The best spa hotels in the Cotswolds

best spa hotels cotswolds

by Emily Gilbert |
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Whether it's to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just because, if you're looking to visit a top-notch spa hotel in the UK, why not consider one of the best spa hotels in Cotswolds? From charming Tudor-style manors to contemporary country estates, the Cotswolds offers an array of spa retreats that will not only relax you but are also part of one of the 46 areas of outstanding natural beauty.

With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to select the best spa hotel in the Cotswolds, so we've pulled together the cream of the crop to help you decide.

Editor's choice:

Best spa hotel in the Cotswolds overall: Calcot Manor & Spa
Best spa hotel in the Cotswolds for nature: Thyme
Best spa hotel in the Cotswolds for foodies: Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa

Best spa hotels in the Cotswolds

1. Calcot Manor & Spa

Located near Tetbury, Calcot Manor is a luxurious spa hotel nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside. The hotel offers elegantly designed rooms and suites, each with a unique charm and modern amenities. Calcot spa is a haven of relaxation, with a range of treatments, indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna, a steam room, and a well-equipped gym. There are two dining options to choose from including The Brasserie, a fine dining restaurant serving locally sourced dishes and the more casual The Hive. The tranquil surroundings, lush gardens, and exceptional spa facilities make it a perfect retreat for those seeking both rejuvenation and sophistication.

2. Barnsley House

Situated in Cirencester, Barnsley House is a quintessential English country spa hotel with a focus on relaxation and wellbeing. The hotel's spa offers a variety of treatments, including massages and facials, using natural and organic products. The beautifully landscaped gardens provide a serene backdrop for guests to unwind and take leisurely strolls. The rooms and suites feature a blend of contemporary comfort and traditional charm.

3. Cowley Manor

Nestled near Cheltenham, Cowley Manor is a contemporary spa hotel set within 55 acres of parkland, meadows, and lakes. Inspired by the natural springs and lake found at Cowley Manor, the hotel's C-Side spa boasts a range of treatments designed to restore and rejuvenate, along with a heated indoor and outdoor pool, a relaxation area, and a modern gym. The rooms and suites are stylishly designed, offering comfort and luxury. Cowley Manor's impressive architecture, tranquil surroundings, and focus on relaxation make it a perfect destination for those seeking a modern and sophisticated spa experience.

4. Dormy House Hotel & Spa

Set in the charming village of Broadway, Dormy House Hotel & Spa offers a luxurious yet cosy atmosphere for a relaxing getaway. The hotel's spa, known as the House Spa, features a range of treatments, a 16m indoor infinity pool, a thermal suite with a salt steam room and lavender sauna, and an outdoor hot tub. The rooms and suites provide a comfortable and contemporary ambience, with modern amenities and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

5. Ellenborough Park

Found in Cheltenham, Ellenborough Park is a historic spa hotel that seamlessly blends period features with modern luxury. The spa at Ellenborough Park offers a wide array of treatments, including holistic therapies and tailored massages. The hotel's elegantly appointed rooms and suites capture the essence of the Cotswolds while providing modern comforts. With its stunning architecture, beautiful grounds, and high-end spa facilities, Ellenborough Park offers a refined retreat for those seeking a blend of history and relaxation.

6. Thyme

Located in Southrop, Thyme is an idyllic country retreat that offers a rustic and charming spa experience. The Meadow Spa at Thyme features a range of treatments using natural and botanical ingredients, as well as a heated outdoor pool, a steam room, and a relaxation room. The accommodations, spread across a collection of historic buildings, are designed with a blend of vintage and contemporary aesthetics, creating a warm and inviting ambience. Thyme's emphasis on farm-to-table dining, organic treatments, and picturesque surroundings makes it a unique and rejuvenating escape for those looking to connect with nature.

7. The Lygon Arms

Situated in the picturesque village of Broadway, The Lygon Arms is a historic hotel with a modern spa nestled within its charming premises. The hotel's spa features an indoor pool, a steam room, a sauna, and a range of treatments inspired by the surrounding Cotswolds landscape. The rooms and suites offer a mix of traditional elegance and contemporary comfort, providing a cosy sanctuary for guests. With its historic character, central location for exploring, and spa facilities, The Lygon Arms offers a quintessential Cotswolds experience.

8. Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Near Bath, Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa is a luxurious country estate that offers a soothing spa experience amid elegant surroundings. The spa features a variety of treatments, a hydrotherapy pool, dry flotation treatment room, and a well-equipped fitness suite. The accommodations range from stylish rooms to lavish suites, each designed with unique features and English furnishings.

9. Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa

Found in Malmesbury, Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa is a charming hotel known for its exceptional spa and gastronomic experiences. The Aquarias Spa offers treatments such as the Gaia Bespoke Massage and Gaiyoga Lifting Facial and there's also an indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool and thermal cabins. The 23 rooms and suites combine elegance with modern comforts, each one unique. Make sure to book in at the Michelin-starred The Dining Room for a sophisticated dining experience.

10. Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

Situated in Chipping Campden, Cotswold House Hotel & Spa offers a tranquil and intimate spa experience in a picturesque setting. The spa features a hydrotherapy pool, a steam room, a relaxation area, and a variety of treatments. The accommodations are designed with a blend of traditional charm and modern comfort, providing a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Cotswold House's central location, personalised service, and serene spa facilities make it a perfect choice for a peaceful escape.

11. The Greenway Hotel & Spa

The Greenway Hotel & Spa is a charming Tudor-style manor surrounded by beautiful gardens you'll love to wander around. The Elan Spa at The Greenway offers a wide variety of treatments, an indoor pool, a sauna, a steam room, and a relaxation room. The accommodations blend classic charm with modern amenities and comfy beds.

12. Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa

Currently closed for renovation, Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa is a country house hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold with panoramic views of the Cotswolds. The spa features treatments, an indoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room. The rooms and suites combine traditional elegance and contemporary comfort, creating a cosy and relaxing space. Wyck Hill's elevated position, picturesque landscapes, and spa amenities make it an ideal escape if you're seeking tranquillity.

13. The Kings Head Hotel

Located in the heart of Cirencester, The Kings Head Hotel is a boutique hotel with a modern spa experience. The spa offers treatments with ELEMIS products, an indoor pool, a steam room, and a relaxation area. The rooms and suites combine contemporary design with comfort, providing a stylish and welcoming atmosphere.

14. Charingworth Manor

Situated near Chipping Campden, Charingworth Manor is a historic hotel with stunning countryside views. The spa offers treatments and facilities including a heated 12-meter kidney-shaped swimming pool, steam room, a sauna, and an outdoor hot tub. The rooms and suites are stocked with comfortable beds, duvets and luxury bathrooms.

15. Minster Mill

Found in Minster Lovell, Minster Mill is a charming hotel set within 65 acres of gardens and grounds. We recommend booking a feature room as each has a private terrace area complete with log burner or fire pit (plus marshmallows to toast!). The Garden Spa has an indoor pool, rock sauna and aroma steam room and there are a range of treatments to choose from.

16. Tewkesbury Park

Tewkesbury Park is a country retreat at the edge of the Cotswolds that encourages relaxation. There are a number of different comfy rooms to choose from including dog-friendly options so you can bring your furry friend along. There's a health club for fitness fans while the spa features a range of treatments, a heated indoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room.

17. De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Home to nature reserves with plenty of wildlife to explore, De Vere Cotswold Water Park offers a gorgeous retreat from the outside world. Rooms come in the form of family apartments available with one or two bedrooms complete with a handy kitchenette including a cooker, microwave and dishwasher. Spa6 has a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, sauna and more.

18. Statton House Hotel

This family-owned hotel is on the outskirts of the market town of Cirencester. There are 43 elegant rooms to choose from that are full of character and will ensure a great night's sleep. Stop by the Spa in the Garden and enjoy the sauna, steam room, experience showers, jacuzzi and more.

Features & Reviews Editor Emily Gilberthas been a journalist since 2016 and has worked across a variety of specialist and lifestyle brands both in print and online. Specialising in travel content and product reviews, Emily is the first to know about all the exciting new releases, her favourite being gadgets for the home.


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