Autumn is the perfect time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and escape to a relaxing spa or retreat. From the luxurious Spa Garden at Grantley Hall to the exclusive Kate Moss Spa treatments at The Lakes by Yoo, there are plenty of options to choose from. Let us guide you to the best destinations for a tranquil and rejuvenating experience.
Kate Moss Spa Treatments, The Cotswolds
She has already launched her own beauty and wellness brand, so it was only going to be a matter of time before the model Kate Moss delved into the spa sphere. The Dawn and Dusk ritual treatments under her Cosmoss brand are available exclusively at the new spa at The Lakes by Yoo Cotswolds estate, with its high-end self-catering options. Both include a massage and facial, but Dawn features a body brush to kick-start the metabolism and mood, while Dusk’s massage is carried out on an infrared mat to promote sleep. The spa has a 17m indoor pool, a sauna and steam room.
Treatments cost £250 for 120 minutes; thelakesbyyoo.com
Rejuvenate at The Coniston
Try a three Rs retreat from 2 to 5 October at the 1,400-acre Coniston Estate’s Nàdarra Spa, overlooking the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Rs in question are rejuvenate, rebalance and reset. The four-day programme includes walks through rugged scenery, wild swimming, and yoga, along with talks on nutrition and sleep, a spa treatment, and a singing workshop.
Three nights from £1,650; theconistonhotel.com
Scottish Snow Shower, Glasgow
Snow showers may be pretty common in Scotland, but this one is set within the refurbished spa at the Kimpton Blythswood Square in Glasgow. It features as part of four different thermal journeys through health-boosting hot and cold experiences. A variety of therapies are on offer, ranging from seaweed bathing to sound treatments.
Isles Spa Day package includes a 55-minute treatment of your choice and a 2 hour thermal experience (with snow shower), priced £170 per person; kimptonblythswoodsquare.com
Menopause Retreat at Bedruthan, Cornwall
Going mad with the menopause? Then take a look at this four-day retreat, from 12 to 16 November. Designed to be uplifting, supporting and educational, it includes belly dancing, yoga and meditation, as well as group hypnotherapy. A maximum of 10 places are available on the programme, held at this spa hotel overlooking a beautiful beach.
The price of £1,350 includes full-board accommodation; bedruthan.com
Spa Garden at Grantley Hall, Yorkshire
Our Nordic neighbours have known the benefits of toasting themselves in a sauna before plunging into icy water for years. You can follow suit at Grantley Hall’s new Nordic spa garden, which has a glass-wall sauna and two ice baths.
Complimentary for hotel guests; grantleyhall.co.uk
Bike and Board Activity Break
Go mountain biking on the South Downs followed by paddleboarding on the south coast on a two- or three-night activity retreat from 13 to 15 October, designed to get you out into nature when you stay at the Beachcroft Hotel. Guests learn the basics of each sport, including paddling and positioning on the water and types of turns. On the trails, climbing, descending and braking are among the techniques covered. There’s also sea swimming, paddleboard Pilates and breathwork, along with plenty of time to enjoy the sea view from this lovely hotel.
Two nights from £525 with meals and activities; beachcroft-hotel.co.uk
Words | Jane Knight