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Whether you’re looking to get away for a weekend break, a fun-packed family holiday or trying to find that perfect luxury cabin for a group getaway, Gloucestershire is an amazing place to do it. Comprised of the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean and The Severn Vale, there’s a lot to take in on your stay.
There’s tons to see and do if you’re ready for some new experiences, or just want to unwind in that hot tub!
With a choice of quaint country pubs, crumbling abbots, markets and great places to eat, Gloucestershire is the perfect choice for a romantic log cabin break for couples looking to escape and spend some time together. The spa town of Cheltenham is also within easy reach.
If you’re looking for a lodge that has access to a fishing lake, there are a number of top properties in and around Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds that have perfect spots to unwind and in this fantastic rural location and enjoy the wildlife and idyllic setting.
Why should pets miss out on a holiday? Many of the private lodges with hot tubs we’ve featured here accept one or more dogs and there are many scenic walks that are perfect for canine friends to enjoy by your side.
Take a day trip to Gloucester, a bustling city with heaps of tourist attractions to investigate. Stop by the glorious Gloucester Cathedral, with Gothic architecture, glorious cloisters, and the stunning Great East Window. Explore below ground in the Eastgate Viewing Chamber, an underground site holding Roman remains and ancient city defences.
Discover Gloucester’s rich heritage at one of the many museums, including the Gloucester Life Museum which tells the story of the city’s own social history, or the Nature in Art museum found in the spectacular Georgian mansion, Wallsworth Hall.
One of Gloucestershire’s highlights is the Royal Forest of Dean, a magical space with an enchanting atmosphere. Enjoy the gentle walks through the woodland, with bike hire available for the cyclists.
We recommend you have an afternoon out at the stunning Cheltenham which was voted as the best place to Live in the South West by the Sunday Times. A unique blend of ancient and modern, there’s lots to do for couples and families with children. From high street shops to Michelin starred fine dining. Take part in the famous festival or take a day at the races. Plenty to see and do year-round.
If you prefer your adventures to go a little faster, head to Go Ape and fly through the forest on a zipline! The forest also contains a unique Sculpture Trail, with over twenty permanent installations dotted through this enchanting forest. Keep an eye out for the suspended stained-glass window, and the deer carved out of steel rod and wire.
For more of Gloucestershire’s natural beauty, visit the Severn Vale, with beautiful meadows, lush grasslands, and the longest river in Britain to explore.
If you’re an wildlife-lover, booking a hot tub break in this area means you have many nature reserves in the area you can visit- even if you’re just here for the weekend. Each has their own fascinating sites to discover and multiple treks to tackle.
For something a little different, head down to Puzzlewood, a fascinating maze of passageways running through the forest, with many interesting features to keep an eye out for.
The site has been used in several TV series’, and also hosts farm animals, an outdoor playground, and a café and gift shop to explore.
The area is just perfect for adventurers: have a go at stand-up paddle boarding on the Gloucester Docks, take to the slopes at Gloucester’s ski and snowboard centre, or head to The Warehouse, an indoor climbing and caving centre that was converted from an old Victorian warehouse.
Gloucestershire also boasts over forty-five festivals a year, including music, literature, science, history and more!
Gloucestershire has a wide selection of hot tub holiday homes for your choosing. Forest of Dean Lodges is a magical selection of holiday lodges set in the heart of the forest itself. There’s a variety of woodland activities, with ranger-led walks, adventure activities, and mountain bike hire so you can head off and explore the woods.
Ford Farm Lodges is just a twenty-minute drive to Gloucester. This peaceful and luxurious set of lodges is set amongst unspoilt country landscapes with a bubbling stream running along its grounds. Enjoy the tranquillity and wildlife in perfect scerenity.
We love the Kilcot Elite Spa lodge, a contemporary home with French doors, outdoor decking and a wood burning stove, and even underfloor heating to keep you toasty when you come in from your private hot tub! Croft Farm Water Park offers a selection of contemporary and stylish lodges amidst the glorious Cotswolds.
With an array of onsite amenities such as gym with sauna, beauty treatments at the spa, and the Lakeside café, bar and restaurant, you’ll have heaps to do at this fun-filled holiday park. Be sure to enjoy the wide variety of water sports, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle boarding for all you outdoor adventurers.