Mother’s day is fast approaching – Sunday 31 March (!!) – so if you’re looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation we’ve got just the ticket. Well, it’s not really a ticket – but rather a voucher for a day spa – the perfect treat for hard-working mums! So whether you’re based in the capital or further afield in the UK we have picked our favourite spas that will ensure your mother has a memorable and utterly relaxing mother’s day experience to remember.
1. C A L C O T M A N O R & S P A
Calcot Manor and spa is surrounded by the idyllic tumbling hills of the Cotswolds. Renowned as one of the most luxurious spa hotels in the Cotswolds it has 35 bedrooms and suites of all shapes and sizes all within 200 acres of meadowland.
The Calcot spa is situated in a quiet corner of the grounds not far from the main house and has an indoor pool, secluded lavender lined courtyard, hot tub with nearby log fire, gym and multiple treatment rooms for you to enjoy a relaxing massage and slowly unwind. This little patch of heaven is quiet, calm and inviting which is simply perfect for busy mums looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
2. C O W L E Y M A N O R & C-S I D E S P A
Based on the Villa Boghese in Rome and echoing the architecture of Chatsworth house the 30 bedroom manor and award winning spa is set in 55 acres of Grade II listed gardens which are a haven of tranquility in their own right.
The multi award winning C-Side spa at Cowley Manor is set in a post-modern building carved into the grounds and is available for use to guests at the hotel. The spa features a heated indoor and outdoor pool, steam room, sauna, gym, relaxation room and treatment rooms. Green & Spring (made from natural resources, including spring waters and herbs found in the grounds at Cowley Manor) the signature range by Jessica Frankopan is exclusively in C-Side spa treatments.
3. L U C K N A M P A R K
With a history dating back as far as 1199 Lucknam Park is just minutes from Bath in the heart of the English countryside. An effortlessly elegant retreat, Lucknam Park has everything a mother could wish for; from the individually styled luxurious rooms and suites to the Michelin starred restaurant Hywel Jones, 500 acres of stunning parkland (that can be explored on horseback no less), a cookery school and most importantly the ESPA – the spa.
Offering an extensive range of well being treatments to indulge in the ESPA also has a 20 metre swimming pool, indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pool, outdoor salt water plunge pool (for guests and booked spa treatments), a social lounge and mixology bar, thermal cabins, Ice bar, gym, tennis courts, and all day restaurant called The Brasserie. It’s safe to say there is something for every mother at Lucknam Park.
4. L I M E W O O D – H E R B H O U S E S P A
Inspired by its forest surroundings Herb House Spa at Lime Wood is the ideal place to escape from the hectic world and completely relax. Designed over three levels and dedicated to natural well-being, Herb House has a sizeable sauna and indoor hydro pool with serene forest views, a mud house, indoor steaming hot pool and eight treatment rooms.
The rooftop however is just as tempting for mothers who love to workout with a state of the art gym and 16 metre ozone treated indoor lap pool with glass doors that overlook the tranquil rooftop herb garden. After a morning of relaxation and restoration we recommend sampling a smoothie from Raw & Cured made with herbs from the rooftop garden.
5. T H E M A N D A R I N O R I E N T A L
Last but certainly not least is the absolutely incredible Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park. The recently renovated and iconic luxury hotel and spa in the city that offers everything from traditional Chinese medicine to anti-ageing Nescens facials and Bastien Gonzalez famed Pedi:Mani:Cures.
The spa encourages guests to arrive at least 45 minutes before booked appointments to enjoy the heat and water facilities – for example, you can try the very cool 17 metre pool or amethyst crystal steam room which is guaranteed relaxtion.
Images: Lucknam Park, Amy Murrell Cowley Manor, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Limewood, Calcot & Spa.