You can’t beat a hot tub stay – and there are some amazing places in Britain to lay back and enjoy the bubbles.
From clifftop tubs with sweeping ocean views to private lakeside retreats, here is our pick of best hot tub stays in the UK.
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Best hot tub stays in the UK
The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall
Gaze out at the ocean from your very own clifftop hot tub at this adults only eco hotel on the Cornish coast. The Scarlet is the ultimate place to recharge your batteries and has a luxury indoor spa, natural reed-bed swimming pool and outdoor sauna. It’s also near foodie hotspot Padstow, where you’ll find Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant and Paul Ainsworth’s Number 6. One to book for a special treat.
Rooms sleep 2 | A two night spa break including breakfast, a three course dinner each evening and a spa treatment starts from £835 per couple
The Birdhouse Treehouse, Somerset
Another adults only venue, The Birdhouse Treehouse is a new addition to The Yurt Retreat in Somerset. Set on an organic farm, guests have access to the wood-fired hot tub on the decking and the woodland sauna. There is also the option to stay in a Yurt or Roundhouse on this luxury glamping site.
Sleeps 2 | Prices start from £370 for two nights
The Samling Hotel, Lake District
Hidden up in the woodlands with total privacy, the hot tub at The Samling hotel is dreamy. Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding hillsides while unwinding with a glass of champagne. It might even be the perfect spot to propose if you’re looking for some UK inspiration.
Rooms sleep 2 | Prices start from £310 a night
The Fish Hotel, Cotswolds
If you like quirky accommodation with luxury extras, book a stay in a Hilly Hut at The Fish hotel in the Cotswolds. Each shepherd’s hut comes with underfloor heating and a private hot tub. Pour yourself a glass of fizz and unwind looking out at those stunning countryside views. Heaven.
Sleeps 2 | Prices start from £265 a night for the Hilly Huts. More accommodation is available
Heartwood Treehouse, Mid Wales
Spend your days gazing out at the panoramic views of the Welsh countryside from the private wood-fired hot tub at this adults-only treehouse. Interiors are contemporary with quirky features like a tree trunk dining table, wood-burning stove and freestanding bath which sits under a picture frame window. Outside there is a BBQ and fire pit. The treehouse is within easy driving distance of Snowdonia National Park. Those looking for unrivalled views should head to Lake Vyrnwy. Powis Castle is also nearby and has some of the best gardens in Wales. For an evening meal try The Raven Inn.
Room sleeps 2 | Prices start from £300 a night
The Gilpin Hotel, Lake District
The Gilpin Hotel in the Lake District only has 25 rooms, so make sure you book one of the five Spa Lodges which come with their own hydrotherapy hot tubs. These luxury lodges have freestanding baths, outdoor saunas and stunning views over the walled garden of the moors. You can even have spa treatments in your room if you upgrade to the Spa Lodge Experience package. And you don’t have to venture far for excellent food as there are two top restaurants on site.
Sleeps 2 | Prices start from £255 a night for a Classic Room up to £615 a night for a Spa Lodge
The Stack, Cornwall
A sunken hot tub in beautiful surroundings awaits at this 19th century former engine house. One for those who crave luxury combined with unique architecture, this mid-Cornwall bolthole also has a cinema room and al fresco pizza oven for guests to enjoy. Inside you’ll find a showstopper of a bathroom with freestanding clawfoot tub and a wood burner in the living room for cosy nights in.
Sleeps up to 6 | Prices start from £1,950 a week or £1,450 for a long weekend
Frances Sketch Pad, Scotland Highlands
Located on the private Inverskilavulin Estate near Fort William, Frances Sketch Pad is where to head for stunning views of Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Designed to harmoniously blend with the environment, the open-plan design, floor-to-ceiling doors and hot tub on the terrace are idyllic. While the remote-control blinds mean you don’t even have to move in the mornings to appreciate that view. If you want to venture further afield, the estate has a variety of outdoor activities to get involved with. Plus there is an actual sketch pad and art supplies at the lodge if you feel inspired to paint your surroundings.
Sleeps 2 | Prices start from £325 a night
Glan Y Mor at Dylan Coastal Resort, Carmarthenshire
If you’re looking for a hot tub stay to take family or friends, head to Glan Y Mor. This spacious self-catering lodge has three bedrooms and unrivalled views across the Taf Estuary and Carmarthenshire countryside. To soak all this up there is a balcony with dining table and private hot tub. The complex also has a spa with infinity pool, outside infinity hydrotherapy pool and themed showers and is named after Dylan Thomas – Wales’s most famous poet. The small town beneath the lodges has Dylan’s Birthday Walk, his Boathouse and writing shed, both of which are now museums, and Browns Hotel. The latter is a great place to eat.
Sleeps up to 6 | Prices start from £989 for a week
Wolf Wood Treehouses, Devon
There’s a definite safari-style vibe to the Wolf Wood Treehouses, as each is accessed via a rope bridge, crafted from locally grown timber and has a wood-lined interior. It’s rustic but luxurious design allows you to completely immerse yourself in its surrounding 13-acre Devonshire countryside. There are three luxury treehouses to choose from, each with bi-fold doors that lead to a large private deck. They all come with hot tubs, sun loungers and outdoor seating. There are also BBQ and picnic areas dotted around the estate and several north Cornwall beaches nearby.
Sleeps 2 | Prices start from £285 a night
Woodlands Luxury Lookout Lodges, Scottish Highlands
The Woodlands luxury lodges are completely immersed within nature, from loch views to staggering Highland mountains encircling the property. It’s particularly popular with couples. The lodges are situated above Loch Linnhe, near Glencoe – it is virtually floating above it. They also come with waterfall showers, cinema-style drop-down TVs, complimentary breakfast baskets and private infinity hot tubs. Due to its excellent location, the holiday homes have easy access to skiing, hiking and cycling activities. The estate also has electric bikes, Segway trails, archery, clay shooting and a golf course.
Sleeps 2 | Prices start from £650 a night
Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, County Antrim
The Galgorm hotel has everything under the sun, from rooms to cottage suites and shepherd’s huts to treehouses, which are all set within 163 acres of woodland. A luxury riverside property, each room is luxurious, spacious and has every amenity you could need. The Spa Suite room comes its own private sauna, jacuzzi bath and panoramic views over the River Maine. While the hotel’s Thermal Spa Village is an award-winning facility and the first of its kind in Ireland. There’s a sauna, five outdoor hot tubs and a River House designed for lounging half on land and half over the water.
Rooms sleep 2 | Prices start from £220 per night
Penlan Lodges, Mid Wales
If it is picturesque views you seek as you splash in the bubbles, book a stay at the lodges at Penlan. Set on an idyllic farm on a Welsh hillside, which is also just an hour from the beach, there are two luxury cabins to choose from, both with hot tubs on the decking. Shepherds Hill is the romantic option with a freestanding copper bath tub and loveseat, while the equally stunning Ewe View has two King-size beds and can sleep up to 4 people.
Sleeps 2-4 | Prices start from £130 a night
Eathelin Treehouse, Worcestershire
Eathelin Treehouse is a rural retreat with a twist set on the grounds of a working farm. To get to the treehouse guests must follow the old-fashion wooden signs. The treehouse itself is twisted around an aged ash tree with a hand-carved bannister. At night the balcony is illuminated with handcrafted lights. Below is the hot tub and BBQ area, perched on the edge of the wildlife lake. While we love a hot tub, we think the interiors of this treehouse are even more spectacular than the outside. Check out that copper bath.
Sleeps 2 | Prices start from £185 per night
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