Planning a trip locally this August? Here’s 6 amazing spa holidays in the UK
1. Seaham Hall Serenity Spa, Seaham, County Durham
Set in an old Georgian Estate, expect all the decadence and luxury you can imagine. Put on a fluffy white gown and book a treatment in one of the 13 treatment rooms, or simply visit one of the pools and sophisticated steam rooms. There’s a black granite steam room we’d love to detox in. More information here.
2. The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath
It’s the holistic heaven for nature lovers. The facilities feature natural wood, bamboo and pebbles, and the spa merges ancient and modern spa cultures, with extensive therapies focusing on the natural elements of earth, air, fire and water. We need a spa break here ASAP. More information here.
3. The Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, Lake Windermere, the Lake District
If you need a retreat away from everything and everyone, look no further. We’re in love with the ‘modern wooden house’ concept. There’s floor-to-ceiling treatment rooms, log fires, and the oils used in treatments and massages are hand-blended by the staff themselves. Turn off your phone and don’t bother bringing a laptop – just spend a weekend detoxing and revitalising your mind and body. More information here.
4. The Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
It feels more like a luxurious home than a hotel, since the 3 sisters who founded it wanted it to feel like a homely sanctuary to get away from everything. There are luxury tented rooms lit by lanterns with views to the ocean, and a focus on holistic wellbeing – the ultimate eco luxury retreat. More information here.
5. Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa, New Forest
Voted “In the Top 10 of UK Hotel Spa’s” at the Conde Nast Traveller Magazine Reader Spa Awards 2014, you can’t beat this luxury spa. With an ozone-treated swimming pool, luxury saunas, the treatments they offer are modern and sophisticated – anything from chakra wellbeing treatments to lymphatic drainage. More information here.
6. Pennyhill Park, Surrey
Set in the beautiful countryside of Surrey, it features eight swimming pools along with an ice cave, tepidarium, and steam rooms. There are seriously high-tech treatments, but we’ll have to try the ice cave for ourselves to see what that is! More information here.