Sponsored: There’s nothing more luxurious than a hot tub in winter. Preferably with a special someone to share it with, and a snow-dusted landscape serving as a backdrop.
But forget inaccessible winter sport destinations – you needn’t conquer a mountain to to find après ski magic. The UK is teeming with cosy, romantic boltholes perfect for a hot tub holiday.
Here are eight of the best, as voted for by Hoseasons‘ customers, offering remoteness, privacy and year-round hot tub facilities for the height of relaxation and pleasure. Plus, you can book your 2018 break now from just £30 [$39.95, €33.69] low deposit…*
A sprinkling of Scandinavia on the Suffolk-Norfolk border. The splendour of these lakeside lodges and cedar log cabins are gently embraced by deciduous and evergreen woodland.
Each lodging boasts an outdoor hot tub on private decking, and inside, a private sauna. The charming towns of Diss and Southwold are a short drive away, as are miles of rugged coastline ripe for exploration.
From East England to the North, and the Yorkshire Dales: a wonderland of natural beauty, contained within the country’s largest county. These gorgeous lodges are located in the county’s Northern region, and feature breathtaking views of rolling hills.
Enter relaxation mode in your hot tub, before extending the indulgence with an in-lodge spa treatment. Then, switch on your wood burner and soak up the cosy ambiance of your modern, luxury lodge.
A short drive from Yorkshire Dales National Park is another jewel in Northern England’s crown – the Lake District! On its splendid doorstep, you’ll find these stylishly sparse lodges, themselves steeped in the gorgeous Brayton Park Estate.
Once again, they boast an enviable lakeside location, which you can enjoy from your hot tub. For the ultimate in indulgence, pre-order a pamper pack, containing Champagne, fresh flowers and chocolates.
Now, to the allure of a Grade II listed Georgian country house: Henlle Hall, and its stunning 17-acre estate. Herein, the tree-lined, pond-side lodges. Expect yet more luxury, from king size beds and fully fitted kitchens to, of course, private hot tubs.
Meanwhile, there’s a treasure trove of nearby wonders to explore, starting with the picturesque River Dee and including the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Ironbridge gorge.
Next, to the Northeast, and a select, exclusive collection of just three self-catering luxury lodges. They take pride of place near County Durham’s heritage coastline.
A member of Hoseasons’ Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, you can again expect lavish hot tubs with spacious, private patio areas and gardens. Inside, wood burners, luxury linens and chic, personal touches up the opulence factor.
More fabulous lodges and hot tubs, this time in the country of Pembrokeshire, occupying the Southwestern tip of Wales. Here, in a secluded woodland, lies Herons Brook Retreat, complete with an 18-hole golf course.
The adorable market town of Narberth is a mile away, as well as beaches, castles and historic houses galore. Pre-order pamper and birthday packs (the latter including balloons) are available.
Remaining in Wales – this time the center, and the county of Powys, known for the storybook beauty of its countryside – and the beautiful lodges of Slate House, which are immersed in the action in a farm-side location.
These fantastic lodgings hold the distinction of being two storeys tall; floor-to-ceiling windows are also a unique feature. As, naturally, are the hot tubs!
Finally, to the South of England, and the the county of Dorset, famed for the rugged Jurassic Coast. Some 14 miles away, you’ll find the Cricket St Thomas estate and its dazzling Swandown Lodges. But some of the views – perhaps from your private hot tub or the floor-to-ceiling windows of your comfy accommodation – are so expansive, you can actually see the coast!
More pampering and luxury are in store, including a leisure complex featuring a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. There’s also fishing and bike hire to try out, as well as nature walks and an outdoor adventure trail.
To find your Hot Tub Heaven, visit www.hoseasons.co.uk/hot-tub-holidays
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