Bathing in the sunshine is an indulgent, atmospheric experience whether you choose a refreshing shower or a relaxing dip in a hot tub. Swedish brand Roshults’ sleek outdoor model is a striking metal structure that comes with a slatted teak shower tray and a rainfall-effect shower.
It’s easy to install and connects to a standard garden hose. Another designer option is an open shower cabin by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba that is fitted with a large rainfall shower head. It can be positioned on any surface – pool-side or on the lawn.
If you’re more of a bath person, consider investing in a a wood-fired hot tub – great for when the sun goes down. Clear Water Revival sells tubs by Storvatt, popular in the mountain chalets of the Alps and Cambridge-based Bathing Under The Sky offers a selection of Swedish-style tubs. The principle is highly appealing – crafted from Western Red cedar, which is extremely durable and resistant to decay, the tubs are heated by burning wood, replacing the sound of a standard hot-tub motor with the blissful crackle of a roaring fire. Plus, the warm bath water can be recycled straight onto the garden post-soak.