Lake District + hot tub = the getaway of dreams… and we really can’t think of a better way to treat yourself and unwind this 2021.
There’s really nothing that beats a walk through the Cumbrian peaks and lakes – unless you’re finishing it off with a dip in your own private hot tub, that is. Whether you’re on the search for holiday cottages fit for a big-family bash, or cosy lodges for a romantic retreat, we’ve sorted through the reviews to bring you the 10 best hot tub breaks in the Lake District so you don’t have to. Because going on holiday should never be hard work:
- Parkdean Resorts Fallbarrow
- Parkdean Resorts White Cross Bay
- Fell Foot
- Bank Chambers
- Neddy Cut
- Lime Cottage
- Shepherd Lodge
- The Boat House At Louper Weir
Parkdean Resorts Fallbarrow
Location: Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria
Best for: Hot tub getaway at a friendly park
Though this site might not have some of the usual entertainment venues you’d normally expect at holiday parks, the tranquil woodland setting and top notch lodge accommodation get consistently rave reviews and top ratings from guests. No wonder it often headlines our roundups!
To top it off, the private site gently slopes down to the banks of Lake Windermere, where you can sit out by the jetty and enjoy the sun setting across the sparkling water. Gorgeous…
Of course you’re bound to be spending plenty of time in your private hot tub, and we reckon this hot tub holiday is perfect for families who need to properly unwind after a rollercoaster of a year.
If you’re not wedded to having a hot tub, you could also check out these Top 4 Holiday Parks in the Lake District for even more options.
Facilities: This park holiday is hands down one of the best hot tub breaks in the Lake District. Book one of the luxury lodges with hot tubs and you’ll be set for a super relaxing time away. The lodge has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6, while the open plan living/kitchen space is great for hanging out with all the family. One of the bedrooms has an en suite, so make sure to nab it when you arrive! The hot tub is out on the veranda where you’ll also find furniture for some alfresco dining.
Parkdean Resorts White Cross Bay
Location: Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria
Best for: Onsite activities and stunning scenery
If you’ve been trying to find the perfect hot tub break in the Lake District for a family, look no further! This friendly park by Lake Windermere is jam-packed with great activities for kids to get stuck into, plus it has amazing views over the lake.
When you’re not exploring the beautiful Lake District National Park, kids and adults alike will love making the most of the games area and indoor swimming pool. Youngsters can make new friends at the playground and, on top of the hot tub in your lodge, there’s even spa facilities onsite for grownups to enjoy.
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Facilities: If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a fab food & drinks venues and kids clubs to make the most of. After a long day out exploring the lakes, you can relax in the private heaven of your own hot tub. There are even dog-friendly luxury lodges at this holiday park, so your faithful pooch can have the Lake District walkies they deserve. One of the 2 bed lodges with hot tubs sleeps 4, and a 3 bed sleeps 6. Get your booking in quick so you can start looking forward to the awesome family holiday you deserve.
Location: Santon Bridge near Eskdale Green, Lake District, Cumbria
Best for: A rural retreat for big families and a hot tub with a view.
Treat your family to a stay at this picturesque holiday cottage, and you’ll earn top bragging rights for years to come. You can thank us later.
With stunning views over the Wastwater Falls, this hot tub cottage really is the best place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There’s also llama and alpaca trekking near Fell Foot – or literally next door rather – and you’ll love seeing their cute little faces as you sip your morning coffee.
The hot tub is in a beautiful enclosed garden (perfect for pets), where there’s also a lovely little stream and a BBQ area.
This cottage does get popular, so if you’ve missed out on a booking you could always take a peek at these 7 Last Minute Hot Tub Breaks and see what else catches your eye.
Facilities: With plenty of walks and family-friendly attractions to visit near your Lake District property, you’ll love hopping in the hot tub on your return. With 4 bedrooms the dog-friendly house sleeps 8 guests, and is ideal for a larger group or a family reunion. One of the bedrooms has an en suite, and there’s a further family bathroom. The icing on the cake has to be the open fire in the living room, making this a fab choice for a Lake District holiday in the chillier months too. How does a dip in the hot tub and a cuddle in front of the fire sound? We’ll start packing!
Location: Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria
Best for: Gorgeous apartment in a bustling town
Bowness-on-Windermere is a lively and charming lakeside town, and has become one of the main social hubs in the Lake District.
This stylish duplex apartment is set out over 2 floors and sleeps 6 people. You’ll have plenty of top notch restaurants and cafes on your doorstep, but also a fully kitted out kitchen and fab roof terrace (with private hot tub) to enjoy at home.
Because of its brill location in Bowness-on-Windermere, we reckon this holiday apartment is great for groups who’ll be visiting the Lake District without a car – though you’ll probably want to spend the whole visit relaxing in the hot tub anyway!
If you’re looking for something a little more rustic, maybe these 7 Top Log Cabins With Hot Tubs will tickle your fancy.
Facilities: The stylish decor of this holiday apartment has to be seen to be believed. With amazing bedrooms, including one en suite, and a fab kitchen/diner, you can whip up a delicious meal to enjoy on the roof terrace before hopping in the hot tub. On top of that, you’ll also have use of the owner’s boathouse in Wray and can charter their 40ft yacht for an agreed price. If you’re looking to live it up in luxury during your stay in the Lakes, this apartment in Bowness-on-Windermere is for you.
Location: Back Barrow, Lake District, Cumbria
Best for: Modern log cabin on a working farm
Goodness knows we love our log cabins, and this sleek and modern lodge is no exception!
With a large, open plan living/dining space and a wide front deck, this is the perfect holiday lodge for groups who want to get back to nature on their Lake District holiday, but still have all the best comforts in their home.
These luxury properties are set on the owner’s working farm, and you’ll get to appreciate some truly beautiful livestock as you leave the site on your way to explore the Lakes! There’s also a private lake for everyone to enjoy, and you can even try your hand at a spot of fly fishing.
If fishing is up your street, take a look at these 7 Last Minute Cottages in Scotland for some highland inspo.
Facilities: With 3 bedrooms, the lodge sleeps 6 people and has a great hot tub that’s surrounded by an traditional stone wall. Inside the open plan living space you’ll find a cosy log burner, and there are lovely large windows throughout the property, so you can really appreciate the countryside views. There are other lodges with hot tubs at this site that could be used if you’re on the search for a large group booking. The lodge has a 5/5 rating, and gets glowing reviews. No wonder it’s one of the top cottages with hot tubs in the Lake District!
Location: Longtown, near the Lake District, Cumbria
Best for: Instagram worthy accommodation
Erm, excuse me, but isn’t this the most amazing lodge you’ve ever seen? This has to be the coolest hot tub lodge in the Lake District – and maybe even the whole of the UK…
The mirrored exterior of this property reflects the beauty of the surrounding trees and sky, making this one of the most Instagram-friendly holiday homes out there. Top that off with some snaps of the hot tub and you’ll have some seriously jealous mates – be warned.
This is the best lodge for 2 near the Lake District (which is within an hour’s drive), and whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just spending some quality time with your other half, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing trip here.
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Facilities: Pop the bubbly and enjoy a glass in the hot tub or on the patio area. With an outside shower you can rinse off before and after hopping in the tub, while the chiminea will give you some lovely warmth. The lodge consistently gets a 5 star rating on TripAdvisor and glowing reviews. It sleeps 2 but could be booked with other properties on the site to accommodate friends. Pets aren’t allowed at this beautiful lodge near the Lake District National Park.
Location: Backbarrow, Lake District, Cumbria
Best for: Modern refurb of a historic cottage that sleeps 4
If you’re heading to the Lake District, you want some pretty beautiful views from your holiday cottage, right? This amazing cottage in the Lake District National Park has stunning views over the surrounding hills. Sorted.
The cottage has been converted from a 17th Century courtyard building and is next to a whopping 350 hectares of ancient woodland. Inside, the cottage itself if bright and modern, with a gorgeous contemporary log burner in the sitting room.
Facilities: Overall the cottage sleeps 4 across 2 bedrooms and is a top choice for a family holiday in the Lake District (we love these 8 Last Minute Breaks for Families as well). There are other courtyard properties – each with a private hot tub – on this estate if you’re looking to make a large group booking, and the lively town of Bowness-on-Windermere is only 10 miles from the house. The cottage always gets a high rating from visitors to the Lakes, so we’d start booking this now if we were you.
Location: Allithwaite, Lake District, Cumbria
Best for: A comfy lodge near the sea and a top restaurant
One of the best things about the Lakes is just how close they are to the coast too. This sweet lodge is only a couple of miles away from Grange-over-Sands, a charming Edwardian coastal town. Even closer you’ll find the historic village of Cartmel, which has its own Michelin starred restaurant!
The property has a private patio area with a hot tub and is shielded from the neighbouring lodge by a row of pretty trees. We don’t know about you but a slap-up dinner in Cartmel followed by a dip in our own private hot tub sounds like heaven…
If this is up your alley, we reckon you’ll dig these 9 Last Minute Lodge Holidays as well. Go on, have a glance…
Facilities: If you’re a foodie on the search for cottages with hot tubs in the Lake District, look no further. This cosy lodge sleeps 2 and has good self-catering facilities – though with a Michelin starred restaurant just a 15 minute walk away, make sure to visit L’Enclume too. If you’re on the hunt for a house that sleeps 4, you could book the 2 lodges together, which would make for a fab stay in the lakes with friends.
Location: Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria
Best for: Gorgeous stay in a ‘sensational’ house near Coniston Water
The pretty village of Coniston is full of fab cafes and restaurants, but you could easily stay in all week at this outstanding house.
The property won the title of ‘Best Residential Build’ at the Northern Design Awards in 2020, and we can totally see why – with exceptional decoration, awesome social spaces, and floor to ceiling glass at the front of the cottage, we don’t know if we could ever bear to leave for home after a holiday here.
The cottage has views towards Coniston Water, where you’ll find plenty of lakeside fun and can even take a trip on the National Trust’s steam yacht gondola. If you love having fun in the water on holiday, here’s 7 Last Minute Beach Cottages for some seaside options.
This property does come with quite a hefty price tag, and is definitely on the luxury end of these cottages with hot tubs in the Lakes. However you are sure to have the time of your life in Coniston at Gatesgarth, and it always gets rave reviews.
Facilities: When it comes to hot tub holidays in the Lake District, this amazing house in Coniston is the epitome of luxury. With 4 bedrooms, the property sleeps 8 and has impressive space for entertaining as a group. Pets are allowed here, so even your faithful doggo can have a hot tub holiday – well maybe not the hot tub bit, but definitely some magical walkies. The hot tub itself is a scandi-style wooden model, tucked to the side of the patio, so you’ll have amazing views while you sip a glass of bubbly. This Coniston house does start getting booked up quite far in advance, so you might want to get in there quick if you’ve fallen in love with Gatesgarth.
The Boat House At Louper Weir
Location: Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria
Best for: Breathtaking lake views
We don’t think you can get much more lakeside than this awesome boathouse – just check out the stunning views over Lake Windermere!
You’ll be living practically on the lake itself, and there’s nothing to interrupt your private view over the water. How does sitting out on the balcony and watching the sun set over Windermere sound? We’ll start the car…
After a tranquil stroll through the National Park, you can retreat to your personal hot tub and let the day melt away. Or if you want to get out on the lake itself, why not take the house’s kayak for a paddle?
If you’re in the market for a full-on boating holiday, here’s everything you need to know to get ready for it.
Facilities: This open-plan boathouse sleeps 2 and has a stylish studio layout. With great modcons, your own hot tub, and easy access to the lake, no wonder this is a super popular cottage. You might have to book fairly far in advance if you want to stay at this amazing property, but if you miss out on a booking there’s always plenty more fab options to choose from.
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We think we might be in love with each of these stellar holiday cottages with hot tubs in the Lake District… of course not everyone is looking for the same thing from their holiday, so if you haven’t found your perfect fit (or if someone has gotten in there before you) why not head to the Breakfree website to check out the full range of holidays you can choose from? With outstanding holiday parks across Wales, England, and Scotland, booking the holiday you deserve is as easy as pie.