Spring is in the air, and it's not just your home that can benefit from a little TLC after a long winter. Get ready to put a spring in your step with our inspiration on great spring spa days. Prepare to be pampered...
Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire
Set in over 1,000 acres of Bedfordshire parkland and steeped in history, Luton Hoo is one of the UK's great country houses. It has played host to Winston Churchill and with its imposing facade it's been used as a backdrop in many films (including Four Weddings and a Funeral). Step through an arched gateway and you'll find the spa, which is set in the former historic stables. You won't find any horses, but you will find a haven of tranquility designed to ensure you feel well and truly pampered. You can enjoy treatments from ESPA (the menu provides a huge choice), unwind in the relaxation areas and make full use of the infinity pool, vitality pool and heat therapy suite (which has a sauna, steam and solarium). Day spa guests are also invited to use the tennis courts, and explore the grounds on one of the nature walks or cycle rides.
Spa days start from £130 per person, which includes an 80-minute Balinese Massage Treatment, a foot ritual, a two-course lunch in Adam's Brasserie and full use of the spa and leisure facilities.
Seaham Hall & Serenity Spa, Durham
This stunning Georgian country house sits on an idyllic cliff top location, amongst 37 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The emphasis at the Serenity Spa is very much on rejuvenation of the body and mind. Facilities are extensive and include a 20 metre pool with massage stations, a Hammam, a salt sauna, an Indian steam room with amethyst crystal, outdoor hot tubs, a hydrotherapy pool, ice fountain, roof terrace and plunge pools. We love the a la carte style spa menu, which features the main treatments and a choice of 'sides,' which are 15 minute express treatments.
Full spa days start from £115 and include use of the award winning spa facilities from 9am – 5pm, complimentary use of fluffy robes, towels and slippers, a delicious two-course meal in the Ozone Restaurant, and a renewing 75-minute Body, Face and Scalp Ritual.
Set within 163 acres of lush parkland, with the River Maine flowing through the estate, the Galgorm Resort & Spa provides an idyllic woodland haven for spa seekers. Facilities include a Thermal Village with indoor and outdoor pools, steam rooms and saunas, and the piece de resistance - the riverside hot tubs. Exclusively designed for The Spa at Galgorm, a menu of signature treatments is on offer from high-end brands Aromatherapy Associates, VOYA and Bio Effect. Refreshing drinks, snacks and nourishing nibbles in The Elements Spa Cafe are made with local ingredients and complete the perfect spa day experience.
The Spring Revitalising Package includes use of the thermal village, a 60-minute treatment (enjoy the lime and ginger salt scrub, taster facial and scalp massage), £10 credit to use in the Element spa café and £10 to use on a spa product. £99 per person (Monday - Thursday – available until the end of April)
Kohler Waters at The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews, Scotland
Set on the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews along the stunning Scottish coastline, this luxurious spa has just reopened following a multi-million pound make-over, and is the first Kohler Waters Spa outside of the USA. It's quite literally 25,000 sq ft of pure indulgence. Offering 'Salus Per Aquum' - to you and me that's 'health through water' - you can indulge in the healing effects of water from a hydrotherapy pool providing therapeutic bathing. There's also a cold plunge pool, a refreshing ice fountain and experience showers featuring Kohler Real Rain™. A steam room, Finnish sauna and a gorgeous rooftop garden with a hot tub complete the oasis of rejuvenation.
The classic day package at Kohler Waters Spa starts from £180 per person including a 75-minute facial or massage of choice, a two-course lunch and full use of the spa facilities, with the option to bring a guest at half price.
Chuan Body & Soul Spa at The Langham, London
Situated in London's West End, The Langham's spa has recently been revamped, with the newly crowned Chuan Body & Soul Spa lovingly restored to a hidden hub of urban wellness. Expertly executed treatments combine high-end facials, scrubs, wraps and beauty essentials with holistic rituals based on the principles of Chinese Medicine. Spa highlights include 'his and hers' steam and sauna rooms, a Technogym, and a stunning 16m pool which is set in the surround of an old banking vault. There's also a small 'spa bar' where you can sip on fruit juice or a detox shot after your treatment. You'll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the adjacent metropolis.
The Chuan Ritual is a 2.5 hour treatment and includes either a Kerstin Florian Customised Deep Cleansing or Berry Plus Antioxidant Infusion Facial, a signature massage and a choice of one of three thirty minute bespoke treatments to finish. Includes access to the pool, sauna and steam room. From £240
Spa at Ye Olde Bell, Yorkshire
The Spa at Ye Olde Bell is a tranquil gem located in Barnaby Moor and offers a plethora of spa experiences, such as a salt inhalation room, a steam bath, an alpine sauna and an experience shower walk. The indoor/outdoor pool has rejuvenating massage jets and by swimming through its glass doors, you can emerge into the fresh air. If you are brave enough, you can try the snow storm walk which is designed to help boost the immune system and eliminate toxins (it can also help with the appearance of cellulite, so it could be worth grinning and bearing the cold!) At the other end of the spectrum is the Sabbia Med which is designed to replicate a beach. In a 30-minute cycle this fun and uplifting therapy replicates sunrise to sunset! Not quite St Tropez, but we'll take it...
Full spa days start from £95 and include full spa access between 9.30am and 5.30pm, use of a towel, robe, flip flops and a wholesome two course lunch in the Herb Garden Brasserie.
Park House Hotel & Spa, Sussex
A family-run business, this homely country hotel is situated next to the glorious South Downs in West Sussex, just seven miles away from Goodwood. The Spa at Park House features a beautiful mother of pearl indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam rooms and a relaxation room. In the summer you can take advantage of the heated outdoor swimming pool. Spa guests can also use the golf course, tennis courts, bowls and croquet lawn - creating a quintessentially English experience. Treatments are by organic luxury brand VOYA and range from body treatments and massages to facials and beauty essentials.
The Tranquillity Spa Experience includes use of the spa facilities from 12-5pm and either two x 45 minute treatments or one x 90 minute treatment from the treatment menu, as well as an afternoon tea with a glass of champagne. From £145.