8 Wellness Weekends To Book Now
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Best For Luxury Surroundings:
Whether you’re looking for a health kick, a weekend of relaxation or the opportunity to connect with nature, Lime Wood will leave you feeling like a new person. Inspired by its forest surroundings, treatments at the Herb House Spa take a holistic approach to wellbeing, incorporating products from botanical British brands – think Bamford and Sarah Chapman. The Perfectly Pampered Spa Day is the ideal winter treat, incorporating two hour-long treatments, lunch in Raw & Cured and drinks throughout the day. For a full-body reset, book in for Lime Wood’s new day retreats, which start with a healthy breakfast followed by a gentle forest run, strength-focused classes and a massage. With a restaurant headed up by Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder and recently renovated bedrooms, Lime Wood ticks all the boxes when it comes to a country escape.
THE DETAILS: Spas days start from £360 per person and rooms from £405 per night.
Best For Proximity To London:
With a relaxed and discreet atmosphere, the spa at Coworth Park is ideal for those looking for a restful weekend away. Located within 240 acres of Berkshire parkland, The Spa at Coworth Park provides a contemporary eco-luxury setting in which to enjoy results-driven treatments. Enjoy relaxation and rejuvenation with anti-ageing treatments like the Timexpert SRNS facial, which includes a yoga-inspired massage to aid lymphatic drainage, and the Face and Back Ritual, a soothing treatment designed to improve wellbeing and enhance mental and physical energy. Book in for a spa day, which includes use of the facilities from 9am to 6pm and enjoy the rest of the hotel come evening. Coworth Park has it all – luxury countryside charm with sleek finishes and ancient woodland – all less than an hour from central London.
THE DETAILS: Personalised Spa Days, which include a treatment from a selected list and a two-course lunch, start from £285.
Best For Getting Active:
If you’ve made a resolution to get fit but don’t fancy a full-on bootcamp, Hotel Endsleigh’s long weekend of yoga and gentle PT classes designed for beginners will get you on your way. Situated on the border between Devon and Cornwall in the Tamar Valley, Hotel Endsleigh is set in 100 acres of beautiful woodland. Tara Lee, one of the UK’s leading yoga teachers and nutritionists, will be holding daily yoga classes to leave you feeling stronger, more mindful and bursting with vitality, while short sessions with leading PT Caroline Idiens will sculpt lean muscle and improve mood. Food will be provided by the hotel’s head chef, Tom Ewings – expect nutritionally rich, seasonal menus – and there’s plenty of spare time for spa treatments and walks in the grounds.
THE DETAILS: 6th-10th February, from £1129 per person, based on two guests sharing a double room, with both taking part in the retreat.
Best For A Bespoke Itinerary:
If you’re after something a little more bespoke, Unique Homestays – a curated collection of luxury homes to rent across the UK – has recently joined forces with Down To Flow to offer guests staying in a select handful of its properties private yoga and PT classes as well as high-end spa treatments. Ideal for those looking to do things on their own terms either with family or a group of friends, it doesn’t get better than the Cotswolds-based Gulliver’s Hall, a stunning farmhouse with its own impressive spa that rivals some of the best spa hotels in the UK. Nestled within a private walled garden, the spa features a sauna, steam room, hot tub and heated pool. Also check out Verte in Devon, whose garden is made for PT sessions, and Roserai in Waldron, East Sussex, where yoga sessions are bookable in the rose garden.
THE DETAILS: Gulliver’s Hall sleeps up to 21 guests, from £5,995 per short break, with Down To Flow services at an additional cost.
Best For Supporting Hormones:
Part of the Relais & Châteaux group, Chewton Glen is as luxurious as they come, and its spa is no exception. The state-of-the-art facilities include aromatherapy saunas, crystal steam rooms, cold drench showers and four different pools. Whatever stage of your menopause journey you’re in, the OTO Balance & Restore Spa Day has been designed to bring the body back into balance. As well as full use of the facilities for up to eight hours, a nutritious breakfast on arrival and a light lunch at the Pool Bar, a 90-minute body ritual is at the heart of the offering. Using calming CBD body oils, the treatment incorporates a stomach massage to release emotional heaviness, sound healing to calm the nervous system and crystals to aid healing. Guests will also leave with a full-size OTO product of their choice to either aid sleep or encourage mental clarity.
THE DETAILS: A one-night stay, including breakfast, full spa use and a 90-minute OTO ritual costs £580; other rooms and packages on request.
Best For A January Reset:
Tucked away in the Surrey Hills, Beaverbrook feels a million miles away yet is just an hour from central London and ten minutes south of the M25. The stunning Coach House Spa – designed by world-renowned artist Brian Clarke – is where the magic happens. Taking place until the spring, the spa’s Winter Health Reset is made for those looking to support energy levels, immunity and resilience. The experience starts with a private consultation with resident naturopath Camilla Dos Santos where she’ll offer tailored nutritional guidance before a breathwork session and a hyperbaric oxygen therapy session, proven to help defend the body against viruses. To reap the benefits, book in for an overnight stay and head back to the spa the following morning to use the facilities.
THE DETAILS: The Winter Health Reset is taking place from now until the end of March. Prices start from £275pp for a full day.
Best For Stunning Views:
If you’re looking for a further-flung adventure, Wilderness Scotland has you covered. A women-only retreat in the Inner Hebrides, you’ll partake in enriching, immersive activities such as wild swimming, hiking along soaring sea cliffs, private yoga sessions and foraging for seaweed and shellfish for a fire-cooked lunch. With only eight women per trip, you can expect one-to-one expertise and a supportive environment, while the strong focus on mindfulness will help you reconnect with nature and fully reset. You’ll need a reasonable level of fitness to join – while the walking is at a comfortable pace, hikes are typically 8-10km and some may involve ascents up to 1,500m. In the evenings, you’ll unwind and recharge at a beautiful lodge with character, excellent cuisine and breath-taking views.
THE DETAILS: From £1,395pp sharing, including four nights’ accommodation and all meals, guiding and transfers. Departing 12th and 26th February, 12th and 26th March.
Best For Stress & Sleep:
Careys Manor’s Ultimate SenSleep retreat is the perfect antidote to the January blues. Ideal for unwinding after the festive season and helping calm frazzled nerves, the overnight package includes full access to SenSpa’s extensive health club and facilities. Start in the hydrotherapy pool to release muscular tension before heading to the ice room to kickstart blood flow and endorphins as well as reduce inflammation to aid sleep quality. You’ll also experience a 45-minute Ayurvedic head massage that focuses on your energy pathways to release serotonin, a hormone that promotes feelings of wellbeing. Come evening, retreat to one of the hotel’s sumptuous bedrooms for a bedtime sleep ritual with a bespoke Sleep Gift Box, featuring products from the spa, breathwork cards and other treats.
THE DETAILS: The Ultimate SenSleep retreat is priced from £547 based on two adults sharing a room, including a one-night stay.
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