Flee the frantic festive preparations on a relaxing hot tub breakwith Premier Cottages
Hot tubs are synonymous with relaxation and the frantic festive lead up provides the perfect excuse to book a cottage stay with one. Premier Cottages’ collection features over 200 properties that offer a slice of hot tub heaven those available for early December stays include:
Heather, Dannah Cottages, Derbyshire
Nestled in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, Dannah Cottages’ Heather Cottage is an adults’ only retreat with a Canadian Spa hot tub located on a secluded terrace.
From the dancing flames of the handcrafted tunnel fire-bowl to the squashy leather sofa, there’s everything needed here to relax and unwind. Upstairs there is a magnificent super king-size Morpheus bed, handcrafted with original beams from the lace market in Nottingham and a stylish bathroom with a double bath and huge shower cube with power shower.
Guests are welcomed with an array of treats from chocolate to wine chilling in the fridge, luxurious bathrobes and homemade bread. Those that choose to venture out have the Peak District National Park and the picturesque town of Kirk Ireton on the doorstep. A seven night stay for two adults starts from £1195 and a three-night weekend break from £595. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01773 550273) Images here
Little Fox Cottage, Pembrokeshire
A short drive to dozens of gorgeous beaches and just a ten-minute walk from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in the charming village of Herbrandston lies Little Fox Cottage. This super luxurious cottage is 200 years old and has been creatively renovated with guest’s every comfort in mind.
Highlights include an opulent 12ft sunken award-winning swim spa that’s kept at a toasty 40 degrees all year round, a heated outdoor shower plus built in barbeque and wood fired pizza oven. There’s also music and mood lighting systems. A seven night stay for six guests in Little Fox Cottage costs £1195 (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07831 266026)
Clock Farm House, Yorkshire
Clock Farm House in Yorkshire is a luxury five-bedroom property just minutes from the centre of York. After exploring the city’s Shambles or contemplating the magnificence of York Minster guests staying here can relax in their own Jacuzzi hydrotherapy hot tub. Heated to 38 degrees, it’s the perfect antidote to a day’s shopping.
The holiday home boasts two living rooms with a wood-burning stove, flat screen Freeview televisions, a Play Station and bay windows with garden and glorious countryside views. A three night stay in Clock Farm, which sleeps 10, costs £1700 arriving on 6th or 13th December (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07732 669759)
Hop Pickers Rural Retreats, Worcestershire
Hop Pickers Cabin is a picturesque dog-friendly secluded retreat in a peaceful location close to the river Teme near the Malvern Hills.
Hop Pickers Cabin nestles in a peaceful corner of an old orchard and looks out towards the Teme Valley. The luxury Cabin comes complete with a private hot tub, log burner a king-size bed and fluffy towels. Onsite facilities in the spacious grounds include a woodland walk with wildlife hide, tennis court and a characterful games room. Close to the properties are several National Trust and heritage sites including Croft Castle, Brockhampton, and Berrington Hall all with seasonal activities. There are pubs within walking distance as well as a choice of excellent restaurants nearby.
A three night stay in the Cabin for four arriving on 5th December costs £495, a three-night stay arriving on 16th December costs £595 and a three-night stay arriving on 19th costs £731.(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01886 833668) Images for the Cabin here.
Rivercatcher Log Cabins, Denbighshire
Perfectly designed for two, Rivercatcher’s four Scandi-style cabins feature wood burners, fully equipped kitchens, award-winning king-size beds and stunning glass-fronted apex windows which make the most of the green landscape.
After cosying up inside, guests can embrace the warmth outside while cooking alfresco on the wood-fired outdoor kitchen or soak under the stars in the hot tub within the sanctuary of the private deck.
As well as the great walks there’s a choice of country pubs within walking distance; plus the Michelin rated The Tyddyn Llan, and Palé Hall with its 3 AA Rosettes and Welsh Dining Room of the Year accolade, are also very close by. A week’s stay in log cabin Cwtch arriving 6th or 13th December is £712 and a three-night weekend break arriving 10th or 17th December is £534. Further stays are also available in log cabins Lagom, Hyggelig and Gezellig. (www.rivercatcher.co.uk 01490 440 498) Images here