This week: houses with outdoor swimming pools – from a contemporary beachside property in Sao Sebastiao, Brazil, to a farmhouse in Newbury, Berkshire, with an outdoor pool that extends into the kitchen.
Manna Ash House, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire. This family house incorporates two Victorian cottages that have been extended into one property. The large gardens include a natural swimming pool with a timber deck and a thatched summer house with a changing room. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, kitchen, workshop, outbuilding with two offices and a kitchenette, 1.39 acres. £995,000 Cheffins 01223-214214.
Norman Farm, Burghclere, Newbury, Berkshire. This property is available in two lots. Lot one includes an extended, Grade II-listed farmhouse with a heated swimming pool that adjoins the living room and extends into the kitchen to enable swimmers to enter the water from inside the house. The cellar includes a sauna and an underground tunnel leading to the barns. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, Jacuzzi, gardens, 17.8 acres. Lot two is available by separate negotiation. £2.25m Strutt & Parker 01635-899410.
Yetson House, Ashprington, South Devon. A restored, Grade II-listed Georgian house set in landscaped gardens that include a heated swimming pool with a pool room. 5 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, wine cellar, 4-bedroom barn conversion, courtyard barn with kitchen, walled garden, vineyard, 8 acres. £2.5m Marchand Petit 01548-857588.
The Gardens, Motcombe Park, Shaftesbury, Dorset. A renovated, 1870s house that has been extended to enlarge the kitchen. It has a wildlife pond and further land that includes a large swimming pond with an island. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, study, stables, 3 paddocks, 7.4 acres. £1.45m Jackson-Stops 01747-850858.
Stonehill House, Drayton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. A Grade II-listed, early Georgian house with later additions set in grounds that include a freshwater swimming pool and extensive barns, including one with a vaulted ceiling that is currently used as a wedding venue capable of seating 200 guests. 7 beds, 5 baths, 4 receps, breakfast kitchen, cellars, detached studio, two three-bedroom cottages, orchard, vegetable garden, 19 acres. £2.95m Savills 01865-339700.
Baleia Beach, Sao Sebastiao, Brazil. A contemporary property in a beachside location, built with eucalyptus pillars that are in keeping with the natural surroundings. More than 500 native species of trees have been planted to rejuvenate the gardens. It has a private deck with an infinity pool overlooking Baleia beach and the sea beyond. 5 beds, 5 baths, recep, kitchen, games room, dock with a boat ramp, 8.65 acres. $3.98m Christie’s Real Estate +55 11 307 43600.
Park Hill, Ealing, London W5. A detached family house close to Ealing Broadway with a private gateway and forecourt and a large garden that includes a heated swimming pool. It has high ceilings with detailed cornicing, wooden floors, a large conservatory, and a self-contained flat on the top floor with a separate entrance at the side of the house. 8 beds, 7 baths, 4 receps, cellar. £3.75m Savills 020-8018 7100.
Honnington Farm House, Honnington Farm, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. This farmhouse incorporates a single roundel oast and is set in large grounds that include a natural swimming pond. It has a three-bedroom annexe and a large kitchen with an Aga. 6 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, conservatory, 21.83 acres. £2.5m Knight Frank 01892-772947.