Perched on terraces overlooking the sea or nestled in treehouses in the woods, hot tubs offer marvellous locations to soak up the natural surroundings while enjoying this luxury activity on a UK break - whatever the weather.
To help the nation get its bubble fix, we've picked some of the best self-catering cottages, hotels and lodges with hot tubs across the UK.
From log cabins with private hot tubs to floating cabins with their own wood-fired-tubs and even a free-roaming hot tub along the Thames, we've got your hot tub needs covered. Situated across the UK in outstanding locations including Cornwall, Somerset and Perthshire, these splendid holiday rentals were made for relaxing with a loved one, friends or the whole family.
Take a look at these gorgeous properties with hot tubs for relaxing escapes in Britain...
The best hot tub holidays in the UK
The best hot tub holidays in the UK
A paradise for pure escapism, Islander is idyllically positioned as the first cliff-top cabin on arrival at Whitsand Bay. The show-stopping holiday rental for two has a bubbling hot tub with gorgeous views and Bahamas-inspired interiors that provide a luxury self-catering homestay to rival those in the tropics. From £1,595 for a three-night weekend stay.
Set on private balconies with panoramic views of the forest, the hot tubs at Elveden Forest Center Parcs' treehouses are ideal for soaking up the surroundings as you stargaze before slumber. The balconies also feature Physiotherm infrared rooms for an enhanced wellness experience and inside the treehouses, you'll find a secret games room, a huge amount of space, four bedrooms and a bar area. From £2,299 for a mid-week break from Monday to Friday for four people.
Located high on a hill with spectacular views, Brae Cottage is situated within Monzie Estate and offers the ultimate hideaway for two. Guests can sink into the hot tub and relax while enjoying the quiet natural setting with only sheep and wildlife to disturb you. For those wishing to cook, there is a fully-equipped kitchen and the living room is stocked with a DVD library, books and games. From £120 per night.
This converted milking shed in the stunning village of Romaldkirk is surrounded by the fabulous Teesdale countryside, which is best enjoyed from the perfectly placed outdoor hot tub. With four bedrooms sleeping nine people, Sunrise Barn is a wonderful self-catering rental for families looking to escape to the country. From £233 per night.
The Raft at Chigborough Farm allows you to cast off from the real world at a floating cabin for four on a sun-dappled lake with its own private hot tub. Built using pine and larch from the farm, The Raft is tethered to the bottom of the small, tranquil lake and surrounded by reeds, woods and fields. There's a rowing boat for splashing around and when it comes to taking a dip in the water, you can pop over to the wood-fired hot tub by the bank. From £195 per night.
For one of the hottest rides in the UK, look no further than The Runnymede on Thames HotTug, a unique experience combining the best of two watery worlds – a relaxing soak in a hot tub and a cruise along a picturesque stretch of the River Thames. Hotel guests can strip down to their swimsuits for a hot dip in the river like no other. The wood-fired boat-cum-hot-tub sends up to six soakers downstream while the water stays a balmy 38C. £120 for an hour on weekdays.
From its striking interior design to the commanding cliff-top setting, this impeccable property is a true haven. Effortlessly stylish with luxury features, The Haven offers five en-suite bedrooms for nine people, a state-of-the-art kitchen and its highlight, a decked terrace with an indulgent six-person cedar hot tub. From £4,795 per week.
Part of a collection of eco lodges with incredible views of the Somerset countryside, Mulberry Lodge was made for couples seeking romance. Its piece de resistance is the private decking area complete with an alcove surrounded by fairy lights mirroring the night sky and a beautiful hot tub secluded from the outside. After a soak in the hot tub, you can settle down on the comfortable sofa or enjoy cooking together in the kitchen. From £567 for three nights.
Nestled in the heart of the Devonshire countryside surrounded by six acres of beautifully landscaped woodland and lakes, Willow Lodge features a wonderful hot tub set into the floor of the balcony. It's the perfect place for relaxation after a day of walking, cycling or horse-riding in the woods and inside you’ll find a modern kitchen, two bedrooms that sleep four and a cosy living space. From £871 for three nights.
A truly wonderful house with glorious sea views, four acres of garden, paddock and woodland to explore and a hot tub to soak in while watching the sun glisten on the sea or stars twinkling at night, Sea Garden is a dream for family gatherings and friends' get-togethers. Guests at the property, which sleeps eight, are treated to panoramic views across Mount's Bay to St Michael's Mount and there is even a little beach down the lane at Trenow Cove, which is ideal for rock-pooling. From £913 per week.
Visitors to the Isle of Wight can soak up the scenery and sleep among the branches with a treehouse lodge stay in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At Woodside Bay Treehouse, the private hot tub is perfectly secluded for relaxing in the bubbles after a day of exploring. The luxury treehouse also comes with an open plan lounge/kitchen and a bathroom with a monsoon shower. From £647 for a three-night break for two people.