Lodges in the Lake District with Hot Tubs + Holiday Guide

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The Lake District is one of the UK’s holiday gems; a national park situated in Cumbria, north west England. Whether you’re looking for lakes in Kendal, or mountains, country inns and art galleries in Ambleside, The Lakes has it all, making it one of the best holiday lodge destinations in the UK. 

The Lake District is definitely outdoor orientated. So, much like Scotland, the choice of cottages, cabins and lodges with hot tubs is almost never ending. But, that’s not necessarily a good thing. That makes choosing a hot tub break incredibly difficult.

We’ve spent hours researching hot tub breaks in the Lake District (as well as going there on multiple occasions). From that we’ve been able to shortlist the best areas to start your search. And, we’ve also summarised our pick for the best hot tub lodge in The Lakes. 

You can jump right into our top pick below. But, if it doesn’t take your fancy? 

There are dozens of lodges in the Lake District to suit every group. Click here to find the best hot lodges The Lake District has to offer.

Cottages and you’ll find lodges with hot tubs suitable as family and group accommodation, perfect for weekend breaks, or even for golf and fishing trips.

Our Favourite Hot Tub Lodge in The Lake District

With dozens of different websites offering price comparisons, a range of different destinations in The Lakes and over 100 different holiday lodges with hot tubs to choose from, making a decision on which getaway to book isn’t exactly easy. But, we’re here to help. 

We’ve dug through dozens of listings on a range of holiday lodge websites, to find the best in the Lake District. We’ve checked prices, local amenities and reviews from holidaymakers on a range of websites including Tripadvisor, Booking.com, Hoseasons, Holiday Cottages, Sykes Cottages and Expedia.

After researching all the hot tub breaks available in the Lake District, here is our top pick.

Brackenburgh Lodge (near Penrith), Cumbria, Lake District

Looking for the perfect hot tub holiday in the Lake District? Brackenburgh Lodge gets our vote, part of the exclusive Calthwaite Hall estate.

This luxury lodge gives you the perfect chance to get away from the city, and relax with your own private hot tub. Yet, it’s within walking distance of the best local surroundings including estate gardens and of course, the all important local pub. And, you’ll have easy access to the best parts of the Lake District National Park, as well as being within driving distance of the Scottish border.

Brackenburgh is a 5 star self catering holiday lodge, sleeping up to 4 people. It’s dog friendly, so two of your four-legged friends will be able to join you on your hot tub break.

What You Need To Know About Brackenburgh Hot Tub Lodge

Brackenburgh is fully set up with everything you need for your hot tub holiday, as it’s a dedicated self catering lodge. And, that’s unlike some of the lodges we found where holidaymakers' reviews complained about basic property amenities being broken, or missing completely. 

Here’s what you can expect from Brackenburgh lodge:

  • Our favourite hot lodge The Lake District has to offer
  • Sleeps 4 (twin and king)
  • Master bedroom with ensuite, and separate bathroom
  • All the amenities you’d expect including: gas hob, electric oven, washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge and freezer
  • Smart TV
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Open decking area inclusive of seating and the all important BBQ
  • Within 3 miles of the local pub and shop
  • Toiletries
  • Dog friendly!

Brackenburgh Hot Tub Accommodation in Summary

Brackenburg works perfectly for families, or as group accommodation. But, it’s not ridiculously big like some of the lodges in the Lake District that suit 6-12 holidaymakers, so it’s perfect for those looking for a romantic retreat too. And, with the Lake District and Scottish borders on your doorstep, you won’t be short of things to do. 

You’ll have the best of what the Lake District has to offer, and right on your doorstep. That means the likes of Rheged Centre, which has something for all ages (soft play, pottery, shops, cafes and exhibitions). And there’s the likes of the Aira Force waterfalls, the Coast to Coast and Eden Valley which are suitable for walkers, hikers, climbers and bikers. 

And, if you’re looking for a drive out, we’d suggest heading to both Pooley Bridge and Ullswater Lake.

Brackenburgh Lodge Holiday Highlights

With this holiday lodge, you’ll have easy access to some of the best things to do in the Lake District, including the likes of:

  • Helvellyn Mountain
  • Lake Windermere
  • Aira Force
  • Hadrian's Wall
  • The World of Beatrix Potter

Top Hot Tub Lodge Locations in Lake District

From Hadrian’s Wall, to the Aira Force. Your hot tub break in the Lake District allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy days out both indoors and out. But, it’s not just our holiday lodge top pick that’s on offer. There are 100s of holiday lodges with hot tubs in the Lake District to suit every budget, including: 

  • Small budgets, as there are plenty of last minute breaks on offer
  • Dog friendly lodges
  • Quaint lodges ideal for that perfect romantic retreat
  • Group accommodation for bikers, hikers and climbers
  • Luxury accommodation sleeping 2-12 people.

Not sure where to stay in the Lake District and wanting some inspiration? The Lake District is home to some of the most beautiful parts of the UK, and here are some of our favourites:

  • Windermere
  • Ambleside
  • Coniston Water
  • Ullswater
  • Grasmere
  • Langdale Valley

Why Book a Hot Tub Lodge Break in the Lake District?

The Lake District is one of the most popular lodge holiday destinations in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. It has everything for everyone, from couples and small families, to large groups.

It has plenty of its own attractions, but is within a short drive to some of the best in Scotland too. And that includes crystal clear lake walks, mountain hikes, and forest trails. It’s the perfect place to make the most out of the outdoors.

Things to Do in the Lake District

Scafell Pike

If you’re looking for a hot tub break with the focal point being walking, hiking or climbing, the Lake District is the perfect destination; it’s home to the tallest peak in England, standing at a massive 978 metres (3,210ft). 

Having climbed Scafell Pike on multiple occasions, it’s definitely worth reading up on what to wear and what to take. Even the clearest of days can turn into cold, wet and windy ones. Coupling that with limited visibility and what was a sunny hike, can turn dangerous fairly quickly. 

If you want to scale Scafell Pike safely, we’d suggest checking out this quick guide produced by the National Trust. 


The Lake District earns its name, with 100s of impressive lakes both at mountain bases and on the way to mountain peaks. Pack a picnic, or, stop by at Windermere village where you’ll find country pubs, cafes and bakeries. 

If you’re going to spend an afternoon visiting a lake during your hot tub holiday, you might as well visit the biggest and the best; Lake Windermere. Windermere is the biggest in the Lake District (and England for that matter) at 1m wide, 220ft in depth and over 10 miles long. 

Blea Tarn

Whilst Lake Windermere is the most well known lake, Blea Tarn is one of the most beautiful. 

And, that’s because Tarn means “mountain lake”. And, whilst it’s not as big as Lake Windermere, it’s not exactly small either. At its deepest, it's over 200ft!

Hadrian's Wall

If you fancy coupling a country walk with seeing history, Hadrian’s Wall is a site worth visiting. Over 2,000 years ago, Romans built a wall that sits coast to coast, protecting troops in England, from tribes who were living in Scotland at the time. 

Hadrian’s Wall stretches over 70 miles, and is generally 8ft wide and 15ft foot high, with small castles at every “milestone”.