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Top 10 spas for a UK staycation

Sometimes there’s nowhere better to be in the summer than the UK with its beautiful coastal and country locations, it’s just as relaxing to head off on a road trip as it is to board a flight, and without any of the luggage hassle that goes with it.  So for those looking for the perfect romantic staycation or UK mini-break with the family, we’ve got the top 10 spas you’ve been looking for…

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Cameron House, Scotland

With panoramic views of Loch Lomond and the Highlands, Cameron House provides you with all the things you imagine when you think about an escape in Scotland.  Scenic, welcoming and brimming with the best facilities, you can turn this into a family holiday thanks to The Club, which offers leisure facilities for the kids and fitness for adults, or make it one for grown ups, thanks to the adult-only Carrick Spa.  It’s a short distance from the hotel with its own gym, classes, 20-metre pool, Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy pool, rooftop infinity pool, and complete thermal experience.


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The Corran Resort and Spa, Wales

Hidden in the marshlands of the Carmarthenshire countryside, surrounded by sea and imbued with history, The Corran Resort is a boutique hotel and spa experience that uses local ingredients in its food, and prioritises natural goodness in its spa products using the Pevonia Botanica skincare line who pride themselves on their alcohol and colour free products.  Make sure you have afternoon tea with a glass of champagne here!



Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire

Thanks to beautiful lodge accommodation, Kenwick Park is a wonderful destination to visit for a weekend away with friends.  The grounds are huge so the lodge accommodation is a little drive away from spa facilities, adding to the sense of privacy, surrounded by beautiful Lincolnshire countryside and wild flowers.



Retallack Resort and Spa, Cornwall

Five star self-catering lodges just a few steps from the beach, Retallack Resort is a luxury family break in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.  There are watersports like wakeboarding available, but alongside that there’s also a beautiful spa with a wealth of luxurious treatments.  If that’s not enough Newquay and Padstow are both within driving distance, the former famed for its surfing, while the latter has become best known for Rick Stein’s culinary expertise in the area.



Congham Hall, Norfolk

A Georgian manor in the Norfolk countryside, Congham Hall is known for its home grown ingredients and its elegant homely vibe.  The building dates back to 1780 when it was owned by a wealthy merchant, but these days we mostly love it for its Secret Garden Spa.  The spa is all about modern design for contemporary living with its floor-to-ceiling windows, thermal suite, and delectable Elemental Herbology products.  Continuing the garden theme there are also a number of garden rooms at the hotel which are a bit like mini apartments, all around a herb garden in close proximity to the spa so you can wander over in the early morning in your robe, ready to use the facilities.



Ellenborough Park, Gloucestershire

In a spectacular estate in the heart of the Cotswolds, Ellenborough Park is a 15th century property with impeccable contemporary design by Nina Campbell.  It’s all about relaxed luxury so this is an escape for you and your other half to feel totally indulged, especially when you head to the Indian themed spa for a treatment courtesy of ila and ishga product lines.



The Welcombe, Stratford

A Hallmark Hotel just outside beautiful and historic Stratford, The Welcombe is an impossibly beautiful building that gives a strong sense of grandeur, but all alongside contemporary design and updates, particularly in the spa and Garden Wing rooms.  The hotel is romantic thanks to the grounds and architecture, but equally thanks to a number of spa apartments, it’s ideal for visiting groups and small hen parties to spend some indulgent quality time together.



Slaley Hall, Northumberland

In 1000 acres of moorland and forested countryside, Slaley Hall is an Edwardian mansion which also has rooms in a contemporary new building, and lodge accommodation within the grounds, so it caters for a variety of styles and experiences.  Key to its appeal is the splendour of the building and the location so make sure to go for a wander while you’re here.  Thanks to the family rooms and lodge option the hotel caters well for a family mini break with a relaxing twist or for groups of friends looking for quality time together.



The Grosvenor Pulford, Cheshire

Luxurious and historic, The Grosvenor Pulford is all about texture, feeling and utter decadence.  The Spa by Kasia has a neo classical vibe to give you a sense of its opulence, as well as an Asian Sensory Garden complete with Koi Carp for total meditation and relaxation.  The restaurant in particular comes highly recommended and continues the Neo-Classical theme - it’s a wonderful option for couples looking for a romantic mini break.



Oulton Hall, Yorkshire

Family friendly and elegant as well, Oulton Hall is a beautiful building in Yorkshire, surrounded by a 27-hole golf course and bringing contemporary design to the 18th century manor.  In addition to the gorgeous grounds we particularly like the Champagne bar for pre-dinner drinks.


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