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With wide expanses of glorious countryside, Cumbria and the Lake District is a fantastic place to enjoy a relaxing lodge break in your own private hot tub. With gorgeous views and plenty of days out and adventure to be had.
A staggering 15 million people visit the Lake District each year to take in the natural beauty and enjoy time away from home. A lodge holiday is a more peaceful alternative to booking into a busy hotel and allows you the flexibility you would expect from a self-catering getaway.
Cumbria is a beautiful area and the jewel in the crown is the Lake District National Park where you can enjoy numerous outdoor activities and water sports. The area also has many family attractions including Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top farmhouse near Sawrey and Lakes Aquarium in Ulverston which is both fun and educational for adults and kids alike.
Thanet Well Lodges provide a luxurious base for your stay with incredible views of Carrock Fell. This holiday park is surrounded by rural beauty and gives you easy access to the Lakes. There are a wide variety of activities to enjoy from the more adventurous such as hang-gliding to mountain biking and walking.
Avon Wood Lodges are another fantastic option if you’re looking to travel to The Lakes. Set in a small and intimate holiday park these lodges have a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. Scattered among some glorious natural woodland you will be perfectly located to explore or you may prefer to simply relax in your own private hot tub.
With market towns scattered in the surrounding area you can enjoy some fun days out. The Ambleside lodge is particularly popular with couples looking for a romantic log cabin break, offering you a private hot tub with a luxurious and spacious double bedroom.
Depending on when you take your lodge break, Cumbria can offer up some very rainy days. It’s part of the charm of going to the lakes. While you can always enjoy your hot tub and those dark skies, there are lots of good reasons to venture away from your cabin and see the incredible scenery on offer.
Cumbria is a county in the North-West of England and home to the National Park. The area boasts 30 miles of mountainous area, beautiful lakes and market towns that are very popular with tourists from around the world. Cumbria is home to some of the biggest lakes in the country as well as England’s tallest mountain. A great base for exploring the area, and a good location for your next short break with family, friends or your partner, Cumbria is a beautiful part of the UK.
Take a boat trip – Taking a boat trip on your lodge break is an easygoing adventure all the family will enjoy. There are plenty to choose from including Windemere Lake Cruises, Keswick Launch, Ullswater Steamers and the Coniston Launch. A boat ride is fun for the whole family and a great way to get some unique views of the Lakes. With beautiful views of the cottages lining the lakes.
Scafell Pike is the tallest mountain in England and a must-visit when in the Cumbria. The climb to the top is only advised to experienced walkers. There are plenty of walking trails which visitors can join to explore the lower fells and soak up the views of the stunning mountainous area. There’s nothing quite like soaking in your hot tub after a day’s hike.
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway – Step onboard a locomotive and enjoy a train journey through the beautiful rugged mountains and parallel to stunning lakes for unforgettable views. You’ll also be able to take advantage of the station facilities including the tearoom, gift shop, engine shed, playground and picnic area for the ultimate day out!
Derwent Pencil Museum – in Keswick is an excellent museum suitable for all ages. This is actually a great day out during your hot tub holiday. Home to the very first pencil, visitors can explore the history of the pencil, see pencils from WW2, one of the largest colouring pencils in the world, miniature sculptures and much more. There are also free art classes, events, kids’ classes, a gift shop and café. A fun activity at any time of year, especially on a rainy day.
World of Beatrix Potter – Located in Bowness-on-Windemere, the World of Beatrix Potter attraction is perfect for the whole family. Explore the exhibition where Beatrix Potter stories come to life with characters from the books. There is also a café and gift shop so you can take a Beatrix Potter souvenir home with you. A good dayout especially if you get rain and need something indoors while visiting Cumbria.
If it’s your first lodge break, here are some quick FAQs to make your stay a comfortable one and help you avoid any issues.
Onsite parking is a massive plus point to booking a hot tub lodge compared to a hotel! Your lodge will have at least one parking spot that’s for your use during your stay. Unlike Center Parcs, you don’t have to move your car once you’ve arrived. Just unload your goodies and head for the hot tub!
As far as the lodge rules go, the majority don’t have a problem with children using the hot tub but it’s worth checking before you book your holiday to check there are no special rules that say kids can’t use it. 99% don’t have any special rules but it’s worth checking.
It’s not recommended that children under 5 years use a hot tub and even kids older than that might struggle with the heat. Hot tubs do cool down fast once the lid is off, and you can lower the temperature permanently during your break to something cooler than the default once you arrive at the lodge.
And a warning: don’t leave children of any age in the hot tub unattended.
It’s not recommended that you use a hot tub if you’re pregnant.
When visiting Cumbria, it is important to pack appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather, as well as any necessary items for any planned activities. Here is a list of suggested items to pack:
You can expect your lodge owners to empty and clean your hot tub for you prior to your arrival. This is normally done at around 10am as it takes a full day for the hot tub to reach that peak temperature when guests arrive. If in doubt, get in touch with the lodge provider or ask us here and we’ll be happy to help.
In all honesty, it’s likely to rain while you’re in Cumbria! I’ve visited the area all year round and rain comes part and parcel with a hot tub break there and should not put you off from visiting the area. Showers often pass and there are many indoor activities to take part in.