Now when you think of the South Downs most people automatically think of long walks, White Cliffs and lovely little towns, however another reason to visit has to be the great array of Spa Hotels!! So next time your thinking of a weekend away why not give one of these a try? You could just head there and spend the weekend relaxing and unwinding or you could tie it in with a nice long walk and head back after for a pampering session and get the best of both worlds!
How about visiting one of the three HS Hotels around the South Downs, Bailiffscourt, The Spread Eagle or Ockenden Manor. Each of them offers a hotel, restaurant and spa. Each hotel is unique and bathed in history and luxury. Now back to the spas themselves you will find different things in each of them from Heated in and outdoor pools, relaxation spaces, an Isopod, walk-through rainforest, spa gardens and Fitness rooms. Treatments are also available so you can really go all out pamper!! Book either an overnight stay or maybe just a day session, lots of options are available on their websites. https://www.hshotels.co.uk/
If you’re in the Midhurst area maybe you’d like to try out The Park House Hotel. This Hotel also has rooms for overnight stays, restaurant and Spa facilities like a mother-of-pearl indoor swimming pool, heated outdoor pool, treatment and relation rooms. You can even make use of their personal trainer, play tennis, croquet and bowls. Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten your towels either as they offer complimentary towels and robes!! https://parkhousehotel.com/
You will also be able to find a group of hotels called Exclusive Collection these have 4 hotels in total with two of them having gorgeous spas within. Pennyhill Park and South Lodge. Some of the things you will find in these spas are; indoor pools, hydrotherapy pool, wild swimming pool, thermal suite, treatment rooms, hot tubs. They also have beauty and nail bars. (see each website for which things are at which spa) Each site has its own restaurant and hotel available as well
Sitting in the historical city of Winchester is the Winchester Hotel and Spa, give yourself a pamper and indulge in some of their relaxing holistic and beauty therapies. You will also find a relation pool, poolside lounging, hot tub, Swedish sauna and aromatic steam room!!
The Old Thorns is a lovely spa and hotel, it even has apartments and Eco Pods on site if you’re looking for a slightly different type of stay to the typical hotel. Focusing on health and wellness the spa has a wealth of therapeutic treatments as well as relaxation loungers, Sauna and steam rooms, Indoor pool, and sub-tropical spa! This hotel also hosts a wide range of restaurant, bars and coffee spots!!
Now if that isn’t enough to chose from there are other spas in and around the South Downs, these are just a few from the selection I’ve chosen to write about. If you know of any hidden gems or any spa hotels you think must get a mention please send us a message, I may write up a part 2 just to give you even more stunning places to stay, relax and unwind!!