Best English Country Spas for a Relaxing Vacation

Imagine sipping your morning tea in the grandeur of a historical country manor whilst watching the watery sunlight pour across the green fields. Take an afternoon stroll through chirping forests in a soft misty drizzle before returning for a sensual massage and dip in the hot tub.

End the day in sublime bliss next to a roaring fire and with a bold glass of deep bodied cabernet. There is no better place to relax and unwind than in the blooming heart of the English Countryside with weekend spa getaways . Escape the urban sprawl with these evocative spa retreats in the English countryside.

 

The Grove, Hertfordshire

When the Big Smoke starts to press down, it may be time to take a lavish country retreat to the charm and sophistication of The Grove. A thoroughbred of five-star resorts, this impressive country manor boasts four poster beds, open fires and traditional features blended with every modern luxury.

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In the summer months you can play croquet in the walled garden, breathe in the scent of roses and play a round of golf on the glorious putting green. The Sequoia Spa opens up a world of natural bliss with holistic treatments to heal and revitalize the senses.

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Housed in 18th century stables with heated beds and an exquisite Finnish sauna, this is the best place to relax your body and mind. Be sure to book the ESPA chakra-balancing body treatment with hot stones.

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Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire

With rolling meadows, 14th century pastiche, and a laid back friendly vibe, Calcot Manor is the perfect retreat for those who want decadent treatment without the stiff upper lip.

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Pub meals, cobbled courtyards and classic spa treatments in the converted barn – this is the place to breathe in the fresh air and pastures of the Cotswolds.

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You can sip champagne in the open air hot tub and soothe every muscle with the volcanic hot stone massage.

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When it comes to divine dining, the steaks on offer in the Calcot Kitchens come straight from the fields of Prince Charles’ own home farm.

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Lime Wood, Hampshire

Once upon a time, Lime Wood was a 13th century hunting lodge but flash forward to the 21st century and it has been adorned in 21st century splendor. Combining the best of both worlds you can still bask in medieval magic but with all the fine delights of the modern world.

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Lose yourself in the spectacular sweeping gardens, sleep in one of the beautiful little cottages and taste the best in bespoke foraged and seasonal fresh foods.

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Spa services allow for natural revival in the heart of the woods, guests can meditate in the rooftop herb gardens, escape to the forest sauna and indulge in Ayurvedic therapies in the mud house.

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Babington House, Somerset

Soothe your soul with a stay at Babington House in Somerset. Charming wooden treatment cabins allow you to unwind with a hands-on massage and stunning views of the morning mist rising from the lakes.

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The grandiose design may seem imposing at first glance but with only a handful of rooms, smiling staff and exceptional menu boasting modern British cuisine you will feel the calm flood over you.

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The Cowshed Spa offers amazing mud bath treatments and rose petal foot soaks that will leave you sweet scented, soft and ready to face the modern world once more.

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Lucknam Park, Bath

Traditional elegance and five-star style invite you to stay at this Bath countryside spa retreat. With an award winning spa, Michelin-starred restaurant and a sprawling estate where the horses roam, you really do get a high end treat at Lucknam Park.

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The suites are a welcoming haven with four poster beds, warm lighting and plush furnishings at every turn.

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Signature spa treatments pave the way for top to toe experiences that will melt the tensions away.

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Finish the perfect day with fine dining surrounded by 17th century style at The Park with evening cocktails and canapés.

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Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes is a seasoned writer and an avid surfer with continuously itchy feet and a love of the finer things in life. After traveling through the continent with a touring band, living in Paris, Amsterdam and under the Auroras Borealis, she is now in Bulgaria where she attempts to piece together her first poetry collection.
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