The Best Spas to Relax in | Living North

The Best Spas to Relax in


Celebrate National Spa Week with a trip to one of these gloriously gorgeous spas where you can enjoy some of the best pampering, massages, facials and luxury treatments

A Real Retreat 
The Agua Vitae spa set in the stunning grounds Matfen Hall is a lovely place to escape for a day of relaxation. You can enjoy treatments using leading luxury British spa brand Elemis with facials, exotic ritual and detox therapy treatments, and stress-reducing massages that lower blood pressure, boost immunity and improve posture. The spa isn’t just for the ladies at Matfen Hall, too – they have a variety of treatments designed specially for men to enjoy. As well as access to the gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room. 
Matfen Hall Hotel Golf and Spa, Matfen Village NE20 0RH

Evening Escape
The Verbena Spa at Feversham Arms Hotel is luxury hideaway to escape to. Guests can enjoy use of the aromatherapy room, salt inhalation chamber, monsoon shower, and outdoor heated swimming pool. Choose from a range of packages for the right level of pampering to suit you and your party – try the Spa by Candlelight package and leave the stress of bridal duties at the door, and enjoy a one course evening meal before relaxing with your treatment (a fifty minute massage, facial, manicure or pedicure) as well as access to the heat facilities.
Feversham Arms Hotel, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5AG

Your Body is a Temple
Inspired by the Far East, the Serenity Spa is a calm and tranquil space, perfect for a pre-wedding escape. Enjoy the 20-metre pool with massage stations, sweat it out in the salt sauna, and lounge in one of their outdoor hot tubs. For skin as soft as silk, The Outer Glow Buff and Polish is a must before your big day, you will leave feeling intensely relaxed and at one with your senses.
Seaham Hall, Sunderland SR7 7AG

Spa with the Stars
The award-winning Rudding Park Spa is set among beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland, within easy reach of both Harrogate and Leeds, and is the perfect breakaway for any bride-to-be. With a rooftop spa and garden, hydrotherapy and thermotherapy experiences, plus an extensive range of treatments, you might struggle to narrow down what you want to do at Rudding Park. Try the Evening Starlight package and enjoy a few hours of heavenly relaxation.
Rudding Park Hotel, Rudding Lane, Harrogate HG3 1JH

The Long Weekend
An award-winning spa set in the heart of Northumberland, this is the perfect escape for a bride-to-be. Beaumonde Spa offer half day packages, full day packages and our personal favourite — the spa weekend. Including a night’s stay in a luxury cottage, afternoon tea and a three course dinner, you’ll leave feeling pampered and relaxed.
BeauMonde, Lucker NE70 7JQ

Enchanted Garden
This new spa blends the contemporary with Yorkshire heritage, with worldclass
wellness facilities including a thermal suite, an 18-metre indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool for therapeutic bathing and a choice of massage features, and a treatment suite boasting three relaxation rooms and eight treatment rooms. Unwind with a Garden of England Rose Restore Massage, or a Vegan-Friendly Facial, before a stroll through the spa’s stunning secret garden — you’ll come out smelling of roses.
Swinton Park, Ripon HG4 4JH

The Big Chill
One of the largest and most luxurious spas in the country, Rockcliffe Hall is all about revitalising treatments — we love their Himalayan Salt Ritual, which alleviates tension and
stimulates the metabolism. Incorporating the indoors and the outdoors, the spa is a tranquil environment to take in the panoramic views, with access to only the best facilities, including a hydro pool, outdoor hot tub, and igloo, designed to stimulate your circulation whilst being cooling and refreshing.
Rockliffe Hall, Darlington DL2 2DU

Masters of Luxury
The luxury spa at this costal retreat offers a variety of treatments to aid number of ailments or simply relieve the stress of day-to-day life. Relax and unwind in the pool and jacuzzi, both boasting magnificent views of the gardens and woodland, before heading to the sauna and steam room. If you’re serious about looking the best on your big day, try the Red Carpet Miracle Facial, a cleanse that will restore your skin and muscles, leaving you with a radiant pre-wedding glow. Raithwaite Estate, Whitby YO21 3ST

A Personal Touch
This contemporary lakeside spa is a highly relaxing place for any bride-to-be. With a 16-metre infinity pool and outdoor hot tub surrounded by woodland, there’s also the opportunity to enjoy a bespoke and personalised spa experience; your chosen treatments will be specifically designed to enhance your personal wellbeing. A chat about how you’re feeling will allow your therapist to select the best blend of essential oils to match your mood, leaving you with a treatment tailored specifically to your needs.
Armathwaite Hall, Keswick CA12 4RE

Published in: August 2018

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