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Boringdon Hall & Gaia Spa

Plymouth, England

Features

  • Day Spa
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoors
  • Pets Welcome
  • Wellness

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Gymnasium
  • Personal training
  • Pilates
  • Pool – Indoor
  • Yoga

Perched high on a hill just 6 miles from the coastal city of Plymouth, a beautiful Elizabethan manor house steeped in history. Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth are among many esteemed guests that have graced Boringdon’s doors over the centuries.

The pièce de résistance of the lovingly restored manor house is its majestic Great Hall – with oak-panelled walls, statement chandeliers and a roaring stone fireplace complete with a King James I coat of arms.With the recent addition of a stunning £5 million state of the art spa, Boringdon Hall offers an idyllic and quintessential English rural escape.

Gaia Spa

Gaia Spa

Merged into the hillside and spanning 3 floors, the glorious award-winning Gaia Spa is a game-changing retreat. The contemporary design and decor embraces Boringdon’s idyllic surroundings, with natural hues, botanical greens and earthy tones creating a shoulder-dropping ambience.

A fabulous thermal circuit, with a crystal steam room and Finnish and herbal saunas, circles the sleek indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool. There’s also 12 candlelit treatment rooms, a hair & beauty salon and a wonderful Spatisserie serving light lunches, afternoon tea and Champagne with two outdoor dining areas offering panoramic views of the Devonshire countryside.

Winner of 2018 and 2020 Condé Nast Johansens Best Destination Spa in the UK & Ireland.

Spa Facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Laconium
  • Herbal sauna
  • Finnish sauna
  • Crystal salt steam room
  • Aromatherapy steam room
  • Gym by Pulse Fitness
  • Spatisserie restaurant
  • 12 treatment rooms
  • Hair & Beauty salon

Spa Products

  • ESPA
  • Gaia
  • IS Clinical

To Stay

The luscious rooms and seductive suites at Boringdon Hall are stylish and refined. The interiors have been carefully crafted to combine tactile fabrics with modern amenities and superior furnishings.

Each room is equipped with all of the essentials and added five star luxury touches such as Gaia Skincare toiletries and include complimentary WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities.

To Eat

Specialising in intimate, classic, memorable dining, underpinned by discreet and attentive service, Boringdon Hall has a divine array of dining options.

Experience 3 AA Rosette dining by Scott Paton in Àclèaf using the finest, locally sourced ingredients, the less formal but equally delicious Mayflower Brasserie or you can settle by the fire with a tempting afternoon tea, a cocktail, or light lunch in The Great Hall. In the spa, guests can take advantage of the countryside views when enjoying brunch or lunch in the Spatisserie.


Facilities and Activities

  • Cocktail Making Masterclass

Getting There

Colebrook, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon PL7 4DP

Boringdon is located close to the A38. From London and the South, the best routes are either the M5 South or the A303 – they are both much the same in terms of traveling time. Both roads automatically join the A38.
Once on the A38, travel for thirty-four miles and take the exit onto B3416, signposted Plympton, Newnham. Boringdon Hall is just three miles from this exit.

Exeter Airport is just an hour’s drive from Boringdon. Newquay Airport is also just over an hour away. Both are busy airports, with Newquay welcoming up to three flights a day from London airports.

The nearest station is Plymouth Train Station, just over 3 hours from London Paddington. Plymouth Train Station is 6 miles from Boringdon Hall, which will take approximately 20 minutes by taxi. There is a taxi rank at the train station.

Boringdon often welcome guests who chose to travel by helicopter and landing can be arranged at Boringdon (advance booking required).

Lisa BrownBy Lisa Brown

Perched high on a hill just 6 miles north of Plymouth, a beautiful Elizabethan manor house literally steeped in history. Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth are among many esteemed guests that have graced Boringdon’s doors over the centuries.

The pièce de résistance of the lovingly restored manor house is its majestic Great Hall – with oak-panelled walls, statement chandeliers and a roaring stone fireplace complete with a King James I coat of arms.With the recent addition of a stunning £5 million state of the art spa, Boringdon Hall offers an idyllic and quintessential English rural escape.

Gaia Spa

Merged into the hillside and spanning 3 floors, the glorious Gaia Spa is a game-changing retreat. 5 million pounds were invested into the state of the art spa, and it shows. The contemporary design and decor embraces Boringdon’s idyllic surroundings, with natural hues, botanical greens and earthy tones creating a shoulder-dropping ambience.

A fabulous thermal circuit, with a crystal steam room and Finish and herbal saunas, circles the sleek indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool. There’s also 12 candlelit treatment rooms, a Champagne nail bar and a wonderful Spatisserie with two outdoor dining areas offering panoramic views of the Devonshire countryside.

As well as treatments by ESPA, Diane Nettleton, the clever co-owner and co-designer of the spa, paired up with a local aromatherapist to create the delicious Gaia own brand spa product range. The Awakening, Balancing and Calming products utilise local and British organic ingredients such as Cornish clay and sea salt, clary sage, lavender and rosemary. In line with the spa – she’s nailed it again – these products are divine.

The Treatment

The Gaia Holistic Ritual – All of the Gaia rituals begin with a relaxing foot scrub and deep inhalation of your chosen oil to calm and balance and are designed to work on mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. The ritual begins with an invigorating full body scrub followed by an application of the Gaia Cornish mud to nourish.

Once showered a blend of warm essential oils are used for a full body massage combining Balinese and Lomi Lomi techniques. A rejuvenating Gaia facial completes the ritual.

A top-to-toe holistic overhaul, I left feeling totally zenned with radiant skin and a big smile. Pure bliss.

Other Treatments

Gaia Crystal Therapy – The ultimate goal of crystal healing is to bring the whole body back to a state of pure unconditional love. The treatment is personalised using crystals to discover which chakras are blocked and includes meditation, a full body massage, a facial using rose quartz crystals and a nurturing scalp massage.

Aftercare, product advice and a crystal prescription will be recommended by the therapist.

To Stay

40 rooms and suites span the manor house and converted stable block, ranging from traditional to contemporary in style. We stayed in the stunning Royal Suite – situated in an original Elizabethan turret (all three rooms in the turret are thought to be haunted – with many tales of paranormal activity!) the luxurious abode is set over three levels.

The lounge level leads on to a wonderful roof terrace complete with panoramic views and a bubbling hot tub. The marble bathroom boasts a Duvalli eggshell bath, double monsoon shower and supplies a generous offering of ESPA and Gaia products.

To Eat

Chef Scot Paton heads up The Gallery restaurant rustling up creative and tasty dishes such as Brixham Crab Salad with Curried Emulsion, Mango and Cardamom and Crispy Artichokes, Puffed Wheats and Grains, Celery and Goats Curds.

Service is impeccable and restaurant offers eye-pleasing views over the Great Hall.The terrace at The Spatissserie boasts glorious countryside views and is the perfect spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Serving up healthy cuisine and delicious fresh juices, both the crushed avocado and poached Hen’s eggs for breakfast and the seabass and crab linguine for lunch are to die for.

Don’t Miss

There’s a whole array of things to do in nearby Plymouth:

Tare a tour around the Plymouth Gin Distillery. RockFish situated on the seafront is great for lunch and the Rock Salt Café & Brasserie is a perfect spot for a cosy candlelit dinner.

For more information on Plymouth visit www.visitplymouth.co.uk.

Bespoke Stay & Spa by The Luxury Spa Edit

Prices from £155

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™ is a bespoke service tailored to your wishes. We can help with everything from booking your choice of spa treatments, spa days and activities to arranging special celebratory dinners or Champagne on arrival in your room. Just let us know what you wish for and our experts will do their very best to create that extra special spa break or wellness holiday – just for you!

Includes:

  • Room only from £155
  • Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™
*Please note that these are guide prices and may change due to season and availability 

Springtime Spa Break

Prices from £570

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Spring has finally arrived at the enchanted place on the hill. The flowers are beginning to bloom and the weather is feeling warmer which makes it the perfect time for a five-star Springtime Escape

Includes:

  • Two-nights’ accommodation
  • Full breakfast in the Mayflower Brassiere or brunch in the Spatisserie
  • 40-minute Gaia Spa Treatment
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary access to Gaia Spa facilities during your stay
  • 10% off any additional treatments booked

Prices starting from:

  • £570 for two people

*Please note that these are guide prices and may change due to season and availability 

Awakening Spa Break

Prices from £1545

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Escape from life’s stresses and strains and re-discover yourself with a three night experience at Gaia Spa and Boringdon Hall.

Includes:

  • Three nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast each morning (Continental breakfast hamper in room or Full Cooked Breakfast in one of our restaurants)
  • Dinner in either Àclèaf or Mayflower Brasserie each evening
  • A selection of Gaia Skincare products in your room for arrival
  • 90-minute Gaia Treatment per person
  • Complimentary access to the award-winning Gaia Spa facilities
  • 10% off additional treatments booked

 Prices starting from:

  • £1545 for two people per stay

*Please note that these are guide prices and may change due to season and availability 

Balancing Spa Break

Prices from £970

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Discover Gaia Spa and slip into another world with a two-night spa break, includes Spa treatments and dinner on both evenings

Includes:

  • Two night’s accommodation
  • In-room continental hamper breakfast or full breakfast in Mayflower or Spatisserie
  • Dinner on one evening in the Mayflower Brasserie and the other in the AA 3 Rosette restaurant Àclèaf
  • 60-minute Gaia treatment per person
  • A selection of Gaia Skincare products in your room for arrival
  • Complimentary access to Gaia Spa facilities
  • 10% off any additional spa treatments pre-booked

Prices starting from:

  • £970 for two people per stay

*Please note that these are guide prices and may change due to season and availability 

Calming Spa Break

Prices from £591

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Make time to relax, un-wind and reinvigorate with a one-night getaway, includes a 60-minute treatment each and dinner in the 3 rosette Àclèaf

Includes:

  • One night’s accommodation
  • In-room continental hamper breakfast or full breakfast in Mayflower or Spatisserie
  • Four-course dinner in the AA 3 Rosette restaurant Àclèaf
  • 60-minute Gaia treatment per person
  • Complimentary access to Gaia Spa facilities
  • 10% off any additional spa treatments pre-booked

Prices starting from:

  • £591 for two people per stay

*Please note that these are guide prices and may change due to season and availability 

Sunday Spa Break

Prices from £364

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

End the weekend in the best way with a special one-night Sunday Spa Break at Boringdon Hall, includes a 60-minute treatment each and dinner in the Mayflower Brassiere

Includes:

  • One night stay
  • In-room continental hamper breakfast or full breakfast in Mayflower or Spatissiere
  • Three course evening meal in the Mayflower Brassiere
  • 60-minutes Gaia treatment per person
  • Complimentary access to the Gaia spa facilities
  • 10% off additional spa treatments booked

Prices starting from:

  • £363.50 for two people per stay

*Please note that these are guide prices and may change due to season and availability 

‘Mother Gaia’ To be Break

Prices from £591

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Embrace your second and third trimester with the perfect combination of comfort and relaxation before the baby arrives

Includes:

  • One night stay at our 5-star manor house hotel
  • Breakfast (Continental breakfast hamper in room or Full Cooked Breakfast)
  • Three course evening meal for two in the Mayflower Brassiere
  • 60-minute Mother Gaia treatment for the mother-to-be
  • Mother Gaia skincare gift set to use the products from the treatment at home
  • Complimentary access to the award-winning Gaia Spa facilities
  • 10% off additional spa treatments booked

Prices starting from:

  • £591 per stay

*Please note that these are guide prices and may change due to season and availability