Hot tubs are the ultimate relaxer. In the winter, you can escape the cold in your very own, jet-fueled relaxation chamber. Come summer, there’s nothing better than floating around in the tub while you look up at the skies.
So instead of settling for any old property, our friends at cottages.com have lined up some of their most adorable hideaways complete with a hot tub ready for the taking. Meaning your vacation to the countryside can be just that little bit steamier.
You don’t need to take turns or argue about who gets to enjoy the warm waters first; at this lovely, large, Lincolnshire property up to 10 people can share the swim spa as the stars come out to play.
This is a perfect property to escape it all – though whether you find perfect peace and tranquility with your fellow guests is another matter entirely.
If the garden is another room of a house then this cosy property for two – with a lovely large living room and double bed – is very spacious indeed. Spend the evenings outdoors and laze in the hot tub, with fountains, a waterfall and a multitude of powerful jets.
The surrounding area is a joy to explore with shops, attractions and the Yorkshire Wolds landscape that so entranced David Hockney. See it in style by paying a visit to Classic Car Hire Yorkshire (located on site).
Not every hot tub holiday requires cool weather, sometimes it’s just the icing on the cake of a very warm holiday. So it is with Blue Cherry, a lovely Lazian property where sun, scenery and the warmest of welcomes await.
Up to 14 guests can enjoy a break at this amazing air-conditioned holiday home. The hot tub only accommodates 3, but the private outdoor pool, spa room with a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath/shower and Jacuzzi should offer plenty of consolation for everyone else.
Tregennis offers a telescope and a 50” TV for seeing stars of one kind or another, but the best views you will experience are outdoors in the hot tub on the terrace. Gaze out over Cardigan Bay over to Criccieth Castle from the welcoming warm waters long into the evening.
Equally special, the Italianate village of Portmeirion, location of the cult TV series The Prisoner, is just beyond the town. With Snowdonia National Park also within reach, it’s the perfect place for a holiday in Wales. Just don’t be surprised if you spend most of it in the water.
Palermo is a truly wonderful holiday destination, with monuments from the Renaissance, Baroque and Arabic-Norman eras wrapped up in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The only catch is you need to leave your holiday home to see them. And when your accommodation is as welcoming as this stunning studio apartment, that’s no small ask.
The light, airy and open-plan interior offers a double-bed with flat-screen TV, plus an interior hot tub just a few feet away. A spacious outdoor terrace allows you to eat al-fresco while you soak up the Sicilian ambiance.
Famed for rugged terrain and wild beauty, you don’t need to brave the elements to have a high time in the Highlands. At this unique eco-friendly property you can relax on soft sofas or in the outdoor hot tub on the terrace and marvel at elevated views of your stunning surrounds.
Go kayaking, skiing or wildlife spotting, or you can take the Jacobite Express steam train from Fort William to Mallaig over the Glenfinnan Viaduct – as featured in the Harry Potter films. Hot tub holidays don’t get any more magical than this.
The perfect place to let the outside in, this beautiful renovation on the edge of the National Forest offers bi-folding doors that open to uninterrupted views of the great outdoors. And with a hot tub, summerhouse and BBQ, it’s even greater.
Two bedrooms with two double beds makes this the perfect couples’ retreat. If you can tear yourself away from the perfect peace and comfort, you will find loads to enjoy in the surrounding area with National Trust properties, music festivals, racing circuits and more.
Words by Ben Webster.
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