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* Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa
Sitting pretty in 200 acres of the beautiful parkland of Formby, Southport, Formby Hall is a spa break which promises a generous dose of tranquillity and calmness. With its breathtaking views over the 18-hole Championship Golf Course and with an outstanding range of facilities, this hotel offers a taste of absolute luxury. Situated just a short journey away from Southport, the Formby hotel boasts 10 therapy rooms, a 20 metre indoor swimming pool, a Himalayan Salt sauna, along with an Essence-Infused Laconium Cabin, spa bath and steam room. The perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet away from city life.
What’s Included? Hotel stay, an evening meal, breakfast and one spa treatment per person.
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* Macdonald Linden Hall, Golf & Country Club
Perched on the outskirts of the bustling city of Newcastle, Macdonald Linden Hall is a situated near the Northumberland National Park and sits within 450 acres of stunning parklands. Not only does Linden Hall include stunning leisure facilities but it is surrounded by a brilliant 18-hole Championship Golf Course and tennis courts. 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* Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa
Set within Cumbria’s Eden Valley on the edge of the scenic Lake District, Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa provides a decadent escape from reality. The Garden 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, you can sample some of the fresh, local produce in the hotel’s restaurant. After relaxing in the stunning spa and hydrotherapy pool, head up to your room for a perfect night’s sleep away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
What’s Included? One or two-night hotel stay*, breakfast, dinner and full use of the spa and leisure facilities.