The leaves are turning and a cool breeze accompanies the late afternoon sunshine. The kids are back at school and now’s the perfect time for couples to find a little peace and tranquility on a getaway for two. So, what could be more romantic than an autumn spa break?
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.
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 30 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 on an autumn spa day.
Opulence at every turn, the Langley a hotel and spa experience that delivers outstanding personalised service at every turn and is dreamy for an autumn spa break. Built in its own property within the grounds of this former manor house, the spa is totally exquisite and as a guest, you will be treated to your own spa butler who will guide you through your spa journey. Extensive facilities, a comprehensive treatment menu and a collection of unique spa experiences await you as well as romantic hotel accommodation for a very memorable occasion.
A retreat fit for royalty, Great Fosters is a four star hotel that sits within 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland in Windsor – perfect for watching the leaves change on an autumn spa break. Complete with historic gardens said to be amongst the finest in Europe, an outdoor pool, two spa treatment rooms, a Michelin Star restaurant and exquisite rooms and suites ranging from the historic to contemporary, it’s a relaxing, romantic escape to another time, let alone another place.
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