It's getting to that time of year where time is sort of dragging and everyone just needs a timeout. On the horizon, we've all got a busy few months with Halloween, Fireworks Night and Christmas - meaning lots of parties and events - and seeing the weather go from a (slightly) hot summer to a dreary winter can really take it out on someone.
Therefore, September is without a doubt one of the best times to treat yourself and book a little spa getaway. Me and my sister are looking at getting away for just a couple of nights and enjoying having no plans except to relax! Here are some of the best spa deals I've found for this upcoming month, based on what the Spa has to offer and it's location, rather then just the deal itself.
For real luxury, Penny Hill Park is the perfect option, The spa offers a ballroom pool (with underwater music and fibre optic lighting), experience showers, an ice cave, a herbal sauna, Canadian hot tubs and much, much more! On top of tons of fab treatments, the hotel itself is beyond plush with luxurious rooms for sleepy heads and beautiful grounds. Penny Hill Park is definitely best experienced over a weekend, but this spa break will require you to switch off from the outside world and submerge yourself completely.
For something a little further afield and for more of a weekend away, Thermae Bath Spa, in Bath, is a great option. Featuring natural thermal waters which is the spa's rooftop pool, you can relax whilst overlooking the beautiful sights of Bath. The spa offers lots of steam rooms and treatments too, and lots of cheap and cheerful mini weekend breaks. The location is particularly great because you can also take time to stroll around Bath, reveling in its history or doing a spot of shopping. The only thing is, it's just a spa and not a hotel, meaning you'll have to look elsewhere for accommodation for the night. However, Bath offers lots of lovely places to stay!
|The Reception area at Y Spa|
Y Spa Wyboston Lakes currently have a Groupon deal offering a spa day with lunch and an optional treatment for one or two for just £45! I visited this spa a couple of years ago with my mum, sister and aunt as a late mothers day present and thought it was lovely. It wasn't huge, but it was endearing and inviting with enough places to relax throughout the day without getting bored. My favourite part of this spa was either the nap rooms (so necessary) or the outdoor area. It offers a huge heated outdoor pool and a sauna in a cabin outside, meaning it's also ideal for winter. I think it would look lovely during the upcoming cold evenings.
You can find the deal here, starting from £45 per person | www.yspa.co.uk
Sopwell House is a little closer to home, nestled perfectly between St Albans and London within the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. The beautiful spa offers a 14.5 metre swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a glass fronted sauna, a starlit steam room and more! With the most beautiful views from the relaxing pool, complimentary use of refreshments and even a range of men's treatments, Sopwell House is perfect for a mini one or two night break this September.
Whittlebury Hall is also nearby, I've been told on good authority that it's one of the best spa's out there. My mum and my sister have gone plenty of times in the past and have quoted their visits as some of the most relaxing weekends ever. A whole weekend isn't necessary, but definitely worth it and, unlike most spas, the food is one of the best parts. The spa has the usual - a hydrotherapy pool, experience showers, an ice cave etc - but overall, a spa package/stay has a lot to offer.
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