Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend with your better half or an annual family getaway, it’s likely you have a list of essential requirements when it comes to your accommodation. One of those might just be a hot tub to relax in after a day of exploring or sightseeing. To help you book your dream staycation in the UK, here’s our round-up of 19 holiday cottages with hot tubs:
1. Spire View Hut
Location: Alderbury, Wiltshire
Best for: Romantic retreats
Spire View Hut is a former shepherd’s hut with stunning views of the Wiltshire countryside. As well as enjoying cosy features like underfloor heating, plush bed linen and a wood-burning stove, you’ll be able to relax in the bubbling hot tub on the hut’s private terrace. Spire View is the ideal location for a couple’s getaway, plus it’s even pet-friendly!
2. Budle Newton
Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland
Best for: Family getaways
Escape to the Northumberland coast at this fantastic four bedroom family home close to Budle Bay. As well as being a mile from Bamburgh and boasting spectacular sea views, there are ample luxuries to enjoy at Budle Newton itself, including a luxurious hot tub for chillier days.
3. Argyll Country House
Location: Clachlan, Argyll and Bute
Best for: Big family get togethers
If you love a big family holiday, you can’t go wrong with booking the rather grand Argyll Country House! Located in Clachlan in Argyll and Bute, the handsome Victorian mansion sits within seven acres of grounds and is a truly luxurious option for a week or two away. Spread out in 12 en suite bedrooms and make the most of the outdoor entertainment area, complete with a wood-panelled hot tub.
4. Tref Y Nant
Location: Castle Caereinion, Powys
Best for: Rural retreat
For a hiking holiday with a difference, Tref Y Nant cottage in Powys is a lovely option. Its cosy vibes and charming period features make it the ideal place to slumber after a day of exploring walking trails, historic market towns and crumbling Welsh castles. What’s more, there’s a small outdoor terrace with a hot tub overlooking the stunning countryside.
5. Shepherd’s Hut
Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Best for: Going off grid
If you like the idea of exploring the North Yorkshire coastline by day and totally escaping civilisation by night, you can’t beat the lovely eco-friendly Shepherd’s Hut. It’s nestled among the hills just outside Scarborough and has enough space for two people to sleep, dine and relax. One of its top features has to be the hot tub which benefits from uninterrupted countryside views.
6. The Cwtch
Location: Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Best for: Complete seclusion
Can’t choose between the sea or the countryside? The Cwtch in Carmarthen offers the best of both worlds! The modernised shepherd’s hut is the ideal alternative to a cosy log cabin and it’s perfect for a secluded rural retreat thanks to its gorgeous decor, outdoor kitchen and wonderful hot tub. What’s more, it’s only a short drive from the Brecon Beacons National Park.
7. Newport Manor
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon
Best for: Relaxing reunions
For a dreamy staycation in Devon with all the family in tow, why not book a stay at Newport Manor? The classic Regency-style house on the fringes of Barnstaple is photo-perfect and has a bounty of luxurious features, from manicured gardens to a private pub. After visiting the nearby beaches on Devon’s North Coast, why not relax in the huge hot tub?
8. Cwt Bach
Location: Dinorben, Llanfair Talhaiarn
Best for: Cosy beach escapes
Beautiful vistas and enough space for two to fully relax and unwind make Cwt Bach a wonderful option for a weekend break. The charming luxury cottage in Dinorben is only five miles from the North Wales Coast. When you’re not hopping between beaches or exploring nearby Conwy, you’ll be able to put your feet up in the well-decorated studio space or take a dip in the private hot tub.
9. Rock View Shepherd’s Hut
Location: Tavistock, West Devon
Best for: Woodland wanders
Who needs a log cabin with hot tub when you can stay at the equally idyllic Rock View Shepherd’s Hut? Nestled in woodland near Tavistock on the Devon-Cornwall border, the beautifully renovated hut boasts a wood-burning stove and a traditional wood-fired hot tub ideal for leisurely evenings. It sits on the site of a now disused copper mine and you’ll spot several nods to its history in the stylish, country-inspired decor.
10. Hobbit House
Location: Bodiam, East Sussex
Best for: A totally unique escape
Make all your Lord of the Rings fantasies come true with a stay at the utterly unique Hobbit House! This lodge with a hot tub is tucked away in rural East Sussex and really is one of a kind. As well as its round windows and doors which make it extremely photogenic, Hobbit House has gorgeous gardens and even sits next door to a vineyard. Why not book a tasting tour during your stay?
11. Trebor Cottage
Location: Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
Best for: Cross country adventures
If you’ve always wanted to explore the Scottish Borders, Trebor Cottage just north of Carlisle is a brilliant base. The ideal size for two, it features comfy interiors and a private garden space with a large hot tub. When you’re not soaking in the bubbling waters, enjoy whisky tastings and golfing in nearby Powfoot or plan a day out across the border in the Lake District.
12. Heather Cottage
Location: Okehampton, Devon
Best for: A couple’s retreat
For a charming short break for two in Devon, check out Heather Cottage. The enchanting hideaway is located in Okehampton (the gateway to Dartmoor National Park) and has everything you’ll need for a romantic weekend away. That includes a round wood-panelled hot tub with lush leafy views.
13. Lovesome Cottage
Location: Hutton Bonville, Yorkshire
Best for: Relaxed retreats for two
Commonly nicknamed ‘God’s Own County’, few places in the UK are more scenic than Yorkshire! Stay in the heart of the stunning countryside at Lovesome Cottage. Located on a working farm near Northallerton, the pet-friendly detached cottage is packed with charming features, from a fireplace to an outdoor hot tub overlooking serene fields.
14. The Dairy
Location: Chester, Cheshire
Best for: A balance of city and countryside living
If you love the idea of having some peace and quiet while also being within easy reach of some fabulous restaurants, shops and attractions, book a stay at The Dairy. Located on the outskirts of historic Chester, the contemporary, open-plan cottage is ideal for two and has a private terrace out front complete with picnic bench, plants and a hot tub.
15. Little Harrowfield
Location: Bankfoot, Perth and Kinross
Best for: Outdoor adventures
Dreaming of an outdoor adventure in rugged Scotland? Spend your days exploring the rolling countryside of Perthshire before returning to Little Harrowfield for some R&R. Snooze in a plush king size bed, dine by the fire and enjoy soaking in the private hot tub on the patio.
16. Bwthyn Ystrad
Location: Denbigh, Denbighshire
Best for: Family fun
Gorgeous views and lots of room make Bwthyn Ystrad a brilliant option for a family holiday in Wales. The detached former coach house sits near the market town of Denbigh and has oodles of traditional charm. Modern living spaces ensure kids and adults have plenty of space to spread out, while the large garden boasts a hot tub and views across the Clwydian Range.
17. Number 42
Location: Saltdean, Rottingdean
Best for: Beach bums
Craving some sunshine and salty air? Head down to Saltdean on the South Coast for a beach getaway at cool and contemporary Number 42. The detached holiday home on the edge of Brighton is great for family escapes by the coast! Spread out across four large bedrooms, enjoy the property’s modern living spaces, including the outdoor terrace with a hot tub.
18. The Old Police House
Location: Stow, West Lindsey
Best for: Atmospheric escapes with friends
Stay in a piece of history at The Old Police House, a beautifully renovated Georgian building nine miles from Lincoln that’s bursting with original features. As well as heaps of mod-cons indoors and three spacious bedrooms, the house has a sun-soaked garden with a BBQ area and hot tub. For an adventure-packed day out, drive 70 minutes west to reach the Peak District.
19. House in the Highlands
Location: Kinlochleven, Scottish Highlands
Best for: Outdoor group escapes
Combining style with scenic surroundings, the House in the Highlands is a brilliant bet for a group getaway in Scotland. The house in Kinlochleven has a striking design and ample amenities, from five plush bedrooms to a large patio with a hot tub. When it comes to day trips, the house sits on the West Highland Way and only a short drive from Fort William – a famous filming location of blockbusters like Harry Potter and Braveheart.