Fire your imagination with our guide to UK hot tub breaks

Is there a finer way to relax than soaking up the bubbles – and maybe some bubbly – at a holiday home with its own hot tub? You'll find properties all around the UK with private tubs that will keep you warm at any time of year. Whether you want a view over majestic landscapes or something totally enclosed and private, there’s the perfect tub waiting for you somewhere in this sceptred isle.

Epic scenery makes a great backdrop while you’re luxuriating in that soothing hot tub, and some of the UK’s most picturesque regions are home to holiday rentals with amazing views. Whether it’s the wild Highlands of Scotland, the rolling dales of Yorkshire or the famous fells and valleys of the Lake District National Park, you can take in all that natural splendour from the decadent comfort of your own private hot tub.

Hot tub breaks in Yorkshire

The locals refer to Yorkshire as “God's own county”, and with such a huge and varied landscape on their doorstep it’s easy to see why. Its most famous areas are the Dales, with their limestone crags and pretty villages, and the North York Moors, where wild and spacious uplands meet the North Sea coast. And Yorkshire also contains part of the Peak District National Park and the Pennine hills, so you can cast your net wide when searching for the right holiday cottage.

Check out hot tub breaks in the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is England’s biggest, and its imposing mountains, deep green valleys and glistening lakes have been inspiring artists and writers for years. A hot tub holiday rental here puts you among some of the most iconic views in the UK, along with quaint, slate-built villages and bustling market towns like Keswick and Ambleside. With nearly 1,000 square miles to explore, the Lakes is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations for outdoor types – or you can unwind and take it all in from your warming hot tub.

Sample the water of life in Scotland

Fancy chilling out in the land of mountains and whisky? Scotland is famous for its Highlands and islands, along with ancient castles and historic cities. A hot tub break in this part of the UK gives you the choice of cozy log cabins, sturdy stone cottages and remote thatched crofts. The view from your tub might be a deep and mysterious loch, a brooding forest or a sweeping white beach – wherever you look in Scotland, there’ll be a hot tub holiday home somewhere close by.

Hot tub breaks tailored especially for you

Everyone has their own reason for dreaming about the perfect hot tub break in the UK. For couples it might be a secluded spot tucked away in the woods, or your group might prefer a wide open deck with a big, built-in tub. Or maybe you’ve just decided at the last minute that it’s time to soak away life’s pressures for a couple of days.

Romantic hot tub breaks just for two

If love is in the air, the two of you might want to find somewhere with total privacy. Look out for properties where your hot tub seclusion is guaranteed – maybe a quiet cabin in the woods or an enclosed garden. There are plenty of small and intimate hot tub holiday rentals out there that are perfect for 2 people who don’t want to be disturbed.

Lodges and log cabins with hot tubs

Many people’s idea of the dream holiday involves an alpine-style log cabin with a steaming hot tub right outside the door. There’s a feeling that you’re getting right back to nature when your holiday home is made from the same stuff as the trees outside. And you don’t even have to leave the UK, with all sorts of timber-built holiday homes in just about every part of the country.

Short breaks and last-minute getaways

If time off work or budget restraints are an issue, lots of hot tub holiday homes offer short breaks and last-minute deals, especially out of the main holiday seasons. The beauty of having a hot tub is you still can sit outside even in the middle of winter. And whether it’s a weekend away or a couple of days midweek, short stays are a good way to dip your toe in the waters, as it were, without spending a fortune.