Bargain Cottages With Hot Tubs this Summer

Looking for relaxing holiday or short break in a low-cost UK cottage complete with its own lovely bubbly hot tub? Try ones of these for as little as £192.

Upper Barn Stable, North Norfolk

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This fantastic converted stable is situated in North Norfolk on the outskirts of the historic market town of Reepham. It’s been lovingly turned into a beautiful holiday cottage that’s perfect for a quiet romantic break; with exposed beams, a warming wood burner and authentic stable doors. Inside, the holiday cottage has an open plan sitting room and bedroom. Outside is a secluded garden complete with a luxurious private hot tub. You’re a short work from the town’s market square and rustic pubs, whilst the areas is fantastic for bird watching and walking. Just a few miles north is the beautiful North Norfolk coast and the classic seaside town of Cromer. Book your cheap break now in this beautiful holiday cottage with a hot tub from just £192.

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 Beech View, North Yorkshire

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This charming studio holiday home is tucked away behind a high stone wall in the market town of Malton. It’s the ideal romantic hideaway from which couples can explore the beautiful North York Moors National Park and the east coast towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. Inside it is compact and cosy, with a pull down king-size bed fitted neatly into a feature wall. The charming kitchen includes hand built cupboards and a fold down table. Two luxurious leather chairs allow you and your partner to relax and soak up the holiday vibe. Patio doors open onto a private secluded courtyard garden, with sunny and sheltered areas in which to unwind with a glass of wine. And of course, there is your own private luxury hot tub to enjoy with your romantic partner. The surrounding area is full of attractions, including stately homes, Flamingo Land and the North York Moors Steam Railway. Catch the train in Malton and spend a wonderful day in York with its famous Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre and medieval city walls. An ideal low cost cottage retreat for couples, from just £203.

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The Stable, Cumbria

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Situated just north of the Lake District, this cottage can be yours for as little as £207. A lovely traditional stone-built mid-terrace holiday cottage, its located on a working farm in a little hamlet two miles from Brampton. With original beams and exposed stonework, its been lovingly restored to create the ideal place for a romantic couples break. Its cosy living room includes a further summer room from which you can admire the pretty views. The small modern kitchen is perfect for preparing a romantic meal for two before snuggling up in the main bedroom. An ideal romantic retreat, it has a decked balcony and – of course – use of a lovely bubbly hot tub to soak in together after a great day exploring the Lakes, North Pennines or nearby Hadrian’s Wall.

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What’s Hot this Summer for UK Hot Tub Holidays

Summer is almost upon us and our attention turns to booking that well-earned hot tub break we’ve been promising ourselves! Let’s have a quick look at what’s exciting this year…

The South West, National Parks & Wales

The golden beaches and picturesque villages of Cornwall and Devon remain a hot spot for hot tub holidays this year. But now holiday property owners throughout the picturesque Peak District, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors are also realising that more and more guests like to admire the view from a lovely bubbly hot tub. All these areas now offer a wider choice of hot tub cottages than ever before.

However, its Wales that still delivers the largest and widest choice of cottages with hot tubs – whether your walking in Snowdonia, exploring Pembrokeshire or shopping in Cardiff!

New Places to Discover

The increasing popularity of holidays cottages with hot tubs is spreading across the UK.

The latest areas to see a rise in hot tub cottages are the South Coast and Scotland.  Dorset, the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent now boast a stunning range of hot tub equipped holiday homes. North the border you’ll now find a wide choice of cottages, lodges and log cabins – all with hot tubs –  from which to enjoy the Highlands, Western Isles, Cairngorms and Edinburgh.

Lodges & Log Cabins

The popularity of lodges and log cabins with hot tubs continues to boom with new properties appearing across the UK. But beware, not all lodges and cabins are the same.

Many family holiday parks are ditching their traditional static caravans for lodges. Whilst many are wooden, others are merely cladded caravans. Whilst you may get a taste of the hot tub log cabin experience, you’ll unfortunately be sharing it with tens of other families on site.

Book an individual lodge or log cabin with a private hot tub instead. Situated on farms, in woodland and overlooking beautiful coastline, you’ll be glad you have a little slice of rustic paradise all to yourself.

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How to Find a Last Minute Cottage with a Hot Tub

So, how do you grab a last minute cottage with a hot tub?

  1. Be Flexible

The more flexible you can be, the more likely you are to find a last minute hot tub cottage, lodge or holiday home available when you want to get away.

Not all holiday cottage breaks start on the same day of the week. Though the most frequent changeover days are Friday and Saturday, many are available from other days, especially if they’ve had weekend guests. Search around your preferred dates to see what is available last minute.

  1. Avoid Hot Spots

Whilst there are always more last minute deals to choose from in autumn and winter, it can be difficult to find last minute availability in the warmer months. If you want to go to popular locations like North Wales, Newquay or the Lake District, it’s always best to book early to avoid disappointment.

However, if you want a last minute escape, consider looking a little off the beaten track. Searching a little further up the coast or a few miles outside a national park, can throw up some great last minute properties.

  1. Be Quirky

Most of us will choose the cottage, lodge or log cabin that most resembles the ideal image in our minds. A beautiful picture of a chocolate box cottage or cosy cabin can often be even more alluring than the location or facilities.

If you’re looking for a last minute deal during a busy time of year, consider some of the more unusual or less obvious properties. Some cottages can look a little ordinary from the outside but offer fantastic interiors and that all important hot tub. A slightly quirky holiday home may not always leap off the website at you but it can often be an even better and more memorable experience.

  1. Good News!

Two pieces of great news to help you find your perfect last minute cottage with a hot tub:

Firstly, UK holiday makers now book their breaks much closer to the time they want to get away. That means you can often sneak in and book your ideal cottage with a hot tub first!

Secondly, you can find over 750 cottages, lodges and cabins, all with hot tubs (as well as a massive 8,250 other UK holiday homes) all on cottageswithhottubs.co.uk. You’ll find deals, discounts and special offers too.

Hot Tub Cottage & Lodge Holiday Complexes in Devon & Cornwall

If you like to be around like minded holiday-makers and prefer some on-site facilities, why not try a cottage, lodge or log cabin with a hot tub on one of our family friendly ‘cottage complexes’ in the South West.

Honicombe Manor Holiday Resort , Gunnislake, Cornwall

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Situated in the beautiful Tamar valley in Cornwall, Honicombe Manor has cottages, bungalows and log cabins – with hot tubs – that are ideal for exploring the everything the south coast of Cornwall has to offer. As well as the onsite bar & restaurant, you’ll find heated indoor & outdoor pools, a full gym, tennis courts, bike hire and a giant chess board!

Honiscombe Manor Holiday Resort Cottages with Hot Tubs

Bideford Bay Holiday Park, Clovelly, Devon

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On a wooded hillside overlooking the sea, Bideford Bay is a great base for exploring north Devon. Made up of well appointed chalets and lodges, the onsite facilities include indoor & outdoor swimming pools (with slide!), crazy golf , a mini assault course, live entertainment, children’s, the Manor House Bar & Restaurant and the Tasty Times takeaway.

Bideford Bay Holiday Park Cottages with Hot Tubs

Atlantic Reach Holiday Village, Newquay, Cornwall

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Just outside of Newquay in Cornwall, Atlantic Reach self-catering holiday village makes an ideal location for exploring the golden beaches, seaside villages and other attractions of Cornwall’s north coast. Onsite you’ll find a cafe, bar & restaurant, indoor & outdoor polls with an inflatable Pirate Ship, tennis courts, golf, a large adventure playground with mini zip wire, the Indigo Spa and Pirate Pete’s Kid’s Club. Accommodation consists of modern holiday cottages and apartments, many with hot tubs.

Atlantic Reach Holiday Village Cottages with Hot Tubs

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4 Great Places to Take Your Kids in 2016

Bewilderwood – Norfolk

Set in 50 acres of woodland in the Norfolk Broad’s, Bewilderwood is an enormous adventure playground which offers something more wholesome than your average theme park. Populated with magical characters from the designer Tom Blofeld’s own books – children can climb into the canopy, swing from branches, explore tree houses, cross rope bridges and whizz down zip lines. Suitable for active kids from toddlers to early teens – it’s a great escape for parents too.

www.bewilderwood.co.uk

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The Eden Project – Cornwall

The Eden Project lets you experience a tropical rainforest, right here in the UK. Situated near the south coast of Cornwall, it’s within an hour’s drive of almost any holiday destination in Cornwall or Devon. Within the hot and humid ‘biomes’ you’ll find all sorts of weird and wonderful tropical plants, including many we consume every day – like bananas, coffee and grapes. Kids will learn about the relationships between plants and people, and the issues facing our food and sustainability. At 660m long, the Skywire zip line, above the biospheres, is the longest in England.

www.edenproject.com

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Blaenau Ffestiniog – North Wales

Situated in the centre of Snowdonia national park, this former slate-mining town has reinvented itself as a hub for some surprising activities. Whilst exploring The Llechwedd Slate Caverns, and learning about the lives of Victorian slate miners, might not be top of every child’s wish list – Bounce Below and Zip World will! Bounce Below is a huge network of giant trampolines within the expansive caverns, allowing kids (and parents) to bounce around beneath the rocks. Zip World Fforest (also at Bethesda and Betws Y Coed) has the longest zip line is Europe – and the fastest in the world!

www.zipworld.co.uk

Check out our holiday homes in Snowdonia and Wales for a great range of cottages, log cabins, townhouses and coastal properties – all with luxurious hot tubs – www.cottageswithhottubs.co.uk/snowdonia-cottages-with-hot-tubs

Alnwick Castle & Kielder Water – Northumberland

Few children have been untouched by Harry Potter. As the setting for a number of scenes in the movies – including the Quidditch matches – Alnwick Castle in Northumberland lets kids relive the magic. First mentioned in 1136, the castle is also home to some fascinating exhibits, including military and archaeological history. It was also the location for the 2014 Downtown Abbey Christmas special!

www.alnwickcastle.com

Kielder Water in Northumberland is the largest man made lake in northern Europe. Surrounded by 250 square miles of fantastic woodland, its one giant adventure playground for sailing, water skiing, mountain biking, horse riding and hiking. It’s also home to one of England’s largest populations of red squirrels, a bird of prey centre, an outdoor art & sculpture trail and the star-gazing Kielder Observatory.

www.visitkielder.com

Check out our holiday properties in Northumberland for a great range of cottages, lodges, farmhouses and coastal properties – all with luxurious hot tubs – www.cottageswithhottubs.co.uk/northumberland-cottages-with-hot-tubs

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Three Great Places for a UK Walking Holiday

The British Isles are blessed with some of the most beautiful and varied countryside. And it’s right here on our doorstep! Within just a few hours, most of us can be out exploring, spotting wildlife and wondering what’s over the next hill…

Here are some of the best destinations for walking holidays – made even more special by returning after a long walk to a luxury cottage with a soothing hot tub.

Scotland

Where do you start in a whole country made for walking! Most people instinctively head for the Highlands or Western Isles. However, these aren’t your only choices.

The Cairngorms are just as beautiful as the highlands with peaks often as high. However, the landscape is subtlety different with smooth backed mountains and Caledonian pine forests. They’re popular with walkers keen to spot Golden Eagles, Red Squirrels and even Scottish Wildcats.

Southern Scotland is often disregarded as somewhere people simply drive through to reach Edinburgh or Glasgow. Whilst not as famous as the Highlands, Yorkshire Dales or Peak District, the lower counties of Scotland can be every bit as beautiful as anywhere in the UK. Head to Dumfries & Galloway and walk along the stunning – but deserted – coastline.

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North Yorkshire

The North Yorkshire Moors & Coast are a perfect setting for a week’s walking.

It was author and vet James Herriot who described the view from the Sutton Bank escarpment as ‘England’s finest’. Almost 1,000 feet high, the enormous rock cliff stretches along the western edge of the National Park, providing amazing views over the rolling Yorkshire countryside.

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The North York Moors are of course blessed with a fantastic coastline. As well as historic Victorian seaside towns like Scarborough and Whitby, there are miles of sandy beach and cliff top walks. The best place to start is Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay – strolling along the Cinder Track coastal trail, stopping occasionally to admire the view or sample a local tea room.

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Cornwall

Cornwall has always been a haven for walkers and cyclists with over 2,400 miles of paths taking in cliff tops, windswept moors, quant villages, stately homes and the county’s fascinating history. Whatever your ability or inclination, you’re bound to find a perfect walk from a gentle stroll to a full day’s hiking.

A great place to start is the Cornish Way which stretches 200 miles from Bude to Land’s End and takes in some of the 27% of the county designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Alternately, the 300 mile South West Coast Path takes you all the way around the counties coast, past awesome cliffs, secluded coves and golden beaches.

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Wherever you choose to explore, you can find over 550 luxury UK cottages, lodges and log cabins – all with relaxing hot tubs – at www.cottageswithhottubs.co.uk

UK School Holiday & Term Dates 2015 to 2016

Whether you’re planning your next hot tub cottage holiday with your kids – or looking for a break when other people’s children are still in school – our handy guide should help!

The following are the most common school holiday dates for England, Wales and Scotland.

England

  • Autumn Half-Term – Thursday 22 October 2015 – Sunday 1 November 2015
  • Christmas Holiday – Saturday 19 December 2015 – Monday 4 January 2016
  • Spring Half-Term – Saturday 13 February 2016 – Sunday 21 February 2016
  • Easter Holiday – Friday 25 March 2016 – Sunday 10 April 2016
  • Whitsun Half-Term – Saturday 28 May 2016 – Sunday 5 June 2016
  • Summer Holiday – Thursday 21 July 2016 – Wednesday 31 August 2016

Wales

  • Autumn Half-Term – Saturday 24 October 2015 – Sunday 1 November 2015
  • Christmas Holiday – Saturday 19 December 2015 – Sunday 3 January 2016
  • Spring Half-Term – Saturday 13 February 2016 – Sunday 21 February 2016
  • Easter Holiday – Friday 25 March 2016 – Monday 11 April 2016
  • Summer Half-Term – Saturday 28 May 2016 – Sunday 5 June 2016
  • Summer Holiday – Thursday 21 July 2016 – Thursday 1 September 2016

Scotland

  • Autumn Half Term – Friday 9 October 2015 – Sunday 18 October 2015
  • Christmas Holiday – Friday 18 December 2015 – Monday 4 January 2016
  • Easter Holiday – Saturday 2 April 2016 – Sunday 17 April 2016
  • Summer Holiday – Thursday 30 June 2016 – Monday 15 August 2016

Dates do differ from school to school, so if you want to check click on https://termdates.co.uk

Top Five Most Luxurious UK Holiday Homes

You don’t have to be a premiership footballer or oil tycoon to experience luxury. To prove it, here are five of the most luxurious holiday “cottages” in the UK. Amazingly, they can cost as little as just £76 per person per week! And day dreaming doesn’t cost a penny…

Middleton Hall, Northumbria

Why rent a cottage when you can hire a sc_13929965505247_903958_02country hall! You and up to 23 others can become landed gentry for a week in this amazing 17th century mansion. Take afternoon tea in the Orangery, enjoy cocktails before dinner in the formal drawing room or make a grand entrance into the great hall for your very own ball! From £158 per person per week. Look inside…

 

 

Manor Farmhouse, Kent

If you prefer sc_14177926990966_919243_02something even more idyllic, this 15th century thatched farmhouse could come straight from the canvas of a painting. But don’t let its heritage fool you! As well as beamed ceilings, wooden floors and huge fireplaces, you’ll find a cinema room, billiard room, heated outdoor pool, spa bath and sauna. From £183 per person per week. Look inside…

 

 

Brookside Manor House, Shropshire

Ansc_13599758998216_21880_01y one for tennis or squash? A dip in the indoor pool or a game of snooker? A work out in the gym or a soak in the hot tub? This fantastic 17th century country house has all this and a lot more. You could invite up to 29 others people to join you or keep the luxury all to yourself! From just £76 per person per week. Look inside…

 

 

 

The Abbey, Cornwall

sc_14316176736762_918888_56If you’d rather take in the sea air, this is one of the most luxurious ways to do so. Positioned on Penzance harbour, the view is fantastic and you’re just seconds from a pirate adventure! However, you’ll probably be just as interested in exploring the classically elegant interior. From £142 per person per week. Look inside…

 

 

 

Bookilber Barn, Yorkshire Dales

sc_124360563100_2986_16Bookilber Barn makes it into our top 5 because of its fantastic contemporary interior. A stunning barn conversion, the owner has really taken care to embrace the period features whilst making it luxuriously modern. Sleeping a mere 12, you might just find it a little cosier too. From £225 per person per week. Look inside…

 

 

 

These and 5,800+ other holiday homes, cottages, lodges and cabins can all be found on www.cottageswithhotttubs.co.uk

The Top Four Mistakes People Make when Booking a Hot Tub Cottage

1 – Not booking far enough in advance

The number of cottages with hot tubs is growing fast! New properties are added every week. However, only 10-20% of UK holiday cottages currently have hot tubs and people go back time and time again. Make sure you start planning now and book in advance to beat the rush!

2 – Not booking somewhere with a private hot tub

Lots of holiday parks offer lodges and cabins with hot tubs. But you’ll be sharing the park, the view and even the hot tub with other guests! If you value time alone, make sure you book a holiday home with its own secluded hot tub.

3 – Not focusing on a beautiful cottage and area

Hot tubs are great for couples, friends and families alike. But you’ll end up like a prune if you stay in the bubbles all day long! The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery and holiday cottages. Make sure you choice a special location and a cosy cottage that has everything else you need to make your holiday perfect!

4 – Not booking through a dedicated website

If you want a cottage with a hot tub, then search www.cottageswithhottubs.co.uk. It’s all we do!