Escape for a few hours to our Wood Fired Hot Tub hidden within the gothic ruins of a twelfth century manor house.
Imagine sitting back in a steaming wood fired hot tub, the night sky lit up with stars or a tiny new moon, with the crackle of a log fire gently keeping the water warm and inviting. The view from the tub is unique…looking right down over the farm to the Lyvennet valley and the Pennines beyond.
Relax & Unwind
Our tub is kind on the environment and on your skin, with no chemicals, just that special smell of pine wood and open fires. Relaxing and strangely exhilarating also…if you have ever tried a Wood Fired Hot Tub you will know what I mean!
Enjoy the view
The wood Fired Hot Tub is heated by an integral Wood Stove. The comfortable temperature for bathing is around 38 to 40 degrees. This is dependant upon the season of the year, the weather that day and the type of wood being used to stoke the Wood fire. You will be in charge of stoking. Mike will explain the way to look after the fire. Once at a comfortable temperature the fire needs to be shut down and the water stirred with the wood paddle. Then jump in and enjoy. All the wood is provided for 2 nights/days .You will need to commit to the time for looking after the fire and checking the temperature. Because the Hot Tub is completely made of wood its insulation qualities are very good. The water keeps warm easily once it is up to the desired temperature.
It takes approximately 3-4 hours in the summer months to heat up to 35c-38c and 6 hours in the winter months to heat to 40c
You are responsible for stoking and looking after the wood fire which heats the water.
Yes ....to a certain extent.
There is a thermometer to enable you to monitor the water temperature, once the water is hot enough (best at 38c-40c)
You can close the air intake on the stove and the fire will die down and stop heating the water.
Remember that the Wood Fired Hot Tub water temperature is controlled entirely by the integral wood fire.
We cannot guarantee an exact water temperature due to weather conditions, wood type and time of the year.
Part of the fun of the Wood Fired Hot Tub experience is stoked, stirring and looking after the wood fire.
The water is fresh for each group of people
The water needs to be drained out after two nights/days.
The Tub and surroundings are scrubbed with ecological sanitiser and refilled with fresh water.
The Wood Fired Hot Tub is designed to provide you with a natural bathing experience. There are no added chemicals and no noisy filter systems.
The lovely soft water, which is straight from the hills above Haweswater is fresh for each new party.
Drinks must be carried to the Hot Tub a basket.
Glass is not allowed around or in the Hot Tub
No BBQ to be lit around the Hot Tub.
No food to be prepared or consumed around the Tower House.
No Smoking allowed in the Hot Tub or anywhere around the Tower House. Smoking is allowed outside the Shower Block or around the table in the courtyard.
Plenty of room for 5/6 adults or 4 adults plus 2 children.
The Hot Tub Arrives!
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Terms and Conditions seem quite long but they are very important.
The nature of the wood burning Hot Tub mean extra care is needed due to hot surfaces, real fires and chimneys. A wood fired hot tub needs extra caution due to the natural, unregulated way the water is heated . It is essential to test the water temperature before entering. A thermometer is provided. . Recommended temperature 36c – 38c in summer, up to 40c in winter. Over 40 degrees is too hot.
No smoking in or around the Wood Fired Hot Tub. Smoking only allowed in the certain areas of the farmhouse courtyard.
All members of the party will shower and go to the toilet before using the Wood Fired hot Tub.
The use of drugs, alcohol before or during use of the Hot Tub may lead to unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning and can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia
Glass items are strictly prohibited from use in the Hot Tub.Please bring non breakable drinking vessels for wine, beer or hot drinks.
No food to be eaten in the Hot Tub.
Only food purchased from Crake Trees Manor may be eaten or cooked around the Hot Tub.
The temperature of the water is controlled entirely by the integral wood stove.
The wood stove, and stoking, is the responsibility of members of the party from time of arrival.
No member of the party will use the Hot Tub without consultation with a doctor if he/she has a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory system problems or diabetes.
Some medications may induce drowsiness and others may affect heart rate, blood pressure and circulation. If any member of my party has recently taken or is currently taking any medication, they should consult a doctor before using the Hot Tub.
No member of the party will use the Hot Tub if they an infectious disease or has any open sores and/or wounds due to the possibility of spreading infection.
No member of the party will use the Hot Tub if they are pregnant or potentially pregnant without prior consultation with a doctor.
Prolonged immersion in the Hot Tub may be hazardous to health and the Hot Tub must not be used immediately after strenuous exercise.
Crake Trees Manor reserve the right to charge a cleaning fee of £50 if the Wood Fired Hot Tub needs extra cleaning due to non-showering, drink, food and other debris in or around the Hot Tub, and no one must release water from the Hot Tub.
All members of the party accept and acknowledge that risks and injury may be caused or increased by their own acts, negligence or failure to follow any of the guidelines provided.
The Wood Fired Hot Tub is fully insured by H & H Insurance Brokers and regulated by our local environmental department, Eden District Council.
Booking The Wood Fired Hot Tub means that I and all members of my party agree to accept the above Terms and Conditions.
Thank you…..Ruth Tuer
Covid-19 Update –the end of May 2020
I have rarely seen the countryside around Crake Trees Manor look so beautiful.
A late spring, lots of warm sunshine and a thankful drop of rain has given us a riot of colour and fresh growth
The hedges a blaze of vivid frothy white blossom, with so many wild flowers, I cannot even name them all!
Our fields are full of courting pheasants, mother hares, ground nesting birds and low flying owls around dusk.
So long as people walking the footpaths keep their dogs on a lead and wear gloves, we welcome them to enjoy our space and fresh air.
But no-one can stay overnight, no camping, glamping or self catering as yet.
Re-opening dates cannot be guaranteed so we await further direction .