Rain or shine, nothing beats a hot tub holiday break in scenic Scotland. From dramatic sea views, stunning countryside and infamous whiskey, the Scottish borders hold some of the UK’s greatest treasures!
Although a hot tub break in Scotland may be a bit hard to come by, we’ve done all the looking for you – so you don’t have to stress over the search.
Take it easy, relax and soak in the affordable luxury of these great properties with hot tubs in Scotland.
Scottish Hot Tub Breaks
- Skyes Cottages Hen House (Northern Highlands)
- Skyes Cottages Kestrel Cottage (Northern Highlands)
- Skyes Cottages Boat O Fiddich (Aberdeenshire)
- Skyes Cottages Orrinside (Northern Highlands)
- Skyes Cottages Lapwing Cottage (Scottish Lowlands)
- Skyes Cottages Longforth Farm Cottage (Scottish Lowlands)
1. Skyes Cottages Hen House
Holiday park location: Kiltarlity, Northern Highlands
Best for: A magical romantic retreat
Live your very own fairytale in this incredibly unique cottage. Looking upon it from the outside, you will see what looks to be the almost rounded stonework exterior of a charming, small little hut. However, once you step inside, the illusion is transformed. High white ceilings and stunning woodwork encompass the whimsical cottage, opening up into a king-size bedroom and a spacious open-plan living area and kitchen. The exceptional decor and luxury of the property will certainly sweep you off your feet.
The property is located in the quaint village of Kiltarlity on the working farm of Belladrum Estate. You can start your mornings leisurely walking on the banks of the River Beauly, leading up to the towering red brick of the 19th-century Beaufort Castle.
Explore Loch Ness
The dark and mysterious waters of Loch Ness are also near. Set sail on a hunt for the infamous monster, and take in views of the beautiful Urquhart Castle from the loch. Once you’re back on dry land, there is an abundance of hiking trails for all experience levels in the area and the incredible Cairngorms National Park. Spend a weekend soaking up the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands before soaking in your private hot tub every evening.
Once you’re drying off back in your cosy cottage, why not indulge in a measure of fine Scottish whiskey from a local distillery? No better way to end the day than with a hearty glass, a film on the telly and curling up in your beautiful four-poster bed.
Facilities: This property sleeps two people, making it a perfect getaway for couples. If you can pull yourself away from the log-fired hot tub, enjoy some sunshine in the enclosed garden or cook a romantic meal for two in your private kitchen, kitted out with all the necessary modern appliances. Bed linens and towels are included, making this a no-fuss self-catering holiday.
This property is not dog friendly, but if you’re looking for other pet-friendly accommodation options, take a look at the 7 Last Minute Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages This 2021.
2. Skyes Cottages Kestrel Cottage
Holiday park location: Rogart, Northern Highlands
Best for: Peaceful seaside hot tub breaks
Watch your jaw drop and your worries vanish in this beautiful home away from home. Exposed stonework blends with gorgeous wood touches and timeless farmhouse-style decor in this unique detached cottage. Wander up the authentic wooden spiral staircase, whilst running your fingertips along the polished tree trunk beam. You’ll soon find yourself among the two en-suite king-size bedrooms, the master of which revealing floor to ceiling windows that leat out onto a spacious terrace.
If you’re searching for sea views, set out on the Ben Bhraggie Monument Walk along the coastline. Dazzling glimmers of water and hills alike will encourage your journey up to the summit. Or skip the climb and kick back on the sandy beach in Dornoch, before sampling whiskeys in your pick of the many vibrant local pubs in the area. For even more sea-scapes, here are the 6 Best Coastal Caravan Sites You Need To Visit In 2021.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Scotland without taking a swing out on a Highland golf course! Lucky for you, the Golspie Golf Club is minutes away. All grades of golfers will enjoy the green parkland, sea views and history of the course.
Facilities: Back in your holiday home, on chilly evenings and crisp mornings, you can shuffle across lovely heated floors and cosy on up by the fireplace. Fuel and firewood are included, so you’ll be fully stocked for your holiday. Expansive windows fill the walls of the downstairs sitting area, looking out onto views of the lower decking, private hot tub and magnificent nature sprawling beyond. This is a dog-friendly property, allowing 1 2 or 3 pets to tag along on your epic hot tub holiday.
3. Skyes Cottages Boat O Fiddich
Holiday park location: Aberlour, Scottish Lowlands
Best for: Hot tub holidays in Scotland’s infamous whiskey country
Drink in the beauty of Scotland’s whiskey country at this idyllic holiday cottage. Located in the picturesque village of Aberlour, here you will find dramatic mountain views of the Cairngorms alongside the gently flowing River Spey. Better yet, this holiday home is nestled happily along the Whiskey Trail and Speyside Way, so pull on your wellies and get walking.
Whiskey Distillery Delights
Within a radius of 15 miles from the property, the region boasts more than 50 whiskey distilleries to tour, including the famous Balvenie and Glenfiddich distilleries. You won’t have to search far to find and enjoy the rich history of the magnificent Scottish Highlands.
After you’ve tasted Scotland’s finest, while away nights in the hot tub, or grill up tasty dinners on the riverside BBQ Pavilion where you can end the day talking about all the amazing memories you’re making. Fishing is available in the river by permit only, but if that sounds like a catch, check out the 4 Best Holiday Parks With Fishing Lakes!
Facilities: With three ensuite bedrooms, this spacious cottage can sleep up to six, making it a perfect stay for families or small groups. The wood-burning stove comes with a starter pack of wood to help keep your family comfortable on any chilly nights. Aside from the hot tub and BBQ Pavilion, there is an enclosed back garden with decking and furniture to recline on as well, giving you and your crew room to relax.
4. Skyes Cottages Orrinside
Holiday park location: Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands
Best for: Big family getaways
The Scottish Highlands offer some of the most beautiful views in all of the United Kingdom. Dramatic verdant hills and mountains tower over dark, winding lochs. Ancient castles dot the landscape, telling stories of a rich and captivating past. This lovely cottage gives you a front-row seat to all this and more, while also providing you with the luxury of a hot tub in Scotland.
The property is located near an abundance of activities that will be fun for the whole family. Avid golfers will love playing on the beautiful Muir of Ord golf course. If you’re more of a fishing family, you can cast a line and relax along the River Conon. Inverness is not far by car, so it’s easy to enjoy afternoons walking along Loch Ness, or bird-spotting at the RSPB Tollie Red Kites Nature Reserve. For an even more exciting adventure, try out one of the speed boat tours on the loch looking for Loch Ness’ Nessie!
Extra Special Features
This cottage also provides extra special offers such as a private whisky tasting masterclass. By request, you can indulge in and learn about Scotland’s finest from the comfort of your holiday cottage.
There is not only an outdoor seating area and hot tub (of course), but also a covered sitting area with a BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven! You’ll cherish memories of making pizzas with the kids, followed by hot tub stargazing and sweet, restful dreams for years to come.
Facilities: This is a spacious property has four bedrooms spread over two floors. It can sleep up to eight people with plenty of room. There are multiple indoor sitting rooms with wood-burning stoves for you and your loved ones to enjoy. If you’re on the search for dog-friendly properties, this is one of them! You can bring up to two well-mannered pups on your Scotland adventure. There is also a wheelchair ramp for entry to make the ground floor of this property easily accessible for any mobility challenged guests.
5. Skyes Cottages Lapwing Cottage
Holiday park location: Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
Best for: Hot tub holidays in Southwestern Scotland
Take flight to this idyllic cottage, and nestle in among your birds of a feather. This accommodation is one of ten renovated farmstead properties. The cottage is located alongside Meiklebob Farm, so you can truly get a taste for peaceful countryside living. Any little ones will love watching and feeding the farm animals, such as the friendly on-site donkeys and pigs. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the property’s namesake as well, and see if you can spot any lapwings.
What Is Nearby?
For hot tub holidays in Scotland, Dalbeattie makes a great home base. Hop in the car, and you can be in the market town of Dumfries within 20 minutes. Check out the unique castles in the area, such as the moated triangular, 13th century Caerlaverock Castle. Or let the dramatic views from the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse take your breath away.
Take a drive up to the scenic Clyde Valley, and catch the Safari Train in the Clyde Valley Family Park! You can venture further north up to see the stunning Loch Lomond in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Take a dip or rent some kayaks and explore the picture perfect scenery of the loch. Once you’ve dried off, why not let the adventure continue and tuck in to some traditional Scottish haggis, neeps and tatties at one of the stunning loch-front restaurants or inns? We bet you’ll love it.
All of Southwestern Scotland is at your doorstep here in Dalbeattie, offering you endless possibilities. However, if you’re on the hunt for an even more unique Scotland retreat, check out the 5 Best Canal Boat Hires in Scotland You Need to Try in 2021!
Facilities: Back at home, pop some bubbly and unwind in your private hot tub while watching the sunset over the wide open countryside. When you’re ready to call it a night, there are three bedrooms that can sleep up to six people, providing ample room for small groups or families. There is a double bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor, which is a great option for any mobility challenged family members. The holiday cottage is also dog-friendly for up to two pups, so don’t hesitate to bring along your furry friends.
6. Skyes Cottages Longforth Farm Cottage
Holiday park location: Glenluce, Dumfries and Galloway
Best for: Seaside hot tub breaks
Soak in the views, and settle in for a relaxing retreat at this cosy seaside cottage. Hemmed in by wide open countryside and sea, this spot brings you the finest of hot tub holidays in Scotland. You can watch waves crash in the near-distance while the warm waters of your private hot tub bubble around you. Or cook up a nice summer BBQ on the grill, and feast on the views.
Life On the Coast
The charming village of Glenluce is only a quick drive away, and the closest beach can be reached by walking, which makes this accommodation a great choice for romantic weekends away or a no-stress family retreat. Afternoons can be spent in sunshine picnicking on the pebbled beach, and evenings can wind down with a quick 10 minutes walk to the local pub for dinner. Also nearby are the historical ruins of the Cistercian monastery Glenluce Abbey, dating from around 1190. Step back in time whilst you walk through ancient grounds surrounded by greenery.
If you do want to venture further afield, the Galloway Forest Park will be a treat for nature-lovers. There are plenty of walking and cycling routes worth exploring, and it will make for a great day out. If you’re looking for less cycling and more outdoor fun, the Wigtownshire County Golf Course is also only a short trot away. Hop in a cart and let loose!
Facilities: You’ll find plenty of room to spread out in the two super king-size, ensuite double bedrooms. There is also a third family bathroom available to you, with a spacious tub and shower to bathe in. Up to 4 people can stay at one time, perfect for a small family or two couples. There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room, so you can get a fire roaring while enjoying a film on the Smart TV.
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