Gloucestershire is known as one of the most beautiful parts of the UK and The Greenway is arguably one of the most enchanting places in which to spend time there. With a country house style and beautiful gardens, the scene is complete with an alfresco hot tub for sunny afternoons.
On the banks of Loch Fyne, Portavadie is in one of the most beautiful spots in Scotland. Family friendly on the one hand and ideal for groups of friends looking for quality time together on the other, the scenery is a key part of its magic and as such there are few experiences finer than a dip in what’s rumored to be the largest heated outdoor infinity pool in Scotland.
On the edge of Sherwood Forest, Muthu Clumber Park Hotel and Spa is set amongst scenery reminiscent of the area’s legendary history and famous do-gooder hero, Robin Hood. Contemporary and welcoming, the spa is filled with natural light with doors opening out onto an inner courtyard on one side, where you will find an outdoor decking area complete with a hot tub.
Looking out across 350 acres of beautiful grounds in the Durham countryside, Ramside Hall Hotel is a contemporary hotel where groups can enjoy peace, quiet and lots of space. The adult only spa takes full advantage of its location, with spa facilities that are only accessible to those aged 18 and over, a spa garden, outdoor vitality pool and a private outdoor infinity pool that takes up to eight people – perfect for hen parties!.
Close to Ascot Racecourse, Macdonald Berystede Hotel and Spa is family friendly, welcomes groups and is obviously ideal as a resting place for a day at the races. In this picture perfect part of Surrey, it is enclosed in pretty gardens with a hydrotherapy pool that allows you to swim from the inside out, and seating areas in which you can enjoy the summer sun.
A welcoming and relaxed country house hotel based on a courtyard design and set in 83 acres of grounds, Ardencote is a four star hotel on the edge of its very own lake. While away the hours with a good book in the gardens, play tennis, squash or venture out onto the hotel’s own golf course. There is a pool that kids are welcome to use as well as other indoor facilities, but outside there’s an adult only outdoor swimming pool and hot tub – all you need to add is a glass of bubbles!
A day spa with the most extraordinary amount of space, making it ideal for groups and hen parties, Amida Spa Farnham has a wealth of indoor facilities which will happily entertain you for hours, but outside you will find an additional world of options. There’s a an outdoor pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and two outdoor saunas catering for more than 20 people, not to mention loungers and space to simply relax and enjoy the fresh air.
A unique addition to the spa market, Ribby Hall Village is a five star holiday village accredited by Visit England with a four-star, adult only Spa Hotel. The spa hotel itself is set in more than 100 acres of Lancashire countryside, and the jewel in its crown is the hydrotherapy suite and the cherry on top is the Zen Garden complete with a hydrotherapy pool and space to sit around it in total tranquility.
The secret’s out, Galgorm Resort and Spa is Ireland’s hidden treasure of a spa experience with a wealth of facilities and knowledge at guests’ disposal, and the most phenomenal location in 163 acres of lush parkland with the River Maine flowing through the estate. As a result, the hotel brings the great outdoors into as much of the spa experience as possible, with relaxation and classes in the River House, raised on stilts and with views over the cascading River Maine (which you can hear bubbling away as you unwind). They also have outdoor hot tubs, a multiplicity of saunas and the ‘Beltane Experience’ where you relax around a sunken fire with friends before enjoying a dip in the 12 person outdoor hot tub.
With four floors dedicated to wellbeing, the Solas Croi Spa at the Brandon House Hotel has a long history of offering spa treatments and experiences in County Wexford, on the banks of the River Barrow. Amongst its many facilities, one of the defining features at Solas Croi Spa however is the outdoor pool for relaxing amongst the peaceful surroundings, and the spherical relaxation area, filled with natural light it is reputed to be a good space for the treatment of SAD, and can also be used for yoga, Pilates and meditation.
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