July 5, 2018 | Pride of Britain Hotels
The health benefits of being outdoors surrounded by nature are well documented. This summer, why not relax and rejuvenate in a spa garden and let the sweet scent of English lavender, mimosa and camomile calm the mind? Pride of Britain Hotels highlights seven of the UK’s best spa gardens to unwind in:
Lucknam Park, Wiltshire
Set in 500 acres of private parkland, Lucknam Park is a great spot to get away from it all. The hotel’s impressive ESPA spa is home to a sun terrace set in a wonderful Cotswold-stone walled garden surrounded by beautiful blooms and lush-green trees. There’s an outdoor/indoor linked hydrotherapy pool and an outdoor salt water plunge pool.
Gilpin Lake House, Cumbria
An intimate atmosphere is assured at Gilpin Lake House where just six beautifil bedrooms have exclusive access to tumbling 100-acre gardens, a serene lake, boat house, saunas, two hot tubs and a spa. Located in the beautiful Lake District, this is the place to visit for complete and utter seclusion. Try the Jetty Spa Trail, a bespoke spa journey for a few hours of private bliss or simply swim in the lake, curl up with a good book or enjoy a gentle row in one of the Lake House’s blue boats.
Surrounded by some of the Cotswolds’ finest countryside near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, Calcot sits in 220-acres of meadowland. Meander from the honey-hued manor house through a cluster of pretty farm buildings to the secluded spa garden where a lavender-lined courtyard awaits with an outdoor hot tub, sun loungers and even a log fire for chillier days.
Rockliffe Hall, County Durham
Set within 375 glorious acres near the village of Hurworth, Rockliffe Hall has a landscaped Spa Garden with sweeping views across the estate. There are two outdoor hot pools – an infinity-edge hydrotherapy pool with massage jets plus a bubbling Jacuzzi. An adjoining garden room houses a glass-fronted sauna, fire pit, water feature and heated relaxation loungers. Fragrant herbs and plants in the garden include sweet basil, jasmine, lemon, wild mint and white neroli. Choose from a menu of Neom Organics spa garden treatments which use meditation, shiatsu, Thai massage and reflexology.
Barnsley House, Gloucestershire
Tucked away in the secluded grounds of Barnsley House via a short stroll down a winding path (passing a Gothic summerhouse), the Garden Spa features five treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, relaxation room, lounge area and a lovely outside stone terrace and hydrotherapy pool. The spa’s own garden also features a sculpture made from old walling stone and a reflecting pond with waterfalls.
Maison Talbooth, Essex
Just an hour from London, Maison Talbooth is a charming 12-bedroom Victorian country house hotel overlooking picture-perfect Constable Country near Dedham, in Essex. The property has a relaxed house party vibe and there’s a cool pool house with an honesty bar, a log-burning outdoor fire and a hot tub. The outdoor pool is heated year-round.
Whatley Manor, Wiltshire
The sweeping grounds at Whatley Manor near Malmesbury hide rose and herbaceous gardens as well as leading down to the tranquil River Avon. Take a stroll from the rambling Cotswold manor house and arrive at an oasis of calm nestled in nature. Take a dip in the hydrotherapy pool at the Aquarias Spa and swim outside where a series of massage jets – perfect for easing tension – await. Then relax on the underwater recliner, soak up the sun on an outdoor lounger or enjoy a bite to eat on the spa terrace. The views across the spa garden and woodland beyond are superb.
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