Right on our doorstep is all of the beauty of Scotland. It is so easy to forget that the bustling cities, rural villages and quiet countryside that we see day to day are aspects of our country that many people dream of visiting.
Over the last 10 years I have chosen to have more and more weekends away in Scotland, both with family and for girls weekends away. The one aspect that we always try and look for in our holiday home is a hot tub. It gives us the freedom to relax in the privacy of our private hot tub with a glass of wine in the evening and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Even in the winter, a hot tub is really nice – if a little chilly when you get out of it!
Holiday Homes In Scotland With Hot Tubs
Hidden along the banks of the Clyde, Pheasant Lodge is easily accessible yet gives you the feeling of a completely rural setting. Just 15 minutes from Glasgow Airport, this 2 bedroom lodge sleeps 4 comfortably. Both bedrooms have king sized beds (but these can be changed to twin on request) and there is free parking available onsite. Along with he usual basics, the lodge has a washing and drier, bedding and towels, wood burning stove, wifi and the all important hot tub.
The lodge hot tub is located on the decking outside the lodge, giving views of Ben Lomand looming in the distance. Your neighbours are alpacas, and alpaca treking is onsite for a truly unique experience.
In addition, there is a second lodge on site so if you were looking for a larger family gathering on the outskirts of Glasgow then this is a prime location.
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Craigmaddie Muir Roundhouse
For the ultimate romantic weekend away then Craigmaddie Muir Roundhouse has to come near the top. Located in Baldernock, slightly north of Glasgow, this eco cabin is a beautiful spot for a screen free weekend. The cabin is powered by solar panel and designed to make you stop and just enjoy your surroundings.
The open plan lodge has luxury interiors, and the wood burning hot tub on the deck is an idyllic spot to enjoy a glass of chilled complimentary prosecco. You can take a walk through the estate and spot the local wildlife, or simply watch it from the panoramic windows.
The kitchen has all the basic necessities, and bed linen and towels are provided too. Less than 10 minutes away from restaurants and easy access to Glasgow and Edinburgh, and 25 minutes from Loch Lomond.
Just half an hours drive outside of Edinburgh is the beautiful Pentland Lodge. It is so close to the city but the setting makes it feel like you are miles away. The lodge is simple but inviting, with a wood burning stove for cold days and the hot tub – as well as it’s own sauna.
Towels and bedding are included, as well as the other essentials you might need. During your stay you are welcome to walk around the farm and fields and immerse yourself in the Scottish countryside.
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Right in the heart of Edinburgh, Ninety Queensferry is an amazing find. Not only does it have an outdoor hot tub, it has private parking for up to 5 cars which can be very hard to come by in Edinburgh. It is an ultra modern house, with easy bus links to Princes Street (6 minutes) and the airport (15 minutes).
With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms there is plenty space to stay with friends, or even another family. A games room with a pool table will keep your entertained if you choose not to go out, and the garden has plenty space for children to have a run around. The house has all the essential amenities to make it an ideal spot for a city break.
The Lily Pod
40 minutes north of Aberdeen you find The Lily Pod nestled in the countryside. A Romany style glamping pod gives a unique and cosy place to stay when you want a break from the world. There is a bedroom pod and separate bathroom pod, and an open fire outside for toasting marshmallows before jumping in to the hot tub. Glamping with a hot tub is really taking this up a notch!
The site is accessible by bus to Cruden Bay which is well known for its beach if you fancy a day by the sea. It is also just 10 minutes to Peterhead and 15 minutes from Ellon.
Towels and bedding are included, as is wifi and TV if you find the weather isn’t in your favour.
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Outside of Aberdeen along Royal Deeside is Gairncliffe, a beautifully renovated cottage. The house is luxurious yet maintains a homely feel and has everything you would need. Perfect for families with a highchair and travel cot if you’re travelling with babies, and with gorgeous views wherever you look. A walk along the footpath next to the river takes you to Ballater in around 20 minutes.
There are cycles paths and walks all around for you to enjoy the Aberdeenshire countryside, or simply stay at home and relax in the hot tub. There are 3 bedrooms, but using a sofa bed you can accommodate 8 people if needed. A fireplace, wifi, towels and bedding complete the facilities.
If you are looking for a romantic getaway then just outside Pitlochry is the spa themed Retreat Cabin. The hot tub is located on the patio under a canopy, so even on a rainy night you can sit out and listen to it fall around you. Next to the hot tub you will find a private sauna for your sole use during your stay.
Inside the property there is an open plan kitchen, living and dining space, 1 bedroom with king size bed and an en suite wet room. If you fancy getting out then the nearest pub is just 1 mile away, and you are 2 miles from the centre of Pitlochry. Taxi’s are available but due to the remote location it is advised that they are booked in advance.
If you’re looking for contemporary accommodation in rural Scotland then Woodend Barn should definitely be considered. It offers a modern open plan living space and 2 bedrooms, one with an en suite. A travel cot and hire chair, along with large enclosed lawn space make it ideal for families. A BBQ, bike store and parking for 2 cars are worth noting – as well as the hot tub.
Crieff, Perth and Stirling are all a short drive away, or if you prefer you can use the local railway station to access Edinburgh or Glasgow for the day. Gleneagles golf course and Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre are both nearby – depending on the kind of trip you are looking to have.
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