Holiday Cottages with Hot Tubs in the Lake District & Cumbria
Take a group of leg weary walkers, throw in a, shall we say, ‘variable’ climate and add a sprinkling of desire for something to make a hard earned holiday or short break just a little more fun and suddenly the idea of relaxing at the end of an active day under the clear starry Lake District skies in warm bubbling water makes perfect sense.
We’ve shortlisted 8 lovely self catering holiday properties with Hot Tubs from the Scottish borders to the South Cumbrian coast, taking in the heart of the Lake District with cottages in and near Keswick, Ullswater, Ambleside and Windermere.
Holiday Cottages with Hot Tubs in the Northern Lakes
Nr Keswick – Darling How – Sleeps 10
This beautifully decorated spacious Georgian farmhouse is set on the Whinlatter Pass between Keswick and the lakes of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater. With 5 bedrooms, a woodburner, garden with a 5 seater hot tub looking out over the fells and ample parking it makes a fantastic rural holiday base for families and friends to get away from it all and explore the Northern and Western Lakes. Up to 3 pets.
£695 – £2495 pw. More Details & Booking >>
Keswick – Fernbank House – Sleeps 10
We selected Fernbank House for our Keswick town self catering property based on location and quality. With 5 en-suite bedrooms and beautifully furnished throughout, a 7 person hot tub in the secluded garden overlooking Latrigg fell, parking for 4 cars, open fire, Sky Sports & WiFi and a convenient location just a 10 minute stroll into the town centre we feel it ticks all the boxes for the perfect holiday home for families and friends. No pets. £995-£1775 pw. More Details & Booking >>
Solway Coast – Sonya’s Cottage – Sleeps 4
30 miles north west of Keswick in the still undiscovered Solway Coast AONB and next to a RSPB sanctuary is the delightful ‘Sonya’s Cottage’, a lovely, character barn conversion. Watch an abundance of wildlife from the luxury of the hot tub in the garden and soak tired muscles from long walks along the nearby Roman Wall. The cottage is also wheelchair friendly and on one level. No Pets. £340-£685 pw. More Details & Booking >>
Ullswater Area – Knipe Hall – Sleeps 12
A pleasant 13 minute drive from the lakeside village of Pooley Bridge and just 5 miles from Penrith, Knipe Hall is a grade II listed farmhouse set in around 3 acres of grounds and gardens in the beautiful Lowther Valley. As well as the extensive accommodation there is a ‘party barn’, broadband access, open fire, cycle storage, BBQ, ample parking and, of course, hot tub. Fishing, horse riding and cycle hire may be arranged with the owner before arrival at the property. Up to 2 pets allowed. £1300-£2980 pw. More Details & Booking >>
Holiday Cottages with Hot Tubs in the Southern Lakes
Windermere Lake – White Cross Bay – Sleeps 6
White Cross Bay ‘does’ lodges very well, thoughtfully laid out with quality contemporary deco and furnishings, but the major draw is the setting actually on the shores of lake Windermere. This lodge is set back a little but still has lake views and a fantastic deck and hot tub looking out to the lake. There are a multitude of both indoor and outdoor activities available including indoor pool, sauna, gym, restaurant, outdoor watersports centre, marina, golf, kids play area etc all a stroll away. Great for families and/or big kids. No pets. £316 – £1070 pw. More Details & Booking >>
Ambleside – Brathay Apartment – Sleeps 4
Veering outside the criteria just a little we’ve included this apartment for sheer value for money. You will be hard pressed to find this quality of self catering accommodation in this location with all these facilities at similar prices at the height of the season. The apartment doesn’t have a private hot tub but for £35 per group of 4 you can access the pool & Jacuzzi all week – just down the corridor. A great location just out of the centre with cracking views and balcony and sleeps 4 if you utilise the drop down double bed. Sauna and steam room charged at £2 per visit. No pets. £351 – £679 pw. More Details & Booking >>
Windermere – Bannerrigg – Sleeps 14
Rounding off our shortlist of recommended self catering properties with Hot Tubs near lake Windermere is the beautiful Bannerrigg in Windermere Village. Designed by AWN Pugin, possibly the greatest ever British Architect, Bannerrigg is Grand, Glamorous and Elegant. This historic self catering holiday property is perfect for groups of friends or ‘gatherings of the clan’ and as well as the gracious accommodation there is parking for 5 cars (7 at a squeeze), enclosed gardens, an open fire, an 8 person hot tub in its own summerhouse in the garden and thoughtful touches such as ipod docks in bedrooms and reception rooms. WiFi is available dependent on your provider. Mostly only short breaks still available for 2014. Up to 2 dogs. £1517 – £2730 pw. More Details & Booking >>
Bardsea Nr Ulverston – Eden House – Sleeps 14
Probably the perfect, practical, value for money self catering property for larger families and groups of friends, the 6 bedroom Eden House in South Cumbria is set in the grounds of a country house hotel and has a private garden with hot tub and its own indoor table tennis room and is only a 10 minute walk from the beach, while Windermere lake is just a 20 minute drive. The location just outside the National Park keeps the weekly prices affordable while throwing in the benefits of great coastal walks and a beach that is shingle at high tide but reveals huge expanses of sand at low tide. An added extra is access to the adjoining hotel grounds and woodlands but there is an unfenced pond so children must be supervised. No pets. £859 – £1770 pw. More Details & Booking >>
*All the properties shortlisted above had some summer holiday availability at time of publishing in January 2014.
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