People have been taking their hols in the Lake District for over 200 years, and it’s been inspiring artists and poets for even longer than that. With its craggy fells and verdant valleys, the Lakes just keeps on giving when it comes to breathtaking views. The area is peppered with picture-postcard villages and bustling market towns, so your holiday home is never far from a handy shop or a welcoming pub. Whether you’re climbing a mountain or simply admiring the scenery from the comfort of your hot tub, the UK’s most popular national park always delivers.
Pick your hot tub preference in the Lake District
The Lakes caters to all sorts of visitors, from loved-up couples to large groups of walkers who want to bring their dogs along. Whether you need a sizeable mansion or a simple log cabin, there’s plenty of choice here, ranging from imposing Victorian houses to small lakeside lodges. And with your own hot tub, you can take in all that rustic beauty without having to put your boots on.
Log cabins and lodges
The Lake District’s famous scenery seems ready made for the pastoral charms of a log cabin, so if you yearn for that feeling of getting back to nature, look up some of the area’s wood-built wonders. You’ll find small holiday parks with timber lodges in most areas of the lakes, from the shores of Windermere to the surrounding hills. And with your own hot tub right outside, a great view comes as part of the package.
Hot tub breaks can be cheap and very cheerful
When you’re looking for a bargain hot tub break, consider a short midweek trip and enjoy a perfect day or two away from home. The Lake District is popular all year round, but there’s more chance of bagging a bargain when it’s not the peak summer holiday season. Autumn in these parts offers vivid colours, while winter regularly gives views of snow-capped mountains and frozen lakes. And in the spring nature bursts forth again, with Wordsworth’s famous daffodils covering the shores and hillsides. Don’t forget your cossie though – that hot tub will still be warm and welcoming.
The weekend starts here
If you only have time for a weekend away, a holiday home with a hot tub is a great way to chill out and unwind from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Many of the Lake District’s top holiday spots are less than a half-hour’s drive from the M6 motorway, so getting there might not take as long as you think, leaving more time for you to pop open a bottle of fizz and start relaxing in the tub.
Best friends are welcome
It’s not always easy finding a holiday rental where your dog is as welcome as you are. But in the Lake District it’s all about the great outdoors, so many holiday lettings are designed with muddy boots and well-behaved pets in mind. You should find somewhere to suit you and your furry friend – although whether Fido will be allowed in the hot tub could be another matter!
There's a lot more to the Lakes than you think
The Lake District covers almost a thousand square miles, and the landscape changes from green rolling hills and dense forests in the south to rocky mountains and dramatic valleys further north and west. But whichever area you choose for a hot tub break, your holiday rental will never be far from a spectacular lake – the clue’s in the name. There are 16 main lakes, plus hundreds of smaller "tarns", and the largest ones have regular ferry services sailing up and down them all year round.
Places to go in the Lakes
Windermere is England’s largest lake and there are lodges and log cabins dotted around the shoreline, often on discreet little holiday parks where you can enjoy your hot tub just a few steps from the water’s edge. The small towns of Bowness and Ambleside overlook Windermere and offer plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants. A few miles away, and surrounded by high fells, is the elegant village of Grasmere, made famous by the poet William Wordsworth who lived here for years. The hub of the northern Lakes is Keswick, a busy market town on the shores of Derwent Water where hikers and climbers rub shoulders with day trippers and casual strollers.