One of the major by-products of the recent recession is the ‘staycation’. Brits are now bucking the trend of expensive foreign vacations and making the most of what our very own country has to offer. With recent polls stating hot tubs as the new number one desired product in the UK, it’s no surprise there are a number of holiday cottages, resorts and lodges across Yorkshire are looking to capitalise on the demand by offering their guests a private jacuzzi experience. Being spa experts ourselves we’ve put together our 10 favourite holiday lettings in Yorkshire with hot tubs. Enjoy!
Location: Eldwick, West Yorkshire
Set in the beautiful area of Eldwick, on the doorstep of many of West Yorkshire’s historic towns including Ilkley, Otley, Saltaire and Haworth, this fantastic luxury holiday park comprises 11 stunning and unique lodges. Faweather Grange were the first to pioneer the log house hot tub concept in the UK and they have really set the benchmark high with each of its stunning cabins incorporating a private outdoor hot tub encompassing fantastic views over the stunning Yorkshire countryside. To complete their luxury appeal, guests can also make use of the Bentley chauffeur service or the in-lodge pampering treatments also on offer at Faweather Grange.
Our verdict: Ideal for couples looking for a luxury lodge getaway.
Location: York, North Yorkshire
Set within 100 acres of glorious York countryside, the Griffon Forest lodge site offers a truly impressive selection of holiday cabins. Each of the six luxury lodges at Griffon Forest houses its own secluded outdoor hot tub, perfect for year round relaxation in the heart of the woods. Dubbed as a UK safari by many of its guests, Griffon Forest is home to an abundance of wildlife. Everything from grouses, birds of prey and squirrels to the increasingly popular badger share residency of the forest with you, check out the Flickr stream of guest’s wildlife photography to see what we mean. With live cameras dotted around the park each linked to the TV in your lodge, you’ll never miss any of the special nature moments occurring around you.
Our verdict: Great for nature lovers and biking enthusiast.
Location: Holme, North Yorkshire
Still Rabbit is a collection of 6 luxury cabin lodges situated 2 miles from Holme on Spalding Moor. With unrivalled boutique interiors, furnished to a high specification that includes Superking beds, fully fitted kitchens and HD televisions across each of the individually styled lodges. Still Rabbit is restricted to adults to ensure peace and tranquility is enjoyed by all of its guests.
Our verdict: Ideal for a cosy romantic getaway.
Humble Bee Farm
Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Humble Bee Farm in Scarborough offers a wide range of accommodation, from camping and wigwams, to the more impressive holiday cottages with hot tubs. Two of their magnificent holiday lettings include their very own secluded jacuzzi with gazebo for added privacy. With a whole host of farm activities on your doorstep and the extreme proximity to the Scarborough and East Yorskhire coast, there’s a wealth of adventures to go on whilst on a break here.
Our verdict: Fantastic for those looking for more water action in the form of the East Yorkshire coast.
Wighill Manor Lodges
Location: Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
Each 4 Star lodge at the Wighill Manor in Tadcaster has its own private hot tub sunk into the verandah allowing you to relax and enjoy the stunning views on offer. With the provided BBQ facilities you can make best use of the British summer and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining. What stands out for us is the extreme quality of the interior design in lodge cabins, each comprising a fully fitted kitchen, LCD TV and modern furniture.
Our verdict: High quality cabins with generous 6 seater hot tubs.
Woodland Lake Lodges
Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire
An exclusive development of contemporary waterside lodges set on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Woodland Lake Lodges redefine what is to be expected from a self-contained holiday village. The VIP lodges benefit from a state of the art luxury hydrotherapy hot tubs and private verandah that overlooks the picturesque fishing lake. With a stylish bar and restaurant topping off a host of other onsite amenities, Woodland Lake Lodges combines exquisite rural accommodation with all the luxurious from home.
Our verdict: The complete location for a weekend retreat.
Brimham Rocks Cottages
Location: Nidderdale, Yorkshire Dales
Situated in the idyllic Yorkshire town of Nidderdale, Brimham Rocks Cottages combine a traditional holiday cottage letting with modern amenities, including the hot tub garden spa. Rowan Cottage is a warm and cosy, custom built Yorkshire stone bungalow cottage located in a convenient spot for country walks and outdoor pursuits. Due to its improved access, widened doors and low level furniture, it is also very well suited to accommodate disabled guests.
Our verdict: Ideal for those looking for a relaxing cottage break.
Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire
Although this guide is to holiday lettings in Yorkshire, we have pushed the border boundaries just a little further out (about 11 miles from Skipton) to include the fantastic Ribblesdale Park. Formally the home to Lord Ribblesdale’s deer park and more recently a large thriving farm, Ribblesdale Park is now one of the best kept holiday secrets in the North of England. The development comprises a mixture of holiday and residential luxury log cabins, all of which benefit from a high tech outdoor hot tub and BBQ area. The only thing to match the quality of the view on offer is the standard of the fittings within each lodge, which take interior design to a whole new level.
Our verdict: Ribblesdale Park might not be in Yorkshire but it’s certainly grand.
Higher Scholes Cottage
Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire
Higher Scholes Cottage is a luxurious holiday home set in the heart of the beautiful Bronte countryside, commanding stunning views over Haworth and the famous Bronte moors. With all the elegant finishing touches you’d expect from a luxury Haworth house, including Hot tub, log fire, four poster bed, roll top bath and en suite. Higher Scholes Cottage provides the ultimate base for those looking to unwind as well as take in the historical delights that Bronte Country and the surrounding UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire has to offer.
Our verdict: Hidden gem surrounded by real Yorkshire heritage.
York Holiday Lodges
Location: York, North Yorkshire
The York Holiday Lodges are situated a convenient 6 miles out of York city centre. The park is a sanctuary of tranquillity for those looking for a relaxing break from everyday life but also presents the outdoor activities to keep adults and children fully entertained. Boasting a range of hot tub lodges, including a family friendly cottage with gated hot tub area that ensures small children are kept safe and away from the dangers that open water provides.
Our verdict: Great for families, especially those with small children.
Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below. And if you want to create your own hot tub relaxation weekend in your own background take a look at our hot tubs available for hire!
Photo Credit for the top image goes to Knoydart House, a Luxury Holiday Cottage in Scotland.