24 Enchanting Luxury Spa Breaks in the UK

Luxury Spa Breaks in the UK

From extravagant city venues to relaxing country getaways, there are many luxury spa breaks and UK hotels for you to rest and unwind. Whether you are looking to treat yourself personally, get away for the weekend or find last minute spa break for couples – every spa offers a range of unique treatments and options.

Personally, this is my favourite kind of gift to receive and way to spoil myself when I’m in need of rest and rejuvenation. A weekend spa break is also a great way to spend time with friends or someone special for a memorable occasion. Find a list of luxury spa breaks below around the UK. Book your spa visit today and look forward to a calming holiday.

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Find luxury spa breaks in the UK!

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Northern Ireland Spa Breaks & Hotels

1. Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast

Location: Culloden Estate & Spa, Bangor Road, Holywood, Belfast. BT18 OEX

Grounds: This spa is situated within 12 acres of mature gardens.

Transport: Although it is nine miles out of the city centre, you can get there via Cultra railway station at the bottom of the garden and a bus stop on the main road in front of the hotel.

Style & character: Antique furniture paintings and chandeliers. This is a traditional and tasteful spa with a lot of old school feeling. There is a chess set in the lounge and staff with white shirts and burgundy ties. Decor includes red carpets, sage green walls, ivory woodwork, marble fireplaces and stained glass windows.

Service and facilities: Expect attentive and polite service.

Hotel details: The rooms in this hotel are large and have a classical look with sage green walls, beech furniture and white linens. You can expect garden views in the standard rooms and an open gas fire in the suites. All rooms have satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities.

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes.

Family-friendly? Yes.

Food & drink: The Mitre restaurant offers locally sourced food, which has given it the Good Food Ireland award in 2011. There are beautiful views over the gardens to the lough. Choose from pigeon, duck, Aberdeen Angus beef, venison and more.

About the spa: Aimed to cater to your body and mind, the spa offers a range of health and leisure facilities. The Spa at Culloden has a marble steam room, hot tub and dance studio.

Using the ESPA range of natural therapies and procedures, you can choose for relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. From a luxury spa day experience, an overnight break or simply a treatment from their portfolio.

This spa will also tailor packages to include any combination of therapies. This includes access to the pool, lunch and health club facilities.

Spa hours:
Monday to Thursday: 11.00am  to 6.00pm
Friday to Sunday: 10.00am to 7.00pm

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £230 per person
Day spa: from £55 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Colloden Estate and Spa

Spa at Culloden Estate
Spa at Culloden Estate

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Scotland Spa Hotels

2. Gleneagles in Perthshire and Heartlands

Location: The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, PH3 1NF

Grounds: This estate is located in the Perthshire countryside, where the highlands begin. When it first opened in 1924, the estate was described as a “Riviera in the Highlands”. Today this estate in the heart of Scotland is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Gleneagles offers a five-star luxury hotel, three championship golf courses, award-winning spa and the only two Michelin star restaurant in Scotland.

Transport: The estate has it’s own train station and you can get there from London by train in five hours or one hour from Glasgow or Edinburgh by car.

Style & character: Think Scottish Baronial meets French chateau. You will find the opulence and comfort of a grand country house. The estate is enormous and there is a lovely sense of ease from the moment you arrive.

Service and facilities: Service here is professional without stuffiness and friendly without being over-familiar. There are more staff than guests, making sure all your needs are met during your stay.

Hotel details: There are 232 rooms and 26 suites, with plenty of choice. The look of the rooms range from rolltop baths, soft tartan, tailored tweed, to Art Deco-influenced modernity. The Estate rooms offer beautiful views of the countryside (some even having balconies and fireplaces). You can expect minibars, iPod docks, safes, radios/CD players, flat-screen TVs, bathrobes and slippers and coffee/tea making facilities.

  • Bar
  • Golf course
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/hammam
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Tennis court

Access for guests with disabilities? Fully accessible rooms available.

Family-friendly? Yes. Special menus, baby-care, a playroom, games for teenagers and lots of activities. You can find a junior off-road driving course in mini-Landrovers.

Food & drink: There is Andrew Fairlie’s two Michelin-starred restaurant as well as the Strathearn Restaurant that has two Rosettes and a pianist. The bar offers glamour for a drink before dinner or a nice place for lunch or afternoon tea. The Deseo Restaurant serves dishes like tapas, grilled beef and fresh seafood. Breakfast in the Strathearn is recommended for starting your day.

About the spa: Some would consider this the best spa in Scotland. This spa offers saunas, steam rooms, hydrotherapy ‘vitality pool and lovely relaxation areas. You can find both complementary and alternative therapies. There is a range of ESPA offerings for both face and body treatments.

Prices:
Spa day: from £145 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Gleneagles spa today

Gleneagles Spa in Perthshire, Scotland
Gleneagles Spa in Perthshire, Scotland

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3. Blythswood Square Spa in Glasgow & Ayrshire

Location: Blythswood Square Spa, 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4AD

Grounds: Blythswood Square was established in the Georgian era and originally designed to be the new town centre. This location is quiet and includes a garden in the centre.

Nearby: It is close to nearby shops on Buchanan Street and a close walk to major sights.

Style & character: Spacious and glamorous. The decoration is modern glitz. The building has original features from when it was the headquarters of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club.

Service and facilities: Warm and helpful staff.

Hotel details: The hotel has 100 rooms which are all similar in style. The rooms have marble bathrooms, purple tweed curtains and oversized black lampshades.

  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Room service
  • Steam room/hammam
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes – one room and two suites that are accessible.

Family-friendly? Yes. Guests can request sofa beds in the deluxe rooms or suites for children 6 to 12 years (£30 per night per child). There are also cots available on request and the restaurant has a children’s menu. Please note spa guests must be aged 16 and over.

Food & drink: The Market Menu offers chicken and duck dishes that are simple but nicely prepared. Breakfast offers an extensive buffet with options like Serrano ham on the bone.

About the spa: The 10,000-square-foot spa facility offers nine luxury treatment rooms, a thermal suite, two relaxation pools, a lounge and cafe area as well as additional relaxation areas. Treatments include a range of luxurious face and body treatments individually designed for guests.

The Thermal Experience Hours: 7.00am to 9.00am and 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Spa Hours:
Mon to Fri: from 7.00am to 10:00pm
Sat to Sun: from 7.00am to 9.00pm

Prices:
Spa day: from £45 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Blythswood Square Spa

Blythswood Square Spa, Glasgow
Blythswood Square Spa, Glasgow

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4. Old Course Hotel Golf Resort Spa

Location: The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland, KY16 9SP

Grounds: This resort is a dreamland for golfers with 11 golf courses around the hotel, including its own championship course.

Nearby: This hotel is located just a short stroll from the historic university town of St. Andrews. Guests can also enjoy the surrounding countryside of the ancient Kingdom of Fife. This spa is also near to the West Sands beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline.

Where is this? 45 miles North of Edinburgh.

Style & character: Classy, elegant and contemporary interiors. This was originally a nineteenth-century hall and converted into a country club in the 1930s. Then it was renovated between 2010 and 2012. You can find features from the historic hall in the hotel and spa including brickwork and modern renovations.

Service and facilities: Quietly confident service, luxurious facilities and warm welcome.

Hotel details: The hotel has 144 rooms with 35 suites. The resort has been refurbished to feature luxury suites and bedrooms with Kohler bathroom products. The majority of rooms have balconies and views of the world-famous Old Course and the sea.

  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Room service
  • Pool
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, full accessibility to all facilities.

Family-friendly? Yes, children’s facilities available. Babysitting services and cots available.

Food & drink: The Road Hole Fine Dining Restaurant has three AA Rosettes. The hotel also has a traditional pub The Jigger Inn which serves home-cooked food. Also, The Duke’s Clubhouse offers a traditional Scottish golfer’s menu. The Road Hole Bar offers Scotland’s finest malt whiskies from over 200 distilleries.

About the spa: The Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel is the first KOHLER spa experience found outside the USA. The focus of the spa is on the therapeutic benefits of water and the treatments centre around the healing properties of mineral rich waters.

This is a feminine space with blush colours, aubergine and taupe colouring. Find a double-height room, coloured in turquoise on two of the walls and central chandelier.

The spa offers the Highland Fling signature treatment and a new H2O Inspiration water treatment. Find a 20-metre pool and waterfall relaxation area and rooftop hot tub and lounge.

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £297.50 per person
Spa day:  from £168 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at the Kohler Waters Spa now

Kohler Waters Spa in Fife, Scotland
Kohler Waters Spa in Fife, Scotland

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North East Spa Breaks

5. Seaham Hall in Tyne and Wear

Location: Seaham Hall Hotel, Lord Byron’s Walk, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7AG

Grounds: Dating back to 1791, Seaham Hall is set within 37 acres of countryside and offers views of the romantic heritage coast. This offers you the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque grounds or take a walk on the beach.

Nearby: Only a 20 minute drive from the city of Durham. Take a trip to Hadrian’s Wall Holy Island or Durham Cathedral which are both nearby.

Where is this? 15 miles southeast of Newcastle and 11 miles northeast of Durham.

Style & character: This 5 star hotel is a Georgian country house with a rich history. The eccentric character contradicts the contemporary interior.

Hotel details: This hotel has 22 suites which are stylish and full of character. Rooms have seating area and all the mod cons – bathrobes, exclusive toiletries, king sized beds with luxury bedding, sea and garden views. All suites also include Nespresso coffee machines, tea making facilities and complementary WiFi.

  • Bar/ lounge
  • Beach
  • Business centre with internet access
  • Fitness centre
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Suites
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? Yes.

Food & drink: Eat the Byron Bar and Grill where you can enjoy classical plates within a contemporary and chic environment. You can also eat at Ozone, offering an outdoor terrace and view to the gardens. Ozone offers conventional European cuisine made with eastern ingredients.

About the Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall: Perfect for romantics and Asian spa devotees. This spa is award winning and provides a relaxing environment for pampering. The treatments are for both face and body and use products from Elemis.

The facilities include a 20-metre pool with massage stations, a fitness suit, sanarium with crystal light therapy, sauna, snail showers, hydrotherapy pool, ice fountain, plunge pools, hammam, steam room, outdoor hot tubs and a roof garden.

Spa hours:
Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10.00pm
Saturday: 7.00am to 10.00pm
Sunday: 8.00am to 10.00pm

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £89.50 per person
Spa day: from £75 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at the Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall today

Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall, Durham
Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall, Durham

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6. Rockliffe Hall in County Durham

Location: Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2DU

Grounds: This is a peaceful setting with views across the hotel golf course.

Nearby: Rockliffe Hall is the perfect location for visiting both the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors and the coast.

Transport: It is close to mainline Darlington station, giving you the option to arrive by train.

Where is this? 30 miles south of Newcastle and 58 miles northwest of York.

Style & character: Contemporary lobby and rooms with a timeless classic style with a modern edge. Many contemporary chandeliers, silver mirrors and large vases mixed with portraits and stained glass windows.

Service and facilities: Friendly and relaxing with warm staff and peaceful setting.

Hotel details: There are 61 bedrooms between the Old Hall and New Hall as well as a purpose-made buildings outsides. Rooms are comfortable, clean and light. All rooms include a television in both the bedroom and bathroom.

  • Bar
  • Golf course
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • WiFi

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, rooms have been adapted. There are rooms on the ground floor and lifts.

Family-friendly? Yes, children are welcome. The pool even offers childrens’ swim times each day.

Food & drink: You can choose from three restaurants. The Brasserie offers spa guests both a light, healthy menu and indulgent menu. The Clubhouse has views over the golf course and serves classic English dishes. The Orangery is the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant with a excellent tasting menu.

About the spa: Relax in the thermal bathing suite, caldarium, sauna, tropicarium, hydropool and ice fountain or lounge on sound-wave therapy beds after your treatment. This spa uses Neom and Caudalie products. Treatments include facials, wraps, massages, anti-aging and detox treatments.

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £210 per person
Spay day: from £140 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Rockliffe Hall now

Rockliffe Hall Spa, Durham
Rockliffe Hall Spa, Durham

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North West Luxury Spa Breaks, Hotels & Weekends

7. Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa in West Yorkshire

Location: Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa, 1150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds, LS15 8ZB

Nearby: This hotel has easy access to the M62/M1 and is only six miles from Leeds centre and the new First Direct Arena. It is only a 15 minute drive from Leeds Rail Station and Temple Newsam Golf Club. Also nearby is the Grande Theatre, Yorkshire Dales and the Royal Armouries Museum (15 minute drive).

Style & character: Contemporary ambience.

Service and facilities: Warm, friendly and attentive staff.

Hotel details: This hotel has 117 rooms arranged over four floors. All rooms are air-conditioned and double glazed with a flat screen TV, radio, bathrobes and slippers.

  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness centre

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes. Wheelchair access, disabled parking and accessible rooms.

Family-friendly? Yes, one child stays for free when occupying a parent and using existing bedding. No cribs available for infants.

Food & drink: The restaurant offers inspirational modern cuisine with Yorkshire produce (has been awarded a AA Rosette). You can enjoy a drinks on the sun terrace or next to a fire in the cosy bar.

About the spa: This spa offers an extensive menu of treatments with professional therapists and natural products. There is a 20 yards indoor swimming pool and fully equipped gym. You can also relax in the sauna, steam room and spa bath. More treatments available in the beauty salon.

Spa opening times:
Monday to Friday: 6.00am to 10.00pm
Saturday: 7.00am to 8.00pm
Sunday: 7.00am to 9.00pm

Spa treatments opening times:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 9.00pm
Saturday:  9.00am to 7.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Prices:
Overnight break: from £85 per person
Spa day: from £60 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa now

Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, Leeds
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, Leeds

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8. Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa in Cheshire

Location: Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, Main Road, Worleston, CW5 6DN

Grounds: Rookery Hall Hotel is set in the green Cheshire countryside.

Nearby: From Rookery Hall, venture into Chester or venture further afield to Manchester or Liverpool. Cheshire offers visitor attractions such as Tatton Park, Beeston Castle (English Heritage site), Chester Zoo, and Jodrell Bank (where you can find the Lovell Telescope). Also, the medieval town of Nantwich is only 5 minutes away by car.

Transport: Arrive via Crew station which connects via a high-speed train to London and Manchester (15 minute cab ride to the hotel).

Where is this? 15 mins from the M6.

Style & character: This is a unique country house hotel in Cheshire that was built in 1816 and given additional wings and renovations over the years. In 2007 it was given the health club and spa, new executive bedrooms, conference and banqueting centre.

Rookery Hall is contemporary with a timeless feel. It is a great example of traditional architecture merging with modern comfort and facilities.

Service and facilities: Relaxed, homely atmosphere with service that makes you feel special.

Hotel details: This hotel is popular with wedding parties and romancing couples (the Beckhams got engaged here). Find suites and period bedrooms in the old hall and newer rooms in the executive wing, with TVs set into the bathroom walls. The 1990s wing offers classic bedrooms and beautiful views.

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Fitness centre
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Spa

Access for guests with disabilities? There are two adapted rooms with features including a hearing loop, vibrating pillows and magnifiers.

Family-friendly? Yes – three family rooms, children’s menu, children’s pool time and family packages.

Food & drink: Choose from 50-plus gins at the bar and enjoy the terrace for aperitifs in summer. The restaurant at Rookery Hall is split across two dining rooms with the same menu. This includes a mix of traditional British classics with more modern dishes. You can expect a good spread at breakfast with lots of local Cheshire produce.

About the spa: This spa is situated adjacent to the main hotel and offers you a variety of luxury treatments with seven treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure suite, Rasul mud therapy chamber, waterwall sensory relaxation room, swimming pool, gym, fitness studio and cafe bar.

Take a dip in the exquisite 17-metre pool after being pampered. Choose from both group and individual treatments. All the expert therapists use the Elemis product house.

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £102.50 per person
Spa day: from £62.50 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa today

Rookery Hall Spa, Cheshire
Rookery Hall Spa, Cheshire

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9. The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa in Cheshire

Location: Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, Bolton Abbey Estate, Skipton, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AJ

Grounds: The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa is set within the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate on 30,000 acres of the Yorkshale Dales National Park. This is a dog-friendly hotel with lots of walking to be done!

Nearby: This estate is close to Skipton, Harrogate, Ilkley and lots of pretty villages.

Style & character: Built in the 17th century as a Yorkshire coaching inn, it still retains  much of it’s original character. The hotel is separated in an old and new wing with a traditional style. You can expect lots of artwork from Chatsworth’s Devonshire Collection on the walls (known as one of the finest private art collection in Europe).

Service and facilities: Smart service with plenty of helpful staff.

Hotel details: This hotel has 40 rooms available, some with four poster beds. The views are impressive overlooking river, dale and Italian box gardens. Bathrooms are generous with walk-in showers and in each room you can expect a spacious seating area, flat-screen TV with a DVD pay and satellite channels.

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness centre
  • Free parking
  • Room service
  • Tennis court
  • Pets allowed
  • Indoor pool

Access for guests with disabilities? Rooms on the ground floor are accessible. One bedroom has been adapted for disabled guests.

Family-friendly? Children are welcome to stay at the hotel however children under the age of 14 are not eligible to use the spa or gym facilities.

Pets? Yes.

Food & drink:  The Burlington restaurant, one of five Yorkshire restaurants to be awarded a Michelin star, is considered one of Yorkshire’s finest restaurants. Head chef Adam Smith (formerly of the Ritz) uses lots of meat, fish, fruits and herbs. There is a slightly formal dress code required. Take advantage of the extensive wine list. For a more relaxed atmosphere, head to the hotel brasserie for standard fare like traditional Sunday roasts. You can also enjoy afternoon tea with a live piano player to accompany your experience.

About the spa: This spa is in an ancient barn, adjacent to the main hotel. You will find four large therapy rooms, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, relation space and lounge with views over the tennis courts.

Enjoy the world-class, rejuvenation ESPA treatments and a selection of holistic therapies. These treatments are meant to restore the mind, body and soul.

There is also a gym next door, giving you the opportunity to do some cardio, weights or resistance training alongside your pampering session.

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £102.50 per person
Spa day: from £69.50 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at the Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa now

Devonshire Arms Hotel Spa, Yorkshire
Devonshire Arms Hotel Spa, Yorkshire

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Wales Spa Holidays & Overnight Breaks

10. Ruthin Castle Hotel in North Wales

Location: Ruthin Castle Hotel, Ruthin, LL15 2NU, North Wales

Grounds: This romantic hotel was originally built by Edward I in 1282 and is set within acres of parkland and immaculate gardens.

Nearby: This spa is only a short walk away from Ruthin Craft Centre, Nantclwyd y Dre and Ruthin Gaol. Within ten minutes you can get to the Llangollen Motor Museum and Ruthin Castle. It is also 30 minutes drive from Snowdonia National Park (20 miles south) and you can find Gwydr Forest Park 20 miles west of the hotel. Also, the town of Chester is less than a 40-minute drive away as well as the start of the M53 Motorway.

Style & character: Rustic and romantic hotel styled with contemporary decor.

Service and facilities: Welcoming and accommodating service.

Hotel details: There are 50 rooms available with LCD TVs with digital channels and free WiFi. There is also 24-hours room service, premium bedding and tea/coffee makers.

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transport (surcharge)

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, facilities for disabled guests.

Family-friendly? Yes, children are welcome and kids stay for free. One child five years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding. Rollaway/extra beds are available as well as cribs (infant beds). Babysitting and childcare available with a surcharge.

Food & drink: Eating here is a journey back in time with themed medieval banquets. Bertie’s Restaurant serves seasonal and local produce and has been awarded two AA Rosettes. Feast at heavily-laden, candlelit tables while being entertained. These dinners were inspired by the Earl of Warwick’s legendary 16th century feasts that he once held at the hotel. 

About The Moat Spa: This spa is nestled in the former moat of the castle and has a focus on natural products and holistic therapies. The Moat has five treatment rooms and this includes a room for couples. Enjoy a deep-tissue massage, hot stone massage, sports massage or Swedish massage. There is also a mud bath, sauna and a spa tub.

Experience a wide range of treatments all using ESPA, Jessica, Gelish and Bare Minerals. Enjoy a massage, facial, waxing, body wrap, body scrub, manicure or pedicure. The minimum age to access the spa is 16.

Prices:
Spa day: from £65.50 per person

Like the sound of this spa?  Book your stay at Ruthin Castle Hotel and Spa today

Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa in North Wales
Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa in North Wales

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11. Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa in North Wales

Location: Llanwddyn Powys Montgomeryshire United Kingdom, SY10 0LY

Grounds: This hotel is a multi-award-winning country house hotel in North Wales set within 24,000 acre Vyrnwy Estate. The hotel is located high on the hillsides of the Berwyn Mountain range and overlooks Lake Vyrnwy.

Nearby: The hotel is on the edge of Snowdonia National Park and within an hour’s drive of Shrewsbury and Wrexham. The Welsh border is a 30-minute drive away.

Style & character: This Victorian Country house offers panoramic views to all horizons.

Service and facilities: High standards delivered with a comforting degree of informality.

Hotel details: All 52 bedrooms have been individually furnished and decorated, some with balconies and four poster beds. There are TVs, radios, telephones and hair dryers available.

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Helipad
  • Traditional pub
  • Free WiFi

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, facilities for disabled guests.

Family-friendly? Children are welcome and there are extra beds available.

Food & drink: The award-winning Tower Restaurant offers guests three course meals while the gastro-pub style Tavern Bistro offers you the opportunity to watch the sun set over the lake.

About the spa: This spa looks out across the beautiful landscape, perfect for relaxation. The thermal suite and luxurious ESPA treatments offer a wonderful experience to any visitor. Services include a hot stone massage, sports massage, aromatherapy treatments, facial, swedish massage, manicure, pedicure, sauna and body treatments.

Prices:
Spa day: from £69 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Lake Vynwy Hotel and Spa now 

Lake Vynwy Hotel and Spa
Lake Vynwy Hotel and Spa

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West Midlands Luxury Spa Hotels & Deals

12. Cotswold House Hotel and Spa in Gloucestershire

Location: Cotswold House Hotel and Spa, The Square, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6AN

Grounds: Set in the centre of picturesque town of Chipping Campden, this hotel is a landmark building. The Cotswold House Hotel is set across a row of four properties. Chipping Campden ancient market is steps away and the Cotswold Way footpath starts here. There are lots of walking opportunities right on the doorstep.

Nearby: You can find beautiful gardens at Hidcote Manor and Kiftsgate Court (11 minutes drive north). Also, Stratford-upon-Avon is a 30 minute drive north and the station at Moreton-in-Marsh is a 20 minutes’ drive south.

Style & character: The modern styling contrasts the original features with old beams and fireplaces. There is a tall hall and reception/sitting area, striking spiral staircase and graceful dining room.

Service and facilities: Helpful and professional staff.

Hotel details: There are 28 rooms (all different shapes and sizes) furnished in soothing green, browns and duck egg blue. All rooms feel spacious (even the smaller ones) and offer tea/coffee facilities. The main hotel hosts 22 rooms and there are six rooms in the garden, two having a hot tub and their own small garden. Bathrooms are stocked with eco-boutique products.

  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Steam room/hammam
  • Spa

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, there are five ground-floor rooms available for those with disabilities. Technically these rooms are not fully wheelchair accessible.

Family-friendly? Yes, there are cots available for some rooms. Also, the restaurant has a children’s menu and high-chairs. The spa only caters to over-18s.

Pets? Dogs are welcome.

Food & drink: The Fig restaurant serves modern British dishes using local produce. Expect starters like beetroot and marinated goats cheese and mains like slow roasted duck breast. The Bistro on the Square (the brasserie and bar) offers cocktails, tapas and steaks. You can enjoy breakfast in the Fig restaurant, offered as a buffet with cooked options.

About the spa: This spa is a converted coach house at the bottom of a garden. Treatments are from La Sultane de Saba in a calm setting. There is a hydrotherapy pool and thermal facilities in a bright extension. There are lots of windows and views into the gardens. Facilities include six treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pool, aromatic steam room, rain showers, hammam, relation suite and Jessica Nail bar.

Price:
Overnight spa break: from £132.50 per person
Spa day: from £55 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Cotswold House Hotel and Spa now 

Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

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Best London Spa Hotels, Deals & Days

13. Corinthia Hotel London in Central London

Location: Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BD

Grounds: This hotel is centrally located and close to London’s iconic attractions and River Thames.

Nearby: The Corinthia is a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square, Westminster and Covent Garden.

Style & character: This place has five-star luxury written all over it and is shamelessly opulent.The building dates back to 1885 and is made up of beautiful rooms, stylist suites and spectacular penthouses. There are fabulous chandeliers, modern art and palatial public rooms. There is a mini-branch of Harrods and a Daniel Galvin hair salon.

Service and facilities: Luxury five star experience.

Hotel details: There are 251 rooms, some having river views. The rooms have beige and olive tones with Hypnos beds, Lowe TVs and Italian marble bathrooms. There are 43 suites and seven penthouses.

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • FreeWiFi

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, seven rooms have been specially adapted for the needs of disabled travellers.

Family-friendly? Yes, excellent kid-friendly hotel. Spacious suites and nearby access to parks for the children to play.

Food & drink: Massimo Restaurant and Bar offers an Italian experience while The Northall Restaurant offers British cuisine. There is also the option to have afternoon tea under the Baccarat Chandelier. Bassoon offers the perfect place for a cocktail.

About ESPA Life at Corinthia Spa: The ESPA Life offers complementary alternative therapies, fitness, beauty treatments and Daniel Galvin Hair Salon.

The spa has brought together a team of naturopaths, Chinese Medicine acupuncturists and herbalists, osteopaths and personal trainers.

Spread over four floors, there are 17 treatment rooms, a private spa suite, nail studio, indoor swimming pool, amphitheatre sauna, ice fountain, marble heated loungers and private sleep pods. There is a spa cafe offering light, nutritious refreshments.

The aim of this spa is a results-driven express treatments to help people who are stressed and want treatments but don’t have a lot of time.

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £600 per person
Spa day: from £480 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at the Corinthia Hotel and Spa in London now

Corinthia Hotel & Spa London
Corinthia Hotel & Spa London

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14. Bulgari Hotel London in Knightsbridge

Location: The Bulgari Hotel, 171 Knightsbridge London, SW7 1DW

Grounds: This is a hidden gem in the middle of bustling Knightsbridge.

Nearby: It is a stone’s throw from Harrods and opposite One Hyde Park, residential complex with the world’s most expensive apartment. Westminster Borough is perfect for those interested in shopping, parks and theatre. Not to mention great shops like Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Hermes, Prada and Chanel all nearby.

Style & character: This hotel was designed by Antonio Citterio and Partners, who were also responsible for Bulgari Milan and Bulgari Bali. The granite grey lobby has been deliberately pared down to resemble a ‘des res’ rather than a grand hotel. The acres of glossy sapele wood veneer are repetitive as well as a stainless steel staircase.

Service and facilities: Professional and friendly service.

Hotel details: The rooms have headboards and curtains with a motif based on a 19th-century Bulgari brooch. The rooms are extremely comfortable and include marble bathrooms, Bulgari toiletries and excellent bedding.

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness centre
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, facilities for disabled guests.

Family-friendly? Yes, caters to families. There are babysitting and child services available.

Food & drink: Rivea restaurant offers a mix of fine dining and a relaxed atmosphere. You can expect small plates of Mediterranean-inspired fare, with a range of delicious flavours and ingredients.

About the spa: This spa is set over two floors and feels indulgently spacious, with huge changing rooms and relaxation areas. It is home to one of the most extravagant private pool areas in the city with textured Vicenza stone and extravagant white cabanas and loungers. Lighting is soothing and there are aromatic candles throughout the spa.

The treatments focus on holistic wellbeing and health including naturopathy, acupuncture, reflexology and emotional healing. You can choose from a range of facials, laser therapies and peels.

Prices:
Day spa: from £250 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at the Bulgari today 

Bulgari Hotel Spa in London
Bulgari Hotel Spa in London

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“Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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15. Intercontinental London The O2 Spa in North Greenwich

Location: 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0TW

Nearby: The Intercontinental London is a stone’s throw away from the O2 Arena on the Greenwich Peninsula. There is a covered walkway in the hotel lobby which leads you from your room to the venue within 10 minutes walk. Also nearby is the Emirates Air Line zips over the Thames to ExCel London. Other nearby popular attractions include the Cutty Sark, Olympic Stadium and Royal Observatory.

Getting there: There are fast links to London’s West End and London City Airport via the Jubilee Line and the Thames Clipper. The hotel is also a five-minute walk from Greenwich North underground station and Greenwich pier for riverboat access.

Style & character: This hotel was built in 2015 and has a classy, business-like feeling to it with a nautical theme (fitting for its setting on the Thames). There are porthole-shaped windows and downstairs you can find stacks of luggage and a cabinet of globes and brass nautical compasses in the Meridian Lounge.

Service and facilities: Prompt and friendly service.

Hotel details: This hotel has 453 luxury rooms that are spread over 18 floors, all offering views of Canary Wharf, the river or the O2. Colour schemes in the rooms are neutral with navy blue, white linens and brown leather headboards.

The technology in rooms is up to date with a smart television that links through to the bathroom with speakers and a touch-screen pad that controls everything in the room. The bathrooms offer sleek granite, spacious showers and bathtubs and Anne Semenonin products.

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Fitness centre
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/hammam
  • Walking distance to O2 Arena

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, 11 accessible rooms.

Family-friendly? Yes, there is a two-bedroom suite for families and also family packages available.

Food & drink: The Eighteen Bar on the top floor is perfect for views over the Canary Wharf skyline. This bar is perfect for cocktails before a concert. Grab a drink and light, Asian-inspired snacks.

Breakfast can be enjoyed at the Market Brasserie, where there is a buffet available. You can also enjoy a brasserie-style all-day menu here – steak, fish, pizza or a two-course pre-show menu from 5.00pm to 6.30pm.

The Peninsula restaurant offers European-style fine dining. This menu offers dishes like yellowfin tuna tartare, ricotta gnocchi, crisp suckling pig, roast squab pigeon and roasted halibut. There is also a fantastic cheese board!

About the spa: This spa has luxurious fittings with rugs, mosaic tiles and chandeliers. The decor has been inspired by Greenwich’s maritime history.

This full-service spa includes a range of EPSA treatments from massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures.

This spa is spaciously chic with 1,000sqm of relaxation space, eight treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room and relaxation room. There is also a fitness space, 17m indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi, cannon neck massage jets and pool-side loungers.

Prices:
Spa day: from £39 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at the Intercontinental London The O2 Spa now

Intercontinental London The O2 Spa
Intercontinental London The O2 Spa

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South East Luxury Spa Breaks

16. Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa in Surrey

Location: Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5EU

Grounds: This 19th century manor house (dating from 1849) is located in 123 acres of  hilly, wooded Surrey parkland.

Nearby: Pennyhill Park is only a 10 minute drive from Ascot, a 15-minute drive from Wentworth Golf Club and two miles from Windlesham Golf Club. Also, only three miles away is Camberley Theatre and The Atrium. Bowlplex is 2.4 miles away. Historic Windsor is only a 20-minute drive away.

Style & character: This is a Victorian building with modern additions, walkways and corridors. The spa is an enormous three storey building with two outdoor pools.

Service and facilities: Professional service.

Hotel details: There are 124 rooms available with free WiFi, 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, coffee makers and electric kettles. Rooms are known for having large bathroom, four-poster beds, luxury bed linens and a pillow menu. The bathrooms have robes, bespoke toiletries and rain showers.

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/hammam
  • Tennis court
  • 9-hole golf course
  • Bicycle rentals on site

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, spa and hotel both have ramp access. There are also changing rooms on the ground floor and treatment rooms large enough for wheelchair access. Guide dogs are permitted and have their own room service menu, bed and bowls.

Family-friendly? Yes, children are welcome. All children under five years can stay free of charge when using existing beds. Children under two years stay free of charge for children’s cots/cribs. Children aged six to 12 years are charged £25 per night for extra beds.

Food & drink: The Latymer Restaurant (with 5 AA Rosettes) offers guests a menu with dishes full of seasonal produce. Also, there is the Brasserie (2 AA Rosettes) offering lunches, dinner and afternoon tea. You can enjoy a classic cocktail at the Ascot Bar.

About the spa: This spa has been voted ‘England’s Leading Spa Resort’. This spa has 21 treatment rooms available (including couples rooms) and eight pools, including a ballroom with underwater music. Treatments include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, manicures and pedicures, body scrubs, reflexology, body wraps and aromatherapy treatments. The spa also has a sauna and a steam room to relax and unwind.

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £290 per person
Spa day: from £95 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa today

Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa
Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa

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17. Ockenden Manor in West Sussex

Location: Ockenden Manor, Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5LD

Grounds: This is an Elizabethan manor house in the pretty village of Cuckfield, one of the prettiest Tudor villages in England. The manor is set on nine acres of grounds with views over West Sussex and the South Downs – the perfect setting for country walks.

Nearby: This spa is three miles from how Beech Hurst Gardens and Borde Hill Garden. Also, Ouse Valley Viaduct and Haywards Heath Golf Club are six miles away.

Transport: You can access Haywards Heath rail service with a 10-minute drive and access connections to London and Brighton. Ockenden Manor is only an hour from London and 20 minutes drive from Gatwick.

Style & character: This house feels very traditional with a modern edge. There is an elegant drawing room, oak panelled bar, cosy log fire, Burrell Room for private dining and a recently decorated extended restaurant. The spa is set in a contemporary building with an airy and natural feel.

Service and facilities: Friendly and professional service.

Hotel details: There are 28 rooms available with free WiFi, room service, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. There are older rooms full of character and also more modern contemporary rooms available. All rooms are en suite with individual furnishings and four-poster beds.

  • Bar
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room/hammam
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor/outdoor
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Riding
  • Pets allowed

Access for guests with disabilities? The spa suites are not disabled rooms but suitable for people with restricted mobility. They are spacious, accessible by lift and have walk-in showers.

Family-friendly? Yes, children are welcome and there are free cribs for infants.

Food & drink: There is a Michelin starred restaurant at Ockenden where the award-winning head chef Stephen Crane mixes innovation and tradition while using ingredients that have been locally sourced. The restaurant overlooks the Manor’s nine acres of gardens. Breakfast is included in your stay and can be cooked fresh to order. You can relax after your meal in the elegant sitting room.

About the spa: The spa Ockenden is a recent addition with a contemporary atmosphere. There is both an indoor and outdoor swim-through pool, making it perfect for a romantic break for couples.

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £119.50 per person
Spa day: from £109 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa today

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa in West Sussex
Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa in West Sussex

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Top South West Spa Retreats in Bath & Cornwall

18. The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa in Bath

Location: The Royal Crescent Hotel, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS

Grounds: This hotel is set in a residential and peaceful area, very quiet with no passing traffic. The lawn overlooks one end of Victoria Park, which is Bath’s main green space.

Nearby: You can access Bath city centre, Pump Room Baths and the Theatre Royal with a five to 10-minute walk. Also, the Jane Austen Centre is only a few minutes’ walk away and the No 1 Royal Crescent museum, where you can learn everything about the history of this address.

Transport: Bath Spa Rail Station is just one mile away where trains from London Paddington can get here in just one hour and 20 minutes. The nearest airport is Bristol International with a 40-minute drive from the hotel and London Heathrow is one hour and a half away. The nearest motorway is the M4, which you can take from London

Where is this? 12 miles southeast of Bristol.

Style & character: The Royal Crescent establishes an elegant tone for all guests. Here you will find curvaceous staircases, classical busts, lounges with chandeliers, oil paintings and extravagant suites with elaborate ceilings. Behind the hotel there is a lovely garden with mature trees and a lawn to enjoy a meal in nice weather. There are also Georgian buildings in the back which house the spa, stylish bar and pretty Dower House Restaurant. All of these buildings have a contemporary style.

Service and facilities: First class service. Friendly and informed staff. No stuffiness. Concierge service and free valet parking available.

Hotel details: There are 45 bedrooms, half in the townhouses in the crescent and the other half in the buildings in the back of the garden. These rooms range from palatial suites with intricate ceilings and fireplaces in the first floor of the townhouses to elegant and cosy rooms in the upper floors of the townhouses (more affordable option). Some of the suites also offer private terraces if you want to enjoy the outdoors in summer months.

All bedrooms are individual and include antiques, period style prints, marble bathrooms with walk-in showers, robes and slippers. All rooms have 18th century decor, luxury bedding and flowers. There are tea trays available in every room where you can order with no extra charge and suites have Nespresso machines. The hotel offers a special touch by putting your name hand-written on a card on your door.

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness centre
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/hammam
  • Free parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Non-smoking rooms

Access for guests with disabilities? There is disabled access to some degree since the building is listed. There are some rooms that are accessible as well as a lift.

Family-friendly? Yes, however the atmosphere is more grown up. Under 12s can’t use the relaxation pool in the Bath House but staff are friendly to children. Staff are accommodating to families and will help find you nearby activities as well as arrange babysitters. Also, the Family Master Room (first floor) has a separate room for children with views over the hotel’s park. Baby cots and toy boxes are available upon request. Extra bedding for 3 to 11 year olds are £45 a night and include breakfast. It is £150 a night for over-12s.

Food & drink: Enjoy a meal at the award-winning Dower House Restaurant, headed by chef David Campbell. At breakfast you can expect fresh orange juice, great coffee and an appetising buffet. You can also have a full afternoon tea, with both sweet and savoury variations. For dinner, there are elaborate dishes available, both in presentation and in their experimental nature (for example – chocolate and eucalyptus matchings). There is also a fantastic wine list available which has been put together by sommelier Jean-Marc Leitao.

The Montagu bar is open all day with cocktails and champagne. You can also have a traditional afternoon tea in the gardens.

About the Spa & Bath House: This is an original coach house and stables. Wood and stone lined spa with seven treatment rooms, including couples rooms. The main area includes a 12-metre indoor “relaxation” pool, vitality pool, sauna and steam room. This spa also has its own Mediterranean-styled walled garden and fitness area.

Local skincare products are used. Treatments include facials, spa rituals, massages, body scrubs, wraps, manicures and pedicures.

Prices:
Overnight spa stay: from £215 per person
Overnight deluxe spa break: from £245 per person
Spa day: from £130 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa now 

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath

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19. The Gainsborough Bath Spa in Somerset

Location: The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Beau St, Bath, Somerset, England

Grounds: This spa is located in the heart of town and only a short walk from the station.

Nearby: The Gainsborough is just across the road from the Thermae Bath Spa and near to Bath’s Theatre Royal, the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, rugby at The Rec and a range of both designer and independent shops.

Transport: The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, 14.9 miles away. Bath Spa train station is only 600 yards away.

Style & character: This hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels in the World and occupies two historic buildings, with both Georgian and Victorian facades. The hotel was named after artist Thomas Gainsborough and designed to feel welcoming, elegant, social and vibrant.

This Georgian styled hotel offers both traditional and contemporary design. There are Asian touches as well as a feel of history and culture with Roman coins on display and contemporary artwork from local Bath Spa University students.

Service and facilities: Air of calm. Charming and helpful staff.

Hotel details: This hotel has 99 rooms with high ceilings (18ft) and tall windows with plenty of light. There are wonderful views across the city and surrounding hills.

All rooms were decorated by the award-winning firm, Champalimaud Design with custom furnishings and a subtle combination of period details and modern elements. Rooms are decorated in muted blues and browns. The beds have Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom has Asprey products.

Rooms include flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, Nespresso coffee machines, free WiFi, bath robes, slippers, complimentary minibar, digital radio and digital eNewspapers. The suites also have a seating area.

  • Parking
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre
  • Swimming pool(s)
  • Natural thermal pools
  • Valet parking (pre-book)
  • Minibar along with digital eNewspaper

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes.

Family-friendly? Yes, children are welcome and there are free cribs available for infants.

Pets? No pets allowed.

Food & drink: The Gainsborough has partnered with world-renowned chef, Johann Lafer. Johann only uses fresh and locally sourced produce to create truly creative dishes. He has a “dining without borders philosophy” where he combines local produce with Asian flavours. You will find a delicious roast rack of Wiltshire lamb with Szechuan pepper crust, celeriac and blood orange. Desserts are just as exciting and the wine list is eclectic.

The Canvas Room and Gainsborough Bar also offer an all-day menu and extensive drinks selection (champagnes, gins, fine wines and cocktails).

About the Gainsborough Bath Spa: This is the only naturally heated thermal spa in the UK, using the same natural healing waters the Romans and Georgians loved so much.

The 1,200-square-meter Spa Village Bath is located over two floors and three therapeutic pools. Because the spa was designed with its Roman origins in mind, the pools are set within an atrium and flooded with lots of natural light.

Here you will find 11 treatment rooms, including a couple’s room, a  steam room, Suite with private natural thermal waters, two tatami rooms for Asian therapies, beauty salon and fitness room. Treatments include deep tissue massage, body scrubs, hydrotherapy treatments, swedish massage, body wraps and aromatherapy treatments.

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £260 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at the Gainsborough Bath Spa now

The Gainsborough Bath Spa
The Gainsborough Bath Spa

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20. St Ives Harbour Hotel in Cornwall

Location: St Ives Harbour Hotel, The Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2BN

Grounds: This hotel overlooks Porthminster Beach, making it a great coastal escape. It is positioned in one of Cornwall’s most iconic locations. From the hotel you can enjoy views across St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse.

Nearby: A few minutes walk down the road will find you in the heart of the town with its ancient St Ives Harbour, The Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Gardens. Corbis Bay is one mile away and St Michael’s Mount is 6.2 miles away.

Style & character: This beachfront hotel has a nautical theme and is the perfect blend of modern and traditional. All rooms have a coastal theme with cool blues and whites to emphasise the seaside experience.

Service and facilities: Professional and friendly service.

Hotel details: This hotel has 46 bedrooms which offer complete comfort and beautiful coastal views. The Superior Bedrooms have balconies which are perfect to relax over a morning coffee as you watch the boats sail by in the distance. Fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves and wake up to exceptional views.

  • Sauna
  • Fitness area
  • Indoor swimming pool (heated jet stream)
  • Jacuzzi pool
  • Crystal steam room
  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Sun terrace overlooking the Bay
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Laundry service
  • Tennis courts

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes.

Family-friendly? Yes, family accommodation suites available. Minimum age at the spa is 16 years.

Pets? No.

Food & drink: The Terrace Bar and Restaurant enjoys stunning views of Porthminster Beach and offers a seasonal a la carte menu with lots of fresh local produce. The restaurant’s speciality dish is Fruits de Mer with shellfish caught on 15 minutes’ walk away. You can also enjoy a Cornish cream tea and ale at the lounge bar or al fresco on the terrace.

About the Harbour Spa: The Harbour spa has been designed with walls of glass so that you can enjoy the amazing views out to sea. There is also an outdoor sun terrace looking out to the water. Treatments range from massages, facials and full spa day experiences.

There is an indoor hydrotherapy pool and hot tub, a sauna, crystal steam room, fitness suite and four treatment rooms. There are slippers, robes and towels provided along with free herbal teas and water.

Prices:
Overnight spa break; from £157.50 per person
Spa day: from £65 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa now

St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

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21. The Headland Hotel in Cornwall

Location: The Headland Hotel, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW

Grounds: The Headland Hotel is perched on the headland which overlooks Fistral beach and enjoys stunning panoramic views. There is a surf school on site for private paddle boarding and surf lessons as well as an 18-hole golf course.

Nearby: This hotel is only two minutes walk from the beach and a 10-minute walk from Newquay centre. The Headland Hotel is only a mile away from Newquay Harbour, Towan Beach and the Blue Reef Aquarium.  Newquay Golf Club is only a five-minute walk away and the world-famous Eden Project is 14 miles away.

Transport: This hotel is only a 20-minute walk from Newquay Railway Station.

Style & character: The Headland Hotel is a great place to relax and take in beautiful coastal views of the South West. The hotel interior is stylish and looks out to the breakers, creating a soothing, seaside ambience.

Service and facilities: Luxury four silver star experience. Professional and friendly staff.

Hotel details: The hotel has 96 spacious bedrooms, which all feature a cosy seating area, work desk and a modern bathroom. There are waffle robes and free toiletries. There is also complimentary bottled water, turndown service and free WiFi.

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes.

Family-friendly? Yes, family rooms available. Also, the restaurant has a children’s menu.

Pets? Yes.

Food & drink: There are two restaurants at the hotel, one which has been awarded an AA rosette. The Samphire restaurant is candlelit and offers fresh seafood meals. There is also the more relaxed Terrace restaurant with an outdoor veranda and stunning beach views. You can also enjoy an afternoon tea and breakfasts are offered. There is a bar for cocktails and wine.

About the spa: This spa has a Cornish salt steam room, a hot tub, a Swedish sauna and aromatherapy showers. There is both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. The outdoor pool is only open in summer months. The treatments on offer are from Elemis, Thalgo and OPI and are given in one of the six treatment rooms.

Treatments include radiance-boosting facials, VIP Spa Experiences, body scrubs, body wraps, manicures and pedicures and relaxing massages. There is also a luxury couple’s suite for a romantic escape.

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £55 per person
Spa day: from £50 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at The Headland Hotel & Spa now

The Headland Hotel & Spa in Cornwall
The Headland Hotel & Spa in Cornwall

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22. Coworth Park in Berkshire

Location: Coworth Park, Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7SE

Grounds: This 17th-century mansion and polo estate is situated on picturesque Berkshire grounds, on the edge of Windsor Great Park. There are more than 200 acres, including a pair of polo fields (where Prince William and Harry have been spotted), a turf-topped spa building, rose garden, fountains and bronze statues.

Nearby: Coworth Park is only a few miles away from Ascot.

Transport: The nearest rail station is Sunningdale and you can get here in 45 minutes from London. London Heathrow is 13 miles away. If you are coming from central London, you can reach the estate in 45 minutes via the A329 and the M3.

Style & character: This feels like a wealthy world full of sheikhs, stable boys and pop stars (Eminem has visited Coworth). There is a grand driveway leading to the house, meadows of wildflowers and guests trotting on horseback.

Service and facilities: Slightly more formal but friendly and accommodating.

Hotel details: There are 30 rooms in the main house and 40 more in the assorted cottages around the grounds. Rooms are contemporary and feel very homely with calming whites and creams. There is lots of natural light and pretty views. There are special touches all around like pots of rosemary in the bathrooms and books sat beside the copper freestanding tubs.

The Vi-Spring beds are luxuriously comfortable. Rooms include DVD/CD player, iPod dock, minibar, Nespresso machine and free bottled water. There is also underfloor heating in the bathroom, heated towel rails, bathrobes and slippers (for both adults and children), Mitchell and Peach bath products and a sound system.

  • Bar
  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course
  • Kids’ club
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Tennis court
  • Free WiFi

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes.

Family-friendly? Yes, children are very welcome here. There are ‘Family time; offers available which offer two interconnected rooms, including breakfast, champagne and ‘children’s amenities’. There is even a Kids’ Club available for fun activities.

Children under 16 are also allowed to use the spa pool if they are being supervised by a parent (from 9.00 to 11.00am and 5.00 to 6.30pm each day). However, children are not allowed in the treatment area, gym or steam room.

Food & drink: The Restaurant Coworth Park serves modern British fare with chef Adam Smith. Mains are inventive and include lamb with artichokes, fennel and aubergine puree, Dover sole, Cumbrian beef, Cornish bass and Middlewhite pork. The Barn is the more informal restaurant option with more casual dishes like macaroni and cheese. There is also an excellent breakfast available to all guests at the cafe Spatisserie. Afternoon tea is available twice daily in the Drawing Room. There is also a bar with a colossal cocktail list.

About the spa: This spa is separate to the hotel and located in the backdrop of the estate. It is an eco-savvy spa with amazing architecture. There are floor-to-ceiling glass panels in the pool and a lot of natural light in treatment rooms giving a great feeling of openness. There is a half-buried sweep of glass and timber with a herb-garden rooftop.

There is a subterranean pool, herb infused steam room and sauna. The airy treatment rooms are infused with the smell of essential oils, offering a sense of well-being.

There is a wide range of treatments and therapies (available for teens, men and pregnant women). These treatments incorporate products from Aromatherapy Associates, Kerstin Florian, Dr Alkaitis and Carol Joy London. Have a Ginger Renewal Body Scrub or a healing hot stone massage.

Prices:  
Day spa: from £105 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Coworth Park Spa now 

The Spa at Coworth Park in Ascot, Berkshire
The Spa at Coworth Park in Ascot, Berkshire

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23. Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire

Location: Stoke Park, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4PG

Grounds: Stoke Park estate is set in 300 acres of beautiful parkland in the Buckinghamshire countryside. This is the famous setting for Bridget Jones’s Diary, Layer Cake and Tomorrow Never Dies. These grounds include a championship golf course, a separate contemporary hotel and Pavilion (also housing the spa)

Nearby: The hotel is surrounded by historical gardens and lakes, being only a 15 minutes’ drive from Windsor Castle and racecourse. Other nearby landmarks include: Dorney Lake (3.9 miles), Cliven House (four miles), Legoland Windsor (5.3 miles) and Uxbridge (5.4 miles).

Transport: London Heathrow Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

Where is this? 23 miles West of Central London

Style & character: This hotel acts as a private country club (which was founded in 1908) and a country house hotel. There is a mix of heritage-rich elegance and contemporary luxury. The main house has elegantly furnished with antiques, fine art and handmade furniture (it also slightly resembles the White House in Washington). The Pavilion is a more modern building that is centred around many leisure facilities.

Service and facilities: Top treatments, first rate facilities and fabulous customer service.

Hotel details: The 49 rooms are split between the main house and the Pavilion (also housing the spa and leisure facilities). Each room has flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, marble bathrooms and fluffy bathrobes. Rooms have a great sense of space and luxury. The Pavilion rooms are more contemporary in style and rooms in the main house have dark wood fittings, gilt-edged mirrors and more traditional fittings. The Penn Suite is famous for being the bedroom where Bridget Jones and Daniel Cleaver had a mini break in the 2001 film Bridget Jones’s Diary.

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis courts
  • 27-hold Stoke Poges Golf Course
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Children’s playground
  • Game room
  • Restaurant
  • Retail shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Steam Room
  • Manicure/pedicure room
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, there are adapted rooms in the Pavilion.

Pets? No pets allowed.

Family-friendly? Yes, very accommodating to families. There are children television networks; kid’s outdoor play equipment; books, DVDs and music for children and babysitting/child services. There is also designated swimming times at the pool.

Food & drink: Humphry’s restaurant serves modern British with fine wines, holding three AA Rosettes and located in the main house. Chris Wheeler is the head chef, formerly the right hand man to Jean-Christophe Novelli (who is often seen on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen).

There is also an Italian restaurant and juice bar. The informal Orangery serves breakfast and afternoon tea and has a great sense of opulence. San Marco (the pavilion building) is open all day and offers a relaxed atmosphere, where you can still enjoy the high quality meals as enjoyed in the main restaurant.

About the spa: This spa has an indoor heated swimming pool, Italian marble steam rooms and a beauty centre. There is also a gym, 11 treatment rooms, a deep relaxation room, private atrium, five metre tropical aquarium, nail bar, boutique, spa garden and outdoor sauna in the adult only spa garden.

There are high ceilings, pale yellow walls and lots of natural light. Not to mention, the light and classical music that is gently playing the background. There are a range of treatments available and the spa uses Thalgo and their luxury Terrake line. Here the treatment menu offers age-defying facials, algae body wraps and Polynesia rituals.

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £245 per person
Spa day: from £65 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Stoke Park Spa today

Stoke Park Spa in Buckinghamshire
Stoke Park Spa in Buckinghamshire

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24. Chewton Glen in Hampshire

Location: Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa New Milton, New Forest, Hampshire, BH25 6QS

Grounds: This 18th-century country house hotel is set on 130 acres of grounds, including a nine-hole golf course. It is located on the edge of the New Forest and down to the Solent coastline. It is perfect for anyone seeking a calming escape.

Nearby: Chewton Glen is only five minutes’ drive from the market town of New Milton. A 15-minute walk through the woodland will take you to a stretch of British coastline and New Forest national park is only 10 minutes’ drive away. Also nearby is Christchurch, Bournemouth and Southampton.

Style & character:  Quintessentially English. This hotel was originally an eight-bedroom private home in the 1730s and has had extensions over the decades. It still retains its original features and has been updated with modern touches. The traditional furnishing like glossy wood and oil paintings give it nice character. There are also twelve more modern treehouses located a short ride for the main house.

Service and facilities: Warm yet highly professional staff. Exceptional service.

Hotel details: Chewton Glen has 70 rooms and suites in total, 12 being luxury Treehouses for a unique experience.

  • Tennis court
  • Dance studio
  • Gymnasium
  • 9-hole golf course
  • 17m ozone treated pool
  • 50 working bee hives (cared for by Bee Keeper, Rob Oliver)
  • POD Charging Point with universal charging socket
  • Proximity to coast

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, there is a disabled access room available.

Family-friendly? Yes, there are treehouse suites for families.

Food & drink: Chewton Glen’s restaurant serves up a traditional British menu, perfect for fine-dining fare. Using local ingredients you can expect veal with sweetbread, line-caught fish and tender steaks.

There is also an excellent wine list with over 1,900 bottles and staff to offer pairing recommendations. You can find some rare and valuable vintages and a sommelier with perfect advice.

Head over the the hotel’s bar for a cocktail and you can expect a great spread of cooked and continental classics for breakfast.

About the spa: This spa was built in 1990 and is large and spacious. There is a  high-ceilinged 17-metre indoor pool and another separate outdoor pool. The Chewton Glen spa has a hydrotherapy spa pool, nail studio, aromatherapy saunas, crystal steam rooms and 12 individual treatment rooms. There is also a couples room available which is complete with a small steam room. Also, a sun terrace and on-site cafe.

There are over 50 different treatments available and holistic therapies. The treatments are from Barcelona-based Natura bisse, specialising in anti-ageing. The therapists here are highly experienced and recruitment from five-star spas around the country. Get a body polish, facial, manicure, pedicure, massage, hot stone massage, reflexology as well as pre and post natal treatments.

Prices:
Overnight spa break: from £267.50 per person
Spa day: from £85 per person

Like the sound of this spa? Book your stay at Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa today

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in Hampshire
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in Hampshire

Image: Linda Meredith

“Go for long walks,
indulge in hot baths,
Question your assumptions,
be kind to yourself,
live for the moment,
loosen up, scream,
curse the world,
count your blessings,
Just let go,
Just be.” – Carol Shields

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