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Top 5 spa destinations in the UK countryside

September 18, 2019 0 Comments

Top 5 spa destinations in the UK countryside

Are you in need of a quiet getaway this Autumn? Why not try one of our top rated and handpicked spas in the English countryside. Sit back, relax and have a browse through some of the most picturesque countryside retreats in the UK and if one takes your fancy why not take your aromatherapy travel sized ESCAPE candle with you, at the end of your spa day head back to your luxury accommodation and light your candle, relax and soak up the relaxation. Then bring the experience home when you need it in times of stress by lighting your ESCAPE candle to remind you of your indulgent spa experience. 


South Lodge, Horsham - Perfect for a stylish getaway


This gorgeous spa in the heart of the sussex countryside has recently undergone a massive redevelopment, and the results are breathtaking. If you need a place to escape this Autumn we highly recommend South Lodge as your go to destination. Choose from a whole host of rooms with character and English charm. The luxury suits are spacious, where you can indulge in a warm soak your very own hot tub. Suites also come with a private seating area and more unique features, along with breathtaking views of the surrounding gardens. The spa facilities are the perfect place to relax and soothe your soul. The spa is set into the natural contours of the land, which blends into the landscape with oak cladding and a meadow rooftop. The spa facilities boast a terraced sun deck and outdoor fresh water swimming pool and hydrotherapy pool. Inside the spa features floor to ceiling windows in the gym, thermal suite and indoor infinity pool, sauna and steam room, with spots to relax by the poolside.

South Lodge spa

The Spread Eagle, Midhurst - Perfect for a luxury treatment


Part of the Historic Sussex Hotels family, the Spread Eagle is a spa that oozes character but doesn’t let you miss out on all the modern amenities. The spa facilities are home to a heated indoor pool, Turkish steam room, Cascade spa pool and Scandinavian style sauna. If you’re in need of some space to unravel your mind, do it in the nest, a relaxing space designed for you to doze off, just chill or dig into a good book, self care has never felt so luxurious. With 6 treatment rooms on site you will leave feeling refreshed and blissful after your massage. You can also enjoy a yoga, pilates or aqua aerobics class as one of the many activities to try at the Spread Eagle. Grab your fluffy robes and flip flops when you arrive and head straight for a treatment as the perfect start to your spa escape, why not try the signature treatment which includes, a head to toe deep relaxation with a mud wrap, facial and foot massage, ending the treatment with a sparkling glass of wine and a silky eye mask. 

Spread Eagle spa

The Devonshire Arms, Yorkshire Dales - Perfect for a warm and cosy country retreat 


Adjacent to the Devonshire Arms Hotel, The Devonshire Spa is housed in an ancient bar. There are 4 spacious treatment and therapy rooms, an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, relaxation space & lounge, with views over the countryside. Simply staying within the tranquil, natural beauty of The Yorkshire Dales is therapy enough, but to really experience the best of what the Devonshire Arms has to offer, you must take advantage of the spa facilities. This spa has everything you could want from a English countryside retreat, with a separate gym next door to the main spa with all the equipment you could need for a thorough fitness routine, ideal for body toning as well as pampering. 

Devonshire Arms spa

RockLiffe Hall, Darlington - Perfect for a new experience 

Relax and unwind in one of the many heat rooms at RockLiffe Hall Spa. Try a new experience in the form of a Tropicarium, a deeply cleansing and therapeutic wooden cabin with  high humidity that naturally enhances detoxification. Why not relax your muscles in a traditional Roman sauna cabin, with dry heat, or if something a little cooler is more your thing this spa also has an igloo experience where you can work handfuls of ice over the body between heat rooms to stimulate the lymphatic system and circulation which cools and refreshes. Have you ever experienced a salt room? This decongesting salt aroma helps purify the senses and the heat gently stimulates circulation throughout the body.  A Tepidarium bed is the ideal temperature to induce feelings of deep relaxation and wellbeing and is designed to be used in between treatments and experiences. 

RockLiffe Spa

Barnsley House, Cotswolds - The perfect secret retreat

A list of countryside getaways wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the Cotswolds. Barnsley House is a fabulous countryside spa, away from all the hustle and bustle of nearby towns, giving it the most calming atmospherics. The storybook garden is an oasis of calm and a lovely place for a quiet stroll. Barnsley house spa is a secret hideaway enveloped by gorgeous gardens, and designed to help you recharge, revive and feel heavenly from head-to-toe with treatments and relaxation rooms as well as a pool and sauna facilities. If you need some head space then try an expert facial to relieve any stress. At the end of your spa day head back to your room and light your ESCAPE candle and soak up the good feelings.

Barnsley House spa