Where to Stay for a Bath With a View

Everyone loves a UK holiday, whether it's a country house estate, a self-catering woodland retreat or a boutique hotel. The icing on a cake? A bath with a fabulous view, whether it's the glistening sea, rolling fields, or a private lake. With that in mind, we've collated a selection of the best 'where to stay for a bath with a view' accommodation. Read on, and mull over where you'd like to have a soak the most.

Fallen Angel

What a place to begin our 'where to stay for a bath with a view' list! This super-stylish hideaway is about as romantic as they come, with no expense spared. The result? An enchanting place for two people to tuck themselves away in South Cornwall, overlooking Mousehole. Built into the hillside, look forward to taking a dip in the tub at the end of the bed and admiring the sea beyond.

One Acre Wood

A truly magical spot indeed, this pair of luxurious treehouses nestle in the Herefordshire countryside on the edge of the village of Bishop’s Frome, and are straight out of a fairytale. And yet, they also come brimming with features, meaning you'll enjoy the most comfortable of self-catering stays. Each sleeps up to six and comes complete with a copper tub outside for moonlight bathing – bliss.


This superb rural retreat in Herefordshire is the ideal romantic bolthole for couples, but equally perfect for a family holiday in the countryside. The oak-framed, barn-like structure has a vaulted roof straddling a giant room, with two bedrooms on the mezzanine. Be sure to make the most of the outdoor bath – choose a clear night for a soak while marvelling at the night sky.

Elmley Nature Reserve

Nestled on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent is one of southern England's hidden jewels – the only family-owned and managed National Nature Reserve in the UK, making it all the more special that you can stay overnight in a handcrafted shepherd's hut or cabin, with a bath on the decking looking out to 3,300 bucolic acres. You can also stay on-site in Kingshill Farmhouse or Elmley Cottage.

Albion Nights

A charming off-grid hideaway on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more tranquil setting – down a winding path to your woodland cabin, where you can savour the utmost peace and privacy in six acres of meadows. Lovingly crafted using reclaimed and re-purposed materials, you'll no doubt adore the outdoor bath on the veranda – perfect for stargazing.

A Corner of Eden

In one of the most scenic parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within easy distance of the Lake District is this trio of luxurious dog-friendly – and eco-conscious – properties. Choose the cosy Shepherd’s Cottage, a small but perfectly formed romantic getaway for two, and be greeted by a four-poster super-king-size bed and a cast-iron bath in the private garden for soaking under the stars.

Retreat East

Calling all jaded city dwellers: you'll be in your element at this sanctuary in rural Suffolk, where relaxing breaks are taken to the next level. The former dairy farm has been transformed into a deconstructed country house spa hotel comprising self-contained barns, a farmhouse and deluxe shepherd's huts. Choose The Coop, The Nest, The Drey, The Lodge, The Rookery or The Sty for an outdoor tub experience.

Congham Hall

With all the makings for a perfect Norfolk weekend, this boutique country house estate is surrounded by fields and meadows, yet just 10 minutes from King's Lynn and a short car ride from Norfolk's wonderful sandy beaches. Opt for a sleek and spacious 'Orchard Cabin' and enjoy your very own private terrace complete with a bathtub for a spot of 'star-bathing'.

The Tawny

Next on our best places to stay for a bath with a view list is an uber-comfy hotel on a 70-acre Staffordshire estate. Check-in, then be guided down a leafy pathway to your hut, cabin or treehouse, dotted among greenery and lakes, where every room has a tub with a wonderful vista. Some even have a second freestanding bath in the bedroom, with more of those fantastic outlooks.

Heartwood Treehouse

Adults-only anyone? Then head to this luxe treehouse near Welshpool in the heart of Wales. Heartwood is designed for couples seeking the ultimate in comfort. Step inside the modern space and discover a lounge with a log burner and a king-size bedroom with an enormous freestanding bath under the window, overlooking the bucolic surrounds. There's also a wood-fired tub on the balcony.

St Michaels Resort

Make your way to this beachside resort hotel and enjoy tons of facilities, including a spa, fitness centre, tennis and more. Oh, it's dog-friendly, too. Enviably positioned a stone's throw from Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, the nautical theme emphasizes the focus on tranquillity. Choose a 'Spa Garden Lodge' and be wowed by the sub-tropical gardens and outdoor bathtub.

That's all for 'where to stay for a bath with a view', but if you'd like to browse elsewhere on the site, head to our destinations page, where you can search for the likes of Devon and The Highlands. Or, why not check out our inspiration section or our guides, including boutique B&Bs and pubs with rooms?

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