Perfect Pools For Everyone: 10 Of Our Best Villas With A Private Pool

When choosing a villa holiday, having a private pool is always top of the wish list, which is why, at Anglo French Properties, we only choose luxury villas with a lovely pool.

The majority of our villas have a heated pool and, for parents’ peace of mind, as per French law, they are all either alarmed, fenced and gated and/or have a retractable cover. The pools are all big enough for swimming laps to work off those breakfast pains aux chocolats and, of course, they are surrounded by sun loungers and parasols for snoozing in the southern France sunshine.

From our 21 luxury villas with a private pool in South West France, Provence and the Côte d’Azur, we’ve picked out 10 of our favourites, and more pictures are available by following the links.

Villa with the best pool for kids - Le Vieux Manoir, Provence. This fabulous 7-bedroom country house is set in 20 acres of garden and grounds featuring the fenced and gated 15x6.8 metre swimming pool with an adjoining 6.8x3.2 metre paddling pool that is perfect for toddlers at just 50cm deep.

In South West France, the 12x6 metre swimming pool at Château de Baradot has a children’s slide, and at La Bourdette, the 18x7.5 metre pool has very wide steps in one corner which are ideal for toddlers to play.

Villa with the best view from pool – Le Domaine de Tamasea, Provence. This elegant 5-bedroom villa in Provence is set in 10 acres of lovingly landscaped garden and grounds where the focal point is the 14x7 metre infinity swimming pool, with breathtaking views as far as the eye can see. The pool has Roman steps into the shallow end for easy access and a wide ledge, 1 metre below the surface, running round the deep end. An adjacent pool house is furnished with two wicker sofas with comfy cushions to curl up with a book.

Also in Provence La Colline des Sources has a 17 x8 metre panoramic infinity swimming pool, with far-reaching views over the countryside and a furnished pool house.

Best villa pool house – La Bourdette, South West France. Overlooking the 18x7.5 metre pool at this stunning 7-bedroom country house, a detached, two storey pool house makes a luxurious, self contained annexe to the main house. The ground floor is set up as a spacious games room with table football and table tennis, plus an American style fridge freezer with an ice maker, large comfy wicker chairs on the shady veranda and a shower room with a separate WC. A spiral staircase leads to a lounge on the first floor with large flat screen TV, DVD player, music system and French doors onto a wide balcony with a long dining table. One of the house’s double bedrooms is also on the first floor of the pool house.

Also, in South West France, the château-style Le Buzard has an impressive and well-equipped pool house with a minstrels gallery, and Château de Baradot has a pool house barn which includes a dining table for 10, a badminton court, table tennis, darts board and pool accessories, plus a shower room and W.C.

Villa with two pools for one - Longo Mai, Provence. This designer, 3-bedroom villa is set around an arcaded courtyard with a 4.1x3.8 metre pool in the middle. In the 2.5 acre lawned garden there is also a lovely 15x4.5 metre swimming pool, with an exotic tented pavilion close by. 

In the Côte d’Azur, Les Prés Blancs is a villa with a 12x6 metre swimming pool but also a wonderful heated ‘bassin’, created from a former lavender distillery, which is makes a unique hot tub!