From the rolling hills of the Chilterns to the dramatic peaks of the Lake District and the untamed beauty of Scotland, we’ve selected some of the best romantic breaks with hot tubs. If you’re feeling like a bit of well-earned couples’ time, get ready to book these gorgeous escapes.
At the foot of the breathtaking peaks of Glencoe, this is escapism at its best. UK romantic breaks with a hot tub don’t get cosier than a trip to the RiverBeds Lodges. These tiny homes with an eco focus are specially designed, with every inch perfectly thought out. Nestled amid the trees, the wooden cabins may look small and simple from the outside, but inside there’s a sumptuous bed, a luxurious shower room, a TV and a kitchenette with coffee machine, microwave and toaster. Guests can enjoy fresh breakfast brought to the lodges each morning, with fresh milk, warm croissants, local bread and a homemade granola pot. The crowning jewel of the stay is, of course, the private jacuzzi hot tub, sunk into the decking, with trees above and a babbling river below. Dogs and walking boots are welcome and, if you’re not exploring the locale by yourselves on foot, you can book a guided hike, Segway tour, e-bike adventure or archery experience. The on-site cafe is open every day until four, so you can get your hands on a warming coffee and cake, a hearty soup or main course for lunch, and even a tipple from the licensed bar.
Gilpin Hotel and Lake House in Windermere is a 5-star dream escape. You can choose from Spa Suites, Spa Lodges, and Garden Suites. The Spa Suites are ‘designed as the ultimate spa sanctuary for two’, with a south-facing decking area offering fabulous views and a stunning 2-metre-square hot tub. You’ll have a lounge and dining area with fireplace and a luxuriously large circular bath, as well as a double walk-in shower. There’s also a private spa space in the suite, with steam room, sauna, infrared lounge bed, and massage chair. The Spa Lodges boast gorgeous bedrooms and an en-suite, and feature a rainmaker shower, free-standing stone bath, outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub in the seclusion of a walled garden. If this already sounds like bliss to you, it doesn’t stop there – you can also order breakfast to your suite via app. The Garden Suites are cosier but still boast super king beds, walk-in showers and sumptuous baths, a fireplace and a private decked garden with hot tub. While you’re here, you might fancy an invigorating hike in the nearby mountains or a wander along the lake shore, finishing off the evening at one of the hotel’s two restaurants.
This quintessentially Scottish experience is surely one of the UK’s best romantic breaks with hot tubs. Perched on the shore of Loch Ness, with a private terrace and garden running down to the water’s edge, the two Shoreland Lodges are an outdoor escape with a healthy helping of luxury. You’re just a few minutes from Fort Augustus and less than an hour from Inverness here, but you’ll feel as though you’re in your own romantic bubble. The quaint, white cottages face out towards the glorious loch and the green hills beyond. They can sleep up to four people, although who could blame you for sneaking away as a couple? The inside is open-plan, with modern facilities, an en-suite master bedroom and a luxurious walk-in shower. The true crowning glory is the decking and that spectacular view, with bifold doors so you can even appreciate it from the sofa. Of course, the outdoor private hot tub is the icing on the cake. If you like your walking weekends with a dose of indulgence, this is the ideal spot, with so many trails nearby. By car you can also cruise round the loch, visiting Fort Augustus or picturesque Urquhart Castle.
Tucked away in the Chiltern Hills, with phenomenal views across the Oxfordshire countryside, the Chilterns View Lodges are a haven of tranquillity. Here, luxury safari style meets the quintessential English countryside, and the results are glamorous. It’s a cosy and peaceful affair, with only six lodges on site (and one large 10-person lodge away from the others). Each lodge has its own private hot tub, a south-facing veranda with a hammock to catch maximum rays, and a BBQ too. Inside, you have a kitchenette for prepping the essential summer salads to go with your grill, a dining space, king size bed and en-suite, plus a cosy log-burning stove. It’s simple, yet ever so sophisticated. Couples will love waking late to the sounds of the countryside and birdsong and sitting in the hot tub, lit only by fairy lights, sipping bubbly as the sun sets. If you can pull yourself away for something more active, you could ramble in the surroundings, venture out to the highly rated pubs nearby, or even book a massage in the comfort of your own tent: this is next-level glamping.