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Take some time out to rest and recharge on a relaxing wellbeing break

Luxury retreat: Horwood House Hotel, Buckinghamshire

Nestled deep in rural Buckinghamshire, Horwood House Hotel has everything you need for a weekend of pampering and relaxation. The luxury H-spa is a tranquil spot to indulge in a treatment or two. There are a large array on offer, which as well as traditional massages and facials also includes 25-minute express treatments. The full-body massage is wonderful, while the heated bed is also a winner.

Other facilities include a 15m pool, steam room, sauna, and daybeds to chill out on. If you’re feeling more active, the gym is well equipped. Or, if it’s fresh air you’re after, you’ll enjoy strolling round the beautifully landscaped grounds.

The food is excellent. Lunch and evening meals are available at Harry’s Bar & Kitchen, which has a lovely 
laid-back atmosphere, or you can enjoy the popular afternoon tea.

Double rooms from £179pp for an overnight stay. Book online at

Eco treat: Titanic Spa, Yorkshire

Fancy a spa with huge eco credentials? Then the Titanic Spa in West Yorkshire is for you. This destination spa places equal emphasis on the wellbeing of both its guest and the environment. Set against the majestic hills of the Pennines, the beautifully restored 20th century textile mill offers a state-of-the-art spa and apartment-style accommodation.

Enjoy some relaxation in the Titanic Heat & Ice experience or indulge in a private mud chamber (great for the skin) before finishing the day in the outdoor hot tub! This year, the spa launches its new treatment menu with sustainable Italian beauty brand Comfort Zone. Each treatment is created with botanicals sourced from a picturesque village in Parma.

Spa days from £99;  Breaks from £179pp a night. Book at

Outdoor wellbeing: The Spa at Manor House, Cheshire

If you’re looking for something a little different, then a trip to The Manor House Hotel spa is a must. Situated in a pretty countryside location, this fab spa offers both indoor and outdoor wellness experiences, making the most of natural light and fresh air. Hang out – literally – in the pool area’s hanging day beds, before enjoying a beverage at the swim-up pool bar.

Enjoy an herbal sauna in the Potting Shed, or a freshwater plunge bath and bucket shower in between sampling some of the relaxing treatments. Using Tribe517 products, all made with natural ingredients, they are perfect for a refining facial or therapeutic massage. Tuck into dinner at The Stables Bar and Grill before an overnight stay in one of the hotel rooms.

The Spring Time Remedy package, from £170pp, includes spa use, a treatment, afternoon tea or mezze, a mocktail, and a spa gift. Book online at

Wellness retreat: Preidlhof, Italy

Looking for something a little more in-depth? Why not splash out and head to Preidlhof, a luxury wellness resort set in the stunning South Tyrol region of Italy? With a reputation as a holistic, preventative, and medical health retreat for adults, it offers programmes such as Wellness, Energy & Healing and Weight Loss, ensuring there’s something for everyone. The hotel boasts a six-floor sauna tower, ten swimming pools and whirlpools, and a world-class spa. The resort is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and has a yoga pavilion, where you can restore your energy in the great outdoors. Plus, there’s an award-winning restaurant on site that serves Mediterranean food, all of which is locally sourced. And if you fancy exploring, then the Stelvio National Park, the oldest natural park in Italy, is on the doorstep.

Health & Fitness Travel offers a four-night wellness package, including transfers and full board, from £1,857pp. Book online at

Stunning location: Buxton Crescent Ensana Health Spa Hotel, Peak District

If you want to enjoy the best of a beautiful spa and Georgian design, then the Buxton Crescent Hotel in Derbyshire ticks all the boxes.

Dating back to 1789, the period features, Georgian symmetry, columns and crescents surround a beautiful spa with multiple pools, including an indoor-outdoor rooftop pool, thermal pool, and scenic Victorian baths. Enjoy an array of treatments then relax in a salt cave, brave an ice fountain, sweat it out in bio-thermal saunas or wallow in C02 mineral baths. There are exclusive treatments on offer, including a Therapeutic Thermal Mud Pack or the Signature Wave Balance on the Water Couch – a cocooning massage on a warm waterbed. The landscape surrounding the spa is amazing, great for exploring before an overnight stay in one of the beautiful styled rooms.

Double rooms start from £180pn, including breakfast, and use of spa facilities. Visit

Words: Zoe Bishop

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