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Spa Hotels

Barnsley House & Spa, Nr Cirencester GL7 5EE

The former home of the garden expert, the late Rosemary Verey. A chic hotel and spa offering discreet and friendly service, great food and state-of-the-art technology. A visit to this extraordinary garden may cost you lunch, but it will be a worthwhile, and memorable experience. Make sure you visit the vegetable garden. Cinema club. 

01285 740000
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Calcot Manor & Spa, Tetbury GL8 8YJ

This is a leisure complex combining an English country house hotel furnished in contemporary, up-to-the-minute designs, that flow with ease into the C14 Cistercian barns, and all ideally suited for a family, business or leisurely stay. Adjacent, you have Calcot Spa for health, beauty and relaxation, for pampering the Self. And if, after all this hedonism, you need some simple refreshment, a glass of ale, or some nourishment, then pop next door, to the Gumstool Inn. Location is ideal for exploring the southern Cotswolds, and Bath.

01666 890391
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Combe Grove Hotel & Spa, Nr Bath BA2 7HU

An C18 manor house set in 76-acres of woodland that is becoming a Retreat from this crazy world, a Fitness Club with Spa treatments to enliven your sensory glands where you can indulge in some much-needed rest, wholesome foods, healthy drinks and their holistic treatments, and all overlooking a stupendous English landscape. 

01225 834644
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Cowley Manor & Spa, Nr Cheltenham GL53 9NL

A chic, and stylish (unstuffy) country hotel, set in 55-acres with four lakes and a Victorian cascade. Techno-gadgets galore. Child-friendly (including Play Stations). A Spa with all the pampering (and more) that you may well need in this crazy world. A Church if you seek Wedlock, and best of all, friendly staff. Good pub within walking distance - The Green Dragon.

01242 870900
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Dormy House Hotel & Spa, Farncombe Estate, Broadway WR12 7LF

C17 farmhouse converted into a comfortable hotel with a multitude of leisure facilities. Adjacent, an 18-hole golf course. Popular dining room and barn owl bar.

01386 852711
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Ellenborough Park Hotel, Southam, Cheltenham GL52 3NJ

If you seek space, style, spa treatments and affable staff with local knowledge, all within jumping distance of Cheltenham’s Racecourse it is all here within a 90-acre estate. At its heart a Cotswold manor house dating back to the 1500s surrounded by sweeping lawns and new buildings quarried from a local quarry to provide authenticity and the wow factor. The bedrooms are luxurious and contemporary, the food is of a very high quality. Dogs welcome. 

01242 545454
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Greenway Hotel & Spa, Shurdington, Nr Cheltenham GL51 4UG

An Elizabethan manor house on the edge of Cheltenham provides elegance, peace and self-indulgent comfort with easy access to the M5 motorway. A popular venue for weddings and corporate events. 

01242 862352
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Lucknam Park & Spa, Colerne, Chippenham SN14 8AZ

Drive six miles from Bath, and you enter another era. This Palladian manor house built in 1720 was a family home until 1987 from whence it was transformed into a Country House Hotel restored to the elegance and style of the Georgian period. Set in 500-acres of listed parkland and gardens the hotel offers luxurious comfort in its 41-bedrooms including 13 suites. Fine dining in the Park Restaurant. More humble dining in the Brasserie. Spa, Equestrian Centre.  

 01225 742777
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Lygon Arms & Spa, High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU

This is a former coaching inn of renown that has recently been re-branded into a luxurious Spa, and Country House Hotel. The centrepiece is the Great Hall with imposing barrel-vaulted ceiling, C17 Minstrel’s Gallery, suits of armour and oak panels, and off the hall are cosy lounges with log fires and deep armchairs. Many additional, contemporary rooms, but when you book ask for a traditional bedroom.

01386 852255
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The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS

The Royal Crescent occupies two listed buildings which were built by John Wood the Younger and have remained fairly unchanged since the C18. This makes a perfect setting for what is an extravagantly luxurious hotel full of period details. Step into the Royal and you enter a more sumptuous world - one of overstated luxury. Rooms are filled with period details and paintings from C18 masters. Behind the hotel lies a surprise - the beautiful and secluded gardens, perfect for afternoon tea, and overlooked by the "Dower House" restaurant and bar. The former coach houses are now the Bath House Spa.

01225 823333
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Whatley Manor & Spa, Easton Grey, Malmesbury SN16 0RB

Set in a 12-acre traditional English country garden, Whatley Manor isa beautifully restored Cotswold manor house, made to feel more like a private home than a hotel. Bedrooms and suites are filled with contemporary and antique furnishings to feed the senses. For those mixing business with pleasure, there is a boardroom and business centre including a 40-seat cinema. Spa. 

01666 822888
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Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1TX

The original Luxury Family Hotel is set in a beautiful Jacobean Manor House standing in 14-acres of grounds on the outskirts of Bradford. All the comfort and sophistication parents might crave with all the activities and adventures a kid could wish for. 

01225  864705

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Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa, Nr Stow-On-The-Wold GL54 1HY

An impressive build of Cotswold stone overlooking the beautiful, dreamlike Windrush Valley and rolling Cotswold hills. There are 60-bedrooms and some have French-style furnishings in the Featured Bedrooms.  All about you are wood-panneled rooms, open fires and antique furnishings that delivers an Old-School style co-existing with a modern Spa featuring  6-teatment rooms, a sauna and a relaxation area set within 50-acres of grounds for you to aimlessly wander.

01451 831936  
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