Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall
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Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall

from £177
per person
9.4 Excellent 68 customer reviews
Safe Hands For Cancer Accredited

A beautiful spa that lends itself to being a destination in its own right, you can spend all day here luxuriating in the impressive facilities. From the swimming pool that overlooks the countryside to the swim-through hydrotherapy pool that takes you from indoors to out, you will feel like you’re in your own private escape. All treatments use Gaia’s own signature spa brand and are designed to suit each individual’s wellness needs. A treat for the body, soul and mind.

Spa and hotel facilities

  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Relax Room
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Enhance your experience

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  • Bottle of Prosecco

    Bottle of Prosecco

  • Bottle of Champagne

    Bottle of Champagne

  • Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon Tea

  • Room Upgrade from Double to Twin Room

    Room Upgrade from Double to Twin Room

  • Bring your dog

    Bring your dog

  • Cocktail Making Workshop

    Cocktail Making Workshop


This spa has earned Safe Hands for Cancer accreditation for completing adequate training, which has been approved by SATCC.

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Why people visit here

  • Best Known For
    The historic hotel in a building that was once home to Lady Jane Grey. Now updated, it’s still superbly romantic with its historic features and Dartmoor location, but it’s fast becoming known for its exceptional and contemporary spa as well.
  • Most Loved By
    Couples who stay in the hotel and enjoy days of dining and pampering, but also groups of friends on a spa day to the contemporary and self contained spa complete with its own 'spatisserie'.
  • Safe Hands for Cancer
    Accredited by the SATCC and part of the Safe Hands for Cancer Collection, this spa welcomes people living with or beyond cancer and offers a number of specialist trained therapists.
  • Exceptional Spa Feature
    It’s a self contained space where you could happily spend all day, which means its the perfect addition to an overnight break, but very much an experience in its own right for those on a spa day as well. The addition of the spa was a tipping point that earned it its five star status, and it’s little wonder why. Purposely designed, it’s the perfect combination of holistic and modern wellbeing where they have really thought about the details.

Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall frequently asked questions

Who owns Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall?

The beautiful Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall in Devon, near Plymouth is owned by Diane Nettleton and her family, who have created a luxury experience that combines heritage and contemporary wellbeing.

How do you get to Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall?

On the edge of Dartmoor near Plymouth, Boringdon Hall is best reached by car due to its rural location. There is plenty of space to park. From the A38 travel 34 miles and take the exit onto B3416, signposted Plympton, Newnham. Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall is just three miles from this exit. The nearest station is Plymouth Train Station, just over three hours from London Paddington, from which you would need to get a taxi, and the nearest airport is Exeter, which is an hour’s drive away.

What is included in a Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall spa day?

What's included in a spa day at Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall depends on the experience that you book. It is complete with a range of facilities including a swimming pool, hydro pool, an outdoor hot tub, two saunas, two steam rooms, two poolside heated beds and two luxury loungers as well as 12 treatment rooms and its own 'spatisserie'. They also offer treatments using ESPA, and Gaia’s own natural products.

What is near Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall?

On the edge of Dartmoor, known for its dramatic beauty and expansive walking territory, Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall is also within easy reach of the city of Plymouth, and, for those who drive, the wider natural beauty and pretty coastal villages of the South West. Top attractions for those who want to venture beyond the hotel, include exploring the national park, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, hot air ballooning, golf, and helicopter tours of Devon.

When was Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall built?

The hotel part of Boringdon Hall is set within a Grade I listed 16th-century country manor, although the location itself has a regal history dating back to 956 AD. In that time it has been the property of Henry VIII, and home to the ill-fated Lady Jane Grey, who became Queen of England for only nine days in 1553.

Today it retains many of its historic features and was converted to a hotel by last owners, but after fire destroyed much of it in 1989 it was carefully restored to become the hotel it is today. The spa, by contrast is an entirely contemporary addition, which first broke ground in 2015 and was initially built for £5 million.

What amenities does Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall have?

Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall is very much a tale of two halves - the historic hotel and the ultra contemporary spa. Both elements work in harmony with one another and are also experiences in their own right.

The five-star hotel has 40 rooms and suites - all decorated in sumptuous style that combines the best of heritage and contemporary design. There are two restaurants - an award-winning fine dining experience in the hotel, as well as the spa cafe.

Gaia Spa sits within the hotel grounds - set over three floors, there’s a swimming pool, hydro pool, an outdoor hot tub, two saunas, two steam rooms, two poolside heated beds and two luxury loungers, as well as 12 treatment rooms.

There are no disabled rooms at the hotel due to the the age of the building, however they can offer ground floor rooms when arranged in advance. Some public areas have uneven flooring due to the age of the property, which may make it unsuitable for wheelchair users. The spa however has contemporary design that's more accessible. There are lifts to all three floors, a slope instead of steps into the property, disabled toilets and changing facilities, rails to help access the pool, contrasting colour tile at the pool edge, emergency alarms by the pool and all staff have disability awareness training.

What are the food and drink options at Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall?

The hotel has two restaurants. In the hotel guests will find the award-winning, five-star fine dining restaurant - Àclèaf, where the chef uses local ingredients in an imaginative British menu. In the spa meanwhile, there is a dedicated 'spatisserie', where you can enjoy brunch, lunch, tea and afternoon tea without having to change out of your robe and slippers.

How many treatment rooms are there at Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall?

Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall has 12 treatment rooms including two dual treatment rooms, where therapists use ESPA, and Gaia’s own natural products in a range of face and body treatments.

What time is check in/check out?

Check-in at Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall is from 3pm, and check-out time is 11am. If you're a day spa guest, please check the details of your booking or specific spa package before arrival.

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