Northern boutique hotel Ye Olde Bell has just opened a glitzy new spa, with an eye on the prize of becoming one of the UK's leading R&R venues outside of London.
The mega bucks development at the 17th Century hotel now offers ten hot and cold experiences including a custom-made ‘snowstorm’ experience (the only one of its kind in the UK), sunlight therapy, steam bath, salt and mud rooms, pine sauna and an indoor-to-outdoor hydropool.
The 17,000 sq ft space built over two floors will also feature six treatment rooms (two doubles), open fires, relaxation areas, luxe changing rooms and a bar and restaurant with theatre-style kitchen.
Outside will feature a garden and more relaxation areas as well as a hair salon.
They say: "We have worked closely with our partners to create a luxurious space that takes our guests on a unique journey. We are passionate about understanding our guests and to ensure we provide a spa experience that is bespoke to them, whether this be relaxation, indulgence, wellbeing, invigoration or a combination of all four."
We say: A great addition to this pretty property which was recently renovated and now offers 59 individually styled rooms, suites and lodges. Expect oak panelling, period antiques, sparkling chandeliers, opulent fabrics and open fires. Great for romance as well as a weekend away with the girls.
Fun fact: The Victoria Suite is named after Queen Victoria who stayed here as a young girl with her mother.
Stays starting from £149pp