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Posted by Danielle Harvey on 21 September 2020
For many who tie the knot, the honeymoon can be as important as the wedding, as a chance to escape as a couple and revel in newlywed bliss. While being whisked away abroad is feeling a little out of reach at the moment, Spabreaks.com, the UK's leading spa bookings agency, has put together some of their top mini-break spa experiences which allow couples a private indulgent escape for some much-needed celebrating and alone time. Perfect for special celebrations, several top picks come from Spabreaks.com exceptional Elysium Collection. An exclusive, hand-selected portfolio of the best spas across the UK, The Elysium Collection collates carefully curated spa experiences designed to highlight the best each destination has to offer.
Whether it's swimming side by side in a stunning infinity pool, clinking glasses of champagne over dinner or reconnecting with a renewing mud rasul together, Spabreaks.com has something for all couples - newlywed, engaged, or years-long partners looking to get away.
Pennyhill Park, Muddy Spa Break
Treat each other to a rejuvenating mud rasul experience with the Muddy Spa Break at PennyHill Park. Nestled within 123 acres of grounds complete with topiary, decorative ponds and waterfalls, Pennyhill Park is the perfect secluded luxury escape. Each room in the Tudor manor house dating back to 1609 is individually styled, while food also plays a central focus with the formal Michelin-starred The Latimer restaurant, along with the more relaxed two AA rosette Brasserie. Couples can cosy up with one night's bed and breakfast in a Traditional room, making full use of the spa facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub and relaxation room, before heading to a private temple for an introduction to a 60-minute rasul experience, before being left to enjoy. Start by applying the mask to the face and neck, before adding a hair mask and body scrub before applying the rich body mud all over. Then, sit back and relax in the Rasul chamber, finishing with a warm tropical shower to cleanse before applying a nourishing body lotion. Guests can also make use of a £42 allocation towards dinner in the Brassiere restaurant. From £227 per person (minimum of two) with robe, towel and flip flops provided. Full use of the spa facilities from 3pm day of arrival until 2pm day of departure.
The Spa at Carden, Bollinger Experience
Fans of Champagne will love clinking glasses of bubbles at the Spa at Carden with their Bollinger experience. Including an overnight stay in a Carden Luxury Suite, couples can sip a glass of Bollinger champagne on arrival in the spa and get cosy in their very own Bollinger robe and flip flops to keep. With full access to the adult-only spa, explore the spa garden outside before heading inside for a dip in the sunken hot tub, a lap of the indoor pool or simply stop and take note in the relaxation room. Couples can also choose two 50-minute treatments each from the spa treatment menu, enjoying treats like a soothing massage or enriching skin treatment. After a relaxing day in the spa, head for a delicious dinner in Redmond's restaurant, before retiring for the night in in the Carden Luxury Suite and being enveloped by the king-sized bed with starlit ceiling, freshen up in the walk-in shower or pop on a film and enjoy the fully stocked mini-bar with complimentary chocolates. For a truly memorable experience, couples take home a bottle of Bollinger with matching glasses. From £440 per person (minimum of two).
South Lodge, Spa Overnight Escape
Find rest and recuperation with the Spa Overnight Escape at South Lodge. This exquisite hotel has so much to offer in the way of beauty, service and activities, however The Spa at South Lodge is a destination in its own right. Designed with sustainability in mind, the spa lets the outdoors in as much as possible, with spectacular South Downs views from many vantage points including the indoor pool and 14 nature-themed treatment rooms. Outside, the luxury continues, with an infinity edge pool, natural wild pool and hydrotherapy pool. Couples can switch off from the outside world and enjoy one night's bed and breakfast in a cosy room, with full use of the spa facilities and an indulgent 60-minute treatment from a choice of The Spa Body Scrub, The Spa Infused Wrap, The Spa Best of Both, The Spa Bamboo Massage, Jessica Deluxe Manicure, Jessica Deluxe Pedicure or a personal training session. After a relaxing afternoon in the spa and grounds, couples can head to either the Camelia or Botanica restaurants with a £42 allowance towards dinner. From £269.50 per person, with full use of the spa facilities excluding thermal zones. Robe, towel and slippers provided.
Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall, Two Night Winter Warming Spa Break
Enjoy a two-night stay at the luxurious Boringdon Hall, the hotel and Gaia Spa offering the perfect combination of contemporary wellbeing and historic hotel accommodation. A very much adult escape, the hotel is achingly romantic, while the modern spa is an experience that's perfect for sharing with friends, partners or for keeping all to yourself. Part of Spabreaks.com's luxury Elysium Collection, the spa is set over three floors, with a swimming pool, hydro pool, an outdoor hot tub and little huts outside for shelter on sunny days, while inside there are floor to ceiling windows offering views out over the grounds. The Winter Warming Spa Break includes two nights in a Stable room with in-room continental breakfast for those who can't quite pull themselves away from the plush beds, or full breakfast in the Mayflower or Spatisserie restaurants. Guests can then enjoy full use of the spa facilities, before unwinding with a soothing 60-minute treatment from a choice of Restorative Treatment, Poultice Ritual, Deep Relaxation, Mother Gaia or Gaia Jade Facial. Finish off with a delectable afternoon tea and a walk around the grounds to complete the experience. From £220 per person, minimum of two. Robe, towel and slippers provided.
Hoar Cross Hall, Simply Two Night Escape
Slip away for a serene two days enjoying each other's company with the Simply Two Night Escape at Hoar Cross Hall. Surround by 50 acres of grounds and gardens in the Staffordshire countryside, the Elizabethan manor hotel is a luxurious retreat. The state of the art spa features award-winning facilities, including a 26-metre saltwater vitality pool, plunge pool and 'slumber lounge'. Couples can enjoy two night's bed and breakfast in a Country double room, along with lunch on the second day and day of departure. Throw in a three-course a la carte dinner on both nights, full use of the spa facilities including exercise and relaxation classes, and top of the stay with plenty of outdoor activities including cycling, archery and tennis for the ultimate invigorating, refreshing trip for two. From £305 per person (minimum of two). Robe and towel provided. Full use of spa facilities from 2pm on day of arrival until 2pm on day of departure.
Eden Hall Day Spa, Simply Spa Day
If an overnight break isn't possible right now, there's plenty of rejuvenating day spa options at Spbreaks.com, like Eden Hall Day Spa. Opt for their Simply Spa Day for a relaxing day enjoying a tasty three-course lunch and full use of the spa facilities. Take a dip in the swimming pool, catch up while bubbling away in the outdoor hot tub or find zen in the relaxation room. From £85 per person with arrival at 9am, departure at 6pm. Robe and towel provided.
For more information or to book any of these Spas visit www.spabreaks.com or call 0800 043 6600.