Morning body wrap. Afternoon mani pedi. An intensive evening massage. Is there anything more indulgent than a day of spa treatments?
Throw into the mix a cozy countryside bolthole and we’re not sure how things could get any better.
Here are 10 such retreats from mini-break experts Hoseasons, boasting both the spa facilities and the gorgeous accommodation to help you vacay the stress away…
Love nature? This charming retreat is located on the Devon-Dorset border, overlooking the stunning Axe Valley. Therein you’ll find the Ezina Spa, featuring three treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, a sauna and a Hammam-style steam room.
This sprawling complex, set over 100 acres, has it all – plus a hair studio! Other features include a sauna, steam room, indoor heated pool and a massive range of treatments. Choose from waxing and tanning to aromatherapy facials and hot stone massages
Located near the pretty beachside town of Newquay, Piran Meadows is home to the tranquil Serenity Spa. Of the many massages to choose from, we’re currently pining for the scalp, bamboo back, neck and shoulder and the intensive muscle release. Sounds like heaven!
Gwen an Mor is part of the Evermore Lodge Holiday Collection, and found on Cornwall’s stunning north coast near the fishing village of Portreath. Be sure to check out the Wellbeing Spa, with its extensive treatment menu. Our top pick is the 90-minute Hot Stone Massage, covering the back, face, neck, shoulders, and scalp. The full works, basically!
The immense natural beauty around this Somerset-based bolthole is beyond relaxing, and the same can be said for the competitively-priced Eden Spa. Treatments include the Swedish full body massage and eyelash and eyebrow tinting. If you’re traveling with moody teenagers, one of the specially-curated treatments for 13-17-year-olds should turn that frown upside down.
You’ll fine more beautiful lodges at this sizeable Darley Moor-based park, and once again, all you need for a restorative stay. The Evolution health and fitness facilities are excellent – especially the indoor pool. There are also eight types of massage, six types of facial and beauty therapies galore, and all are affordable.
This brand spanking new complex opened on the beautiful Isle of Wight earlier this year. Relax in your stylish, sumptuous lodge (perhaps in your own hot tub), or head to one of the calming treatment room to treat yourself to a manicure.
Ashby Woulds, found in the stunning Derbyshire countryside, boasts its its own on-site spa therapist. This means you can enjoy a range of indulgent therapies from the comfort of your own boutique lodge. The Pure Indulgence Pamper Pack features a couples massage, Champagne, flowers, chocolates and other goodies.
Another park based in the West Country is Swandown. It’s found on the Dorset-Somerset border, within the gorgeous Cricket St Thomas Estate. Enjoy the sauna, steam room and indoor pool, plus the Cricket St Thomas Spa for a range of holistic treatments.
Part of Hoseasons’ Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, the 16-acre Ribblesdale Lodges is found nestled among the Yorkshire Dales. It also offers in-lodge spa experiences, with all products used from the luxurious Neals Yard skincare range.
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