Whirlpools, Jacuzzis and Spa Cottages

Cottages with Hot Tubs, Whirlpools, Spas and Jacuzzis

Hot tubs, whirlpools, spas and jacuzzis. Sometimes with all these names it can be confusing as to what they all mean and we need to understand the details when booking a holiday cottage with a hot tub.

To clarify, hot tubs tend to be larger than jacuzzis and by and large are for 4 or more.
Jacuzzis tend to refer to baths -usually for 1 or 2. It is rare for jacuzzi baths to be able to accommodate more than 1 or 2 adults. Again, the term Whirlpool, relates to a type of bath which produces a relaxing bubbly effect. Again, like jacuzzi baths, Whirlpool baths seldom accommodate more than 1 or 2.

The term spas tends to be used when describing a dedicated area for relaxation which can include a hot tub or jacuzzi bath but very often includes other facilities such as massage rooms.

The notion of lying back and relaxing in bubbling and frothing water with invigorating massage jets sounds attractive to most people. Some hot tubs even have underwater lights in changing calming colours to add atmosphere. All is well in most cases.

Take a look at some average sized cottages for 6 with a hot tub.


More about Cottages with Hot Tubs, Whirlpools, Spas and Pools

Use of hot tubs and massage jets is not recommended for pregnant women or young children. Alcohol and large shared hot tubs is not a safe mix, so that all these are very pleasant and make us feel pampered, sensible precautions should be taken.

The ideal is to have a private hot tub that is disinfected regularly. Communal hot tubs are like shared swimming pools, the chemical treatment needs to be correct to prevent the spread of disease. If you book a cottage with a hot tub, check with the cottage owner when the hot tub was last treated. It should be treated between each new group of guests.

Apart from the health warnings, communal hot tubs can be good fun with a group of friendly guests; relax, chat and discuss the places you have visited on holiday.

Find lots of holiday cottages with their own personal or communal hot tub.

hot tub in a holiday cottage gardenAre you struggling to decide between a holiday cottage with a hot tub, one with a communal spa or a whirlpool bath? The effects are very similar, All have invigorating jets that massage the body. All will help you to relax during a holiday. A hot tub is usually positioned on decking with views of the garden and countryside. A whirlpool bath is situated in your own private bathroom and you sit in it unclothed as you would any ordinary bath. A communal spa should have dimmed lights, soothing music and a calming ambience.

A variety of holiday rentals feature hot tubs nowadays, from log cabins to lodges and country cottages.  Cottages with a hot tub in the garden are popular choices.

Flexible about what type of Hot Tub cottage you stay in. Then why not consider cottages that have a whirlpool bath or spa bath instead?


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Hot Tub Cottages offers a fabulous selection of quality self catering properties throughout the UK and abroad. Every property comes with use of a fabulous bubbly hot tub! Most of our owners offer private hot tubs but please check the details of each property listed. Some hot tubs are outside, some are indoors and some may be part of shared Spa facilities.

We aim to provide you with the best choice available whether you’re after a cosy log cabin for you and your family, a romantic retreat just for two or a fantastic location for your hen or stag party!

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