The best spas for relaxation
Written by Georgie Hill
Following eight weeks of school holiday fun, it’s no surprise that ‘me time’ is beginning to feel like a distant and well overdue dream. With the workweek looming and autumn soon to rear its frosty head, we think that there is still time to grab your own summer thrill. To help ease you into some well-deserved R&R, we have put together a list of what we think are some of East Anglia’s most luxurious hotels and tranquil spas.
Whether you are in need of a romantic weekend for two, or a ‘treat yourself’ girls getaway, these spas will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the back to work September season. With well-being and inner tranquility a top priority of ours, we have selected spas located in some of the most tranquil and picturesque areas of the country.
Unearth your inner zen and experience true serenity this September at one of our favourite East Anglian spas:
High St, Lavenham, Sudbury CO10 9QA
At Weavers’ House Spa the art of relaxation is secret to none. Situated in the heart of rural Suffolk at The Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa, the Tudor architecture is rich with heritage and rustic charm. With six luxurious treatment rooms, Weavers’ House Spa is perfectly designed to ensure absolute relaxation, tranquility and rejuvenation. A dreamscape far from reality, this stylish 15th century Hotel and Spa is the perfect combination of history and contemporary luxury, making it the ideal place to unwind after a busy and chaotic week.
Visit http://theswanatlavenham.co.uk/ to book your hotel stay and spa break.
Thompsons Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ
Serenity and the City! This inner city Hotel and Spa is a haven of tranquillity amongst the hustle and bustle of Cambridge life. Looking for adventure: explore the shopping, sight-seeing and nightlife that the historic city of Cambridge has to offer. Looking to relax: offering a wide range of treatments, including massages, facials and body treatments, the Elemis Spa will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. With stunning views across the River Cam and Cambridge city centre, The Varsity Hotel & Spa is the perfect destination for weekend goers looking for a vibrant and relaxing city break.
Visit http://www.thevarsityhotel.co.uk to book your hotel stay and spa break.
Great Bealings, Woodbridge IP13 6NU
Surrounded by splendid gardens, a serene lake and 34 acres of enchanting woodland, Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa is the perfect backdrop for a rustic romantic getaway. Leave behind the smoke and stress of the city and unwind at this historic and luxurious family owned Tudor Hotel. Rich in history and heritage, this fairy tale setting offers an all round luxurious experience with its beautifully refurbished spa, 2 AA rosette restaurant and neighbouring golf course at Seckford Golf Centre.
Visit http://www.seckford.co.uk/ to book your hotel stay and spa break.
Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HN
Prepare to be pampered at this luxurious country house hotel. This beautiful 19th Century modernised hotel has 12 uniquely designed bedrooms each named after a famous poet, an award-winning restaurant and unrivalled views of the stunning Constable’s Countryside and the Dedham Vale. Whether you’ve been out exploring the Essex countryside or playing a game of tennis at the hotel, finish off the day with a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot tub or a swim in the heated outdoor swimming pool. Peaceful, quiet and relaxed, The Treatment Rooms spa at Maison Talbooth is the perfect sanctuary and escape from the chaotic week. Make an occasion of it and unwind with a friend or partner in one of the twinned treatment rooms.
Visit https://www.milsomhotels.com/maison-talbooth/ to book your hotel stay and spa break.
Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop’s Stortford CM22 7AS
Take a breather from the rhythm of your everyday life with a trip to Eden Spa, situated at Down Hall, one of England’s most luxurious country house hotels. Surrounded by 110 acres of woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens, Down Hall is the perfect place to relax your mind, body and soul and is conveniently located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop’s Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex border. At Eden Spa, you can enjoy a range of specialist treatments from ESPA as well as nailcare products by Jessica, one of the world’s leading brands of nail polish. Whether you are looking to rest, rejuvenate, or relax, Eden Spa is the place for you.
Visit www.edenspadownhall.co.uk to book your hotel stay and spa break.
The Green, Burnham Market, King’s Lynn PE31 8HD
Push the boat out and breathe in some cleansing sea air with a trip to the coast this September. Located in the charming village of Burnham Market, The Hoste is only a couple of miles from the stunning Norfolk coastline, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The Hoste Beauty Spa offers a tranquil sanctuary with a private garden complete with a six-seater hot tub and comfortable sun loungers, a manicure and pedicure bar, hair dressing facilities and ‘side by side’ treatment rooms. Using only the finest skin care products by ESPA and Gatineau, The Hoste is the perfect place for a much-needed relaxing spa break. The pampering experience doesn’t end there. Enjoy a premium movie experience at The Hoste’s luxurious private cinema with a personal waiter on hand to indulge all your requests.
Visit http://www.thehoste.com to book your hotel stay and spa break.
Yarmouth Road, Woodbridge IP12 1QW
Take time out this week and escape from the stress of everyday life at the Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa. Set in the heart of the picturesque Suffolk Countryside, near the pretty market town of Woodbridge, this luxurious hotel provides a peaceful environment to relax and rejuvenate. Featuring the latest thermal spa facilities, including a series of heating and cooling experiences such as a large hydro-pool, aroma steam room, mineral grotto, and soft sauna, this spa is all about pampering. What’s more, at Ufford Park there’s no need to feel guilty about indulging in your ‘me time’. The hotel’s challenging 18-hole golf course, which plays host to prestigious events such as the Sky televised PGA EuroPro Tour, is sure to keep your partner entertained!
Visit http://www.uffordpark.co.uk/ to book your hotel stay and spa break.