From soaking your feet after a hard day’s hiking to stargazing with a glass of bubbly, there’s nothing quite like a hot tub holiday. The perfect treat to return home to, however you spend your day, your own private hot tub is the secret ingredient to a blissfully relaxing getaway.
Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat with the other half (and pooch) or a fun-filled reunion with family and friends, a holiday cottage complete with a hot tub is always the ideal setting. From cosy log cabins to beautiful barn conversions, we know all the perfect holiday hideaways with hot tubs, meaning all you need to do is sit back and relax amidst the bubbles.
What’s more, our fantastic range of lovely dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs means that everyone’s favourite four-legged friend doesn’t have to miss out on the fun. Idyllic, comfortable and with plenty of space for everyone, our pet-friendly hot tub cottages are sure to delight even the pickiest of pups.
Best locations for a dog-friendly holiday
Here are our five favourite places for a getaway with the pooch - each with a cosy hot tub cottage nearby, of course!
The Yorkshire Dales
Best for: A rustic countryside escape
Head to God’s Own Country for a splendid staycation with your canine companion. Boasting breathtaking natural scenery, myriad hiking trails and plenty of friendly local folk, the Yorkshire Dales will steal a piece of both your hearts.
Best for: A seaside staycation
With some of the most breathtaking coastline in the world, Cornwall is certainly the ideal destination for those who do like to be beside the seaside. Play fetch along the beach and watch as the pup chases the waves - the mutt is sure to love this getaway just as much as you.
Dog-friendly place to stay in: After a hard day beaching, retreat to the gorgeous barrel hot tub at The Bull Pen and enjoy a well-earned soak. Nearby the picturesque town of St Austell, this is the perfect base for all your aquatic adventures.
Best for: Exploring the great outdoors
Abounding in luscious landscapes, ancient castles and cosy local pubs, North Wales promises to be an enchanting escape. Home to the spectacular Snowdonia National Park, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get lost in the wilderness with your faithful hound.
Best for: A romantic escape
A favourite with poets and writers throughout the ages, you and the pup are sure to love the spectacular scenery and pretty culture-filled towns which characterise the Lake District.
Dog-friendly place to stay in: Perfect just for two (and the dog), Skiddaw is a snug shepherd's hut tucked away in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside. We couldn’t think of a better holiday home for a romantic rural retreat.
Best for: Celebrating something special
Rugged, windswept and heart-achingly beautiful, we couldn’t think of a more poetical spot than the Scottish Highlands. Boasting an array of excellent pet-friendly accommodation, this is the ideal remote setting for a celebration or reunion with your nearest and dearest. If you have no neighbours then you can’t keep them up!
Dog-friendly place to stay in: One of the loveliest pet-friendly cottages around, the incredible Cottage in The Highlands is the paw-fect spot for an unforgettable group getaway.
Best dog walks in the UK
Now you’ve chosen and settled into the perfect pet-friendly digs, it’s time to get out and explore the local landscape, which can only mean one thing… walkies!
The Three Peaks Challenge
Location: Yorkshire Dales
Best for: A real challenge
Time to complete: 12 hours
If you and the pup are feeling up for a challenge, then take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Set across the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this route takes in the area’s three highest peaks and covers a total of 1,585 metres elevation.
Penzance to Marazion seafront walk
Best for: Salty seaside walkies
Time to complete: One and a half hours
Discover part of the famous South West Coast Path on the beautiful dog-friendly Penzance to Marazion seafront walk. Beginning in the bustling town of Penzance, this relaxing seaside stroll rewards hikers with views of some of Cornwall’s most famous sights, including St Michael’s Mount, the Lizard and Mousehole.
Llanberis Path, Snowdon
Location: Snowdonia National Park
Best for: Incredible mountain top views
Time to complete: Four hours
Set yourself another challenge and tackle Snowdon, the highest peak in both England and Wales. Nestled in Snowdonia National Park, you and the pup can take the Llanberis Path, one of the easiest and most popular routes, up to the summit of this colossal mountain.
Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path
Best for: An easy going ramble
Time to complete: Three hours
Set off with the hound on this lovely car-free walking and cycling route between the town of Keswick and the sleepy village of Threlkeld. Weaving its way over the river, the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path takes you through some of the area’s most enchanting scenery.
Best for: Stunning views
Time to complete: Two hours
Although you may not find Nessie there, Loch Morlich is still a wonderful option for a day out hiking in the Scottish Highlands. Surrounded by forest, encircled by beaches and with the breathtaking snow-clad peaks of the northern Cairngorms, a circuit of this lake takes in the very best of the local landscape.