In this busy world, we must take time out to recharge our batteries and that doesn’t mean boarding a long-haul flight to a distant sandy beach or signing up to a silent, meditative treat. Sometimes, all we need is right on our doorstep and a weekend in the countryside especially with a hot tub to relax in! The beautiful scenery the UK has to offer together with the combination of a soothing (and fun) hot tub offers the perfect remedy to the stresses and strains of 21st-century living. Here are our Top 10 of the best hot tub getaways in the UK…
North Lakes, Cumbria
The remote, quiet town of Aspatria and this is home to North Lake Lodges which is a popular getaway for both visitors and tourists alike. The impressive, contemporarily decorated log cabins offer a unique opportunity for guests to totally unwind and relax. The mesmerizing countryside is the complete foil to the busy lives led by so many of us. If you tire of the hot tub- you can also take a dip in the private lake!
The Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest is probably the most famous in England thanks to its long, fascinating history. Exploring the surrounding acres of surrounding woodlands and wildlife will leave you thoroughly refreshed. There is nothing more relaxing than reclining in your hot-tub listening to the sound of birdsong and the breeze rustling through woodland.
North Highlands, Scotland
If a holiday break was poetic, then it would by Strathyre Lodges in the North Highlands. Nestled below the majestic Beni Ledi Mountain and within walking distances of stunning lochs and woodland, it is a setting that would even leave Wordsworth speechless. The wooden lodges have hot tubs that allow you to relax in the most sumptuous of surroundings with the most outstanding nature at every turn. It is the most perfect of nature holidays and the most ideal of chill out locations.
Thistle Cottage, Aviemore
Looking for the perfect retreat? Then say no more. Thistle Cottage is the place for you! On arrival, the first thing you will notice is the cosy atmosphere and elegant décor. There are plenty of nooks and crannies around the lodge that offer plenty of opportunities for solitude – the conservatory, the fireplace or the impressive grounds. The hot tubs on the decking of the cabins are the perfect remedy to recover from the many activities that are on offer all around the area from hiking to mountain biking. It is the perfect balance between activity and pure zen.
Keldy sits in the picturesque setting of the North York Moors National Park. The vast abundance of flora, fauna and winding woodland trails is nothing short of spellbinding, making it the perfect location for a relaxing, peaceful timeout location for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. The surrounding market towns offer everything from locally produced craft to gastronomic delights.
Tan Rallt Country Park, Wales
When it comes to lodges with hot tubs Wales has become one of the best places to stay when it comes to accommodation with on-site Jacuzzis. Whatever you’re looking for its available whether it’s pet-friendly lodges so the dog can go, or you’re after a place to stay on New Year’s Eve, this is the place for you. Lodges are secluded in the stunning countryside offering spectacular views from the bubbling Jacuzzis. The family-owned park is dedicated to ensuring you and your guests have a relaxing time and completely unwind.
Looking for a bit of variety when organising your holiday? So why not try Penllwyn Lodges, a holiday spot that is ideally located halfway between Newton and Welshpool? Here there is more on offer if lazing in a hot tub all day is not what you’re after. You can hike, cycle, fish and golf or maybe, take a chance to visit the neighbouring village to sample some of the local fresh produce. Or simply bask in the spectacular views of Cardigan Bay or Dovey Valley. There is so much on offer but you can always return to the Lodge for a well-deserved soak.
Located in the heart of Rempstone Estate’s Isle of Purbeck, Burnbake Forest Lodges are as attractive as they are awesome. The setting of the lodges lend itself perfectly to a relaxing atmosphere which ensures that each of the guests enjoy the perfect getaway, lounging hot tubs amidst stunning architecture, with the comforting smell of burning turf curling through the air and the stunning greenery all around. In short, Burnbake Forest Lodges gives you a chance to sit back, relax, and simply enjoy your holiday break whether you are alone, with your partner, or with your friends and family.
Clowance Estate is the ultimate in getaway chic, the smartly decorated apartments, and hot tub lodges are an architectural delight. There is plenty to do in or around the estate with the Eden Project and the Isles of Scilly not far away, offering varying visitor experiences. However, there is nothing like returning after a busy day’s sightseeing or activity to a dish up a meal from local products and then spend the evening relaxing on the outdoor terraces or indeed in the hot tub reflecting on your exciting day.
The lodges at Dartmoor Edge are Scandi-inspired cabins scattered around the fairways of the legendary Fingle Glen Golf Course. Naturally, if you love gold, there’s nowhere better but if golf’s not your game, don’t write off Dartmoor, there is plenty more on offer. The spacious cabin comes complete with outdoor hot tubs, perfect for some quality relaxation time whether you have been hitting the greens or not. Right next door is the Dartmoor National Park with exceptional hiking nature trails and within a thirty-minute drive are the beautiful beaches of Devon and the vibrancy of Exeter town. There is truly something for everyone.
A weekend in the countryside? Check. A variety of outdoor activities to get some fresh air? Check. Plenty of opportunities to truly be present and destress? Check. Most importantly, a hot tub surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the United Kingdom? Absolutely check! What are you waiting for? Get booking!