Finest hot tub holidays across the UK holiday cottages


Finest hot tub holidays across the UK

Kate 04 June 2019

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No matter where you go or what you get up to on your weekend break, a private hot tub will provide that extra-special touch of luxury.

When planning that next escape, ask yourself: What would Queen Bey do? She wouldn’t go anywhere without all the true holiday luxuries, including the all-important hot tub, so you shouldn’t either - pouring a $20k bottle of Champagne into the tub is, of course, optional.

Simply lie back and unwind in the bubbles. Although if you’re that committed to living your best life, we reckon a bottle of £6.99 prosecco will do the trick. No need to pour away three years’ worth of university fees.

Beyoncé expects the best, so should you. That’s why we’ve collected together a few of our favourite hot tub cottages for you to discover.

Scour our top ten UK cabins, lodges and cottages with hot tubs below and nail the planning of your next hot tub holiday.

The Hot Tub Hideaway | sleeps 2 | Brecon Beacons

The Hot Tub Hideaway's recycled hot tub

Let's start with something a bit special. Hiding out in this lodge with a private hot tub in the Brecon Beacons is the perfect romantic hideaway. Make sure you get a pic for the IG feed as the hot tub has been recycled from an old digger bucket! Feel utterly relaxed on this hot tub break for two.

Where to adventure:

The Brecon Beacons are great for EPIC adventures with activities ranging from abseiling and rock climbing to cave exploration, mountain biking, horse riding, and even water sports. Capture it all on your phone then get a few print outs for the wall back home. 

Why it’s so luxe:

The eco-conscious among you will appreciate the digger bucket that’s been recycled into a hot tub - we bet none of your friends have experienced a hot tub quite like this. For similar escapes, have a peek at our eco-homes.

“This weekend was just perfect, even in the snow, wind, rain and fog! It was EXACTLY what I was looking for when hunting for a hideaway break. Very well constructed and super cosy! The Bridge Inn was a great pub. I'm definitely looking to book a summer escape this year too. Absolutely lovely.” - Natasha.

Cliff House | sleeps 10 | Devon

Cliff House has an incredible beach view

Can you say hawt? This cottage in Devon with a hot tub overlooks the beach and ocean, and the interior of the property itself is spectacular – take a quick look here. What more could you ask for from a group escape? #lifegoals

Where to adventure:

Make your way down the 69 steps to the unique stretch of pebble beach that is Slapton Sands. It’s backed by a large freshwater lake called Slapton Ley, part of a nature reserve, and this unusual geology makes for some truly Insta-worthy shots.

Why it’s so luxe:

It’s a coastal cottage with a hot tub – the view, the sea air, the bubbles – it doesn’t get much more luxurious than that. When you bore of epic scenery (if that’s even possible), step inside the cottage and relax in the stunning interior with a good book or Netflix for company.

“What can I say about Cliff house, no words can describe the beauty of that place. All that I can say is we will be back soon... Perfect is the word.”Pearl.

Hillside Retreat | sleeps 6 | Scotland

Hillside Retreat is a Scottish haven

The truth about Scotland? Everyone loves it. And I mean everyone. From British royalty to celeb "royalty", everyone with money has a holiday home in this epic country. This cottage with a hot tub in Scotland can be found close to the coastal town of St Andrews (19 miles) with its ancient university and medieval ruins. It’s a pet-friendly luxury cottage surrounded by a vast landscape of wilderness. Grab the fam, including the fluffy, four-legged kind, and start exploring the countryside around this secluded holiday cottage.

Where to adventure:

If you're feeling spontaneous, pop down to the Scottish coast with a trip to either St Andrews or Balmerino (11 miles). If you're organising this trip, why not book an activity from the owners to surprise the group? Choose from a mobile beautician, horse riding, shooting and stalking, clay pigeon shooting, or a photography class. Or simply head out and wander the Fife Coast Path: wearing a kilt whilst doing so is optional.

Why it’s so luxe: ­­­­­­­­­

The bright lounge has French doors that open up to an extraordinary view of Scottish hillside creating a fantastic indoor/outdoor space, while the hot tub provides the perfect place from which to gaze up at endless starry skies. #dreamy

“Absolutely stunning! Location views all around the house are out of this world! Will definitely come back!! The dogs loved just lying out in the garden taking in views, as did we sitting in the hot tub!” - Sophie.

Wykewood | sleeps 4 | Yorkshire

Wykewood's beautiful covered hot tub

Find your zen at this chilled out coastal cottage with a hot tub in Yorkshire. It’s set near the village of Ravenscar, a sleepy clifftop village with a rugged rocky beach. Discover peaceful, scenic surroundings on a relaxing family getaway to this holiday home by the sea – or just make the most of the space and your time as two.  

Where to adventure:

Hike to Hayburn Wyke Waterfall or head straight into Scarborough to max out your credit card on the high street. The music scene is buzzing in Scarborough and it's played host to legends including David Bowie, the Sex Pistols, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Police - catch a gig while you're here. 

Why it’s so luxe:

Beautifully furnished in tranquil décor, unleash your inner Buddha with morning meditation in this peaceful space. Once the day is done, the wood-fired hot tub set in a Balinese-style pagoda offers an idyllic spot for evening relaxation.

“Gorgeous cottage tucked away in a quiet spot where all you can hear is the wind in the trees and the babbling brook. Perfect place to de-stress and unwind. Our two small children slept incredibly well which was nothing short of a miracle!” - Lauren.

Riverside Lodge | sleeps 6 | Lancashire

Riverside Lodge has a hot tub beside the River Ribble

Treat yourself to a break with that much sought-after atmosphere of indoor/outdoor living at this lodge with a hot tub. The River Ribble flows past and beyond that sits peaceful countryside, ensuring beautiful scenery surrounds you for the ultimate getaway from the hustle and bustle.  

Where to adventure:

DON'T go swimming in this stretch of river, the currents are deadly, but if you're up for wild swimming hit the road and head out on a 35 mile drive to Stainforth Force for a dip beneath a waterfall. Preston is 7 miles from this cottage, visit the art gallery then grab a beer at The Adelphi

Why it’s so luxe:

The outdoor space has a range of luxurious extras including an outdoor fire pit, a swing chair and, of course, the unforgettable sunken hot tub. Relax in the bubbling tub or dine alfresco at the table as the river rushes past.

“Without a doubt the best lodge/cottage we have ever stayed in and we will be returning. The most wonderful layout inside and outside the lodge with the best views.” - Ryan.

Ingram House | sleeps 10 | Sussex

Ingram House's stylish secluded hot tub

A pet-friendly luxury cottage with hot tub, this group getaway is set in the Sussex High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its stylish interior with sumptuous furnishings offers a fabulous space for you and your nine guests to relax together or dine in the elegant dining room, and yes, this does count as ‘adulting’. 

Where to adventure:

Royal Tunbridge Wells is 16 miles away - don't be fooled by the 'Royal' in the name, you won't find the Chelsea set swanning about down here. See if you can spot work by Paint Mechanics, a local group of spray paint artists campaigning to get more art throughout the city to prevent graffiti. Later, head to a gig or open mic night at one of the local bars to hear some new talent. 

Why it’s so luxe:

An indoor bar, glamorous lounge and outdoor comfy seating provides endless spaces for the group to get together for food and drink. Make up cocktails at the bar, chat over nibbles in the lounge or fire up the charcoal BBQ and dine alfresco. As it’s a Grade II listed coaching inn, the heritage is shown off in the chic décor too.

Ingram House is an ideal place to celebrate and enjoy with a group... Friday night we had a fabulous dinner party in the rather smart dining room and then dancing in the bar area, and on Sunday had 20 of our friends over for a birthday lunch. We were lucky with the weather on Sunday and all sat outside in the garden - there are numerous places to sit, eat and relax in the garden which also has great views across the valley. Can't rate Ingram House highly enough... Can't wait for the next big event... We will be back...” - Richard & Sara Clarke. 

Scorsham Farm | sleeps 8 | Cornwall

Scorsham Farm near the coastal resort of Bude

Soak up that slow living-style vibe found out in the sticks. This coastal cottage with hot tub is set on a farm is far from thundering motorways and has no planes soaring overhead, just open fields and blue skies. Make the most of your time in rural Cornish countryside.

Where to adventure:

Hit the beach at the ever-popular coastal resort of Bude - a must-visit while here. A beach hut at Summerleaze is even included in your stay - surfers swarm to this place. Catch a wave, try your hand at some other water sport, or just enjoy a cider while relaxing on the sand. 

Why it’s so luxe:

If the beach hut isn’t enough, the cottage also has a wood burner, an oil-fired Rayburn and a games room with table football and darts, perfect for entertaining the whole family.

"Beautiful house in beautiful surrounds. Everything thought of." - Laura.

The Pump House | sleeps 2 | Yorkshire

Spend a relaxing evening in The Pump House's hot tub

We can’t even when it comes to this one-of-a-kind stay. Unwind in this romantic cottage with a hot tub in Yorkshire for a scenic couples’ escape. Miles of seemingly endless landscape surrounds the property leaving you with views for days. Luxury furnishings inside create the perfect holiday bolthole, whisk your partner away to this idyllic Yorkshire cottage (or drop the hint that this is where they need to take you).

Where to adventure:

The Dales are all about epic adventure. Have a go at one of the rock sports - climbing, caving etc. - or try your hand at water sports with a bit canoeing or kayaking. Yorkshire is just the place to go gorge walking and, if you miss the city life, it's easy to hit the road and travel down to Leeds (11 miles) for gigs, shopping centres and bars. 

Why it’s so luxe:

The interior has been carefully crafted by the owners with a beautiful design that includes a hand-made kitchen, free-standing bath and granite surfaces. Relax in this luxurious property on a hot tub break for two.

“Everything was fabulous. Hot tub was a game changer.” - Scott.

Rockhaven | sleeps 8 | New Forest

Beautiful Rockhaven near a sandy beach

This pet-friendly luxury cottage with a hot tub can be found down in coastal Mudeford in the New Forest. Contemporary yet cosy, the exterior of this property has been influenced by the modernist architectural style, whilst inside is a bright and welcoming space that adult groups and big families will love.

Where to adventure:

Everyone seems to forget that the New Forest has a coast littered with beaches - seriously, it's all about the sand and sea. Down the road from this property is Avon beach, go sea swimming go chill in the beach cafe. Head out on an adventure to the flat wilderness of Hengistbury Head, just 5 miles away.

Why it’s so luxe:

Large floor-to-ceiling windows have been placed throughout and, in the lounge, French doors open up to allow indoor/outdoor living. All in all, this cottage offers a wonderful selection of special extras including a pool table, cosy outdoor seating and a Juliet balcony.

Kingfisher Hut | sleeps 2 | Norfolk

Kingfisher Hut is a quaint lakeside lodge with hot tub

In the middle of nowhere, this romantic lodge with a hot tub is ideal for couples hiding out on a break in Norfolk. You're surrounded by a lake and fields with no one to disturb you. Do nothing at all except drink and dine out on the terrace and stretch out in the tub at this lodge on a break for two.

Where to adventure:

Grab the bikes and cycle around historic Thetford passing museums, old ruins and parkland. Thetford Forest is massive with pines as far as the eye can see with cycle routes and never-ending opportunities to get lost. Get a rush of adrenalin on the high ropes at Go Ape, we dare you to conquer the Tree Top Challenge. 

Why it’s so luxe:

The privacy you can experience here is unrivalled. Wake up to the sound of wildlife each morning before heading out for a lakeside stroll or enjoying a morning coffee on the waterfront veranda.

“The cabin was cosy, homely and warm. It has a beautiful view and is close to all you need. I left feeling refreshed and with a passion for the country. Also, a perfect location to still do lots of fun things and to also relax and do nothing.” - Shannon

Now you have to choose between all these luxury hot tub cottages. The struggle is real.

Perhaps you already have a favourite or are seeking out more hot tub lodges and cottages so you can find the perfect escape. If so, check out the rest of our hot tub cottages collection and while browsing, remember to ask yourself: What would Beyoncé do? 

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