A fresh new year need not mean lacing up a pair old trainers and forcing yourself outside in the cold and rain, all for the sake of self improvement. This year, focus on feeling healthy, happy and totally stress-free with some well earned ‘me time’.
Hertfordshire swells with stunning spas, offering the very best in well-being treatments and pampering sessions. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite retreats below, each with a tempting new year offer or deal. It’s the perfect way to jumpstart your January.
Serene and secluded within 170 acres of rolling parkland, where better to start a new year than at Britain’s original health spa? Escape the hustle and bustle of city living with a spa break of pampered perfection in the Chiltern Hills. You'll soon be able to kiss goodbye those January blues.
The home of pampering
If nothing less than five star indulgence will do, cast your eyes no further than The Grove, London’s Country Estate in Watford. Set within 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, this favourite retreat of the rich and famous will have you feeling rejuvenated for 2020 in no time. Retreat to the pool, enjoy an ESPA massage or facial, and relax in luxury surroundings with one of their spa day deals. What's more, with the Spa Escape, you can even spend the night and enjoy a delicious lunch - all a snip from £248pp.
A touch of class
Just an hour from the capital by car, and a 10-minute hop from picturesque St Albans, Sopwell House’s countryside is perfect for those wanting a dreamy, stylish new year escape. With Spa days including The Club Day, with use of all of Cottonmill’s luxurious spa facilities and lunch for just £120pp, to the crème de la crème Club Classic experience with full use of the facilities (we hear there’s a salt steam room, spa gardens and a panoramic sauna), a 60 minute treatment, three course lunch and fluffy robe for just £199pp, Sopwell House is truly spoiling us this January.
Pack your swimming costume and head straight to glorious Hatfield Heath, where one of England’s most established country house hotels awaits. Eden Spa at Down Hall invites you to unwind in one of its treatment rooms, set within 110 acres of surrounding woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens. As the £95 Eden Spa Retreat comes complete with afternoon tea, we can't think of many places we'd rather escape to this winter.
Escape to the country
Get your Agatha Christie vibe on, and wind your way down the sweeping driveway towards this Jacobean country manor for an atmospheric mini-break. Treat yourself to an afternoon of tranquillity at the hotel’s signature spa, along with a three course dinner and overnight stay. Choose from a range of indulgent treatments including massages, body treatments, facials and nail care. You’ll soon feel renewed and rejuvenated with a well-deserved escape to this charming Hertfordshire retreat and all for just £162pp.
The perfect retreat
Go on, treat yourself. With the 20% off treatments on Tuesdays at the Spa Experience, Welwyn Garden City, you needn’t save a spa day for a special occasion. Relax mind and body in the thermal spa, with hydroptherapy pool, aroma steam room and sauna, before indulging in treatments ranging from massages, to facials and manicures.