The Best Hotels to Book in the Lake District with Hot Tubs

Enjoy a stay with a hot tub among the beautiful landscape of the Lake District, at hotels such as The Grange
Enjoy a stay with a hot tub among the beautiful landscape of the Lake District, at hotels such as The Grange | Courtesy of The Grange Hotel / Expedia
Hugh McNaughtan

There’s something quite romantic about the idea of kicking back and relaxing in a jacuzzi on a countryside holiday, especially after a long day of exploring the fells and valleys of the Lake District. Whether you’re after a romantic getaway and drinking champagne under the stars during a leisurely soak, a pampering and rejuvenating spa holiday with a gorgeous view, a fun family vacation, or if you just want to soothe your sore muscles in the tub after a day of hiking, you’ll find accommodation here to suit your requirements. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in the Lake District with hot tubs – all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Tweedies Bar & Lodge, for a home-away-from-home in Grasmere

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Exterior view of Tweedies Bar and Lodge, a large white-painted building, surrounded by a lawn with several wooden picnic benches
Courtesy of Tweedies Bar and Lodge / Expedia

Snug in the heart of the quintessential Lake District village, Grasmere, Tweedies is a warmly run lodge that welcomes walkers and dogs. Screened from the bustle of town by a row of fir trees, this former private lodge greets guests with the smell of home-baked cakes, prepared for their arrival. From its smaller Nests and Nooks to grander Tweed Suites (where complimentary G&Ts await), the accommodation achieves a domestic cosiness without sacrificing high-level hotel comforts.

2. Lakeside Hotel & Spa, for an exceptional spa in Windermere

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Boats on the water and docks outside the Lakeside Hotel, which is surrounded by trees
Courtesy of Lakeside Hotel / Expedia

Set in landscaped gardens sloping to the waters of Windermere, the Lakeside sits in Ulverston on the quieter, less touristy southwestern corner of the mighty Lake. The grand, slate-grey Victorian hotel offers a wide range of rooms – from ground-floor doubles opening onto lake-front patios, to two private suites in the freestanding panoramic lodge – plus superb dining and wellness facilities. The Aveda Destination Spa – with its sleek indoor pool overlooking the gardens and a full range of spa treatments – is exceptional.

3. Whitbarrow Luxury Lodges, for self-caterers near Keswick

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Indoor swimming pool at Whitbarrow Luxury Lodges, with blue painted walls and tiled flooring
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Looking for self-contained lodges with hot tubs in the Lake District? Whitbarrow offers delightfully designed, self-catering accommodation in one of Cumbria’s prettiest corners. Nestled between Ullswater, Keswick and the fell of Helvellyn (a magnet for walkers), this secluded complex mixes renovated farmhouses, cottages and luxury apartments. All equipped with hot tubs, they’re also individually styled and designed – some ideal for couples and others for larger groups and families. There’s also an indoor pool, cafe/bar and kids’ play area on site.

5. Embleton Spa Hotel, for fantastic fell views in Embleton

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The indoor swimming pool at Embleton Spa Hotel, with yellow painted walls and tiled flooring
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Making superb use of a former 18th-century lodge by the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, the Embleton is one of the Lake District’s best lodges with a hot tub. Its mix of rooms, suites and apartments, all en suite, include luxury touches like high thread-count sheets of Egyptian cotton, extra-soft, oversized towels and arresting views over the fells. Common facilities such as the pool and hot tub, and a restaurant-bar serving Cumbrian ales and local produce, are ideal for tired walkers.

6. Damson Dene, for cabins with hot tubs in Bowness

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Exterior view of Damson Dene, a three-storey building with large windows, surrounded by landscaped gardens and a large pond
Courtesy of Damson Dene / Expedia

Nothing beats the combination of luxury and beauty of a top-class Lake District hotel with hot tubs. Damson Dene, in the archetypal Cumbrian village of Bowness, on the banks of Windermere, the largest lake in England, is just the place. Set in gorgeous, rolling gardens, its 58 ensuite rooms include some with four-poster beds and others large enough for whole families. But for true indulgence, their freestanding Woodland Cabins, with wood fires, sofa-beds and hot tubs, are unsurpassed.

7. Greenbank Farm B&B, for group holidays in Grange-over-Sands

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View of the path leading to Greenbank Farm B&B, a white cottage-like building, with hills in the distance
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Perfect for a big group or gathering, Greenbank Farm has a seven-bedroom 16th-century farmhouse with an outdoor hot tub, where you can enjoy vistas over the patchwork fields and distant fells. Only available when the house is booked out as a whole, the seven-seater jacuzzi is perfect for winding down after a long day of walking and adventuring, or a fabulous spot for an afternoon cuppa.

8. Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa, for an outdoor hot tub in Keswick

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The outdoor swimming pool at Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, surrounded by a large lawn area and trees
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For an extra-indulgent spa experience, the Armathwaite Hall Hotel has special spa rooms that can be packaged with spa days and treatments for tranquil overnight breaks. More contemporary than the classic bedrooms in the stately hotel, these are designed for maximum relaxation. Still, whether you choose to go for opulent luxury or modern serenity, the spa is as impressive as the rest of this historic lakeside hotel, with a heated infinity pool and an outdoor hot tub overlooking the gardens and woodland.

9. The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa, for garden views in Grasmere

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Room at The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa, with contemporary decor, including a crushed velvet grey bed, grey painted walls and grey carpet
Courtesy of The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa / Expedia

Located in Grasmere, which was once described by the poet William Wordsworth as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”, the aptly named Wordsworth Hotel is also very lovely. The hot tub here is pretty special, too. Set in pride of place under a glass-roofed conservatory that perfectly complements the stone facade of this romantic country hotel, and with views over the landscaped gardens, it’s a good place to chill after a day of exploring Wordsworth’s old town.

10. Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, for an outdoor fountain jacuzzi in Ambleside

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Hot tub on a terrace at Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, with a table and chairs beside it and a view of the hills in the distance
Courtesy of Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection / Expedia

The four-star Ambleside Salutation Hotel has a lot going for it, from its spectacular location and its stylish rooms to its award-winning breakfast and state-of-the-art spa, which has one of the most unique hot tubs in the Lake District, an outdoor fountain jacuzzi. For an extra-decadent stay, you can also splash out on a night in one of the fancy Lakeland Spa bedrooms, which have private hot tubs on balconies overlooking the village and the countryside.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Cassie Wilkins.
For affordable hotel options in the Lake District, check out our pick of the best budget-friendly hotels in the Lake District, bookable on Culture Trip.

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