Hot Tub Holiday Lets – Great for Pets!

So you fancy a week away somewhere picturesque in a quaint holiday cottage with a heated hot tub. But leaving your pet at home just isn’t an option. Rover has to come too!

Luckily there are an increasing number of beautiful holiday homes across the UK that not only offer the luxury of a hot tub or pool – but they also welcome your furry four legged friends too!

Here’s just a tiny sample of those you’ll find on www.cottageswithhottubs.co.uk

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Take a look at The Lodge. Nestled in the southern Lake District, you can spend all week walking the Fells – just you, your partner and your dog. But with a stone cottage as cosy as this, you may never want to leave. Fido can stretch out in front of the fire place in the gorgeous living room whilst you and your loved one stretch out in the heated hot tub and admire the view! Click here to view The Lodge

 

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Chances are your pet won’t be the only family member coming with you. Cobblers Barn has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 10 people – so it’s great for you, your family and your friends. The views of the Yorkshire Dales are spectacular, especially when you’re soaking in the hot tub. Perfect for long summer days exploring the area, the beautiful interior makes it just as suitable for a winter family holiday. Click here to view Cobblers Barn

 

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Life’s a Beach!

Few things beat waking up to the sound of the waves lapping at the shore, except maybe an early morning walk on the golden sands with you loved ones. In this beautiful coastal log cabin in southern Cornwall you can admire the sea view from the log-fired lounge, the comfort of the master bedroom and the heated hot tub. Click here to view Brackenbank

 

Remember, most of our properties have tourist board and independent TripAdvisor reviews too. Visit www.cottageswithhottubs.co.uk to find your perfect pet-friendly break.

Top Five Destinations for UK Hot Tub Holidays

Cottages with hot tubs are the fastest growing trend in UK holidays. The number of holiday lets with outdoor (and indoor) Jacuzzis is rising quickly as British holidaymakers look for more reasons to enjoy a break in the UK.

There are currently more holiday homes with hot tubs in Wales than any other area of the UK. Why? Well, maybe there are simply more cottages in Wales or the climate makes a hot tub the perfect way to attract visitors all year round. With many hot tubs outside picturesque chocolate-box cottages, it could just be that the Welsh want people to enjoy the views, whatever the weather.

The next best location for hot tub cottages is Yorkshire. Made up of three large counties, there is a lot to explore. The Dales offer a perfect slice of northern life, whilst the North York Moors seem to leap from the pages of a dramatic novel. The coast is home to some of Britain’s most famous Victorian seaside towns.

Perhaps surprisingly, the next area with the biggest choice of cottages with hot tubs is the English counties of Hereford, Worcester & Shropshire on the Welsh border. Easily accessible from the rest of the UK, you’ll find beautiful rolling countryside, historic towns & villages and the Cotswolds & Wales just next door. Often overlooked, they’re a fantastic place to escape the summer crowds.

Fourth it’s Cumbria & the Lake District. Few places in Britain are as beautiful as the Lakes, especially when you’re admiring the view from a warm hot tub with a glass of bubbly in hand! After a long day fell walking, a hot tub could be the perfect way to soak those achy limbs.

Finally, it’s East Anglia. The wide open countryside of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire & Essex are ideal for lazy summer days on the beach, on a river or on a walk. And a pretty flint farm cottage with a relaxing hot tub is perfect for enjoying those long summer evenings.

Find out more at www.cottagewithhottubs.co.uk

Five Great Places to See Wildlife in the UK

The UK may not be a tropical island but our wildlife is more diverse that you might think. Here are five great places to discover something new and often unique – before returning to your cottage and hot tub.

Northern Ireland’s Coast

The Causeway Coast is an unspoilt and relatively undiscovered haven for wildlife and fantastic views. You’ll find Mountain Hares and cliffs full of busy Puffins. Look out to sea for Basking Sharks, Atlantic Seals and Porpoises.

Highlands & Islands of Scotland

For many Scotland, is about big birds and animals. Osprey, Golden Eagles and Sea Eagles usually top the list though many smaller birds amongst the heather can be just as exciting. Large Red and Roe Deer are iconically Scottish, but look a little closer for Red Squirrels and Pine Martens. Off the coast you’ll find Bottlenose Dolphin and visiting Bearded and Hooded Seals.

Norfolk Broads

The unique wetlands of the Norfolk Broads are a haven for birds. Along the waterways you’ll find King Fishers and Great Crested Greebe, whilst the reed banks could reveal the rare Bittern with its unique sound. Marsh Harriers are common, whilst Barn Owls patrol the hedgerows at dusk. You might even spot South American Coypu, a type of giant Guinea Pig now living wild!

Northumberland National Park & Coast

Northumberland’s beautiful landscape offers much of the wildlife you might expect in the Lake District or Scotland, with the addition of Chillingham Wild Cattle! The coast provides even more unique opportunities. The Farne Islands are home to 290 different species of birds and over 6,000 Grey Seals. Venture further offshore and you might spot Minke Whales.

Cornwall

Exmoor offers iconic British wildlife like Red Deer, Badgers, Fox, Hare and Owl. Wait till dusk to see many species of British Bats hunting for insects including the Lesser Horseshoe and very rare Barbastelle. One of the most magnificent sights is watching the Peregrine Falcons hunting along the cliff tops of the Atlantic coast.

Five great destinations to explore from your cottage with a hot tub!

Hidden UK Beaches

When we think of the Great British seaside we often picture busy seafronts towns and Victorian promenades. However, with almost 20,000 miles of coastline, there are many more hidden places to discover, particularly if you like somewhere all to yourself.

Norfolk

Few coastlines are as peaceful as Norfolk. On the north east coast you’ll find endless golden beaches becoming increasingly quieter as you get further from Cromer and Great Yarmouth. Waxham and Sea Palling are ideal for long walks, with the only obstacles being seals lazing in the sunshine. Travel past the pretty town of Wells-Next-the-Sea in North West Norfolk to Holkham Beach. An enormous golden expanse, it can be a long walk to the sea when the tide is out. Catch a ferry from nearby Burnham Overy Staithe to the deserted beach on Scolt Head nature reserve.

Wales

Famous for mountains and valleys, Wales is just as blessed with beautiful coast line. Head to Llanddwyn Bay at the end of Anglesey. You’ll find a beautiful quiet beach with ancient volcanic rocks and a little island you can reach at low tide. In South Wales, the Pembrokeshire coast is possibly Britain’s best kept secret. Along the coastal trail you’ll discover idyllic sands like Coppet Hall and Saundersfoot beach.

Cornwall

Think Cornwall and you imagine quant fishing villages, rocky coves and secluded beaches. There are almost too many to choose from. Along the coastal path from St Agnes you’ll find the beautiful sandy beach at Chapel Porth, home of the famous Hedgehog ice-cream! Let your imagination run wild at Cracklington Haven where the high cliffs and rocky shoreline have caught out many a smuggler.

Devon

Whether you visit the north or south coast, you’ll find miles of beautiful beaches and bays in Devon. Head north to Broadsands near Combe Martin and negotiate the 220 steps down the steep cliffs to find hidden caves and deserted coves. Travel to the south coast and descend the rope ladder to admire the turquoise sea and golden beach at Moor Sands near East Prawle.

Dorset

Dorset’s coast is every bit as beautiful as Devon or Cornwall. Try Eype Beach between Lyme Regis and West Bay. Covered in smooth pebbles, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the summer sun whilst avoiding the crowds. How about fossil hunting at Worbarrow Bay on the Jurassic Coast? You’ll have to plan your trip as this beautiful empty beach is only accessible when the army aren’t using their nearby firing range!

North East

Famous for towns like Whitby, Filey and Scarbourough, Cattersty Sands in North Yorkshire is a much quieter proposition. A sheltered bay it escapes the summer bustle but provides plenty to explore like the ruined Victorian pier and crystal clear waters. Head up the coast to Northumberland and things get even quieter. At Rumbling Kern near Howick Hall you’ll find a deserted little beach with warm rock pools big enough to swim in.

Scotland

Perhaps more than anywhere in Britain, Scotland is blessed with unspoiled beaches. The beautiful Silver Sands of Morar in Inverness-shire were made famous by the film ‘Local Hero’. From the quiet beach you’ll be able to see the isles of Skye, Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna. Heading into the Western Isles, you’ll eventually find The Bay at the Back of the Ocean, on Iona. The last beach before the North Atlantic and Canada.

Just some of the great hidden beaches you can explore from your cottage with a hot tub.