Our top anniversary spa breaks

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The perfect break for two

A couples spa weekend is a delicious combination of luxury and wellness, all designed for quality time together and feel-good-factor. Perfect for showing someone you care, as well as reconnecting with your partner amongst the chaos of everyday life, they make for the most elegant and thoughtful of anniversary ideas. Whether it’s your first anniversary as a couple or your 50th anniversary together, here are some of our most romantic destinations, perfect for an anniversary celebration.

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Anniversary getaways

The Spa at Carden, Cheshire

Masters of anniversary spa packages, this exquisite new romantic spa in Cheshire sits on an established estate and is the perfect combination of contemporary wellbeing and luxurious decadence. Amongst the estate’s features are its own vineyard, producing a Carden Park Estate Reserve sparkling wine from grapes grown on site. Meanwhile, the spa is adult-only, has a 2,500 square metre spa garden, and works to bring the beauty of the outdoors in. It is designed with large windows, bountiful natural light, and an array of outdoor facilities that can be used throughout the year. Complete the experiences with a celebratory glass of bubbles in the Bollinger Champagne bar.

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Ockenden Manor, West Sussex

Part of the Historic Sussex Hotels collection, part of Ockenden Manor’s charm is the passionate team behind it, while its historic style makes it the most dreamy of UK anniversary spa breaks. Their care is evident in all the details, from the contemporary, eco-friendly spa which flows from the inside out, to the Elizabethan hotel. The balance between decadence and wellbeing is definitely part of what makes it one of the UK’s most romantic spas. Perfect for feel-good-factor, as well as being totally spoiled (especially if you opt for a seven course menu at dinner). However, it’s also the tranquillity of its location by the South Downs that also makes it perfect for quality time together on a romantic spa getaway.

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Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa, Surrey

No list of romantic spas would be complete without Pennyhill Park. The hotel and spa are both magnificent destinations in their own right. The hotel is historic, romantic and grand with a Michelin star and a menu created by an award-winning chef in The Latymer restaurant and plush furnishings throughout. The spa meanwhile, is a vast haven of tranquility. They have their own spa products, it’s home to one of only 24 Natura Bissé ‘bubbles’ in the world, and at 45,000 sq. ft in size it’s a playground of pampering. Every bedroom is differently decorated – some even have horizontal showers (where you lie down) and Jacuzzis. It’s perfect for romantic spa breaks and anniversaries.

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Celtic Manor, Wales

This five star hotel is a pillar of the hotel and spa community. Its reputation for Championship golf courses precedes it, and is an indicator of just one of the many things you can do while you’re here. The spa is large and delightful, with a rasul treatment complete with lights in the shape of the constellations in the ceiling making it a wonderful couple’s treatment. Meanwhile, with lots of other activities in the grounds and a variety of restaurants to dine in, it’s perfect for a full weekend of time together for your anniversary.

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Elan Spa at Mallory Court, Warwickshire

From its outdoor Jacuzzi which lets you relax surrounded by nature, to a couple’s massage in the double treatment room followed by champagne, the Elan Spa at Mallory Court is one of the most romantic spa hotels for an anniversary spa day that you will find. With a real sense of intimacy, the spa feels like a secret hideaway in the gardens. Meanwhile, the hotel has an Art Deco glamour to it that’s deliciously elegant.

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Alexander House Hotel and Utopia Spa, West Sussex

This hotel and spa is all about luxury and romance. With two award-winning restaurants and a nothing is too much trouble attitude, this is the place to treat your partner. Request rose petals on the bed or chocolate-dipped strawberries and Champagne, and stay in a choice of rooms from the five star country house to the secluded Cedar Lodge Suites. Meanwhile, the spa is an adult-only space where you’re treated like a star from the moment you walk in the door.

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Anniversary gift ideas

Of course, spa breaks can make a wonderful way of celebrating an anniversary together with quality time, but they also make beautiful wedding anniversary gifts - showing someone you love that they deserve a little self care. A spa voucher - perhaps packaged in a gift box complete with products to try at home, could be a ticket to a spa destination of their choice, or to somewhere you have chosen to treat them to. Perhaps one of these beautiful places…

Barnsley House, Gloucestershire

Barnsley House is a magical retreat perfect for celebrations. There's a homeliness that's truly enchanting, especially in the hotel where open fires and luxe linens are amongst the attractions. The hotel has its own traditional pub as well as fine dining. Then, down a winding path, a dedicated spa is revealed to you. It’s a chance to reconnect with the world around you, with facilities including a heated outdoor hydrotherapy pool, plant life and lots of natural light.

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Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall, Devon

In a Devon heaven, Boringdon Hall is the perfect fusion of past and present. The historic hotel was once home to Lady Jane Grey, the UK’s ill-fated medieval queen of nine days, and today the five star hotel is brimming with secret archways and stone towers to sneak to alongside its lavish style. The spa is all modern luxury. Set over three floors, you can happily spend the day there, enjoying its range of facilities and treatments, and even having lunch in their dedicated spatisserie.

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Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire

Another adult-only retreat, Hoar Cross Hall harps back to a bygone age of romance but with all the modern luxuries. Award-winning food includes much that’s been grown on the estate, and the spa is the piece de resistance. Amongst the manicured lawns, rose beds, box hedges and woodland, spend your time strolling in the grounds and playing croquet, before retreating to the saltwater vitality pool and myriad of facilities and treatments that are perfect for sharing.

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