All about the spa experience, Eden Hall Day Spa’s sole purpose is to provide health and wellbeing treatments to relax and pamper you. In a grade II listed house with beautiful facilities, it is beautiful and peaceful but they also have lots of knowledge so they offer beautiful treatments and a real wellness offering as well… that said, alongside the body sculpting, archery, walking and cycling, they also offer cake and champagne so there’s something for everyone!
Surrounded by 300 acres of grounds, Rudding Park’s spa had a spectacular makeover this year and is now a complete state of the art wellbeing experience. Set over three floors, it also has a Rooftop Spa, which includes a further hydrotherapy infinity pool, a panoramic sauna, a herbal bath steam, luxury steam room, foot spa, experience shower, and a sun deck, with a spa bath and a garden sauna cabin.
A luxurious spa that’s specifically for those over the age of 16, Appleby Manor Hotel and Garden Spa enjoys views of the Lake District as well as activities such as cycling, fishing, riding, walking alongside its spa treatments. It’s great for small groups, and is perfect for al fresco spa with an outdoor hot tub amongst its facilities.
In the historic spa town in Worcestershire, The Malvern is a beautiful contemporary spa that embraces its heritage. The indoor/outdoor pool remains at a constant and optimum (by hydrotherapy standards) 35⁰C and with the wide variety of treatments and facilities, it is ideal for a hen party.
A day spa where guests can luxuriate and total tranquility, surrounded by 17 acres of parkland, Reynolds Retreat is designed to make you feel good. It’s not big but it is well equipped, with six treatment rooms, a 16 metre deck level pool, hydrotherapy spa pool, tiled aroma steam bath, Finnish sauna, monsoon showers, deep relax room, heated tiled loungers, individual foot spas, an ice fountain, and a manicure/pedicure room.
One of the best known spas in the UK, Pennyhill is not only a wonderful hotel but also an incredible spa in its own right. Set in a separate building to the accommodation, it has a wealth of facilities and a plethora of pools. You can swim from the inside out no matter what the weather, indulge in a beautiful spa lunch and then head for the most luxurious treatment you’ve ever had.
Adult only and all about decadence, Alexander House Hotel is a celebrity favourite and ideal way to escape school holidays. An award-winning hotel and spa, it is set up like a grand Roman bath in a Gothic building lined with granite and marble. Take a good book and your partner – it’s perfect for a romantic break.
Close to Newmarket racecourse, Bedford Lodge Hotel is a historic looking building with a beautiful spa next door to escape school holidays. A white haven of quiet, it’s surrounded by three acres of rose gardens and paddocks and has all the health and wellbeing facilities you could want including 10 treatment rooms.
Just 40 minutes from Dublin and looking out across the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Wicklow hills. That, teamed with the rolling estate on which the hotel is located as well as the nearby Powerscourt Waterfall, it doesn’t get much more scenic than this. Meanwhile, inside there are 20 treatment rooms, including a private spa suite, a 20-metre Swarovski crystal-lit pool and a thermal suite – and that’s just the beginning of what makes it the perfect way to escape the school holidays.
Set amongst some of the most beautiful landscaped gardens you can imagine, and in the grounds if this impressive old manor in East Cork, the spa at Castlemartyr Resort is a contrastingly modern building that’s all glass and delivers the ultimate ESPA experience. Choose from the five star hotel or lodge accommodation, and then really take your time and spend a full day in the spa itself – it’s a complete delight and the perfect way to escape school holidays.