The Best Luxury Spa Retreats For Summer
The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
The award-winning Scarlet hotel is perched on a clifftop and looks out over the golden sands of Mawgan Porth in North Cornwall. Filled with natural daylight, the hotel has been cleverly designed to give far-reaching views of the beach and sea beyond. Focusing on holistic well-being and the nourishment of mind, body and soul, the Scarlet spa boasts numerous eco-friendly facilities. As well as the beach there’s an outdoor pool and if the water is too nippy there’s log-fired hot tubs nearby! Rather than a skin-deep approach, the Scarlet’s focus is on overall well-being, and Ayurvedic elements are woven throughout the treatments.
The Deal: Classic Two Night Spa Break from £403 per person based on two people sharing a Just Right room. This break runs from Sunday – Thursday only.
Boringdon Hall and Gaia Spa, Plymouth
Perched on a hill just six miles north of Plymouth, Boringdon Hall is a beautiful Elizabethan manor house, steeped in history. Boringdon Hall boasts an idyllic and quintessentially English rural escape – Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth are among many esteemed guests that have graced its doors over the centuries! The addition of the £5 million state of the art Gaia spa makes Boringdon Hall one of best retreats in the south west. Spanning three floors, the contemporary design of the spa embraces Boringdon’s idyllic surroundings. Natural hues, earthy tones and botanical greens create a luxurious ambience. You’ll find candlelit treatment rooms, a Champagne nail bar and a Spatisserie with two wonderful outdoor dining areas offering panoramic views of the Devonshire countryside. The spa offers treatments by ESPA as well as Gaia’s delicious own brand spa product range.
The Deal: Balancing Spa Break Sunday – Thursday £729 per couple | £499 single occupancy
Lime Wood & Herb House Spa, New Forest
Just outside the picturesque village of Lyndhurst, perched on the edge of of the stunning New Forest, Lime Wood is bestowed with Regency house charm, scattered lodges and a spa set against an enchanting backdrop. The Herb House Spa is set within a walled garden and boasts indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pools, an aroma-steam room, a mud treatment room, a sauna with magical woodland views, and a swimming pool. Expect laid back luxury, incredible treatments, top notch food (courtesy of Holder & Hartnett) oh and wild ponies…
The Deal: Girls Getaway Spa Day from £220 per person.
Corinthia Hotel & ESPA Life, London
Set in London’s heartland the Corinthia is one of the capitals leading luxury hotels. Combining grandeur with contemporary design, it boasts some of the most stylish suites and penthouses in the metropolis. ESPA Life at Corinthia is penned in the little black books of numerous A-Listers and fashionistas – and it’s no surprise – as it’s hailed as ‘The Next Generation of Spa’. The wellness and treatment offerings are second to none. Spa facilities include sleep pods, a swimming pool, a vitality pool, an amphitheatre sauna, an ice fountain, and heated beds where you can relax and gaze at the glow of the flickering fireplaces…
The Deal: Signature Corinthia Experience from £738 for two
Cowley Manor, Cotswolds
Chic, cosy and quirky, with just 30 bedrooms set within a 19th century manor house, Cowley Manor offers boutique luxury in stunning surroundings. There are 55 acres of land to explore, including country gardens featuring Victorian cascades, natural springs and lakes, meadows and a beautiful 13th century church. Cowley’s state of the art glass-fronted C-side Spa offers an extensive range of holistic treatments inspired by it’s surroundings. Spa facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, drench showers, a sauna and steam and relaxation areas.
The Deal: Spa & Stay in a Good Room from £415
Stoke Park, Berkshire
Remember the ‘mini weekend break’ in Bridget Jones’s Diary? Well Stoke Park was the location for this and many other familiar movie scenes. A quintessentially British country escape, the white mansion house is set among 300 acres of glorious parkland, lakes, historic gardens and monuments, and boasts a championship golf course and 13 Wimbledon spec tennis courts. Stoke Park’s spa is housed in The Pavilion and offers a haven of luxury, with facilities that include an indoor heated swimming pool, Italian marble steam rooms, an outdoor Scandinavian sauna and hot tub, nail bar, and a private atrium with a tranquil tropical aquarium…
The Deal: Summer Solstice Spa Retreat from £160.00 Monday to Friday.
The Grove, Hertfordshire
Set within 300 acres of woodland and magical gardens, The Grove, otherwise known as ‘London’s country estate’, boasts a championship golf course, three top notch eateries and a quirky urban beach… Previous guests to grace the doors of the former home of the Earl of Clarendon include Queen Victoria and President Obama. Housed within a tranquil garden, The Grove’s Sequoia Spa offers spa offers state-of-the-art facilities including a stunning 22 metre black mosaic pool, steam and sauna rooms, a saline vitality jet pool, two fitness studios, twelve Asian-inspired treatment rooms and a well-equipped gym. Treatments on offer include holistic and anti-ageing treatments from luxury brands including ESPA and Natura Bisse.
The Deal: Summer Skin Vitality Spa Day from £160 per person.
Barnsley House, Cotswolds
Set within breathtaking gardens designed by Rosemary Verey, Barnsley House is a boutique hotel set in the tranquil Cotswolds. Rooms are uniquely designed and styled, from luxurious two-storey suites to private garden retreats, each reflecting the traditional country charm of the house. Foodies can choose between The Potager restaurant for delicious fine dining or The Village Pub for posh pub grub. Designed in harmony with it’s countryside surroundings The Barnsley Spa and Skincare Centre houses five treatment rooms, steam rooms, a herbaceous sauna and relaxation suite, as well as a stunning outdoor heated hydrotherapy pool with views over the fields and gardens.
The Deal: Midweek Spa Break from from £199.50 per person
Park House Hotel and Spa, Sussex
An award-winning, family-owned boutique hotel, Park House is set in ten acres of glorious gardens and grounds – right next to the south downs – offering views of the countryside from every direction. All of the 21 rooms at Park House are individually designed and decorated to reflect a luxurious and elegant English country house feel and the quintessential English escape also features grass tennis courts, a bowls lawn, croquet lawn, a 9 hole putting green and golf course. The hotel’s spa facilities include a 15metre mother-of-pearl indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and steam rooms, four treatment rooms, a relaxation room and a gym & fitness studio. There is also a heated outdoor swimming pool with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
The Deal: Tranquillity spa experience from £145
The Gleneagles Hotel and Spa by ESPA, Scotland
Set within 850 acres of breathtaking Perthshire countryside, the Gleneagles Hotel and Spa by ESPA is the quintessential Scottish spa escape. Famed for its championship golf course, Gleneagles also boasts opulent suites, a posh shopping arcade, a Michelin starred restaurant and a state-of-the-art spa. Often regarded as the ‘Best Spa in Scotland’, the award-winning Gleneagles Spa by ESPA offers a serene escape from the bustling hotel with candlelit corridors and tranquil relaxation areas with hypnotic water features. You’ll find an impressive hydro and thermal area with ice and tropical showers, as well as a eucalyptus steam room and saunas. An extensive menu of traditional therapies as well as complementary and alternative wellness treatments are on offer from luxury brand ESPA.
The Deal: Detox Day From £175
Gilpin Lake House & The Jetty Spa, Cumbria
Nestled in an idyllic countryside setting, just two miles from Windermere, Gilpin Lake House is an uber-luxe boutique Relais & Chateaux family-run hotel, perfect for a romantic spa escape. A lagoon of spa luxury – five stylish cedar-clad lodges scatter the lake, complete with private hot tubs, steam rooms and gardens. The Jetty Spa overlooks the lake and includes an indoor swimming pool, steam, sauna, and a candlelit Swedish-style double treatment suite, with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting views of the lake. There’s also an outdoor hot tub and The Boat House – a relaxation cabin with a log fire and comfy day beds for post treatment lounging.
The Deal: Ultimate Magic Moments £1585 for 2 nights
Dormy House & The House Spa, Cotswolds
A 17th Century farmhouse perched in a glorious Cotswolds setting, Dormy House offers a Scandi-chic, country escape. With ‘rooms for every mood’ you can opt for traditional in the main farmhouse, super stylish in the annex, or rural rustic in Rose Cottage. The multi award-winning House Spa’s hub is The Greenhouse, a healthy eatery where you can chomp on delicious salads or sip a juice whilst taking in views of the breathtaking Cotswold backdrop. The spa boasts an infinity swimming pool, outdoor hydrotherapy pool, thermal suite, relaxation rooms and a training studio. There’s also a delightful Champagne Nail Parlour!
The Deal: The Timeless Spa Break from Prices from £541, based on two people sharing an Intimate Room
Coworth Park, Berkshire
Set in 240 acres of Berkshire countryside dotted with lakes, polo fields and tennis courts, Coworth Park – a favourite with everyone from royalty to a-listers – is the Dorchester Collection’s rural retreat. In the light and airy state-of-the-art spa you can listen to underwater music whilst doing laps in the 18-metre indoor swimming pool before stretching out on the sun-terrace loungers. Facilities include treatment rooms, an aromatic steam room and experience showers. The spa menu at Coworth Park features treatments from Aromatherapy Associates, Kerstin Florian, Valmont and Carol Joy, London.
The Deal: Signature Spa Day from £185
Rockliffe Hall, County Durham
Set in the quiet village of Hurworth on the edge of the County Durham, Rockliffe Hall boasts luxury rooms and suites, woodland homes, an array of eateries and an 18 hole championship golf course. The award winning spa is the largest in the UK and boasts two outdoor hot pools – including an infinity edge experience pool with massage features – a Jacuzzi, a glass-fronted sauna with countryside views and fire pit, and a delightful spa garden.
The Deal: Ultimate Luxury Spa Day from £230 per person.
Seaham Hall, County Durham
Set within 37 acres of delightful gardens in a stunning cliff top location overlooking the Durham Heritage Coastline, Seaham Hall is a beautiful Georgian Mansion ideally located for a luxurious spa day. Highly trained therapists will nurture your mind, body and soul to allow you to achieve a sense of wellness, leaving you rested and rejuvenated. You can choose from a plethora of bespoke treatments that are tailored for individual needs.
Whether you choose to indulge in a holistic ritual, relax by the pool or a work out in the gym, Serenity spa is a perfect destination for mindfulness and wellbeing.
The Deal: Mellow Midweeker Spa From £89
Wynyard Hall, County Durham
Surrounded by 150 acres of stunning historic parkland, Wynyard Hall is a striking four-star hotel situated in the heart of the Tees Valley. The Spa at Wynyard Hall resides in the former Victorian boathouse. Nestled peacefully on the lake’s edge it’s the ideal setting to melt away stress and enjoy a relaxing spa day.
Facilities include a thermal heat suite and outdoor hot tubs – with wonderful views of the lake. An extensive range of holistic treatments are on offer from celebrated British brand Temple Spa. Offering the latest anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation treatments, The Salon – on the first floor of the hotel – offers the latest high-tech treatments from CACI Synergy and Natura Bisse. The menu includes jowl lifts, non-surgical facial toning, blissful body massages, facials, citrus scrubs, LVL lashes, plus manicures and pedicures.
The Deal: A Tranquil Treat From £90 Per Person