It’s British Sandwich Week and few things beat the perfect finger sandwiches in a classic afternoon tea. So to get in the spirit of things here are some of our favourite afternoon tea spa breaks…
Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall combines health, wellbeing, the great outdoors and the luxury of a historic hotel. Combining the natural beauty of the South Devonian landscape with the man-made beauty of the architecture, everything about Boringdon Hall is scenic. The décor is lavish, the treatments are divine, and the afternoon tea? Well, you’d be a fool to miss it.
This gothic hotel is the stuff that all romantic escapes should be made of. Complete with historic features and five star service, it’s an unapologetically decadent and luxurious place to spend time, especially if you’re on their Signature Premium Spa Break complete with a Champagne afternoon tea.
Another castle, this time just outside Edinburgh so you have the perfect combination of access to this beautiful historic city and a welcome escape from the urban buzz. The Aqueous Hydro Spa is the first of its kind in Scotland and is the ideal accompaniment for afternoon tea in The Orangery restaurant on their Relaxation Spa Day.
A romantic haven of a destination, Ringwood Hotel and Spa combines the best of old and new. Its spa brings a touch of vintage rose garden to its style. As a result, The Vintage Hideaway spa day includes a delectable afternoon tea and plenty of time to relax.
This magnificent country house is the perfect place for afternoon tea. Beautiful gardens to roam in and an exceptional spa as well. Their Afternoon Tea Spa Day is complete with a glass of Prosecco and lots of time to unwind.
A thoroughly romantic Spabreaks.com favourite, Raithwaite Estate really does give you the royal treatment when you visit. In a beautiful environment with rolling garden views and excellent customer service, their Taster Package includes a 25-minute treatment with their afternoon tea and full use of the facilities.
Like stepping into a Jane Austen novel, The Spa at The Royal Crescent Hotel is in the heart of beautiful Bath, which if you haven’t been there already is a treat in itself. The Grade II listed Georgian townhouse is part of an architectural masterpiece by John Wood, and offers a One Night Deluxe Spa Break with a decadent 60-minute treatment and afternoon tea.
In a whopping 1,065 acres of grounds, Luton Hoo Hotel is nothing short of spectacular. The rooms are huge, the service is impeccable and there are even black taxis to take you around the estate if you don’t want to walk – it doesn’t get more British than that! So the experience really is completed by a Afternoon Retreat which includes a 55-minute treatment and afternoon tea served in the Mansion House.
In the heart of London, Mandara Spa offers specialised treatments and the perfect place to recuperate after a day of sightseeing, retail therapy or even a day at work. The spa takes its influences from the Orient, but when it comes to afternoon tea it’s a classic favourite.
This exceptional hotel and spa in an enviable London location, does everything to decadent standards. While the spa has all the knowledge and expertise you could ask for, as well as superbly designed facilities, the hotel is also home to some of the best cake and Champagne in the city… as you will find out on their Time for Tea spa day.
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