bamford spa

As the dark nights and bitter frosts of winter set in, you certainly won’t find us embracing the great outdoors. Tapping into our primal instinct to hibernate, we’ve rounded up the UK’s best winter spas, where you can retreat for a warming massage and a cleansing tea.

This article was taken from volume 17 of SUITCASE Magazine, available to order here

Bamford Haybarn Spa

Located next to the Daylesford Farmshop, Bamford Haybarn Spa offers sensual, botanically inspired treatments to soothe the mind, body and spirit. Spa-goers can select from a wide range of holistic therapies carried out by knowledgeable staff. Grab a farm-fresh lunch on site to complete an afternoon focused on your wellbeing.

  • +44 1308 731 703
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  • Daylesford
    NR Kingham
    GL56 OYG

Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa

Fight off the winter slump at the Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa in its Reformer Room, where one-to-one sessions are available with personal trainers. Later, repair with a restorative Haslauer reflective sunlight therapy, or a permanent contour, which includes an aromatic herbal steam massage. The spa offers sand polishing and amethyst wraps as well.

  • +44 1225 740 570
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  • Colerne
    SN14 8AZ

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Step into the UK’s only spa that uses the famous waters of Bath in its exclusive aquatic beauty treatments. Try being gently moved through the restorative thermal waters by a therapist as part of a 45-minute “freedom” body therapy. Alternatively, hit reset with full-body treatments utilising healing elements such as ginger and magnesium.

Barnsley House

Escape to a relaxing hideaway in the Cotswolds at Barnsley House’s spa hotel. Situated among peacefully secluded gardens, guests can unwind in a heated hydrotherapy pool, a perfect foil for the winter cold. Try the spa’s signature treatment, which combines a full-body massage with an anti-ageing facial and scalp massage.

  • +44 1285 740 900
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  • Barnsley
    GL7 5EE


Restore yourself in the luxurious setting of the Agua spa in Soho’s Sanderson Hotel. Relax and enjoy the spa’s cloud-like aesthetic on a meditation bed. The indulgent treatments here include the Natura Bissé diamond multi-sensorial experience, a facial perfect for winter skin damage. Afterwards, why not try the hotel’s Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea for quirky food and a fun atmosphere.

  • +44 20 7300 1400
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  • Sanderson Hotel
    50 Berners St
    W1T 3NG

The Herb House

Unwind surrounded by nature at Lime Wood Hotel’s spa, The Herb House, which is arranged over three floors. The spa, with its forest-like atmosphere, focuses on natural products, relaxation and restoration. Revive your body while enjoying a wintry woodland view from its massive sauna, or detox with an all-natural scrub.

  • +44 23 8028 6999
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  • Lime Wood Hotel
    Beaulieu Road
    SO43 7FZ

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