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Best Spa Hotels in the Cotswolds


Nestled inside charming village hotels in the Cotswolds, you’ll find an abundance of luxurious pampering spa retreats inside hotels where you can relax, unwind and centre after a busy week at work or looking after the kids. In our list below, we detail some of the finest Cotswold spa retreats on offer, for day experiences, weekends or even longer stays.

So, if you’re looking for the best spa hotels in the Cotswolds, you’ve come to the right place!

Barnsley House – Cirencester

In a tranquil sanctuary surrounded by nature near Cirencester, Barnsley Spa is tucked away inside Barnsley House, a stately hotel with beautifully curated gardens. This spa believes in the power of nature, and in treatment rooms, indoor plants, tree trunks and fresh lavender sprigs beckon. 

Choose their ‘Tailored for You Facial’ to nourish skin in preparation for autumn and winter months.  Therapists use a combination of ancient and modern methods to help your skin recharge and rejuvenate with options including line and wrinkle treatments and evening out skin tone. 

Alternatively, sample their ‘Mindful Massage’, a freestyle massage, freeing your circulation and any tension using an aromatic blend of oils from ELEMIS.

If you plan to stay overnight, rooms and suites at Barnsley House are classically romantic, dressed in warm tones. The hotel restaurant uses the finest ingredients picked from their kitchen garden to create delicious dishes, and there’s even a fun cinema for movie nights!

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Calcot & Spa – Tetbury

If you want to digitally disconnect for a day or two, Calcot & Spa in Tetbury offers spa days and breaks to help you relax and rebalance mind, body and spirit. This delightful retreat epitomises the very essence of wellbeing, with facilities including an outdoor fireside hot tub, indoor pool and gym. Unwind with a blissful treatment, pop into the sauna or indulge in a luxe body polish or facial. 

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One experience highlight is the magical ‘Evening Spa’ package, which includes a 25 minute treatment and supper in the conservatory restaurant or full use of the spa facilities. 

Planning to stay the night? Rooms are comfortable, spacious and beautifully appointed, decorated in an elegant country cottage style. In addition, one of the hotel’s restaurants, The Gumstool Inn, serves traditional Sunday roasts and generous plates catering to all dietary requirements.

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Dormy House – Broadway

Dormy House boasts incredible views over the rolling Cotswolds countryside, offering guests a stylish rural retreat with log fires, luxurious spa facilities and elegant interiors. 

The award-winning spa facilities are all about taking care of your personal needs, with a menu of soothing therapies on offer, a tranquil swimming pool area, hot tub on the terrace and a Scandinavian-style thermal suite. 

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The ‘Day Dreamer’ spa day includes a 60 minute treatment and slots to use the thermal facilities and pool, plus, you receive a credit towards lunch in The Greenhouse, one of the hotel’s fine restaurants. Alternatively, opt for the ‘Night Owl’ package for a relaxing evening experience. 

Dormy House spa treatment menu is extensive, including everything from float tanks to Mediterranean Marinade facials infused with essential oils from the region to rebalance the skin. 

If you plan to stay a while, book into the ‘Hot Tub Suites’, and continue your spa experience in private with friends or loved ones.

Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

In the heart of Chipping Campden town, award winning Cotswold House Hotel & Spa is a beautiful Regency retreat with a bistro, restaurant and tranquil spa. 

The spa is intimate, set inside the old stables in the grounds with a relaxation room, hydrotherapy pool, steam room, hair salon and a menu of luxurious spa treatments. 

Popping in with friends? Book the ‘Pamper Day’ experience which comes with a 30 minute Express Facial, 30 minute back, neck and shoulder massage and a 30 minute manicure or pedicure, plus four hours of facilities use. 

Following your treatments pop into the delightfully formal Fig Restaurant or the more casual Bistro on the Square for dinner and drinks. Alternatively, opt to stay overnight in one of the comfortable, locally named suites or hot tub rooms.

There are abundant hotels with spa facilities and day retreats in the Cotswolds, all of which are unique with superb facilities, but hopefully these four will serve as inspiration for a day of pure pampering and relaxation in this picturesque corner of England.

As always, if you feel like we’ve missed anywhere you would like to see included in a future blog post, please let us know!


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