With so much choice of fabulousness in the Cotswolds when it comes to spas, making that decision as to where to head for that much needed January R & R can be tricky. From location to the offering and reputation, The Cotswolds undoubtedly leads the way in providing the most luxurious of spa retreats and to prove it, here are 5 of the best luxury spas in the Cotswolds compiled with the help of some of the best Cotswolds and Gloucestershire bloggers!
The Spa at Hatherley Manor, Gloucester
The latest addition to the Cotswolds spa family, The Spa at Hatherley Manor with its chic soft décor, is the ‘ultimate relaxation experience’. The Manor is perfectly located just a 10 minute drive from the centre of Gloucester, yet sits beautifully in its own 37 acre grounds.
Sarah Miles from Beauty Addict says ‘The Hatherley Manor Spa is so modern and new, and everything you could need for a perfect day of relaxing, but also the setting is incredibly beautiful. It is so easy to forget any stresses and worries, and just feel immersed in total relaxation. Perfect!’
Jamie Collier from ThriftyMummaThriftyBubba says ‘Hatherley Manor is my favourite in Gloucestershire. I love the ice fountain combined with the thermal suite and the Elemis treatments are very relaxing. They also offer wonderful treatments using Made for Life products which are safe for use when undergoing long term medical treatment.’
Karen Whitlock from Stopping at Two says ‘What sets Hatherley Manor’s spa from the others is it really makes the most of its beautiful surroundings. After a couple of lengths in the swimming pool looking out onto the walled garden (or maybe just from a poolside lounger) you quite easily forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, being so close to Cheltenham still makes it ideal for a day spa. The facilities are first class. You can enjoy a wide range of treatments and chill out in the dedicated relaxation room afterwards.’
The Spa at Dormy House, Broadway
The award winning Dormy House hotel hosts the crème de la crème of spas. It’s a home from home country retreat in the very heart of the Cotswolds and is well worth a visit. Luxurious spa facilities include serene pool, outdoor terrace hot tub and Scandi style thermo suite. It’s not only the spa which is the epitome of luxury as the Temple spa products used in all treatments are no ordinary skincare and beauty products; they are the very best of the best created with the highest quality of ingredients.
The Elan Spa at The Greenway Hotel , Cheltenham
His Lordship’s personal favourite, The Greenway is a very charming 16th century Elizabethan manor house hotel and is home to the perfect countryside spa retreat. As a whole range of blissful treatments, facilities at The Greenway include a hydrotherapy pool, state of the art fitness suite, Champagne nail bar and al fresco hot tub.
Lesley Sainty from Places with Ed says ‘It’s near to Cheltenham but feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere. Love the size of the pool, as you are able to swim properly in it. They have loads of loungers unlike some spas and I love the outdoor hot tub….’
Roseanne from HoneybourneLine says that The Greenway is ‘Her happy place’. What a lovely thought that is. We all need to have a happy place wherever that might be. Roseanne goes on to say that The Greenway is ‘Small but perfectly formed. And that hot tub is just perfect. love sitting out there some rain, sun or snow. Bliss!’
The Malvern Spa, Worcestershire
A luxury hotel in Worcestershire, this is one spa I have yet to visit but I have it on good authority from Ami from Ami-Rose.com that it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind. With facilities such as an indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool and thermal spa and a wide range of beautifully indulgent treatments on offer, will you be joining me? Here’s Ami’s review if you’d like to hear more.
The C-Side Spa at Cowley Manor
The epitome of relaxation, Cowley Manor is a quaint country house hotel. The award-winning C-Side Spa offers a range of holistic treatments whereby the natural Green and Spring oils and products are used to deliver the most therapeutic of experiences. Sounds just blissful, don’t you think?
You’ll also find The C-Side Spa at Cowley Manor at the top of the list for Joy Jackson of Pink Oddy and Sarah Lewis of LewisLoves. You can find out more by reading Joy’s review here and Sarah’s review via this link.
So there you have it, 5 of the best luxury Cotswold spas. Which one gets your vote? Which one would you add to the list and why?
You can find out why I think our Cotswolds spas are the very best of the best in this month’s (Feb) issue of Cotswold Life. Copies are in stores now!
Lady Janey x