Fri 29 March 2019
A British classic, Cliveden was put firmly back in the spotlight last year after a certain Duchess chose it as her pre-wedding day venue. The recently launched spa has taken things up a notch, with excellent treatments, an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzis. Start your day with a Sarah Chapman facial (it does come recommended by the Duchess of Sussex, after all) and finish it with a nutrient-dense lunch at the restaurant. Bliss.
You simply can’t go wrong with Chewton Glen. Set amidst the lush greenery of the New Forest, the world-renowned hotel is perhaps best known for its sumptuous treehouse suites, but its spa is just as special. With a hydrotherapy spa pool, aromatherapy saunas, crystal steam room and swimming pool, you will be spoilt for choice aquatically, with the treatment list just as comprehensive.
Set within 500-acres of unspoilt parkland, with soothing wooden, marble and glass interiors, Lucknam Park’s spa is the perfect tonic for city-living. Start your day with a dip in the stunning indoor pool, before nipping outside (weather dependent) for a soak in the hydrotherapy pool. Be sure to book in for one of the ESPA treatments (the hot stone massage is practically sinful) and don’t forget to make time for lunch at the farm-to-plate restaurant The Brasserie, too.
Lord Beaverbrook’s former seat is a real crowd-pleaser, with its Susie Atkinson-designed bedrooms and excellent Surrey hills location. The new Coach House spa is equally as triumphant: bathed in autumnal colours from the oak leaves that have been used in the stained-glass ceiling, it’s warm and inviting, particularly the outdoor pool with its rolling countryside views. Revitalise in the thermal spa, relax in the lounge, and then refuel at the Deli over stone-oven flatbreads.
Bamford Haybarn at Brompton Cross
Bamford Haybarn at Brompton Cross
Lady Bamford’s newest outpost is a white-washed, timber-clad zen-palace, with osteopathy, acupuncture and reiki all on the menu. For Mother’s Day, the spa is offering a mother and daughter treatment package, where you can choose from a facial or back and shoulder massage followed by £60 off lunch at Daylesford.
Behind the doors of this smart South Kensington townhouse lies the secret to wellbeing. Designed to look and feel like a home, it’s a space not just for relaxation and pampering, but also networking and self-improvement. Bespoke treatments are the thing here, which are based on an analysis of your skin, but there’s also hypnotherapy, spiritual healing and sonic therapy to try.
The Knightsbridge icon is currently the number one spa in England, according to the World Spa Awards, and who are we to disagree? The Mother of Mine package is designed with ultimate relaxation in mind, starting with the one-hour Caviar Lift Facial by La Prairie before full use of the spa. It also includes the hotel's famous Afternoon Tea, served in the Club & Spa restaurant.
A day at the Ned’s Club Spa looks a little like this: spend a few hours enjoying the 20-metre indoor pool, sauna and steam room, before being scrubbed and pummeled in the traditional Moroccan hammam. Next, book in for a treatment at Cowshed – perhaps a pedicure so you can watch Sex and the City on TV with headphones in – or get your hair done at the salon. In need of an extra dose of wellness? Go for an IV drip treatment at the Elixir Clinic. Et voila. Bliss.