Cottonmill Spa at Sopwell House

7.6 Good (8 reviews)

The perfect mix of grandeur and comfort, this country house hotel is the height of luxury with an emphasis on hospitality at its warmest. Housing the UK’s first private members’ spa, Cottonmill is a luxurious sanctuary with state-of-the-art facilities and truly decadent spa experiences delivered by world-class experts. Innovative spaces provide relaxation areas post treatment, in private gardens and poolside terraces along with cabanas, hot tubs and fire pits woven into a landscaped oasis.

Spa Facilities

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  • Dual Treatment Rooms
  • Experience Showers
  • Gym / Classes
  • Heated Loungers
  • Hot Tub
  • Hydrotherapy Pool

Hotel Facilities

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  • Hair / Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant

What makes this an Elysium Collection spa?

Exceptional spa feature

The spa is the first in the UK to introduce treatments on an Amber and Quartz Crystal Bed, which delivers thermal therapy by immersing the body in hot sand.

Wow-factor

Frankly, the design throughout, but in particular, the spa garden, curated by award-
winning garden designer Ann-Marie Powell and taking the spa experience outside from the panoramic sauna to the four sense loungers.

Most loved by

It’s unquestionably romantic, but it’s also a fantastic and convivial place to visit with a
group of friends.

Best known for

Being a luxury country house hotel, but now it’s also complemented by the most
beautiful adult-only, contemporary spa, which makes for an ideal destination as part of a weekend break or as a day spa destination in its own right.

Groups of 6 or more?

or speak to one of our Group Spa Experts on
from £399
per person (min 2)
Overnight break Exclusive

Elysium Escape

Showcase features:
  • Use of the brand new Club at Cottonmill facilities including luxury spa gardens
  • Luxury Cottonmill Signature Treatment Included
  • Exclusive Mews Suite Accommodation found behind private gates

A combination of both luxury and wellbeing, the Elysium Escape is a one night spa escape with full access to the Club at Cottonmill from 12 noon on your day of arrival, until 12 noon on day of departure. You can check into your Mews Suite any time from 3pm, where you will be welcomed with a bottle of Prosecco. In the spa you will be given a robe, towels and slippers to use, and can enjoy a 60 minute Signature Vichy or Sound & Sand Treatment each as well as a manicure or pedicure each. Enjoy dinner in the Restaurant in the evening, and a delicious breakfast in the morning.

from £499
per person (min 2)
Overnight break Exclusive

Elysium Celebration Escape

Showcase features:
  • Personalised Welcome Plate and Prosecco on Arrival
  • Luxury Cottonmill Signature Treatment Included
  • Use of the brand new Club at Cottonmill facilities including luxury spa gardens

In this beautiful environment, the Elysium Celebration Escape is a one night spa escape designed for special occasions, complete with full access to the Club at Cottonmill from 12 noon on your day of arrival, until 12 noon on day of departure. You can check into your Mews Suite any time from 3pm, where you will be welcomed with a bottle of Prosecco and a personalised welcome plate complete with a homemade chocolate opera cake garnished with chocolate and homemade macaroons. For special occasions, chocolate plaques can also be personalised to read Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Happy Anniversary, or Welcome. In the spa you will be given a robe, towels and slippers to use, and can enjoy a 60 minute Signature Vichy or Sound & Sand Treatment each as well as a manicure or pedicure each. Enjoy dinner in the Restaurant in the evening, a delicious breakfast in the morning, and lunch in the Brasserie on your day of departure.

from £229
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

Lazy Sunday

  • One night's bed and breakfast
  • 3 course dinner in The Brasserie with a glass of Prosecco or wine
  • A choice of 1 x 60 minute Premium treatment from a choice of:
    • Elemis Pro-collagen age defy
    • Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
    • AA Intensive Muscle Release
    • Cottonmill Sound & Sand
  • 3 course buffet lunch in The Pantry
  • Spa gift
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of The Cottonmill facilities.
  • Spa check in from 12 noon on arrival day until 1pm late check out on day of departure, room check in from 3pm.

Please see below for full list of facilities. Please note this package does not include access to the Club at Cottonmill facilities

Other Treatment Choices are available, please enquire through the call centre for more details.

from £289
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

Midweek Club Countryside Classic

  • One night's bed and breakfast
  • 3 course dinner in The Brasserie
  • A choice of 1 x 60 minute Premium treatment from a choice of:
    • Elemis Pro-collagen age defy
    • Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
    • AA Intensive Muscle Release
    • Cottonmill Sound & Sand
  • 3 course buffet lunch in The Pantry
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Full use of all the facilities including The Club at Cottonmill.
  • Spa check in from 12 noon on arrival day until 11am check out on day of departure, room check in from 3pm.

Please see below for full list of facilities

Other Treatment Choices are available, please enquire through the call centre for more details.

from £65
per person
Spa Day Selected offer

The Sundown

  • 3 course dinner in the Brasserie
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of The Cottonmill facilities between 5pm - 9pm

Please see below for full list of facilities. Please note this package does not include access to the Club at Cottonmill facilities

Other treatment choices are available, please enquire through the call centre for more details

from £160
per person
Spa Day

Evening Retreat

  • A choice of 1 x 60 minute Premium treatment from:
    • Elemis Pro-collagen age defy
    • Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
    • AA Intensive Muscle Release
    • Cottonmill Sound & Sand
  • 3 course dinner in the Brasserie
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Evening use of all facilities including the The Club at Cottonmill from 5pm - 9pm

Please see below for full list of facilities

Other treatment choices are available, please enquire through the call centre for more details.

from £230
per person
Spa Day

The Harmony

  • Includes a choice of 1 x 60 minute Premium treatment from a choice of:
    • Elemis Pro-collagen age defy
    • Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
    • AA Intensive Muscle Release
    • Cottonmill Sound & Sand
  • Plus 1 x 60 minute Classic treatment from:
    • ESPA Inner Beauty Facial
    • Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance
    • ESPA Inner Calm Massage
    • AA Wellbeing Personalised Massage
    • Pregnancy Massage
  • 3 course buffet lunch in The Pantry
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of The Cottonmill facilities from 9am - 6pm.

Please see below for full list of facilities. Please note this package does not include access to the Club at Cottonmill facilities

Other Treatment Choices are available, please enquire through the call centre for more details.

from £260
per person
Spa Day

The Elements

  • Includes a choice of 2 x 60 minute Premium treatment from a choice of:
    • Elemis Pro-collagen age defy
    • Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
    • AA Intensive Muscle Release
    • Cottonmill Sound & Sand
  • 3 course buffet lunch in The Pantry
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Full use of all facilities including the The Club at Cottonmill from 9am - 6pm.

Please see below for full list of facilities

Other Treatment Choices are available, please enquire through the call centre for more details.

from £275
per person
Spa Day

The Cottonmill

  • Includes 1 x 90 minute Premium treatment from a choice of:
    • ESPA Natural Face Lift
    • ESPA Back, Face & Scalp
    • Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
    • ESPA Mindful Massage
    • AA Inner Harmony Cottonmill Signature
  • Plus 1 x 60 minute Classic treatment from:
    • ESPA Inner Beauty Facial
    • Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance
    • ESPA Inner Calm Massage
    • AA Wellbeing Personalised Massage
    • Pregnancy Massage
  • 3 course buffet lunch in The Pantry with glass of Prosecco
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Full use of The Cottonmill facilities from 9am - 6pm.

Please see below for full list of facilities. Please note this package does not include access to the Club at Cottonmill facilities

Other Treatment Choices are available, please enquire through the call centre for more details.

from £300
per person
Spa Day

The Sanctuary

  • Includes 1 x 90 minute Premium treatment from a choice of:
    • ESPA Natural Face Lift
    • ESPA Back, Face & Scalp
    • Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
    • ESPA Mindful Massage
    • AA Inner Harmony Cottonmill Signature
  • Plus a choice of 1 x 60 minute treatment from:
    • Elemis Facial
    • ESPA Facial
  • 3 course buffet lunch in The Pantry with glass of Prosecco
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Full use of all facilities including the The Club at Cottonmill from 9am - 6pm.

Please see below for full list of facilities

Other Treatment Choices are available, please enquire through the call centre for more details.

Groups of 6 or more?

or speak to one of our Group Spa Experts on

Spa & Leisure

  • Dual Treatment Rooms
  • Experience Showers
  • Gym / Classes
  • Heated Loungers
  • Hot Tub
  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Relaxation Room
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool

What makes it Elysium standard?

  • Exceptional design in an adult-only spa
  • A unique spa garden curated by an award-winning designer
  • The first amber and quartz crystal treatment bed
  • One of a kind spa treatments and their own product line
  • Indoor and outdoor spa facilities
  • Thoughtful details such as Dyson Supersonic hairdryers

The Cottonmill Spa is a new addition to Sopwell House. Elegant and dynamic, the adults-only spa has been designed in a way that’s sympathetic to the historic country house, and make the most of the beautiful surroundings. Glass, wood, slate hues and large windows are brought together in a contemporary but sensuous wellbeing experience. Air, fire and water meet with a touch of brass to really accentuate its luxury credentials. Alongside the latest in fitness facilities, a holistic approach makes it instantly welcoming. Facilities included a 14-metre pool, a Jacuzzi, a vitality pool, sauna, steam room, a gym and fitness suite and exercise studios. The experience extends outside as well in their exclusive Spa Club, with indoor/outdoor experience showers, a hydrotherapy pool, spa garden, outdoor hot tubs, botanical steam room, salt steam room, organic sauna, panoramic sauna, whisper room, deep relaxation room, four sense loungers and heated loungers. Meanwhile, dressing rooms feature Tom Dixon marble wall lights, with stone heated flooring and Dornbracht showers and Dyson Supersonic hairdryers.

The cherry on top is an extensive new treatment menu, which features therapies from ESPA, Elemis, Aromatherapy Associates, Jessica and Mii. Alongside massages and facials, you will find Cottonmill’s own signature treatments. They also have the UK’s first amber and quartz crystal bed, which deliver thermal therapy by immersing the body in hot sand. There’s a manicure and pedicure salon, and a rose relaxation room to retreat to post-treatment, complete with walls lined with acoustic ‘petals’ and zones divided by rose-tinted glass screens. Particular treatments include Cottonmill Sound and Sand, during which the bed gently vibrates while singing bowls are chimed, or the ELEMIS Quartz Poultice Massage, which incorporates warm quartz poultices to increase circulation and release tense muscles. Water massages have also been created with the Vichy massage shower. Ensuring a spa day can be part of a hotel stay as well as an experience in its own right, the spa also has its own restaurant, the Pantry for light lunches and drinks.

Facilities available to The Cottonmill Spa guests
- Gym and classes
- Indoor swimming pool and poolside terrace
- Sitting Room
- Sauna
- Steam room
- Salon for manicures and pedicures
- Rose Relaxation Room

Facilities available to The Club at Cottonmill guests
- Gym and classes
- Indoor swimming pool and poolside terrace
- Sitting Room
- Sauna
- Steam room
- Salon for manicures and pedicures
- Rose relaxation room
- Massaging hydrotherapy pool
- Spa garden with ample loungers, cabanas, fire pit and hot tubs
- Whisper room
- Garden room   - Deep relaxation room
- Experience showers
- Panoramic sauna
- Organic sauna
- Botanical steam room
- Salt steam room

Hotel & Accommodation

  • Hair / Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant

Once the country home of Lord Mountbatten, Sopwell House has the welcoming ambience of a private abode combined with the grandeur of a Georgian manor house. The elegant venue in the Roman transit town of St Albans benefits from the peace and quiet of its own landscaped gardens as well as the convenient but rural backdrop of home counties Hertfordshire. Interiors are an exercise in understated opulence and refined taste. The 128 stylish and contemporary bedrooms, suites and apartments are all furnished in a sumptuous contemporary style. For greater privacy and choice, Sopwell House also boasts 16 individually designed, stylish Mews Suites behind private gates and separate to the main hotel. They feature details such as fireplaces and private terraces with cedar wood spa baths.   As you might expect from a noble home, food and drink is an important and carefully thought out part of the experience. The Restaurant is a fine dining experience set against a backdrop of live piano music. Meanwhile, the Brasserie is a vibrant open plan kitchen serving food with global inspiration. It’s a favourite amongst friends and groups, especially for special occasions. For teas, coffees and light bites during the day, the Conservatory is a white and tranquil space overlooking landscaped gardens, and it’s adjacent to the Conservatory Bar. Not to be missed of course is afternoon tea, served in the sumptuous Cocktail Lounge that’s also well suited to a post dinner drink or an aperitif such as the signature Mountbatten Cocktail.

Location

Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire
AL1 2HQ

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