The Most Romantic Spa Breaks In The UK
By Amanda Camilleri Posted on 16 Jan 2018
Whether your idea of romance is a country escape with roaring fires, an intimate forest lodge, a glamorous hotel in the heart of the city or an ocean-side eco retreat with stunning cliff top views we bring you The Luxury Spa Edit’s insiders’ guide to the most romantic spa breaks in the UK.
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
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Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa offers elite country house living at its very best. Set in 500 acres of parkland, once you drive through the estate gates, it’s easy to feel completely disconnected from the stresses of everyday life. Stay in one of 42 individually styled rooms and four poster suites while enjoying roaring fires, a Michelin starred restaurant and romantic country walks (they even provide wellies). The estate’s glorious ESPA Spa is accessed through a rose-trellised walkway and completes this idyllic country retreat. Highlights include a stunning 20 metre indoor pool with indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pools, thermal cabins, a salt water plunge pool and experience showers. Book in for a couples massage and then enjoy a relaxing dip in the outdoor hydrotherapy pool, sip on a glass of fizz and breathe in the crisp country air. With so much on offer, including horse riding at the equestrian centre and a cookery school, Lucknam Park offers the ultimate romantic spa getaway. Classic rooms from £295 per night, based on 2 adults sharing on a room only basis.
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Stoke Park provided the backdrop for Bridget Jones and Daniel Cleaver’s weekend mini break - you can even stay in the actual four poster suite seen in the film. The elegant white mansion house which dates back to 1908 is steeped in history and has previously been home to dignitaries, royals and aristocrats. Rooms in the main house are all individually designed and styled with fine art and priceless antiques - some even have roll top baths and cosy open fires. Set in the contemporary Pavilion wing of the estate, Stoke Park Spa is a haven of luxury and serenity. State of the art facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, Italian marble steam rooms, a deep relaxation room, a private atrium with a stunning tropical aquarium and an outdoor Scandinavian sauna and hot tub. Enjoy a bit of romance and indulgence with your own Mr Darcy….. If it’s good enough for Bridget!Rooms from £240, based on 2 adults including breakfast
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Corinthia Hotel London
Corinthia Hotel London combines old school grandeur with contemporary design and impeccable service. Popular with A-listers, fashionistas and loved-up couples, there are no set check in and check out times, meaning you can take advantage of a leisurely breakfast in bed. The award winning ESPA Life is hailed as the ‘new generation of spa’ and spans 3300 square feet. Facilities include sleep pods, a nine meter swimming pool, a vitality pool with a variety of air and massage jets, an amphitheatre sauna, an ice fountain and luxury changing rooms with heated beds where you can relax and gaze at the glow of the ambient fireplace. It really is in a league of its own. The hotel is minutes from the River Thames, so you can take a romantic, après spa, evening stroll down the embankment and finish off your evening with a cocktail in Bassoon.Love in luxury starts from £534 and includes a one night stay in a luxurious bedroom or suite, a bottle of Laurent- Perrier Champagne, rose petals on the bed, a gift from the pastry chef, English breakfast and full access to the thermal facilities at ESPA Life Corinthia.
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The Scarlet sits in a breathtakingly romantic setting on clifftops looking out over the golden sands of Mawgan Porth in North Cornwall. This adults only hotel has been cleverly designed so that almost wherever you are, you can enjoy far reaching views of the beach and sea beyond. The spa’s outdoor cliff top hot tubs allow for relaxation whilst soaking up the serene atmosphere and hypnotic sea views, and the stunning tented treatment rooms, which are lit by lanterns, offer one of the most romantic spa experiences in the south. For the ultimate indulgence try the Couples Journey, which includes a Hamman experience, a synchronised massage, or a massage lesson, followed by a soak in a scented bath with a glass of fizz. Rooms from £240 for 2 people including breakfast
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Gilpin Lake House
Gilpin Lake House is an uber-luxe family run boutique hotel set in the breathtaking Lake District National Park. You can choose to stay in one of the fabulous spa lodges, complete with their own steam rooms, hydrotherapy tubs and saunas, or in one of six beautifully appointed rooms in the main house. At The Jetty Spa you’ll find an indoor swimming pool, a steam and sauna, a contemporary Swedish-style double treatment suite (with floor to ceiling windows boasting views of the lake), an outdoor hot tub and a relaxation cabin with a log fire and comfy day beds for post treatment lounging. Enjoy a hot stone massage and then take a romantic stroll around the 100-acre grounds - the viewpoint at “Cat’s Crag” has stunning 360-degree lake views, and there is herd of wild deer living nearby. What could possibly be more romantic? Rooms from £445 per night based on 2 adults including breakfast
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Wynyard Hall is a striking four-star hotel surrounded by 150 acres of stunning historic parkland, situated in the heart of the Tees Valley. Boasting 19 individually designed rooms and suites, and 5 elegant cottages, each with their own hot tubs, Wynyard Hall makes for an idyllic and romantic escape. The spa nestles peacefully on the lake’s edge which makes this the ideal setting to melt away stress. Highlights include a thermal heat suite and outdoor hot tubs, with wonderful views of the lake. Enjoy the Couples Togetherness package, which includes two hours use of the facilities, 45 minutes in the Rasul Mud Chamber, a 45 minute head massage, a glass of Prosecco and delicious fudge. Bliss!Rooms from £200 per night for 2 adults including breakfast
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Barnsley House is a grade II listed manor house set in 11 acres of breathtaking gardens designed by former owner and renowned gardener Rosemary Very and really is a home from home. Think roaring fires, comfy sofas, cosy nooks and horizontal laid back luxury. Rooms are beautifully designed in soft muted tones, and some boast twin bathtubs and jacuzzis. For an idyllic hideaway opt for The Potting Shed which is tucked away in the hotel’s magical landscaped gardens. It comes complete with a private garden, a wood-burning stove and a roll top bath. Winding stepping stones take you across to the secluded boutique spa. Highlights include a steam room, sauna, and a glorious heated outdoor hydrotherapy pool. Barnsley House really is the Cotswolds’ ultimate romantic spa retreat. Rooms from £224 per night for 2 adults including breakfast
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