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 drinking champagne under the stars, a pampering and rejuvenating spa holiday with a gorgeous view, a fun family vacay or if you just want to watch TV in the tub, there’s something to suit everyone. Here are Culture Trip’s best hotels in the Lake District with hot tubs.
Greenbank Farm B&B
Bed and Breakfast
4.8/5 (18 Reviews)
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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.
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Spread across two very different but equally beautiful locations, Gilpin Hotel & Lake House offers five-star pampering in the heart of the Lake District. An old country manor with just six bedrooms, the Gilpin Lake House has a communal jacuzzi and spa suitable for up to 12 guests; while the modern Scandi-inspired Gilpin Hotel has luxurious spa lodges with private hot tubs and big baths for the ultimate relaxing getaway.
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.
Located in Grasmere, which was once described by 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.
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.
Moss Grove Organic in the delightful village of Grasmere is a gorgeous Victorian bolthole with an eco-friendly twist. The ground-floor suite has an outdoor patio and relaxing area with a covered hot tub – the perfect addition to a romantic break. If the suite isn’t available, some of the superior rooms also have big spa baths, where you can turn on the bubbles and drink champagne – which of course isn’t quite the same, but it’s still fun.
If a romantic hotel break with a hot tub in the Lake District is what you’re after, then look no further than Aphrodites boutique hotel. Close to Lake Windermere, Aphrodites has 14 individually decorated and comfortable rooms, suites and cabins with indoor and outdoor hot tubs on balconies or private terraces. With big-screen TVs with Netflix, steam showers and breakfast delivered to your door every morning, this is the perfect spot to indulge in a little pampering.
If you want to truly indulge yourself on a romantic Lake District getaway, the five-star adults-only Applegarth Villa in Windermere has a few extra-special private hot-tub suites in the Coach House next door. The perfect place to enjoy a nightcap under the stars, these contemporary and stylish suites are the epitome of luxury, with big beds, private terraces and room service drinks deliveries by the in-house butler.