Nothing says luxury more than having your very own private hot tub while you’re on holiday. Whether you’re with friends, family or on a romantic retreat, having a hot tub at your holiday cottage just adds that extra bit of comfort that we all deserve.
After you’ve spent a long day exploring the amazing British countryside, there’s no better way to rewind than in your private hot tub. From exceptional lodges with outdoor hot tubs to epic barn conversions with indoor swimming pools, there’s something for any occasion.
With so much to choose from it can be hard to know where to start, so to make it easier for you we’ve compiled a list of our favourite cottages with private hot tubs in the UK.
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Cotswold Barn, Gloucestershire
With its amazing Cotswold stone buildings, award-winning gardens and beautiful interiors, this spectacular cottage is not one to be missed. The barn can sleep, 10 adults plus 2 small children. It’s the perfect hideaway for friends and family and, with five themed suites, you’ll have space for you and all your friends. With underfloor heating throughout, a great BBQ, award-winning gardens and, of course, a large outdoor hot tub, this is definitely the place for big groups looking to relax.
It’s set in the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is surrounded by quaint towns and villages, with loads to do. The area is now an attraction for anyone who loves peace and tranquillity, no matter what the season.
Best for: The Cotswolds are a must-visit attraction for anyone looking to explore the best of the British countryside. With expansive national parks, as well as loads of outdoor activities, you’ll have loads to do here.
If you do one thing: Soak up some of the best views on offer in the entire region and head to Chipping Campden and then take a scenic walk to Broadway Tower.
Where to eat: For something truly unique, head to Lumiere in Cheltenham. It might be a slight journey, but trust us, it’s well worth it. With modern European cuisine and a seasonally inspired menu, it’s not to be missed.
Carwinley Mill House Cottage, Cumbria
Nestled in Cumbria, less than an hour from the Lake District, this cottage is the perfect size for 2. It benefits from lots of handy extras such as parking, an open planning living area and, of course, an excellent hot tub. There is plenty of space to relax outside with loads of nature parks right on the doorstep, plus it’s close to lots of great attractions.
It’s close to the village of Longtown and is just 26 km from the historic city of Carlisle, where you’ll find an amazing cathedral, boutique shops and even a castle. It’s also home to Hadrian’s wall, one of the country’s best-loved landmarks.
Best for: The historic city of Carlisle is a must-see destination if you’re interested in British history. It’s home to some of the finest museums, cathedrals and galleries in the country.
If you do one thing: Hadrian’s Wall is a top attraction in this part of the country, and you don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy it. It offers some of the best views in the whole of the UK and there are lots of guided tours on offer.
Where to eat: We’d recommend heading to Assembly while you’re in Carlisle. The modern British restaurant is perfect for an evening out, whatever the occasion. Expect local produce, seasonal ingredients and British classics with a twist!
Small but perfectly formed, we love this dainty shepherd’s hut. It’s a cosy place to stay and has all the essentials you’ll need for your trip away. Set within 410 acres of farmland, you’ll be able to enjoy amazing views while relaxing in the outdoor hot tub. Close to working farms and amazing countryside, it’s the perfect place to explore the British countryside from.
Located in between Bodmin and Wadebridge, the property is surrounded by amazing areas of outstanding natural beauty, perfect for long walks and amazing views. It’s also close to lots of great landmarks, including the ancient ruins of Trethevy Quoit and the Cheesewring.
Best for: There’s no doubt about it, this quaint, cosy cottage is perfectly placed for enjoying Britain’s great outdoors. With loads of amazing hikes, trials and public footpaths surrounding the property, we’d recommend packing your walking boots!
If you do one thing: The old Bodmin Jail is a must-visit attraction. It’s one of the oldest in the country and is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the UK. Spooky!
Where to eat: Make sure to book a table at the Lanivet Inn. It’s a community-led pub in the heart of the picturesque Lanivet village, just outside Bodmin. With locally sourced produce, an amazing selection of local brews, as well as board games and local music, it’s one of our favourites.
With its own hot tub and large garden, this property is ideal for active guests, with walking, water sports and golf available locally. The spacious detached house in a peaceful location, surrounded by flower fields and countryside. It is an excellent holiday base for walking and just ½ mile from the scenic coastal path. Plus, all the local amenities you’ll need can be found in Rosudgeon, just a 7-minute walk away.
There’s loads on offer here. You can take a day trip to the beautiful Isles of Scilly by helicopter or ferry. Or, just a short distance down the coast is the famous fishing harbour of Newlyn and picturesque Mousehole village and harbour with its narrow alleyways, craft and art galleries. Explore the white sandy beach at Sennen, legendary Land’s End, the Minack open-air theatre and the cobbled streets of St Ives with the Tate Modern and Barbara Hepworth Museum.
Best for: Surrounded by great Cornish towns, including St Ives and Newlyn, this is the perfect cottage for those looking to explore all things Cornwall. Experience authentic Cornish pasties, head down to the beach and get your surfing gear on, or see some of the best art galleries the UK has to offer.
If you do one thing: Just a short drive away is the world-renowned Barbara Hepworth Museum. With its amazing sculpture gardens and wide array of modern art, this is definitely one of the best galleries in the entire country.
Where to eat: Head just down the coast to Penzance and experience some of the best locally sourced fish restaurants on offer in Cornwall. Our favourite is The Shore Restaurant, which offers relaxed interiors, modern fish dishes and much, much more.
Swallow Barn, Cornwall
Halfway between Bodmin and the north Cornwall coast, this cottage is perfect for a relaxing British countryside holiday. You’ll be able to enjoy a Japanese-style, wood-fired hot tub, as well as relaxed, cosy interiors.
This relaxing cottage is in the quaint village of St. Kew, which has a number of local pubs and shops. If you’re looking for something a little more lively, however, you’re only a 7-minute drive from Wadebridge, where you’ll find amazing country houses, epic beaches and lots of of great restaurants.
Best for: This holiday cottage is perfect for those looking to explore the best of the British countryside before relaxing in your private hot tub. We’d recommend Daymer Bay Beach and Rock Beach.
If you do one thing: Be sure to head into Wadebridge and visit the Donkey Trail, a long, winding country footpath where you can soak up some of the best sights the UK has to offer.
Where to eat: Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Cornish countryside with epic sea views, The Pickwick is one of the county’s best-hidden gems. With fresh fish and locally sourced meat, their restaurant offers casual dining in a relaxed, romantic atmosphere.
At this exquisite holiday cottage, you’ll be perfectly situated to explore the amazing Brecon Beacons. Perfect for you and your active friends, the cottage can comfortably sleep up to eight guests. With a luxurious outdoor hot tub, you’ll be able to relax and soak after a long day of hiking.
There are loads to do near this property, including the stunning Brecon Beacons and Brechfa Forest, the picturesque Aberglasney and secluded Tenby beach. Peacefully set in a rural location with fantastic views of the Towy Valley, this detached, sensitively restored Welsh barn is a perfect holiday base.
Best for: With so many amazing trails, hikes and countryside walks available from this property, this is the ideal accommodation for those looking for an active retreat. So, grab your walking boots and get exploring!
If you do one thing: The Brecon Beacons is one of the UK’s top hiking attractions. With stunning scenic views and amazing natural wildlife, it’s certainly not to be missed. Plus, at this property, you’ll get to soak any aching limbs in your private hot tubs.
Where to eat: While you’re in Wales, why not experience the famous Welsh cuisine. It’s not all just welsh rarebit, these days! Head down to Y Polyn, in Carmarthen for a classy, cosy and relaxed affair with locally sourced produce and great British classics.
The Cow Pen, Warwickshire
This lovely barn conversion in Warwickshire is well furnished and boasts original brickwork and warm oak wood floors. It’s a cosy hideaway perfectly suited to a relaxing countryside retreat. Plus, after a day of sightseeing, you’ll be able to relax in your very own hot tub during your stay.
It’s close to the famous town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, which boasts some of the best day trip activities in the whole of the UK. You can expect lots of Shakespeare-related activities, including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, as well as beautiful scenery along the Stratford-upon-Avon canal.
Best for: You can’t visit Stratford-upon-Avon and not learn more about Britain’s most celebrated author, so make sure to visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, where there’s an amazing museum.
If you do one thing For a night of amazing, unforgettable Shakespearean fun, you should make sure to get tickets for a show at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Where to eat: Experience some traditional British fare at 33 The Scullery. The family-run business prides itself on creating a warm, friendly atmosphere which is ideal for a romantic break and offers a classic, fresh and seasonally-inspired menu.