Looking to book a lodge in Wales, but don’t know where to start? Our guide covers the best places in Wales to find a hot tub break, the things to do when you’re there, and we’ve also included our top pick for a holiday lodge in case you’re overwhelmed by the choice on offer.
Wales is one of the most popular staycation destinations in the UK. Whether you’re planning on visiting beauty spots in Snowdonia National Park, or the mountains of the Brecon Beacons, there are 100s of suitable lodges with hot tubs dotted throughout.
The problem is, with having so many options when it comes to which place to visit, and what type of accommodation to book? It’s hard to choose the actual best overall package for your hot tub holiday.
And, that’s why we’ve spent hours digging through the best accommodation that Wales has to offer, and listed only the very best.
You can jump over to our favourite hot tub lodge in Wales below. However, there’s plenty of other accommodation suitable for every type of group. Whether you’re looking for holiday cottages or lodges for big groups, or a cosy lodge with a romantic getaway, you’ll find it all in Wales.
Choosing your hot tub retreat isn’t exactly easy. When we started our research, we found over 300 cottages and lodges with hot tubs in Wales. Where do you start?
We started by reading descriptions, reviews from people that have visited, a list of what’s included, prices and more. And we did this via top accommodation websites including Holiday Cottages, Sykes Cottages, Booking.com, Expedia, Wales Lodge Guide, Tripadvisor and more.
From there, we were able to short list not just destinations in Wales, but also the very best lodges with hot tubs in those locations.
After that research, here is our top pick for those looking for the perfect Welsh hot tub break.
Llanbedr Felfre Shippon is a rustic lodge, situated in Narberth, West Wales. It sleeps 4, and is situated in quaint countryside, yet is only a stone’s throw from the likes of Oakwood, Folly Farm and Narberth.
And, you’ll be close to popular beach and coastal resorts too, with the likes of Tenby and Saundersfoot within a short drive. Or, if you prefer to go a bit further affield, The Gower with beaches such as LLangennith and Mumbles are popular choices for hot tub holidaymakers.
Llanbedr Felfre Shippon hot tub lodge in West Wales is suitable for families, romantic getaways, and small groups. And, like all the lodges featured as our favourites on Hot Tub Breakaway, Llanbedr Felfre Shippon comes with everything you’d expect from a self catering holiday cottage (and that little bit extra, too).
Here’s what you should expect when you book into Llanbedr Felfre Shippon in West Wales:
Llanbedr Felfre Shippon is a stylish semi-detached hot tub lodge situated in one of the most beautiful parts of West Wales; Pembrokeshire. Staying here gives you easy access to the best beaches and coastal walks in the UK, from the Pembrokeshire coast, down to Mumbles in The Gower, Swansea.
Expect the local village (Narberth) to be vibrant throughout the day and early evening, with galleries, eateries and museums there to entertain holidaymakers of all ages. And for those looking for an afternoon drive, the coastal retreats of Saundersfoot and Tenby are certainly worth a look.
A hot spot with walkers, the Pembrokeshire coast path (which boasts over 180 miles of beach walks), is one of the main reasons thousands of people looking for the perfect hot tub retreat end up choosing West Wales as their holiday destination.
And, at Llanbedr Felfre Shippon, you really do have some of the best countryside that Wales has to offer on your doorstep; 55 acres is on offer to explore. And, when your day is finished, you’ll be able to relax in the hot tub, and finish with a BBQ (provided on-site).
With this holiday lodge, you’ll have access to the best parts of the Welsh coast, historic towns and a range of attractions to suit every kind of group, and even couples looking for a romantic weekend away.
Some of the most popular places to visit locally include:
Your hot tub break in Wales is going to be packed full of things to do, both indoors and outdoors. But, if our top pick doesn’t suit you, what else should you be looking at? Well, there are hundreds of lodges with hot tubs in Wales, and there’s one to suit every group and budget, we came across some quality lodge breaks using specific search criteria, including:
The question is, where do you stay? Of all the destinations we researched, here are our top picks:
Whether you head North, South or West, Wales is the perfect place for a hot tub break for those that need to breakaway from the city, and incorporate a bit of the great outdoors into their holiday.
Whether that’s extreme sports, walking, surfing, hiking, biking, golf or fishing; Wales has it all. Looking for some inspiration, or a reason to book up in a certain location? Below we’ve listed some of our favourite things to do when on holiday in Wales.
If you’re a lover of walking or hiking, Pembrokeshire is where you should be booking your hot tub holiday. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path opened back in 1970, the first National Trail in Wales.
Visiting here, you’ll have access to over 180 miles of coastline, passing through 58 stunning UK beaches and 14 harbours. And, if at any point in your hike you fancy stopping at a country pub and prefer a lift back to your lodge, you’ll be able to use the Pembrokeshire coastal bus service, which operates alongside the whole of the coastal path.
Looking to plan a walk or hike along the Pembroke Coastal Path? We’d suggest heading over to this site, partly managed by Pembrokeshire Council.
Looking to scale the highest peak in South Wales? Pen-y-Fan - located in the Brecon Beacons - is where to need to be heading. A mountain so tough that the UK Special Forces use the terrain as part of the selection process every year.
Pen-y-Fan stands at 886 metres (over 2,900ft) tall, making it the tallest peak south of Cadair Idris (Snowdonia, North Wales).
Like many of the most beautiful places to visit in Wales, Pen-y-Fan and the area that surrounds it is owned by the National Trust. They’re constantly working to preserve the mountain, which is eroding due to the huge amount of footfall each year.
The Gower is a small peninsula in South Wales, which projects into the Bristol Channel, and is recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Gower is extremely popular with surfers, so is the perfect trip for surf junkies. But, if you’re a first timer, there are plenty of spots to rent boards, wet suits, and even get some lessons (we’d suggest Caswell Bay for beginners).
Looking for surf on your South Wales hot tub holiday? We suggest heading to Llangennith, Langland Bay and Caswell Bay. And, don’t forget to check surf casts to help plan your trip for the days with the best waves!