If you’re planning to book a hot tub break in Northumberland, but don’t know the type of accommodation you want, where the best places to stay are, or what to do when you get there, this guide is for you. Below, we’ll cover destinations, things to do, and our favourite lodge with a hot tub in Northumberland.
Northumberland is about as north as you’ll go on your hot tub holiday, without breaking into Scotland. But booking in Northumberland means you’ll also have easy access to the likes of County Durham, as well as Tyne and Wear.
There’s plenty on offer here. You’ll have access to local festivals, cultural events, well known UK attractions, not to mention the dozens of traditional pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Wanting to embrace culture and the outdoors by getting involved with everything from music festivals to cycling and surfing? Northumberland is the place to go on your hot tub holiday!
Picking the best hot tub getaway destinations isn’t exactly easy, given there’s so many options. For instance, when we searched across all the most popular lodge and cottage booking websites, we then had a list of over 200 properties to choose from.
But don’t worry, we’ve done our research, so that you don’t have to. We’ve read blogs and leading property booking websites like Holiday Cottages, Expedia, Booking.com, Sykes Cottages and more. We read their detailed descriptions, reviews from people that had been to these properties on a hot tub holiday, and compared prices.
Using all of the above, as well as shortlisting the most popular holiday destinations in Northumberland, we were able to come up with our top pick below.
If you’re looking for a hot tub lodge in Northumberland that borders the national park, and has room for up to 4 guests, we’d suggest Thornbrae Lodge (rated 5 stars from reviews on Holiday Cottages).
Situated in the small town of Alnwick, you’re within a short distance of Alnwick Gardens and Castle, close to Bamburgh, Warkworth, Chillingham and Dunstanburgh and of course, right next to all the beauty that the Northumberland Coast has to offer.
Thornbrae hot tub lodge is suitable for families, small groups and couples looking for a weekend or short break with a private hot tub, alongside exploring the outdoors. Walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts flock here in their thousands to absorb the various scenic locations that Northumbria has to offer.
Thornbrae self catering hot tub lodge is one of the best we found in Northumberland. And, that’s not just to do with it’s excellent reviews and competitive pricing. The facilities on offer here, combined with its location (plenty of things to see and do in the local area) are what made us choose this hot tub lodge over any other.
Here’s what you should expect when you book your hot tub holiday at Thornbrae lodge.
So, obviously you get the all important private hot tub, but this lodge has a few cheeky bonuses you won’t find at other hot tub lodges, as it’s part of a communal complex of houses, cottages and lodges. You’ll also have access to communal:
Thornbrae hot tub lodge is a luxury property in it’s own right, with a tonne of facilities, including a private hot tub. But, the addition of a shared BBQ, outdoor area, sauna and play area really sets it apart from the rest of the hot tub holiday accommodation we reviewed.
Better still, the lodge is situated close to the Northumberland Coast, so your beach days are just a stone’s throw away. Days out are aplenty, but within walking distance, the vibrant town of Alnwick provides a huge array of shops, cafes, bars and traditional pubs.
Whether you’re here to visit the historic castle in Alnwick, or looking for a secluded romantic hot tub retreat, Thornbrae lodge is the perfect place to book.
Looking for local villages to visit? We’d suggest heading to the likes of Alnmouth, Craster and Amble. Or for a quick day out for all the family? We’d suggest a boat trip, and for that you’ll want to head to Lindisfarne or the Farne Islands.
Thornbrae hot tub lodge puts you in the perfect spot to explore the Northumberland National Park, but the Northumberland coastline too. Whether you’re looking to get outdoors daily, go and see local attractions with the kids, or just for a simple stroll in the countryside, this is one of the most idyllic hot tub retreat locations we could find.
Here are some great things to see and do in the local area:
Whether you’re looking to explore the Northumberland coastline, or the National Park, you’re not going to be short of things to do here. And, whilst we’ve uncovered our pick for the best hot tub holiday lodge here, this might not be the most suitable accommodation type, or location, for your groups.
But don’t worry, as there are plenty of other hot tub lodges, cottages and houses to explore. We found plenty including:
If you already know the type and size of accommodation you need, maybe you’re not sure exactly where to stay? Well, here are some of our favourite places to visit in Northumberland:
Ready to book up your hot to break in Northumberland, and want to start planning the things to see and do there? No problem. We’ve uncovered some of the most popular things to do in Northumbria, based on reviews of holidaymakers, just like you!
Northumberland is home to some of the UK’s best beaches (yes, really). And among the very best, is Warkworth beach.
Compared with many in the Northumberland, and certainly in the UK, it’s certainly one of the most understated, and often overlooked. That’s good for people on a hot tub break like us, because it means it doesn’t get as busy as others.
It sits on the edge of Warkworth village, which is between Amble Breakwater and Birling Carrs.
Whether it’s a relaxing day building sandcastles and soaking up the rays, or a quick visit to the surf school, Warkworth Beach is worth a visit.
Looking to combine the outdoors, nature and a boat trip? You need to book a Puffin watching trip.
The best place to go to see Puffins off the coast of Northumberland, is The Farne Islands. Depending on the season, you’ll be able to see up to 23 different species. And, this is one of the biggest UK colonies, with over 80,000 birds nesting here each year.
As an additional bonus, it’s also a site where grey seals breed. In a typical autumn, approximately 2,000 pups are born.
Looking to plan a trip to The Farne Islands and want to make the most out of it? We’d recommend visiting the National Tourism Agency’s website covering Northumberland, to help you plan your boat trip.
It might be an island, but to get to Holy Island, you won’t need to book a boat trip. It’s one of the few Islands in the UK that are linked to the mainland via a small causeway. But remember, it’s only possible to access Holy Island at low tide.
It’s definitely a different day out; you’ll be able to combine sea views, with castle exploration, plus a visit to a local village shop or two. A perfect thing for hot tub holiday makers of all ages to do while they’re in Northumberland!