Candles, towels and aromatherapy oils set up for a spa treatment

Best Cottages for Spa Breaks

If you love to feel pampered on your holidays, these cottages for spa breaks are sure to tempt you. Each one comes with access to spa facilities, the option to pre-book treatments, or special spa-like features that make it worthy of a mention.

From a beachside sauna in Gower with beautiful sea views to exclusive use of a luxury spa with an indoor swimming pool in the Lake District, some incredible spa experiences await you.

Read on for inspiration and if you need more information about how to book your spa break, contact our Guest Services team.

Hot Tub

Discounted spa treatments and spa centre access


Stable Barn, Piglet’s Hideaway, (both sleep 2), The Carriage House (sleeps 6) and The Blended Barn (sleeps 8) in the Cotswolds are located in the historic hamlet and private estate of Walton. These luxurious barn conversions are surrounded by beautiful countryside and are perfect cottages for a spa break.

A stay at these properties comes with the opportunity to take up the offer of unlimited one-day fitness passes at an exclusive 50% discount, including use of the indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and fully equipped gym, at nearby Walton Hall, a 16th-century country mansion, just a 10-minute stroll away. Plus, to indulge further, you are entitled to 20% discount on Spa Day Packages and treatments.

Meanwhile, if you stay at Stable Barn you will also have a private terrace and a wood-fired hot tub to relax in, ideal for a romantic evening for two.

The swimming pool at Honister Cottage, Lake District

Exclusive use of the spa

Lake District

Imagine having the run of a spa complex all to yourselves. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? At our featured properties The Shippon Cottage, Twitchers Cottage, Shepherd’s View (all sleep 2), The Old Grain Store and Kirkstone (both sleeping 4), you will find out exactly what that’s like.

These boutique-style cottages for spa breaks, set on a five-star cottage complex in three acres of private gardens in a quiet corner of the Lake District, offer exclusive use of the on-site spa and 16-metre swimming pool. All you have to do is pre-book a time slot for your cottage and you will experience the indulgence of enjoying these facilities in total privacy.

For an extra cost, spa treatments including aromatherapy and sports massages can also be booked for a complete spa escape.

Barrel sauna on the beach at Oxwich Bay with the sun setting over the sea

Sauna with sea views


Our featured properties Ty Alice, Ty Megan, Ty Florence, Ty Gwawr and Ty Seren are set within private grounds with views towards Gower’s Oxwich Bay, that is just a 5-minute walk away. They are beautiful places to stay whether you’re travelling with friends or family, and the attention to detail is impeccable.

You’d be forgiven for thinking the setting couldn’t get any better. However, for a unique way to watch the waves go by, book Ty Sawna. This luxurious wood-fired barrel sauna is set up on the beach to take in the very best of the sea views as you relax.

Once your skin is feeling soft and purified, how about a spa treatment? Reflexology, aromatherapy massages and facials can all be pre-arranged to enjoy back at Ty Alice, Ty Megan, Ty Florence, Ty Gwawr and Ty Seren.

Indoor pool

Luxury estate with spa and pools


Escape for a spa break in the Devon countryside, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as the South Hams. Harberton Cottage, Tigley Cottage (sleep 4), Buckfast Cottage, Dart Cottage, Dartington Cottage (sleep 6), Serenity Retreat and Fern House (sleep 8) and Georgian House (sleeps 13) are all part of a luxury cottage estate in a small hamlet between the towns of Totnes and Dartmouth.

The setting is very tranquil and there are shared leisure facilities to enjoy. Take a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool, where there’s an adult only swim time each morning. There’s also a sauna and a steam room. Or, head outside for a splash about in the heated outdoor swimming (open from the end of May to mid-September), a soak in the hot tub or to relax on the sun deck.

In addition, beauty treatments and massage therapies can be pre-arranged for you to enjoy in the comfort of your cottage.

Best Cottages for Spa Breaks

Pampering beside the lake


Our featured properties Lakeside Manor and The Reserve (both sleep 10), Alder Grand Suite (sleeps 6) and Barn Owl Cabin (sleeps 4) are all part of a private estate that’s home to an architect-designed spa. The spa comprises a shared 17-metre heated indoor swimming pool, treatment rooms, steam room, sauna and gym. With a beautiful setting within lush grounds and with lake views, it is the perfect place to allow your mind to drift as your body is soothed.

Indulge in everything from bespoke facials and massages to reflexology and tailored beauty treatments. Meanwhile, the gym offers Matrix equipment and a kinesis wall, plus free weights and TRX gear. You can also join an exercise class such as boxercise or book a personal training session.

If you’re travelling with family or friends, Lakeside Manor is ideal as it comes with a private outdoor swimming pool and hot tub too.

Swim, spa and relax


Our Anthology Cottages collection comprises stunning 1 to 5-bedroom abodes on a historic country estate in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. All cottages are beautifully decorated in a country-chic style and share superb on-site leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a spa and a gym.

Head to the indoor, heated swimming pool for a refreshing dip and afterwards, relax on a poolside lounger. Or, on a warm day, head outside to the Italian-style garden and sun terrace to catch some rays or sip a cooling drink. If you wish to make a day of it, why not book a massage or facial? The treatment rooms here are calming spaces where magical scents and soothing music will have you in a state of bliss in no time.

When it’s time to head back to your cottage, enjoy a gentle stroll through the gorgeous estate gardens, that is sure to help you continue to feel at peace.

Wallow in your spa-style bathroom


Upper Tumble Cottage (sleeps 6) is a stunning cottage located in a picturesque part of Powys, where you can unwind and simply allow rural life to unfold before you. The surroundings are peaceful and breathtaking. Enjoy panoramic views of the Shropshire Hills and Welsh mountains from your terrace and the hot tub. Bliss!

However, the spa-style bathroom at this property is a real treat. Spend some time in the therapeutic Himalayan salt sauna, then shower off and wallow away in the bath tub to complete your mini spa experience.

In addition, spa treatments can be arranged with a holistic therapist to enjoy in the comfort of the cottage, so you won’t have to move a muscle.


Relax amidst nature


Powk Meadow Farmhouse (sleeps 4) is a character cottage set on a working farm in Herefordshire and is surrounded by acres of peaceful farmland. It’s an idyllic place to simply get away from life’s stresses and relax amidst nature. The house backs onto an orchard where apples are grown for a local cider producer, while there are lots of wildflowers and wildlife on the farm from bees and butterflies to owls and deer.

The dark skies also make it a perfect place for stargazing and there is no better place to do so than the wood-fired hot tub, fed with water from the farm’s spring – perfect for unwinding after a gentle walk in the beautiful grounds. The delightful garden also features a luxury sauna cabin which has a glass front and offers dreamy views over the apple orchard, plus there’s a hot/cold outdoor shower.

What’s more, pamper packages are available to pre-book, so we bet you’ll leave feeling totally recharged.

The hot tub at Douglas Retreat, Scotland

A wellness retreat with friends

Dalkeith, near Edinburgh

Douglas Retreat is a stunning, renovated country house that’s perfect for a group of friends looking for somewhere extra special for the right balance of relaxation and merriment. It enjoys a tranquil location in 3.5 acres of beautiful gardens in the delightful town of Dalkeith, yet is only about 20 minutes from all the action of Edinburgh.

One of the most impressive wow factors of this historic house is the opulent outdoor terrace with swim spa that measures 3m x 4m and seats up to six adults. Not simply just a hot tub, the swim spa also features a strong current for when you wish to try resistance exercises. It’s also a fantastic, peaceful spot for private Pilates lessons and these can be booked in advance.

What’s more, the terrace catches the evening sun, making it a superb spot to unwind on the outdoor sofa and enjoy pre- or post-dinner drinks together.

Ready to book your cottage for a spa break?

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