Holidays & Weekend Breaks: Find Luxury Hideaways in Essex with Private Hot Tubs

The most popular Essex log cabins and cottages. Relax, Rest, Enjoy!

A haven for tourists, boasting over 14,000 listed buildings, this south east county has castles, abbeys, amusement and theme parks, theatres, zoos, forests, and museums aplenty.

I fact, you will be spoilt for choice for things to do and see during your stay at a lodge with hot tub in Essex.

Located on the north-east edge of Greater London, getting around Essex will not be difficult as a large part of it lies within the London Commuter Belt.

That does not mean that you will feel part of the hustle and bustle of the city though, Essex only has one city and some parts are extremely rural and secluded, perfect for a relaxing break in a holiday home with your own private hot tub.

So, you have no excuse not to take the kids to that summer holiday you have postponed for so long, take your partner on a romantic break or just get away from the stresses of work and everyday life.

Everything you would expect from a hotel at a fraction of the cost with the added bonus of privacy and a relaxing Jacuzzi, so you can spend your evenings in the soothing warm water with or without a glass of bubbly in hand gazing at the stars. 

Luxury Lodges & Cabins in Essex

Check out the best cottages with hot tubs and Essex lodges; be it for a couple, family or group of friends, you are guaranteed to find "the one" and pack your suitcases because a hot tub break in Essex really does restore the soul!


Roydon Marina Village
​Roydon, Essex

  • Private hot tub
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bar/restaurant
  • Pet-Friendly

Warren Lodges
Woodham Walter, Maldon , Essex

  • Private hot tub
  • Nature trails and canal walks
  • golf
  • Children’s play area

Poppy Lodges
​Ufford near Woodbridge, Suffolk

  • Private hot tub
  • Rural location
  • Oil central heating
  • Wet room

Or maybe you prefer a luxury holiday cottage


Farthings
Colchester, Essex

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool

Sandy Ridge
Holland-on-Sea, Essex

  • Hot tub
  • Golf nearby
  • Sea View

Sea Shell House
Saham Hills near Swaffham, Norfolk

  • Private Hot tub
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio

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Relax and Enjoy a Break in Essex

Our recommended cottages and lodges with hot tubs cater for everyone, whether you are spending time with friends, planning the annual family holiday or want a dream romantic weekend for two you are guaranteed to find the perfect accommodation, we also have a selection of disabled access properties and pet friendly hot tub cottages too.

All our hand-picked properties are finished to exacting standards and offer all the comforts of home with modern conveniences and luxurious touches that make a holiday really special.

Hot tub breaks are not only for the summer either, with special offers and discounts a luxury lodge or cottage with hot tub is perfect for a winter break too.

So, bring the kids, bring the grandparents, bring along friends, even furry ones everyone will enjoy a hot tub holiday in this beautiful county.

About Holidays in Essex

Essex is a county in south east England well known for the famous reality show “The Only Way is Essex” while many may think this is a portrayal of the county there is so much more to the home to England’s oldest town.

Essex has more coastline than any other county of England with an impressive 350 miles of beaches, clifftop walks, bustling ports and secluded coves.

With an abundance of wildlife, fun family attractions and over 70% of its total area comprising stunning countryside dotted with windmills and pastel coloured thatched cottages Essex really does have all the ingredients for a fabulous hot tub break.

Whether you choose to relax in the tranquil surroundings or indulge in something more energetic Essex has something for all tastes and budgets whatever the weather.

Activities and Must-see Sights 

Families staying at a log cabin or cottage with hot tub in Essex will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the day’s activities. Whatever the time of year there is something for all ages to enjoy.

From golf, and pony-trekking, to paddle-boarding and boat trips, this picturesque county has so much to offer whether you are on a romantic hot tub break or family holiday and after fun-packed days what better way to relax than in the warm water of your indulgent hot tub feeling your cares melt away.

Below are a few of the attractions we think are well worth a visit during your stay at an Essex hot tub lodge.

Adventure Island

Located on Southend-on-Seas’ golden mile, this amusement park is a great family day out when staying at a lodge or cottage with hot tub in Essex
With 32 rides, including thrilling roller coasters and traditional rides there is plenty to do and see.

Discover marine-life from all over the world in 40 exciting displays at Sea Life Adventure, try to get a hole in one at Adventure Golf, or speed round the track in the Formula A1 Karting.

The indoor soft play is perfect for the little ones and with plenty of places to eat and drink you are guaranteed a fun day out.

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo opened in 1963 and is home to over 260 species of animals including; wolves, elephants, bears and tigers. Have you ever held a hissing cockroach or giant African snail? Well you can in the fascinating discovery centre,

Ride the lost Madagascar train or let the kids run wild in the adventure play areas and there’s no need to worry about the weather as there are plenty of undercover activities.

For a special occasion book one of the amazing animal experiences or be a keeper for the day. There is so much to do at this premier attraction you will be spoilt for choice.

Southend Pier

The longest pleasure pier in the world Southend Pier stretches over a mile into the Thames Estuary, it even has its own train to transport you to the end where you will find Southend Pier Museum, a popular cafe and some of the most breathtaking views you will ever see.

The Royal Pavillion boasts a variety of events throughout the year including exhibitions, concerts and plays while the 12-hole mini golf-course is loads of fun.

Don’t forget to pick up a postcard from the friendly visitor centre which you can have stamped and post in the pier’s official postbox. 

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

This garden sits on a 300-acre property in Chelmsford in the heart of Essex, one of four gardens that are run by the Royal Horticulture Society and one of the finest gardens in the East of England.

Set among rolling hills it offers beautiful views over the surrounding landscape, take a stroll through the enchanting woodland, enjoy a picnic, there is no better way to spend a warm summer's day.

A firm favourite is the Dry Garden which is home to a fantastic display of drought tolerant plants. The children will enjoy the Higgledy Hyde play tower and there is a well-stocked shop for plant-related gifts.

Colchester Castle

This Grade I listed building is renowned for having the largest surviving keep in Europe. One and a half times larger than the White Tower at the Tower of London.

Building began in the 11th century and the castle sits on the ruins of the Roman Temple of Claudius, with collections of Neolithic pottery, and the Fenwick Hoard, among others.

A visit here takes you on a journey through 2000 years of history with extraordinary interactive displays and hands-on exhibits have a go at steering a chariot or building a Norman archway before enjoying a bite to eat at the café.

Layer Marney Tower

A beautiful red-brick Tudor mansion, Layer Marney Tower has the tallest Tudor Gatehouse in England, and sits in extensive formal gardens and parkland, with superb views across the Blackwater Estuary.

Used as a film location for many films and regarded as one of the most haunted properties in the UK, the estate offers tours of the house where you can view the panelled rooms and long gallery.

However, the real selling point of Layer Marney Tower are the grounds, perfect for a leisurely stroll especially if you have brought the dog along and are staying at one of our selected pet-friendly hot tub lodges in Essex.

Boat Trips

You can’t be in the proximity of Britain’s most famous river without venturing on a boat trip.

Set sail from the lovely quay at Maldon for a wonderful sightseeing experience with lunch or dinner included for that extra special treat and don’t forget the camera as you sail past the RSPB reserve on Northey Island.

Take a leisurely cruise into the capital itself with an evening cruise to Canary Wharf and marvel at the beautifully lit Tower Bridge.

With pleasure cruisers, historic sailing boats and barges there are several ways to view the incredible wildlife and spectacular scenery of the Thames Estuary.

The Last Word

Magnificent beaches, picture postcard villages and fun family attractions are just some of the reasons Essex is a popular choice with families and couples wanting a hot tub break in south east England.

With a seemingly endless array of outdoor activities it is ideal for hot tub breaks for groups of friends and many of the towns boast top quality restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.

If you are looking for a rural retreat for two, no problem, our cosy romantic hot tub cottages offer guests the chance to relax in tranquil surroundings with the added delight of an inviting hot tub.

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