29 Ridiculously Romantic Spa Breaks for Couples Around the UK

Spa Breaks for Couples, Weekends & Packages

There are a huge range of spa breaks for couples available throughout the UK at top hotels with award winning facilities. These special holidays away are the perfect way for you and your other half to unwind and relax together. Melt your stress away in a jacuzzi, steam room, sauna or with a luxurious couples massage.

Spa breaks for couples in the UK
Find romantic spa breaks for couples around the UK!
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Enjoy a romantic retreat away to gorgeous UK hotels set in gardens, woodland or by the sea. Indulge in three course meals, glasses of prosecco and spa treatments to restore and revive. Find the best overnight spa breaks for couples, relaxing treatments and packages.

For a quick look at the spas we’ll be discussing below, here’s the full list:

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Scotland Couples Spa Breaks, Hotels & Luxury Overnight Stays

1. Fletcher’s Cottage Spa at Archerfield House, North Berwick

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Location: Archerfield, Dirleton, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5HU, Scotland

Why it’s perfect for couples: Spa options like the rasual (an ancient cleansing ritual) involves you and your other half basting yourselves in special muds from one of the house brands while sitting in the steam room. Your skin will feel soft and silky afterwards. Also, there is a  candle-lit garden bath hut experience which is perfect for couples.

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Grounds: Archerfield House overlooks the estuary of Scotland’s River Forth. It is a luxurious golf club that is set within 500 acres of private country grounds. Visitors have included golfers Sir Ian Botham, Darren Clarke and singer Ronan Keating.

Transport: If you’re coming from London, you can get the train from King’s Cross to Edinburgh and get a 20-mile cab ride north of the city (40 minutes) to the East Lothian coast. The hotel is only a 10-minute drive from North Berwick rail station.

Nearby: This hotel is perfect for touring East Lothian and Edinburgh city centre (20 miles away). Fletcher’s is only a few miles from Edinburgh, near Muirfield, where there are lovely views over Firth of Forth and plenty of golf courses.

If you want to enjoy a meal elsewhere you can find great restaurants like La Potiniere in nearby Gullane. Also, Yellowcraig Beach is on the doorstep and Fidra Island Lighthouse, thought to be Robert Louis Stevenson’s inspiration for Treasure Island.

Style & character: Archerfield House is a restored Palladian mansion and adjacent to the house are the stone Pavilions. The spa has Farrow & Ball muted palettes and exposed brick and beams.

Service & facilities: Concierge service always available to take you from place to place (since the estate is spread out).

Hotel details: In the past, the hotel has been used to accommodate kings and prime ministers.The Archerfield House Hotel has fifteen double bedrooms. Each room is decorated in shades of cream, green and deep red. They include king or twin bedrooms and a large sitting room with sofa and chairs, desk small dining table, television and kitchenette. All suites include complimentary sky TV, wi-fi in room larder of wine, soft drinks and snacks.

The bathrooms are large and stocked with Aromatherapy Associates toiletries. Also, freestanding slipper baths and oversized showers.

  • Bar
  • Golf course
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Tennis court
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi

Access for guests with disabilities? No.

Family-friendly? Yes, there are self-catering options available for families.

Food & drink: Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast at the Clubhouse restaurant. The restaurant includes a lounge with books and magazines, bar, cafe and also a more formal dining area which serves favourites like a club sandwich, Caesar salad and steaks. There is also a large terrace to enjoy for when the sun is shining.

About the Fletcher’s Cottage Spa: This spa is one of a kind offering ultimate relaxation with luxurious treatment rooms and a gorgeous spa garden. Entering the spa is like being in a posh, fragrant barn. It is a stylist, faux-rustic, Scandi-look spa that is tranquil from the moment of stepping inside.

The spa is flooded with light and looks over a walled garden. There are individual changing rooms with a shower and dressing tables. Also, a log burner keeps you warm while you lounge around in pale sofas. Drink champagne, sherry or a fresh fruit. There are also tea and cakes. There is no swimming pool available but there is a salt steam room and aroma sauna which is great before having your treatment.

The spa offers a range of holistic and therapeutic treatments and uses specially selected products from around the world. The Signature Treatment combines massage and stretching to relax your entire body.

Treatments are from the British Isles and include Aromatherapy Associates, Spiezia and Voya’s purifying organic-seaweed range.

Prices: Overnight spa stay from £150 per person

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North East Spa Breaks & Days for Couples

2. Verbena Spa at Feversham Arms Hotel, North Yorkshire

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Location: 1 High Street, Helmsley YO62 5AG, England

Why it’s perfect for couples: The couples treatment room is perfect for you and your other half to receive a tandem treatment. Enjoy the outdoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Have a romantic meal after your indulging treatment.

Grounds: The Feversham Arms is set on the edge of the North York Moors in the charming market town of Helmsley. Hemsley is known for many independent shops and great places to eat.

Transport: The hotel is just off the A170 and offers free parking to guests.

Nearby: The town of Helmsley is based in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, with North York Moors National Park to the north. York is only 40 minutes’ drive away.

Around town you can find Helmsley Castle (2-minute walk), Helmsley Arts Centre (3-minute walk), Duncombe Park (3-minute walk) and Helmsley Walled Garden (5-minute walk)

Days out include Nunnington, Scarborough, Whitby and Castle Howard. The Rievaulx Abbey is only a six minute drive away.

Style & character: The hotel blends its Victorian heritage with boutique design. This is a secluded retreat with laid-back luxury and indulgent relaxation.

Service & facilities: Friendly and welcoming.

Hotel details: The hotel offers 33 individually designed en-suite bedrooms. Rooms an dsuites are modern, airy and comfortable with contemporary design.  Each room has it’s own unique decor and features Egyptian cotton sheets, duck down duvets and/or cotton blankets if you prefer.

Rooms include room service, coffee makers, free bottled water, free toiletries, Free WiFi, connecting/adjoining rooms, ironing boards, rollaway/ extra beds, hairdryer, television and phones.

  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry service
  • Pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Fishing on site
  • Horse riding/ rental on site
  • Hiking
  • Library
  • Billiards

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, full accessibility.

Family-friendly? Yes, all children are welcome. Children under three stay for free when using existing beds and those under two years stay free of charge for children’s cots/cribs. Extra beds for older children is £35 per person. There are also connecting/adjoining room options available. The pool is also perfect for families.

Pet-friendly? Yes. No extra charges.

Food & drink: There is an a superb a la carte restaurant where dishes are plainly locally sourced. Try crayfish bisque, rich pigeon terrine or guinea fowl and slow-cooked beef.

About the Verbena Spa: This spa offers a range of treatments with luxurious facilities, including an outdoor heated swimming pool (open all year), Jacuzzi, saunarium, monsoon shower, foot spas and the popular heat experience. There are six single treatment rooms and one couples room. The relaxation lounge has cushions, sofas and a view across the south facing terrace garden.

All treatments are provided by Temple Spa, a British Brand inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle. You can receive a deep-tissue massage, hot stone massage or facial. Also, there is a sauna, spa tub and steam room. There are a variety of treatments available, including aromatherapy treatment and salt inhalation chamber.

Prices: Couples Spa Day from £170 per couple (weekdays) and £190 (weekends)

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North West Spa Breaks for Couples

3. Jetty Spa at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Lake District

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Location: Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England

Why it’s perfect for couples: This spa was created with couples in mind, built into the tree canopy and offering a private and hidden away feel. There is a relaxed and laid back atmosphere.

The private spa suites (just added in 2016) are the perfect couples’ hideaway with cedar-clad cabins six feet above the ground and offering gorgeous views across the Lake District fells. Not to mention, cosy log fires, music systems and sitting rooms that convert into treatment rooms. Your personal en-suite spa includes a steam room, sauna and hot tub.

Grounds: The Gilpin Hotel, Lake House and spa are located on 100 acres of grounds with a stunningly beautiful private lake.

Transport: Trains run from London to Oxenholme (under three hours) and the hotel offers a transfer service.

Nearby: Bowness is a six-minute car drive away and Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top house is ten minutes by car. Visit Dalton Castle, Holker Hall, Wandsworth House and Garden and Cockermouth.

Style & character: This is a Georgian house that was built in 1901 and the hotel has a feel of glamorous boutique meeting country pile. There are bookshelves, stylish lamps and black-and white family photos in the drawing rooms.

Service & facilities: This is a truly five star experience. There is a professional and passionate team offering lasting memories for all guests. There is a warmth and friendliness balanced with extraordinary service. Nothing is overbearing and everyone smiles and says hello.

Hotel details: This hotel offers 31 rooms with an excellent range of suites, from the garden suites to those with their own mini spa.

The classic rooms include double beds, sofas and views over the moors. There are six large gauden suites located in an annexe off the main hotel that have private hot tubs.

The newer spa suites, located on the edge of the main hotel property, are perfect for a romantic getaway. The spa suites include your own hot tub, sauna, steam room and Sonos system. Also, floor to ceiling windows give you views across the fells.

There is also the option to stay in The Lake House, a six-bedroom property one mile down the road from the hotel on the edge of Knipe Tarn, a private lake surrounded by woodland. Guests are transported between locations.

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  • Parking
  • Room service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Golf at the Gilpin Golf School
  • Pony-trekking or horse-riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Food safari

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, there is a garden suite available, including a hot tub and bathroom.

Family-friendly? Yes, children over seven years are welcome.

Food & drink: There are three dining room options for you and your other half to try each night. This is a fine dining experience with zero pretentiousness. Dishes are seasonal and fresh. Try the venison or halibut. For breakfast indulge in porridge with cream!

About the Jetty Spa: This spa is located on the edge of the hotels private lake, Knipe Tarn. The spa consists of a series of wooden buildings all with a contemporary-rustic, Scandi sort of feel. There are two treatment rooms available which can be opened up and combined to create a private couples suite.

You and your other half can experience a ‘spa trail’ experience where you go from a private pool (indoors and heated) to a suite where you can choose from a range of treatments in front of the fire. There are fur throws over the massage beds and views across the lake. Enjoy afternoon tea in boathouse followed by champagne in the outdoor hot tub.

There are aromatherapy treatments available from a wooden cabin overlooking the water. You can try a hot stone massage, reflexology, facial, or soothing back, neck and shoulder massage.

Prices:

  • Suites: from £500 a night (includes dinner, bed and breakfast)
  • Jetty Spa Trail: £280 for two

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Wales Spa Breaks for Couples

4. The Forum Spa at Celtic Manor Resort, Welsh countryside, near Newport

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Location: The Coldra, Newport NP18 1HQ, Wales

Why it’s perfect for couples: Located in the beautiful Usk Valley in South Wales, this is the perfect place for you and your other half to ease away your stresses and indulge in a much needed escape.

Grounds: The Forum Spa at Celtic Manor Resort is situated in the beautiful Usk Valley in South Wales. The hotel is set within 1400 acres of stunning parkland and picturesque grounds. The miles of woodland trails surrounding the resort offer the perfect opportunity for walking enthusiasts.

Transport: The nearest rail station is Newport, only three miles away. The nearest airport is Cardiff, 18 miles away. The hotel is located just off the M4.

Nearby: Attractions include the Caerleon Roman Baths, National Roman Legion Museum and the Caerleon Amphitheatre.

Style & character: This resort is the creation of Wales’ first billionaire, Sir Terry Matthews. This is a 19th century Manor House offering country house charm mixed with modern comforts. The traditional styling has been preserved and you will find touches like four-poster beds for romantics.

Service & facilities: World class destination with luxury service and facilities.

Hotel details: This hotel offers a wide variety of rooms from family rooms, deluxe rooms with balconies to luxury suites and two presidential suites. There are ten floors and 334 rooms. Each room is spacious and stylish with air-conditioning, WiFi, HD TV with sports channels, en-suite bathroom and tea & coffee making facilities.

  • Three championship golf courses (a real golfer’s paradise!)
  • High ropes courses set in the woodland of the hotel
  • Archery
  • Tennis courts
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Shooting
  • The Forum Health Club
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauana
  • Steam-room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Non-smoking throughout the hotel
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift to all floors
  • Walking trails
  • Segways available
  • Hotel hosts the Ryder Cup and NATO summit

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? Yes there are free cots/cribs. Also babysitting services available (a day nursery that will come and take your children to face painting or adventure golf), interconnecting rooms children’s menu at the restaurant and highchairs available.

The spa offers family swim times in the main spa pool and the Dylans Health & Fitness Club offers special pampering for teens.

Pet-friendly? Guide dogs only.

Food & drink: The Celtic Manor Resort offers six restaurants. This includes the Crown Restaurant, which is the resort’s flagship fine dining restaurant. The Rafter Restaurant offers modern dishes and the Le Patio Bistro authentic French cuisine.

The award winning restaurant at the Newbridge on Usk (a 200-year old country inn) is just a short car ride away (the hotel will help arrange transport on request). This is a country pub /old rural inn serving country fare, cream teas and fresh local produce by the river.

About the spa: The pool at Celtic Manor is truly romantic with a Romanesque feel, plunge pools and cascades. The spa offers saunas, steam rooms, Rasul mud chamber, Jacuzzi, cafe, hairdressing salon and 16 treatment rooms.

The highlight is a 20 metre pool on top of the spa which overlooks the Rooftop Garden. This features an illuminated ceiling painted to resemble the sky. There is a also a relaxation lounge and spa bath.

Therapists use products from Elemis, Leighton Denny and Danny Sadler.There are treatments available for the whole body with treatments and therapies for both men and women.

The Elemis Herbal Steam Temple, a signature treatment at the spa, is a traditional Arabian cleansing ritual where different chakra muds are applied to the body under the thousands of stars of the temple.

Prices: Spa experience days start at £69 per person and Last minute overnight breaks start at £88

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Midlands Spa Breaks, Overnight Deals & Weekends for Couples

5. Ragdale Hall, Leicestershire

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Location: Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa, Ragdale Village, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 3PB

Why it’s perfect for couples: This spa is a paradise for couples, great for an indulgent night or two being pampered in the luxurious spa. Features like the candle pool are majestic where you can swim into a cave that is lit with flickering candles and changing coloured lights.

Grounds: This multi award-winning spa is located near Melton Mowbray, deep in the peaceful rolling Leicestershire countryside.

Transport: The train station at Melton Mowbray is only a 15-minute taxi ride away. London is a two hour drive, Birmingham an hour and Nottingham and Leicester under 30 minutes away from the hotel.

Nearby: Ragdale Hall is near Melton Mowbray, a charming market town worth visiting (known for it’s stilton cheese and pork pies!). Also, the beautiful Vale of Belvoir is nearby which offers some fantastic walking opportunities.

Style & character: The spa has the charm of traditional Victorian architecture combined with top notch facilities.

Service & facilities: Friendly, down-to-earth and soothing. The spa is known for having outstanding levels of customer service, perfect for you and your other half to relax and unwind.

Hotel details: This spa has 92 bedrooms that are comfortable, spacious and include all the necessities (iPod docks, hairdryers, flat-screen TVs). The rooms range from suites, superiors, family-friendly triples and economy.

  • Spa
  • Candle pool
  • Indoor/outdoor waterfall pool
  • Thought Zone
  • Colourflow cave
  • Volcanic salt bath
  • Scented room
  • Rose sauna
  • Cave shower
  • Experience showers
  • 25m swimming pool (raised whirlpool spa, water cascade and massage jets)
  • Steam room
  • Sanarium
  • Exercise pool (with exercise sessions offered)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beauty shop, boutique and gift shop
  • The Beauty Express (salon offering quick glamour treatments)
  • Thermal facilities
  • Tennis
  • Boules
  • Pitch ‘n’ putt
  • Croquet
  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Spa

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? No. Under-16s are not allowed.

Pet-friendly? Dogs not allowed (only guide dogs).

Food & drink: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the grand dining room and come as part of your spa package. The Verandah Bar offers drinks in the evenings.

The food here offers healthy options where you can indulge completely guilt-free. Ingredients are fresh and locally-sourced also the menu is varied. Try the tomato soup with peppers or the sea bass with artichokes.

About the Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa: This spa offers luxurious pampering and a huge range of facilities. This includes 50 treatment rooms and 12 experiences in the Thermal Spa. There is also a rooftop infinity pool.

The spa offers a range of heat and mind experiences meant to sooth and relax the body. This includes an indoor and outdoor Waterfall Pool, Colourflow Cave, Thought Zone, Volcanic Salt Bath, Scented Room, Rose Sauna and Cave Shower.

There is also a greenhouse oasis with warm outdoor area, including waterfalls, shimmering light features, tropical plants and massage bubbles.

Another room gives you the option to press a dial on the wall that activates a tropical downpour (complete with crashing sound effects).

Treatments range from the standard facial and massage, to sinus treatments, Indian head rubs, acupuncture and manicures. You can try Ragdale treatments such as Hypno-Reiki, The Golden Indulgence body ritual, Decleor facials or an Elemis deep tissue massage.

Prices:

  • Two-night weekend break: from £384 per person
  • Seven night package: £138 per person, per night

6. Calcot Manor, Tetbury, Cotswolds, England

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Location: Gloucestershire, Calcot, Tetbury GL8 8YJ, England

Why it’s perfect for couples: Calcot Manor is a cosy, romantic place to snuggle up next to a warm log fire and receive luxurious spa treatments with your other half.

Grounds: This 14th-century weathered stone manor house and farm buildings is situated amid the leafy rural roll of the Cotswolds on 220 acres of grounds. The property offers the perfect opportunity for cycling, walking and tennis.

Transport: First Great Western runs a direct train service from London Paddington to Kemble station (only 10 miles from Calcot Manor). The journey takes an hour and a half and the taxi from the station costs £25.

Calcot is only a two-hour car journey from London. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport (27.3 miles away). Bristol is 21.1 miles away and Cheltenham is 18.6 miles away.

Nearby: Go antique hunting in a nearby town, go for a walk or relax by the pool or a log fire. Calcot Manor is only three miles from Tetbury, just a short drive from the M4.

Interesting places nearby include the historic city of Bath (20-minute drive), the ancient wool towns of the Cotswolds and the Cotswold Way footpath for exploring. There are also nature reserves closeby like the Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Also, the Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury, with 16,000 trees from all over the world and 17-miles of trails.

The closest landmarks include Kingscote Barn (2 miles), Ancient Ram Inn (5 miles), Badminton Horse Trials (8 miles), Michaelwood Services M5 (8.4 miles), Leigh Delamere Services M4 (10.3 miles), Castle Combe Circuit (11.1 miles) and Cotswold Water Park (11.6 miles).

Style & character: Airy, easy-going spa. This is the perfect countryside retreat with soft sofas and roaring fires with an atmosphere full of cosiness and romance.

Service & facilities: Homely and friendly feel. Excellent service, great food and lots of smiling faces.

Hotel details: The 35 rooms offer a ‘country modern’ feeling with both cosy and elegant fittings. Every room includes Hypnos bed with Frette linen, flat-screen satellite TV, DVD player, radio/ music system, fresh fruit, fluffy towels and robes and Aromatherapy Associates’ toiletries.

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Free bicycles available (there are three miles of cycle paths around the manor)
  • Car hire available

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? Yes, there are family-designed bedrooms, an all-day creche (Ofsted-registered), an over eights entertainment area, a kids’ tea every day and also a special swimming pool for children. Children are allowed in the spa between 3.45pm – 5.15 daily and 8.45 am – 10.15am Saturday and Sunday.

Pet-friendly? Yes and no charge. You must specify when booking.

Food & drink: There are two restaurants available to guests. The Conservatory Restaurant is more formal and the Gumstool Inn is more pub-like, both are delicious restaurants offering different dining experiences. You and your other half can grab a drink at the Gumstool while relaxing by the fire (there is a real country pub environment with the log fire and lodge-like feel).

About the Calcot Spa: The spa facilities include a heated pool, sauna, steam room, gym, hot tub, relaxation area, beauty treatments and fitness classes, outdoor hot tub, personal training, beauty  and seven beauty treatment rooms.

Prices: Double room for two persons per night including full breakfast, service and VAT from £199, dinner bed and breakfast from £279 and a Midweek Spa break from £344.

7. House Spa at Dormy House, Broadway, Cotswolds, England

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Location: Willersey Hill, Broadway WR12 7LF, England

Why it’s perfect for couples: Cosy, corners, log fires and sumptuous interiors. This is a place where you want to kick off your shoes, put your feet up and relax with the person you love. Indulge in rustic luxury while romancing your other half.

The spa caters to couples with treatment rooms like the “Couples’ Closet” which is attached to the Rasul Mud Room. Slather you and your other half with mud and enjoy a deep-heat steam together.

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Grounds: This hotel is located on a lane near the top of the Cotswold escarpment and above the village of Broadway, offering views of the Vale of Eversham. Dormy House is part of the 400-acre Farncombe Estate, where there are tons of walking trails (long and short) with lots of woodland to explore.

Transport: Moreton-in-Marsh station is a 12-minute taxi ride south.

Nearby: At Dormy House you are close to the Regency terraces of Cheltenham, the theatre of Stratford-upon-Avon (25 minutes’ drive), Broadway Golf Club (one mile away) and also some of the most beautiful gardens and villages of the Cotswolds.

Style & character: Log fires, open brickwork, flagstone floors and exposed beams. Contemporary design meets Cotswold chic. The design of this property feels like a stylish home. The owners have Nordic origins and hotel furnishings are Scandi-chic. There is an emphasis on clean lines and quiet colours. At the heart of the hotel is a 17th-century farmhouse with a big stone fireplace and flagstone floors.

Service & facilities: Impressive, friendly and efficient service.

Hotel details: The hotel has recently had a multi-million pound refurbishment. This hotel has 40 bedrooms all individual, airy, comfortable, with all the mod cons and decorated to a high standard, many still with original features.  All rooms have both contemporary and traditional furnishings.

Some of the rooms in the house feature exposed stone walls and beams. The entry-level rooms have enough space for a table and chair. Rose Cottage, of one of the 20 rooms in adjacent wings if perfect for couples with it’s own hot tub. The Courtyard suites have Scandinavian design.

All rooms offer king-sized beds, Nespresso machines, iPod docks, tablets where you can order room service and learn about the local area, and bathrooms with Temple Spa products.

  • Bar
  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Room service
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Quad biking
  • Broadway Golf Course (sessions can be arranged by hotel)
  • Pets allowed
  • Bicycle rental
  • Non smoking rooms

Family-friendly? Yes, the hotel welcomes families. There are cots and foldout beds, high chairs in the restaurant and a special ‘Dormy Club Grub’ menu for children. There are also kids’ hours at the House Spa pool 9.00 to 10.30am and 4.00 to 5.30pm.

Pet-friendly? Pets allowed.

Food & drink: Dining here is heaven since Dormy House is at the centre of the Cotswolds gastronomic map, with two incredible dining experiences. The Garden Room Restaurant offers afternoon tea and evening dining (fine dining without all the fuss). It is known for it’s tasting menu, featuring chef Ryan Swift’s signature Tamworth pig with sage and onion ice cream.

The Potting Shed Restaurant offers brasserie classics like steaks and risottos, perfect for local grub and a down-to-earth dining experience around a large welcoming bar. The Greenhouse Cafe, located in the spa, offers light salads and lunches and the opportunity for a glass of champagne.

Breakfast includes a buffet where you can expect fresh fruit, muesli, cereal, cold meats, cheese and pastries. You can also get cooked options at breakfast like eggs Florentine, waffles and porridge.

About the spa: This spa was created by the award winning London Spa designers Sparcstudio and Howard Spa Consulting. Spa facilities are gorgeous with a lavender sauna, salt-infusion steam room, hot tub, solarium and a 16 meter infinity pool on the ground floor that is candlelit on all sides. There is also a glass pavilion upstairs where you can gaze out into the scenic landscape, a state of the art gym and Champagne Nail Parlour.

Signs in the spa tell you to to, “Switch off your mobile phone and come to our senses.” Treatments at the spa are from the brand Natura Bisse, Temple Spa and Pure Massage, with over 50 treatments to choose from.

Prices: Double or twin rooms for two persons per night including VAT, dinner and full English breakfast from £230. Dinner B&B from £270 including VAT.

8. Risley Hall, Derbyshire

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Location: Risley Hall Hotel, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire

Why it’s perfect for couples: This is great for a romantic spa break where you and your other half can get spoiled and pampered. Take a dip in the indoor pool, feel the bubbling waters of the hot tub and sink into the detoxifying heat of the steam room. Pure bliss for you and your other half.

Grounds: Risley Hall is an 11th century Saxon country house is located within the rural surroundings of Derbyshire, set within 10 acres of private landscaped gardens.

Transport: The property is located just off junction 25 of the M1 and only minutes away from the East Midlands airport.

Nearby: Dormy House is located between Nottingham and Derby. Local attractions include Sherwood Forest, Alton Towers, Nottingham Castle and the underground caves. It is also close to the the Hemlock Stone and Attenborough Nature Centre. There are shopping opportunities at the Nottingham City Centre as well as many clubs, bars and restaurants to enjoy.

Style & character: This is an 11th-century Saxon country house. Within the home is a restored 16th century baronial hall.

Service & facilities: Friendly, helpful and efficient.

Hotel details: The hotel building is a restored Baronial Hall from the 1500s. The property is separated into two, with the Manor House and Willoughby Court next to each other, each offering bedrooms and suites. There are 16 uniquely decorated bedrooms in the Manor House and The Willoughby Court wing offers 16 spacious suites.

All rooms include free toiletries,  satellite TV service, Free WiFi, in-room massage options, room service (24 hours), iron/ironing board and in-room safe.

  • Complimentary car park
  • Dog friendly
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Number of floors – 2
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Tours/ ticket assistance
  • Laundry
  • Elevator/lift
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, please note them when booking.

Family-friendly? Yes, children are welcome. Kids stay free when one child 11 years or younger uses existing bedding. There are also roll-away/ extra beds and cribs available (at £15 per night).

Pet-friendly? Pets not allowed.

Food & drink: The Abbey Restaurant (AA rosette) offers a fine dining experience with an impressive menu. Expect seasonal dishes and an extensive wine list. The restaurant is found on the ground floor of the Manor House, next to the cocktail bar, Orangery Lounge and Drawing Room.

About the Inspired Spa: This spa is set apart from the Manor House and facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and jacuzzi. There are eight treatment rooms, one relaxation room, experience showers and a small gym on site.

The treatments at Risley Hall are performed using the product house Elemis. They include massages, facials, reflexology, detox therapies, wraps, salt glows, treatments designed specifically for men, manicures and pedicures.

Prices: Spa breaks from £129 per person

9. Macdonald Hill Valley Spa Hotel, Shropshire

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Location: Tarporley Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4HA

Why it’s perfect for couples: The candlelit relaxation Suite is perfect for couples, where therapists will work their magic on your mind, body and spirit. Get a bathrobe and slippers and enjoy a stay full of tranquillity, relaxation and full body pampering. You and your other half will feel relaxed and uplifted after.

Grounds: The Hill Valley Spa Hotel is based in acres of peaceful gardens and conveniently close to motorway access for adventuring into nearby market towns.

Transport: Hill Valley is near the A49, within 1.5 miles from Whitchurch Rail Station and 39 miles from John Lennon Airport in Liverpool.

Nearby: This hotel is remote but you can find Chester Zoo and Fenn’s Nature Reserve within driving distance.

Hill Valley Spa is one mile away from Whitchurch Heritage Centre, Victoria Jubilee Park and JB Joyce and Company. Also, Hawkstone Park Hotel Golf Course and Hawkstone Park Follies are within 12 miles from the property.

Also Beeston Castle, Nantwich and Combermere Abbey are within 20 minutes’ drive away. Crewe, Shrewsbury and Chester are less than 25 miles away.

Style & character: The Hill Valley Hotel and Spa exudes stylish country club ambience and has stylish, modern interiors.

Service & facilities: Excellent service and top-notch facilities.

Hotel details: This hotel has 80 rooms all with WiFi, patios, LCD TVs with satellite, 24-hour room service, minibars, hair dryer, phone, tea/coffee maker, designer toiletries, daily housekeeping, free bottled water, air conditioning,, and separate bathtubs and showers.

  • Golf course on site
  • Elevator/lift
  • Spa
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of floors – 3
  • Bar/lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Golfing on site at The Emerald Course (lessons and 6-hole pitch and putt for beginners)

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible. Also, the hotel has a carer goes free policy where carers are invited to accompany guests and use the facilities free of charge.

Family-friendly? Yes, there are complimentary cribs/infant beds available. The pool is also open to children between 9.00am and 6.00pm. Also, swimming lessons available midweek and the restaurant has a children’s menu.

Pet-friendly? Yes, dogs only and two per room (£15 per pet/ per stay).

Food & drink: The Border Restaurant offers traditional British and international dishes, including a full English breakfast to start each day. You can find pub food at The Lounge and Sports Bar.

About the spa: The Hill Valley Spa has eight treatment rooms for you to pamper yourself. Expect soft music and the gentle fragrance of essential oils.

The spa has a 20m heated indoor pool, where you can enjoy the parkland views poolside on a lounger. There is also an air conditioned gym, thermal suite, sauna, steam room and a candlelit treatment room.

Get a facial, body treatment, manicure, pedicure, mud bath in the spa, aromatherapy treatment and more.

Prices:

  • Indulgent spa day: from £69 per person
  • One night indulgent spa break: from £109.50 per person
  • The luxurious spa break for two: from £149.50 per person
  • The ultimate spa break for two: from £214.50 per person

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London Spa Days, Breaks, Hotels & Deals for Couples

10. Sense Spa at the Rosewood Hotel

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Location: 252 High Holborn. Holborn, Camden, London, WC1V 7EN, United Kingdom

Why it’s perfect for couples: The Rosewood London offers a dreamy and calming atmosphere. You and your other half can remove from London entirely, imagining yourselves in a tranquil Buddhist temple or in the tropical climes of Thailand or Vietnam. An opportunity for both of you to relax from the get go and unwind together.

This spa  also offers one of London’s most exclusive double treatment rooms, the Duet Suite. This treatment room offers complete privacy, with changing facilities, a shower and steam room. You and your other half can have pampering from two therapists performing a range of holistic treatments in harmony.

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

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Grounds: The Rosewood London is located on High Holborn. The hotel is only a five minute walk from Covent Garden and Oxford Street in Central London.

Transport: The hotel is only a three minutes’ walk from Holborn Underground Station, offering you easy connections around the capital and direct access to Heathrow Airport. Also, Farringdon Rail station is only 11 minutes walk. There are parking opportunities at the Bloomsbury Square Car Park (four minutes walk) and the Drury Lane NCP (four minutes walk).

Nearby: This hotel is perfectly located for theatre-goers, considered the most luxurious hotel in the West End area. Head to a show, go shopping or tour famous London sights. Nearby shops include Cartier, Hermes, H&M, Zara and Nike.

The most popular landmarks nearby include: Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Hyde Park, O2 Arena and Wembley Stadium.

If you are looking for a meal away from the hotel, try Market in Covent Garden.

Style & character: This spa feels like stepping inside a Buddhist Temple. There is a labyrinth of dark stone walls, bamboo walls, wooden walkways that are lit with flickering candles in jars all leading you to soothing water features.

The overall aesthetic of the Sense Spa at The Rosewood Hotel is modern, monochrome and metropolitan.  This spa is all about style, relaxation and tranquility.

Service & facilities: A rejuvenating sanctuary in the city.

Hotel details: The designer rooms are spacious with bespoke furniture and Italian marble bathrooms. The rooms are air-conditioned and have classic decor. Rooms include iPod/Iphone docking station, a 46-inch flat-screen TV, Nespresso coffee machine, a minibar and dining area and a cordless telephone.

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? Yes, family rooms available.

Pet-friendly? Yes, pets allowed (charges may be applicable).

Food & drink: The Mirror Room Restaurant offers an all-day dining menu, starting the day with an a la carte breakfast, serving Afternoon Tea in the afternoon and dinner options in the evening. This restaurant has floor-to-ceiling decorative mirrors, low lighting and lounge style seating which sets the scene for a relaxed dining experience.

About the Sense Spa at the Rosewood London: This spa is a sanctuary within central London with zen decor features – bamboo walls, soft lighting and wooden walkways. There is a sauna, pool, fitness centre and six treatment suites using Sodashi products to relax and soothe.

All treatment rooms have a slate-walled shower and the ladies and gentlemen’s changing rooms include sauna and steam rooms as well as spacious sensory showers. Also, there is the teak and gold leaf relaxation room, which is perfect to unwind between treatments with loungers surrounding a central island with water, herbal teas and fresh fruit.

The Duet Suite is a great option for couples that would like to receive a massage at the same time. Enjoy a Swedish massage, foot massage, reflexology, head massage, detox massage, back, neck and shoulder massage, jet lag massage or deep tissue massage.

Prices:

  • Sense of Self Spa Experience: £300 per person
  • Spa Day Treatment & Champagne Afternoon Tea: £149 per person
  • Face & Back Massage Spa Experience: £160 per person
  • 60 Minute Mix & Match Spa Experience: £115 per person

11. K Spa in the K West Hotel, London

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Location: Richmond Way, Hammersmith and Fulham, London, W14 0AX

Why it’s perfect for couples: The spa is clean, white and full of fragrant aromas with a friendly staff ready to pamper you and your special someone with a range of treatments. Lounge in a fluffy robe and flip flops and enjoy the spa’s state of the art facilities.

Perhaps you and your other half can try the Salt Caviar Massage, a deep massage boosting energy and targeting areas of concern. This combines Siberian Gold Root with Eucalyptus and Siberian Pine nut essential oils to help tone and detoxify with caviar sugar scrub to melt away tired muscles and soothe your body.

Grounds: This is a four star spa hotel in the heart of West London.

Transport: This spa hotel is located only five minutes’ walk from Shepherd’s Bush Underground station.

Nearby: The K Spa is within easy reach of Westfield Shopping Centre (Europe’s largest shopping destination) and Shepherd’s Bush Underground station (5 minutes’ walk) and nearby Kensington (10 minutes’ walk). Also, nearby are the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (only three blocks) and Apollo for an evening of entertainment. You can also find Shepherd’s Bush Market and Holland Park.

Style & character: The hotel rooms are stylish and modern with rooms decorated in rich leathers, suedes and walnut furniture. The subterranean K Spa is serene with clean, white surfaces.

Service & facilities: The modern, sparkly design of the K Spa makes offers an instantly luxurious experience.

Hotel details: All 220 guestrooms offer generous space and are stylishly furnished with free WiFi access, large work desk, flat screen TVs, air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, free toiletries, refrigerator and en-suite bathrooms. Rooms are also soundproof and have safes. There are also six K Suites for the ultimate experience.

  • Smoke-free property
  • Health club
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of floors – 7
  • Concierge services
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Warm hydrotherapy pool
  • Sauna
  • Sanarium
  • Steam room
  • London’s first Snow Paradise
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Parking

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible. Please note your accessibility needs when booking.

Family-friendly? Yes, children are welcome. There are roll-away/ extra beds available at £30 per stay and complimentary cribs/infant beds are available

Pet-friendly? Pets not allowed.

Food & drink: On a mezzanine floor above the bar is Kanteen where you can enjoy fresh modern cuisine. K West’s restaurant that is flooded with natural light from the large windows at the front of the building and glass bricks at the rear. The restaurant is decorated with red-and-blue leather chairs serves a menu with modern international dishes. Order a seared filet of tuna nicoise and buffalo mozzarella with figs.

Entertainment: The K Lounge is open every Friday and Saturday, hosting top DJs that play until 10.00 until 2.00am. Enjoy cocktails and relax.

About the K Spa: This spa was named ‘Best UK Luxury Hotel Spa’ at the World Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards 2011.

The spa features a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, sanarium, dry floatation tank, aromatic herbal steam room and fully equipped K Fit gym (weights, cardiovascular and yoga classes).

The K Spa offers a range of exclusive treatments that have been selected with care (a truly unique offering). It was the first spa in London to introduce a ‘Snow Paradise’ which mimics the Finnish experience of alternating between freezing and steamy environments. Also the ‘Sun Meadow’ offers light therapy treatments and the ‘Vanity K’ nail bar is great for a mani or pedi.

You can also enjoy deep tissue and detox massage, aromatherapy, pre-natal, facials, reflexology, scrubs and natural slimming body treatments.

Products used are Aromatherapy Associates, Ytsara, Germaine De Capuccini, Russie Blanche, LCN Beauty Concept and Crystal Clear.

Prices:

  • Spectacular half spa day with massage for two people: £199 per person
  • One night spa break, including dinner, bed and breakfast: from £122 per person
  • One night spa break, including aromatherapy massage and breakfast: from £145 per person

12. Chuan Spa at the Langham Hotel, London

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Location: 1c Portland Place, London, W1B 1JA

Why it’s perfect for couples: The perfect place for you and your partner to re-balance and revitalise the mind, body and soul. Relax in the vitality pool, salt-sauna and steam room before receiving a treatment together.

The couples’ treatment room includes a large wooden Ofuro bath that is big enough for both of you to share together. Also, two treatment beds and a sitting area to enjoy a meal together.

Grounds: The Chuan Spa is located on Regent’s Street in the heart of London, between the northeastern corner of Hyde Park and the southern end of Regent’s Park.

Transport: There are a number of Tube stations within easy reach of the Langham, with Oxford Circus tube station just a five-minute walk away.

Nearby: The hotel is based in the heart of London’s most famous shopping district with theatres, restaurants, art galleries, nightlife and historic sites all within reach. Great for shopping with brands like Cartier, Hermes, H&M, Zara and Nike all nearby.

Style & character: This spa has a calm and stylish ambience, making it welcoming and enjoyable for your other half.

Service & facilities: Luxury and service all the way. From the moment you walk through the door and a gentleman with a top hat helps you into the huge marble hall.

Hotel details: This is a five-star hotel which since 1865 have hosted an impressive guest list.  Rooms offer a sense of grandeur and still retain historic and period features. However, they still have progressed into the 21st century with contemporary design accents, offering you everything you require to be comfortable.

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? Yes, there are children’s swimming times during the week and over the weekend.

Pet-friendly? Yes, pets allowed.

Food & drink: Enjoy a sumptuous cocktail at the Artesian, named the World’s Best Bar in 2015 and featuring the city’s largest collection of rums.

The Palm Court is the place where afternoon tea was invented over 140 years ago and is the centre piece of the hotel (open all day and night). Here you can choose from a selection of 30 teas from around the globe.

The Roux at The Landau restaurant is now overseen by famous the famous father and son team, Albert and Michel Roux Jr. Enjoy a turbot served in the copper pan it has been cooked in and have it filleted in front of you at the table.

About the Chuan Spa: This spa was the winner of the World Luxury Spa Awards Best Luxury Spa of 2013 as well as Forbes Star award. “Chuan” means “flowing water” and in Chinese culture flowing water is seen as the source of life and balance.

This spa specialising in traditional Chinese medicine and continues the hotel’s theme of luxury and opulence with a grand feeling with calming creams offset by dark wood.

The dim lighting and dark wall create a cosy, cave-like feel in the steam, salt sauna where you can melt away any stress. The basement 16-metre swimming pool lies beneath a grand glass staircase. The double-height ceiling and glass walls mean you can see into the pool area from above, making it light and bright.

On the next level there is the thermal area which is finished in black slate. This area has two heated, tiled loungers, vitality pool with water jets and a Himalayan rock salt sauna with an intense orange light behind the rock crystals. You can also find a gym with resistance equipment and a fitness studio. Also on this level are changing rooms with a sauna, steam room, showers and lockers.

There are six treatment rooms on the top level, located near the relaxation area. There is a range of holistic treatments available and a dedicated ‘contemplation area’ set aside for after your treatment for you to relax. Here you can find magazines, herbal teas, fruit and headphones to zone out the world.

Before any treatment you will receive a Five Element Assessment where you answer a questionnaire based on how you are feeling on that particular day which will help determine which of the five elements is out of equilibrium. This will inform your treatment and help give you lifestyle adjustments moving forward.

Try the Chuan Harmony Massage, which is designed to stimulate meridian harmony using elements of acupressure and relaxation massage techniques.

Prices: Chuan day spa is £55 per person (includes use of facilities, glass of fizz and goody bag)

13. Akasha Spa at Hotel Cafe Royal, London

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Location: 68 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY

Why it’s perfect for couples: This is an oasis for you and your other half to get pampered as you leave the madness of your busy lives behind. The perfect place to revive yourselves and come to a feeling of complete zen.

Grounds: The Hotel Cafe Royal is a five-star luxury spa hotel set in a historic building in the heart of central London, with The Akasha Spa facilities underground. Famous guests have included Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill and Elizabeth Taylor.

Transport: Only a minute away from Piccadilly Circus Underground Station.

Nearby: The entrance to the hotel is right in the middle of Piccadilly Circus in Central London.

Style & character: The Cafe Royal mixes architectural heritage with contemporary design and is known as a luxury hotel in the centre of London’s West End.

Service & facilities: Pure luxury and calm.

Hotel details: The grand historic areas of the hotel have been restored. The 160 guestrooms, including 49 suites and six signature suites have a contemporary and refined style.

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness centre with gym
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Suites
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport transportation

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? Yes, children aged five to 16 are welcome to swim between 10.00am to 11.30am and 2.00pm to 3.30pm with adult supervision.

Pet-friendly? Pets are not allowed.

Food & drink: The Ten Room offers British informal dining all day. The Green bar is a great place to relax with a cocktail. The Oscar Wilde Bar, formerly the legendary Grill Room established in 1865, is now the perfect place for a drink and a light meal while watching live entertainment in the evenings. The Cafe (found on Regent Street) is a revival of the European tradition of cafe culture.

About the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre: This is a subterranean series of rooms (with over 1200 sq m) that are intended to represent the basic elements of nature . They are separated into Earth (the small lounge bar), Water (the spa), Fire (the gym) and Air (the holistic classes).

There is also a fantastic 18m in length pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi, nine treatment rooms and London’s first pool for “Watsu” treatments in the water. Also, there are numerous lounging spaces throughout making this a comfortable spa experience.

Prices:

  • Spa pass: £95 per person
  • Weekday escape: £160 per person
  • Relax and rejuvenate eVoucher: £230 per person
  • The ultimate spa day: £380 per person
  • A celebration for two:  £440 per person
  • Spring awakening: £215 per person

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South East Spa Hotel Deals & Weekends Away for Couples

14. Brooklands Hotel Spa, Surrey

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Location: Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, KT13 0SL

Why it’s perfect for couples: This is the perfect place for urbanite couples who are in need of respite from the busy city.

Grounds: Brooklands Hotel Spa is located within Brooklands motor racing circuit that once reigned supreme during the 1920s and 30s.

Transport: The property is only 20 minutes from London.

Nearby: Brooklands is located next to Mercedes Benz World.

Style & character: The hotel has an Art Deco inspired decor and a racing-theme since it overlooks the historic car circuit.

Service & facilities: Stylish, peaceful and friendly staff.

Hotel details: The suites are spacious and very comfortable with dark wood and racing-themed and colonial artefacts. There are also sensual touches like round day beds and lush soft furnishings. All rooms have Pecksniff toiletries and fluffy Boca bathrobes.

  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Gym
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Non-smoking throughout

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

Family-friendly? Yes, family rooms available and kids meals offered at restaurant.

Pet-friendly? Pets are not allowed.

Food & drink: Dine at the deco-style 1907 restaurant, specialising in excellent British food. There is an emphasis on local Surrey Farm Beef.

About the Brooklands Spa: This spa offers a balance between cutting edge design and classical therapies, with seven wet and dry treatment rooms.

The spa includes a Jacuzzi, outdoor hot tub (seating 12 people), fitness suite, lounge area, sun terrace and sauna. There is a meditation room with warming waterbeds that restore your body to a resting temperature in a quiet and soothing environment.

The treatment menu features treatments by Caudalie and Jane Scrivner as well as O.P.I. GelColor.

Prices:

  • Relax and indulge spa day: from £70 per person
  • Spa and dine spa day: from £131 per person
  • Twilight spa for two: from £196 per person
  • 2 night fast and fabulous spa break: from £225 per person
  • The two of us spa day: from £232 per package
  • Loved up spa day for two: from £250 per package

15. The Runnymede on Thames, Surrey

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Location: Windsor Road, Egham TW20 0AG, England

Why it’s perfect for couples: Relax with your other half in the spa lounge or in the riverside gardens. After your treatments, hire a boat and cruise down the River Thames together.

Grounds: The Runnymede on Thames is located on the banks of the River Thames.

Transport: Within easy reach by road, rail or air and near to the M25 and Heathrow (15 minute drive). Egham Rail Station is a 20-minute walk away. Onesite parking is complimentary. Central London is a 40-minute drive away.

Nearby: Tour the local gardens and lakes. Windsor Great Park, Windsor Castle, Eton College, Virginia Water Lake and Thorpe Park theme park are within 20-minute drive. The Magna Carta Memorial (commemorating the sealing of the Charter by King John in 1215), Jurors bronze artwork dedicated to the struggle for freedom and John F Kennedy Memorial are five minutes drive away.

Style & character:  There are large windows with stunning views of the Thames, a huge part of the hotel’s identity. Expect many open spaces and fresh contemporary interiors and furnishings.

Service & facilities: Relaxed atmosphere and friendly, professional service.

Hotel details: Rooms have contemporary interiors and enjoy views of the Thames. There is a homely feel to the luxury bedrooms, making your stay comfortable and a range of rooms from double to duplex.

All of the 180 rooms in the hotel include premium TV channels, pay movies, private bathrooms, air conditioning, minibar, coffee/tea maker, iron, in-room climate control and free WiFi. The bathrooms are equipped with hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.

  • Golfing
  • Fitness and yoga classes
  • Private boat hire available from the hotel
  • Pilates
  • Playground on site
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Game room
  • Number of floors – 2
  • Number of bars/ lounges – 2
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Non smoking property
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • Tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/hammam

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, please note when booking. Accessible bathroom, in-room accessibility and roll-in shower. Also, vibrating pillow pads for hearing impaired, readers and large-print menus and documents for those visually impaired.

Family-friendly? Yes, children are welcome. There are roll-away beds available for £15 per night and cribs available for £19 per night. There is also babysitting or childcare available with a surcharge. Children are allowed into the spa Monday to Sunday 8.00 to 12.00 and 15.00 to 19.00. Children that are under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Pet-friendly? Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome).

Food & drink: There are two onsite restaurants at Runnymede, the Leftbank restaurant and the Lock Bar and Kitchen. There is also a lounge area for enjoying a cocktail or small meal. Leftbank restaurant specialises in British cuisine with locally sourced Surrey sausages, eggs cooked to order and artisan breads. The food is served all day in a buffet-style, where you can help yourself.

The Lock Bar restaurant (AA rosette in 2016) offers ever-changing specials with home-style cooked meals prepared at the highest quality. Try the herb-infused free range chicken and olive oil mash or the slow-cooked beef that falls apart. There is also an interesting selection of artisan wines from independent wine makers.

The lounge offer you a cosy place to enjoy a light meal and offers entertainment like piano playing on a regular basis.

Runnymede also offers a coffee shop/ cafe and a buffet breakfast each morning from 7.00am to 10.00am.

About the spa: This onsite spa is relaxing and spotlessly clean with six treatment rooms, indoor exercise pool, whirlpool, marble eucalyptus steam room, pine sauna and plenty of newspapers, free juices, teas and coffee.

Treatments include massages, body wraps, facials, body scrubs, as well as aromatherapy and Ayurvedic treatments. The spa uses leading brands such as ESPA, Guinot and Jessica.

This hotel is home to the UK’s only HotTug – you can enjoy a soak in the hot tub while cruising down a stretch of the river Thames. There is also an outdoor pool that can be used for an additional fee at the venue.

Prices:

  • Stress free Sunday: from £165 per person
  • Couples retreat twice as nice: from £222.50 per person
  • Couples retreat: from £155 per person
  • Runnymede weekend retreat: from £215 per person
  • Runnymede midweek retreat: from £235 per person

16. Utopia Spa at the Rowhill Grange Hotel in Dartford, Surrey

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Location: Top Dartford Road, Dartford DA2 7QH

Why it’s perfect for couples: This hotel is often called Kent’s hidden secret and is the perfect place for you and your other half to unwind. Indulge in spa treatments together, enjoy fine dining at the award winning grill room and take in the fresh, country air.

Enjoy stunning views over the glorious Kent countryside and surrounding. The 15 acres of private grounds offer a truly romantic setting for walks with the person you love.

Grounds: This property is perched on a hill overlooking 15 acres of beautiful gardens. The view from the terrace and bedrooms offers you an all-English panorama that changes with the seasons.

Transport: The Rowhill Grange Hotel is only five minutes from the M25/M20 and only a 30-minute drive from  central London and a 10 minutes’ drive from Ebbsfleet International station. The hotel offers guests complimentary car parking.

Nearby: This hotel is only 10 minutes’ drive from the Bluewater shopping centre (Europe’s largest shopping centre).  There are also many golf clubs within 10 minutes’ drive.

Style & character: Rowhill Grange dates back to 1870, built as a summer house for a wealthy family and then bought by a man who bred Shetland ponies. The hotel offers you a blend of the best modern facilities and services you would expect from a highly rated hotel in Kent.

Service & facilities: This is an award winning destination with top notch facilities and service. The spa is meticulous in ensuring guests have a relaxing visit. For example, they are careful to avoid overcrowding the pool and the spa is not open to those under 18 years.

Hotel details: All 38 rooms at Rowhill Grange are spacious and individually designed en suite rooms. There are also two master suites available. Rooms  include satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

  • Free parking
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? The spa is strictly for over 18’s.

Pet-friendly? Pets are not allowed.

Food & drink: Enjoy a meal at Elements Bar & Lounge and RG’s restaurant (2 AA Rosettes), an award winning grill room serving the best of local produce. You can have a continental and full English breakfast at each restaurant in the morning. Cream tea is also a must in the lounge or Al Fresco on the terrace.

About the Utopia Spa: The spa was recommended as one of the world’s top fifty in The Mail on Sunday and labelled ‘the finest spa in the south of England’ by the RAC Hotel Guide.

Utopia Spa offers sixteen treatment rooms and a range of treatments. There is a hot tub, sauna, therapy pool steam room, and a Japanese pool with underwater massage beds and waterfall for added effect. You can also work up a sweat in the small, but well equipped gym.

Treatments use the Temple spa product range, known for its organic ingredients. Enjoy a facial, manicure or non-surgical face-lift.

Prices:

  • One night dinner, bed and breakfast: from £135 per person
  • Sunday night spa break: from £159 per person
  • Dinner bed and breakfast with added spa: from £210 per person
  • Celebration break: from £242 per person
  • Two night dinner bed and breakfast: from £270 per person

17. Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, Ascot

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Location: Bagshot Road, Sunninghill, Ascot SL5 9JH, England

Why it’s perfect for couples: This stately retreat set within the landscaped gardens near Royal Windsor offers a state-of-the-art spa with a glass-walled swimming pool. The dual treatment room at the Vita Spa is perfect for romantic breaks.

Grounds: The Macdonald Berystede is set in beautiful gardens and woodland, only a short drive from Windsor. The grounds offer acres of landscaped gardens that are set in the rolling Berkshire landscape.

Transport:  There is easy access from nearby London Heathrow Airport and central London is less than hour away. Also, the hotel is close to the M3 and M25 motorways. There is free parking available for guests and plentiful.

Nearby: This property is only 1.5 miles away from Ascot Racecourse and a 15-minute drive away from the heart of Windsor and Windsor Castle. Also, a short distance from popular attractions like Thorpe Park, Legoland and Wentworth Golf course. Lavender Park and Virginia Water are also within six miles of the hotel.

Style & character: This is a beautiful four-star hotel that has been styled in the manor of a French chateau with turrets and vast stone fireplaces. The charming décor has an expert blend of period opulence and contemporary chic interior design. The hotel has recently undergone a million-pound refurbishment with updated restaurant, bar and reception.

Service & facilities: State-of-the-art spa and facilities. Friendly and professional service.

Hotel details: Each of the 120 rooms has air conditioning, flat-screen TV with digital channels, minibars, tea/coffee makers, free bottled water and free wired broadband.

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Fitness centre
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden
  • Laundry services
  • Indoor pool (all year)
  • Outdoor Hydrotherapy pool (all year)
  • Hammam
  • Massage
  • Thermal suite
  • Detoxing sal infusion room
  • Infrared sauna
  • Aroma showers
  • Heated loungers
  • Ice igloo
  • Unisex facilities
  • Smoke free hotel

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, there are hoist into the pool, accessible changing and treatment rooms. Also, accessible bathrooms and in-room accessibility. Carers are invited to accompany guests and use facilities free of charge.

Family-friendly? Yes, all children are welcome. Children under two years stay free and there are children’s cots/ cribs. Older children are charged £15 per night for extra beds. There is also a children’s menu at the restaurant. There are also designated swimming times at the pool.

Pet-friendly? Yes, pets allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Food & drink: Here you can find the Hyperion Restaurant, a AA Rosette-rated restaurant serving contemporary English and European cuisine and opening onto a terrace. Enjoy the carefully crafted dishes using the finest quality ingredients.

Also, the Diadem Bar offer an elegant atmosphere, leather armchairs and pictures of famous racecourses. At the Oak Lounge you can have a traditional afternoon tea in front of a roaring fire.

About the Vita Spa: The state-of-the art thermal spa offers an 18 metre glass walled indoor swimming pool with views across the gardens. Also, an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, thermal suites and beauty treatments.

This spa has been given the GreenLeaders Silver status for its eco-friendly practices.There are six spa treatment rooms using Elemis and Jessica beauty products.  Enjoy a massage, body treatment, manicure and pedicure, hydrotherapy or aromatherapy treatments.

Prices:

  • The spa break for two: from £99.50 per person
  • The indulgent spa break for two: from £144 per person
  • The luxurious spa break for two: from £179 per person
  • The ultimate spa break for two: from £279.50 per person

18. Cowshed Spa at Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire

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Location: Great Tew, Chipping Norton, OX7 4JS

Why it’s perfect for couples: This is the perfect place to cosy up in your romantic bolthole for an entire weekend and not see another living soul.

Grounds: The Soho Farmhouse is surrounded by lakes and woodland in the Oxfordshire countryside on a 4,000 acre estate. The hotel is set on the Great Tew estate which is owned by David Cameron’s old Etonian friend Nicholas Johnston. The spa is located off the main farmyard, an easy-to-reach oasis of calm.

Transport: Trains from London, Oxford or Hereford stop at Charlbury (only a 15-minute taxi ride away).

Nearby: The nearest village is Great Tew, a gateway into the rolling hills and characterful towns that the Cotswolds are known for. Also, only a 10-minute drive from Chipping Norton.

Style & character: This is a rustic retreat with indulgent comforts and a relaxed atmosphere at the Cowshed spa. A 100-acre derelict Cotswolds farm has been transformed into a grown-up spa.

Service & facilities: Cosy atmosphere with the highest standards of luxury. Professional staff with a conversational approach.

Hotel details: There are 40 cabins of varying sizes, set along the banks of a stream. There is also a four-bedroom cottage and seven-bedroom farmhouse for larger groups. The kitchens are stocked with home-made cookies and Soho House cheese and living areas include wood burners and plenty of blankets.

Cabins have untreated floorboards, hurricane lamps, wood-burning stoves, large beds and turntables with vinyl records. Bathrooms are spacious with Cowshed toiletries and roll-top baths. There are private desks with copper bathtubs, rocking chairs and waterfront views. Each cabin also comes with a customised Foffa bike so you can explore the site completely.

  • Bar
  • Kids’ club
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • WifI
  • Laundry
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Cooking school
  • Football pitch
  • Tennis courts
  • Ice rink in the winter
  • Cinema
  • Boating lake
  • Sauna
  • Hammam
  • Hot tubs
  • Range of treatments
  • Gym and spinning studio

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes.

Family-friendly? Yes, there is the ‘Teeny Barn’ kids’ club, an old horse box is in the library and kids can collect real eggs from the coup. Also plenty of cycling opportunities.

Pet-friendly? Yes.

Food & drink: The large Main Barn offers three restaurants in one. There is Fancy Farm offers a fine-dining option for an elegant evening, built around a rectangular cocktail bar with two mezzanines offering child-free dining. The Mill Room offers a more laid back country-pub vibe with a variety of beers and ales on tap (stays open until the last person leaves with DJs at weekends).

Also there is a restaurant in the middle of the main courtyard that rotates from Indian and Italian cuisine one week to the next. Breakfast is served in the main barn but you can also enjoy it within the comforts of your cabin.

The hotel also offers a deli offer home-reared charcuterie, a wine cellar and cookery school.

About the Cowshed Spa: This spa offers nine tranquil treatment rooms, two soaks (a luxurious bath for two) a mud room and six cocooning mani-pedi chairs.

Cowshed offers a menu of tailor-made treatments from the Ultimate Manicure to pedicures, facials, massages and signature mud and body therapies.

There are hidden surprises like a beautifully isolated spot surrounded by wild flowers, sauna and restorative ice shed and hot tub (all with a telephone to dial for cocktails if you require).

There is also a gym available for those feeling energetic as well as a boathouse with an indoor-outdoor pool, steam room and sauna. Also, the Josh Wood hair salon offers grooming, colouring and styling.

Prices:

  • Scrub, Soak, Massage (120 mins) – £160 per person
  • Sauna, Massage, Muscle Soak (120 mins) – £140 per person
  • Packages for two people (150 mins) – £300 per person
  • Soak, Massage Facial (150 mins) – £320 per person

 
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South West Luxury Spa Breaks for Couples

19. The Scarlet, Newquay, Cornwall, England

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Location: Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth, Saint Eval, TR8 4DQ, United Kingdom

Why it’s perfect for couples: Beautiful sea and sunset views make this the ideal location for couples. Also, the child-free policy makes it great if you are looking for some peace and quiet with your other half. The perfect escape to dream by the sea, laugh and enjoy simple pleasures together.

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Grounds: The Scarlet is a luxury eco hotel located in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, only three minutes walk away from the beach.

Transport: Newquay Cornwall Airport is a 7-minute drive from the hotel.

Nearby: The Merlin Golf Club and Driving Range is a five minute drive away and Newquay only a 15-minute car journey. Also, Padstow is a 20-minute drive away.

Style & character: The design is imaginative and modern with tall glass walls that blur the boundary between indoors and out. Also, although this is an eco hotel it hasn’t sacrificed on style and comfort in pursuit of going green.

Expect big spaces with brightly patterned furniture and smaller spaces like a “deep relaxation” room where you can swing in a cushion-filled pod hung from the ceiling.

Service & facilities: Unintrusive service. There is no reception desk but there is always someone available to help.

Hotel details: All 37 rooms (over five levels) are elegant and modern and include balconies with wrap-around terraces. Rooms are individually styled with luxury bedding, deep mattresses, blonde wood furnishings, oval baths (often in the bedroom itself) and powerful rain-showers. Most also have floor-to-ceiling glass walls that slide back to access the outdoor space and also designed so that you still have privacy. There are beautiful views out to the Cornish coastline, TV/ DVD player and seating area.

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Beach
  • Parking
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/hammam
  • Restaurant
  • Horse-riding on the beach
  • Surf lessons
  • Tree climbing
  • Coasteering
  • Free parking
  • Indoor and outdoor pool
  • Billiards
  • Library
  • Non-smoking throughout

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, two wheelchair accessible rooms and a lift to all levels.

Family-friendly? No, over 18s only.

Pet-friendly? Pets not allowed.

Food & drink: The restaurant services food made from local ingredients with a menu that changes daily. Lunch and dinner are served from a short menu of both Italian and British dishes that are given a modern twist. Try Cornish quail, shallot tart and beetroot and rocket salad, sea bass, lobster linguine, samphire and fennel, and roasted peach, liquorice cream and greengage sorbet.

Meals can be enjoyed inside or on the terrace. There is also an extensive wine list to choose from that include natural wines by artisan growers bottled without sulphur or filtration.

About the spa: This Ayurvedic spa offers wide outdoor terraces on each level with designer loungers, indoor-lengths pool, log-fired hot tubs and reed-filtered natural swimming pool.

The focus of this spa is Ayurvedic ‘journeys’ with tented treatment rooms and pods suspended in the dark for ‘deep relaxation’. The all-glass sea facing roof offers

Prices: Rooms from £250 per night

20. Fistral Spa, Newquay

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Location: Esplanade Road, Newquay, TR7 1PT, United Kingdom

Why it’s perfect for couples: This shore-side sanctuary overlooking spectacular Fistral Beach is perfect for deep relaxation and a romantic getaway. It is the best of both worlds with quiet countryside surroundings and access to the buzz of Newquay.

Grounds: This spa hotel overlooks Fistral Beach in Newquay and is only one minute walk from the beach.

Transport: Newquay Railway Station is only one mile from the hotel in the town centre. Newquay Cornwall Airport is within 15-minutes drive. There is also free parking available at the hotel.

Nearby: The area offers seven excellent beaches, exciting bar scene and surfing hot spots. The Fistral Beach Hotel is only five minutes walk away from one of Britain’s best surfing beaches. The hotel is also on the South West Coast Path. Turn right out of the hotel you can get to town in a 15-minute stroll. Or turn left and you’re on Pentire Head, with views up and down the Cornish coast.

Style & character: Laid-back coastal Cornwall retreat.

Service & facilities: Tiptop spa facilities, good food and chic, comfortable rooms.

Hotel details: Each of the 71 beautifully designed rooms and suites have a spacious, modern and beach style interior. There is a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, en-suite bathrooms and complimentary toiletries.

  • Beachfront
  • Free parking
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Indoor pool
  • Hammam
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam rooms
  • Beauty salon
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry services
  • Mountain bike hire

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? Yes, family rooms available.

Pet-friendly? Yes.

Food & drink: Enjoy a meal at the Bay Bar or Dune restaurant where there are gorgeous coastal views. The Dune Restaurant offers an la carte menu offers dishes prepared using local and seasonal produce. Watch the ocean while you dine on fresh seafood and sip on  chilled wine. The Bay Bar is more relaxed and perfect for tea or coffee in the daytime, light bites and tapas or cocktails in the evening.

About the Fistral Spa: The ESPA Spa offers you a sauna, hot tub and beauty salon. There are nine treatment rooms, fitness suites and swimming pool under a domed, starlit ceiling. There is underwater music, massage cannons and steam room.

Treatments include massages, body wraps and facials. There are 40 ESPA and Leighton Denny therapies to choose from. The spa’s philosophy is focused on integrating body, mind and spirit, taking you to a place of peace and well-being.

Prices:

  • Sunday spa special: from £124.50 per person
  • Be relaxed: from £134.50 per person
  • Be a diva: from £174.50 per person
  • Be an adventurer: from £209.50 per person
  • Be a rock star: from £249.50 per person
  • Be a romantic: from £279.50 per person

21. C-Side Spa at Cowley Manor, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

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Location: Cowley, GL53 9NL, United Kingdom

Why it’s perfect for couples: With parkland, lakes, spring, woods and meadows, this is the perfect place to relax, unwind with your other half and enjoy the British countryside.

Grounds: This is a contemporary-chic house hotel in the Cotswolds that is surrounded by 55 acres of parkland, meadows and woods. The hotel’s gardens have natural springs, lakes and Victorian cascades.

Nearby: Cowley Manor is only a 15-minute drive from Cheltenham and Gloucester is 20-minutes car journey. There Is free parking on site.

Style & character: This is an Italianate country house with contemporary-cool interior styling. There are extensive grounds, chic interiors and a wacky bar. The spa is the best part of the property with it’s two stunning swimming pools.

Service & facilities: Staff are informal and friendly. The property is a contemporary country house that puts the spa at the centre of attention.

Hotel details: Some of the 30 rooms are in the main house and others are in the converted stable block. Rooms are bright, airy and generously sized. All the bathrooms have tubs and separate walk-in, rain-head showers. Each room includes handmade furniture and fabrics that have been made by young British designers. All rooms include a flat-screen TV and luxury toiletries.

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Sun terrace
  • Heated pool
  • Indoor pool (all year)
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Massage
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Billiards
  • Games room
  • Non-smoking throughout

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, there is wheelchair access to most public areas on the ground floor.

Family-friendly? Yes family rooms available. Also, books, DVDs and music for children. Also, babysitting available by arrangement. Families should book the interconnecting ‘Great’ rooms in the main house.

Pet-friendly? Yes, pets are allowed. There are two pet friendly rooms based in the stable block. The fee is £25 per stay per pet and includes bed, bowl and treats.

Food & drink: The Malt restaurant at Cowley Manor is spacious with high ceilings and beautiful views out to the grounds. The restaurant is offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves food using fresh local ingredients. Dinners include three courses of modern British cuisine. You can also enjoy a drink at the large and wacky bar.

About the C-Side Spa: This spa offers four treatment rooms, gym and sauna. The C-Side spa has two pools: one 17m , slate-lined indoor pool and an elegant outdoor pool that has a bar, waiter service and sun loungers. Both are heated year round.

Treatments use the hotel’s own Green and Spring products, using local natural products. There is also a dedicated manicure and pedicure area.

Prices: Rooms from £195 per night

22. Barnsley House Hotel & Spa, Gloucestershire

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Location: Barnsley, Cirencester GL7 5EE

Why it’s perfect for couples: This is the perfect setting for romantics, with famous gardens for you and your other half to unwind. Barnsley House also offers a luxury hotel experience with modern treats such as the spa, restaurant and its own cinema. Relax on your own private terrace of spend time in the sitting room or garden. Have a long soak in the tub or relax in a Jacuzzi.

Grounds: This hotel is situated in the Village of Barnsley and offers guests a beautiful garden and ancient meadows. Barnsley is in the centre of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The famous hotel gardens were planned in 1950 by Rosemary Verey (the gardener/owner of Barnsley House). Garden features include a potager, laburnum walk and Tuscan temple. The gardens also provide produce for the restaurant.

Transport: Barnsley House is 90 minutes from West London by car, an hour by train from Paddington to Kemble and one hour from the Midlands.

Nearby: This property is only four miles north-east of Cirencester and 6.8 miles from the Cotswold Water Park. Also, within easy reach are the villages of Bibury, Burford, Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold and Tetbury.

Style & character: Dreamily romantic house with golden stone, gables and mullioned windows. Even more impressive are the property gardens. There are four acres of formal gardens that include a knot garden and a potage. There is also a vegetable garden and outlying meadows that back onto a dairy farm.

Service & facilities: Slick professionalism with welcoming informality. Staff are always on hand to help. For example, they can help you arrange private sessions at the garden cinema. Also, the gardeners onsite are always happy to chat about their planting techniques.

Hotel details: The hotel offers 18 beautiful rooms, most overlooking the world-famous gardens. The soothing rooms with 17th century origins have been converted into 21st century spaces. There are stone fireplaces, wooden floors and exposed beams that add a country atmosphere. Rooms are fitted with high-tech equipment like cinema surround-sound hi-fi systems and wide-screen plasmas.

  • Clay pigeon shooting school
  • Spa
  • River rowing
  • Tennis
  • Horse riding
  • Nearby Cotswolds villages
  • Private cinema
  • Fitness centre
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Free WiFi

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, there is easy access in the car park and Room 12 in the stable yard has been specially devised for wheelchair users.

Family-friendly? Children over the age of 14 years are welcome. This is a sophisticated retreat where peace is important.

Pet-friendly? Pets allowed.

Food & drink: The Potager restaurant offers delicious food and great views. Everything about the restaurant is about offering pleasing simplicity with unfussy dishes and fresh local ingredients. Enjoy confit duck with sprout flowers and pork belly with apple jam.

The hotel is generally very informal and for this reason you can enjoy hotel meals wherever you would like. Barnsley House becomes self-sufficient in the summer months using fresh vegetables from the gardens. It also produces its own honey!

About the Barnsley Spa & Skincare Centre: The spa is tucked away in the secluded grounds down a winding path from the main house. There are a range of holistic beauty treatments in  a spa that has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the grounds and aromatic herbs hanging from wooden beams.

The Garden Spa features five treatment rooms, steam room, sauna, relaxation room, lounge area, stone terrace and hydrotherapy pool. You can gaze out over the Cotswold landscape as well as the spa’s own garden, featuring a sculpture made from old walling stone and a reflecting pond with waterfalls.

Prices: Double rooms from £232 per night

23. Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa, Devon

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Location: Cliff Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8JH, United Kingdom

Why it’s perfect for couples: With magnificent views of Salcombe bay, sandy beaches and pastel cottages this is a truly romantic setting. This chic retreat offers you and your other half a luxury spa escape with private cinema, stylish restaurant and outdoor terraces with panoramic bay views.

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Grounds: This is a waterfront hotel on the outskirts of the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe. It is literally a pebble’s skim from the sea, meaning you can doze at night listening to the swoosh of waves. The property is also on the South West Coastal Path where you can paddle a canoe or take a three-hour hike past gorgeous panoramas to and from Bolt Head.

Transport: Totnes train station is a 40-minute drive away or Plymouth is just under an hour’s drive. There are direct trains from London and Birmingham New Street stations.

Nearby: The market town of Kingsbridge is a 15 minutes’ drive away and also a short distance from Devon’s safest swimming beaches. The 16th century Salcombe Castle is a five-minute walk away as well as the Yacht Club organising boat races throughout the year. The Salcombe Boat Co Water Sports Centre is a ten minutes’ walk away (learn more about boating in Salcombe here). Dartmoor National Park is just a 30-minute drive away and Plymouth city centre is 50 minutes’ drive away.

Style & character: Decadence throughout. This newly refurbished hotel has a nautical theme and exudes a fresh, seaside-chic feeling. Soothing pastels, vintage posters, deep armchairs, huge fireplaces and designer coffee tables with books.

Service & facilities: The housekeepers go around each afternoon offering ice and fresh lemon for your drinks on the terrace. You are also given and iPad for your stay.

Hotel details: All 50 rooms are spacious, modern and en suite with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, iPod dock and safe. Expect pastel decor, wooden writing desks, white wicker chairs, luxury bathrooms and a fully stocked mini bar. The estuary-facing rooms have balcony boxes with binoculars, pashminas and blankets for lounging on the private terrace.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking (at a secure off-site location)
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes. Public areas are wheelchair accessible, there’s a lift to all floors and also two guest rooms outfitted for mobility-impaired guests.

Family-friendly? Yes, cots are free and extra beds are £15 per night. Also, the restaurant has a children’s menu and the private cinema screens U-rated films.

Pet-friendly? Yes, dogs are allowed in the hotel rooms outside the main building.

Food & drink: The Jetty restaurant offers estuary views, a marble Crustacean bar and toned down music. The menu is seafood-heavy with simple and classic offerings. Try the River Yealm oysters, Poole Bay shrimps, the Salcombe-sourced lobster or a speciality gin.

The sea-foam banquettes and floor-to-ceiling windows face the estuary and offer a bright and beachy dining experience. Also, afternoon tea shouldn’t be missed with five offerings from scones, pastries, sandwiches and Billecart-Salmon champagne.

About the spa: This spa is spread over two floors and offers five treatment rooms, indoor pool with private cabanas, hydrotherapy pool, steam room, hot tub, sauna and fitness area.

The Espa treatments include holistic facials, body scrubs and wraps, massages, treatments for men, reflexology, mani-pedis and indulgent rituals tailored to the season.

Prices: Doubles start from £195 in low season and rise to £325 in high

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24. The Spa at Lucknam Park, Wiltshire, England

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Location: Studs Farm Lucknam Park, Colerne SN14 8AZ

Why it’s perfect for couples: With an equestrian centre, cookery school, tennis courts and bikes – this is the perfect getaway for you and your other half to enjoy some time together.

Grounds: This award-winning spa and wellness centre is located on a 500-acre estate with a walled garden, it’s own stables and glossy-flanked horses.

Transport: Make sure you arrive via the main entrance and drive down the mile-long avenue of lime and beech trees.

Nearby: This property is six miles from Bath (20 minutes’ drive away) and on 10 minutes car journey from Castle Combe, a picture-perfect village in the southern Cotswolds.

Style & character: This is a beautiful mansion dating from 1720 with public rooms that are opulent and elegant. There is a traditional country house feel. The spa complex is a sharp contrast to the main property with its sleek and modern character.

Service & facilities: No stuffiness here.

Hotel details: This hotel offers 42 rooms, half in the main building and the other half in the former stables. There are also cottages set around an attractive courtyard. The rooms are refined and muted decorated with antiques, floral wallpaper schemes and grey marble bathrooms.

  • Equestrian Centre
  • Two floodlit tennis courts
  • Football pitch
  • Croquet lawn
  • Mountain bike
  • Cookery School
  • Indoor pool
  • Hot tub/ jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Library

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, there are a number of ground floor bedrooms that are fully accessible for guests with disabilities.

Family-friendly? Yes, there is babysitting and child services available. There is also entertainment for families and kids meals at the restaurant. The indoor pool can’t be used by under-16s between 11am and 3pm. Also, extra beds available for children upon request.

Pet-friendly? Yes, pets are allowed and charges may be applicable.

Food & drink: The Michelin-starred Park Restaurant serves imaginative dishes with great combinations of ingredients and sauces. Try scallops with a pork croquette or venison in a sloe gin sauce. Puddings include options like a mango souffle with coconut ice cream and creme brulee with mini strawberry doughnuts.

The Brasserie restaurant offers more classic European dishes. For example, risottos, steaks and burgers. You can have breakfast at either restaurant and can expect fresh fruit salad, fluffy pastries, homemade smoothies and fresh orange juice. Also, a large selection of cooked dishes like omelettes and bacon sandwiches.

About the spa: This award winning spa features a range of treatments. There is a 20-metre-long indoor pool, and a half indoor, half outdoor hydrotherapy pool as well as various thermal cabins (sauna, steam room etc.). The spa’s products are from Ann Semonin and Carita.

You can attend yoga and Pilates classes in the Wellbeing House, a separate cottage in the grounds where you can also try sunlight therapy and a dry flotation session.

Prices: Double rooms from £290

25. Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Location: Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Why it’s perfect for couples: If you are looking for a romantic escape, this hotel feels like being in the alps and staying in a huge Swiss ski chalet. Beautiful walks, impressive restaurant and a spa to get pampered. Here you will find calm, comfort and a relaxing break.

Grounds: This is a 19th century country house set in 12-acres of grounds, situated on the eastern fringes of the Cotswolds. The hotel grounds are divided into perfectly manicured country gardens divided into different themes (based plans dating back to 1920).

Transport: The hotel is only two hours away from London and Chippenham station is a 25-minute taxi ride south.

Nearby: Malmesbury is three miles east of the property and Westonbirt Arboretum is four miles west.

Style & character: Whatley Manor is a traditional country house hotel. It feels like a relaxed stay with friends. There are warm furnishings, muted tones and eclectic decorations of artwork and ornaments.

Service & facilities: Fabulous facilities – extensive spa, range of treatments and beautiful garden to enjoy. Staff are professional and friendly. There is a real attention to detail here.

Hotel details: All 23 rooms are spacious with desks and comfy chairs. The rooms mirror the feeling of the house with an old-school country feel. There are richly upholstered sofas and antiques. Bathrooms include L’Occitane products and have a separate tub and shower (except the wheelchair accessible room). There is a complimentary tea tray to every room as well.

  • Bar
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room/ hammam
  • WiFi

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, there are two ground-floor rooms that are suitable for guests with limited mobility. On the first floor there is a fully adapted room and a lift to get there.

Family-friendly? To keep the hotel as peaceful as possible, only children over the age of 12 are welcome.

Pet-friendly? Yes, dogs may stay in designated rooms.

Food & drink: The Dining Room restaurant offers a 10-course tasting menu. Try delicate cod with subtly fermented cauliflower or mackerel with preserved raspberry. There is also a Swiss-style Grey’s Brasserie serving simpler dishes like mussels on toast or crispy pork belly. For breakfast there is a buffet offering an epicurean spread of cheeses, hams, yoghurts, apricots poached in vanilla, pastries and more. Also, there are cooked options like crepes and omelettes available.

About the Aquarius Spa: This luxurious spa offers one of the largest hydrotherapy and thermal circuits in the UK. The spa includes a wave dream sensory room, tepidarium, steam grotto and experience showers. The face and body treatments are from luxury brands Natura Bisse and Ila-Spa. There is also a spa lounge and cafe and VIP Suite with its own hydrobath.

Prices: Double rooms from £325

26. Champneys, Tring, Hertfordshire

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Location: Chesham Road Wigginton, Tring, HP23 6HX, United Kingdom

Why it’s perfect for couples: This stunning redbrick Rothschild mansion and the prestige of Champneys’ flagship spa resort are the perfect combination for a romantic weekend away. Not to mention the menu of over 100 different Chapneys spa treatments for you and your other half to choose from.

Grounds: Champneys is set in 170 acres of idyllic Hertfordshire countryside.

Transport: The hotel is less than 45 minutes on the train from London Euston. Only a 20-minute drive from the M25 and M1 motorways and free parking at the hotel for guests.

Nearby: Only a five minutes’ drive from the market town of Tring. This spa is only three miles from the Tring Local History Museum, Natural History Museum at Tring and The Pottery Project. Within six miles there is Rex Cinema and College Lake Nature Reserve.

Style & character: Champneys Tring has been newly refurbished and is a French-style Rothschild mansion, with much period grandeur. The hotel opened as a health spa in 1925 by naturopath Stanley Lief (pioneered the concept of holistic well-being). Champneys Tring is full of history and character but still retains modern features.

Service & facilities: Four-star hotel full of history and elegance. Friendly and professional service.

Hotel details: All 91 rooms include a flat-screen TV, DVD player, free bottled water, phones, free toiletries and full private bathroom. Also, may rooms include a private terrace and balcony looking out across the beautiful parkland.

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Solarium
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Hiking/ biking trails on site
  • Tennis court and lessons on site
  • Yoga classes on site
  • Guided resort walks
  • Reading room
  • Music room

Access for guests with disabilities? Not fully accessible.

Family-friendly? To keep the hotel as peaceful as possible, children 16 years and younger are not permitted.

Pet-friendly? Pets are not allowed.

Food & drink: The onsite restaurant specialising in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About the spa: This state-of-the-art spa includes a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym and exercise classes (yoga and pilates sessions). There are 62 treatment rooms and one double treatment room. Treatments include hot stone massage, reflexology, couples treatments, body wraps, aromatherapy, deep tissue massage, manicures and pedicures, body scrubs and thalassotherapy treatments.

Prices:

  • Chapneys essentials stay with seasonal treatment: from £225 per person
  • Essential break: from £180 per person
  • Two night spa break: from £394.50 per person

27. Sequoia Spa at The Grove, Hertfordshire

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Location: Chandler’s Cross, Chandler’s Cross, WD3 4TG, United Kingdom

Why it’s perfect for couples: The Grove is big enough for you and your other half to get lost in but still feels intimate at the same time. It has its own beach as well as a fabulous spa and golf course. The grounds offer nature lovers the perfect place to escape the city while the spa experience will refresh and rejuvenate.

Grounds: This is a five-star, modern country-house hotel situated within a 300-acre estate, stunning surrounding and landscaped gardens.

History: This house was once the family home of the Earl of Clarendon and Queen Victoria was a regular weekend visitor.

Transport:  The hotel is only 18 miles from central London (with easy access to the M25) and has been coined “London’s Country Estate”. Heathrow Airport is 20 minutes car journey away.

Nearby: The Grove Hotel is located near Chandler’s Cross in Hertfordshire. There is a local equestrian centre 20 minutes away for horse riding. Also, Whipsnade Zoo is 30 minutes by car.  Other local attractions include the Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Cassiobury Park and Knebworth House, Gardens and Park.

Style & character: Classic style meets innovative indulgence. There is an airy, luxurious feel to this spa with a layout that offers surprises at every turn.

Service & facilities: Top notch facilities and service.

Hotel details: The plush rooms and suites include plasma-screen TVs, Bose iPod Docks, king-sized beds, free newspapers and a free daily platter of fresh fruit and water. Bathrooms include luxury toiletries.

  • Spa
  • Bike available (free
  • Tennis courts
  • Croquet in the garden
  • Cycling
  • Library
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Games room
  • 18 treatment rooms
  • Relaxation room
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Experience showers
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
  • Exercise studio with glasses
  • Family friendly

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? Yes, accommodating to families with extra beds and cots available. There is a children’s playground onsite as well as babysitting and child services (OFSTED registered nursery).

Pet-friendly? Pets are not allowed.

Food & drink: The prestigious Colette’s restaurant (with three AA Rosettes) serves gourmet cuisine and is a fine dining experience. The Glasshouse restaurant offers luxury buffet dining with large, conservatory windows that overlook onto the beautiful gardens. The Stables restaurant offers a more rustic dining experience and faces the Kyle Philips-designed championship golf course (host of The British Masters 2016).

If you are in the Sequoia Spa for the day then you will eat in The Garden Room where there are Bento boxes, hot meals and desserts.

About the Sequoia Spa: The spa reception area is down a flight of stone stairs where there are floor-to-ceiling windows screened with bamboo. Downstairs there is a maze of corridors and changing rooms, which include their own thermal areas. There is also a sauna, steam room and experience shower. There is also a fully equipped gym offering free fitness classes and a saline vitality pool with hydrotherapy jets.

The Sequoia Spa offers a range of rituals, therapies and massage treatments all from Natura Bisse and ESPA.

The relaxation room offers a dark and quiet place to unwind. The Garden and Pantazi rooms are decorated with honey-coloured wood and bright white furniture – here you can find hot and cold drinks.

Prices:

  • Rooms: start from £350
  • Midweek spa break: from £390
  • Weekend spa break: from £390

28. Champneys Forest Mere, Hampshire

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Location: Champneys Forest Mere, Liphook, GU30 7JQ, United Kingdom

Why it’s perfect for couples: This is a great place for you and your other half to escape the grind and recover from day to day stress. You will leave feeling peaceful and energised.

Grounds: This is a secluded woodland resort in the South Downs, in the heart of Hampshire. A magnificent lake frames the property, creating enchanting grounds for a romantic visit. There are great walking and cycling opportunities in the nearby area.

Transport: This spa hotel is only an hour’s drive from central London. The coast at Portsmouth is a 35-minute drive away and there is free on-site parking.

Nearby: This 4-star hotel is close to Liphook Golf Club (1.9 miles), Hollycombe Steam Collection and Hindhead Golf Club (6 miles). Also nearby is Hindhead Commons, the Devil’s Punch Bowl and Haslemere Hall (9 miles). Milland Pottery and Jane Austin’s House are also closeby.

Style & character: This is an Edwardian country house offering guests a luxurious pampering experience.

Service & facilities: Tranquil setting with professional service.

Hotel details: All 89 rooms have large bathrooms with signature toiletries, hairdryers, fluffy bathrobes to sink into and slippers. Also you can find a flat-screen TV/DVD as well as forest views from your window. All rooms have phones, desks, free bottled water and coffee/tea makers.

All ground floor rooms have their own patio and an a suite includes fresh fruit, flowers and Chapneys gifts.

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Hot tub/ jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Fitness centre
  • Evening entertainment
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Tennis court
  • Trout fishing
  • Hair salon
  • Tour/ ticket assistance
  • Pilates and yoga classes

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? This is an adults-only spa hotel. Anyone over-16 is welcome on-site.

Pet-friendly? Pets are not allowed.

Food & drink: The Chapneys restaurant serves modern British cuisine and fine wines. There is also a cosy lounge and sun terrace with beautiful lake views, where you can enjoy a drink with your other half. For breakfast there is a free buffet.

Please note that there is an emphasis on wellbeing and for this reason there is little alcohol available and meals are nutritious gourmet cuisine. Food is beautifully presented using fresh locally sourced ingredients and grown in the Chapneys vegetable garden. You can also do a Food Sensitivity Screening to detect food intolerances and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

About the spa: The spa offers massages, body treatments and facials. There is also an indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, 43 treatment rooms, gym, sauna and steam room.

Treatments include hot stone massage, Thai massage, sports massage, body wraps, aromatherapy treatments, deep tissue massage, reflexology, detoxification wrap, manicures and pedicures, body scrubs and thalassotherapy treatments.

The spa is home to the UK’s first thalassotherapy pool. There are also mud treatments in the twilight Rasul Chamber and Serail Mud Treatment rooms. In the Alternative Health Clinic you can experience a healing circle, Reiki, Palmistry and Graphology.

Therapists deliver a range of treatments using Elemis, Decleor and Chapneys own product line.

Prices:

  • Two night spa break: from £349.50 per person
  • Essential break: from £175 per person
  • Champneys essentials stay with seasonal treatment: from £220 per person

29. Herb House Spa at Lime Wood, New Forest, Hampshire

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Location: New Forest, Hampshire, SO43 7FZ

Why it’s perfect for couples: This is the ultimate countryside getaway. Treatments at Lime Wood Spa will work away your stress and give you and your other half mind body balance. The beautiful grounds and unique forest setting offer bountiful hiking and cycling opportunities for some peaceful time together.

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Tennyson

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Grounds: This charming boutique country house set in the heart of the New Forest National Park within 145 square miles of ancient heath and woodland. The hotel is just outside the charming village of Lyndhurst.

Transport: This hotel is an hour and a half drive from London.

Nearby: Lyndhurst is just 1.5 miles from the property.

Style & character: Oak doors, lush colours and soft lighting give Herb House a content atmosphere. The decor is an eclectic fusion of statement art, bespoke, contemporary and antique furnishings that are all set against traditional features of the house. The hotel’s contemporary twist has taken inspiration from the hotel’s beautiful surroundings.

Service & facilities: The staff creating a warm and friendly stay for guests with impeccable service.

Hotel details: This hotel includes 32 rooms, 14 suites, two forest cottages and a cabin. Rooms are really gorgeous with pavilion rooms that literally melt into their New Forest surroundings.

  • Spa
  • Pool (indoor & outdoor)
  • Thermal facilities
  • 8 treatment rooms
  • 2 private double treatment rooms
  • Rooftop herbary with sun deck and meditation areas
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Bootcamp
  • Cycling
  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/ walks
  • Personal training
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Horse riding at neighbouring stables
  • Forest walks with Head Forager (to gather kitchen ingredients)
  • Wicker chairs in gardens (perfect for reading)

Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, fully accessible.

Family-friendly? Yes, family friendly. Lots of mountain bikes available for cycle trails.

Pet-friendly? Yes, dogs are welcomed.

Food & drink: This restaurant has a dedicated forager – meaning most dishes have plenty of fruit, vegetables and seafood from the New Forest or Hampshire coast.

The Hartnett Holder & Co restaurant (from Luke Holder and Angela Hartnett)  is relaxed and stylish with lots of character. This restaurant serves locally sourced Italian seasonal dishes. There is a real informal style to the cooking with an emphasis on quality and seasonal ingredients.

The Scullery is now the breakfast room.

About the Herb House Spa: This is a truly impressive state-of-the art contemporary spa. It is airy, encased in glass and surrounded by greenery.

Facilities include indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pools, aroma-steam room, mud treatment room, spacious sauna with panoramic woodland views, gym, swimming pool, relaxation room serving tea and refreshments.

The Forest Escape is an Ayurvedic treatment combining bespoke herbal remedies and massage for complete mind body rejuvenation. Before you will have a 30 minute consultation and lifestyle questionnaire to determine your ‘dosha’.

Spa products include Bamford, Voya, Pai Skincare, Jessica, Aromatherapy Associates and Tri-Dosha.

Prices: From £295 per person

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