Despite relaxed travel restrictions, the staycation trend shows little sign of slowing.
Along with the rising cost of living, prompting holidaymakers to leave the airports behind in favour of somewhere a little closer to home, the pandemic has resulted in a renewed appreciation for the beautiful places we can visit, right on our doorstep.
Among the usual favourite staycation destinations such as campsites, B&Bs and city hotels, lodges with hot tubs are proving to be one of the most popular. From social-distancing bubbles to a very different kind of bubble altogether to lodges with hot tubs listed on lodgeswithhottubs.uk.com. Here is our shortlist of some of the best.
With panoramic mountain and lakeside views and beautifully cosy interiors, Skye Cabins on the Isle of Skye is the place to go if you’re looking to get away from it all. In such relaxing surroundings, you might not want to leave, but should the mood take you, historic Columbia’s Isle is just five minutes away by car.
Further south, you’ll find Lodges on Loch Ness, offering the quintessential log cabin experience surrounded by forests overlooking the Loch Ness itself. Take a trip on the wild side, with outdoor activities and scenic road trips, or kick back and enjoy a little “Nessie spotting” from the comfort of your cabin.
If you’re looking for somewhere to let your inner child run riot, a trip to Wold’s Edge near York is in order. In addition to their adorable glamping “snug huts'' and classic lodges, there’s also the option of a treehouse with a winding spiral staircase where you can enjoy scenic views from the comfort of an elevated hot tub.
Further South, Deerpark Forest in Cornwall is the perfect getaway for adventurous families. Situated in stunning forest land just off the Cornish coast, there’s an abundance of activities to do, including kid’s outdoor playing equipment.
Being one of the few hotels in the area with air-conditioning included, Coed-Y-Glyn Log Cabins is the place to be when the mercury rises. Situated beside the River Dee (and a short drive from Llangollen), the site offers a variety of cabins with stunning views.
Southwards, Under The Oak Glamping offers “5-star safari tents” sleeping up to four people amid rolling hills with lakeside views. For fairytale magic, it’s hard to beat: dotted with majestic castles and steeped in mythology, “Under The Oak” will have you under their spell in no time at all.
In Annalong Newry, you’ll find Willowtree Glamping: a selection of quaint little yurts and cabins tucked away in mountainous Irish countryside, not far from Tollymore Forest Park. The site also just happens to be a great wild swimming spot for those brave enough to take the plunge.
South of the border in County Donegal, Oakwell Holiday Village also offers a variety of sleeping quarters from cottages to adorable decorative bell tents. Situated close by to Rathmullan beach and Alcorn's Tropical World, it’s the perfect break for parties of all sizes, including those with kids in tow.
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