Swimming Pool

Please note our pool is open for all our guests from 9am to 6.45pm - at this time we ask everyone to book their own 45 min slots per cottage each day.  When you first arrive at the cottages, feel free to book your own swimming slot for the next day!

As you go through on the main doors of the swimming pool, there are two boards. Please use the boards to book your slot a day in advance.

The toilets and changing room are not open and we ask that everyone get changed and showered in their own cottage. Please remember to bring your own pool towels! 

Thank you for your support!

Our 13 x 6 metre accessible swimming pool has an integrated jacuzzi, is 1.45 metres deep and heated to a lovely 30-31°. Perfect for both exercise and play!

The pool and jacuzzi are level decked, the water being level with the surrounding poolside. Both have disabled access via a hoist. There are 9 gentle steps with a handrail leading in to the swimming pool, perfect accessibility for our guests.

There is underfloor heating around the perimeter of the pool and in the changing rooms which will keep your toes warm. An acoustic ceiling offers a sound-proofing environment. There is a shower in the pool area to rinse yourself before and after using the amenities.

Poolside Facilities

  • an accessible bathroom with shower and seat, toilet and wheelchair height sink. Numerous grab rails
  • a changing room with a separate cubicle for families which has a seat and a shower
  • a shower room
  • a separate toilet
  • numerous lockers and a seat

The pool can be enjoyed by our guests every day of the week, from 9am to 6.45pm in 45 mins slots.  We may close the pool for an hour during the day when cleaning takes place, but we aim to minimise downtime as much as possible.

You may see Robbie the Robot doing some cleaning. He is our pool robot. Just ignore him, we all do, you can still enjoy swimming whilst he is doing his 'thing'!

The sauna and steam room are not open to guests as per government guidelines due to Covid-19. Thank you for your understanding.

Families and accessible guests

Mum and daughter at Wallops Wood playing in the pool

We apologise, currently not available due to the Covid-19 situation.

We have installed a family changing room with a shower, making it easy to get all the children changed and ready to enjoy their time in the pool.

We have an accessible changing room with a shower and emergency pull cord and a toilet for our accessible guests. It is large enough to welcome wheelchair users and a carer too.

We have a separate shower room and a separate toilet which ensures all our guests can use the facilities at any time of the day.

We also provide lockers, hooks and a bench to sit on, so it's very comfortable.

Please do bring your own pool towel -  our towels are for bathroom use only, thank you!

Our Sauna

As per government guidelines the Sauna room is not open to our guests for the moment.
We thank you for your understanding!

We have installed an infrared sauna for your enjoyment.

Visible, ultra-violet and infra are all part of the light spectrum known as EMR (electron magnetic radiation). Each type has different wave lengths that have specific properties. Infra-red rays stimulate the skin with a warming and heating sensation.

For most people the effect of infra-red heat on the skin is for the skin pores to open, superficial blood vessels dilate and the blood begins to circulated more quickly, causing perspiration. Breathing and heat rate increase.

It is recommended that you drink plenty of water before and after your sauna session to avoid dehydration. If you shower after your sauna, it is best to rinse off with clean water ie, without soap or shampoo.

Please do not lean against the red panels, they get very hot.

If you need help or want a demonstration, please ask a member of staff.

The sauna is inside the indoor swimming pool complex and can be enjoyed from 8am to 8pm.

How to Use the Sauna

Infra-red Operation
Press the on/off button on the key pad to switch the cabin on. The red power LED will be red and the heat LED will be green
To set the time, press SET once, then use the up and down arrow buttons until the required time is displayed, press ENTER to confirm
To set the temperature, press SET twice, then use the up and down arrow buttons until the required temperature is displayed, press ENTER to confirm. Once the required temperature is reached the heat LED will switch off and the temperature LED will switch on
Please Note: We recommend setting the cabin temperature to around 60 degree centigrade in order to obtain the most benefit from the infrared emitters
The light button on the key pad will switch on the cabin’s white lights, and will activate the chromo-therapy light button
To activate the chromo-therapy lights, press the blue button to switch the lights on, pushing again to cycle through the colours, one setting will allow the lights to automatically cycle.
About Infra-red Sauna Bathing
Unlike a traditional sauna where the air is heated to an elevated temperature, in an infrared sauna the rays pass through the air and directly stimulate the body. Accordingly the air temperature measured on a thermometer will be much less in an infra-red cabin. And it is not necessary to warm up the cabin for any length of time before you start using it.

The infra-red rays are only transmitted when the emitters are glowing red. When the set temperature is reached, the thermostat will cut off the power to the emitters and they will stop glowing.

A few words of caution
Important Warnings

Do not use the sauna if you are under the influence of alcohol or have just eaten a heavy meal. Do not use the sauna without prior medical advice if any of the following are applicable to you:

Elderly person
Pregnancy
Heart disease
Skin disorder that is aggravated by heat
Any other complaint of which you are unsure about taking a sauna
Heart or blood pressure disorders
Diabetic or suffer from excess fluid retention
Remove all jewellery and metal objects from your body. These will heat up quickly and could burn you
Avoid using the sauna room immediately after strenuous exercise
Leave the sauna room at once if you feel sleepy, sick or uncomfortable
This sauna is not recommended for children under 16 years old unless they are supervised by an adult
The sauna is not intended for use by people (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use by a person responsible for their safety
We recommend a maximum single session time of 15 minutes. And a maximum of three sessions of 15 minutes in any 2-hour period
If you are using this infra-red sauna for the first time or have recently taken medication that could sensitise your skin, a test session of more than 10 minutes should be taken to check for any diverse skin reaction before using the sauna again

Our Steam Room

As per government guidelines the Steam room is not open to our guests for the moment.
We thank you for your understanding!

Our steam room is located in our indoor swimming pool complex, next to the infrared sauna (which unfortunately is currently closed due to Covid-19).

Please do read the instructions on the door to ensure you can use the steam room.