Burton upon Trent,
Spa & Leisure
Amongst the manicured lawns, rose beds, box hedges, and woodland, Hoar Cross Hall has space for jogging, cycling, croquet, boules, archery, driving range, tennis, as well as there being a games room in the grounds. Indoors there is also a gym, personal training, and classes including Tai Chi, yoga, and Pilates.
The spa is where this place really shines however, with every element of detox and relaxation covered. There is a 26-metre saltwater vitality pool, flanked by two whirlpools. There is a plunge pool, hydrotherapy pool, whirlpool, saunas, steam rooms, saunariums, body jets, foot and shoulder massagers, tropical and mist showers, waterbeds, Kneipp pools, an ice fountain, heated loungers, a Snooze Room, an atrium lounge, and a Spa and Beauty shop.
Hotel & Accommodation
Surrounded by 50 acres of grounds and gardens in the Staffordshire countryside, Hoar Cross Hall sits at the end of a winding driveway. Built in 1871, the Elizabethan manor house was commissioned by Hugo Meynell Ingram, whose family presence is still evident in the form of hand carved monograms in the ballroom, and has Jacobean overtones by way of turreted water towers, lofty gables, 48 chimneys and mullioned windows. The hotel has 96 bedrooms, all with the traditional sumptuousness of a stately home.
The hotel’s restaurant is in the former ballroom and is characterised by William Morris wallpaper, Sienna marble mantelpieces, and the 19th century ‘wedding cake’ ceiling. Vegetables are grown in the estate’s own greenhouses, and the menu from their award-winning head chef showcases local and seasonal produce. Breakfast and lunch however are in a more contemporary setting overlooking the hydrotherapy pool.