So, you’re thinking about booking a staycation in Scotland, but you’ve decided that a hot tub is a must-have? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
Whether it’s a summers evening or a cold winters night, there’s something quite appealing about switching off and relaxing in a hot tub. They’re the perfect way to escape and detox yourself from the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day. Kick back, grab yourself a glass of Prosecco and enjoy the wonders of your own, private spa. Bliss.
Recently, I’ve been looking online at everything from couple getaways to full-on family retreats and, to give you a bit of inspiration, have compiled a list of the ‘Top 5 Places to Stay in Scotland with a Hot Tub‘.
Check them out:
1. The Roundhouse
A visit to ‘The Roundhouse’ is what the owners like to describe as “escapism in Eco chic accommodation”. You can find this place on the outskirts of Glasgow, in Baldernock.
Guests are encouraged to reconnect with nature, and you’ll find yourself with no distractions as there is not a TV in sight. They’ve even replaced all 3 pin plugs with USB chargers, so there’s no temptation.
Instead, why not relax in front of the wood burner with a glass of wine? Or perhaps enjoy a night under the stars in the wood fired hot tub? Switching off has never been so easy!
Inside you’ll find large, floor to ceiling windows which offer impressive 180-degree views over the surrounding woodlands, and some really stylish interior design.
The cabin itself is also a true eco-build as it is powered by solar panels and has a sedum wildflower roof.
2. Alpnhaus Cabin
You can find the ‘Alpnhaus’ Cabin sitting 350 meters above sea level. It’s tucked away within the Cheviot Hills, near the Scottish Borders. This place is a real escape into the remote mountains and is the perfect place to unwind.
The cabin is described as “rugged bliss” and it’s easy to see why. The interior is rustic whilst being incredibly modern and is inspired by Alpine mountain houses.
The surrounding area boasts amazing wildlife which you can watch from the comfort of your wood fired hot tub.
The place has a big eco focus and the owners make their own electricity through wind and solar. They also have their own supply of spring water which they use to fill the hot tub.
To be honest, my favourite part is the mountain breakfast hamper which the owners leave outside your cabin every morning – it looks unreal!
3. Cape Cove
Now if the rugged mountains aren’t your scene, maybe you’ll be more interested in ‘Cape Cove’. A seriously contemporary and modern house which overlooks the mysterious waters of Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde.
This place has 5 bedrooms and is a luxurious hub for exploring the surrounding beauty of Argyll. There’s a roaring wood burner in the living room, stunning glass-fronted dining room and some really nice bedrooms.
They’ve also made a wee space for a gym! Personally, you’d be more likely to catch me next to that fire with a glass of wine.
Outside you’ve got a log burner, state-of-the-art barbecue, sun loungers and the hot tub which overlooks your own boardwalk and private beach.
Unfortunately (as you can probably imagine) this place doesn’t exactly come cheap. You can find more info on booking and availability here.
Enjoying the Top 5 so far?… Well, if you like these, you’re going to love our “Alternative Eco-Cabins” that are coming to Millport, Isle of Cumbrae in late 2021!
We’ve combined quirky design, eco-consciousness, and individual themes to make our ‘Alternative Eco Cabin’ concept. Each cabin comes with it’s own story and one-of-a-kind wall mural created by our good friend and amazing artist, Katie Forbes.
You’ll find us secluded enough for a relaxing island retreat, but still within walking distance to local bars, restaurants and experiences – a perfect balance.
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4. Jill Strawbale House
The owners of the ‘Jill Strawbale House‘ claim that this place is “as spectacular as many featured on TV’s Grand Designs” and, well… you can’t really blame them.
You can find this triumphant 2-story home perched up in the Strontian hills and it boasts incredible views over Loch Sunart. If you’ve never been, the surrounding areas of Ardnamurchan and Fort William are actually stunning.
On the ground floor you’ll find 2 bedrooms and the large decking which comes equipped with a chiminea, outdoor seating, and hot tub.
From here, you can follow the quirky spiral staircase up to the impressive, open plan top deck. This includes a spacious kitchen, dining and living space.
I love the interior design and it just looks like the perfect place to hang out for a weekend. It also comes kitted out with a 49″ Smart TV, Blu-ray player and Bluetooth speaker – so there’s all sorts to keep you entertained.
If you’re a group of 2 couples looking for a getaway, this place is pretty perfect. There’s no doubt that it’s one of the best places to stay in Scotland with a hot tub.
5. The Wee Bee Hive
Now when you look at ‘The Wee Bee Hive‘, you can just tell it’s been handcrafted with love. A lot of thought and work has gone into this rustic cabin and if you’re in the market for a romantic couple escape, it might just be the perfect place for you.
The Wee Bee Hive was actually featured on Hidden Scotland’s first (and most recent) magazine and can be found tucked away next to the small village of Bellabeg.
If you visit here you can expect to be fully immersed in nature, as you’re amongst the beauty of the Cairngorms National Park. There’s also resident hens and ponies which can be found around the site!
The owners describe the cabin as a “magical escape” as it’s much more than a standard glamping pod. Inside you’ll find lots of books, games and a Smart TV hooked up with Netflix. It also comes with a completely private “love tub” where you can enjoy a romantic dip.
Kick back, relax and enjoy a stay at the Wee Bee Hive – it’ll be sweeter than sweet!
So, there you have it…
5 of the best and most unique places to stay in Scotland with a Hot Tub!
There’s no doubt about it, hot tub getaways are the ultimate way to staycation in Scotland. Whether you’re looking for a loch-side family holiday or a couples retreat in the mountains, it’s always best when there’s a tub to dip in.
Hopefully this gave you some inspiration for planning your next trip (whenever that may be).