8 Spas To Visit This Autumn

Nicole Wood picks out eight of the best spas in the region and beyond for some much-needed blissful soaking this autumn...
North East Spas

Autumn, it’s that time of year when crisp orange leaves cover the ground, the season of boots and chunky knitwear, and saying hello to a brand-new school 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, or just an hour’s escape, it’s time to turn off your phone and get those fluffy slippers on.


Close to home >>

Ramside Hall

Ramside Hall has an exceptional reputation as one of the most luxurious spas in the North East – renowned as the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The breathtaking 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 complemented with touches of grey and silver finishings 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.



Rockliffe Hall

Fluffy robes and slippers at the ready, it’s time for a pamper-perfect day. Rockliffe Hall’s Spa Garden is a blissful base to relax, unwind and soak away the stress this autumn.

Boasting panoramic views of the estate, as well as indulgent spa facilities to help you drift away, this place oozes style and tranquillity.

From all of the wonderful offers and breaks available here, the ultimate indulgence spa day sounds like the perfect treat. Experience all round VIP treatment from the second you arrive to the moment you leave.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the brand new Nu Sana restaurant on arrival, followed by full use of the spa facilities until 5pm, two hours of treatments, plus your choice of Mind Therapy or a Mud Rasul steam bathing ritual.

During your day you will also receive a delicious lunch in Nu Sana with a celebratory glass of ‘Floreat’, a delicate and delicious sparkling botanic wine.

To top it all off you can enjoy a £50 voucher to spend in the Spa Boutique before you leave, so you
can continue your luxury spa experience at home.



Grantley Hall

Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, there’s no better place to unwind and forget your troubles than at Grantley Hall.

The Three Graces spa evokes a philosophy based on balance – achieving a state of equilibrium which is unique to you, your wellbeing, your state of mind and your body’s needs.

Leave your troubles behind and choose from either the Full Day Three Graces Spa Day or their Twilight Spa experience, all created to leave you feeling calm, relaxed and replenished.

Dreamy treatments and therapies aside, guests can relax next to the 18-metre indoor swimming pool, take a dip in the indoor to outdoor hydrotherapy pool, unwind in the outdoor cedar hot tub or enjoy the thermal experiences including the sauna, steam room and snow room. A tranquil relaxation area is also available with direct access onto the terrace.



Seaham Hall

Relax your mind, body and soul with a trip to Seaham Hall’s Serenity Spa this autumn. Pop on your fluffy robe, press pause and take the time to fully relax and unwind.

Let your worries slip away as you soak up the peace and tranquility from the surrounding environment. The full day spa package here is a real treat. Enjoy access to the award-winning spa facilities from 9am – 5pm, including the outdoor hydro pool
nestled in the beautifully landscaped Spa Garden.

Indulge in a two course lunch from the Pan Asian Ozone Restaurant in the comfort of your spa attire. Reconnect the senses with the choice of a 60m Temple Spa or Ishga Treatment Ritual that will leave you well rested and energised. Bliss.



Rudding Park

There’s never been a better time to escape to Rudding Park. Located in Harrogate, this breathtaking spa facility has an abundance of fabulous packages on offer for you to choose from.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy the extensive range of hydrotherapy and thermal experiences at the Roof Top Spa and Garden or indulge in one of their spa collection offers, relaxation and rejuvenation is guaranteed.

From idyllic decor to blissful treatments and a slice of foodie heaven at the Horto Cafe, here you will truly find peace.



Further afield >>


Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen is a five-red star privately-owned luxury country house hotel, located on the edge of the ancient New Forest National Park in Hampshire and just a few minutes’ walk from the sea.

Featuring an award-winning restaurant, world-class spa and leisure activities, luxurious accommodation and modern meeting facilities, it’s the perfect place to switch off and unwind.

Flooded with natural light and impressive interior design, Chewton Glen offers ample opportunities for comfortable relaxation.

For specific needs and preferences, take advantage of their tailor-made spa day package. Tuck into a nutritious breakfast on arrival, choose from one of many treatments and time options depending on your preference, enjoy full use of the impressive facilities for up to eight hours, treat yourself to a choice of salads from the pool bar and select complimentary refreshments throughout the day.

All of that, plus use of robes, slippers and towels and complimentary sessions in the dance and aerobics studio.



Lodore Falls

Be whisked away to an indulgent escape in the Borrowdale valley.

This idyllic Lake District spa boasting beauty and serenity, is the ideal place to slip away from your busy day-to-day life. The entrance to the spa itself is enough to relax you, but step inside and you will stumble upon paradise.

Within the spa there are five treatment rooms, a four person rasul, champagne and deli bar serving light refreshments, and
a thermal suite consisting of a laconium, aroma steam room, herbal sauna, salt steam room, ice fountain,
drench showers and heated relaxation loungers.

Outside you will find the 16 metre hydro pool with neck jets, underwater loungers and an amazing overflow hot tub feature with spectacular views to Derwentwater and the Catbells Mountain Range.

To complete the outside experience, take a seat in the glass-fronted Finnish sauna and finish with an open-air cold drench
bucket and hot shower for a full water and heat experience.

Set aside the gorgeous views and impressive facilities and treat yourself to one of the many luxurious spa treatments on offer here – all of which have been carefully selected using Elemis and La Sultane De Saba to deliver high end experiences and rituals.



Armathwaite Hall

This hidden gem nestled within 400 acres of deer park and woodland, bordered by the calming waters of Bassenthwaite Lake and framed by the dramatic Skiddaw Mountain and Lake District Fells, Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa is a base for true

If you’re looking to get away and indulge in a little ‘me time’ then a trip to this divine retreat is a must. Set over two floors, the
timeless, yet contemporary spa at Armathwaite Hall is simply stunning and comes packed with an array of outstanding facilities including an infinity edge pool, outdoor hot tub with gorgeous views, ten beautifully appointed treatment rooms, plus tropical showers, an aroma room and tons more.

There’s so much more to enjoy and discover here.


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