9 Weekend Breaks in the Lake District with a Hot Tub

1 & 2 Night Short Breaks in the Lakes 

Year by year the Lake District is becoming more and more popular a destination for people wanting short weekend breaks away whether it be for the family or just you and your other half. There are a huge range of activities and beautiful sights to take in found in this beautiful part of the UK.

Alongside this what is important is picking your perfect cottage or log cabin. We are going to look through 9 places you should consider staying when planning your trip to the Lake District, all of which come with their own private complimentary hot tub. We’ll also be looking at what you should be getting up to whilst enjoying your short break to make the most out of your time in the Lake District.

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Key Features

Our Rating

Price

​Calthwaite Hall Lodges

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Private hot tub
  • Pet friendly
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    Double bedrooms

3.5 out of 4

​Hillcroft Park

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • close to a Lake
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    Pet friendly

3.5 out of 4

​Whitbarrow

  • Sleeps 4 to 8
  • Private hot tub
  • Many amenities
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    10 miles near Keswick

3.5 out of 4

Port Haverigg Village

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • 3 mile beach
  • Pet Friendly
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    Restaurant and bar

3.5 out of 4

​Bluebell Cottage

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Patio with hot tub
  • Open fire
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    Beautiful views

3.5 out of 4

​Damson Barn

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Private hot tub
  • Underfloor heating
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    Next to a family farm

3.5 out of 4

​Speight Cottage

  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Sleeps 2 people
  • Pet friendly
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    close to the Lakes

3.5 out of 4

​Primrose Cottage

  • Private hot tub
  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Underfloor heating
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    Beautiful views

3.5 out of 4

​Reflection

  • Private hot tub
  • Sleeps 2
  • Underfloor heating
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    Very close to Keswick

3.5 out of 4


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Calthwaite Hall Lodges
Calthwaite, Nr Penrith , Cumbria

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


This first recommended place you should stay during your mini break consists of 4 lovely log cabin lodges called Dexter, Avondale, Aspen and Brackenburgh. The price of these range based on a 2 night weekend break costs from £406.00 to £459.00. Of course each of these lodges come complete with a hot tub and all of them are pet friendly making it the perfect place for your short break. Hoseasons also allow you to start off your planning process by securing your reservation with just a £25 deposit for a weekend.

Key Features

  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • Private hot tub
  • Pet friendly
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    Each of the lodges have spacious double bedrooms

What makes it a top pick


Calthwaite has a range of cottages for you to choose from each with their own private lawns and outdoor hot tubs so you’ve plenty of choice when it comes to picking your lodge for your mini break.

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Hillcroft Park
Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, Cumbria

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


These beautiful log cabin lodges are located very near to the beautiful Lake Ullswater with perfect sights to go alongside your short break. This accommodation has won awards previously and is perfect for families and couples alike. There a range of activities to fill up your weekend break with such as fishing, golf and a range of water sports. As well as having a host of beautiful scenery just a short walk away these lodges also have all the home comforts you’re used to such as a flat screen TV complete with a DVD Player.

Key Features

  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • Perfect for a mini weekend
  • Very close to the beautiful Lake Ullswater
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    Pet friendly include dog packages consisting of a dog bed, food and water bowls

What makes it a top pick


There are a total of three lodges to choose from at Hillcroft Park each with an outdoor hot tub, each being pet friendly and each sleeping up to 4 people as well as having a range of activities for you to choose from making it the perfect accommodation for your weekend break or short break whether you’re taking the family or there’s just the two of you.

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Whitbarrow
Berrier, Nr Penrith , Cumbria

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


These beautiful cottages are perfect for your mini break to the Lake District. There a range of cottages to choose from with some sleeping 4 and some sleeping up to 8 so if you’ve a big family then it’s ideal for you all. As well as each of the cottages having a hot tub, there are also facilities on site such as a Jacuzzi, a sauna, pitch and putt, restaurants and much more. There are also a host of views to go out and experience and the cottages are perfectly located for you to make the most out of your mini break.

Key Features

  • Sleeps from 4 to 8 people
  • Each cottage has its own hot tub
  • Many amenities to ensure your every need is catered for over the weekend
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    10 miles from the nearby cottage of Keswick

What makes it a top pick


As well as having many facilities on site there are also lodges and apartments to choose from as well as the cottages making sure you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting your home for your weekend break in the Lake District with all of the lodges being pet-friendly.

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Port Haverigg Holiday Village
Aspatria , Cumbria

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


This beautiful holiday village has a bit of everything, from lakes to beaches to luxury accommodation. There are a range of lodges to choose from including a Marina Retreat VIP lodge which is perfect for if you and the family are celebrating a special occasion during your short break or weekend break away in the Lake District. Each of the lodges also comes with its private hot tub perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring the natural beauty that the Lake District and Furniss Coast has to offer.

Key Features

  • Sleeps up to 6 people
  • Pet friendly (with the exception of the Marina Retreat VIP Lodge)
  • 3 mile beach, lakes and water sports just a stones throw away
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    Restaurant and bar facilities on-site

What makes it a top pick


There is one style of lodge that is offered here at the Porth Haverigg Holiday Village. However the host of beautiful scenery that is nearby makes it perfect for your mini break or weekend away in the Lake District. And with prices starting from £355 for an entire week you’re getting value for money as well.

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Bluebell Cottage
Aldingham, Cumbria & The Lake District

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


These beautiful holiday cottages are located just 6 miles from Ulverston. There are four cottages to choose from at this retreat giving you plenty of choice when choosing your accommodation for your short break or weekend in the Lake District. Each of the cottages come complete with underfloor heating as well as a private patio and hot tub making it the perfect place to unwind and relax after a busy day of exploring the local sites.

Key Features

  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • Private patio complete with hot tub
  • Open fire and underfloor heating
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    Close to the Furness Peninsula offering beautiful views

What makes it a top pick


Bluebell cottages are great value for money when choosing where to stay for your weekend break or mini break away in the Lake District with 2 nights typically costing from around £392. It is also close to many places popular amongst visitors such as the villages of Baycliff and Bardsea and also the Manjushi temple if you want to explore and learn about different cultures.

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Damson Barn
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


This accommodation was previously a barn that underwent a beautiful conversion being close to Kirkby Lonsdale. Of course this includes your very own private hot tub on a secluded balcony. It also comes with underfloor heating which makes it a perfect cost retreat for them cold winter nights during your mini break in the Lake District.

Key Features

  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • Outdoor patio complete with private hot tub
  • Underfloor heating
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    Next to a family friendly working farm

What makes it a top pick


Damson Barn is perfect value for money when it comes to looking for the perfect place to stay during your weekend or short break away in the Lake District with two nights costing from £488. Sykes Cottages also lets you get the ball rolling with the facility to reserve a booking with a deposit of just £20.

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Speight Cottage
Sedbergh, Cumbria & The Lake District

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


This beautiful cottage is set along the shores of the beautiful River Rawthay and is located around a mile away from Sedburgh. It offers value for money for your mini or weekend break away in the Lake District with 2 nights typically costing from around £364 with you being able to book now by putting down a £20 deposit. It’s also located in the grounds of the owners’ farmhouse.

Key Features

  • Sleeps 2 people
  • Pet friendly
  • Stylish out door hot tub
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    Very close to the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District

What makes it a top pick


Speight Cottage is located in the perfect place for those of you who want to explore the local places of interest such as Fairfield Mill, Dent, Devils Bridge and Ruskin’s view. As well as this the cottage has a cosy and discrete feel with a modern kitchen and wood burning stove making it the perfect getaway retreat for your short weekend in the Lake District.

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Primrose Cottage
Aldingham, Cumbria & The Lake District

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Also located near to the town of Ulverston, these beautiful holiday log cabins and cottages sit in the heart of the Lake District making it perfect for seeing all the sights that the Lakes have to offer during your short break. Each of the cottages you get to choose from here comes with its own outdoor hot tub and built in underfloor heating perfect for making your evening cosy and warm after a long day exploring the beautiful views that the Lake District has offer during your weekend break away.

Key Features

  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • Private hot tub on outdoor patio
  • Underfloor heating
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    Beautiful views across Morecambe Bay

What makes it a top pick


Primrose Cottage also offers extremely good value for money with 2 nights for you and the family costing from just £392 with the opportunity to book now with just a £20 deposit for a weekend getaway.

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Reflection
Longtown, Cumbria & The Lake District

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


This beautiful accommodation is just 6 miles away from the romantic Scottish village of Gretna Green and also a short drive away from the Lake District National Park. With each of the lodges accommodating up to 2 people it is more suited for couples who want a romantic weekend break away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Key Features

  • Sleeps up to 2 people
  • Private hot tub
  • Underfloor heating
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    Very close to Keswick, Lake Ullswater and the Western Lake District

What makes it a top pick


Reflection is also a short drive away from Carlisle which has the perfect mix of restaurants, bars, shopping and historic cathedrals. It also offers couples value for money during their weekend break away with 2 nights costing from just £414.


Why the Lakes are perfect for mini-breaks

Visiting the Lake District is perfect for those of you wanting to avoid breaking the bank and long journeys to get to your destination. Not just this, but the Lakes are home to an array of beautiful landscapes, historic sites and beautiful lakes which make the perfect time killer for your short break in the Lakes. The coastal towns also have beautiful beaches as well as most of the accommodations we’ve reviewed today being pet friendly meaning you can take the family and your furry friends to make the most of it.


5 Must-Do’s on your weekend break

  • Have a dip in your luxurious outdoor hot tub to unwind after a busy day before enjoying a bit of TV in your log cabin
  • Watch the sunset along one of the many beautiful romantic lakes including Lake Ullswater and the River Rawthay
  • Visit one of multiple of the many castles locating in the Lake District and engage in some local history
  • Make the most of local activities on offer from water sports down the beautiful Lakes, local wildlife retreats and much more
  • Make the most out of exploring the beautiful views, sunrises and sunsets by capturing a picture of the moment to remind you of your wonderful weekend break

Why there aren’t many 1 night stays available

There are a multitude of reasons as to why one night stays aren’t particular common, especially amongst the log cabins, cottages and apartments that we’ve reviewed today. This is not only due to financial reasons having to do a lot of housekeeping and turnarounds therefore taking up employees time but also that a single night stay just won’t allow you to make the most out of your mini break and you also won’t have enough time to enjoy any of the facilities or amenities that your hosts might be offering.


Why there aren’t many 2 night stays available

As well as one night stays not being too commonly offered, this is also the same with two night stays. However each of the accommodations we’ve reviewed offers these for those of you wanting a weekend break and nothing any longer. Having a two night stay however to an extent is enough time to explore the local attractions and make the most of the facilities and your log cabin.


Why short breaks are becoming popular

These types of mini breaks are rising in popularity for quite a few reasons. Firstly in the modern day more and more people have busier and more chaotic lives so they find it hard to get a whole week off at a convenient time, especially during the summer and around public holidays where there might be more of a struggle to get the lodge or mini break that you’ve been after. There’s not only this but people don’t want the hassle of having to spend hours both in the airport and on a plane before getting to their destination when there are breath-taking views on their own doorstep as well as cosy log cabins and a host of activities.


An ideal weekend itinerary in the Lakes for Couples

If you and your other half are planning on romantic short break in the Lake District there a few essentials that you need to make sure you do while you’re there to guarantee you’re getting the most out of your weekend break. This includes viewing the remarkable sunset from the safety and comfort of your own luxury outdoor hot tub, if you’re celebrating a special occasion such as a honeymoon or an engagement this can be accompanied by some champagne and chocolates to add to the ambience of the occasion. It’s also romantic to self-cater so that you can have a picnic be it on the beach or on the shores of the romantic Lakes before retreating to your log cabin in the evening for a relaxing hour or two in the hot tub.


An ideal short break itinerary for families and groups

If you’re a group of friends or taking the family for a mini break to the Lake District it’s guaranteed not to disappoint. There are huge range of places and accommodation to choose from depending upon what you want from your short break. Certain retreats will offer a host of activities such as water sports, clay pigeon shooting, fencing, quad biking and many more activities, as well many being close to rural towns so that you and the family can enjoy the local cuisine or sample some of the local ales and then relaxing in your hot tub in the evening outside your cosy log cabin.


Final Thoughts

The Lake District is the perfect place for a short break, whether you’re groups of friends, a family or a couple looking a romantic mini break accompanied by break taking sunsets from the comfort of your outdoor hot tub. Many of these log cabins come at more than affordable prices meaning you’re getting great value for money.

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