Bringing an extremely chic approach to country life, The Greenway is one of those places where no attention to detail goes unnoticed. The 16th century Elizabethan manor house on the outskirts of Cheltenham enjoys rolling countryside views and five star service along with a beautiful spa experience. When it comes to all things romantic, it’s perfect simply because of everything it inherently is.
Surrounded by 27 acres of kitchen gardens, orchard, and Wiltshire countryside, Bishopstrow House was built in 1817 on the banks of the River Wylde. Simultaneously cool and classic design characterises The Halcyon Spa where views of the gardens are accompanied by indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna, steam room, whirlpool, exercise suite, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
A brand new spa attached to a historic hotel, Elan Spa at Mallory Court sits in the shelter of wooded grounds of the hotel which is one of the finest country house hotels in Warwickshire. A lesson in indulgence, the spa has a hydrotherapy pool, an outdoor vitality pool so you can bathe surrounded by nature, and a thermal suite while food at the hotel is a central feature.
In picturesque Somerset, Bannatyne Charlton House brings affordability to style and sophistication. The charmingly designed hotel inside a historic building is accompanied by an extensive spa experience and beautiful grounds. A particularly nice feature is the conservatory with garden views, candlelit tables and underfloor heating for cooler months.
A historic country house with traditional furnishings, Wood Hall Hotel and Spa is perched high on a hill among 100 acres of West Yorkshire countryside. The house stands next door to a Carmelite monastery, home to a silent order of nuns, but while the hotel is certainly peaceful, it’s also inspiring and animated – perfect for a contemplative romantic weekend.
A Georgian Manor in the Norfolk countryside, Congham Hall has a history dating back to 1780, when it was built by a wealthy King’s Lynn merchant. It has an international reputation, particularly for its food, inspired by the herb garden. The Secret Garden Spa is an example of modern design and contemporary lifestyles, and meanwhile there are also a number of treatment rooms where therapists use specialist spa brand, Elemental Herbology.
Surrounded by the Swinton Estate, you are engulfed by beautiful, peaceful views at Swinton Park, a 19th century property surrounded by 20,000 acres of grounds. Views stretch from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moors and there are five lavish suites, one of which is in a turret for an extra special romantic weekend. The spa meanwhile was re-launched in 2017 – a contemporary and luxurious environment with a world class facility and lots of space to roam in as well.
A building that dates back to 1322 and retains its sense of grandeur with Italianate details, Down Hall offers a boutique spa experience in a small but perfectly formed environment. An overnight break is ideal for a romantic getaway because everything is about the details. It’s not about extensive facilities, but it is about the spa host who checks whether you need drinks, brings tea at the perfect point in the day when you want it, and is acutely aware of your needs which makes the experience really luxurious.
In the heart of historic Cirencester, the Kings Head Hotel is a boutique hotel that provides you with an ideal location from which to explore the Cotswolds. Sanctuary and escape is offered at The Spa where there is a charm shining through at all times due to its vaulted ceiling and stone walls. Facilities at the spa include a sauna, experience shower, relaxation room, and hot tub. It has a boutique-y feel to it and offers up a friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere.
Despite being built as a high society home in 1927, Bailiffscourt Hotel gives the impression of an ancient summer house, while the spa’s architecture is contrastingly modern. Set in thirty acres of private parkland with a moat, and an abundance of wildlife, the medieval-style house is charming whilst the spa is a complete sanctuary with timber framed barn-style architecture and indoor and outdoor pools to luxuriate in.