In a scenic part of the Cotswolds, Wiltshire offers the kind of beauty that has inspired many a movie. The peace and quiet of the pristine countryside is ideal for a restorative spa break with just the right amount of luxury.
Take, for example, the village of Lacock, which has featured in everything from Harry Potter to Pride and Prejudice. Here you will find numerous pubs for warming dinners as well as scenic walks that soothe the soul. Of course, this is also the land of Stone Henge, Westonbirt Arboretum, and the magic of Longleat.
When it comes to spa escapes Wiltshire has a real sense of gentility to it. Country house hotels have been honed into exceptional boutique spa experiences that are impeccably romantic, and elegant estates have morphed into scenic wellness retreats. Woolley Grange is a perfect example of a gothic style manor house that manages to straddle the lines between being family friendly as well as luxurious.
Alternatively, Bowood Hotel and Spa has added a contemporary spa facility to its historic main house. It’s ideal for mother/daughter spa days or small groups of friends looking for quality time together. Like many of the spa hotels in the area, it's also surrounded by a beautiful golf course, which makes it ideal for a couples’ weekend retreat.
Bishopstrow House is a real favourite spa hotel in Wiltshire as well. The elegant house is within easy reach of Longleat Safari Park as well as the county’s other major attractions. However, their speciality is really knowing how to put the devil into the detail. As a result it is a favourite destination for proposals and mini moons.
Ultimately, Wiltshire is superbly located for a countryside spa break that is within easy reach of a beautiful city experiences as well. Here, you are a short drive from both Bristol and Bath, where spa goers can combine a getaway with shopping, theatre and concerts. It's a spa experience with something for everybody.