Here is a round-up of some of the most serene and tranquil spas Fine Individual Hotels has to offer:
Award winning Rudding Park near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, is a privately owned luxury hotel, spa and golf course set in beautiful parkland within easy access to both York and Leeds. In March 2011 the hotel opened its new spa which includes four treatment rooms, a hammam, a steam room, an experience shower and relaxation rooms. The Spa at Rudding Park offers a wide selection of treatments for men and women using three luxurious ranges. The unique and highly prestigious Parisian skincare range by CARITA; handmade UK organic skin and body care products by Spiezia, and the Aromatherapy Associates range, whose body treatments are rich in precious essential oils and active botanical extracts. A one night spa break with dinner, bed and breakfast including a bespoke treatment in the spa starts from £199 per person. To book call 01423 871350 or visit www.fihotels.com
Alternatively, further west in the Yorkshire Dales, guests staying at The Devonshire Fell hotel have free use of all the facilities at the nearby Devonshire Health Barn. Located close to Bolton Abbey and situated immediately opposite the Fell's sister hotel, The Devonshire Arms, the converted historic barn offers a haven of peace and tranquillity with a large range of indoor and outdoor facilities. These include tennis courts and cycling trails as well as an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, cold plunge pool, relaxation lounge, gym and three beauty therapy rooms offering a range of Elemis treatments. For a pampering massage choose the Best Bespoke Body Massage (£55 for 60 minutes) which can be as relaxing or as stimulating as required, depending on personal preference, and uses essential oils that promote a feeling of blissful well being. A stay at The Devonshire Fell in a Garden or Village View room with dinner, bed and breakfast starts from £82.50 per person and includes an allowance of £25 for dinner choosing from the a la carte menu. To book call 01756 729000 or visit www.fihotels.com.
Situated between Darlington and Barnard Castle in the picturesque Teesdale Valley in County Durham Headlam Hall Hotel’s Headlam Spa reflects the beauty of the surrounding countryside through offering a place to relax, exercise and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of water in a comfortable and friendly environment. Facilities include a 15m deck-level pool, outdoor hydrotherapy spa pool, sun terrace, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym, studio and five luxury treatment rooms. A new Thalgo Aromatic Marine Face and Body treatment uses Thalgo’s micronised marine algae with peppermint and essential oils to help relieve tired muscles, remove toxins and soothe skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema (£60 for 90 minutes). A one night spa break costs from £125 per person which includes accommodation in a Spa Deluxe room, a three course dinner, breakfast and a choice of either a 30 minute Aromatherapy Back Massage or a Purity Ritual Facial (available Monday to Thursday night inclusive). To book call 01325 730238 or visit www.fihotels.com.
Lakeside Hotel and Spa is one of the finest four star hotels in the Lake District, situated on the water’s edge of Lake Windermere with breathtaking views of the lake and fells beyond. Its Lakeside Spa is the only AVEDA destination hotel spa in England and offers a comprehensive choice of bodycare and beauty treatments that combine the therapeutic benefits of a spa treatment with Aromatherapy to help balance the mind and body. For example guests can choose a reviving two hour Pure Calm treatment that combines body brushing and exfoliation, followed by a soothing body massage. Alternatively indulge in a variety of deeply relaxing Aveda signature facial treatments. A one nights stay starts from £175 per room, including bed and breakfast based on two sharing. Spa treatments start from £46. To book call 015395 30001 or visit www.fihotels.com.
Lake Country House and Spa is located on the idyllic banks of the River Irfon, in the heart of mid Wales. Its award winning Kingfisher Spa offers a range of spa days and spa breaks where guests can make use of the 15m swimming pool, and an outdoor hot-tub which is set on a balcony overlooking the shoreline. Spa days include the Holistic Journey, where guests can enjoy foot reflexology as well as an Indian head massage. Also available is the special spa day package Chill Out For Men, which includes a remedial back, neck and head massage and a 45 minute men’s facial. A range of spa break packages are also available for one or two nights including the one night Sunday spa retreat which offers a 30 minute salt and oil scrub and complimentary use of the swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and gym. The Holistic Journey and Chill Out For Men spa days are £75 per person (from Monday to Thursday) and £85 per person (from Friday to Sunday). The one night Sunday Spa retreat starts at £185 for a single room and a two day break starts from £205 per room Sunday to Thursday. To book call 01591 620202 or visit www.fihotels.com.
Situated in a beautiful coastal location overlooking a picturesque sandy cove in South Devon, Tides Reach Hotel Salcombe offers an assortment of spa treatment packages for both men and women, located within the hotel’s Leisure Complex. Spa breaks can be tailor made to suit individual preferences with a choice of treatments including massages, facials and full body treatments. For example ‘A Touch of Heaven’ (£80) includes a manicure, pedicure and a facial, all using a subtle blend of exotic oils. Or a series of special Teenage Treats are also available for younger guests to enjoy from £25 per person. A two night stay costs from £276 for a single room and £236 for an Estuary room until 17th September. Prices are per room, per night. To book call 01548 843466 or visit www.fihotels.com
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Fine Individual Hotels was founded in 1994 by Mike Bevans from Linthwaite House Hotel in Windermere, who saw that there was a way that hotels could work together with the simple aim of providing quality accommodation and hospitality. In 2006 it became a company and with Mike Bevans as Chairman he is supported by two Directors, fellow hotelier Clive Wilson and graphic design consultant Ronnie Mullin. .
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