England/Scottish Borders Lodges with hot tub & sauna

England /Scottish Borders Lodges With hot tub & sauna

Pheasant lodge with hot tub & sauna, is a traditional Norwegian lodge with sunken hot tub, on the front decking & sauna. Having spent a vast amount of time in Scandinavia understanding their culture, lifestyle,  architecture & environmental practices these form many of our practices at Pheasant Lodge. Hygge is the Norwegian word for comfort & enjoy, which can be your entire life philosophy. 

In addition given our location, just three miles from the gateway to Scotland,  romantic Gretna Green we have tried to combine some lifestyle pursuits, .ie Hygge, or Coorie, as the Scots call it.

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 The Scandanavan lifestyle is one one of the most relaxed lifestyles where they both embrace nature  &  work with her, given some of the severe climate changes they endure throughout the winter months. Hygge is the word for comfort & enjoy, throughout the winter months involving taking pleasure in warmth & cosy indoor pursuits. Luxury hot chocolate is provided for guests throughout the year in Pheasant Lodge!

Much closer to home, some three miles, the Scots dating back to 1700 have used the word ‘Coorie’, which originally meant pulling on a coat or shawl to protect from the very cold & windy weather in winter time (The winter of 2018 showed a classic example of this). Over the years the meaning of the word now has evolved to encapsulate comfort & enjoyment,  which entails warm & cosy pursuits, a more modern take from our Viking ancestors. This could be wearing comfortable clothes & food, a takeaway, luxury hot chocolate, morning coffee, reading a book, or watching a movie wrapped up in a luxury blanket. Embrace nature by walking, camping, or glamping in a luxury ‘Shepherds Hut’ (which is currently being built), with ensuite Easter 2019 & luxury ensuite Glamping pod May 2019. Hopefully, more to follow!

Here are some Hygge ways to enjoy whilst staying Pheasant Lodge or Coorie ways if you prefer the Scottish word!

1. Relax in the sunken hot tub out on the  decking.

As you can use the private hot tub year round, there is nothing more relaxing or invigorating that a hot bubbling tub whilst overlooking the stunning views of the Northern Lake District fells & Solway Coast by day, or by night on a frosty night under a canopy of stars, with a glass of Prosecco.



2. Sauna

We have now installed an intfa red sauna, into the lodge which has a number of beneifts to enjoy



 3.Star Gazing

As we situated close to the Scottish Border& Cumbria there is very little light pollution & has perfect conditions for stargazing with very dark skies, especially on a frosty night in the hot tub, I can think of nothing better! We have to add the advantage of both ‘The Sill’, Northumbria National Park, to Hadrian’s Wall, a short drive from the lodge, which has many stargazing events and just over the Borders Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries & Galloway, a short drive also from Pheasant Lodge, which has been quoted as the darkest sky in all of Europe!

 4. A Cosy Night in!

Although we do not have a wood burner, underfloor heating provides a wonderfully cosy atmosphere to relax in. You can curl up with a good book, morning coffee, watch the Smart TV with included entertainment apps, box sets & a luxury hot chocolate with some hand made Abbotts Chocolates, snuggled up in a luxury throw!

 5. Embracing nature, wildlife, wild birds &         walking!

Just a short walk from Pheasant Lodge you can enjoy a  number of waymarked woodland trails with sunny glades, secret ponds & trees from around the world, part of the privately owned Netherby Estates, where you can enjoy an array of wild birds, red & grey squirrels, roe deer and more, together with the fauna & flora of the woodland carpet.


Snow capped mountains at Wastwater

6.Wild swimming

Being a native Cumbrian, & having spent my childhood  growing up in West Cumbria, Wastwater, Gods own country,  with its family connections, is one of the most beautiful lakes & is one popular spot for wild swimming & fishing which is becoming increasingly popular pass time & a wonderful place to do some walking, I have personally experienced both, very invigorating on a lovely day. You can do wild swimming in Buttermere & Derwent water.