SPA OF THE SEASON: The Club at Cottonmill, Sopwell House, Hertfordshire
This gem of a spa can be found in Hertfordshire’s Sopwell House, set in leafy St Albans. If rest and relaxation in lavish surroundings is on the agenda, you won’t be disappointed with this recently overhauled £14m facility. Access to Cottonmill is exclusive and limited to hotel residents staying in one of the glorious Mews Suites, or those booked onto a Club Spa Day or Club Spa Break.
You’ll find state-of-the-art facilities, including an outdoor Spa Garden dotted with several hot tubs, a massaging hydrotherapy pool, sensory showers, a panoramic sauna and a sea salt steam room.
When it comes to treatments, there are several to pick from. Elemis and Aromatherapy Associates are the brands of choice, while facials are carried out using the celebrity favourite iS Clinical range.
We recommend the Cottonmill Signature Inner Harmony, which features a range of massage techniques including oils, crystals, Swedish, neuromuscular and lymphatic drainage – all of which will ease away signs of tension.
The immersive deep relaxation room is a must-visit. Filled with sleep pods that gently vibrate, change colour and play soothing music, it’s the ideal place to wallow in post massage.
Mews Suites start from £529 per night and include complimentary access to The Club at Cottonmill Spa.