It’s not so secret that from time to time we all need to take a step back from our busy lives and reacquaint ourselves with how it feels to let out a sigh and just relax. One of the best ways to achieve this blissful and stress-free state is to get away from it all and let yourself be preened and pampered on a spa break.
To help you on your pilgrimage to restfulness, we’ve put together a collection of our favourite spa breaks which can be found in some of the most relaxing and rural pockets of the UK countryside – perfect for when you need some of that well-deserved me time!
4* Polurrian Bay Hotel, Cornwall
Sitting pretty in 12 acres of manicured gardens on the scenic cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula, Polurrian Bay Hotel is a spa break which promises a generous dose of Cornish calmness. With its breathtaking coastal views and extensive range of facilities, this family hotel offers a little taste of seaside luxury, and it’s a great choice for those looking to explore the delights of Cornwall’s coastline or enjoy some peace and quiet away from city life.
What’s Included? Two-night hotel stay, an evening meal on your first evening, breakfast and one 30-minute spa treatment per person per day.
4* Rudding Park, Harrogate
The perfect choice if you’re looking to escape to the serene Yorkshire countryside, Rudding Park is an award-winning, luxury hotel nestled in 300 acres of picturesque gardens & woodland in Harrogate. The hotel is situated three miles south of the historic spa town, which means that although you’re tucked away in the private grounds, a trip to the iconic Bettys Tearoom for a cup of tea and one of their signature ‘Fat Rascal’ scones is only a short drive away. The Spa opens 2nd May 2017.
What’s Included? Hotel stay, breakfast & a choice of one 50-minute Bespoke spa treatment.
4* Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, Stratford Upon Avon
Perched just on the outskirts of historic Stratford-upon-Avon, The Welcombe Hotel is a charming Jacobean-style house enveloped in 157 acres of luscious parkland. You’ll soon forget all your worries at the hotel spa which features a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and there are various spa packages to choose from. The hotel’s restaurant also holds two AA-Rosette Awards, so you can also treat your taste buds to a spot of culinary indulgence.
What’s Included? Hotel stay, breakfast, dinner* full use of the leisure & spa facilities and one treatment.
4* Mercure Ardoe House, Aberdeen
A beautiful, bucolic bolthole in Aberdeenshire, Mercure Ardoe House is a 19th Century mansion bordered by 30 acres of countryside. With a design inspired by Balmoral Castle and two restaurants featuring award-winning chef, a royal treatment is most definitely on the cards when choosing this Scottish sanctuary.
What’s Included? Hotel stay, choice of spa package, breakfast, afternoon tea* and full use of the spa & gym facilities.
3* Parsonage Hotel & Spa, Near York
For a relaxing spa break in North Yorkshire, the Parsonage Hotel & Spa is a heavenly hideaway where you can fully unwind & recharge. Five acres of beautiful gardens & woodland surround the hotel, which is just one of the many reasons it’s a great choice for that special getaway. The historic city of York is also only a short drive away, and once there you can wander around the old labyrinthine streets of the Shambles, see the Gothic York Minster or head to the Museum Gardens for a stroll and a picnic – bliss!
What’s Included? Hotel stay, breakfast, dinner, afternoon tea upon arrival and one 25-minute treatment.
4* New Park Manor, New Hampshire
A luxurious family spa hotel deep in the heart of the New Forest National Park, New Park Manor Hotel provides a decadent escape from reality. The Bath House Spa features a beautiful indoor pool and offers a wealth of rejuvenating treatments. The hotel’s rural location means that scenic walks are in abundance, and after a day exploring the area, the hotel’s award-winning Stag Restaurant is a great place to sample some of the fresh, local produce.
What’s Included? Two-night hotel stay, breakfast, dinner and one 30-minute treatment per person.
Looking to relax and unwind on a sensual spa break? Let us know where you’d go in the comment box below!