Set peacefully at the back of the spa in the Zen Garden, which has had an outside hot tub and sauna since its opening, Ribby Hall enjoyed further development in 2016 with the addition of an outdoor bar and beautiful seating area and.
Now, for 2018, The Spa Hotel has added a Himalayan salt sauna, an additional outdoor hot tub located in the cosy lower Zen garden and a new outdoor experience shower with mood lighting and body jets.
The outdoor experience shower is housed in a luxurious wooden structure, so even when it’s raining you can enjoy a warm shower outdoors. Meanwhile, the beautiful Himalayan salt sauna has Himalayan salt bricks in the walls which, as well as looking delightful, have several health benefits including the support of a healthy respiratory system and improved sleep.
On a spa break at stately home Hoar Cross Hall, period style meets modern luxury. The relaxation begins as you make your way up the long drive and once there, take a stroll around the elegant formal gardens and see the exquisite Italian water garden or 30 acres of woodland. The emphasis is on calmness and tranquillity at this adult only spa which includes outdoor terraces and pools. Archery, Boules, croquet, tennis and cycling are also available.
Fancy a spot of five star country luxury within easy reach of central London? Spoil yourselves at The Grove, billed as London’s country estate and voted one of the top 10 UK Spas by Conde Nast Traveller. Easily accessed from the M25, although you wouldn’t know it once you arrive, the hotel and spa is surrounded by 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside. The hotel gardens are brimming with periodically changing art installations and sculptures, and it even has its own urban beach to rest your deckchair on if the sun comes out. Walk, run, swim, cycle, play golf and eat – it’s just the pick me up to set you up for summer.
Remember Four Weddings and a Funeral? That second wedding scene? Or Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut? or Sean Connery in Never say Never Again? Well you could take a spa break where these were shot if you go to Luton Hoo Hotel & Spa. Set in more than 1,000 acres of gardens, parkland, woodland and golf course, this beautiful mansion hotel and spa offers you a terrific range of ESPA treatments to help you get ready for summer and if you fancy heading out into the great outdoors you can walk, or hire a bike and explore. On second thoughts, maybe watching the pheasants pecking at the ground from your lounger by the indoor pool may suffice.
In a spectacular location with the River Maine running through the estate, this luxury spa ticks all the boxes for a superb spa break set in splendid scenery. The first Thermal Village in Northern Ireland, in addition to its many indoor activities and treatments, there’s the bliss of swimming outside in a heated pool or relaxing in one of the riverside hot tubs. Their Beltane Experience set around a sunken fire with friends before a dip in the 12 man hot tub is a particular favourite. If you feel like venturing out for the day, you have the beautiful North Antrim coast nearby, so you can step out for a walk and see where Games of Thrones is filmed.