Ahh, holidays. Whether they’re warm, cold, last a fortnight or just a weekend, escaping is the aim of the game. All you need? A few bags and a lodge in Hampshire with a hot tub, so you can soak away your daily adventures.
But any old holiday lodge in Hampshire won’t do. You want the best. You want the kind of lodge you’ll be delighted to return to after a day on your feet, and enjoy the perfect hot tub break.
That’s where this guide to the best lodges in Hampshire comes in - consider it a cheat sheet to an epic break. We’ve included our pick of the best hot tub lodges and an in-depth holiday guide covering all the best things to see and do in Hampshire, creating the perfect getaway.
Our favourite hot tub lodge in Hampshire is Rooksbridge Barn, a beautiful 5* barn conversion with a wood-fired hot tub and a heated gazebo. We picked it after comparing reviews, prices and local amenities of 100s of lodges in Hampshire. And to do that, we used sites like Holiday Cottages, Expedia, Log Cabin Guide, Hampshire Cottages and Booking.com
Rooksbridge Barn is a character lodge with vaulted ceilings, exposed internal brickwork, a wood-burning stove and landscaped gardens. This is a place where you can spend time and relax rather than just use it as a base for your adventures.
The lodge is in the village of Burridge, a small village in the south of Hampshire and a short stroll from the River Hamble. It offers a private location surrounded by fields and woodland with extensive gardens. It’s peaceful, quiet and away from roads.
Rooksbridge Barn sleeps 4 people with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. 2 dogs are allowed with dogs charged at £20 each per full or part week.
If you want to stay in a beautiful location with luxury living standards, then Rooksbridge Barn is the hot tub lodge for you.
Rooksbridge Barn is a beautiful pet-friendly barn conversion with an enclosed garden, off-road parking, a heated gazebo for romantic evenings and a private hot tub. The hot tub is wood-fired, and logs are included during your stay.
The accommodation is all on one floor with open-plan living. The lounge and dining space come together for fun-packed evenings. Or perhaps you’d like to eat outside, where you’ll find a large patio area with seating and a heated gazebo.
Rooksbridge Barn has so many great amenities, including:
The lodge is nestled away into a private location surrounded by fields and woodland. The owner’s property is located nearby but that’s the only other property. Botley and Park Gate are nearby for day to day amenities.
The village of Burridge is a quaint place with very little traffic. Just a short drive will take you to Southampton or Portsmouth. Nearby, you’ll also find Beacon Hill National Nature Reserve, which offers up beautiful views across the valley.
2 dogs are welcome at Rooksbridge Barn and your four-legged friend will love the amount of space on offer. It’s a perfect retreat and getaway for everyone.
Rooksbridge Barn will make your break in Hampshire extra special with luxury accommodation and a brilliant location for accessing local beauty spots. Everything about it, from the grounds to the amenities, oozes class.
Our favourite feature of Rooksbridge Barn is the outdoor space you get. The garden is big enough to kick a football around and it’s surrounded by woodland and fields. You feel like you’re in your own little private part of the world.
Should the weather take a turn for the worse, there’s a fully lit and heated gazebo or you can head indoors. There’s Wi-Fi, Sky TV, a wood burner and a Nespresso coffee machine so you can snuggle up on the sofa and watch a movie at night.
We recommend Rooksbridge Barn for romantic and couples getaways. The two double bedrooms both have en-suites and there’s a separate shower room. All you need to bring is food, or you can head into Botley and Park Gate for a few groceries.
You could easily spend a whole day exploring Burridge and the grounds of Rooksbridge Barn. The lodge is a short stroll from the River Hamble, the Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve and the Curbridge Nature Reserve (all are less than 5 minutes away on foot).
If you like walking and hiking, Beacon Hill National Nature Reserve is only 20-minutes away by car and Chichester Harbour (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is only 35 minutes away by car. You could also pop on a boat to the Isle of Wight, which offers a great day out when the weather’s fine (be sure to visit the stunning Hamstead Heritage Coast).
Here are some of the best things to see and do in Hampshire:
Rooksbridge Barn is in a great location to access all these attractions. For example, it’s 30-minutes away from Winchester Cathedral by car and 45 minutes from Highclere Castle. The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (our favourite attraction because it contains so many historic ships including HMS Victory) is just 20 minutes away by car.
Hampshire is home to some of the most picturesque villages in southern England. Hot tub lodges can be found in many of these villages, offering everything from woodland retreats to country escapes and seaside adventures.
These are our favourite towns and villages in Hampshire with hot tub lodges:
Many of these villages are worth a visit if you have time. Buriton is one of our favourites for a day out. Local attractions include the Old Winchester Hill Iron Age Fort, the medieval St Mary's church, and some of the best hiking trails you’ll find in Hampshire.
Whatever the case, Hampshire has plenty of lodges to choose from, including:
There’s no shortage of hot tub lodges in Hampshire to choose from and there are lodges for every budget. Our pick of the bunch, Rooksbridge Barn, sits in the middle in terms of pricing but offers 5* luxury accommodation.
You should book a hot tub lodge break in Hampshire because it offers up the perfect blend of coast, country and city. It’s blessed with two National Parks and is home to three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These include:
If you love being outdoors and exploring interesting areas, Hampshire offers up multiple treats right on your doorstep. In addition to the attractions listed above, you can also visit the Beacon Hill National Nature Reserve. Pack a blanket and a picnic and you’ll feel right at home in one of England’s most beautiful reserves.
Hampshire has miles of coastline to explore, and the Isle of Wight is a boat ride away, situated just 4 miles off the Hampshire coast. If you head across the pond, check out Ryde if you love beaches and Shanklin if you love walking.
For lovers of history, Hampshire has notable archaeology and many notable historic buildings, including Winchester Cathedral, Portchester Castle, Jane Austen’s House, Fort Nelson, Highclere Castle, Titchfield Abbey and Palace House. Our favourite historical place is Mottisfont, a priory established in 1201 now managed by the National Trust.
There’s no shortage of things to do in Hampshire. Here are some ideas to whet your appetite:
Winchester Cathedral has the largest length of any Gothic cathedral in the world. The cathedral was founded in 642 and has been in use through Norman and Gothic periods. It offers a great day out for history buffs and lovers of architecture.
Highclere Castle is where they film Downton Abbey. The castle you see today was built in 1679 with extensive renovations carried out in the 1840s. The original site was recorded in the Domesday Book with the first historical record dating back to 749.
The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to many historical Royal Navy ships, including HMS Victory, The Mary Rose and HMS Warrior 1860. All the ships are perfectly preserved, giving you a glimpse into the golden era of naval warfare.
Looking for a few more ideas for things to do in Hampshire? You can also find lots of free things to do at Visit Hampshire.