Romantic bathtub retreats

When it comes to treating your other half, or even yourself, to an escape from the everyday where you can relax, unwind and enjoy time together as two, there's nothing more indulgent than a night away in an idyllic country inn, eating a sumptuous candlelit dinner beside a roaring pub fire, and retiring to your room for a long-lasting soak in a glorious freestanding bath with a glass of bubbles or two.

With over 60 of our inns having roll top baths in their bedrooms and bathrooms, there are plenty of places within our Collection for you to set your heart on. For a little inspiration, we've rounded up ten romantic bathtub retreats below, each one perfect for a Valentine's Day treat, a special occasion, or a spontaneous getaway for two.

You can view all our inns with roll top baths here >

 

Nestled in the heart of picturesque Corsham in Wiltshire, you'll find this stunning Georgian coaching inn, boasting enchanting history and charm. It backs onto the stately home and grounds of Corsham Court, home of the Methuen family.

The impressive Georgian façade hides a stunning interior, which was brought back to life with dedication and passion in 2010. Now the social hub of the town, the whole place has a cosy, lived-in feel and oozes a wonderful, unique atmosphere.

A grand sweeping staircase in the Georgian hallway leads upstairs to the comfortable, boutique-style bedrooms, featuring stone fireplaces, uneven floors and thick beams. For roll top baths, book one of the Superior Rooms.

 

Set beside a babbling trout stream in the Cotswold village of Ampney Crucis, you'll find Wild Thyme & Honey, a relaxing rural retreat oozing style and comfort which recently opened in December 2021 following a year-long refurbishment.

The refurbishment has been inspired by the beautiful Cotswold landscape with the ethos being to bring the idyllic surrounding countryside into the rooms and spaces. Equally, the seasonal modern British menu draws on the rich larder of Cotswold produce available from local farmers and artisan suppliers.

The bedrooms radiate understated luxury. Find roll top baths in the fourteen special riverside suites with books, organic Bramley soaps and lotions, a decanter of sloe gin and fluffy bathrobes.

 

Expect the unexpected at this chic hunting lodge-style inn set within a stunning 1,000-acre country estate in Norfolk. Surrounded by sunlit trees and leaping deer, we assure you the views won't disappoint⁣⁣.

Beautifully restored by a fleet of interior designers, this hideaway has become a very special place indeed. The bar and dining rooms exude a baronial feel with warm red hues, antique furnishings, blazing log fires and wooden floors - the ideal milieu for a candlelit date night come rain or shine.

Bedrooms ooze country-house style and period charm. There are no TVs, just Roberts radios, so relax and savour the peace, quiet and far-reaching parkland views. Roll top baths can be found in almost all the rooms.

 

Lusting after a peaceful retreat for two, staying amongst soothing hues in a bedroom which celebrates splendid, serene views? Then The Holcombe is the escape for you.⁣

Set beside a quiet leafy lane deep in Somerset countryside, you'll enjoy idyllic rest and relaxation, plenty of doorstep walks, and inventive dishes championing fresh ingredients from the kitchen garden.

Rooms are a real treat too, all recently refurbished in rustic-contemporary style with a mixture of vintage and modern furnishings. For rooms with bathtubs, choose Room 3 (Africa) - a roll top bath is nestled beside the French-style bed - or Room 4 (Pemberley) which has panelled walls, a super-king bed, and a claw-foot bath and separate walk-in rain shower in the bathroom.

 

Set within a sleepy village close to the reed-fringed marshes and cliffs of Suffolk's Heritage Coastline (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), The Westleton Crown is perfect for those seeking some R&R.

Inside you'll find log fires, eclectic furniture, stripped boards and a real sense of rural chic. With an eye for presentation and flavours, cooking is definitely style and substance, using fresh, seasonal produce from super local producers to great effect.

The luxurious yet simply elegant bedrooms, like the rest of this seductively relaxing building, exude all the sophistication and comforts of contemporary living. Enjoy huge freestanding baths in the Large King Rooms, the Excellent King Rooms, and the Family Duplex Rooms.

 

Chef Steven Smith's unassuming country inn, hidden up a dead-end lane in tiny Wiswell amongst the Ribble Valley, exudes warmth and draws foodies from afar for exemplary sublime food.

Four stylish bedrooms in an adjoining cottage were unveiled in 2019 and are truly the icing on the cake for this destination dining pub.⁣⁣

For an idyllic romantic retreat, why not splash out and book Mr Fox or Mr Hare (both rooms have upstairs tubs) and the kitchen bench for two in Mr Smith's (the private dining room), and indulge in the Taste of Mr Smith's set menu accompanied by some fine wine.

 

Having once entertained and hosted monarchs (Queen Victoria) and musicians (The Beatles), new life has been breathed into this striking, 300-year-old building on Dorchester High Street following years of neglect.

Modern fabrics and vintages touches blend effortlessly - think, soft hues, Victorian patterned tiles in the lobby, revealed during restoration, original red brick and timbered walls in the cosy snug, polished wood floors, and velvet and bright patterned upholstered armchairs in the Old Smoking Room.

Rooms vary in size from 'snug' and 'cosy' doubles to spacious 'fancy' and 'plush' rooms and the impressive 'Epic' Rooms, stunning suites with roll top tubs in the bay windows, where you can soak and sip fizz with views up and down the High Street.

 

Hidden away deep in the Shropshire Hills, The Castle Hotel is a relaxing and comfortable base for exploring the Welsh Borders, the Long Mynd and Ludlow, attracting both the walking and cycling fraternities, and dog-lovers too.

Built in 1719 on the site of the ancient castle ruins at the top of town, it enjoys glorious views across roof-tops to wooded hills from its beautiful garden. The original charm and character of the Georgian building has been retained throughout - expect large windows, blazing log fires and rugs on wooden floors.

All the bedrooms ooze contemporary country style, the largest being the two suites with antique pine, upholstered chairs, big comfortable beds, roll top baths in the rooms, plus a spacious, well-equipped bathroom with walk-in shower.

 

Expect to find glowing fires and candles throughout this idyllic foodie destination in the Cotswolds - ideal surroundings in which to while away a lazy afternoon just the two of you.

Head Chef Jonny Pons continues the pub's legacy of championing local artisan produce and local sourcing of the very best fresh, seasonal ingredients for both the all-day bar menu and à la carte menu.

The six luxuriously finished bedrooms are sympathetically decorated to complement The Kingham Plough's delightful rural setting, with floral feature wallpapers, antique furnishings and Egyptian cotton linens. Book Room 2 for an en-suite free-standing bath, or Room 6 for a roll top bath in your bedroom.

 

Richard Rose's handsomely renovated, rambling stone building sits back from the road between Kendal and nowhere, overlooking the stunningly lush Lyth Valley, alongside pretty St Mary's church. Invigorating fell walks radiate from the front door.

This part of the Lake District is gentle and rolling, and the tranquil vibe is continued inside, where it's bliss to lounge in leather sofas with the newspaper and a pint or two of Tag Lag from Barngates Brewery.

The nine peaceful bedrooms have been beautifully refurbished. Old beams maintain an air of rural history and big bathrooms are bang up-to-date with heated limestone floors, walk-in monsoon showers and roll top baths. The Noble suite is the most impressive, occupying the whole third floor - its twin baths (for couples who are truly inseparable) enjoying fabulous valley views.

Other reads for you

Last updated: 21.01.22