Glacial lakes, rolling hillsides and pretty lakeside towns waiting to be discovered; it’s almost as though the Lake District National Park was purpose-built for relaxing breaks! The only thing that could make a stay in this scenic area any more idyllic would be a bubbling hot tub, overlooking the verdant countryside or even the lakes themselves. Fortunately, at Lodges With Hot Tubs - we’ve got just that.
From luxury lodges with hot tubs in the Lake District for special occasions to cosy log cabins with hot tubs for romantic breaks, we’ve got them all. Our friendly team can also help you find those with all the necessary extras, such as play areas for the little ones, big homes with en suites and pet friendly cottages. If you’ve been thinking about booking a hot tub holiday, then what are you waiting for?
Our cottages with hot tubs are dotted all across the Lake District, including the pretty market towns of Ambleside and Keswick. Prefer somewhere a little quieter? The villages of Bowness-on-Windermere and Caldbeck are sure to please. Wherever you decide to stay, you can rest assured you’ll be getting the best prices with us.
Threlkeld, near Keswick
Borrowdale, near Keswick
Not sure where to visit? Here are five of the best locations to book a hot tub holiday cottage in the Lake District.
Best for: Enjoying a cruise along Lake Windermere
Just half a mile from Lake Windermere, the town offers a lovely variety of independent shops and museums for visitors to browse. Stroll over to the lake to enjoy a scenic cruise or discover the beautiful sights from a traditional steam train, a stay here is all about relaxation.
Best for: Picking up some tasty local produce
Ambleside is another pretty village on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. While only small, this historic Victorian town is a popular choice for many tourists. You’ll find unique craft shops and cosy cafes as you stroll through, selling everything from local ales to homemade chocolates.
Best for: Whisking the family away for a fun-filled break
Kendal is a bustling market town, South East of Windermere. An excellent base for family holidays, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for arts and crafts, sports, and yummy picnics on its many green spaces. It’s also a treasure trove of historic monuments, for any keen history buffs out there!
Best for: Trying out a new activity (or simply relaxing!)
Another popular market town in the heart of the Lake District, there’s always events going on at Keswick. Whether you feel like going on a mountain bike adventure in the nearby woodlands or perhaps soaking in an outdoor spa, there’s something for everyone.
Best for: Stopping by the famous Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop
Grasmere is a small, yet impressive village which was once the home of William Wordsworth. The 19th century poet stated that the village was “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found” - and it’s quite easy to see why. Walking through the streets is like taking a step back in time, with the surrounding hillsides providing a dramatic backdrop.
Holidays in the Lake District are best spent walking and exploring the national park. Here are a few of our favourite routes in the area.
Walk length: Just under three miles
Orrest Head is a fairly short circular walk, which should take around an hour and a half to complete. It starts in the village of Windermere and winds its way through quiet lanes and fields until you reach the summit. On clear days, the views of the national park are absolutely breathtaking.
Walk length: Less than one mile
Just a short stroll from the town of Ambleside, Stock Ghyll Force is an impressive 70-foot waterfall that crashes down from the River Rothay. A great walk for those who don't feel like a massive trek, you’ll still get to enjoy lovely woodland sights as you make your way over.
Walk length: Five miles
The Kendal Ten Bridge Walk is a simple yet scenic route that takes you along some of the best sights in the area. You’ll cross over plenty of pretty bridges and stroll by a historic castle, before returning back to the village.
Difficulty: Medium/ difficult
Walk length: Just under four miles
A beautiful walk on warm summer days, the Aira Force and Gowbarrow Fell route will take you through a variety of beautiful landscapes. Once you’ve reached Gowbarrow Fell, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views over Ullswater Lake.
Walk length: Five miles
If you’ve booked a dog-friendly holiday cottage in the Lake District, you’ll definitely want to take your furry friend for a stroll along the Easedale Tarn. This lovely route will guide you through pretty farmlands and meadows. Be sure to take along some sandwiches, as you’ll find plenty of great picnic spots along the way.
It might be difficult to tear yourself from the lovely views of your private hot tub, but here are our five top sights in the Lake District.
Fun fact: The on-site cafe serves up dishes created from the vegetables grown in the Peter Rabbit Garden!
Discover the life and works of the iconic children’s author at The World of Beatrix Potter. A wonderful day out for children, they’ll get to see Peter Rabbit and all his friends, brought to life with beautiful recreations and theatre performances.
Pit-stop nearby: Tuck into mouth-watering waffles at the nearby ChoccoBar Hot Chocolate House
Fun fact: Wray Castle was designed and built-in 1840, just to be a private house.
Pit-stop nearby: The Drunken Duck Inn & Restaurant is a cosy brewery serving up tasty Sunday lunches and a great choice of ales.
Fun fact: Kendal Castle was once the home of the last Queen of Henry VIII
If you’re looking for a real medieval castle, then you’ll want to visit the ruins of Kendal Castle - a 13th-century fortification just outside of the town. From the top of the hill, you can enjoy gorgeous views of the rolling countryside of Cumbria.
Pit-stop nearby: Treat yourself to an evening of fine dining at The Moon Highgate. The menu changes by the season and offers up delicious locally-sourced dishes.
Fun fact: William Wordsworth thought that this majestic manor spoiled the view!
A grade II listed house nestled on a tiny island, the Derwent Island House is a unique attraction. Reached only by canoe, visitors can stroll around the seven-acre gardens and rooms of this still lived-in manor house.
Pit-stop nearby: Enjoy an indulgent pizza or juicy burger at the Woodstone Pizza & Flamegrill in Keswick.
Fun fact: You’ll ascend 340 metres as you hike up from the town
Alcock Tarn is a pretty lake that sits a mile and a half east above the town of Grasmere. It’s a fairly short, yet steep walk to the top, but once you’re there the views are fantastic.
Pit stop nearby: Refuel at Greens Cafe & Bistro in Grasmere. They have an excellent choice of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.