Will there be a free sun lounger? Will there be noisy kids spoiling my dip? Will everyone stare at my wobbly bits? Cast these worries aside and picture yourself partaking in perhaps the most luxurious of holiday pastimes - the solo swim. What could be more relaxing than lounging around your very own pool, the tranquil ripples of a few early morning lengths, or even a late night dip on a hot sticky day.
So plunge in to our selection of homes with private pools, including a heated number aside a farmhouse in Burgundy, stunning panoramic valley views in Costa Blanca, or some minimalist swim chic in Barbados.