The weather is slowly getting better, which means one thing. Holiday time is approaching, and if you haven’t booked yours yet…well, what are you waiting for? You deserve a break!
Glamping remains one of the most popular holiday choices in the UK, with four in every ten people choosing to sleep under the stars in 2016 alone. With more and more luxury additions constantly being introduced, it’s fair to say that a glamping holiday can often be compared with a stay in indulgent hotel suite – where you can enjoy an upgrade to scenic, natural surroundings.
Hot tubs are the latest and most opulent addition to glamping stays, and we have to say that once you’ve popped open the champagne, sat back and enjoyed a warm, outdoor bath in the midst of nature, you’ll be converted for life.
We at Host Unusual certainly have been, which is why we’ve rounded up some of the very best ‘glamping with added hot tub’ stays on offer. Whether you’re taking a family break, yearning for a romantic retreat or planning a friends’ getaway, we’ve included it all here.
What better place to begin than at Scaldersitch Farm, a luxury boutique site surrounded by the refreshing Peak District?
Not only can you luxuriate in some of the UK’s most exceptional walking country, but whether you choose an individually-styled tipi, a spacious yurt or a romantic shepherd’s hut to rest your head, you’ll be treated to soft bedding, fluffy robes, candlelight and crackling fires. Oh, and wood-fired, view-filled hot tubs of course.
If you’re bringing the family along, eco-friendly Dandelion Hideaway, aptly hidden away amongst the delights of rural Leicestershire, includes plenty of natural adventure to keep the kids happy. For starters, you’ll find a games den that features bales of hay, and a bespoke children’s summer camp complete with wigwams!
After you’re greeted by the welcoming committee of rare-breed hens, ducks, ponies and goats, relax in your en-suite canvas cottage – complete with leather sofas, wood-burning stove and roll-top bath. For extra sumptuousness, Bluebells Cottage comes with its very own veranda…including a bubbling wood-fired hot tub.
Heading off to Yorkshire, two miles from the centre of Scarborough, in fact, we’re moseying on down to wild-west-themed, family friendly Pinewood Park.
Gorgeous, rolling countryside views are a given in this little piece of the Wild West, set on the windswept Yorkshire coast for extra authenticity. In fact, attention to detail is the order of the day here, and with a 4-star rating from Visit England you can relax in comfort. The Luxury Cowboy Lodge, one of seven unique glamping options, comes with its very own private hot tub…illuminated at night by 1,000 fairy lights. We defy you not to indulge!
We’re taking off to the Australian outback now, to visit our most far-flung hot tub destination, and let us assure you that Bubbletent Australia is more than worth the trip.
This off-grid retreat is nestled in the paddock of a huge working farm, set 200km north-east of Sydney. With your transparent bubble tent located under the clear, unpolluted sky and overlooking the world’s second-biggest canyon, not to mention in-tent binoculars and a birdwatching app downloaded to your very own iPad (well, if you’re in one of the best birdwatching locations in the world…), it’s fair to say that this will be a scenic break that rivals no other. Choose Virgo tent to include a blissful wood-fired Swedish hot tub by Hikki.
Don’t want the dog to miss out on all the glamping fun? At Tinywood Homes, you can all get back to nature by creative design, in serene rural Warwickshire.
Crafted from wood, Tinywood Homes specialise in creating unique, high-quality architecture in space-enhancing miniature, The Family Teeny sleeps up to six people, including an opulent Scandi-style outdoor hot tub. Made for two, Teeny Weeny also includes a gazebo that houses its very own wood-fired hot tub.
Meanwhile, Loch Ken Eco Bothies are delightfully off-grid, lochside retreats that take in some of South-western Scotland’s most awe-inspiring scenery.
Each of the three timber-clad, wool-insulated bothies come complete with its very own wood-fired hot tub, as well as a dedicated kayak to liven up your exploration of the immersive surroundings. Introduce yourselves to the simple life here, and with so much natural adventure and activity to discover, we’re sure you’ll never look back.
Finally, Tom’s Eco-Lodge, set on a friendly working farm on the Isle of Wight, more than lives up to its name. Immense care has gone into protecting the local environment here, and you’ll see why just as soon as you arrive. Who wouldn’t want to protect and care for all that plentiful open space, fresh sea views and sandy beaches right on the doorstep?
Choose from a selection of living spaces that include adventurous Safari tents, spacious wood cabins, cosy pods…and innovative Modulogs, exclusive to Tom’s Eco Lodge, and each one equipped with its own log-burning hot tub for extra luxury.
There’s plenty of family-friendly entertainment onsite, along with a pizza oven and a dedicated bar and restaurant, The Cow Co – a vibrant space for everybody to relax in.
So there you have it! If we haven’t convinced you by now that a glamping break with added hot tub is the perfect way to spend your holiday time…then we probably never will. So why not come and choose your ideal option from our many Host Unusual categories? We’re sure you’ll find something to whet your holiday appetite.
And for hot tub converts, there are plenty more where these came from! Come and discover them all in our dedicated hot tubs section – but be warned, picking a favourite is going to be hard.