Chewton Glen’s spa centres around a colonnaded 17m pool, surrounded by comfy loungers. There’s also a generous hydrotherapy pool with 6 bubbly hydro stations. Outside, there’s another decent-sized pool, with its own bar, more loungers and an inviting hot tub.
The changing room has a sauna and a steam room in and there’s a steam room pool-side too. Robes are fluffy, hairdryers are Dyson and showers are stocked with upmarket Noble Isle products.
Treatments, spa days and wellness packages are available to residents and spa day guests alike. And there’s a stair climber to help anyone with mobility issues reach the upper two. floors of the spa.
Chewton Glen has ten treatment rooms and offers a variety of quality treatments, ranging from benefit-driven facials by Natura Bissé and Oskia, to the sleep-inducing Sweet Dreams and the intriguing Quiro Golf face and body treatment, incorporating golf balls.
The treatment menu also includes the decadent couples’ ‘Treat for Two’, the fabulous ayurvedic ‘Body Recovery’ treatment, which is tailored to how you feel on the day, and other complementary therapies like reflexology and reiki.
Chewton Glen now has its own product range, developed with spa product experts Oskia. They also offer Jessica manicures and pedicures, specific junior spa treatments for teens, and all therapists are cancer care trained in association with Amethyst Trust.
wining & dining
The Dining Room maximises taste, while keeping food miles to a minimum, with its celebrated fine dining offering focusing on creative seasonal fare.
The Kitchen, Chewton’s second eatery, has a much more relaxed, informal vibe and offers a fresh, seasonal menu incorporating plenty of fish and shellfish alongside ingredients from Chewton’s own kitchen garden, plus homemade pizzas.
The hotel also has its own cookery school where ‘alumni’ and popular TV chef James Martin shares his silky skills. For drinks, the deep red velvety bar harks back to a by-gone era and is the perfect place to indulge in a little escapism with a classic cocktail or two.
why so spavellous?
There’s no getting away from the fact that a visit to Chewton glen isn’t cheap. If you’re lucky enough to be staying in one of the treehouses, why not really push the boat out and get a Treetop Tranquillity massage on your terrace – because you can.
Chewton Glen is family-friendly – children, or ‘little VIPs’, are actively welcomed rather than tolerated, so it’s worth familiarising yourself with family swim times – an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon last time we visited.
It’s also great for active spa-goers – as well as being a lovely walk to the beach, Chewton also has indoor and outdoor tennis court and a 9-hole golf course
‘I felt like royalty in the spotlessly clean spa – random staff even knew my name’
‘Possibly the biggest and best hydro pool in the UK’