In a country where nice, hot weather doesn’t come all that often, it is important to make the absolute most of it while you can.

That is something you would definitely be able to do if you were the owner of one of the following ten houses in Gwent with swimming pools.

At the top of the pile there is this six-bedroom country house in Usk. The stylish home comes complete with five bathrooms, a snooker room, a three-bed detached coach house, a stable block with seven boxes, 17 acres of parkland and an outdoor swimming pool and pool house.

This house, that originally dates back to Victorian times, is for sale at an understandable £2,950,000. Roscoe Rogers & Knight. 01600 522024

This traditional, four-bedroom character stone cottage near Penallt definitely has a lot going for it. It includes an attached one bed annexe, a luxury one bed log cabin, a studio, a detached double garage, approximately 5.7 acres of gardens and fenced paddocks, a chicken run, a stream fed pond, outbuildings and a covered and heated swimming pool too. The property and grounds are a sight to behold, and they are for sale at £845,000. Roscoe Rogers & Knight. 01600 522024

If you prefer living life more down to earth, and you are also a very literal person, then you might prefer the look of this four-bedroom detached bungalow at Nantyderry, near Abergavenny. It may be a floor or two shorter than the average high-end home, but it is no less interesting. It benefits from a separate two-bedroom coach house, three acres of grounds, a pond and an outdoor swimming pool. This bungalow is for sale at £799,950. Town & County Collection. 01291 798023

This five-bedroom detached country residence in Nantyderry would be a well-suited home for anyone looking for more house space. The house sits on approximately 1.5 acres of gardens with an outdoor swimming pool. This house is for sale at £725,000. Digby Turner and Co. 01291 798019

This house is for the people that like their rooms more open plan and their swimming pools above ground. The four-bedroom detached barn conversion at Church Lane, Newport, benefits from approximately 1.5 acres of gardens, three bathrooms, double height ceilings, a stunning family kitchen diner, a large parking area with two garages, a paved courtyard with a fountain and plenty of space for an above ground swimming pool too. This house is for sale at £750,000. Crook and Blight. 01633 966055

Another bungalow now with superb views of the countryside on around four acres of land. It benefits from five bedrooms, a double garage, equestrian facilities with a dressage arena and an outdoor swimming pool. This bungalow is slightly cheaper than the afore mentioned one, but just as impressive at £695,000. Pinkmove. 01633 966018

This four-bedroom family home has been both converted and extended but retains its very traditional looks. It benefits from a large open stone fireplace, a brick built summer house, approximately a third of an acre of land and an outdoor swimming pool. The property was formerly a pair of late Victorian cottages and is being sold for £695,000. McCartneys LLP. 01874 445000

This four-bedroom detached house in Llanvaches comes with a fair amount of ground at approximately six-and-a-half acres. The house benefits from a home gym, garden cabin/studio with its own kitchenette area, an outbuilding currently configured as ten dog kennels and an outdoor swimming pool with a sun terrace. This house is for sale at £675,000. Crown Estates and Letting Agents. 01291 798021

This four-bedroom detached house in Llantrisant, near Usk, has been totally renovated to the highest specifications. It comes with large landscaped gardens with a summerhouse and pergola sitting out area, a games room and bar and an indoor leisure complex featuring a swimming pool. This house, which would be an entertainers dream home, is for sale at £625,000. Elstons. 01291 798017

Here is another detached four-bedroom house, this time in Llanvair Discoed, near Chepstow. This house benefits from a generously-sized private garden with ornamental Japanese garden, a large living room with a stone fireplace and countryside views and a leisure suite complete with indoor swimming pool, sauna and shower facilities. This house is for sale at £559,000. Peter Alan. 01600 522004