With half term now long forgotten, attention has now turned to the summer holidays and thoughts of long, lazy summer afternoons …

Book early to secure your large summer holiday cottage

However, if you’re a big family or looking to holiday with friends, then finding a large holiday cottage with a swimming pool at this late stage can be a real challenge.

Luckily, at Holiday Cottage Compare, we still have three great options with July/August availability:

Ticehurst, East Sussex

Lynden House in Ticehurst, East Sussex is all about the view! The mature, well-maintained gardens, with swimming pool and terraces sweep down towards a large pond and then seamlessly blend into the beautiful Sussex countryside.

This sophisticated holiday house has a welcoming feel with light and airy rooms and incredible views from nearly every window. Inside, the calming but interestingly quirky interior styling makes for a charming, relaxed home. There are modern French representations throughout and devotees of Philippe Starck will appreciate the design style.

As well as the main gardens, there is a small courtyard with a hot tub and dining table, and the grounds lead the way to a circular running route.

Accommodating 15 guests in 7 bedrooms,  Lynden House is available for 7 nights in July and August for £4250.

Lynden House swimming pool

Culmhead, Somerset

Widcombe Grange is a late Victorian stone built house and cottage in Culmhead, Somerset.

Sleeping 24 guests in 12 bedrooms, it is set amongst 23 acres of landscaped grounds with woodlands, a lake, an orchard and paddocks.

The impressive heated swimming pool is open May – September and a newly refurbished coach house is used as a games room with table tennis, snooker and table football.

Widcombe Grange is also licensed for weddings.

Available in July and August for £7,500 for 7 nights.

Swimming pool at Widcombe Grange in Somerset











Plumpton, Lewes, Sussex

Yellowhammer can be found nestled deep in the Sussex countryside, in the village of Plumpton, near Lewes.

This secret hideaway house provides the perfect escape from the world, with generous proportions and amazing use of light, while the beautiful gardens and views almost seem to be superimposed on the huge windows.

The house has been decorated with a traditional feel but there is a strong sense of fun with the use of bright colours and quirky art-work.

Tennis fans will appreciate the court in the grounds and children will love the games room with table tennis and computer games.

Sleeping up to 16 in 8 bedrooms, Yellowhammer is available in July and August for 7 nights for £3,900.

Yellowhammer swimming pool in East Sussex

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