Cottonmill Spa at Sopwell House

7.6 Good (8 reviews)

Safe Hands For Cancer Accredited

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?

Safe Hands for Cancer

Accredited by the SATCC and part of the Spabreaks.com Safe Hands for Cancer Collection, this spa welcomes people living with or beyond cancer and offers a number of specialist trained therapists.

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.

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.

Groups of 6 or more?

or speak to one of our Group Spa Experts on
Cottonmill Spa at Sopwell House is now open and welcoming back guests.
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Please check the package details carefully as certain facilities may require pre-booked time slots or be closed.

Please remember that hotel bars will close at 10pm and to wear a mask when you are moving around public areas and to check for any temporary restrictions that may be in place.

Please also check for localised restrictions (as part of the tier scheme) that may affect your ability to travel from home or to your chosen spa. These regulations may also affect who you can socialise with at the venue, either indoors or outdoors.

from £229
per person (min 2)
Overnight break Selected offer

Cottonmill Elegant Escape

  • One night's bed and breakfast in a deluxe room
  • 3 course dinner in The Brasserie
  • A choice of 1 x 60 minute Classic treatment from:
    • Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial
    • Elemis Sensitive Skin Smoother Facial
    • Cottonmill Signature Massage
    • Elemis Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap
    • Elemis Pregnancy Massage
    • Aromatherapy Associates Wellbeing Personalised Massage
  • 3 course lunch in The Pantry
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of the spa facilities at The Cottonmill
  • Spa check in from 12 noon on arrival day until 11am check out on day of departure, room check in from 3pm.

Please note this package does not include use of the spa facilities at The Club at Cottonmill

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 £289
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

The Club at Cottonmill Countryside Classic

  • One night bed and breakfast in a deluxe room
  • 3 Course Dinner in The Brasserie
  • A choice of 1 x 60 minute Premium or Classic treatment from:
    • Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial
    • Elemis Sensitive Skin Smoother Facial
    • Elemis Pro-Collagen Age Defy Facial
    • Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Precision Peel
    • Elemis Pregnancy Massage
    • Cottonmill Signature Massage
    • Cottonmill Sound & Sand
    • Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Detox Reviver
    • Aromatherapy Associates Intensive Muscle Release
    • Elemis Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap
  • 3 course lunch in The Pantry
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of the spa facilities at 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
from £339
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

Cottonmill Midweek Haven

  • One night bed and breakfast in a deluxe room
  • 3 Course Dinner in The Brasserie
  • A choice of 1 x 60 minute Premium treatment from:
    • Elemis Pro-Collagen Age Defy Facial
    • Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Precision Peel
    • Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
    • Cottonmill Sound and Sand
  • Plus a choice of 1 x 60 minute Classic treatment from:
    • ESPA Inner Beauty Facial
    • Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial
    • ESPA Inner Calm Massage
    • Cottonmill Signature Massage
    • Pregnancy Massage
    • Elemis Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap
  • Bottle of Prosecco on arrival
  • 3 course lunch in The Pantry
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of the spa facilities at The Cottonmill
  • Spa check in from 12 noon on arrival day until 11am check out on day of departure, room check in from 3pm

Please note this package does NOT include use of the spa facilities at The Club at Cottonmill

from £649
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

The Club at Cottonmill Two Night Rendezvous

  • Two nights bed and breakfast in a deluxe room
  • 1 x 3 Course Dinner in The Brasserie (Fri, Sat or Sun)
  • 1 x 3 Course Dinner in The Restaurant (Fri or Sat)
  • A choice of 2 x 60 minute Classic or Premium treatments from:
    • Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial
    • Elemis Sensitive Skin Smoother Facial
    • Elemis Pro-Collagen Age Defy Facial
    • Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Precision Peel
    • Elemis Pregnancy Massage
    • Cottonmill Signature Massage
    • Cottonmill Sound & Sand
    • Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Detox Reviver
    • Aromatherapy Associates Intensive Muscle Release
    • Elemis Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap
  • 2 x 3 course lunch in The Pantry
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of the spa facilities at 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
from £150
per person
Spa Day

Cottonmill Evening Escape

  • A choice of 1 x 60 minute Classic treatment from:
    • Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial
    • Elemis Sensitive Skin Smoother Facial
    • Cottonmill Signature Massage
    • Elemis Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap
    • Elemis Pregnancy Massage
    • Aromatherapy Associates Wellbeing Personalised Massage
  • 3 course dinner in the Brasserie with a glass of Prosecco or wine
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of The Cottonmill facilities from 4pm until 9pm

Please note this package does not include use of the spa facilities at The Club at Cottonmill

from £150
per person
Spa Day

Cottonmill The Classic

  • A choice of 1 x 60 minute Classic treatment from:
    • Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial
    • Elemis Sensitive Skin Smoother Facial
    • Cottonmill Signature Massage
    • Elemis Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap
    • Elemis Pregnancy Massage
    • Aromatherapy Associates Wellbeing Personalised Massage
  • 3 course lunch in The Pantry
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of The Cottonmill facilities from 9am - 6pm

Please note this package does not include use of the spa facilities at The Club at Cottonmill

from £230
per person
Spa Day

Cottonmill The Harmony

  • A choice of 1 x 60 minute Premium treatment:
    • ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Age Defy Facial
    • ELEMIS Deeper Than Deep Hot Stone Massage
    • ELEMIS Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
    • Cottonmill Sound and Sand
  • Plus a choice of 1 x 60 minute Classic treatment from:
    • ESPA Inner Beauty Facial
    • Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial
    • ESPA Inner Calm Massage
    • Cottonmill Signature Massage
    • Pregnancy Massage
    • Elemis Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap
  • 3 course lunch in The Pantry
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of The Cottonmill facilities from 9am to 6pm

Please note this package does not include use of the spa facilities at The Club at Cottonmill

from £270
per person
Spa Day

The Club at Cottonmill The Nobleman

  • A choice of 1 x 60 minute treatment from:
    • Cottonmill Signature Massage
    • Elemis Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap
    • Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
    • Aromatherapy Associates Wellbeing Personalised Massage
  • Plus a choice of 1 x 60 minutes Men's facial from:
    • Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial
    • Elemis Pro-Collage Age Defy Facial
    • Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Precision Peel
    • Elemis Sensitive Skin Soother
  • 3 course lunch in The Pantry
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Full use of the spa facilities at The Club at Cottonmill and The Cottonmill from 9am - 6pm
from £280
per person
Spa Day

The Club at Cottonmill The Elements

  • A choice of 2 x 60 minute Premium or Classic treatments from:
    • Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial
    • Elemis Sensitive Skin Smoother Facial
    • Elemis Pro-Collagen Age Defy Facial
    • Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Precision Peel
    • Elemis Pregnancy Massage
    • Cottonmill Signature Massage
    • Cottonmill Sound & Sand
    • Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Detox Reviver
    • Aromatherapy Associates Intensive Muscle Release
    • Elemis Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap
  • 3 course lunch in The Pantry
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Full use of the spa facilities at The Club at Cottonmill and The Cottonmill from 9am - 6pm

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

During the summer holidays there will be children's splash times in the main pool: From 25th July - 4th Sept, 9.30am - 11am & 4.30pm - 6pm, Mon - Sun. The Club at Cottonmill remains an adults only spa.

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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7.6

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