Tuesday 28 January 2020

12 of the best luxury spa breaks in Gloucestershire

If you're looking for a lavish getaway or want to soak away the day in one of the county's most exclusive pools, find 12 of the best luxury spa breaks in Gloucestershire.

Book the ultimate spa break with SoGlos’s selection of 12 of the best luxury spa breaks in Gloucestershire.


About the sponsor – Cowley Manor


Set in rolling countryside and featuring 31 stylish bedrooms as well as a beautiful spa, Cowley Manor combines period features and modern luxurious finishes.

With its C-Side Spa winning multiple awards, Cowley Manor also offers guests and Gloucestershire locals a fine dining restaurant that’s family friendly too.

For more information about Cowley Manor, visit, cowleymanor.com.


1. Cowley Manor


Guests at Cowley Manor are just a few miles from Cheltenham but with rolling Cotswold countryside and a spa that rivals some of the best across the country, Cowley Manor is the ultimate choice for a luxury spa break.

Opt for one of the 31 styled bedrooms and head to the C-Side Spa for a soak in the insta-worthy indoor pool, or stretch out on one of the loungers by the outdoor pool.


2. The Lygon Arms


Cotswold retreat, The Lygon Arms is home to an award-winning spa, its own wine bar, grill restaurant and an array of indulgent yet cosy rooms. Offering rooms and suites each decorated in a unique style that effortlessly blends countryside with cool, The Lygon Arms in Broadway is the ideal destination for a romantic weekend away.

Guests to the spa can enjoy a range of treatments, use of the sauna, steam room, gym and heated pool with a retractable roof for sunnier days.


3. Calcot Manor


A peaceful and idyllic retreat near to Tetbury, Calcot and Spa is the epitome of a Cotswold bolthole. Offering a range of spa breaks, with regular special offers, guests can take a dip in the 16-metre indoor pool, before bubbling the day away in the outdoor hot tub.

Calcot also benefits from a sauna, steam room and relaxation lounge, alongside rooms offering a vast programme of treatments, and cosy bedrooms for a relaxing break away.


4. Ellenborough Park


Gloucestershire’s only five-star hotel offers a range of deluxe spa breaks, designed to allow guests to completely switch off in the venue’s sublime spa, with an extensive range of treatments available.

Choose from a number of spa packages, many of which include afternoon tea, dinner in Ellenborough’s fine dining restaurant and a wonderful night’s sleep in one of many comfortable, classically styled rooms.


5. The Kings Head Cirencester


This small but stunning spa is located in a subterranean vaulted cellar, offering a relaxing experience in a unique Cotswold location.

Enjoy special spa break offers, where guests can stay the night in one of The Kings Head Hotel’s classic rooms, dine in the divine restaurant, enjoy a full English breakfast the following morning, alongside a treatment and access to the thermal suite – containing a hot tub, infra-red sauna, steam room and experience shower.


6. Dormy House


Dormy House in Broadway is home to the House Spa. Featuring a Scandi-style thermal suite, an outdoor hot tub on the terrace and an eclectic range of relaxing therapies, this award-winning spa offers a range of spa breaks that’ll leave guests feeling utterly refreshed.

Alternatively, guests can stay at nearby Foxhill Manor, and still take full advantage of Dormy House’s luxurious spa.


7. The Elan Spa at The Greenway


The luxurious Elan Spa at Gloucestershire’s Greenway Hotel, is a secluded oasis. Close to Cheltenham and Gloucestershire the venue is ideal for those seeking a Cotswold escape without straying too far from the bustle of the city.

With a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, al fresco hot tub and samarium on site, there are plenty of places to relax before snuggling into comfortable bed inside the 16th century country manor house.


8. Barnsley House


Featuring an outdoor hydrotherapy pool that’s tucked in a tranquil location close to Cirencester, Barnsley House is home to the luxurious Barnsley Spa.

Benefitting from a sauna, steam room and a vast range of spa treatments, a trip to the modern and inviting spa can be teamed with an overnight stay in one of Barnsley House’s romantic rooms and suites for an indulgent Cotswold escape.


9. Whatley Manor


Just over the border in Malmesbury, Whatley Manor is a five-star Cotswold manor house retreat with a luxurious spa… it even has its own cinema!

Guests can dine in Grey’s Brasserie, before spending the afternoon recharging in the Aquarias Spa which benefits from an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pool, thermal cabins, salt scrub showers, tepidarium with heated stone recliners, spa lounge and spa garden.


10. Tewkesbury Park


Tewkesbury Park Hotel has recently undergone a £10 million renovation, creating an indulgent and independent Cotswold haven that’s located close to Tewkesbury town centre.

The venue benefits from a health suite comprising of a pool, steam room, outdoor hot tub and Swedish outdoor sauna, with a number of luxury treatments also available. Those lucky enough to stay on a Sunday can also enjoy the buffet-style Sunday Brunch in the venue’s Mint Restaurant – it’s not to be missed!


11. Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa


Hatherley Manor Hotel in Gloucester is home to a stunning, modern spa that was opened in 2018. With facilities including a pool, a hot tub with water cannons, tepidarium, sauna, steam room, heated loungers and experience showers, the venue is well equipped for a luxurious spa break.

Connected to the spa are a range of ‘spa bedrooms’ with views overlooking the spa garden – ideal for those celebrating a special occasion.


12. Thyme


With an outdoor hot tub that draws water from its own subterranean Cotswold spring, Thyme is a Cotswold estate which benefits from indulgent and luxe bedrooms, a cookery school, a pub and of course, a spa.

The Meadow spa offers a tranquil escape with an outdoor hot tub and pool, and a full range of calming treatments.


For more information about Cowley Manor, visit, cowleymanor.com.

© SoGlos
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