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By Mat Trueman
Friday, May 17, 2019

Top UK Spa Destinations 


5Lime Wood, Hampshire 



Stay in the woodland-chic, two-bedroom Forest Cottages if you've come with the family, but this is also the ideal place for a restorative couples' break or some girls' downtime. You'll find 10 treatment rooms and three different types of pool: an indoor ozone-treated one, an outdoor hot tub, and a hydropool overlooking the forest, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a log-lined sauna next door. The Bamford treatments are nurturing and soothing, and try the Voya Seaweed Leaf Wrap too, which will leave your skin feeling baby-soft. Yes, there's the Raw & Cured bar spilling over with superfoods and the hotel also even has its own smoke house! 


4. The Scarlett, Cornwall  



This is a grown-ups-only, wood-and-glass hotel overlooking the deliciously flat and firm-sanded beach at Mawgan Porth. Must-dos include sunset views from the clifftop hot tubs, wake-up dips in the natural reed-cleaned pool after a steam and blissful Ayurvedic-inspired ritual in tented treatment rooms. The three- and four-night wellbeing escapes offer a bit more than just a quick fix: choose to de-stress, age gracefully, sleep better or get more energy. Indulge, but detox the next day with his digestive spa lunch based on the principles of Ayurveda. Staff have a can-do attitude, and not many other British hotels have a dedicated meditation space where you can relaxTalented health-and-fitness team 38 Degrees North run detox retreats and boot-camp breaks here between November and March, too. 


3The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire 



The spa at Scottish Baronial meets French chateau Gleneagles is possibly the best in Scotland; a sublime haven of sybaritic delights with an added health dimension, offering complementary and alternative therapies delivered by professional practitioners and therapists. The range of ESPA offerings covers every conceivable face and body treatment. For sheer blissed-out, all-over well-being, indulge in one of the signature treatments. With saunas, steam rooms, hydrotherapy ‘vitality’ pool and superb relaxation areas, you may never want to leave. 


2. Chewton GlenHampshire  



At Chewton Glen the food is phenomenal, the gardens abundant, the newer, highly polished treehouses, tucked into the top of a bank with woodland views and immaculate, restful interiors, are where you want to stay. There are even hot tubs on the private terraces, where on warm days beds can be set up for body treatments. Otherwise, head to the spa, which has an indoor swimming pool with pretty murals on the walls, a crystal steam room, jet pools and a range of holistic therapies from the likes of Ila and Ren, which will truly get you breathing slower and sleeping deeper. Personal trainers are on hand in the shiny gym, or you can walk for 15 minutes for a dip in the bracing English Channel by following a little stream through a magical forest where wild ponies wander. 


1Rudding Park, North Yorkshire 



Rudding Park Spa is one of the finest retreats in the country and was recognised as the best new spa in 2017 by the Good Spa Guide. The spa recaptures Harrogate's Spa heritage using natural spring water from the grounds at Rudding Park.

We all like to get away from the hustle and bustle sometimes, and you can do just that at the utterly glorious Rudding Park. Set amid 300 acres of picturesque grounds in the heart of North Yorkshire, it has everything you need for a day of decadence or a long weekend of loveliness. Here is your very own pampering paradise, you can enjoy every single moment of your visit. With 90 exquisite bedrooms, the stunning Rudding Park is perfect for an overnight odyssey. There are 11 peaceful treatment rooms in the spa, and you’ll love both the gym and the two fabulous golf courses. And as soon as you feel peckish, there are two stylish restaurants waiting to bring you the fulfilment you crave. 

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