Countryside Hot Tub Breaks
Venture to some of the UK’s most secluded locations and create your very own story with a hot tub break in the countryside.
Hot Tub Breaks in the Countryside UK
17% of the UK is officially recognised as a rural area which means there’s plenty of opportunities to explore if you’re planning a trip to the countryside. Just picture it now: you start the day with a brisk walk through rolling hills and meadows, you stop for some lunch while looking out over an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Maybe, the only other company you see is some of the area’s most unusual wildlife. In the evening, you head to a local pub which serves up delicious local produce. That’s before you head back to your accommodation, after a long day, and take in the stars – and peaceful silence – from your private terrace.
From romantic breaks in Norfolk and pet friendly stays in Yorkshire to those holidays in Wales and Scotland, the UK has some of the best countryside in the whole world. What’s more, we’ve got something that will really put the cherry on top: a hot tub holiday in the countryside.
Browse our selection of dog friendly cottages with hot tubs, family friendly log cabins with hot tubs and swimming pools, and even luxury lodges with hot tubs and out of this world amenities. Ideal for groups of friends, families, couples and even solo travellers, our range of holiday cottages with hot tubs offers something for everyone.
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Discover our most popular hot tub holidays in the UK Countryside
The best locations for countryside hot tub breaks
Rural hotspot: Braemar
Best for: Unrivalled views
Home to some of the most breathtaking countryside in the world, the Scottish Highlands and, indeed, the largest national park in the UK, the Cairngorms National Park are a fantastic choice for your next staycation. Here, you’ll find steep hills and bundles of fields, the highest mountain, woodland, moorland, farmland, forest and more. Braemar, one of the most sought-after villages in the area, makes for a great base too. It combines remote living with a few amenities as well as easy access to the nearby countryside. In the evening, when you’re back at your hot tub lodge, we say, open the patio doors and enjoy the sounds of absolutely nothing. This is what a true countryside break is all about.
Rural hotspot: Keswick
Best for: Family fun
We couldn’t not include the Lake District in our list of places to go for a countryside hot tub break. And while areas like Windermere and Ambleside are hugely popular, there are also a whole host of villages and towns off the beaten track. Grasmere, a popular village and previous home of William Wordsworth, has to be one of the prettiest around, and Keswick which sees a lot less footfall compared to its neighbours is another great spot for all types of travellers. Both boast incredible eateries and independent shops as well as neverending views and countryside. It’s also really easy to access the nearby national park and there’s lots of outdoor activities to keep you busy.
Rural hotspot: Malham
Best for: The atmosphere
The Yorkshire Dales spans nearly 850 square miles – that’s a lot of countryside and, indeed, a fair few properties with private hot tubs!! Whatever you’re looking for in a countryside staycation, you’re sure to find it here too – charming villages and market towns, award-winning food, pop-up stalls and bundles of walking trails. One of the best areas is Malham, a traditional village with a pretty stream running through it, a lovely square in the centre of it and surrounded by the national park. We love Malham because it has a few amenities and a bustling feel but also offers tranquil adventure where you probably won’t see another soul!
Rural hotspot: Brockenhurst
Best for: Nature spotting opportunities
Renowned for its forest trails, heathland and wild horses, New Forest and the New Forest National Park boasts some of the most impressive countryside sights in the UK. As well as native ponies, wolves, otters and owls have also been spotted. There’s lots of untouched countryside around here – ideal for those who want a quiet holiday. One of our favourites is Brockenhurst, which offers direct access to the national park, and is home to wild horses, deer, cows and pigs that roam the village freely.
Rural hotspot: Orford
Best for: The best of both worlds
Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a family holiday that’ll please all ages, Suffolk is a great place to have on your list. It combines miles of undisturbed coastline surrounded by peaceful countryside and quaint villages. Orford, which is also home to a nature reserve, and is renowned for its birdlife is one of the best spots in the area. It’s also set within Suffolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are plenty of trails which can be walked or cycled. Frequently dubbed as one of the prettiest villages in Suffolk, it has a rich history too.
The best activities in the countryside
Kids, grandparents, and even your four-legged friends can get involved in a nature trail. Simply print off a list of local wildlife and nature, or create your own wildlife bingo sheets, and head off on a walk. You could even plan a pit stop along the way – which leads us nicely onto the next activity…
Pubs & Restaurants
One of our favourite things about the UK’s countryside is the incredible pubs and inns dotted around. From family-run establishments and michelin-starred restaurants to traditional boozers and pup-friendly places, there really is a country pub out there for every kind of traveller and it makes us proud to be British.
If you want to see the best of the countryside, cycling is a great way to see it at speed. Not that you have to go fast but it will help you to cover a wider expanse of area. Head off on your own exploration or join one of the cycling trails. There’s routes for all abilities and plenty of quiet spots that are ideal for a picnic.
Another countryside activity to enjoy is horse riding, and you don’t need to have ridden before. Simply find a local horse trekking tour and follow the lead of an expert rider who will guide you along a route of rolling meadows and hills. This is a lovely activity to enjoy with the family and can be as fast or slow paced as you like.
The UK’s countryside isn’t just limited to green fields as there’s miles of rivers to explore too. If you’re on foot, it’s likely you’ll follow a few but a kayaking session offers a memorable day out for all ages. Again, there’s plenty of instructor-led activities and you might just pick up a new hobby. Those who don’t fancy it on the water can simply sit back and relax surrounded by some natural beauty.