05 August 2020
After the past few months, we could all use some time dedicated to our own wellbeing. Soothing treatments inspired by nature, re-energising massages to awaken tired muscles and nourishing meals to ensure you feel fresh and revitalised. We’ve selected the spots where you can go to enjoy the “me time” that you so dearly deserve.
Set on the shores of the beautiful Salcombe estuary, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa. The hotel has 49 rooms and one suite, each with complimentary gin and sherry, a Nespresso coffee machine and White Company toiletries, and with most affording arresting views out across the calm waters of the estuary.
The luxury spa features a heated pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and state-of-the-art fitness suite. Across the five treatment rooms, you can indulge in one of the many treatments, including a Sea Salt Body Exfoliation, Hot Stone Massage and Rasul Mud Body Wrap. There’s also an indoor relaxation area and private outdoor sun terrace for some post-treatment downtime.
Good to know: All treatments at the hotel’s HarSPA must be pre-booked, with guests receiving a pre-arrival email with all the need-to-know details.
It was initially the Romans who made use of Bath’s natural springs but in the Georgian era it enjoyed its heyday. The Roman Baths here are amongst the finest historic sites in Northern Europe and are home to the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world.
Take a trip to see the city’s unique thermal springs rise up at either the Cross Spring, Hetling or King’s Spring. If you’re looking to enjoy your own spa experience, the Thermae Bath Spa is the perfect location. Here, you can soak in Britain’s only natural thermal waters in one of several baths including the stunning New Royal Bath with rooftop city views.
Nestled within four acres of gardens and spacious terraces, The Bath Priory offers a peaceful haven in a bustling city. Stay in one of the 33 rooms or upgrade to a suite for views of the award-winning gardens. The hotel is home to the first and only L’Occitane spa in the UK and an award-winning restaurant that creates Best of British Hampers, allowing you to take the sumptuous culinary experience into the great outdoors.
Good to know: Guests at The Bath Priory spa will have their temperature taken upon arrival using a contactless laser thermometer. Anyone with a temperature over 38C will be asked to kindly reschedule their appointment.
Once a medieval hunting lodge, the Lime Wood has received an elaborate makeover to become the award-winning property we see today, having been named Best Health and Wellness Getaway at The Pure Package Wellness Awards.
Specialising in authentic, holistic treatments inspired by centuries-old traditions, The Herb House spa administers treatments designed to deliver long-lasting wellness benefits. Spread over three floors, the indulgent spa has its own mud house, sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor heated pools and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The Raw and Cured café ensures guests enjoy a holistic wellbeing experience by serving nourishing natural food, prepared from scratch by the team of “raw chefs” who invite guests to learn the culinary skills for themselves on a cooking class.
For an indulgent couple’s trip, the Pavilion Forest Lodge is a dream escape. Separate from the main house, the lodge features a four‑poster bed, a roll‑top bath in the bay window and a private terrace overlooking your rural surrounds.
Good to know: With reduced capacity, its imperative that guests intending to stay at Lime Wood book their treatments in advance to avoid disappointment.