When it comes to picking a holiday cottage for a relaxing getaway, there’s one feature that makes all the difference… A bubbling, beckoning hot tub that promises tranquil moments aplenty.
From soaking tired feet after an adventurous day exploring the local area to providing a wonderfully romantic setting for a post-dinner glass of bubbly, hot tubs are an oh-so-warming way to add a splash of luxury to your stay, especially when surrounded by sweeping coastal seascapes and undulating countryside.
Here are some of our favourite holiday cottages with hot tubs around the UK, all ready and waiting to wrap your senses in bubbling bliss.
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight | Sleeps 12
Best for: A spectacular setting and sauna
It’s not everyday you can spend your holiday lounging around a stunningly converted church, which is why we’re in love with the beautiful (and fantastically dog friendly) St Andrews on the Isle of Wight. Not only does the fabulously styled interior steal your breath away, but the outdoor hot tub and sauna will steal your heart with their soul-quenching charms. Simply sit back in the bubbling haven and drink in the reaching views over the gorgeous countryside that surrounds you – bliss!
Looe, Cornwall | Sleeps 4
Best for: A soak with sea views
Looking for a coastal cottage with a hot tub to boot? Ocean View in South Cornwall has you utterly covered, from its incredible waterside location to its sun-soaked terrace. Go from heavenly dips in the ocean to an indulgent soak in the hot tub, before making the most of the outdoor seating as the sun sets around you – Ocean View really is an al fresco haven. The surrounding cliff paths are a pretty spectacular draw too, providing miles upon miles of coastal adventures that end with a restorative moment or two in the tub.
Wembury, Devon | Sleeps 10
Best for: Al fresco dining
Not only does Treveryan House boast an impressive 14-foot hot tub, but the wonderfully welcoming cottage is totally dog-friendly, making this idyllic retreat the perfect base for your next group getaway. Spend your afternoons enjoying the al fresco delights of the beautiful garden, which boasts a covered kitchen area, BBQ, and fabulous outdoor dining table for all your fresh air foodie needs, while the children make full use of the trampoline, table tennis, and basketball hoop. Don’t forget to say hello to the chickens that live at the bottom of the garden!
Little Haven, Pembrokeshire | Sleeps 10
Best for: Beach days
A glorious 3-minute walk from the beach at Little Haven, Seaside House is rather aptly named. Little ones will love the sand and pebble cove – not to mention the fascinating rock pools – while the adults will enjoy the nearby Lobster and MôR restaurant, where mouth-watering crab sandwiches and Welsh gin await. Back at your beautiful coastal home-from-home, evenings spent soaking up the sea views while bubbling away in the hot tub are guaranteed to end your day on a magical note.
Rame Head Lookout
Whitsand Bay, Cornwall | Sleeps 2
Best for: Romantic retreats
Perched on the cliffs along the Rame Peninsula, this cosy retreat for two is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway. Curl up by the wood burner in the cooler months or delight in the night sky above you as you enjoy an after-dark dip in the hot tub. The surrounding cliff paths make for a spellbinding stroll in any season, while the nearby twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand make for a rather idyllic day out.
Ashford, Kent | Sleeps 8
Best for: Group getaways
Surrounded by countryside and boasting a rather spectacular interior, Stags Barn oozes luxury and character. The converted barn is nestled on the fabulous Frasers Estate, with nearby Pond Cottage providing even more space for friends and family to get together. The kitchen is a culinary dream, while the outside hot tub promises secluded soaks with rural views galore. If you can bear to drag yourself away from this astonishing home, you’ll find lots of fun things to do nearby, including the charming city of Canterbury and the breath-taking Leeds Castle.
Shaldon, Devon | Sleeps 14
Best for: Watersport adventures
Pretty as a picture and boasting rather phenomenal views over the estuary, Meadowcliff is a serene escape from the everyday. This beautifully big home is awash with colour, creating a cheerful space you just won’t want to leave. The beckoning hot tub can be found on the deck overlooking the water, alongside a sun-soaked dining table and lounger, creating the perfect spot to while away an afternoon. For those wanting an adventurous day, private access leads you to a little estuary beach where you can launch paddleboards and kayaks.
Thirsk, Yorkshire |Sleeps 10
Best for: Swimming pools and pizza
With a swimming pool and pizza oven, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to filling your days at this charming home-from-home in Yorkshire. Oh yes, whether you fancy a soothing soak in the hot tub or you’re ready to take on the family in the games room, The Stables has you well and truly covered. There are three other wonderfully grand properties on the Birdforth Hall estate, providing the perfect opportunity for a fabulously big group getaway, while still maintaining your own space. The nearby town of Malton has been dubbed the ‘Food capital of Yorkshire’, giving you plenty of choices when it comes to places to eat, or you can head to one of Yorkshire's fabulous vineyards for a bottle of something special to enjoy in the hot tub.
Park Farm Byre
Dorchester, Dorset | Sleeps 5
Best for: Stargazing
Surrounded by woodland walks, a pretty stream, and a paddock where the dog (and the little ones) can run off steam, Park Farm Byre is a wonderfully rural retreat. The relaxing hot tub sits in a pretty courtyard, providing total seclusion as you gaze up at the stars above, which are astonishingly clear thanks to the rural position of the cottage. You’re in the heart of Hardy Country here, providing booklovers with every excuse to explore the many beautiful historical houses and vibrant gardens Dorset has to offer.
Pembroke, Pembrokeshire | Sleeps 8
Best for: Idyllic surrounds
Nestled in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and enjoying sweeping views across the estuary, Beach House has a jaw-dropping setting you won’t want to leave. From the heated swimming pool and hot tub that boast glorious waterside views to the private river beach where dreamy dips await, this shoreside cottage is the perfect spot to refresh from life’s busy schedule. The commanding house boasts a rather spectacular stay too, with oodles of space for the entire family.
Widecombe in the Moor, Devon | Sleeps 8
Best for: Dappled dips
Tucked away amidst the wilds of Dartmoor, Turner Hall is a wonderfully secluded escape, whether you long for relaxing soaks in the woodland hot tub or evenings by the wood burner in the fabulously designed cottage. The high beamed ceilings create a beautifully airy space in which to unwind, while the nearby eateries (that lie within easy walking distance) provide plenty of excuses to explore the surrounding area – not to mention the many walking and cycling trails that wind their way across the moors!
Bodmin, Cornwall | Sleeps 11
Best for: Moorland adventures
What could be better after a day spent exploring Bodmin Moor than easing into a bubbling hot tub with a glass of something equally bubbly in-hand. At Moss Farmhouse you can do just this, enjoying the picturesque garden and cottage as you do so. The beautifully styled and wonderfully dog-friendly cottage is perfect for group stays as the spacious rooms boast plenty of options for celebrations – we are particularly in love with the outdoor bar!
Bumble Bee Barn
Taunton, Somerset | Sleeps 4
Best for: Walking and repose
Tucked away in the bucolic countryside between the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park, this rural retreat promises hearty walks followed by tranquil moments. Spend your days exploring Somerset’s surrounding secrets, from woodland walks to beach days, before returning to this charming cottage for an oh-so-peaceful soak in the super-sized hot tub. Somerset is also home to some bee-approved gardens and fabulous locally-minded restaurants, giving you a wonderfully home-grown feel to your stay.
Browse our collection of holiday cottages with hot tubs to find a pocket of bubbling bliss for your next stay.