From ultimate rest and relaxation to optimum luxury, we round up the best spa hotels in the UK.
Whether you’re in need of a romantic break with your partner, a weekend away with friends or simply a solo escape, these are the best spa hotels to visit across the UK.
It can be a long nine months waiting for your baby, so what better time to escape for a weekend of pure indulgence?
The reason people return to Calcot Manor year on year is because it has everything. From the Conservatory Restaurant serving fresh local fare, to the lavish Calcot spa where you can enjoy treatments as varied as a sea hydrotherm massage or an exotic frangipani wrap, this place just oozes luxury.
Perhaps most-famed for its 27 hole golf course, which stole the show in not one, but two James Bond films (Goldfinger in 1964 and 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies), Stoke Park is definitely worthy of its A List reputation. The Mansion is steeped in history – founded in 1908, Stoke Park was the UK’s first Country Club and Hotel – and exudes luxury from the grand entrance hall and Instagram worthy staircase up to the lavish Pennsylvania Suite. However, it’s the spa facilities, housed in The Pavilion and surrounding gardens which really leave a lasting impression. A haven of indulgence and serenity, facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, Italian marble steam rooms, deep relaxation room, a private atrium with stunning five metre tropical aquarium, and an outdoor Scandinavian Sauna, hot tub and tranquil spa garden.
Arriving at Four Seasons Hampshire is a spectacular affair in itself. As you roll up the winding drive, you’re hit with a view of the ginormous manor house overlooking sprawling acres of the Hampshire countryside. It’s hard not to feel as though you’re in the opening scene for an episode of Downtown Abbey. While the hotel oozes luxury, it boasts a family-friendly feel and hosts an array of children’s activities making it an ideal stay for the whole family. The spa facilities certainly do not disappoint and with their vast menu of tailored treatments, you’ll be feeling refreshed and recharged in no time.
With a spa, indoor/outdoor pool, tennis courts and golf course, Chewton Glen is the ultimate country pad. If you’re there for a romantic getaway, choose one of the treehouse suites with panoramic views of the forest.
The quintessential English escape, every room at Babington, is beautiful. Our favourite is the cosy cabin overlooking the lake; order room service and follow with a treatment in the Cowshed spa.
The Pig on the Beach, Dorset
Tucked away on the coast, all 23 rooms at The Pig boast little luxuries – from four-poster beds to Nespresso machines. The restaurant serves up delicious British food, followed by cosy evenings in front of the open fireplace. Head down to the shepherds’ huts overlooking Old Harry Rocks for some spa treatments with a view.
It wouldn’t be a round up of the best spa hotels in the UK without mentioning this West Country wonder. Exuding serious five-star country chic , Lucknam Park is set in 500 acres of beautiful grounds. You can explore by foot or on horseback. Ease away your aches in the spa’s hydrotherapy pool, before enjoying local food at the Michelin-starred restaurant.
Set in a 15th century coaching inn, this hotel is ‘the athithesis to bland hotels’ – think velvet pintuck headboards, gilded mirrors and chandeliers aplenty. There’s nothing understated here, but it’s seriously fun.
Just a stone’s throw from Arundel Castle and next to Climping Beach, Bailiffscourt has 39 bedrooms with cosy open fireplaces and four-poster beds. The spa boasts an indoor/outdoor pool, a gym, and a treatment menu covering everything from pregnancy massages to manicures.
With stunning sea views and plenty of space to unwind, this adult-only eco-hotel is designed to connect you to nature. Split your time between the lantern-lit treatment rooms, the outdoor cedarwood sauna and meadow gardens, or simply breathe in the Cornish air from the comfort of the cliff-side hot tubs.
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