Holiday homes with swimming pools make a splash as 23% of Brits are scared to swim in the sea

As Britons prepare for their sunshine holidays over the Easter break, with millions more busy planning their summer getaway, a survey conducted by leading online travel agent On the Beach has revealed that whilst 67% of holidaymakers consider themselves confident swimmers, almost a third (31%) won´t swim in the sea!

Indeed, the survey also revealed that almost half (45%) of those that stay well clear of the deep blue say they prefer to swim in their hotel pool, whilst almost a quarter (23%) say they are scared of swimming in the sea.

Of course, this spells great news for owners of properties in frontline locations with swimming pools in top European getaway destinations such as Spain.

Recent findings from leading online Spanish property portal has suggested, unsurprisingly, that a swimming pool is a huge priority for those looking for a property in Spain, with a whopping 70% looking for homes with pools in the Costa Blanca alone!

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager for leading Spanish house builder Taylor Wimpey España, comments,

“It comes as no surprise that swimming pools are popular with second home buyers. A swimming pool is sand-free, contains no dangerous currents, you can go back to your property within seconds and with Taylor Wimpey España properties the pool can only be used by residents, so is far more private and exclusive than the beach.

“Demand for second homes with both communal pools and direct beach access remains especially high which is why we are very excited to be able to offer a range of high quality beach homes on some of the most spectacular shorelines in the country including the Costa Blanca.”

Indeed for home buyers looking for a place in the sun, most will find that their money stretches further today in Spain due to the strengthening of the Pound against the Euro. Incredible property bargains are to be had such as 3 bedroom townhouses in established areas of the Costa Blanca available from just €145,000 – many thousands below the asking price for similar property in the UK.

Those who are thinking about making a Spanish property purchase this year, would do well to take a look at what Taylor Wimpey España has to offer.

Brisas de Alenda Golf is a beautiful residential development offering three-bedroom townhouses with generous private gardens, communal swimming pool, clubhouse, gym, bar and restaurant, all available from just €145,000 + VAT.

Designed to optimize the light and the space with the best finishes and facilities, the Brisas de Alenda townhouses enjoy a peaceful location adjacent to the Alenda Golf Course, while the wonderful beaches of the Costa Blanca are a mere 15 minute drive away.