home!

Whether you’re visiting with children or those who need a helping hand, La Ferronnerie in Cote d'Azur is the place for your next getaway! When booking your holiday to the gorgeous French Riviera, it is only natural to want a lavish villa to match. Set in wonderfully manicured gardens, the family-friendly pool is ideal for cooling off after a long day exploring the nearby sandy beaches, with step access making it easy for the little ones to swim ‘til their heart's content.

Set in the opulent Languedoc countryside, the salt water pool at Maison Du Gard should be on your list if you’re looking for impressive surroundings for your next group trip. With space for up to six people to make this place their home for the duration of their trip, you needn’t worry about those who find tackling stairs difficult being unable to splash about. The steps down into this heated, tranquil pool make this a wonderful option for all!

Villas with large pools
Imagine booking accommodation for a large group holiday where there isn’t a limit as to how many people can enjoy themselves in the pool at once! Here at Quality Villas, we have an array of huge pools that have room for more people than you can count on your fingers (and toes!). We strive to provide everything that you could ever wish for in your group holiday lodgings, so believe that our selection of villas have everything you’re after. 

Get together 26 of your closest friends and head on over to Chateau de la Couronne in Vendee Charente, where the massive 14.5m x 6m heated pool will provide the perfect backdrop for your water-based private Olympics! Find yourselves competing in races or inflating your favourite floats before spending the afternoon catching some rays! 

Not only does Tenuta Val D'Elsa have a sauna and jacuzzi for you to unwind in, but after a game on the private tennis courts, a swim in the marvellous 16m x 8m pool should be top of your list of things to do. The crystal-clear, sparkling water is so inviting that your group of up-to 35 will be able to show off your underwater tricks all at once. So, don your goggles and get swimming.

Villas with child security
Understandably, booking somewhere to stay when abroad can sometimes be a rigorous process of checking a variety of things. With a list as long as your arm with a plethora of criteria that it has to meet, this list can sometimes grow even longer when young children are thrown into the mix. It is essential that the safety of your child comes first, but you shouldn’t have to miss out on certain characteristics to make sure that your little ones won’t come into harm's way. 

Did you know that in France, French villas by law must have protection around the pool to protect children who cannot swim should they fall into the water? That is what makes the beautiful L'Oursin in Cote D'Azur exceptional for those who are looking for somewhere to stay with a pool when they’re in the area. Fenced in, you needn’t worry about smaller ones slipping accidentally, so that’s one less thing to check off your list.

Just because you're travelling with children, it doesn't mean that you can't stay in lavish accommodation, such as at Paradis Provencal in Provence. The stylish decor of the recently refurbished villa is perfectly complemented by the kept gardens, with the combination of tall cypress and palm trees providing you with a level of privacy that means you'll be happy to let your kids roam free. In addition, the sleek pool slips perfectly into the grounds of the accommodation – you’ll be envisaging yourself swimming lengths here in no time.

These are just a few of the amazing varieties of pools that our villas have within their grounds. With such a vast choice of different options, including pools with a shallow end and those filled with non-chlorinated water, we’re sure that there is something to perfectly suit the needs of your group.

Are you looking to book your dream holiday in 2018? If after reading our guide to pools you’ve found some inspiration, why not get in touch today to find out more information about any of the properties listed, or take a look at what else we have on offer online? We also have a wide range of other blog posts offering you insight to a number of locations across France and Italy, including facts about Capri and hidden gems of the Amalfi Coast, so have a read and start planning today!