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How to create your own home spa in France

Nicola and Tim loved the Cotswold Eco wood-fired hot tub they bought for their French holiday home in 2018 so much it soon became a huge part of their new life in Limousin in 2020. It became clear that their guests and the new friends they made in France loved their hot tub as much as they did. And people started to ask how they could get one too. The couple looked into importing Cotswold Eco Tubs to France. Before they knew it, orders came in, and Nicola and Tim formed their new business Hot Tubs in France – selling and installing Cotswold wood-fired hot tubs – and now wood-fired saunas too.

Hot tub heaven

Like the couple, most of their customers love that their hot tub – le jacuzzi in French – is a true pleasure but also be as eco-friendly as possible, as well as economical to run. With minimal electricity needed – for the lights and bubbles only, the water is completely heated by wood. They heat up much quicker than electric hot tubs do “if friends turn up unexpectedly and you fancy a dip, just light the fire and you’ll be able to hop in by the time you’ve finished your first drink!” And with the water being recyclable (the new alternatives to chlorine have made this possible), Cotswold hot tubs are amongst the most sustainable and eco-friendly hot tub options on the market.

5 Star customer service

Nicola and Tim are very hands on with customer service. They’re happy to give advice about which hot tub is the best option for you. And they offer a range of hot tubs suitable for two to ten in a variety of colours and finishes. Some of them are unique to Hot Tubs in France, like the Moreton Hydro 10-seater which, says Tim “is one of the most luxurious hot tubs on the market. If there’s a more luxurious one, it will have to be really special – and it’s going to be way more expensive.”

Tim and Nicola are also very happy to discuss location, access, and installation to ensure that potential buyers are delighted with every stage of their hot tub journey. It’s for this reason that they don’t just take an order online but take orders by email or phone. This is so that they can check that everything will run smoothly from start to finish.

Personal delivery

They’ve delivered all over France. Up mountains, along narrow country lanes, over the top of hedges and to remote villages as well as to busy city locations. Every delivery and installation is unique and sometimes lifting equipment and extra hands-on deck are required. And at the end of the installation, they will demonstrate how to operate and maintain the hot tub. Everything is taken care of, and you’re guaranteed years of pleasure.

Wonderful wood-fired saunas

In 2023 Nicola and Tim added Cotswold wood-fired saunas to their range. And these are not just any old saunas. They’re beautifully designed and come in two shapes – check that, one of which looks like a hobbit house. Made from a mixture of light-coloured hard woods, they are suitable for up to 6 people. They’re economical to run, with electricity only required for the lights and guaranteed to last for many years.

Home spa in France

A hot tub and sauna in the garden – your own home spa, what could be better?! They are great for year-round use too. If you want to use them in winter, Nicola and Tim will advise how best to maintain them in extremes of cold. Both hot tub and sauna are easy to clean and maintain.

They are also a super option for gites, B&Bs, glamping and campsites, plus hotel owners wanting to offer their guests a special and stand out experience.

If you’re in the Limousin area, they welcome you to check out the demonstration hot tubs that are on site. Or you can contact them via their website: hottubsinfrance.com

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