In a year where foreign holidays have been a no-go but the need for some TLC is greater than ever, there is no better alternative than a lodge and hot tub getaway.

In Ayrshire, we are blessed to have many places to escape to but none more so than the fantastic cottages, caravans and vacation spots that can give us out-of-office vibes while still not venturing too far from home.

So get the planner out and the prosecco chilled because we have put together some of the best places to head for a dip in the jacuzzi and a cosy-up in beautiful surroundings - Ayrshire style.

Lochside House Hotel, Lodges and Spa, New Cumnock

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Looking to treat yourself? Lochside is the perfect choice if you are on the hunt for a luxury lodge. Each lodge has a spacious living area with full kitchen and dining facilities and with your own private terrace and hot tub overlooking the captivating countryside, you will truly thank yourself for getting booked in. If you wish to be catered for, just hop across to the hotel for use of the restaurant, bar and spa. The best of both worlds.

Pirleyhill Pods, Girvan

South Ayrshire boasts some great holiday parks, magnificient beaches and visitor attractions to complement any weekend break but for those who prefer a glitzy getaway, Pirleyhill Pods is the place for you. Offering a dazzling new glamping experience, these Pods are warm, vibrant and modern with amazing views across the Irish Sea to Arran, Mull of Kintyre and Ailsa Craig. Enjoy plenty of green space and take in the nature around you. Pirleyhill Pods are accepting bookings from April 26.

Swan Bothy, Martnaham Lodge, Ayr

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Posted by Swan Bothy on Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Sticking with the South Ayrshire theme, discover this hidden gem situated in the rolling Ayrshire countryside next to Martnaham Loch. Whether in a family group or with a modest bunch of pals, if you are on the hunt for a private location, a hot tub moment and even a fire to cuddle round in the evening with a few drinks, then look no further. Don't fret about kennel costs either, as you can even bring your dog to this lodge.

Ladeside Cottage, Sorn

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For an intimate weekend with a loved one or for a small family of three, Ladeside Cottage located on the banks of the River Ayr is one of the most beautiful hot tub havens in Ayrshire. The hot tub itself is positioned on the river's edge, making for a peaceful and tranquil setting for an afternoon dip or a midnight soak. Reminiscent of the cottage from The Holiday, this is one for a girl's break or a couple's retreat.

Auchrannie Resort, Arran

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Heading over to the Isle of Arran now, make use of Auchrannie's family-friendly lodges which are decked out with many inviting extras including LCD TVs, WiFi, kitchen appliances and even Arran Aromatics toiletries, meaning you can sneak off to pamper yourself while the kids play in the safe and spacious surroundings. With most lodges pet friendly and a choice of deluxe, executive or two-bedroom retreats, you will be reluctant to get back on the ferry home!

Enterkine House Hotel, Annbank 

Enterkine's Gatehouse Lodge is the ultimate romantic getaway for a couple or a fun knees-up with friends, depending on what vibe you are going for. Enjoy your time in the hot tub in a very private setting completed with a fenced garden area, have a good night's sleep in a comfy bedroom or visit the hotel when checking out for a meal and a few drinks. For those who want the option of a nearby stroll, the hotel grounds are ideal.

Lochwood Farm, Saltcoats

If Sunny Saltcoats is calling your name, make your way to Lochwood Farm Steading which will cater for all your hot tub and log cabin needs. The Farm has three individual suites including the log cabin, the Chocolate and Champagne themed suite and the Bed of Roses themed suite. The private outdoor hot tub means you can keep your discretion while still being in the great outdoors, and with a full cooked Scottish farmhouse breakfast awaiting you the next morning, what more could you possibly ask for? 


Posted by Lochwood Farm on Saturday, 24 October 2020

Crofthead Holiday Park, Ayr

Last but by no means least is this dreamy Holiday Park nestled in the Ayr countryside which is sure to provide you with a truly blissful experience as you sip your champagne in the hot tub and enjoy complete quietness and seclusion from the world around you. If you fancy a bit more hustle and bustle, Ayr town centre is just 10 minutes away, as is the beach. Again, with views across to Arran, you will not be disappointed.


Posted by Crofthead Holiday Park on Monday, 19 April 2021