Nothings says luxury more than having a swimming pool to slide into when you’re on holiday.

From 5* hotels, to secluded cottages, to our fun-filled holiday parks, there’s a New Forest place with a pool to suit everyone, with many having indoor and outdoor facilities.

If you love to swim in the fresh air, then check out the Chewton Glen Hotel at New Milton. The accommodation will wrap you in 5* luxury, as well as offering the chance to swim indoors, or outside in their sparkling, heated pool.

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Balmer Lawn Hotel at Brockenhurst has a heated outdoor pool plus an indoor one, located near to its Saltus Spa facilities, meaning you can get your lengths in, come rain or shine.

However, if you’re taking the kids but want time for you, check out New Park Manor at Brockenhurst. They love to cater for families with little ones and they also have a sparkling outdoor pool, where you can splash around in the fresh air.

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Macdonald Elmers Court at Lymington has excellent indoor and outdoor pools.

Like Balmer Lawn, some of our best indoor pools are part of sumptuous spa facilities. The pool at SenSpa, Careys Manor Hotel, looks out over the Zen Garden and is perfect for producing a feeling of tranquillity as you glide through the water. For a similarly blissful experience, try the indoor hydropool and outdoor hot pool at glamorous Lime Wood.

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If being in the water’s the most important part of your family holiday, why not check out our amazing holiday parks?

Shorefield Holidays can sort you for some fun-filled times at its accommodation with swimming pools – including their Milford on Sea park. While you’re doing it, why not upgrade your stay to one of their hot tub lodges?

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If you book one of the luxury lodges at Sandy Balls Holiday Village near Fordingbridge you’ll be able to bag a hot-tub as well as access to the indoor and outdoor pools - perfect for cooling down on a hot summer’s day.

Bringing your own caravan or tent? Park up at Shamba Holiday Park near St Leonards and you’ll gain access to their 40ft heated indoor/outdoor pool, as well as loads of other great facilities for little ones.

And, if you’re looking to book a self-catering cottage, then check out New Forest Escapes, which has six properties with pools. We like the look of Deer Lodge in Lymington – brilliant blue water and plenty of lounging space around the poolside.

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Meanwhile, New Forest Cottages has five properties with pools, including Witeshoot Farm at Redlynch.

And, if you fancy a hot tub, you’ll find them at Bluebell Copse Cottages on a luxury farm retreat at Winsor near Cadnam and Meadow View Cottage in the centre of pretty Fordingbridge. Tranquil Lake Farm near Alderholt, also has a number of peaceful holiday cabins with hot-tubs to hire.

Image - Bluebell Copse Cottages is a great place to find brilliant campsites in the New Forest with swimming pools too, for all options see their website

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