The 5 Most Relaxing Spa Breaks in the Cotswolds

The perfect setting for a luxurious dip at the Lucknam Park Hotel
The perfect setting for a luxurious dip at the Lucknam Park Hotel | Courtesy of Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa / Expedia
Sarah Dawson

Combining luxurious accommodation, gourmet dining and faultless service, you’ll find some of the best spa hotels in the UK hidden in the Cotswold countryside. With pampering treatments and scented steam rooms; indoor infinity pools and outdoor hot tubs, these spa hotels have everything you need to unwind and indulge.

1. Dormy House Hotel and Spa

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Room at Dormy Hotel with rustic decor, white-painted walls and wooden flooring, and white and light-blue furnishings
© Dormy House
Dormy House has countryside chic nailed – think cosy log fires, hidden snugs and stylish farmhouse-esque decor. With its welcoming rooms and delicious food, it makes the perfect Cotswold getaway. The House Spa has a sleek, Scandi-style interior, offering instant relaxation and top-class pampering in the coolest of settings. Explore the lavender sauna, salt-infused steam room and infinity pool, before relaxing in the Champagne Nail Bar and indulging in some heavenly Temple Spa treatments.

2. Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa

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Courtesy of Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa / Expedia
Everything about Lucknam Park, from its elegant rooms to the Michelin-star restaurant, screams five-star luxury – and the on-site spa is no exception. Set within Lucknam’s 202ha (500-acre) parkland estate, the spa blends in perfectly with its surroundings. With five thermal cabins, a saltwater plunge pool, experience showers, indoor and outdoor pools and state-of-the-art treatment rooms, it’s the place to head for a weekend of unapologetic me time.

3. Calcot and Spa

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Hot Tub | Courtesy of Calcot Spa
Courtesy of Calcot and Spa
Set in 98ha (220 acres) of gorgeous Cotswold meadowland, Calcot is an elegant country house hotel that offers ultimate relaxation. The spacious on-site spa boasts treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool and a showstopper of an outdoor hot tub, surrounded by lavender and overlooking an open wood fire. The service here is impeccable, and the therapists are fantastic at recommending treatments to suit you. For an hour of pure indulgence, book yourself in for an Elemis BIOTEC facial. You won’t regret it.

4. Barnsley House

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Courtesy of Barnsley House / Expedia
For the warmest welcome and relaxing stay, head to Barnsley House. A mini-break here feels like a weekend away at your own country pile – albeit one with 18 luxurious rooms, a private cinema and incredible spa. This secluded, peaceful hideaway is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Take your pick from an extensive treatment menu, chill out in the outdoor heated hydrotherapy pool, try the herbaceous sauna or just relax in the soft-lit lounge, under the fluffiest blankets imaginable.

5. Cotswold House Hotel and Spa

Boutique Hotel

Courtesy of Cotswold House Hotel and Spa / Expedia

Hidden away in the picturesque town of Chipping Campden, this award-winning establishment provides a range of spa-break packages designed for the ultimate indulgence. Stay one night and choose either the Sparkling Break or Deluxe Spa Break – the former offers a 30-minute spa treatment and the latter, a full hour – or go all out with a two-night stay with the Two Night Spa Retreat package. All three include a bottle of prosecco on arrival and a three-course meal at one of the in-house eateries, Fig or Bistro on the Square.

Josh Taylor contributed additional reporting to this article.

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