Summer has arrived. A mini heatwave is sweeping across Britain and there is no better time to find your perfect home. We pick 10 top homes with swimming pools and alfresco dining areas around the world. All are perfect for enjoying the summer weather.
Enjoying sweeping views, this beautiful eight-bedroom property is perfect for alfresco dining and enjoying the summer weather with friends and family. It has covered and open terraces, as well as a beautiful summer kitchen with a wisteria-covered dining area. It benefits from panoramic views over the French Riviera.
This is an extraordinary seven-bedroom contemporary villa in the exclusive area of Nueva Andalucía. It is a five-minute drive from Puerto Banus. Outside, you have a spacious terrace with palm trees, a large heated infinity pool, and jacuzzi. The barbecue area is ideal for entertaining and dining under the stars, while the partly-covered bar and the lounge seating on the second-floor terrace is perfect for parties, with total privacy and views towards the mountains and the sea.
With six double bedrooms (five in the main house and one self-contained guest apartment with private terrace), this home is wonderful for large families and groups of friends. You can enjoy outdoor dining in a choice of terraces and sundowners in the evenings, watching the sailing boats in the distance.
This property is the perfect party villa for the summer. It is located in an exclusive location and offers spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea. Its decor is warm and cosy and can be ideal as a family or holiday home. The villa has a large living room, dining room with fireplace and kitchen. Below the main deck, there is a gym, the jacuzzi and sauna. There are five bedrooms.
This charming beach chalet provides seven en suite bedrooms in total, featuring open-plan living areas and panoramic views over the infinity pool and putting green. The layout over two floors offers great flexibility. If you are looking for a holiday hideaway or a home with lettings potential, this could be the home for you.
This stunning six-bedroom home is located within the peaceful Les Creux Country Park, Jersey. It boasts two reception rooms, a large fully-fitted and family kitchen with ample space for dining and relaxing as well as a home cinema room. Surrounding the house are mature gardens, a heated pool for all year round, a pool house and sun terraces.
Here is a home for wine lovers. It is a luxurious property with terraces, a spiral staircase, swimming pool, and, best of all, a 8.2 hectare vineyard. The main house has three bedrooms, a walk-in fridge, and TV lounge. There is a spa and leisure floor with sauna, Jacuzzi, chill-out zones, gym, lounge and home cinema.
Oak Tree Farm is a delightful thatched five-bedroom home, located in an enviable position overlooking the village green in the village of Hilton. Beyond the pool, the rear lawn provides ample space with sun loungers perfect for hot summer days.
This luxurious property with five bedrooms has breath-taking views of the sea. It has a living room facing the sea with access to a grand terrace and an outdoor dining room. A beautiful garden surrounds the whole house.
Hougham Manor is an imposing private country residence and family home with superb reception space and extensive accommodation. The property has a timeless architectural design and internally combines traditional detailing with contemporary fittings. It has an indoor swimming pool and games room.
This duplex penthouse has three bedrooms and offers the height of luxury with floor-to-ceiling windows and an exceptional kitchen. With amazing panoramic views to the south, east and west, its large terraces and hot tub are ideal for entertaining.