The most popular hot tub holidays in South West Scotland.
Imagine this. You are soaking in a hot tub, a glass of something cold in hand, the only sound you can hear; birdsong and perhaps the trickle of a nearby stream. Well imagine no longer, booking lodges with hot tubs in South West Scotland and make your holiday dreams a reality.
There are cabins and cottages for everyone, whether you are looking for a short romantic getaway or a full-on family adventure. Choose one of our pet-friendly lodges and you can even bring the family pet. Home to Robert Burns, Haggis, Scotch Whisky and some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, South West Scotland is a great place to make memories.
Check out the best lodges in the South West of Scotland; 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 South West Scotland really does restore the soul!
Glenluce / Sleeps 4
Overlooking Luce Bay, and with the charming village of Glenluce nearby, there are plenty of local pubs, restaurants and attractions for you to try.
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Girvan, Ayrshire / Sleeps 4
Surrounded by the fantastic South Ayrshire countryside, enjoy a selection of pubs, shops and golf courses, or even head into Glasgow or Edinburgh by train.
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The South West of Scotland has 200 miles of rolling hills, forests and coastline. For quality time with that special someone, find a lodge with its own hot tub to get into the romantic mood of the area, which is home to Gretna Green, a destination made famous by elopers tying the note.
Your furry friend will be made more than welcome in many of this area’s hot tub hideaways. The surrounding countryside with its dramatic coastline offers a wide variety of walks and trails, which are ideal for dogs. Edinburgh is renowned for being one of the most dog friendly cities in the UK.
The Annan River provides perfect fishing spots for dry fly angling for sea trout. Find a lodge or cabin with its own private hot tub close by to enjoy full days of fishing on the banks of the Annan where you might also see herons, buzzards or even a spotted flycatcher.
Our selection of the finest log cabins, cottages and lodges offer premium accommodation and provide the perfect base from which to explore the area.
All have generous outdoor space for al fresco living and a decadent hot tub perfect for those wanting to kick back and relax and with special offers and discounted rates throughout the year, a quick break won’t break the bank.
So, whether you are looking for luxury lodges for groups, a family holiday cottage close to amenities or a romantic hideaway close to the beach you will find them all here.
South West of Scotland consists mainly of Dumfries and Galloway plus Ayrshire, it stretches from Gretna in the east to Stranraer in the West, where you can catch the ferry over to Ireland and be in Belfast in just 2.5 hours.
The big draw which makes this region popular with couples and families looking for lodges or cottages is the Solway Firth. Over 200 miles of glorious coastline with stunning beaches and plenty of opportunities for, sailing, fishing and a huge range of water sports.
The mild climate attracts many species of birds who migrate here for the winter, making it a haven for nature lovers and also boasts a rich heritage which is still evident in the many historic sites, museums and castles just waiting to be explored.
Whether you are on a romantic break, celebrating a special occasion with friends or spending quality time as a family there is so much to do and see here you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Galloway Forest Park covers over 300 square miles of woodland, heather-clad hills, glistening lochs, forests and mountains it boasts an abundance of wildlife, as well as some of the clearest night skies to be found in the UK.
The mild climate, which is created by the Gulf Stream means sub-tropical plants can flourish here and there are many famous gardens to explore which are open to visitors.
We have put together some of the best attractions to visit or new things to try when staying at a lodge with hot tub in South West Scotland.
Located on the banks of Loch Ken, just outside the small town of Castle Douglas this family-run outdoor activity centre offers everything for an action- packed family day out,
Catering for groups, families and individuals the centre offers popular taster sessions and with all equipment provided, you can have a go at; archery, kayaking, sailing, and wind-surfing to name a few, all with expert tuition from the friendly staff.
There is an outdoor laser tag, 40-foot swing, climbing and even a wobbly water park for those who love a splashing good time.
Afterwards why not enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surroundings or try the excellent Waterfront cafe which serves delicious food throughout the day and boasts lovely views over the loch.
This 90,000 acre-estate offers something for everyone. Located on the Queensbury estate the castle itself; one of Britain’s finest, has over 120 rooms, 4 towers and 17 turrets boasting one of the finest collections of furniture, art and silverware in the country.
Outside there are many walks through the beautiful gardens and parkland with the opportunity to go mountain biking, indulge in a spot of salmon fishing or simply enjoy a picnic while the kids run wild in the adventure playground.
A full programme of events throughout the year, guarantees a different adventure awaits with each visit to Drumlanrig Castle.
Find out what life was like for the workers in the impressive HM Gretna munitions factory during the first world war, at 9 miles long and 2 miles wide it employed almost 30,000 staff making the aptly named devil’s porridge (cordite).
Gain an insight into the day-to day living of soldiers in the trenches and learn about the Quintinshill Rail disaster, the worst in British history, which happened just outside of Gretna in 1915 at this 5- star visitor attraction.
Lots of displays, hands-on activities for the kids, a World War 2 Anderson Shelter and a popular cafe serving home-made cakes make this new museum a must-visit during your stay in southern Scotland.
Is there anything that screams “holiday” more than a day spent by the sea and Luce Sands is widely regarded as the best beach in the area,
Stretching for 3 miles this expansive stretch of golden sand at Sandhead is ideal for building sandcastles, flying a kite, relaxing with a good book or participating in a variety of water sports such as sea kayaking and wind-surfing.
Rich in marine wildlife, the bay is designated a Special Area for Conservation (SAC) it is dog-friendly all year round making it ideal for families staying at a pet-friendly hot tub cottage in Southern Scotland and there is a children’s play area, toilets and some lovely picnic spots.
Located near Port Logan, on the Rhins of Galloway, this exotic paradise is undoubtedly one of the best gardens in the country and is an absolute feast for the senses.
Whether you are a gardener or not, everyone will enjoy the colourful displays of rare and unusual plants from around the world.
Stroll through the Walled Garden with its tender blooms and tranquil fish pond, explore the Woodland Garden with its weird and wonderful collection of trees and plants.
Learn more about this stunning garden at the discovery centre and enjoy a snack or meal at the award-winning Potting Shed Bistro which serves delicious home-cooked meals.
Many people enjoy a good book while on holiday and if that is the case you won't be disappointed with a visit to this pretty, coastal town.
Wigtown is home to numerous independent book shops offering a unique shopping experience: collectables, miniature books, first editions and antiques, the town also hosts an annual book festival, which attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Known as "Scotland's Book Town" take in the panoramic views, enjoy lunch in one of the many eateries, check out Bladnoch Distillery which is nearby, before picking up a novel to enjoy while soaking in your own private Jacuzzi back at your cottage.
No visit to the South West corner of Scotland would be complete without a visit to the birthplace of Scotland’s national poet Rabbie Burns in Alloway, Ayrshire.
Visit the small cottage where the literary genius was born and spent his childhood. Explore the fascinating museum home to more than 5,000 Burns exhibits including several handwritten manuscripts.
Follow in Tam o’ Shanter’s footsteps to atmospheric Alloway Auld Kirk and over the Brig o’ Doon and finish off your Scottish experience with some haggis, neeps and tatties in the popular museum café.
Other Burns related sites include his house in Dumfries, Ellisland Farm which was built as a family home by Burns in 1788 and his local pub The Globe Inn.
From the dramatic scenery and unsurpassed views of the Mull of Galloway, known as Scotland's Lands’ End! The pretty harbours and fishing villages of the West Coast to Culzean Castle and the family attractions and historic monuments of Ayr. South West Scotland has something for everyone.
Boasting some of the best golf in the UK, the finest beaches and a host of outdoor activities not to mention an abundance of wildlife, rich history and warm welcome.
Booking a lodge or cottage here will guarantee a holiday to remember.