One of my favourite things to do is go on a staycation. And when we do, we always look for log cabins with hot tubs, as they give you an added element to a romantic getaway. Hot tubs are perfect for winding down after a long day of exploring the local area and no matter what time of year, you can jump right in and enjoy the warm waters surrounded by the peace and beauty of a forest, lake or beach.
HOLIDAY AT HOME – YORKSHIRE
Last January me Theo and our two best friends drove three hours up the M1 to Richmond, North Yorkshire and we stayed at the wonderful Brompton Lakes, which is part of the Holiday at Home family. We went up to celebrate Theo’s birthday in style, with a log cabin on the lake, and a hot tub in the back. After a chaotic festive period, we wanted a trip that would be a mix of adventure and relaxation and when we stumbled across Brompton Lakes we knew it was the perfect location with a hint of luxury, alongside a splash of wellbeing = my perfect trip!
Brompton Lakes is a collection of 5* lakeside holiday lodges with hot tubs in Richmond, North Yorkshire, where you will find everything you need for a weekend retreat away from the chaos of everyday life with family or friends. It was a wonderful weekend with lots of laughs and lots of snow!
READ MORE: A weekend at Brompton Lakes in Yorkshire
LOG HOUSE HOLIDAYS – THE COTSWOLDS
Another of my favourite log cabins with hot tubs in the UK is the wonderful Log House Holidays. I headed there last Christmas with a few of my favourite blogging ladies including Ellie from The Wandering Quinn, Kara from Heels in my Backpack, Sam from Yokomeshi and Liv from Liv on a Shoestring! We had been meaning to go away together for ages, and when this place appeared on our radar, we knew it was the perfect retreat for a weekend away from the chaos of London. Log House Holidays is a family run 130 acre nature reserve in the Cotswolds, offering something unique to visitors.
It is a small oasis where you can escape the pressures of daily life in your own Scandinavian style log cabin. Started in 1980, the family-run business open its doors each year to families, and friendship groups from the UK and beyond. Founder Anthony Edmondson had an idea for a unique and exclusive venue where both conservation and totally secluded holidays would exist in harmony. The log cabins offer the perfect place for family holidays and special celebrations, romantic weekend breaks or a long break with good friends. These are a little more pricey than others but they are more than worth it!
READ MORE: A festive retreat at Log House Holidays
FOREST HOLIDAYS – ALL OVER THE UK
I’ve stayed with these guys two times now, both at their Thetford Forest retreat and Sherwood Forest retreat. The Thetford Forest retreat was one of my favourites because of how isolated it was – giving us a weekend of complete relaxation and calm. We stayed in one of their log cabins with hot tubs and enjoyed lots of BBQ’s, cycling, kayaking and drinkings lots of wine. Forest Holidays have an array of luxurious cabins in nine woodland locations around the UK and they follow the ethos of simple luxury. The simple is the log cabin, wilderness stuff and the luxury is the private hot tub, state of the art facilities and a great multimedia centre.
We stayed in a Silver Birch cabin which is described as ‘affordable quality’ with the Copper Cabins which are basic and Golden Oak which are luxury cabins. The Silver Birch ticked the affordable quality boxes perfectly and was a great unique way to do a staycation in the UK with our best friends. All the cabins are self-serving (but you can order food in, from the TV!) and if you do forget anything there is a fully stocked shop in the main reception building. They sell everything from milk to bread, to burgers and shepherd’s pie.
READ MORE: Our stay at Thetford Forest- Forest Holidays
BARNSLEY HOUSE & SPA – THE COTSWOLDS
Another trip we took for Theo’s birthday (he seems to get a lot of great birthday weekends away doesn’t he?!) we ventured out into The Cotswolds for a country retreat at the wonderful Barnsley House, near Cirencester. It is the perfect haven for a weekend of relaxing in style. Now this place isn’t log cabins, it is a hotel, but they’ve got a gorgeous spa on-site, which is for the use of hotel guests only and was empty the whole time we were there, so we had our own private hot tub in the gardens for some relaxation time.
Barnsley House plays host to landscaped gardens, tennis courts, a helipad, holistic spa with hydrotherapy pool, private 30-seat cinema, DVD library, traditional restaurant and 18 stunning bedrooms, ranging in size, bathroom features and style. And the grounds are suitably beautiful, just like the house, with an array of plants, fauna and trees, making you feel a million miles away from the chaos of everyday life. Another great pick for a weekend retreat!
READ MORE: A Cotswolds Retreat at Barnsley House
OLD SWAN & MINSTER MILL – OXFORDSHIRE
I’ve stayed at a lot of hotels over the years, but something about the Old Swan & Minster Mill has stuck with me. It made me feel all warm inside, like I had arrived back at home, and for that, I will keep this review brief.. as I believe that says it all. Romantically set in 65 acres of woodland and orchards, The Old Swan & Minster Mill is over 600 years old and offers guests an array of accommodation choices including apartments, rooms and spa suites.
The Old Swan & Minster Mill is nestled in idyllic grounds in the picturesque village of Minster Lovell, and it is the most quintessentially British hotel I have stayed in. The hotel is home to stunning gardens, wild flower meadows and woodland, that comes alive during the summer, and gives you a chance to explore the British countryside. And the best part is the spa located at the back of the hotel, with hot tub, swimming pool and sauna rooms, as well as a roaring fire in the snug!
- Centre Parcs
- Hot Tub Hideaways
Which of these are your favourite log cabins with hot tubs? Let me know in the comments – I need another trip booked asap!