Our selection of ten of the best spas in and around the North East region
PUBLISHED: 15:10 20 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:04 20 February 2013
Whether you're looking for a blissful day of relaxation as part of a weekend break or simply a restful day away from the kids, there are spas around the North East to suit all occasions. Compiled by Amanda Griffiths
Whether youre looking for a blissful day of relaxation as part of a weekend break or simply a restful day away from the kids, there are spas around the North East to suit all occasions.
From country house retreats, to Edwardian mansions and luxury boutique spa hotels, the list is never ending. And what better way to treat mum this month? Pack your swimsuit and a novel, sit back and let the pampering begin with a host of treatments from massages and wraps to facials, manicures and pedicures. Bliss!
Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa in Alnwick, was voted Small Hotel of the Year at the North East England Tourism Awards.
Facilities: Five treatment rooms with heated treatment beds and four with own shower facilities, make up suite, swimming pool, two spa baths, sauna, steam room and fitness studio.
Products used: Decleor, Mii mineral make-up, Fake Bake, Jessica.
Contact: 01665 589709.
Matfen Hall Hotel is a stately home in the charming village of Matfen, surrounded by 300 acres of parkland.
Facilities: Four individual and one dual treatment suite, 16 metre swimming pool, soothing salt grotto, crystal steam room, herbal sauna, tropical massage shower, ice fountain.
Products used: Comfort Zone, Orly and MAC Cosmetics.
Contact: 01661 855725.
The Decoro Spa is set within the grounds of Longhirst Hall Hotel in Morpeth, offering a unique and very British spa experience.
Facilities: Five treatment rooms including one double, sauna, steam room, spa pool, aromatherapy room, monsoon shower, foot spas.
Products used: Natural Empathy, organic products exclusive to Decoro spas.
Contact: 01670 791155.
Macdonald Linden Hall Golf and Country Club, in 450 acres of private grounds in Longhorsley, Morpeth.
Facilities: A 12 metre indoor swimming pool, technogym, sauna and steam room.
Products used: Decleor and Jessica Spa.
Contact: 0844 879 9084.
The family run Headlam Hall Hotel near Durham has a luxurious spa perfect for hotel residents or day spa guests, in beautiful countryside.
Facilities: Five treatment rooms, spa lounge, pool, outside hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and gym.
Products used: Aromatherapy Associates, Jessica, Thalgo, Ariane Poole make up, St Tropez.
Contact: 01325 730691.
Seaham Hall is a luxury hotel and spa in County Durham, just 20 minutes from Newcastle. The Serenity Spa is a place where water is used to pamper, indulge and relax you.
Facilities: A 20 metre ozone cleansed pool with massage stations, sanarium, sauna, black granite steam room, hammam, hydrotherapy bath, ice fountain, outdoor hot tubs.
Products used: Elemis.
Contact: 0191 5161 400.
Raithwaite Hall Hotel, Spa and Country Retreat is a luxury country house hotel in Whitby.
Facilities: Four treatment rooms, relaxation area, fully equipped gymnasium, heated pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi.
Products used: Aromatherapy Associates.
Contact: 01947 661663.
Wynyard Hall Country House Hotel in the Tees Valley near Durham recently unveiled its new spa facility.
Facilities: Four treatment rooms, nail bar, relaxation room, rasual mud chamber, salt inhalation room, herbal sauna, ice fountain and outdoor vitality spa.
Products used: Elemis, Karin Herzog, jessica and bareMinerals.
Contact: 01740 644811.
Rockcliffe Halls luxury spa in the picturesque village of Hurworth near Darlington has 50,000 square feet of space to relax and unwind.
Facilities: A 20 metre swimming pool with relaxation area and spa butlers, thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool with fountain water feature, gymnasium, dance studio.
Products used: Comfort Zone and organic ILA products.
Contact: 01325 729999.
Slaley Hall, Hexham is an elegant Edwardian mansion in 1,000 acres of Northumberland moorland.
Facilities: Treatment rooms, 20 metre heated leisure pool, childrens splash pool, spa pool, sauna and steam room, gymnasium.
Products used: Germaine de Capuccini, Espa.
Contact: 01434 673350.
The print version of this article appeared in the March 2012 issue of North East Life
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