7 Best Spas in the Cotswolds(Last Updated On: January 30, 2019)
Escape to the country, switch off from the world and relax…
Although February is the shortest month of the year, for most it feels like the longest. When everyone is feeling a little under the weather and run-down, investing a weekend in the art of wellness and relaxation at one of the best spas in the Cotswolds could be exactly what you need! Ideally located under 2 hours from both Birmingham and London by car or train, the Cotswolds is the perfect weekend destination for a long-weekend (or even a short one!)
As well as beautiful countryside, rich history and fabulous food, the Cotswolds is home to some of the most exquisite and luxurious spas around. From cutting-edge treatments and magnificent surroundings, to invigorating classes and revived ancient traditions, there’s an experience to suit everybody. We’ve even done all the hard work for you by putting together a list of our top spas in the Cotswolds! So, sit back, see what catches your eye, and prepare to feel recharged and rejuvenated in order to embrace the year ahead…
Renowned UK-wide amongst spa aficionados, this ultra-luxury spa at the wonderful Dormy House Hotel offers award-winning relaxation in a spectacular setting. Only 5 minutes from lovely Chipping Campden, here you can indulge in some serious R&R courtesy of the spa’s serene pool, terrace hot tub, Scandi-style thermal suite and programme of luxurious therapies for the face, body and mind. Non-guests of the hotel need to book a day spa pass to access, but we promise you it’s well worth it.
Handily located in the heart of Chipping Campden High Street and open to residents and non-residents alike, Cotswold House Spa is the ideal spot to unwind with some serious R&R. With seven treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, aromatic steam room, relaxation room and programme of therapeutic and holistic therapies, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to pampering.
A nourishing space for self-reflection, understanding and rejuvenation. Bamford Haybarn Spa places a strong emphasis on the connection and relationship between the physical and spiritual, as well as the human connection with nature. Yoga, pilates and meditation classes, workshops hosted by visiting therapists, facials, massage treatments and consultations provide exceptional holistic care for the mind, body and spirit – helping you nurture your inner peace.
Calcot Spa is the quintessential Cotswold destination when it comes to spa days. Surrounded by beautiful woodland and soothing Cotswold stone, Calcot is a haven for peace and tranquillity. With 7 treatment rooms, 16m indoor pool, sauna, steam room and beautiful outdoor hot tub with open fire (to name but a few of their facilities!) this spa is fully equipped for rest and relaxation. There is also a fantastic variety of treatments, from spa days and evening packages, to massages or beauty and body treatments – you can tailor your visit to perfectly suit you.
Tucked away from the main house through the beautiful manicured gardens hides Barnsley Spa and its glorious outdoor heated hydrotherapy pool. Boasting a host of spa treatments and aromatherapy, this delightful boutique spa is partnered by Elemis, winner of Best British Brand 2015. With a herbaceous sauna and personally controlled music, this is a spa to sooth the senses.
Cowley Manor’s C-side spa offers a striking glass-fronted building set within 55 acres of parkland, woods and meadows just outside of Cheltenham. The 19m slate-lined indoor swimming pool and 15m outdoor heated swimming pool have a unique modern ambience as well as boasting spectacular woodland views. Cowley Manor also use their very own custom range of bath, body and skincare products, Green & Spring, which are made using natural resources from Cowley Manor and the surrounding countryside. This crisp, clean and contemporary environment is quite literally a breath of fresh air and makes for the perfect spa break.
Last but by no means least is The Cowshed at infamous Soho Farmhouse. An offshoot of the globally revered Soho House private members club chain, Soho Farmhouse has been welcoming the rich and famous into the Cotswolds since it opened its glittering gates in 2015. The Cowshed, Soho Farmhouse’s indulgent spa, is the ultimate destination for luxurious pampering. Featuring the Boathouse indoor pool, steam room and sauna, Cowshed Relax, Farmhouse Parlour and state of the art gym and classes, this is the place to head to if you’re looking for a country spa with a distinctly cosmopolitan feel.