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August 2021
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Our insider guide to the best spas for some extra special me-time

Whether you want an outdoor Jaccuzi, a Rasul mud bath, cutting-edge therapies, or simply to laze beside a swimming pool – here are the places to go for some real pampering.
Matfen Hall

Matfen Hall

Matfen NE20 0RH 
01661 886500
matfenhall.com
Set in more than 300 acres of unique parkland, a visit to The Retreat at Matfen Hall isn’t simply an hour or two of relaxation away from the stresses of everyday life; it’s a time to pause, rewind and restart in an environment uniquely focused on your wellbeing. From the 16-metre indoor swimming pool and thermal suite to the advanced fitness area, you can tailor your experience to whatever suits you.
Don’t Miss: the Pure Air Treatment room. Enjoy specialist O2 filtration technology in this calming relaxation room, while you are treated to an oxygen pollution defence facial.

Rudding Park

Rudding Park

Harrogate HG3 1JH 
01423 871350 
ruddingpark.co.uk
Recapturing Harrogate’s spa heritage using natural spring waters from its grounds, Rudding Park’s Roof Top Spa is a social space with a range of hydrotherapy and thermal experiences, while the Escape Zone is a peaceful, serene space for guests having a treatment. You can even maintain your beauty routine in the Nail and Beauty studio.
Don’t Miss: the real roof top spa experience. With a hydrotherapy infinity pool, panoramic sauna, herbal bath steam room, sunlight therapy room and more, you don’t want to miss this.

Grantley Hall

Grantley Hall

Ripon HG4 3ET
01765 620
grantleyhall.co.uk
This luxurious Palladian-style hotel has an impressive two-level spa with a thermal experience, a snow room, an 18-metre indoor pool, indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pools and cedar hot tub in the spa garden. There’s a full treatment menu, including holistic treatments and a high performance facial workshop, and the Well Retreat packages here are designed so that you can take full advantage of the facilities, including the luxury gym.
Don’t Miss: the uber-tranquil relaxation area with access to the pretty outdoor terrace.

Wynyard Hall

Wynyard Hall

Tees Valley TS22 5NF 
01740 644811 
wynyardhall.co.uk
A stunning four-star hotel surrounded by 150 acres of historical landscapes, you’ll find it hard to escape the tranquillity that encompasses Wynyard Hall. Nestled peacefully on the edge of the lake, the spa is the perfect hideaway to enjoy a range of facials, massages and infusions. 
Don’t Miss: the Ice Fountain. After unwinding in the sauna or steam room, you’ll find nothing more refreshing than taking a cool drench shower or experiencing the ice fountain.

Coniston Hotel

The Coniston Hotel

Coniston Cold, Skipton BD23 4EA 
01756 748080 
theconistonhotel.com
The Nàdarra Spa at The Coniston Hotel is the definition of luxury. Meaning nature in Scottish Gaelic, the spa makes the most of its idyllic location as a place to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with yourself and nature. Enjoy a spell in the aromatherapy steam room, soothe your muscles in a heated indoor bubble pool, or while away an afternoon soaking up views of the Yorkshire Dales from their outdoor infinity pool and private garden baths.
Don’t Miss: the Himalayan salt sauna. This warming and deeply relaxing thermal experience will hep ease aching muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as being proven to lift mood and improve overall health.

Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall

Lord Byrons Walk, Seaham SR7 7AG 
0191 516 1400
seaham-hall.co.uk
With a striking clifftop location on the Durham Coast, the Serenity Spa is an inspiring wellness retreat that draws influence from Far Eastern healing rituals. With award-winning facilitates and holistic treatments designed to help you achieve a sense of harmony, you’ll leave feeling refreshed energised and truly at peace with your surroundings.
Don’t Miss: the Elephant Shanti lounge area. Standing proud at the end of the subterranean tunnel, guests can relax on long beds under the watchful eye of a large elephant statue.

Feversham Arms

Feversham Arms

Helmsley YO62 5AG 
01439 770766 
fevershamarmshotel.com
A Mediterranean oasis tucked away in Yorkshire, Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa is the epitome of a charming countryside retreat. Massages, facials and whole-body rituals are tailored to your needs, while the sauna, monsoon shower and outdoor pools can all be used as you please.
Don’t Miss: the aromatherapy room. Infused with essential oils to provide a detoxifying experience, escape to this room to increase circulation, relax your muscles and cleanse the skin.

Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Hall

Hurworth DL2 2DU 
01325 729999
rockliffehall.com
A five-star home-away-from-home, Rockcliffe Hall offers the perfect luxury setting for an idyllic escape. A hydro pool, infrared room, mind therapy room, hot tub, salt room, and igloo await, as well as a range of treatments including thermal mud therapy and a deeply-relaxing hot stone massage.
Don’t Miss: the Spa Garden. Nestled in nature, blending indoors and outdoors, take in panoramic views whilst enjoying the very best facilities.

Swinton Park

Swinton Park

Masham, Ripon HG4 4JH 
01765 680900 
swintonestate.com
Set in the grounds of Swinton Estate, you’re guaranteed to receive the best treatment at the luxurious Swinton Country Club and Spa. Multiple pools, massage rooms and a thermal suite are just some of the facilities on offer, and there’s a great spa restaurant here too, whilst guests also receive complimentary gifts on departure, so you can continue the luxury at home.
Don’t Miss: the alfresco spa. The outdoor spa garden is equipped with a 10-metre natural pool, eco-friendly bathing in bio-filtered water, as well as an al fresco hot tub.

Raithwaite Sandsend

Raithwaite Sandsend

Sandsend Road, Whitby YO21 3ST
01947 661661
raithwaitesandsend.co.uk
Boasting a unique coastal location, the light-filled Raithwaite Sandsend spa is the perfect place to unwind. Whether it’s for a few hours downtime by a heated pool, a relaxing circuit through the steam room, sauna and jacuzzi, or for a fragrant and rejuvenating spa treatment at the hands of expert therapists, they have it all.
Don’t Miss: the Mediterranean Marinade facial. Packed with powerful ingredients and vitamin boosters, this luxurious facial will leave the skin smoothed and soothed.


Middlethorpe Hall

Middlethorpe Hall

Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 2GB
01904 641241
middlethorpe.com
Secluded in the private gardens of a country house, Middlethorpe Spa has three treatment rooms, a large indoor pool, a spa bath, steam room, sauna and loungers, as well as a club room serving drinks and refreshments.
Don’t Miss: Aromatherapy Associates body treatment. Using renowned and award-winning products, this aromatherapy treatment is highly effective, but still luxurious.


Walwick Hall

Walwick Hall

Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4BJ
01434 620156
walwickhall.com
Hidden deep in the heart of rural Northumberland, a haven of serenity awaits you. From the moment you step through the doors, every sensation will invite you to relax, restore and renew. Choose to take an exhilarating dip in the unique pavilion pool, recharge in the steam room or drift away in the luxury jacuzzi, all while absorbing the panoramic views of the Tyne Valley.
Don’t Miss: Take a night time dip. Go swimming in a 10-metre sunken indoor pool and watch the stars twinkle through the sheer glass surround.

The Grand

The Grand

Station Rise, York YO1 6GD
01904 380038
thegrandyork.co.uk
York’s only five-star hotel has a great city spa which includes an indoor swimming pool, aromatic steam room and Nordic dry sauna alongside a full ESPA treatment menu. Stay and spa packages include a treatment, breakfast and afternoon tea, with full access to the tranquil spa facilities.
Don’t Miss: The Totally Quenched & Drenched Facial. This divine treatment includes a cryogenic mask, intense eye therapy, lymph draining and lifting massage techniques and a special remedy to encourage deep hydration and eliminate fine lines. You could call it a facial iron!

Ramside Hall

Ramside Hall

Carville, Durham DH1 1TD 
0191 386 5282 
ramsidehallhotel.co.uk
Set in 350 acres of private grounds, the Spa at Ramside provides the ideal opportunity to unwind. With five pools including one of the UK’s largest hydrotherapy pools, a state-of-the-art gym, four thermal suites and a huge range of specialist treatments on offer, there are so many ways to relax here.
Don’t Miss: Take your spa day to the next level in the infinity pool overlooking the manicured grounds and golf course.

Beau Monde

Beau Monde

Lucker Hall Steading, Belford NE70 7JQ
01668 212250
beaumondelucker.com
Set in the quiet village of Lucker in Northumberland, this family-run salon and spa is intimate yet luxurious. Innovative treatments, using Temple Spa and Natural Blissé products, bring total body indulgence and pampering with the most amazing results.
Don’t Miss: The whirlpool jacuzzi. With its rare ability to both unwind and revitalise, it will gently massage your entire body, leaving you feeling relaxed yet invigorated.


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