9 luxurious spas that you should visit

Are you in need of a relaxing spa day? dolgachov/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Are you in need of a relaxing spa day? dolgachov/Getty Images/iStockphoto - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you’re looking to get away from it all, a relaxing spa break could be just what you need.

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa - Credit: Archant

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, Keswick

A grand stately home nestled in 400 acres of private deer park and woodland, Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa is home to the multi-award winning, '5 Bubbles' Spa, framed by breath-taking views of Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw Mountain. The careful design of the spa - although modern - fits seamlessly into ancient architecture and the surrounding landscape, so guests will feel at one with nature while they enjoy the spa; the outdoor hot tub, 16m infinity pool and tranquillity terrace all offering stunning views of the glorious woodland.

Set over two floors, the spa has 10 treatment rooms, including one double room with a whirlpool bath, as well as the aroma room, steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy pool and 'tropical' and 'rain dance' experience showers . The holistic treatment menu was created to appeal to those looking for luxurious pampering and relaxation, and those focused on wellness. Health conscious guests will love the newly refurbished gym, which contains the latest dual-use machines, as well as virtual fitness analysis and personal training.


The Coniston Spa (c) Olivia Brabbs

The Coniston Spa (c) Olivia Brabbs - Credit: Archant

The Coniston Spa, Coniston

Set in the tranquil surroundings of the Coniston Estate, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Coniston Spa is simply breath-taking. With an outdoor infinity pool enjoying unrivalled views of the rolling countryside, guests are also spoilt for choice inside - the spa thermal experience boasts a traditional sauna, steam room, Himalayan salt sauna, ice fountain, indoor pools, along with indulgent relaxation lounges to sit back, relax and really enjoy your surroundings.

An array of luxurious treatments are available from partners such as the exclusive, Natura Bisse, and perhaps the more well-known British brand, Aromatherapy Associates. The menu offers something for everyone, ranging from traditional massage, to the crème de la crème of facials using the celebrity favourite, Natura Bisse Diamond products. Guests can 'refresh' at the Spa brasserie 'Nourish' - open for brunch, lunch and afternoon tea, and with an extensive cocktail and wine list, it's the perfect place to end your day. Whether you are looking for a treatment, a spa day or break away from everyday life, The Coniston Spa offer a truly unique, luxurious experience in the heart of one of the most beautiful destinations in the UK.


Spa by Kasia

Spa by Kasia - Credit: Archant

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Spa by Kasia at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Chester

A luxurious health, beauty and wellbeing oasis nestled in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, where true indulgence and serenity awaits. The tranquillity of the Far East meets modern therapy technology in this spa, home to a range of treatment rooms and unique relaxation areas.

Drift away in the Penchan Snooze Room or Waterfall Lounge, enjoy time for two in the VIP Couple's Suite and harness the calming effect of the outdoors in the unique Asian Sensory Garden. Indulge in something truly unique with the Arabian Rasul or traditional Hamman suite, where the holistic rituals of the Far East have been perfected. There is no better place to step back from your stresses and succumb to your senses in this decadent spa, which is also appointed with top-class leisure facilities. Spa by Kasia is the perfect hideaway for a special celebration, a relaxing day-time treat or an indulgent overnight break.


Losehill Spa (c) Stephen Elliott

Losehill Spa (c) Stephen Elliott - Credit: Archant

Losehill Spa, Hope Valley

Discover Losehill House, the best-kept secret in the Peak District National Park. Hidden away in the heart of the countryside, Losehill House is known for its beautiful scenery and ideal location within the National Park, providing the perfect base for adventure, culture and relaxation. The boutique country hotel and spa occupies a secluded spot on the side of Lose Hill, with stunning views overlooking Win Hill.

The spa facilities offer a tranquil, indoor heated pool with panoramic views over the Hope Valley, dedicated changing rooms, a peaceful sauna and fantastic outdoor hot tub for all seasons. These facilities are complemented by our Spa Treatment rooms, where you can enjoy an extensive range of spa treatments, using luxurious Thalgo products. A great spot for a short break, holiday or just a relaxing escape, we always offer our guests an exceptional experience with quality service.


The Spa at Low Wood Bay

The Spa at Low Wood Bay - Credit: Archant

The Spa at Low Wood Bay, Windermere

Introducing The Spa at Low Wood Bay, the newest Spa in the World Heritage Lake District, with breath-taking views over Windermere. We've created a contemporary, welcoming and unpretentious space for relaxation, quality time with friends, romantic spa breaks and birthday treats. Our indoor Thermal Journey includes a range of saunas and steam rooms, Vitality Pool and the gentle thermal currents of our Thermal Pool overlooking the lake. The journey continues outdoors. Whatever the weather or time of day, enjoy magnificent panoramic and stunning views of the lake and mountains. Relax in the warmth of our Lakeview Infinity Pool or take a dip in one of the Outdoor Hot Tubs - perfect for early evening star gazing. Turn up the heat in our Fellside Sauna, sit back and watch the ever-changing colour and hue of the panoramic lake and mountain view.

Choose from a range of Spa Day Experiences, and add luxurious Spa treatments to your Thermal Journey. Our team will help you choose the right products and design a day that's perfect for you. Whichever Spa experience you choose, our SpaTenders will welcome you with a fluffy robe and slippers and they will be available with refreshments and to advise on the range of dining options available for your day.


The Spa at the Midland (c) Stefan Zander

The Spa at the Midland (c) Stefan Zander - Credit: Archant

The Spa at the Midland, Manchester

As the days get shorter and the temperature begins to drop, autumn is a time for new beginnings and fresh new starts but sometimes we need a little help. With this in mind, Manchester's award winning The Spa at the Midland has specifically designed a new Relax and Rejuvenate Spa Day to guide guests on a journey to relax, replenish and re-purpose with remarkable results. Available until 31st October 2019, the spa day includes a 55-minute Relax and Rejuvenate Treatment, half day use of the state-of-the-art spa facilities (9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm) and a delicious two-course lunch. The Relax & Rejuvenate Treatment begins with a full skin analysis using advanced SkinVision technology, a luxurious back massage and express facial and the guest can choose a relaxing scalp or hand an arm massage based on their individual needs. Guests can rest assured that only the finest quality aromatherapy oils will be used to soothe, ease, detox or energise the mind and body and melt away tension.

Guests will be able to enjoy use of the luxury multi-award-winning spa which provides an opulent space to unwind and discover 'The Art of Relaxation.' From the sleep chambers to the heated relaxation pool, and the steam rooms to the hanging pod cocoons, guests can expect a beautiful, surprisingly tranquil space in the heart of the city.


Moddershall Oaks

Moddershall Oaks - Credit: Archant

Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

Set within 72 acres of stunning parklike grounds in the heart of Staffordshire, award-winning Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat offers a boutique hideaway indulgence with some unique traditional twists along the way. A country spa retreat and former farmhouse that's set against a rural backdrop, Moddershall Oaks is all about relaxed luxury and complete serenity. Allowing guests to make use of indoor and outdoor facilities, there is a gym, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, reflexology footbaths, as well as tennis courts, vintage bicycles, woodland walks, and trail maps available. The heated outdoor vitality pool is a jewel in the Moddershall Oaks crown, with it's year-round use and generous 25sqm design. It also boasts the brand new contemporary MADE Wellness Centre for fitness, yoga, meditation and healthy yet nutrient-dense meals and snacks.

10 stunning bedroom suites, an extensive menu of blissfully relaxing spa treatments, a unique wedding and events venue, and a stunning award-winning lakeside restaurant with a woodland backdrop make for an unforgettable spa experience.


The Spa at North Lakes

The Spa at North Lakes - Credit: Archant

The Spa at North Lakes, Penrith

Located on the edge of Penrith, the North Lakes Hotel and Spa is an ideal base for those wanting to explore the stunning Lake District, safe in the knowledge that delicious food and fabulous pampering awaits back at their 4-star accommodation. The Spa at North Lakes is a haven of tranquillity. With a relaxation lounge, six treatment rooms, state-of-the-art gym, sauna, steam room and heated pool, there's a Spa Day package to suit every occasion and budget. The spa therapists at North Lakes use Caudalie skincare products, a cutting-edge collection from Bordeaux that uses only natural ingredients derived from grapes and the grapevine.

A day of relaxation isn't complete without a unique dining experience at FYR, Cumbria's only open fire grill restaurant. Each cut of meat, including the FYR signature steak, is aged for a minimum of 28 days and cooked to the diners' exact specifications - right in front of them.


The Spa at Rowton Hall (c) Lee Brown

The Spa at Rowton Hall (c) Lee Brown - Credit: Archant

The Spa at Rowton Hall, Chester

Nestled in the beautiful Cheshire countryside but just 10 minutes from Chester, The Spa at Rowton Hall is ready to welcome you for an unforgettable, relaxing spa retreat.

You can slow down time, just for a while, forget everything on your to do list, and forget the outside world even exists. Relax and rejuvenate your mind and body with one of our very special Spa Day packages, where you'll enjoy a luxury 55 minute Elemis treatment, an indulgent Afternoon Tea in the Spa Lounge or walled gardens and of course you're welcome to use all the Spa facilities which includes our exclusive new state of the art gymnasium, heated swimming pool, whirl pool, sauna and steam room. Spa package from £99 per person (Monday -Saturday) Or why not make a night of it and book one of our Spa Breaks which start at only £99 per person per night (based on two sharing a classic double room)


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