Coolstays for Wild Swimming

Coolstays for Wild Swimming

29th March 2022

Fancy a dip? There's nothing more glorious than a bracing freshwater swim in a river or lake. These 25 waterside properties around the UK all have magical wild swimming spots right on their doorsteps.

Stone Barn

Near Witney - Oxfordshire

Sleeps 6

Luxury Cotswolds barn with a swimming pond, wood burner and eco-friendly heating.

The Kingfisher Houseboat

Kilgetty - Pembrokeshire

Sleeps 2 +2

Stunning cabin perched on the edge of a lake in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside.

The Lodge Escape

Thorpe-le-Soken - Essex

Sleeps 2

Escape to rural Essex in this romantic shepherd’s hut with far reaching countryside views, complete with a woodfired outdoor bath.

The Queens Hut

Aboyne - Aberdeenshire

Sleeps 4

A luxury log cabin fit for royalty. Built originally for Queen Mary as a tea house, it sits on the banks of an Aberdeenshire loch surrounded by enchanting pine woods.

Hawkhow Estate

Glenridding - Cumbria

Sleeps 18

A beautiful lakeside estate with two luxurious properties, stunning views across Ullswater and acres of idyllic gardens and woodland to explore.

West Lexham Cabins

King's Lynn - Norfolk

Sleeps 2

These cosy wood cabins are set in West Lexham Manor, a gorgeous countryside estate in the exceptional East Anglian countryside.

Kilmartin Castle - Luxury B&B

Lochgilphead - Argyll & Bute

Sleeps 10

This marvellous, historic B&B is in a beautiful Scottish castle overlooking a stunning glen.

PilotHouse PH5

Lochaline - Argyll

Sleeps 2

Architecturally extraordinary two storey aluminium tiny house with views of the Sound of Mull and a wraparound balcony

Tiny Home Borders

Hawick - Roxburghshire

Sleeps 2

Retreat from reality at the peaceful Tiny Home Borders in the Scottish Borders, a couples' cabin hosting a Scandinavian wood-fired hot tub and a private Lochin.

Nagden House

Faversham - Kent

Sleeps 10

With stunning panoramic views across Graveney Marshes, Nagden House is a stylish and secluded rural retreat in Kent.


Ullswater - The Lake District

Sleeps 8 - 12 per property

Inspiring holiday homes for large groups with breathtaking views of Ullswater and decadent five star gold accommodation.

Blue Hare

Isle of Harris - Eilean Siar

Sleeps 2

This modernist cabin sits on the southern tip of Scotland's Isle of Harris, offering stunning views of the Isle of Skye and beyond.

The Lakes at Wild with Nature

Attleborough - Norfolk

Sleeps 22

Glamping in luxury yurts and shepherd’s hut on the shores of stunning lakes in the Norfolk countryside, perfect for reconnecting with nature.

The Boathouse at Knotts End

Penrith - Cumbria

Sleeps 2

Perched on the water, this lake district bolthole offers plenty of romantic charm and views that go on forever - perfect for just the two of you

The Tin Sheds Skye

Broadford - Isle of Skye

Sleeps 6 per shed

On the coastline of the beautiful Isle of Skye sit these two luxury and eco-friendly holiday homes with spectacular views.

Piper House

Stamford - Lincolnshire

Sleeps 20

Stunning rural home near Stamford, Lincolnshire, with private tennis court and flexible space - book the 3 bedroom lodge, the 5 bedroom lodge, or the whole property for up 20 guests.

Another Place

Ullswater - Cumbria

Sleeps 2-5 per room

Stunning Lake District landscapes, acres of space and great food and drink… There are many more reasons to get to know this boutique hotel in Ullswater

The Boat House at Rothiemurchus

by Aviemore - Highlands

Sleeps 6

Cosy, and stylish, traditional and modern, this lovely Scottish house is surrounded by the most magical Cairngorms scenery.

Bliss Haus

West Coast - Scottish Highlands

Sleeps 2 - 4

Bliss Haus is a stylish coastal hideaway by the Atlantic ocean, perfect for the ultimate escape from the everyday.

Old Mill on the Spey

Boat of Garten - Highlands

Sleeps 14

Beautifully restored 18th Century Mill in the Cairngorms National Park, sleeping fourteen guests in style with a hot tub and sauna.

The Field House

Avernish - Kyle of Lochalsh

Sleeps 4

An architect-designed Highlands retreat that sits in perfect harmony within its stunning location on the banks of Loch Alsh.

Inverlonan Bothies

Oban - Argyll and Bute

Sleeps 2 per bothie

Beautiful, minimalist cabins set on a secret patch of Scottish wilderness overlooking Loch Nell and close to the Western Isles.

Knotting Hill Barn House

Ashby Folville - Leicestershire

Sleeps 8

Go off grid and stay in a private luxury cabin, complete with wood fired hot tub, set among 11 acres of woodland at Knotting Hill Barn House.

Bodney Lodge

Bodney - Norfolk

Sleeps 12

Bodney Lodge is a beautifully restored 19th Century barn in the Norfolk countryside that's ideal for big group holidays.

Elmley Cottage

Minster-on-sea - Isle of Sheppey

Sleeps 10

Luxurious cottage in the heart of Elmley Nature Reserve, the perfect countryside escape for family gatherings, large groups or retreats.

Dragonfly Cabin

Cambridge - Cambridgeshire

Sleeps 2

Romantic cabin for two, overlooking a wild swimming pond, with firepit, and picture windows, five miles from Cambridge.

Moonrise Lodges

Nr Chirbury - Shropshire

Sleeps 4 per lodge

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Shropshire hills from the comfort of your own hot tub in these super-comfy, luxurious cabins.

Graig Wen Glamping

Arthog - Gwynedd

Sleeps 2-5 per unit

A glamper's paradise for those wanting to get away from it all - gloriously located overlooking the Mawddach Estuary in Snowdonia National Park.

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