Pack your swimmers and get ready to relax in your own private wood-fired hot tub. The tub is located on the private patio at the side of your pod, with stunning countryside views. The wooden tub has generous seating inside, with a plastic liner. Your tub lights up at night with subtle LED lights operated by a remote control.
We’ll leave plenty of logs to keep your tub warm for the duration of your stay, and we’ll also provide matches, natural fire lighters and kindling for your hot tub stove.
We don’t use any chemicals or filtration in the hot tub, so we clean and refill the tub with fresh water before every new arrival. Take a shower before you take the plunge to help your water to stay clean. For stays of four days or more, we’ll refresh the water in your tub to ensure freshness.
We supply a wooden paddle to keep the water at an even temperature, a leaf skimmer net to help you to keep your water clean, and a floating thermometer to help you to control the temperature.
The water in your hot tub takes approximately 2.5 hours to warm up, so strike a match, sit back and enjoy the views until your water is at the perfect temperature. If you can’t wait to take the plunge, opt for the pre-lighting service for an extra £15. We light the stove a few hours before you arrive and keep our eye on the temperature so it’s close to perfect by the time you arrive. This can be chosen as an optional extra when you book.
You can use your hot tub at any time of day or night during your stay. Some guests love to take an early morning dip at 6am to enjoy the views, and others love to enjoy the tub in darkness. The choice is yours!
Hot tub rules and information:
- Only guests staying in Holly Bush Hill or Corn Bents may use the hot tubs. They may not be used by guests staying in other pods.
- The wood supplied is only for use in the hot tub, not the fire pit. An additional charge of £15 is made to restock the wood supplies for the hot tub.
- You’re looking for water temperature of 38 degrees Celcius (check this on the thermometer). The stove needs a good fire for a few hours, then just let the fire burn away gently. Don’t keep piling lots and lots of wood into your stove all night as it’ll get way too hot.
- The lid must ALWAYS be kept on the hot tub when not in use for safety reasons.
- Children under the age of six are not permitted to use the hot tub as they may be susceptible to overheating. Also, hot tubs become unsanitary when accidents happen.
- Children aged over six should only be allowed in the hot tub if they can stand on the bottom and their head is fully out of the water.
- Children who are big enough to be in a hot tub should not use it for more than five minutes at a time due to the temperature of the water.
- Responsible adult supervision is key to safety and there should always be an adult designated to maintain constant visual contact with children whenever they are near, or could get near, the hot tub.
- Warn children that the wood-burning stove, the chimney flue and the connecting pipe can get VERY hot and should not be touched. The flue is protected by a guard, to minimise the risk of burns, but children must ALWAYS be carefully supervised around the tub.
- Do not stay in the tub if you feel that the water is too hot. Take a break and then lower the temperature of the water using the hose pipe at the rear of the pod.
- Never light a fire in the stove when the tub is empty. The water level must be above 90cm before a fire is lit.
- Never use any chemicals to light the fire – just use the fire lighting equipment provided.
- Only use the plastic glasses and cups provided whilst using the hot tub. Do not take any glass into the hot tub.
- Do not eat in the hot tub.
- Do not use the hot tub while under the influence of alcohol.
- Take care when getting in and out of the tub – the steps can be slippery when wet or icy.