There’s no denying that the Lake District is one of the most beautiful regions of the UK. But how can you make a holiday to the Lake District even better? By glamping, of course! You probably won’t want to leave the comfort of your cosy glamping site but the Lake District’s unparalleled views might tempt you. Covering everything from cosy cabins and shepherd’s huts to converted buses and quirky wagons, here are 11 amazing glamping holidays with a hot tub in the Lake District.
Cabins with a Hot Tub in the Lake District
1. Hinterlandes Cabin in Lorton
Price per night: From £155 for 2 people
Address: Thackthwaite, Lorton, Cumbria CA13 0RP
We’re gonna kick this list off with one of my all-time favourite glamping holidays with a hot tub in the Lake District. Somewhere that would not look out of place in a remote part of Scotland, Hinterlandes Cabin is what glamping is all about. Built to the minimal aesthetics of Scandinavian design, hosts John and Hannah have really paid attention to detail. From a marble-clad wet room and contemporary brass fittings to ash flooring and ash worktops, this cabin is nothing short of stunning.
Perfect for both winter and summer getaways, the cabin is intelligently engineered for year-round occupancy. It uses Thermafleece insulation and double glazing to stay warm in winter and cool in summer. However, perhaps my favourite thing about the cabin is the large panoramic window that frames the view of the woods outside perfectly. I could happily stare out at this view from the comfort of the cabin for hours.
Outside you’ll find a raised decking and seating area for dining al fresco by the fire pit. And of course, here is where you can also sit back in your private wood-fired hot tub. But it doesn’t stop there! They also offer additional packages for those wanting to make their stay extra special. Choose between the Romance Package which comprises of dried rose petals on the bed and hot tub, wildflowers, handmade chocolate selection and a bottle of Prosecco, and the Special Event Package, which comprises of handmade cake, a bottle of Prosecco and wildflowers.
Price per night: From £280 for 6 people
Address: Edenhall Estate, The Courtyard, Edenhall, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8ST
Featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, The Lodge at Edenhall Estate is what cabin dreams are made of. It’s basically cabin porn on steroids. As soon as you arrive, you’ll be quickly transported from the Lake District to the remote alpine forests of Canada. The Lodge will truly take you away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
A great place to stay with family or a big group of friends, the cabin sleeps up to six guests. The central living space benefits from a log burner, fully equipped kitchen. dining space and ample cosy seating for board games, book reading and afternoon naps. One of my favourite features of the cabin is the wrought iron staircase that spirals up the third bedroom in the eaves. And of course, you can’t forget the hot tub which is set in the decking itself.
Overlooking the river Eamont, the open sliding doors of the main space offer guests the chance to see an abundance of wildlife, all from the comfort of your own deck. Look out for everything from kingfishers, herons and red squirrels, to salmon, otters and deer. You could even catch your own trout for dinner! Edenhall Estate is also home to a number of hiking and biking trails, so if you fancy getting a little more active on your getaway, you can do just that.
3. The Bothy at High Barn in Penrith
Price per night: From £170 for 2 people
Address: Edenhall Estate, The Courtyard, Edenhall, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8ST
Situated on the same estate as The Lodge you’ll find the Bothy at High Barn. A cosier, smaller alternative to The Lodge, The Bothy is one of my favourite unusual romantic weekend breaks in the UK. Inside you’ll find art prints and eclectic furniture in abundance. The white roll-top bath is a great addition too, as are the two cosy log burners and the huge hand-carved bed that just screams a good night’s sleep.
Stepping outside, the story is much the same. Aside from the wood-fired hot tub, my favourite piece of outdoor furniture is the stargazer bed. I’m not sure what’s more idyllic: stargazing in a hot tub or stargazing from your outdoor bed snuggled up in a blanket. Once you’ve finished soaking in the hot tub, you can hop under the outdoor shower that boasts amazing views over to Blencathra, one of the most northerly hills in the Lake District.
Despite being set just outside the Lake District, you’ll still feel completely immersed in nature here. The nearest building of any sort is a 20-minute walk away, making this the perfect ‘get away from it all’ getaway. The bothy is set in a forest that is yours and yours alone, so you can enjoy some much-needed R&R.
4. Kelker Well Roundhouse in Carnforth
Price per night: From £150 for 4 people
Address: Kelker Well Barn, Carnforth, Lancashire LA6 2PJ
Kelker Well is all about sustainability. It’s important to the owner, Adele, that her roundhouse is ‘off-grid’, and supports the environment and local people wherever possible! She achieves this in many different ways, from how she constructed the structure of the roundhouse using predominantly local Welsh larch, to heating the roundhouse with a wood burner stove, using wood from the adjacent woodland. She has even planted two wildflower meadows to support local wildlife!
But you shouldn’t just visit Kelker Well for its sustainable credentials. This gorgeous roundhouse warrants a visit of its own accord! Not only is the interior beautiful but it also boasts everything you could need to have a really special stay. From a tasty brunch of bread, jam and Whin Yeats Farm eggs and cheese, to guidebooks, books, and games galore, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
It’s also safe to say that Kelker Well succeeds at being off-grid. So off-grid, in fact, that you have to travel by quad bike to get to the roundhouse. But don’t worry, the team transfer you themselves and this guarantees you all the privacy in the world! However, all facilities are on-site and undercover so there won’t be any midnight dashes to the toilet in the rain or long walks to wash up. But when you do go outside you’ll be rewarded by long hot tub dips and spectacular views of the Lake District fells, Yorkshire Dales and Morecambe Bay enjoyed from the comfort of your hammock.
Glamping Pods with a Hot Tub in the Lake District
5. Thornfield Pods in Carlisle
Price per night: From £85 for 2 people
Address: Hawksdale, Carlisle, Cumbria CA5 7BX
A more budget-friendly option so you can go glamping without breaking the bank, Thornfield Pods may be cheaper but it doesn’t skimp on luxury. Set in a picturesque landscape and rural setting between the border city of Carlisle and Caldbeck, Thornfield is admittedly slightly out of the Lake District, but these camping pods more than make up for it. Providing a warm welcome for you, your kids and even your four-legged friends, Thornfield is a great place to take all the family.
Each pod is well-equipped with all the home comforts you could wish for. There’s a full bathroom-separate shower cubicle, toilet and sink, underfloor heating, a country style kitchen with a Belfast sink, induction hob, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster in each pod. You can choose between extra-large pods which sleep four adults and large pods which sleep two adults. And you have the option of adding a hot tub to each pod too!
One of my favourite things about Thornfield is the addition of their brand-new utility room. The room includes an additional fridge and freezer storage space, washing machine and tumble dryer facilities and also a sink for washing off the muddy boots. That last one is definitely needed after a long hike.
6. Pasturewood Holidays Pods in Carlisle
Price per night: From £130 for 2 people
Address: Highbridge, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria CA5 7DR
Like Thornfield, Pasturewood is also a cheeky, out-of-the-Lake-District addition to this list. But it’s one of the best glamping holidays with a hot tub in the Lake District for families. The site offers a great range of facilities to make your stay perfect. And their luxury pods benefit from double beds, cooking facilities, en-suite shower rooms and some even have a hot tub.
On top of that, the site is also home to a BBQ house which means you can have a BBQ whatever the weather. This is northern England we’re talking about – who knows what the British weather might throw our way! There’s also a play park, games and a shop on-site selling delicious local produce.
If you’re looking for a more romantic getaway for two, Pasturewood also has you covered! Separate to the main pods you’ll find the Quiet Pasture, a part of the site specially designed for couples who want to enjoy a private, luxury break in the countryside. Three of the Quiet Pasture pods include a two-person outdoor wood-fired hot tub, while one lets you enjoy the views from an indoor luxury copper bath. Each has a star-gazing window too to make your stay extra romantic!
Miscellaneous Glamping Sites with a Hot Tub in the Lake District
7. Long Valley Yurts across the Lake District
Price per night: From £75 for 6 people
Address: They have yurts in Ullswater, Coniston, Keswick and Windermere
Moving swiftly on to some miscellaneous glamping sites, my next recommendation is Long Valley Yurts. I’ll start by saying don’t you already wish you could jump into the gorgeous wood-fired hot tub above? Looks pretty idyllic to me. This is one of the more unique glamping holidays with a hot tub in the Lake District purely because they don’t have just one site. Dotted around some of the most picturesque pockets of the Lake District, you’ve got plenty of sites to choose from!
Yurts offer one of the more rustic, back-to-nature glamping experiences. They are the perfect accommodation to disconnect from the world. All you need is a mug of hot chocolate, the warmth of the wood-burning stove, and the solar fairy lights twinkling against the canvas as you drift off to sleep. Waking up to birdsong, you’ll feel refreshed and ready for a day of adventuring in some of Britain’s best scenery.
And staying in a yurt is even better when they are decorated as beautifully as those at Long Valley Yurts. Each is furnished with a distinctly Moroccan feel with woollen rugs, bright colourful throws, twinkling fairy lights, solar lighting and a large skylight, perfect for evenings spent stargazing. Inside you’ll also find a games chest, full of games retro and new, so you can disconnect from technology and get a little competitive too!
8. The Stag Shepherds Hut in Keswick
Price per night: From £150 for 2 people
Address: Birkett Mire, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4TT
Easily one of my favourite glamping holidays with a hot tub in the Lake District, The Stag Shepherds Hut is nothing short of gorgeous. With unparalleled views of the Lake District countryside and a beautifully decorated interior, you won’t be able to decide whether you want to spend most of your time here inside or outside.
If you choose inside, you’ll be rewarded with a tardis. This is one of the largest shepherds huts I’ve ever seen. With a large king-size bed, cosy sofa, wood-burner, well-equipped kitchen with a kettle, toaster and gas hobs, and a modern en-suite bathroom, this hut packs a lot into it a small space. However, it still feels open-plan and expansive. Ideal for all-year-round stays, the wood-burner is backed up by underfloor heating. This will keep you warm and toasty in the colder months.
Outside, the wood-fired bath makes a perfect spot for lying back and taking in the views (or glorious night skies if you go for a late-night bath!). Set under a thick oak tree, you won’t find a spot more picturesque than this. And hosts, Luke and Wendy, supply luxurious white robes to slip into after your dip. There is also an endless selection of hiking trails right on your doorstep, whether you ascend Blencathra and Skiddaw to the north or Helvellyn to the south.
9. Hinterlandes Converted Bus in Lorton
Price per night: From £100 for 2 people
Address: Thackthwaite, Lorton, Cumbria CA13 0RP
Remember the cabin at the beginning of the post? Well, the owners of that gorgeous cabin own a converted bus too. What a dream! The bus is an imported American Community bus with a VW t25 welded to the top – something you won’t find anywhere else anytime soon. Completely stripped out, the two combine to make the ultimate luxury off-grid accommodation.
An electric mix of features, you could easily spend hours just exploring all the bus’ nooks and crannies. Some things to look out for are the reclaimed oak strip flooring from a Birmingham school, door handles salvaged from the famous Hempel Hotel, 1950’s bulk headlights salvaged from a German cargo ship, cupboard doors from the Natural History Museum and a vintage anglepoise machinist light. Phew, that’s a lot.
Great for all-year-round stays, the bus is fully insulated with Thermafleece wool and closed-cell foam. It also benefits from the heat from the Norwegian Jotul 601 wood stove and heater. Inside you’ll find a selection of games, books and maps to keep you entertained for hours. I mean that’s if you can resist not spending all your time in the wood-fired hot tub. After soaking for hours in the tub, crawl into the bed for the perfect night’s sleep. With an award-winning memory foam mattress, Egyptian cotton sheets, and duck feather cushions, pillows and duvets, you’re guaranteed to sleep like a baby here.
10. Ullswater Heights Safari Tents in Penrith
Price per night: From £98 for 8 people
Address: Silver Howe Flusco, Newbiggin, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0JB
Ullswater Heights Safari Tents take ‘heights’ to a whole new level. I’ve never seen a safari tent with a second level before! This one’s a bit cheeky too as it’s right on the edge of the Lakes. But it still makes the perfect base from which to explore all the Lake District has to offer. Sleeping eight people, the safari tent is ideal for larger family or friend getaways and you can bring your furry friends along too. The first floor has four single beds (more suited for children), while the ground floor has a double and a double cabin bed. If you think this eight-person tent may be too roomy to you, there’s a six-person tent on-site too.
The open-plan living space comes complete with a wall-mounted Smart TV and wood burner, which leads onto a kitchen with fridge/freezer and four-ring electric hob. When you arrive you’ll be welcomed by tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits. The perfect way to get your stay off to a great start! Outside, the safari tent has a decking area with gated access, along with quality outdoor furniture and outdoor hot tub.
Only 6.5 miles from stunning Ullswater, one of the Lake District’s best tourist destinations, Ullswater Heights is the perfect setting to see some of the UK’s rarest wildlife. We’re talking red squirrels, red deer, peregrine falcons and ospreys. If you don’t fancy cooking, there’s a bar and restaurant on-site which overlooks the picturesque private quarry lake.
11. Evelyn Wagon in Armathwaite
Price per night: From £75 for 2 people
Address: Dry Beck Farm, Armathwaite, Cumbria CA4 9ST
Last but by no means least, we have the quirky Evelyn Wagon! With a double bed and a small single bed, this wagon sleeps two people. Or three if you’re bringing your little’un along with you! Although it may be one of the more compact glamping holidays with a hot tub in the Lake District, it doesn’t feel claustrophobic at all. In fact, it just feels really cosy. With soft, warm quilts and bedding in a wooden interior lit with lanterns, it’s the perfect romantic retreat for two. And the wood-burning stove will help retain that snugness in winter.
Set on a stunning location right on the banks of the River Eden, the wagon is kept away from the outside world. Outside you’ll find your private compost loo, shower and a fully-equipped kitchenette. Here you can cook yourself up a feast while taking in the stunning views out across the river to the wooded banks opposite. You may even get a glimpse of an otter or two floating by!
Of course, you can enjoy these views from the comfort of your own wood-fired outdoor Japanese bath hot tub. Taking inspiration from Japanese bathing culture where the focus is as much on relaxing the body as washing, this large deep 600-litre bathing tub allows you to uniquely immerse your whole body without lying down. It also has an armchair style design so two adults can sit side by side. Cool, right?!
So what do you think of these glamping holidays with a hot tub in the Lake District? I’m desperate to try some of them out! Please let me know which ones you want to try out most in the comments below!
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