Properties with Pools in the Berkshires | BIRCH Properties Blog

Properties with Pools in the Berkshires | BIRCH Properties Blog

There is a special appeal for an extraordinary property with a pool in Massachusetts because the swimming season is not as extensive in New England as other regions in the United States. The Berkshires, known for its scenic landscapes and charming towns, offers a unique setting for remarkable views and outdoor living.

Having a swimming pool in the Berkshires can provide numerous benefits. It offers a refreshing way to cool off during the hot summer months after a hike or afternoon concert at Tanglewood. The Berkshires can experience warm temperatures in the summertime, and having a pool allows you to relax and unwind with family and friends. It also provides a great opportunity for exercise and relaxation. Swimming is a low-impact exercise that can help improve cardiovascular health, build muscle strength, and reduce stress.

Additionally, a pool can increase the value of your property and make it more attractive to potential buyers (or tenants) in the future.

Building a new swimming pool in the Berkshires is easy. There are terrific local contractors to work with for gunite, liner and pre-formed pools. We would be happy to connect you! As a landscape designer and master planner, Selina Lamb has designed some of the most stunning pools in the Berkshires and is a terrific guide to thinking and planning a new pool.


Exclusive Rental at Tyringham Valley Estate, Tyringham

Sitting high above the Tyringham valley, this magical home is a perfect example of how a pool can enhance  one's experience of a property (and it's value) - allowing friends and family to unwind and enjoy the slower pace of summer.

This Berkshires home offers large gathering spaces indoors and out.

Gracious gardens, a wonderful screened gathering space, al fresco dining and the heated swimming pool offer mesmerizing views, south across the valley. Three well-appointed guest rooms are located on the first floor- one offering a private suite. A primary bedroom suite on the second floor takes in sweeping views of the hills and offers privacy and a spacious retreat in and of itself.

10 minutes to Stockbridge, 18 minutes to the gates of Tanglewood, 15 minutes to Jacobs Pillow.


Home Road Cottage, Exclusive Rental in Sheffield

The inspiring view here at Home Road Cottage is sure to delight guests and inspire memories for years to come.

Charming and Chic Summer Rental with Pool, this home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with stunning westerly views to Mount Everett.  Dine in or out, enjoy the sunset and big skies at night, and unwind in the heated pool.

Five minutes to Great Barrington MA


Bishop Estate, Luxury Rental, Lenox

You'll find five bedrooms including a first floor primary suite, a guest suite removed from the main gathering spaces and a guest suite in the adjacent studio as well as a fantastic and private pool area here at 15 Bishop Estates.

Formerly Ananda Hall, a Gilded Age “cottage” owned by Cortland Field Bishop, much of the land at Bishop Estate is protected as a conservation commons and within walking distance of downtown Lenox.

Famed landscape architect, Beatrix Farrand, designed the original setting for Ananda Hall in the style of an English country park, and the distinguished architect, Louis Kahn, prepared the site plan for the present residential community.

Bishop Estate stewards over sixty acres of meadows and woodlands with an emphasis on native biodiversity and ecological balance. The community also maintains a network of trails for walking, snow-shoeing, skiing and close observation of their abundant wildlife.


776 Bancroft Rd, For Sale in Becket

Every so often an extraordinary opportunity comes along for you to own a remarkable piece of the Berkshires that goes well beyond having a pool with a view.  Here at 776 Bancroft Rd in Becket, you'll find 250 acres that includes a clear, deep swimming pond - just shy of an acre. Outdoor living is abundant here with several decks to choose from, a screened 3-season porch and a tennis court - on site.

Enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking, x-country skiing, SUP-boarding, and all kinds of outdoor activities here, all on your own magical and private preserve. 


15 Konkapot Rd, New Marlborough

A property with a swimming pool in the Berkshires can enhance your overall quality of life. It creates a space for family and friends to gather and create lasting memories. Whether you're hosting a summer barbecue, birthday party or simply enjoying a quiet evening by the pool, having a swimming pool can add a touch of luxury and entertainment to your lifestyle. 

Want the benefits of a pool without the maintenance?

At 15 Konkapot Rd in New Marlborough you have a private lot to build your dream home and discreet access to the shared Colgate Farms community pool area and tennis courts.  This "ready-to-build" 6.76 acres of land for sale is on one of the last available lots in the Colgate Farms Home Owners Association. The coveted property - a rare find in South County - lies just east of the sunny pool and two tennis courts, as well as a pool house with kitchen and dining area, changing rooms, and both indoor and outdoor showers.

Whether you're a full-time resident or a seasonal visitor, a swimming pool in the Berkshires can truly elevate your living experience in this idyllic region.

To request more details of these homes with beautiful outdoor spaces or others that have piqued your interest, contact

Selina Lamb

413-331-7483 | [email protected]


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Selina Lamb is a study in contrasts — analytical yet creative, fun yet serious-minded, easygoing yet a fierce marketer and negotiator. She synthesizes years of experience in Berkshires' real estate; a liberal arts education from Williams College; a successful career at top U.S. fashion houses; and experience founding a nationally recognized landscape design firm into a real estate consultancy that centers around client well-being. Repeats and referrals comprise 98% of her business, and review after review mentions her market knowledge, vast network, warm sense of humor, and presence in her clients’ lives long after the deal has closed.
As a real estate partner, Selina aims to make people feel at home during each moment of the transaction, whether they’re seeking residential, commercial, or land development opportunities. A longtime Berkshires resident, she works tirelessly to plug her buyers into the community, ensuring they have every professional and resource they need to create fulfilling lives here. In addition, she leverages her expansive global network and marketing expertise to get her sellers’ properties maximum views, visits, and offers. Her future-forward service features tech, design, analysis, and humanity in equal measure — making it highly personalized and undeniably modern.
Selina’s unique approach comes from the circuitous path that brought her to real estate and back to the Berkshires. After graduating from Williams, Selina held executive roles for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, and Polo Ralph Lauren. During that time, she would escape to her Berkshire house on weekends to find delight in her garden, which inspired her to earn a graduate degree in site planning and landscape design. She eventually let go of her New York City address permanently and founded her acclaimed landscape design firm, which has been featured by Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and HGTV.
Selina’s design experience makes her an expert in envisioning clear and practicable solutions for presenting properties to their very best advantage, from staging to photography and beyond. For buyers and sellers, her wide breadth of knowledge of local regulations and permitting processes make her an invaluable resource.
Beyond real estate, Selina serves on the Williams College Parents Fund Committee and co-chaired the Emma Willard School Parents Fund Committee. In addition to gardening, she enjoys painting, skiing, and playing tennis.

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