Not officially opening until 1st January (but available for a sneak peak if you happen to be visiting), the new spa facilities hinge on a thermal experience that is very much a treatment in itself. The result is that whether you visit on a spa day or break, the wellness factor is much more central than ever before. Regular visitors who attended the launch have already expressed delight at the changes.
The Destination Spa is set in the heart of the existing spa at Ardencote. It offers more luxury, more relaxation and more reasons to return than ever before. Start in the light and airy spa reception where you collect your robe and slippers. Then head to the Destination Spa where each thermal suite has a multitude of benefits…
Take a moment to relax in the aromatherapy steam room. The steam assists in the opening of your airway, and is a well known aid in relieving congestion. It will help to encourage perspiration, which in turn opens your pores and eliminates toxins from your skin. The steam will also relieve any pressure and aches and pains you have, leaving you feeling relaxed and ache free.
The benefits of salt therapy are wide ranging. The negatively charged ions in salt improve both physical and mental health. The Himalayan salt sauna helps reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, helping you to feel and breathe better. The heat also helps to improve circulation and relaxes your muscles, helping to soothe aches and pains.
The tepidarium offers a less intense experience. The room is designed to have lower heat and humidity, but is still warm enough to raise your body temperature, increase blood flow and relax your muscles. A tepidarium is a great place to relax and unwind, leaving you feeling stress-free. As well as having physical benefits, the aesthetics and design of the room with its mosaic tiles and peaceful surroundings will leave you feeling relaxed and re-energised.
The outdoor Tyrolean Kilo sauna is the perfect spot to unwind, come rain or shine. Set in the heart of the Ardencote facilities looking out onto the outdoor heated swimming pool. The sauna warms your body, relieves pain and helps your stress melt away. Saunas are known for their healing properties. Evidence suggests they can help aid with migraines, insomnia and the release of endorphins leaving you feeling both physically and mentally improved.
Take a seat in the beautiful outdoor hot tub, which can seat 24 people. The hot tub can be enjoyed all year round, and is a great place to warm up and socialise, even in the winter months. Hot tubs are not only a great spot to relax, they can also relieve stress, helping to soothe aches and pains and even helping to aid insomnia. The heat and buoyancy of the water, as well as the action of the jets can help your body heal and feel better. Ardencote also offers cocktails (or mocktails) to put a celebratory twist on the experience.
Get active with a dip in the outdoor swimming pool. Swimming is a fantastic low impact activity, it increases your heart-rate, improves your muscle strength and your cardiovascular fitness. It’s great for those who want to have a leisurely swim, as well as those who want more of a workout and complete a few lengths before enjoying one of our other facilities. The outdoor pool is a peaceful space, surrounded by lavender and hanging baskets with the latest seasonal flora and fauna. It’s open seasonally subject to weather conditions.
The experience shower is perfect for improving circulation. Cooling you down and restoring your normal body temperature after using the steam room or sauna, the tropical shower will encourage blood flow. The experience shower will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized, ready to enjoy the rest of your spa day or break.
During your lifetime you will walk on average the length of the Earth’s equator five times, so the occasional foot spa is well deserved. This treatment will help increase blood circulation, relieve pain and tension and leave your feet feeling well and truly pampered. Indulge your senses as you sit back and relax, feel the bubbles soothe your skin, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Both the sauna and steam room will have raised your body temperature, so to cool down your body temperature with the ice fountain. Simply take a small handful of ice and massage it onto your wrists to bring your body temperature back down before using another one of our heated facilities. The cooling and heating of your body temperature will help with blood flow and circulation.
The new relaxation lounge is the perfect place to catch up with your friends, enjoy a coffee and really relax during your stay. Whether you want to get comfy in the armchairs or curl up and relax in one of the stylish spa pods, it’s the perfect spot to take the weight off your feet, read a book or just have some quiet time to reflect.
The tranquillity lounge is designed for those who want to enjoy some ‘me’ time. It is a space where mobiles are switched off and noise is kept to a minimum. This room is ideal for relaxing after your spa treatment or if you just want some quiet time to reflect or rest.
All these updates are in addition to Ardencote’s leisure facilities. They include an indoor pool, cardio and resistance gyms, Jacuzzi, three floodlit tennis courts, three glass-backed squash/racket ball courts, a sauna, a steam room and a dance studio for classes. It’s all surrounded by beautiful manicured grounds.
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