Find large houses to rent with a hot tub
Holmesfield, Bakewell / Sleeps 15
Book from £263 Per Night - This exceptional cottage sleeps 15 people in 5 bedrooms, with a mix of king-size doubles and twins and includes an open fire, hot tub, games room and enclosed garden.View property
Greta Bridge / Sleeps 20
Book from £244 Per Night - The property boasts 6 spacious bedrooms which can accommodate up to 20 guests. Enjoy your own private lands with a large garden, patio area for a BBQ and hot tub.View property
Burton Agnes / Sleeps 48
Book from £394 Per Night - The Blue Bell is a former hotel which sleeps up to 48 people in 17 bathrooms situated near Bridlington it is ideally located to explore the North Yorkshire coast.View property
Every hen party should be an amazing celebration that the bride-to-be will remember fondly for years to come. After months of wedding planning she will be looking forward to a stress-free break with her best friends and these properties with hot tubs for a girls weekend away are ideal.
Everyone has their own idea of what makes a good hen weekend away, pampering spa treatments, fun activities, or vibrant nightlife, these hen party cottages are fantastic because they are located close to all these things while being rural enough for everyone to relax, unwind before the big day.
Here are some extra special touches that will make your hen weekend one to remember.
Some of the lodges above offer this service but even if they don’t it can be relatively simple to organise catering for a special meal during your stay and after all who wants to spend their weekend of parting in the kitchen cooking for a large group.
This may seem like a real indulgence but is surprisingly affordable with prices starting from around £25 per person, not bad, for having a restaurant quality meal cooked and served at your hen party holiday cottage, you could even book some sexy waiters to complete the experience.
Another popular pastime on hen party weekends and a fantastic way to relax and have a good time especially for the bride who has been probably planning her big day for months on end.
Again, some of the large houses which welcome hen parties offer a range of spa and beauty treatments onsite while others will be able to recommend somewhere local and often offer discount vouchers. Many spas offer special hen packages, so you can enjoy lunch and a glass of bubbly while being pampered.
Some popular treatments include:
Day packages start from around £70 per person
(Note; these prices are approximate as cost depends on length of treatment and products used)
Spending time taking part in a fun activity as a group can be great fun and all the hen party lodges above are ideally located to take advantage of the fantastic outdoor or indoor pursuits nearby; from cookery courses, to Husky Hiking on the North York Moors, abseiling, white water rafting and climbing in the Peak District to all-year round skiing and snowboarding there is something to suit everyone and many of the providers offer group discounts so check before booking.
(Tip: check out Groupon and other coupon sites for some great local deals)
Here are a few more ideas:
Of course, everyone’s budget differs and not everyone can afford a weekend full of pamper treatments and paid activities but if you are staying at a lodge for hen parties there are plenty of things to make your stay perfect that cost little or nothing at all:
Getting married means becoming a proper grown-up so what could be better than getting all the girls together and enjoying a fun sleepover. Bring along some classic chick-flick movies on DVD fill the cupboards with chocolate, popcorn and ice-cream pull on those fleecy PJ’s, make some jugs of cocktails, perhaps play a few games and you have the perfect girly night in.
Murder mysteries are great fun, whether you hire a company to perform a full stage production, buy an online kit which has the characters, clues, rules etc or do you own, (there are tons of free online resources). Pick a theme, enjoy some nibbles, a few drinks and have fun discovering who committed the crime.
Click here to find out how to organise a murder mystery party.
Fancy Dress seems to have become obligatory for hen-dos but hiring or buying a costume can be an additional expense, however this activity will have the girls in stitches, ask everyone to bring a plain T-shirt and have all the glitter, sequins, lace, feathers, fabric paint and decorations ready, these can be easily and inexpensively sourced from bargain stores, eBay and craft stores. Put out some nibbles and drinks and let your imagination run wild. Once finished you can all get together for a group photo.
Many of the lodges above are in a peaceful rural location and while some have shops onsite or nearby they may not be open when you arrive or stock your favourite snacks. Strawberries, grapes and chocolates are all romantic nibbles you may enjoy. Perhaps even pack something for breakfast the following morning so you don’t need to get up and rush to the shop.
You don’t need to be posh to host a fab garden party and as all the locations above have lovely outdoor space it’s the ideal way to spend a sunny afternoon or evening especially as you have the added luxury of a heavenly outdoor hot tub to unwind in.
Ask everyone to bring some fancy cakes make some sandwiches or savoury snacks plus a few bottles of bubbly and you’re good to go.
If the party runs on into early evening why not make a big bowl of salad and toss some burgers or steaks onto the BBQ and play some tunes, sitting sipping cocktails, enjoying some games or relaxing on the Jacuzzi makes for a great evening, that won’t cost the earth.
This may seem more like a children’s game but it’s possible to tailor it to a hen party and it is a cheap and fun way to keep everyone occupied for a couple of hours.
All you need is a checklist for each guest which includes different objects to find, tasks to perform, photos to take of different situations or people.
There are tons of scavenger hunt ideas online so you can make it as tame or wild as you like, depending who's invited (remember the future mother-in-law might be there).
Food brings everyone together and a hen party is no different, so the chances are; you and the girls will be going out for a meal during your stay. It’s the ideal opportunity to let your hair down and catch up on all the gossip before a night out.
A good idea is to check everyone’s favourite cuisine before you go it’s no good going for an Indian or Mexican meal if the bride-to-be or half the group don’t like spicy food and a reservation is a must as some restaurants are unable to cater for larger groups.
Luckily all the recommended accommodation above are within driving distance of some excellent restaurants meaning whatever tickles your taste-buds you are sure to find something to suit everyone.
Do your research before you go; while there may be some local pubs nearby if you are looking for a vibrant nightlife you may have to travel a bit further, so it is advisable to book taxis, minibuses, limousines etc well in advance.
Don’t forget the headache tablets for the following morning, just in case of the dreaded hangover!
The perfect hen weekend is a chance to get together with the girls and have some fun before the big day and organisation is key to a successful hen party. Download some fun party games such as Mr and Mrs or drinking games before you go. Make sure you have pens and paper at the ready, take some CD’s or make up an appropriate playlist maybe even borrow someone’s Karaoke machine.
All the properties above are double-glazed and have full central heating meaning they can be enjoyed whatever the weather so pack your winter woollies or bikini’s and have an amazing weekend in some of the prettiest areas of the UK, with the added bonus of a decadent hot tub to sink into whenever you please.
Just imagine a day of activities, pampering or simply relaxing and enjoying the stunning views, a lovely meal and night out then a glass of bubbly together with your best pals in the rejuvenating bubbles. What more could you wish for!