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8 top-rated spas in stunning locations for a mindful escape

Relax and unwind

When it comes to slowing things down, there are few better places than a peaceful retreat at a luxury spa hotel.

Here are eight of our favourites – featuring top-quality treatments, first-class facilities and settings that exude escapism.

Boringdon Hall Hotel, Devon

Boringdon Hall’s Gaia Spa is simply stunning. Inspired by nature in a contemporary context, slip into another world with a multi-night spa break, or simply spend a day sampling the infinity pool, al fresco hot tubs and elements-inspired heat experiences.

Cameron House on Loch Lomond, West Dunbarton

The Cameron Spa is located 3 miles north of Cameron House on the beautiful banks of Loch Lomond. This tranquil setting is the inspiration behind the Hydro & Thermal Experience, which features a magnificent rooftop infinity pool, ice fountain and aromatherapy room.

Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Hidden behind the brick walls of the garden and enveloped by lavender and tumbling roses lies Cliveden House Spa. A dip in the infamous ‘Profumo’ pool is a must, as is a treatment – all of which are carried out with Cliveden’s own range of products.

Ellenborough Park, Gloucestershire

Ellenborough Park’s intimate spa is just the ticket for a rejuvenating escape. Indulge in the Decadence Package for the ultimate pamper, which includes two treatments, use of the Indoor Spa Facilities, Outdoor Heated Pool and two-course champagne lunch.

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Cumbria

Gilpin’s heavenly 22 acres of gardens and woodland is the very essence of an urbane and luxurious retreat. The Swedish-style Jetty Spa is designed with couples in mind, with the treatment room’s floor to ceiling windows overlooking a private lake.

Lime Wood, Hampshire

Situated deep in the New Forest, Lime Wood’s The Herb House spa is dedicated to natural wellbeing. Its three levels house a huge sauna and indoor hydro pool with glorious views, a mud house, and spacious treatment rooms, all inspired by its woodland surroundings.

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire

Encircled by walled gardens, avenues of trees and manicured lawns, this country house retreat is the ideal place for an escape. The award-winning facilities include five thermal cabins, a post-treatment relaxation room and a social lounge complete with skincare mixology bar.

Rockliffe Hall, County Durham

This beautiful 365-acre estate on the County Durham and North Yorkshire border boasts one of the largest spas in the country. A range of exceptional treatments and experiences are on offer – the Spa by Starlight is particularly special.

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