Sometimes, the only way to relax is by packing your bags, leaving the house and checking into a spa hotel for a few days. That’s because when it comes to R&R, nothing beats a spa break. From essential oils, deep massages to some much needed TLC, who isn’t tempted by the thought?
With so many gems in the UK, you won’t need to pay for flights or board planes to find a little peace and quiet. Once lagging behind hot spots like Austria, Germany and Italy, the UK is well-renowned for five-star gems like Chewton Glen and Lucknam Park.
So whether you want a day of indulgence or a weekend of wellness, look no further than Staycations UK for the best spa experiences in the UK. From city breaks to countryside retreats and rooftop spas to naturally occurring pools, discover only this country’s very best.
Chewton Glen, Hampshire
Wind down at this award-winning spa on the edge of New Forest and indulge in treatments inspired by the surrounding area. After a relaxing pamper session, take on the hotel’s hydrotherapy pool or dive into its 17-metre swimming pool. To let off more steam, make use of the gym, golf course or collection of bikes. If you’d much prefer the indoors, Chewton Glen is adorned with stunning rooms, manicured lawns and Instagram-worthy suites.
Lucknam Park, Bath
Six miles from the capital of spa breaks, this country house hotel is renowned for its state-of-the-art spa facilities. Boasting 400 suites; eight treatment rooms and a Michelin-starred restaurant, all surrounded by 500 acres of explorable grounds, this manor house is an escape like no other. Spend the weekend fine dining, being pampered or horse riding.
Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa, Devon
A seaside break is an instant reviver and a stay at Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa will do just that. Close to the river, make full use of a room with a view. Nestled in everyone’s favourite county, Devon is a treat in summer but the hotel is a great choice all year round. Indulge in spa treatments including ESPA facials and Lava Shell massages, followed by a tasty cocktail, excellent seafood and a mini cinema. Accompany this with a late night trip to a nearby cove to explore the terrain.
Powered by solar panels, the Titanic is the UK’s leading eco spa hotel. Found in Yorkshire, on the edge on the Pennies, spoil yourself rotten in its many facilities included. From thermal suites, relaxation rooms to outdoor hot tubs, you won’t know where to start. For eco lovers, did you know that the Titanic’s pools use water from a natural spring 100 metres below the hotel? Enjoy your stay at this pioneer today.
Cottonmill at Sopwell House, Hertfordshire
Cottonmill at Sopwell House is three stories of relaxation. For lovers of body treatments, choose between the Vichy Shower Experience or the Amber and Quartz Crystal Bed followed by a dip in the vitality pool, a sit down in the salt steam room or a session in the energising studio. Its private members club, The Club at Cotton, also features world-class facilities like the Garden Room, the Whisper Room and the Deep Relaxation Room.