1. Aquarias at Whatley Manor
As well as being a beautiful space, with fabulous food, Aquarias spa at Whatley Manor has launched a new spa break with exclusive use of the hot tub, plus a glass of bubbly to add to the experience. And, you can feel extra good vibes knowing that Whatley Manor have genuinely impressive eco credentials.
2. Aqua Sana, Longleat
At the newly refurbed Aqua Sana Longleat ‘spa in the forest’, as well as enjoying the wide range of varied spa experiences, you and your spa buddies can hire the Hideaway for exclusive use. This relaxing private space includes lounging and dining areas as well as a dedicated space for mini treatments, plus you get to use the extensive spa facilities too.
3. Gainsborough Town House
The upmarket Gainsborough Hotel in Bath is another gem offering exclusive spa access – in this case to guests staying at its Townhouse property. Residents can bathe in total privacy in Bath’s historic Cross Bath, an intimate, open-air pool supplied by natural thermal waters.
4. The Scarlet
The Scarlet Spa in Cornwall is another special option for some Private Spa time. We recently tried out their Rasul – a steamy private room where you and a friend or partner get to mud-up and steam off, emerging with babysoft skin. The Scarlet also offers exclusive ‘tub time’ where you can kick back and relax with essential oils in their huge copper bath – perfect for some mindful me time.
5. The Gilpin
The beautiful Gilpin in the Lake District is another rural spa hotel that does private spa-ing perfectly – if you’re looking for a real treat. With self-contained spa suites and the option to follow their private ‘spa trail’ you and your spa buddy of choice can enjoy hours or spa fun without seeing another soul.
6. Nàdarra Spa
If you’re keen to dip your toe in the water of the copper tub trend, a great place to try it is at the new Nàdarra Spa on the Coniston Hotel Estate in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. With a pair of al fresco tubs in their own spa garden, overlooking the hotel’s very own lake, you can pick your soak of choice – from Yorkshire tea or mineral-rich seaweed (don’t worry, we have it on good authority that you won’t emerge looking like a certain former US president if you choose the former). There’s also an exclusive hire option for the whole of Nàdarra Spa, which is perfect for a private group spa experience.
7. Middleton Lodge
Middleton Lodge in Richmond on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, is another fabulous choice for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. Sitting in the heart of a 200-acre rural estate, it’s pretty much impossible not to slow down, relax, and feel the restorative benefit of connecting with the natural environment. Middleton Lodge’s aptly named Forest Spa has a heated outdoor pool, a panoramic sauna overlooking the estate, a steam room, an icy plunge pool and a calming relaxation space. There’s also an outdoor hot tub and six treatment rooms in cosy wooden huts. Two of the huts have their own private bathing facilities with tin bath tubs and cosy wood burners, making it another great choice for anyone looking for a private spa experience.
8. Guerlain Spa at Raffles London The OWO
After a comprehensive eight year renovation, London’s Old War Office (The OWO) has been transformed into an ultra-luxe Raffles Hotel, with a fabulous Guerlain spa to match. As well as having a stunning pool space with a 20 metre pool, it also offers top-end private spa experiences in its single and double VIP treatment suites which have their own private showers, changing rooms and standalone bathtubs.