Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa
What it is: A former stately home in the heart of the Lake District.
Highlight: The 400 acres of deer parkland and woods leading down to Bassenthwaite Lake.
Armathwaite Hall is among the most relaxing places to spend a night away. Its contemporary spa includes an infinity pool, an outdoor hot tub, hydrotherapy pool and an aroma room to truly calm all your senses.
Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick CA12 4RE
01768 776551 www.armathwaite-hall.com
Feversham Arms & Verbena Spa
What it is: A luxury hideaway in the heart of North Yorkshire.
Highlight: The poolside terrace and outdoor jacuzzi.
The range of treatments on offer here, provided by British brand Temple Spa, are without comparison. The ‘serious detox’, including a whole-body exfoliation, is a treatment you must experience.
Helmsley YO62 5AG
01439 770766 www.fevershamarmshotel.com
What it is: A 17th century country house with walled gardens, golf course and spa.
Highlight: The hot tub into which you can slip after a long day on the fairways. Headlam Hall is a beautiful place with its own gardens and farmland. There are 38 rooms here, and the restaurant has won two AA Rosettes for serving modern British food using ingredients sourced from the locality. But the spa is the crowning glory: with a sauna, steam room and drench shower, it’s the perfect place to relax.
Headlam, near Gainford, Darlington DL2 3HA
01325 730238 www.headlamhall.co.uk
What it is: A newly-opened Grade II-listed hotel in 100 acres of rural Northumberland.
Highlight: The luxury suites, with their tall portrait windows, overlooking parkland.
Some people’s idea of heaven is sitting down in front of a roaring fire with a newspaper on their lap. Other people crave a dip in an indoor pool and calming spa therapy treatments. At Walwick Hall, there’s both. Stay in one of the 10 individually-designed rooms and enjoy all the facilities of the sensory spa.
Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4BJ
01434 620156 www.walwickhall.com
Wynyard Hall & Spa
What it is: A grand, four-star hotel in its own vast parkland.
Highlight: The 3,000 roses in the Walled Garden designed by landscape architect Alistair Baldwin.
The small number of bespoke bedrooms at Wynyard Hall contrasts with the grand hallways here. As well as luxurious accommodation, the superb lakeside spa provides the kind of treatments that will transform your stay into a truly unforgettable one.
Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley TS22 5NF
01740 644811 www.wynyardhall.co.uk
The Bridge Hotel and Spa
What it is: A 17th century coaching inn brought bang up to date.
Highlight: The grand oak panelling and original feature fireplace in the Byron Bar.
Stay in one of the 37 bedrooms and enjoy the state-of-the-art spa with a dry flotation tank that allows you to float away in sweet serenity.
Walshford, Wetherby LS22 5HS
01937 580115 www.thebridgewetherby.co.uk
The Parsonage Hotel and Spa
What it is: A decadent hotel nestled in six acres of formal gardens.
Highlight: The ‘Simply Yorkshire’ dinner menu.
Enjoy the Cloisters Spa with its 16-metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and aromatherapy salt room, and the comfort food at the award-winning Lascelles Restaurant, or the more relaxed Fat Abbot gastropub next door to the main building.
Escrick, York YO19 6LF
01904 728111 www.parsonagehotel.co.uk
What it is: A stylishly-decorated hotel and spa with plenty of panache.
Highlight: The Ada Lovelace suite, spread over two floors, where you can admire the
view from twin freestanding bathtubs.
‘The great art of life is sensation,’ said Lord Byron – and this boutique hotel and spa on Lord Byron’s Walk follows that motto to the fullest. The Serenity Spa includes a 20-metre pool, a hamman with snail showers, and a sanarium with crystal light therapy; all you’ll need to relax and recuperate from the stresses of life.
Lord Byron’s Walk, Seaham, County Durham SR7 7AG
0191 516 1400 www.seaham-hall.co.uk