Sitting confined to the house, the nation in full lock-down (again), drizzling rain outside the window, it’s easy to fantasise about the summer holiday we missed last year! With the situation looking like we might miss our foreign summer holiday again this year, we’re setting our sights on a luxury UK staycation.
Here are 5 luxury spa hotels in the UK that are at the top of our must-visit list. However, bear in mind certain restrictions might still be in place such as contactless check-in and check-out, compulsory face masks in public areas, one-way systems, one party only in lifts and curfews in bars. Be sure to check with the hotels before you travel as restrictions may differ regionally.
Situated in 30,000 acres on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, the Devonshire Spa offers a range of Temple Spa treatments, spa day experiences, pool and gym sessions. Capacity is limited normally and might be impacted further by Covid and guests are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. This is one of our favourite hotels, to read more about our experience of the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa read the review here.
Set in 1000 acres of Northumberland countryside, Slaley Hall is a magnificent Edwardian mansion brimming with elegance and a stylish modern wing with stylish contemporary rooms. Proud partners of Elemis they offer spa treatments, spa days and spa breaks offering a bespoke selection of treatments. Slaley Hall boasts two 18-hole golf courses that should be on any golfers bucket list!
Situated on 262 acres 9 miles from Manchester airport the Mere Golf Resort and Spa offers the ultimate pamper experience. Use the indoor 20 metre pool or take advantage of the luxury thermal zone including Hammam, Caldarium, aroma and steam room before treating yourself to a wide selection of premier spa treatments. These include relaxing massages, facials, skincare rituals and body treatments from Aromatherapy Associates and Natura Bissé.
Eight miles from Edinburgh in eleven acres stands Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle. Try you hand at falconry or archery, soak up the 800 years of history in the library or head to the spa for some relaxing and therapeutic treatments using products from holistic vegan spa brand Ytsara.
De Vere Totworth Court is set in stunning surroundings easily accessible from the motorway just north of Bristol. Appointments are available at Leaf Spa for a range of specialist beauty treatments as well as massages, manicures and pedicures, facials and special occasion packages. Extra Covid restrictions are in place to ensure customer and staff safety.
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