Swimming Pools –Aside from the Public pool at Blantyre Sports Centre and the canine hydrotherapy pool at Allers Farm, Blantyre has a few other swimming pools. Ponds and water features are excluded from this topic.
These however are non-business, private residential pools that remain largely unknown to most people and are for the sole use of the owners for swimming.
At Bythorne House in the Village, there’s an outdoor small, private pool in the resident’s garden (currently for sale), which is covered. It is a little dated but looks to be in good condition.
Of much larger size at 55 foot x 24 foot is the indoor swimming pool in the house at Campsie View, Auchentibber (the former site of Broomhouse Farm just off Parkneuk Road). This very impressive swimming pool area has a heated pool with colour changing led lights a hot tub, tropicarium and shower area. It has three sets of French doors the width of the pool area leading to the timber decked balcony with views over the countryside and to the Campsie Hills beyond. It has non-slip mosaic tiles to the floor, led down lights and a spiral staircase to the upper floor allowing easy access to the Games/Media Room and breakfasting kitchen. The pool along with Campsie View itself was put up for sale in April 2016 for £650,000.
I didn’t invade people’s homes to get these pictures, of course. At the time they were taken they were up for sale and are the promotional photos for the sale.
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2016
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