New For 2021! How does a stay in a large holiday home in Devon with a heated pool grab you? Foxhill Lodge offers homely luxury for 10 people and is tucked away in the Blackdown Hills. This year we’ll be heating the pool year round on request so you can have it all to yourselves – as well as the private hot tub, BBQ lodge, outdoor table tennis and children’s play area.
The pool at Foxhill Lodge is shared with the owners who live on site but they’re busy people and they hardly ever use it; for a small extra charge you can book it and have it heated for exclusive use anytime of year. Take a look at the pictures and you’ll see how incredible the setting is – the pool is outside on a terrace and has views of unspoilt Devon countryside that seems to roll on and on forever. There’s plenty of room for loungers and there’s a breeze hut where you can enjoy a drink between dips.
That’s a fantastic option in the warmer months of course - if the idea of an outdoor swim in the winter doesn’t seem so appealing, think again. Swimming outdoors is a big thing right now and more and more outdoor pools and lidos are staying heated and open during the colder months. It may not be for the faint hearted but it’s a good way to get exercise and a big fresh air fix, especially with the huge open skies above you and those glorious views forever in your sights. Exercise, as we all know, gets the endorphins going, reducing pain and triggering positive feelings. It might be a bit of a shock at first but once you slip into the warm water you quickly get used to it – so many people are hooked on outdoor bathing and they’ll tell you how good the contrast of the heated water and the crisp winter air makes you feel.
The secret to open air swimming in a heated pool in the colder months is to stay warm, so it’s a good idea to wear a hat and to have cosy robes and blankets at the ready poolside to wrap around you as soon as you get out of the water. Then you can skip off to the Nordic style BBQ lodge and get some nice hot food inside you – chunky homemade soup, crusty bread to dunk in it, steak baguettes, hot dogs…. Get your hands around a mug of steaming hot chocolate, toast marshmallows and enjoy the togetherness; it’s a great way to spend time in the midst of winter when otherwise it can seem rather gloomy.
If you’re one of the many people who have taken to outdoor swimming this will definitely appeal to you – not just a luxury large group holiday home with top notch facilities but also your own heated pool, all yours, for the whole of your stay. It’s a lovely place to spend the festive season; imagine a dip on Christmas Day or Boxing Day – now that’s novel! Book today and enjoy a winter break at this beautiful large group holiday home in Devon with a heated pool!