Top UK Spa Stays you shouldn’t miss

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or just want to spend some quality time with your loved ones (or escape for some me-time), a spa break is a great way to relax and recharge.

Spas are the perfect place to unwind and recharge, offering a unique blend of indulgent treatments, delicious food, stylish interiors, and calming landscapes.

The spas listed here don’t just pretend to be about wellbeing or just about lounging by the pool in a dressing gown. Instead, they celebrate a truly grounded wellness experience, where top-notch treatments and in-depth therapists are backed up by thoughtful design, forest bathing, cold water immersion, infrared sauna sessions, and results-focused facials.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day at the spa in London or a weekend getaway in the beautiful Lake District or Cotswold, here’s our guide to the best spa holidays in the UK, ranking them from lower to higher according to pricing.

So pitch up, switch off, unwind, and reboot at these heavenly havens, where indulgent treatments meet exciting food, high-style interiors, and soul-soothing scenery.

Disclaimer: The information shared in this post was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.

1. Thyme, Southrop, Cotswolds

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Website: https://www.thyme.co.uk/

Location: Southrop, Lechlade GL7 3NX, United Kingdom

Contact Details:

  • Call: 01367 850174

Thyme is the perfect place to relax, recharge and reconnect with nature in one of the most sumptuous rooms in the country. Nestled in the idyllic Southrop village in the south of England, the hotel is as picturesque as you’d expect it to be. Driving through to the hotel is like stepping back into another world as you drive past the estate’s herd of Black Welsh Mountain sheep and Cotswold Lion.

In Southrop’s picturesque surroundings, this serene retreat is a real treat for spa-goers. The facilities are top-notch, with the Meadow Spa, a heated spring water pool, a tennis court and a topiary-studded garden. But if you’re looking for a truly tranquil hub, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll want to be in the botanical Bothy, where you’ll be guided through a series of blissful rituals, including guided breathwork and body brushing, a head massage and a herbal bath in one of their our private gardens’ outdoor tubs, complete with a nearby firepit.

Best Deal:

Bertioli: Breathe, Nurture & Restore spa for 60 minutes will cost you £155. The package includes

  • This treatment aims to induce a sense of tranquillity and relaxation for both the body and mind.
  • It utilises BERTIOLI Water Meadow essential oils known for promoting mindful breathing.
  • The experience includes a mineral foot soak and a massage targeting tension release.
  • Overall, this treatment offers both nurturing care and luxurious indulgence.

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Ratings & Reviews:

4.6 out of 5 with 255 reviews on Google

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2. The Scarlet

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Website: https://www.scarlethotel.co.uk/

Location: The Scarlet Hotel, Tredragon Rd, Mawgan Porth, Newquay TR8 4DQ, United Kingdom

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A Cornish classic for adults seeking utter restoration in a spectacular setting. With its clifftop hot tubs, natural outdoor pool, sauna cabin with beach-view portholes, indoor pool and steam room, the spa is what you come here for.  The lounge with panoramic views of the sea is the perfect spot for a good night’s sleep, and there are daily wellness activities such as morning yoga, tai chi, and more. Outside the villa’s coastal garden opens onto a path that takes you to the beach in minutes.

Scarlet Spa is an eco-friendly spa with an indoor pool filtered with bromine, an outdoor pool made of natural reeds, a sauna on top of a cedar tree, a vital sauna, a steam room and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Treatments are held in tented rooms lit by lanterns and include a moment of silence in the suspended cocoon pod deep relaxation room.

Best Deal:

The Scarlet Spa Day – Natural Balance will cost you £170. The package includes:

  • A dual treatment, including both a shortened Tula Facial and Attuned Massage, for 60 minutes combined (including individual consultation time).
  • Clifftop hot tub session: Use the Scarlet Spa’s sauna, pools, and steam room.
  • Lunch at the Scarlet Restaurant.
  • To know about other packages, click here.

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Ratings & Reviews:

4.7 out of 5 with 539 reviews on Google

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3. Lime Wood Hotel

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Website:  https://www.limewoodhotel.co.uk/

Location: Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst SO43 7FZ, United Kingdom

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If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, Lime Wood’s herb house spa is the perfect retreat for a zen-inducing rest.

In the summer, the outdoor pool’s glass doors open onto a lime-green sun lounge, while in the fall and winter, the thermal room is the place to be.

Here, you’ll find a sauna with forest views, a steam room and tepidarium, a jetted pool and a rooftop herb garden. Many of the botanicals in the garden are used in treatments, providing a tranquil setting for contemplation.

Some of the brands that feature at Lime Wood’s Herb House Spa include Sarah Chapman; Voya; and Bamford.

Best Deal:

The Sundown Spa Evening will cost you £185 each. The package includes

  • Holistic treatments at Herb House for mind and body relaxation.
  • Reduce stress, restore balance, and feel refreshed.
  • Sunset relaxation in pools, detox in forest sauna, and steam room.
  • Rooftop gym for a workout as the sun sets.
  • Feel-good food at Raw & Cured with one grazing dish and a choice of juice or hot drink.
  • Reconnect in the tranquil beauty of the New Forest.
  • Reflect on the Herb House roof garden or hydrotherapy pool with views of nature.
  • Immersive forest wanders for a serene experience.
  • To know about other packages, click here.

Offers:

Stay at the house from £399: Available Sunday – Thursday from 2nd January – Thursday 28th March 2024. The rate includes the room only and the use of the Herb House spa.

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Ratings & Reviews:

4.7 out of 5 with 944 reviews on Google

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4. Cowley Manor Experimental

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Website: https://www.cowleymanorexperimental.com/spa

Location: Cowley, Cheltenham GL53 9NL, United Kingdom

Contact Details:

https://www.experimentalgroup.com/contact

From the immaculately landscaped grounds to the boldly decorated rooms, Cowley Manor is a delightfully eclectic mix of funky art hotels, country house retreats and family-friendly havens.

Founded in 2002, Cowley Manor continues to be one of the most forward-thinking hotels in the UK. As one of the first luxury rural hotels in the UK to provide a destination spa, Cowley Manor is a major supporter of modern art (on display in the grounds) and its interiors are still bursting with colour and design flourishes.

There are miles of trails to explore in the 55 acres of parkland – alongside a beautiful lake, cascades and contemporary sculpture; deck chairs to relax on on the long patio (including smaller ones for kids); board games to enjoy in the sunlit sitting room.

Best Deal:

The starting cost of the Daylight Spa Package is £210, which includes:

  • Arrival drink.
  • 90-minute treatment allocation, any 60-minute with a 30-minute MONU upgrade.
  • 2-course lunch with soft drink.

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Offers: Enjoy 10% off all Day Spa packages during Cheltenham Race Week, from March 11th to March 15th 2024 included.

Ratings & Reviews:

4.3 out of 5 with 452 reviews on Google

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5. Middleton Lodge

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Website:  https://middletonlodge.co.uk/

Location: Kneeton Ln, Middleton Tyas, Richmond DL10 6NJ, United Kingdom

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The estate is owned and operated by James & Becky Allison. A long, tree-lined drive leads to the estate’s two-and-a-half hundred acres. The estate is divided into five properties: the Main House (James grew up in the Georgian Palladian mansion built in 1708), the Coach House & Restaurant, the old farmhouse, the old farm, and the fig house, all built using recycled stone.

The REN treatments are available in two treatment rooms (with products also available for purchase in the shop next door).

Middleton Lodge, a rustic Georgian country estate, is home to boutique accommodation, two wedding venues, complimentary bikes, a treatment room, and the three A.A.R. Rosette restaurants.

Best Deal:

The Weekend Day Spa Package will cost you from £220. The Spa day includes a 60-minute treatment ritual (choosing from a Massage, Facial, or body scrub) and a two-course lunch in the pool house.

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Ratings & Reviews:

4.7 out of 5 with 775 reviews on Google

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6. The Headland Hotel & Spa – Newquay Cornwall

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Website: https://www.headlandhotel.co.uk/

Location: Fistral Beach, Headland Rd, Newquay TR7 1EW, United Kingdom

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The Headland Hotel & spa is a five-star luxury hotel & spa located in the picturesque town of Newquay in Cornwall.

The hotel & spa is situated on a clifftop with a stunning view of Fistral Beach.

They pride themselves on providing their guests with the perfect balance of discreet English atmosphere and indulgent hospitality.

Their individually designed hotel rooms and suites are complemented by award-winning restaurant, Samphire & Terrace.

Headland Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of pampering.

Best Deal:

The Headland to Toe Spa Day will cost you £260, and that package includes;

  • Headland Bespoke 55-Minute Massage.
  • Skin-specific Facials are tailored to your skincare needs.
  • Couture Touch (combined massage and facial for 55 minutes).
  • Frangipani/ Sweet Orchid Wrap (suitable for all stages of pregnancy).

Offers: https://www.headlandhotel.co.uk/offers/

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Ratings & Reviews:

4.5 out of 5 with 2039 reviews on Google

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7. Swinton Park Hotel

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Website:  https://www.swintonestate.com/hotel/

Location: 6869+3F, Swinton Park Hotel, Ripon HG4 4JH, United Kingdom

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Swinton Park is an elegant, castellated English country home surrounded by parkland that provides the full range of rural activities and a state-of-the-art spa on a family-owned property.

In addition to a variety of outdoor activities – including fishing, shooting and bird watching – there are walking and cycling paths, a nine-hole golf course, a wild swimming pool and yoga classes, a four-acre walled garden and a cooking school.

There’s a variety of lounges to choose from, while the elegant, airy spa features an 18m indoor swimming pool and thermal spa experience, as well as a freshwater outdoor swimming and sauna in the spa garden. Organic Bamford products are used in spa treatments, with the signature facial being outrageously relaxing.

Best Deal:

The Luxury Wellness Spa Day with Bamford will cost you £309, which includes:

  • Arrive at 8.45 am to a wellness pot of tea.
  • 5 hours access to the spa facilities, including the indoor pool, outdoor natural pool and the thermal retreat.
  • 120 minutes of Bamford Body Ritual treatments. Full Body rejuvenating scrub and a personalised Body Signature Massage with 4 core wellness themes to choose from. DeStress. Detox. Recovery. Sleep.
  • 60-minute Bamford Facial.
  • Two courses of nutritionally wholesome lunch.

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Ratings & Reviews:

4.9 out of 5 with 84 reviews on Google

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8. The Cliveden Spa

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Website:  https://www.clivedenhouse.co.uk/

Location: Cliveden House & Spa, Bourne End Rd, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JF, United Kingdom

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There are Country House Hotels, and then there is Cliveden, a National Trust property that dates back to the end of the 17th century. Set amongst 376 verdant acres of rolling Berkshire countryside, nestled alongside the River Thames, Cliveden is truly one of a kind.

The design is similar across the room categories (Club, Classic, Deluxe, Wide range of Suites, Spring Cottage), but the colour palette is different.

There’s a wide variety of options throughout the rooms, so ask if you’d like a four-post bed, a working fireplace, a freestanding bath or even an outside hot tub. The smallest entry-level room (the Club room) is a good size, and it’s one of the more modern of the accommodations, with fewer furnishings.

Best Deal:

The Cliveden Tailor-Made Spa Experience with Afternoon Tea package will cost you £365. Your Spa Experience Includes

  • Full use of the facilities for up to 8 hours.
  • A 60-minute treatment of your choice.
  • Afternoon Tea which is beautifully presented in the splendid surroundings of the Cliveden Dining Room, overlooking the celebrated Parterre Gardens.
  • Selected complimentary refreshments throughout the day.

Offers: Double (Club) rooms from £445 Sunday-Thursday; or £475 Friday and Saturday, year-round, plus £10 National Trust fee.

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Ratings & Reviews:

4 out of 5 with 20 reviews on Google

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9. Ragdale Hall, Leicestershire

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Website:  https://www.ragdalehall.co.uk/

Location: Ragdale, Melton Mowbray LE14 3PB, United Kingdom

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Whether you join them for a couple of days or a longer stay, you’ll feel a sense of relief as soon as you step foot in the door. They’ll take care of every aspect of your stay – from delicious meals to luxury treatments, from tranquil pools to calming steam rooms – to ensure you enjoy every moment.

Each package includes Dinner and Full Access to their facilities, A complimentary drink and a tour, A robe to wear during your stay, As many towels as you require, and Full Use of our lockers, Most packages include treatment, Rest, relaxation and reset body and mind.

Best Deal:

The Deluxe Spa Day For Two Vouchers will cost you £449, which includes:

  • A Serenity Touch (40 minutes), Or a Body Massage (40 minutes), Or a Prescription Facial (40 minutes).
  • Aqua Massage Bed Treatment (20 minutes).
  • Bucks Fizz and miniature pastries on arrival.
  • Deli sharing board and dessert sharing platter lunch (You must advise us on booking if you require the food provided to be suitable for vegans or vegetarians. We also ask that you advise us of any food allergies).
  • Cocktail or mocktail in the Twilight Bar.
  • Complimentary Ragdale Hall Spa flip flops or mules.
  • Full access to all of our spa and fitness facilities.
  • To know about other packages, click here.

Features: All spa breaks and days include unlimited use of the pools, Thermal Spa and Heart + Soul fitness facilities and classes. All packages include at least one meal with them, a robe to wear and as many towels as you need.

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Ratings & Reviews:

4.7 Star out of 5 with 1494 reviews on Google.

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10. The Coach House SPA, Beaverbrook

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Website: www.beaverbrook.co.uk

Location: Beaverbrook, Reigate Rd, Leatherhead KT22 8QX, United Kingdom

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Welcome to our healing spa, designed with the natural world at the heart by world-renowned contemporary artist Brian Clarke.

A bright, light-filled space where stained-glass ceiling canopies dance on ceramic tile floors, creating a vibrant, colour-filled indoor oasis that soothes the soul.

Take a dip, or recline by the pool taking in the breathtaking views of the Surrey Hills, or unload those mid-week stresses with one of our specialist treatments.

Best Deal:

The starting cost of Beaverbrook Spa Escape is £992 per room per night, based on two adults. The package includes

  • Overnight Accommodation.
  • Full English Breakfast for two.
  • Seasonal Anglo-Italian dinner at The Garden House.
  • One 60 Minute Relaxing Massage per guest.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Full Use of the Spa Facilities.
  • To know about other packages, click here.

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Ratings & Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 with 2 reviews on Google.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, the UK offers a diverse array of spa retreats, each promising a unique blend of relaxation and rejuvenation. From the tranquil landscapes of Leicestershire to the elegance of Swinton Park, these havens prioritise well-being through thoughtful design, immersive therapies, and holistic experiences.

Whether you seek a day escape or a weekend or romantic getaway, these spas cater to diverse preferences and budgets. Indulge in forest bathing, cold water immersion, and expert facials, all contributing to a grounded wellness experience. As you unwind and recharge, the meticulous attention to detail, high-style interiors, and soul-soothing scenery ensure a blissful retreat.

Explore the best of spa holidays in the UK, where luxurious treatments meet exciting gastronomy, creating heavenly havens for relaxation and self-care.