The best spa breaks in the UK for your next staycation

22 November 2021, 10:07 | Updated: 11 May 2022, 13:56

Planning a spa getaway? Here are some of the UK's best destinations...
Planning a spa getaway? Here are some of the UK's best destinations... Picture: Hale Country Club and Spa
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By Heart reporter

We've picked out some of the best spas to book for your next UK getaway.

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With the weather getting warmer and summer on the horizon, we're dreaming of a weekend spent relaxing in a jacuzzi in one of the UK's incredible spas.

Staycations have soared in popularity over the last two years, with many of us opting to holiday within the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

Spa getaways are a truly perfect way to spend a romantic weekend, and - with summer just around the corner - there's no better time to book.

Here are our picks of some of the best spas in the UK

Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa – Lake District

Armathwaite Hall
Armathwaite Hall. Picture: Armathwaite Hall

With its stunning scenery and beautiful landscapes, there's a very good reason why the Lake District is one of the most popular staycation destinations in the country.

The four-star Armathwaite Hall is set within 400 acres of private woodland, which is a truly magical destination for the cold winter months.

To immerse their guests into nature, the hotel offers Forest Bathing, fell walking and kayaking as some of their wellness treatments.

Cost: Spa Days start from £95 per person and Spa Breaks start from £230 per person

Location: Lake District

Visit their website for more information.

Modershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat - Staffordshire

Modershall Oaks is a stunning spa in Staffordshire
Modershall Oaks is a stunning spa in Staffordshire. Picture: Modershall Oaks

Modershall Oaks is nestled in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, and boasts incredible facilities in a stunning setting.

One of the spa’s standout features is its beautiful outdoor hot tub, which is a perfect feature for all seasons. It was snowing when Heart visited the spa, which made for a truly magical hot tub experience.

One of the best aspects of Modershall Oaks is that it only has 11 rooms, which gives the resort a uniquely intimate atmosphere. Guests can enjoy the incredible facilities without having to worry about overcrowding or struggling to find a sun bed.

Guests can also make use of a shared private hot tub. You can book your slot in advance, and enjoy stunning views of the countryside as you relax and unwind in the peace and quiet.

Cost: £100pp for a spa day and from £175pp for a spa break

Location: Staffordshire

Visit their website for more information

Hale Country Club and Spa - Manchester

Hale Country Club and Spa
Hale Country Club and Spa. Picture: Hale Country Club and Spa

Hale Country Club and Spa is situated in the heart of Cheshire, and features some absolutely stunning backdrops to their many treatments.

Their Thermal Suite uses hot and cold experience rooms to treat muscular aches and pains, detox the skin, improve body metabolism and increase circulation.

They also offer a number of restorative treatments tailored to the individual to achieve long-lasting results.

Cost: £90-£240

Location: Manchester

Visit their website for more information.

Careys Manor & SenSpa - New Forest

Careys Manor & SenSpa
Careys Manor & SenSpa. Picture: Careys Manor

Careys Manor is a truly magical escape for the winter months.

It's situated in the beautiful New Forest, and they've recently launched a new ‘Ultimate SenSleep’ spa package designed to combat fatigue, stress and winter blues.

As part of the package, you'll get a one-night stay at Careys Manor & SenSpa, use of leisure facilities from check-in to checkout, a two-hour pass to use hydrotherapy facilities, a 45-minute Ayurvedic Head Massage, and the Ultimate Sleep Gift Box.

Cost: The Ultimate SenSleep’ is £547 per person.

Location: New Forest

Visit their website for more information.

The Landmark Hotel - London

London's Landmark Hotel
London's Landmark Hotel. Picture: The Landmark Hotel

The five-star Landmark Hotel is a hugely popular destination in the English capital, and the stunning hotel comes complete with world class spa facilities.

The spa has partnered with Germaine de Capuccini, one of Europe’s leading skin care houses, to offer some incredible treatments created based on the best therapies and techniques in the world.

It's also home to one of London's few chlorine-free swimming pools.

Cost: Prices from £352

Location: London

Visit their website for more information.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa - Cambridge

The Varsity Hotel & Spa
The Varsity Hotel & Spa. Picture: The Varsity Hotel & Spa

The Varsity Hotel & Spa is an independently-owned boutique hotel in Cambridge.

Its 44 rooms combine modern and traditional style, and its Glassworks spa is located in the warehouse building joined to the hotel.

One of the best features of the spa is the incredible jacuzzi featuring a view of the river, and it has eight private rooms offering a range of treatments.

Cost: Prices start from £178.

Location: Quayside, Cambridge

Visit their website for more information.

Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa - County Durham

Spa at Ramside
Spa at Ramside. Picture: Ramside Hall Hotel

The Spa at Ramside Hall Hotel is a truly stunning destination for a winter break.

It is set in a beautiful countryside setting, and the spa features five pools, thermal suites and a state-of-the-art gym.

Their Make My Stay Spa Break package comes with full use of the spa, a 40-minute treatment, brunch, and a stay at the hotel.

Cost: from £175 for the Make My Stay Spa Break package

Location: County Durham

Visit their website for more information.

Bannatyne Elemis Spa - multiple locations

Bannatyne Elemis Spa
Bannatyne Elemis Spa. Picture: Red Letter Days

Enjoy a luxury experience in a spa founded by Duncan Bannatyne.

You can spend the day unwinding at one of a variety of locations, including premium spas in Fairfield, Bury St. Edmunds and Wildmoor.

As well as being able to use the spa and leisure facilities, you can also get a 55-minute high performance ELEMIS facial and a 55-minute ELEMIS Freestyle Deep Tissue Full Body Massage.

Cost: £199 for two people from Red Letter Days

Location: Across the country including Fairfield, Bury St. Edmunds, Wildmoor and Kingsford Park.

The Lodore Falls Spa

The Lodore Falls Spa
The Lodore Falls Spa. Picture: The Lodore Falls Spa

Nestled in the heart of the Lake District, The Falls Spa offers a luxurious and unique spa experience.

One of its most appealing features is the unbelievable views of the mountains and lakes that surround the spa, and it comes complete with a 22 state-of-the-art spa suites, a hydrotherapy pool, a sophisticated champagne bar and more.

Guests can stay overnight at one of The Falls Spa’s luxury bedroom suites, which are all Scandi inspired and feature balconies with stunning views.

Cost: Spa days are from £50 and Spa Breaks are from £195 for a standard room with £25 for spa access.

Location: Lake District

Visit their website for more information.