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To make your glamping holiday that extra bit special, why not book a glampsite with a hot tub?

The perfect way to unwind and relax after a long day of exploring. Pop open a bottle ?, put your swimmers on (or don’t ?!) and hop on in and let the warm, bubbly water soothe those achey limbs. Also the perfect place for a bit of stargazing in the dark night sky ⭐ ? 

Different Types of Hot Tubs

There are two main types of outdoor hot tubs, wood-fired or electric.

Glamping with a Wood-Fired Hot Tub.

To use a wood-fired hot tub, you will need to collect a fair amount of wood and light a fire. The warmth from the fire will heat the water inside the tub, through a series of metal pipes inside the wooden barrel.

Although this process is a little more time-consuming than pressing a button on an electric hot tub, there are many reasons to choose a wood-fired tub over an electric one!

Firstly, wood-fired tubs tend to be a bit more aesthetically pleasing than plastic coasted electric numbers.

They are also up to 6 times more powerful, meaning you’re likely to have your tub nice and toasty, much more quickly.

As wood is a renewable energy source, it also makes a wood-fired option much more eco-friendly than it’s electric counterparts.

Here are a few of our favourite glamping spots with a wood-fired hot tub in the UK!

Yurt in Whitby, Yorkshire, England

A round white yurt sits in a valley with steps leading to a wood-fired outdoor hot tub, as well as a covered seating area.

?  Private, secluded yurt situated inside an old hill called Parks Hawe- this was quarried out in the late 1800’s for stone for local roads. The countryside views from the hill are spectacular, you can see both ways up and down the Esk Balley as well as over the moors.

?  Inside you’ll find, a king-sized bed, bistro set, dresser and drawers, a butcher’s block and wood-burning stove.

? Outside is a wood-fired hot tub, fire pit, water tap, covered bbq area, compost toilet. Showers are a 5 minute walk away.

Find out more here.

Boulder Field Cabin in Birchover, Derbyshire, England 

The cabin is raised above the trees next to a huge rock boulder. It is square and made from wood and glass.

? In the Peak District National Park, nestled above the treetops and boulders at top of Eagle Tor is this beautifully hand crafted cabin with spectacular views across the valley. 

? Inside you’ll find, a futon sofa bed, fold-down table, wood-burning stove and electric sockets. 

? Outside is a Japanese hot tub, outdoor hot shower, covered cooking area with running water, gas BBQ and tables and chairs. There is also a composting loo in a separate cabin, 10 metres away.

Find out more here.

Wagon in the Woods, Medstead, England

Inside the bedroom in the wagon in the woods is a double bed with grey and yellow bedding and a huge window made from a wooden wagon wheel.
A round wooden hot tub with one tall side sits in wooden shelter with plastic roof/

? The Wagon in the Woods is a quirky, unique structure in a private secluded setting.

? Inside you’ll find, a huge cartwheel wagon window which floods the space with light, a double bed, settee, table, bath, toilet, electric heating, cooker and fridge.

? Outside is a barrel hot tub underneath a cherry tree barn with a chiminea fire to add atmosphere and warmth. There is also a saloon outdoor seating area, complete with pizza oven.

Find out more here.

Tree Dome in Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Exterior shot of the tree dome with it's wood-fired hot tub next door.

?  Set within 45 acres of private secluded woodland, nestled under a canopy of trees is this luxurious tree dome.

?  Inside you’ll find, a king-size four-poster bed with plush pillows and cosy duvet, dining room table and chairs and a sofa. There’s a private bathroom with hot shower and flushing toilet and a small kitchenette.

? Outside is a large outdoor sofa, coffee table and dining table and chairs. There’s also a spa hot tub with lights and bubbles.

Find out more here.

Camp Wildfire, West Kingsdown, Kent, England.

Group of people sat in a hot-tub at the outdoor spa at Camp Wildfire. A summer weekend break in a forest near London and Kent. An outdoor woodland retreat featuring adventure activities, live music, DJs, parties and camping. Half summer adventure activity camp, half music festival, for adults only.

? Although not a traditional glamping site- we couldn’t write about glamping in Kent without mentioning Camp Wildfire!

? Camp Wildfire is a wild summer camp for adults, where guests adventure by day and party by night. Weekend tickets include access to over 100 activities including beekeeping, astronomy, raft building, flying trapeze, arts, crafts, bushcraft and many more!

? Spa Sessions are available to book throughout the weekend and include access to wood-fired hot tubs, an outdoor shower and a prosecco bar!

Find out more here.

“Auld Rusty” Converted Horse Box in Bedrule, Scotland

Auld Rusty is a dark red vintage horse box, which has been converted into glamping accommodation. It is parked in the distance, surrounded by fields and trees under blue skies.
A wood-fired round hot tub with a brown cover and a large silver chimney, in front of a hilly landscape.

?  An off-grid, off-the-beaten-track adventure in a converted horse lorry called ‘Auld Rusty’. The horse box is in a private location, surrounded by trees, with fantastic views of the Scottish Borders.

?  Inside, you’ll find a double bed and 2 singles, a wood-burning stove to keep warm, solar-powered lights, bedding, torches and towels.

?  Outside there’s a separate pony trailer, which has been converted into a cooking hut with double ring gas stove. A separate hut with a shower and composting toilet. A fire-pit, outdoor seating and a wood-fired hot tub.

Find out more here.

Shepherd’s Hut with hot tub & outdoor shower in Braco, Scotland

The shepherd's hut is a small wooden structure on a raised platform with steps leading up to it. There are 2 chairs on the front deck. It is surrounded by trees and grass.

? A cosy, modern shepherd’s hut on a family-run farm with sheep, donkey and goats. Rural, remote, full of character and charm. The hut is in a quiet corner overlooking a donkey paddock with stunning views of the Ochils.

?  Inside you’ll find two rooms- one with a double bed, wood-burner, table and sofa. The other with a single sofa bed.

? Outside there’s a hot tub, kitchen with gas hob and bbq. There’s also a secluded outdoor shower under the trees and a modern compost loo.

Find out more here.

Safari Lodges in Carmarthenshire, Wales

Exterior shot of the safari tent in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

?  Breathtaking views of the Tywi Valley in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

?  Fantastic glamping experience for the whole family/groups of friends (sleeps 6).

? Totally private and secluded.

?  Large outdoor area with hot tub, bbq and seating area.

? Inside includes a log burner, flushing toilet, proper shower and extensive cooking facilities.

Find out more here.

Bell tent in Blairgowrie & Rattray, Wales

A large bell tent, filled with light and covered in fairy lights, sits in a dark field filled with large trees.

?  This cosy, but spacious tent, is located in the orchard grounds of the uniquely built Aikenhead House. There are apple, plum and oak trees in the orchard.

?  Inside, you’ll find- a wood-burning stove, double bed, chesterfield chairs, Persian rugs and lots of fairy lights.

?  Outside there’s a private bathroom and kitchen area approximately 20 metres away from the tent. There is also a wood-fired hot tub and a beautiful garden area.

Find out more here.

Geodome in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire, Wales

?  Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a family-run retreat, the geodome looks out to the Clwydian Mountains with panoramic views from all sides.

?   Inside there are two separate bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom with hot shower and flushing toilet, kitchen and living area and log burner.

?   Outside there’s a wood-fired hot tub, large seating area with wooden table and chairs and a fire pit with a dutch oven.

Find out more here.

Safari Tent in Bedwas, Caerphilly, Wales 

? Luxury safari tent which comfortably sleeps four, lakeside in the Welsh countryside.

? Inside you’ll find sofas, dining areas, double beds, LED lighting, electricity and a wood burner to keep you warm. There’s also a luxury en suite bathroom with a flushing toilet and hot shower.

? Outside there’s a huge and well sheltered veranda, plenty of open green space, a lake, a fire pit for campfire cooking and a wood-fired hot tub!

Find out more here.

Treehouse in Denbighshire, Wales

?  Set in 300 acres of Welsh woodland and moorland, Copse Camp is a timber-framed cabin built in the tree tops.

?  Inside, there’s a wooden open-plan living space with mezzanine level double bed, a wood-burner to keep warm. The walls are covered in old Beano posters.

?  Use the rope bridge and wooden steps to climb out of the treehouse. On the ground below, you’ll find an outdoor kitchen area, freestanding toilet and shower shacks and a re-purposed Gypsy caravan- which can double up as a games room or second bedroom! There is also a wood-fired private hot tub!

Find out more here.

Shepherd’s Hut in Mwnt, Ceredigion, Wales

?  A hand-crafted Shepherd’s Hut set in a stunning coastal location, a stones throw away from the beach and the Ceredigion Coastal Path.

?  Inside, there’s a double bed with lots of cosy blankets, a wood-burner, a bathroom with proper shower and toilet and a small kitchenette.

?  Outside you’ll find a wood-fired hot tub with a view and a private patio with table and chairs.

Find out more here.

Glamping with an Electric Hot Tub

An electric hot tub is a lot easier to use and maintain.

To heat an electric tub, you’ll just need to press a few buttons and sit back and wait for it to heat up.

Electric tubs have built-in heaters and electronic thermostats which are designed to cut off the heat, if the water gets too hot. Wood-fired hot tubs do not have this feature, meaning they can get extremely hot inside!

Here are a few of our favourite glamping locations with electric hot tubs in the UK!

Converted Horse Box in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales 

? Vintage horsebox lovingly converted into glamping accommodation located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

? Inside the horsebox, there’s a king-size double bed, cosy wood burner, additional sofa bed and a hand-built kitchen area with gas hob. There’s an additional utility annexe- which houses a compost loo and private shower.

? The horsebox has a large rear deck with spectacular views and a hot tub!

Find out more here.

Glamping Pod in Betws Y Coed, Snowdonia, Wales

? Luxury glamping pod located in the Snowdonia National Park, between ancient oak trees with a beautiful stream, running through 15 acres of land.

? Inside there’s underfloor heating throughout, wifi, there’s a double bed and two bunk beds and an additional sofa bed. There’s a small kitchen and an en suite bathroom with shower, flushing toilet and sink.

? Outside, there’s a private hot tub under a veranda and a patio seating area. The land is untouched with beautiful wild flowers and wildlife.

Find out more here.

Vintage Air Stream in Dull, Scotland

Exterior shot of the vintage airstream in Scotland.
Hot tub and private outdoor seating area with fire pit in Dull, Scotland.

? Luxury glamping pod located in the Snowdonia National Park, between ancient oak trees with a beautiful stream, running through 15 acres of land.

? Inside there’s underfloor heating throughout, wifi, there’s a double bed and two bunk beds and an additional sofa bed. There’s a small kitchen and an en suite bathroom with shower, flushing toilet and sink.

? Outside, there’s a private hot tub under a veranda and a patio seating area. The land is untouched with beautiful wild flowers and wildlife.

Find out more here.

Geodome in Worston, Lancashire, England

The geodome has a huge window panel, looking into it you can see the large L shaped grey sofa, lights and plants.

?  Luxury glamping 10 metre Geodesic dome set in the beautiful Yealm valley, surrounded by a picturesque carp fishing lake.

?  Inside you’ll find: fully fitted kitchen, luxury sofas, 4k Ultra HD 3D cinema room with a 4 metre screen and latest games consoles, central heating throughout and interior bathroom with a power shower, sink and toilet. 

? Outside there’s a sunken private hot tub, mood lighting and a decking area which overlooks a sunken valley.

Find out more here.

Luxury Glamping Pod in Tormarton, Gloucestershire, England

The glamping pod is wooden with a round glass window in the front. It stands in the sun next to a large tree. There is also a small patio area out front, with a table and four chairs.

? Luxury glamping pod nestled on the edge of the Cotswold way in an enclosed private garden.

? Inside you’ll find, a king size bed, table and chairs, sofa, a kitchenette and en suite bathroom. 

? Outside there’s a private wrap-around garden with two seating areas, fire pot and hot tub.

Find out more here.

Shepherd’s Hut in Saham Toney, Norfolk, England

The shepherd's hut stands on the edge of a lake, with a separate jetty with roof and an outdoor seating with hot tub, also sticking out into the water.

? Golden Orfe shepherd’s hut sits on a beautiful picturesque lake with its own private hot tub.

? Inside you’ll find, a mini kitchen with basic cooking facilities including a microwave oven, gas central heating and a multi-fuel stove. A king size bed with linen and a large sofa and television.

? Outside there is a private decking area with gas fire pit and hot tub. Guests may also make use of the lake for wild swimming or fishing.

Find out more here.

Something a bit different….

If hot tub glamping isn’t your style but you still fancy getting a bit wet, you might enjoy one of these options! 

Glamping with an Outdoor Bath

Yurt at Eco Retreats, Dyfi Valley Forest, Wales

A round green yurt with a wooden door in Wales.
An outdoor white cast iron bath out in the forest in Wales.

? Very private and secluded- the site has just 5 yurts over 50 acres of land, deep in the Dyfi forest in mid Wales.

? Try an outdoor bath with a view!

? Great for a relaxing, off-grid experience, as there’s no electricity or wifi.

? Environmentally friendly- the site has compost toilets & running water filtered via a mountain spring.

Find out more here.

Glamping with an Outdoor Wood-Fired Bath

Tipi in Priors Hardwick, Warwickshire, England 

Exterior shot of the brown tipi in Priors Hardwick.

? The tipi is in a secluded location, near a canal, in the middle of a 450 acre working farm. It’s so private, the only people you’re likely to see, are on the narrow boats floating past!. 

? The outdoor area has a wood-fired bath, wooden deck chairs and a fire pit.

? A woodburning stove, thick duvet and hot water bottles will keep you warm inside the tipi all year round.

? Cooking facilities are also provided, a short walk away, in a converted shipping container.

Find out more here.

Glamping with an Outdoor Swimming Pool

Bell Tent in Streatham, London, England

? This chic bell tent is nestled within a private garden in the middle of South London- it’s a real boutique oasis in the metropolis.

? Inside the bell tent has a carpeted floor, rugs and large scatter cushions. A king-sized mattress, down duvet and pillows.

The surrounding garden has wildflowers and tended beds, apple, pear, cherry, plum, quince and fig trees. There is a separate conservatory area leading to a private shower room, basin and toilet. There’s also a private heated pool! 

Find out more here.

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