Five Spas a Stone's Throw from the Sea
by Julie Vuong (February 2013)
The sea, the sea… the fresh air, sound of soft breaking waves and horizons stretching out as far as the eye can see are simple pleasures so often wrapped up in the spa dream. The joy of being near the coast is a sentiment not lost on the many spas in Britain who are lapping up their location and delivering an unforgettable sensory experience where the beach is in easy reach. Not only that, some waterside spas bring the elements of the sea indoors, using seaweed, sea salts, mineral-rich muds and fresh sea water therapy (thalassotherapy) to their advantage, while others simply serve up the real deal on their doorstep, providing a storm of a spa experience with the beauty of the natural waters a small splash away.
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The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate, Pentewan Road, Tregorrick, St Austell
There are myriad spots to spa along the dreamy south Cornish coast but at The Clearing Spa at The Cornwall, near the charming harbour of Mevagissey and scenic coastal paths towards Charlestown, you’ll find extra helpings of luxury. Take to the tranquil treatment rooms, where there’s single and double beds for social side-by-side downtime, and indulge in a lavish choice of sweet-smelling Aromatherapy Associates face and body therapies. For a real taste of the sea dip your toes into the spa’s signature treatments such as the Seashells and Salt Scrubs, using a combination of lavender and frankincense to cleanse and hot lava shells to massage your aches and strains away. Men aren’t left off the menu thanks to The Refinery’s specially designed grooming rituals including the Active Man’s Tonic, allowing your body and mind to switch off. A trip to The Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without a long soak in the infinity pool; with panoramic views of the beautiful 43-acre estate it’s a feast for your senses. The Cornwall Hotel & Spa is offering a free night when booking a two-night stay; it’s also offering 20% off all spa treatments. Just quote Britain’s Finest when booking.
Dart Marina Hotel, Dart Marina, Sandquay Road, Dartmouth
You are spoilt for choice at Dart Marina; with the River Dart on your doorstep and the glorious Devon coast a short hop and a skip away, it’s the ultimate setting for a salubrious spa break. Decked out beautifully with contemporary finishes, soft inviting loungers and a wet area with a spa pool just begging to be jumped into, this haven is an all-out expression of hands-on healing from British beauty expert Elemis. Slow down and savour this atmospheric waterside destination where top to toe wellbeing is promised in the form of targeted skincare and soul soothing massages. And for something extra special bring a loved one or friend and share a private and deluxe double suite. Dart Marina is offering Britain’s Finest users a special offer of three treatments for £69.
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa
Part of an historic country estate within striking distance of the ancient New Forest and the breezy fresh sea air of the south coast, Chewton Glen revels in its enviable location. This luxury Hampshire house lays claim to one of Britain’s most loved spas, whose indoor pool in particular with its classical bathing design featuring Roman style pillars and dome, woos stressed-out guests from far and wide. The addition of deluxe organic brand ila puts Chewton Glen on the pampering map, offering a set of sumptuous therapies and facials designed by renowned celebrity facialist Linda Meredith that uses only premium oils and ingredients sourced with care. Explore the maze of thermal rooms such as the aromatherapy sauna and wet areas, or take to the outdoors and slip into the heated outdoor spa bath for some serious time-out.
Situated on the bonnie banks of the west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Eriska is like a fairytale come true. This prestigious hotel spa delivers on all fronts: blissful isolation on a private island (located to the Scottish mainland by a charmingly worn-out bridge), historic country estate and natural scenery to die for. But it’s the spectacular Espa Spa that’s now taken centre stage, bringing a sense of escapism and heavenly hands-on therapy to discerning guests. Experience the range of marine marvels, from the Restorative Mud Envelopment for the body to the aromatic Salt and Oil scrub – all delivered by the celebrated techniques and formulations of British brand Espa. Afterwards take to the old stables, now transformed into a relaxing pool and Jacuzzi area, and soak off your aches, pains and troubles.
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