We're saying goodbye to Summer and welcoming Autumn in the best way we know how... a luxurious spa break! Take a look at our 5 top spas to indulge in a little 'me time'...

Autumn, it’s that time of year when crisp orange leaves fill the ground, the season of boots and chunky knit wear, and saying hello to a brand-new year for the children. So, to us it seems like the perfect time to invest in yourself and indulge in a little ‘me time’ before the festive period begins.

Whether you’re in the mood for a weekend-long spa stay, a romantic couple’s getaway, a girly catch-up, an afternoon of pampering, or just an hour’s escape. It’s time to turn your phone off and get those fluffy slippers on, kick-back and relax as we give you an insight into the most relaxing retreats in our region.

Ramside Hall

Ramside Hall has an exceptional reputation as one of the most luxurious spas in the North East – the perfect place to relax and unwind. The breath-taking surroundings as you step out into the Spa Garden is enough to wipe away the stress of day-to-day life.

Forget about your worries and spend your time soaking up the ambience of the spa, lay around the pool and absorb the relaxed environment that surrounds you – having a snooze is recommended.

The purple-toned lighting takes centre stage in this contemporary spa which is decorated with on-trend rattan furniture and complimented with touches of grey and silver finishing’s to give it that luxury, modern feeling.

The warm tones and low lighting of the treatment rooms create a cosy atmosphere. Choose from a variety of spa packages which can be tailored to your needs and desires; all of which include the full use of the facilities including the outdoor heated pool, hydrotherapy pool, 25m swimming pool and four thermal suites and state-of-the-art gym.

A trip to the idyllic spa provides that feel-good blissful feeling that has the power of melting the tensions away.

Visit ramsidespa.co.uk for more information, call 0191 375 3088 or send an email to [email protected]

Matfen Hall

Press pause and take the time to fully relax and unwind at the luxurious Aqua Vitae spa at Matfen Hall. The hall is a tranquil haven of lush greenery and stunning scenery – the perfect place for a bit of downtime. The serene spa situated within a heavenly venue in Northumberland is ideal for a peaceful escape. A warm experience from a true family home is to be expected.

This October presents an offer impossible to refuse; upon arrival you will be greeted with a welcome drink, you will then have the opportunity to take advantage of the idyllic spa facilities between 9am – 5pm, indulge in a one course lunch and enjoy the perfect duo, scalp and sole treatment – soothe away the stress of the week with this bespoke leg, foot, scalp, neck and shoulder ritual. All of this for just £78 per person.

A truly remarkable setting in which to relax and unwind, escaping to Maften Hall offers bright open spaces oozing with natural lighting; which creates the perfect setting to look up at the sky and watch the world go by as you break away from daily life.

Visit matfenhall.com for more information or call 01661 855725.

The Morritt Hotel & Garage Spa

Once an ancient stopping station for travellers making their way between Carlisle and London, The Garage Spa retains many of its original features, making for a rural haven of peace and tranquillity. With both indoor and outdoor facilities, couples’ rooms and relaxation areas; there is something to suit all tastes and requirements to escape from the stress of everyday life.

The rustic retreat offers a relaxing ambience and a variety of luxurious treatments including Germaine de Capuccini facials. And not to mention, it’s got the gentlemen covered too! Their Men’s Half Day package includes four hours in the spa, complete with hot drink on arrival and a 40-minute holistic stress buster or purifying back ritual.

Warm neutral tones and rustic features make up the sumptuous décor of The Garage Spa creating an ideal spot of countryside bliss. Whether you’re seeking a full day of pampering or an hour away from your busy schedule; there is a variety of packages available to cater for everyone within this cosy retreat.

Visit themorritt.co.uk or to make an enquiry call 01833 863100 or email [email protected].

Grand Hotel Gosforth Park

Fitness feels great! There’s no better feeling than escaping for an hour or two and getting your fitness on.

Sometimes you’ve simply just got to sweat it out. Joining the health club at the Grand Hotel Gosforth Park opens up endless feel-good opportunities. Achieve your fitness goals, have a splash in the pool, gain access to flexible member packages, young member discounts, off-peak packages and joint and corporate memberships.

After a good workout take the opportunity to indulge in a little pampering, cool off with a swim or simply switch off as you lay by the pool and take in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Focusing on well-being, the Grand Hotel Gosforth Park is an ideal retreat for those looking to escape and rejuvenate. The best part – you can add this to your daily, weekly or monthly routine.

The refreshing retreat in Newcastle is an ideal escape for those looking to slip away from the busy city.

Call 0191 236 1689 or email [email protected] to arrange a tour and take advantage of these fantastic opportunities. 

Formby Hall

Formby Hall’s spa is a blissful base to switch off and soak away the stress. The bright blue waters act as a centrepiece to the spa. It’s the perfect spot to soak, swim or sit back and take it all in. Lay your head on a comfy lounger and switch off completely with a poolside snooze, or cleanse and purify the body completely with a journey through the spa’s top-class thermal suites.

Not only does a visit here give you that feel-good glow from head to toe, but the look and feel of the place makes the whole experience as stylish as it is serene. It just oozes style and sophistication. Crisp blues and greys make up the décor in the relaxation areas, and the glass-fronted thermal cabins make for an open, airy and refreshing experience. The spa itself is sleek, simple and goes above and beyond to seize the sumptuous spa experience.

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