Your essential guide to the best spa days in the South West
Escape the everyday on your next luxury break
If you’re feeling the need for some rest and rejuvenation after a busy festive period, there’s nothing quite like a blissful day at the spa to feel your worries melt away. Indulge in some top-to-toe pampering, take a dip in the hydrotherapy pool or treat yourself to afternoon tea with friends at one of our favourite spas in the South West. With a collection of exquisite treatments and top-of-the-range facilities from the heart of Devon to the far reaches of the Cornish coast, these fantastic spas will have you feeling relaxed in no time.
The Scarlet in Cornwall
With lantern-lit treatment rooms and expansive views over Mawgan Porth Beach, lose yourself in complete tranquillity at The Scarlet Spa. Featuring a decadent collection of treatments focussing on holistic wellbeing – from seaweed soaks to rich mineral mud massages – this gorgeous north coast gem promises to nourish your mind, body and soul.
Cocoon yourself in a suspended pod in the Relaxation Room or watch the waves crash against the rocks from the sea view hot tub with a glass of champagne in hand. Enjoying an outdoor barrel sauna, copper tub and reed pool, as well as a meditation room and couple’s suite, The Scarlet combines rest and relaxation with incredible Cornish surroundings.
Sharing The Scarlet’s enviable position on the Mawgan Porth headland, wander back to Sand Dunes to bask in the luxury of one of Cornwall’s most prestigious homes, or bubble away in complete seaside bliss in Trevenek’s glorious sea view hot tub.
The Dart Marina Health Spa in Devon
Whiling away an afternoon at The Dart Marina Health Spa is a sure way to soothe your aches and pains in one of the UK’s most prestigious destinations. From its highly qualified therapists and exclusive facilities to its idyllic waterfront location, the spa’s pool, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym lend themselves to total indulgence.
Feel refreshed with a session on the cross trainer followed by soak under the invigorating drench showers, or slip into a fluffy robe and unwind in the spa bath. Treatments include exfoliating facials, soothing body wraps and sensory massage – the perfect excuse to sit and unwind as the day floats by.
Overlooking the serene River Dart and with full access to the Dart Marina Health Spa included, sink into relaxed waterside living at Blue Moorings, sleeping up to four guests.
St Michaels Spa in Cornwall
Situated near Gyllyngvase Beach in one of Cornwall’s most iconic south coast towns, St Michaels Spa in Falmouth is home to the largest hydrothermal pool in the South West. Featuring an expert range of luxurious day packages, idyllic chill-out areas and bespoke treatments, liven up with the Natura Bissé Citrus Drench or take it easy with the Flower Detox Wrap. The spa offers a whole host of varied treatments, from wellness sessions for mothers-to-be to cosmetics and nails for special occasions, so there’s something to restore calm and tranquillity in everyone.
What’s more, with the beautiful Bass Cottage in nearby St Mawes only a short drive or ferry ride away, the rest and relaxation will continue from the comfort of your holiday home, with striking interiors and an idyllic location on the Roseland Peninsula.
The Salcombe Harbour Spa in Devon
Sitting on the edge of the Salcombe Estuary on Devon’s iconic south coast, this award-winning spa enjoys one of the most dramatic coastline views in the UK. Complete with five treatment rooms, a sauna and crystal steam room as well as two large pools for swimming and hydrotherapy, The Salcombe Harbour Spa provides everything you need to truly unwind, from refreshing spa mornings to twilight evening experiences.
Choose from an extensive list of signature treatments or indulge yourself with a bespoke spa day package, complete with a deep tissue or aromatherapy massage from one of the spa’s experienced therapists.
Fully rejuvenated, retreat to Waterside – a divine coastal haven with nautical interiors and sweeping estuary views. Now with unlimited access to The Salcombe Harbour Spa included throughout your stay at Waterside, enjoy use of the pools, sauna and fitness suite.
Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall in Devon
Just the place to enjoy a spa day with friends, the luxury facilities at Gaia Spa are set within the impressive grounds of Boringdon Hall on the edge of Dartmoor. Inspired by Mother Nature, enter into deep meditation overlooking the wildflower meadows just outside or bubble away in an al fresco hot tub. With each one crafted using effective natural ingredients and therapeutic techniques, Gaia’s treatments are designed to transcend the stresses of modern day life, making it the perfect setting to escape the everyday.
Less than an hour away overlooking the sun-kissed sands of Bigbury-on-Sea, Avocet has been designed with holiday indulgence in mind, complete with a games room and hot tub. And just footsteps from the water, Beachfront boasts tranquil views across the ocean.
If you’re tempted by a restorative retreat, let us take care of the details and arrange in-house massages and holistic spa treatments from the comfort of your holiday home on your next break. Located near some of the best spas in the South West, take a look at our Spa and Wellbeing properties here.