The Lake District has been pulling in visitors for years with its wild mountains and peaceful lakes, so it's the ideal spot to chill out in your own private hot tub. Like the poets and artists of the 19th century, be inspired by handsome landscapes and pretty villages, even if you don't venture far from that warming tub. Windermere is the biggest of the lakes and one of the easiest to reach, which means there are bags of places to stay for all sorts of trippers.
Wind down in a hot tub in Windermere
Windermere first became a hit with holidaymakers when the railway arrived in the 1840s, and this influence has given a sort of Victorian spa feel to many of the area's buildings. So it seems like the perfectly natural place to ease into your hot tub, whether your holiday home is on the shores of the lake itself or in one of the quaint villages nearby.
Explore the shore around the king of the lakes
For many visitors Windermere is the first stretch of water they see as they approach the Lake District from the south. At just over 11 miles long, it's the largest lake in England, with hundreds of sailing boats bobbing around on its surface and a leafy shoreline sprinkled with luxury hotels, discreet holiday parks and hidden campsites. On its eastern side, the busy little resort town of Bowness-on-Windermere offers restaurants and nightlife, while at the top of the lake you'll find Ambleside, with its seemingly infinite muster of outdoorsy shops. Passenger steamers sail between the 2, and on towards Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Windermere.
Popular options for your Lake District hot tub break
The Lakes attract all sorts of visitors for all sorts of reasons, from honeymooning couples to hikers with their dogs. So if you're looking for a 5-star luxury escape or just a simple log cabin, there's pleny of choice for a Lake District hot tub break. From Keswick to Cartmel, this is a region with a wide range of scenery, from craggy mountains to wide river estuaries – take your pick then take a dip.
Lodges and log cabins with hot tubs
A cozy log cabin is a very sought-after abode for visitors to the Lake District, where the landscape is major part of the attraction. It just seems so natural, in keeping with the surroundings. If you're a fan of timber and grain, the Lakes has its fair share of wood-built holiday homes with their own hot tubs, ranging from park properties on the shores of Windermere to secluded cabins in the back of beyond.
A hot tub honeymoon cottage in the Lakes
You old romantics! Just like the Lake Poets of old, you've come to the right place for a touch of enchantment on your honeymoon. There's something about the natural beauty of this area that inspires the passions, and although you won't be wandering lonely as a cloud, there are lots of amorous hideaways in the Lake District. From cozy cottages among the fells to stylish boathouses by the water, there are hot tub holiday cottages aimed specifically at Lakes lovers.
Dog-friendly Lake District hot tub breaks
In the Lake District it's all about the great outdoors, so finding a holiday home where Rover can stay too might not be quite the rigmarole it sometimes is. With so many walkers, climbers and mountain bikers visiting the lakes, lots of holiday rentals are geared up for muddy boots and waterproofs, so your dog is often as welcome as you are. Whether that goes for the hot tub as well, we really couldn't say.
Cheap breaks and one-night stays in the Lakes
If you're looking for a bargain hot tub break in the Lake District, try to avoid the peak summer season when everybody else has the same idea. After all, your hot tub will still be reassuringly warm even when the weather has taken on a chill. There's more chance of finding the deal you want on a midweek trip, when prices tend to be lower. Another way to keep it cheap is with a quick 1-night getaway, and many holiday rentals are used to catering for flying visits.
5-star luxury on a Lake District hot tub break
If you're planning a trip to the Lakes with luxury in mind, there are some stunning holiday homes offering 5-star facilities. Whether it's a wood-fired hot tub by a peaceful stream or a modernist mansion with bubbles on the deck and views over the lake, you'll find somewhere that lives up to your expectations. From romantic couples to large groups of friends, if you want to do it in style we have some very swanky properties in beautiful locations.