Looking for a super-relaxing spa break? With top-of-the-range facilities and luxurious treatments, you’re spoilt for choice.
These seven Yorkshire spa breaks are the créme de la créme. They’re the ultimate in luxury, kitted out with saunas, mud chambers and experience showers, but that’s just the beginning. You can relax as you look out over the rooftops, indulge surrounded by 300-acres of countryside and escape to an underground hideaway in the heart of York – all you need is a willing spa partner.
Rudding Park Spa Hotel
Rudding Park offers a unique way to experience the great outdoors with its signature rooftop spa. You can marvel at the landscaped gardens from the infinity pool or relax in the outdoor sauna cabin. For a full-body cleanse, check out their thermal detox wrap or skin-softening mud scrub, then head to their Escape Room to sink into the leather seats while calming ocean waves are projected onto the wall.
The 300-acre estate has loads of room for exploring, with two golf courses and a private cinema if you want to kick back. All the rooms come with a king-size bed, but if you really want to treat yourself, you can upgrade to a super king and get a spa bath, sauna or steam room in your ensuite. And if the weather is nice, you have to try the alfresco dining experience.
Rudding Park Spa Hotel, Rudding Lane, Follifoot, Harrogate, HG3 1JH. Spa break prices start from £193 per person.
The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa
The Devonshire Arms Spa is filled with rustic charm, but it’s also kitted out with the very best facilities. Their most popular treatment is the Rasul Chamber Experience, a mud and mineral treatment designed to exfoliate and cleanse your skin. Alternatively, you can rotate between the jacuzzi, steam rooms and sauna or take a lengthier swim in the pool.
The spa itself is tucked away in a renovated barn next to the quaint 17th century hotel. Almost every room has a four-poster bed and a warming fireplace, with views that look out over the Bolton Abbey Estate. But no stay is complete without a trip to The Burlington. Headed up by award winning Chef, Paul Leonard, it promises a unique tasting experience.
The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, Bolton Bridge, Skipton, BD23 6AJ. Spa break prices start from £125 per person.
The Grand York
Believe it or not, there’s a spa tucked away in the former North Eastern Railway vaults and it’s worth checking out. From the whirlpool to the Nordic dry sauna, there are loads of relaxing experiences to try out. Why not indulge in a hot stone massage or a full body wrap? You can even go for an age-defying facial.
The Grand is York’s only 5-star hotel, so expect a majestic setting with highly attentive staff. Each room is furnished with thick curtains, a flat screen TV and a king sized bed with Egyptian cotton sheets. If you’ve got time, try their extravagant afternoon tea or book at table at Hudson’s to sample their seasonal tasting menu.
The Grand York, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GD. Spa break prices start from £185 per person.
The Swinton Estate Hotel
This is your chance to spend a night in a castle as you make the most of the incredible spa at The Swinton Estate Hotel. It has an outdoor area with a natural, chemical-free pool and a cedar hot tub for you to kick back in. Inside you can indulge in a range of treatments, from a bespoke hot stone massage to an ultra-relaxing facial.
The 17th century Grade II* hotel sits amidst 20,000 acres of Yorkshire moorland. Each of the 32 bedrooms has been uniquely furnished to reflect the historic exterior. You can go for a cosy Knights bedroom or upgrade to the extravagant Bradford Suite with a roll-top bath next to the bay window. For fine-dining, head to their very own Samuel’s Restaurant.
The Swinton Estate, Swinton, Ripon, HG4 4HJ. Spa day prices start from £49 per person and an overnight stay prices start from £170 per night for two people.
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa
The Coniston is the epitome of luxury. As you soak in the outdoor infinity pool, you can gaze out over the 1,300 acre Coniston Estate. Inside you’ll find a Himalayan salt sauna, an aromatherapy steam room and even an ice fountain, if you dare. Got time for a treatment? You could go for The Coniston Signature Body Wrap or chose from a whole range of aromatherapy massages.
Every room has a snug yet contemporary feel, and when you open the curtains, you can look out over rolling hills and tranquil lakes. Why not upgrade to a balcony room and make the most of it? Your body is a temple, at least for this one weekend, so be sure to pay a visit to Nourish Brasserie for a wonderfully healthy take on afternoon tea.
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, Coniston Cold, Skipton, BD23 4EA. Spa break prices start from £199 per night for two people.
This eco-spa is found in the historic Titanic Mill and is surrounded by stunning Yorkshire countryside. Try the Heat & Ice Experience. You’ll work your way through a range of spa experiences designed to warm and cool your body. After the intense heat of the sauna cabin, you can cool off in the experience shower, or if you’re really brave, the plunge pool. They have a mud chamber too, so you can lather yourself and get silky-smooth skin.
This isn’t a hotel, you’ll get a private apartment with one or two bedrooms, so you can plan a luxurious escape with your friends. They each have their own kitchen, in case you want to stay in, and most come with a balcony, so you can look out over the Yorkshire Dales. But if your idea of luxury doesn’t involve cooking, head down to the bistro to enjoy creative dishes made with fresh, local produce.
Titanic Spa, Low Westwood Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5UN. Spa break prices start from £149 per person per night.
Feversham Arms Hotel
Nestled in a secluded courtyard in the heart of the Feversham Arms Hotel is a Mediterranean terrace with a private pool and jacuzzi. They have a multi-climate monsoon shower and a steam room that recreates salty sea air, so you’ll feel like you’ve escaped to warmer climes. Ever had a mud wrap? Sit back and relax as it rehydrates your skin and soothes your muscles.
You’ll pass through the cosy but chic interior of the hotel on the way to your room, where a generously sized bed awaits with a duck down duvet and cotton blankets. They also have a small section of poolside suites that will take you from sleep to spa in the blink of an eye. Later on, you can tuck into a menu of classic dishes made with locally foraged food from the North York Moors.
Feversham Arms Hotel, Church Street, Helmsley, York, YO62 5AG. Spa break prices start from £93 per person.