Spa days are one of the best ways to relax here in the UK and no matter where you are in the country, you’re never too far from the nearest luxury spa. Here at House Parties, many of our farm houses, cottages and manors come with swimming pools and hot tubs, so you can create your own spa experience in your home away from home. But for those who aren’t staying in one of our pool holiday homes, here is a list of some of the best luxury spas worth checking out the next time you’re away.
1. Harrogate Turkish Baths
The spa town of Harrogate is one of the most well-known tourist towns in the North, and attracts many tourists every year. It’s recognised for its fantastic boutique shopping and its tea rooms, particularly the world-famous Betty’s Tea Rooms. But it’s also known for its wonderful Turkish Baths & Health Spa. A great way to spend the day and fantastic for all ages. The great thing is, there are so many treatment packages available so you can find the perfect spa deal to suit your group/party. With spa days ranging from the Express Pamper to the Turkish Signature Spa Experience.
2. Dormy House, Worcestershire
Dormy House is a favourite in the Cotswolds, offering everything from accommodation and fine dining to a luxury spa that aims to have its guests spoilt rotten from head to toe. The Dormy House Spa is designed as a sensory sanctuary to beautify the body and soothe the soul. And on site, guests will have access to an indoor and outdoor pool area, a blend of soothing therapies on offer, a serene terrace with hot tub, plus a Scandinavian style thermal suite. Spa day packages with unlimited access start from £195. Children are also welcome in the pool between certain hours for those who are travelling with kids.
3. Calcot Manor Spa
The Calcot Manor Spa is set within a cluster of beautiful farm buildings, thoughtfully preserved on the outside and modernised for total luxury on the inside. It features a large indoor pool, a number of treatment rooms, a lounge and relaxation area, plus an outdoor hot tub surrounded by relaxing lavender that also overlooks an open wood fire. It’s pure paradise, and some of the treatments are to die for too. The products used are from the Aromatherapy Associates, so guests can enjoy complete relaxation. Give the 45 minutes Rose Facial a go for beautiful skin and make sure you make time to refuel with the spa’s healthy dishes. Book ahead because the spa is hugely popular with both locals and tourists.
4. Thermae Bath Spa
Perhaps the most famous spa town in the UK is Bath, not only for its historic Roman spa attraction, but also because the city has so much to offer in terms of shopping, sightseeing, food and drink. So you can combine your spa break with all sorts of adventures. As Britain’s original thermal spa and the only naturally warm spa pool in the country, the Thermae Bath Spa is a must. The waters are rich in minerals and are believed to have numerous healing effects on the body. The rooftop swimming pool provides spectacular views of the city and indoors, you will find a wonderful Turkish steam room, an indoor swimming water circuit, a relaxation area and treatment rooms.
5. TOR Spa Retreat, Kent
Treat yourself to a day of rejuvenating treatments and relaxation at the beautiful TOR Spa Retreat in Kent. Surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens and lovely countryside, you’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The property has a fantastic pool, Finnish sauna and steam room. And during your visit, you can help yourself to hot and cold drinks, including herbal teas, chai and Ayurvedic infusions. Every detail has been considered so guests can have an unforgettable spa experience. From the huge selection of books and magazines or the gentle background music to the enticing vegetarian menu, TOR Spa Retreat has left no stone unturned.
6. The Devonshire Spa at Bolton Abbey
This luxury spa retreat is tucked away in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. So if you’re looking to get away from it all, this is the place to come for peace and quiet. The unique setting on the Bolton Abbey Estate means that you’ll have mind-blowing views wherever you turn, and the spa itself features the best facilities you could wish for. Including a whirlpool spa and indoor pool, 5 treatment rooms, a fully equipped gym, steam room and sauna, a Rasul Temple, a ‘Tropical Experience’ shower, a lounge and relaxation zone, and an outdoor terrace with secluded sun trap.
7. Lucknam Park, Wiltshire
This is a venue that impresses straight away. From the moment you arrive, there will be that wow factor. Drive down the mile-long driveway lined with beech and lime trees and you will reach the imposing Palladian mansion. Inside there are over 40 rooms and suites available for guests who want to stay over, a Michelin star restaurant, and a luxury spa with the best facilities. Including a 20 metre swimming pool, a hydrotherapy pool, five thermal cabins, and treatment rooms with therapies using exclusive products from Anne Semonin, Ila and Carita. There is also a gym and fitness centre, plus acres and acres of land which can be explored on horseback if you’re a keen rider.
8. Fawsley Hall Spa
Fawsley Hall Spa in Northamptonshire is one for the spa connoisseurs. Within this striking Tudor estate is a wellbeing centre that has been designed for the most luxurious of treatments and facilities that have been installed to the highest specs. A sanctuary for tired city folk, the Fawsley Hall Spa will revive the body and mind and features a swimming pool overlooking a secret garden, an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, a relaxation room, a steam room and sauna, and much more. The onsite experienced therapists use Elemis products for their beauty treatments, and dining options cover everything from Afternoon Tea to traditional Sunday lunch.
9. Cowshed Spa at Soho Farmhouse
Looking for a bit of exclusivity? The Soho Farmhouse in Chipping Norton is a members’ club set in 100 acres of wonderful Oxfordshire countryside. There are 4 levels of membership that can be applied for via their website. And access to their Cowshed Spa is available for all members or farm guests. Within the exclusive spa, guests can enjoy manicures, pedicures, massages and numerous mud and body therapies. There is also a steam room, a sauna, an ice room and hot tubs. Additionally, there’s a men’s grooming salon so this is the ideal spa for couples.
10. Cameron House, Loch Lomond
This is the perfect place to visit if you are staying in the nearby Stuckgowan House. Imagine a luxury spa with all the workings of a 5 star venue. Now throw in a panoramic lake view that will blow your mind. The spa at Cameron House boasts one of the most spectacular rooftop pools that overlooks Loch Lomond, and guests can also make the most of all the other spa facilities on site. Including the various different treatment rooms, the thermos and hydro pools, and the VIP couples room complete with mineral room, steam bath, and balcony. To refuel, make sure you visit the Spa Café for healthy snacks and light bites.
11. Lime Wood, Hampshire
Lime Wood is a favourite for city dwellers; located just 90 minutes from London by Train, this spa is an easy escape from the capital. Set in the idyllic New Forest and surrounded by wild ponies and wildlife roaming near the grounds, you really will feel like you’ve travelled a lot further. The spa features a rooftop herb garden where you can enjoy peaceful relaxation time, morning yoga or meditation. Onsite, you will find a hydro pool, steam room and sauna room, an outdoor hotpool and a mud house. Plus spa visitors will get to enjoy drinks from the pretty courtyard bar or enjoy upscale dining at the Michelin star restaurant.
12. Archerfield House, North Berwick
One of the newest spas from Sisley is Archerfield House in North Berwick, set on 550 acres of glorious landscaped grounds. Onsite the Archerfield House estate is Fletcher’s Cottage, where the luxury spa offers everything from the Sisley Supreme Anti-Ageing Facial for restoring tone and radiance to the Sisley Body Treatment involving deep muscle relief. You can finish off your spa session with a hot stone massage or by relaxing in one of the private bath huts available. Located in Scotland, just 40 minutes away from the city of Edinburgh, the spa at Archerfield House is ideal for a romantic Scottish weekend away.
13. Elan Spa at Mallory Court
An education in luxury and complete indulgence, Elan Spa at Mallory Court is the ultimate spa experience. Located in one of Britain’s most illustrious spa towns, Royal Leamington Spa. Tucked away in the beautifully landscaped grounds of Mallory and surrounded by trees and foliage, Elan Spa is a secret hideaway filled with sublime, state of the art facilities and treatment rooms. This is the place where people come to de-stress and get away from the noise of the city. Lifestyle spa memberships are also available for those who wish to come back time and time again.
14. Rudding Park
The exclusive Rudding Park in Harrogate is one of the grandest venues in the North. In addition to its fine dining restaurant, rooms and wedding services, it also features a luxurious spa. Offering full or half day spa packages for those in search of some relaxation and serious pampering. The packages include bespoke treatments, access to the spa’s Mind and Sense zones, access to the rooftop pool and garden, and hydrotherapy and thermotherapy experiences. Full days start from just £77.
15. The Treatment Rooms, Brighton
A secret haven set in the heart of a busy city. The Treatment Rooms is a favourite for any spa aficionado. There is no pool but if you’re looking for the best massage around, this is the place to go. Inside, you will find a large welcoming reception and changing room area, 10 treatment rooms, a relaxation room, massage rooms and a retail shop selling sumptuous lotions and potions to keep your face and body looking great at home. There are treatments available for both men and women, so it’s ideal for a couple’s spa day. And massages range from LaStone massage, Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage, Lava Shell massage, Hot Stone Massage, Legology to Oncology massage.
16. The Malvern Spa
The Malvern Hills are a walkers’ favourite and the town of Malvern itself is a charming little tourist hotspot with cafes, tea rooms, antiques and boutique shopping. A great place for a little weekend away with family or your other half. If you’re visiting, make sure you don’t miss The Malvern Spa, a lovely little venue with an ‘outdoor pool area and an endless list of spa packages to suit you and your group. From the basic Relax Spa package and the Discovery Package to the Luxury Hen package and the His & Hers Malvern Spa Experience, this is the ideal place for relaxing with loved ones.
17. The Forest of Wellbeing
The Forest of Wellbeing Spa at The Bicester Hotel is set in 134 acres of spectacular countryside and peaceful landscaped gardens plus an 18-hole golf course. So if you’re planning a romantic spa weekend for two, or the ultimate his & hers day out, this is definitely worth checking out the next time you’re holidaying in Oxfordshire. Spa days offer full use of the facilities, access to the gym, use of the studio classes and a spa lunch included in the price of the package. The spa has a 20 metre swimming pool, a hydrospa and spa pool, sauna room and steam room, foot spas and feature showers.