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I was told by a local that this pool was built by the wife of a famous actor and film director who lives in the area. She is a farmer nearby and the town didn’t have a pool… well, it does now! It has one of the the country's most perfect swimming pools (Krossness, which we didn’t get to, being another).

A beautiful infinity style pool with a children’s play area and hot tub beside it. I loved the fact that the hot tub and children’s play pool were juxtaposed, so old and young sat together while the more athletic swam in the main pool. That siting is indicative of a general friendliness towards children, and also means also parents can cook themselves while their children go up and down a tiny play slide that has been put by the pool, and play with watering cans and toys.

I don’t need to describe it so much – it’s beauty is clear in the photos. Anyone thinking of setting up a pool can learn something from the changing rooms here; tiny lockable lockers house valuables, while swimmers put their clothes in baskets that can then be pushed along the concrete benches a bit by other dressers. As ever, wet and dry areas are separate (you are expected to dry yourselves by the showers) and swimmers must wash naked with soap before getting in.
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