Cornwall LivingIssue #135

The natural solution

For a sustainable, luxury wild-spa experience, Kernow Springs’ hot tubs and saunas are an eco-choice that will nourish body and soul. 

Cornwall-based former boat builder and father of two, Martin Dean, built a couple of wood-fired hot tubs for his garden after sampling their relaxing delights whilst on a family vacation. His beautiful back yard creations garnered much interest and as word spread demand for Martin’s hot tubs increased to the point he was able to launch his own company, Kernow Springs. Now a thriving business, Martin and his team build and supply eco-friendly wood-fired hot tubs and saunas across the south west.

Many of us are choosing a greener lifestyle, becoming more conscious of ways we can reduce our environmental impact. Purchases and lifestyle habits affect the environment, and it’s important that we spend time evaluating the eco-friendly and sustainability aspects of the products we buy. Combine this with the rising energy bills of recent months and it’s no wonder that any dreams of a traditional hot tub may feel further from reach than ever. However, Kernow Springs has something in store that might have you re-considering giving up on your luxury dream. 

For centuries, different cultures around the world have recognised the many benefits associated with soaking in a traditional wooden hot tub. The Greeks, the Romans and the Japanese regard it as a ritual – an act of comforting the body and nourishing the soul. With the wood-fired hot tubs and saunas of Kernow Springs, the occasional whiff of smoke and the crackle of the fire is a comforting reminder that the water in your hot tub and the steam in your sauna is being heated by burning carbon neutral ‘coppiced’ wood – no electricity, no pumps, 100% natural and 100% sustainable.

The ‘sauna revolution’ is well and truly underway here in Cornwall and all Kernow Springs wood-fired saunas are bespoke built to suit your outdoor space, ranging from two person to 12 person in either traditional Barrel, Box, Oval or Arch designs. Optional extras include internal changing rooms, internal shower rooms, cold water drench buckets, a full galvanised tin roof and even a unique Full Moon window to maximise those stunning Cornish views! All are hand built on site, avoiding any access issues. What’s more, you can even try out all of Kernow Springs’ wood-fired wonders at the new interactive showroom – the Nordic Spa in Wadebridge. Head online to find out more!