Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel ​

4 bubble 2015
Four bubble spas will normally provide an excellent spa experience with lovely facilities, luxurious treatments and lavish lunches. There may be a slight break in the spa journey (such as having to leave the spa to eat) or the facilities may not be as up to date as others, but it should provide you with blissful pampering

Spa facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Relaxation Room
  • Experience Showers
  • Ice Room / Ice Fountain
  • Rasul

At a glance

  • Horse racing

    Horse Racing

    Craxton Wood Hotel is only a short drive from Chester racecourse.

  • Local attractions

    Local Attractions

    Chester Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheatre, Chester Zoo, Ness Botanical Gardens, and the Blue Planet Aquarium are easily accessible from the venue.

  • Restaurant


    The Craxton Wood Grill serves British classics with a twist.

  • Shopping


    Chester itself is a picturesque destination brimming with boutiques.

  • Child friendly

    Family Friendly

    The venue is extremely welcoming to families, with the pool open to children from 9am-11am and 3pm-6pm, as well as the restaurant being flexible for little taste buds.

  • Hen friendly

    Group Venue

    With many triple rooms present in the hotel, the venue is ideal for groups and hen parties, and the spa can accommodate for groups as large as 28 people.

  • Hotel spa

    Hotel Spa Venue

    This venue offers a range of spa and leisure treatments in a separate building to the accommodation, but is not a specialised spa.


Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel, Parkgate Road, Ledsham, Cheshire, CH66 9PB
CH66 9PB

Ledsham, Nr Chester.

Spa & Leisure

Following a little pampering of their own, Vital Health and Wellbeing Club at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel and Spa now combines both leisure and relaxation side by side. Their recent £1.4 million renovation has left the venue with a state of the art thermal suite which includes experience showers, a sauna, a steam room, 11 luxury treatment rooms and a gym.

In keeping with the Macdonald brand’s pampering leitmotif, the Elemis, and Jessica product lines are put to optimum use in a range of therapies and beauty treatments. Following the 2014 refurbishment holistic services are now also available, such as acupuncture, Chinese cupping, and sports physio massages.

Hotel & Accommodation

Close to the Roman town of Chester, Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel is ensconced in 27 acres of mature woodland and gardens, and within the construct of what remains a country house atmosphere, there are 72 rooms and suites including family rooms. The hotel’s main restaurant is the Craxton Wood Grill, which serves British classics with a twist. For something a little lighter in a less formal atmosphere there is a cocktail bar and lounge complete with an outdoor terrace. Additionally, there is also the Vital Coffee Bar set within the parameters of the Vital Health and Wellbeing Club. Finally there is the Woodland Spa Café, allowing you to have your lunch in the comfort of your own dressing gown.