The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & SpaSkipton, North Yorkshire

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  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa pool
  • Intimate poolside relaxation lounge
  • 4 x private dining and meeting rooms
  • All weather tennis court
  • Burlington Restaurant
  • Unisex facilities
  • Steam room
  • Cold plunge pool
  • Air conditioned gym
  • Sun terrace
  • Lounge and cocktail bar
  • The Devonshire brasserie and bar
  • Small spa Café
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Devonshire Arms Hotel
North Yorkshire , BD23 6AJ

The spa

The Devonshire Health Barn boasts a small pool, spa pool, steam room, sauna, intimate relaxation room, small spa cafe, tennis court, and a small mezzanine-level gym. The three treatment rooms offer a comprehensive range of body facial and beauty treatments to pamper soother and restore. Using Elemis products, our treatments are designed to suit you as an individual and respect the body's complex physiology.

The workout

The latest equipment is available in the mezzanine level gym. Our team will be on hand to provide full support. We have a selection of running machines, cross trainers and weight lifting equipment for the more energetic, plus an outdoor all weather tennis court. We have over 80 miles of footpaths and hiking trails to enjoy and during the Summer months we are able to supply cycles for you to hire so you can explore the dales and Bolton Abbey Estate at your leisure.

The food

The Devonshire Health Barn offers a small spa cafe serving hot and cold drinks, hand-made sandwiches and snacks, alternatively in The Devonshire Arms you can enjoy afternoon tea in one of the lounges or lunch in vibrant The Devonshire Brasserie & Bar. In the evening, Yorkshire's most highly regarded restaurant with a Michelin star and 4 AA Rosettes offers the option of fine dining.

Reviews (20)

We found 20 guest reviews for The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa, Skipton

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A Great Cure for Tonsilitis!

Catherine Baxendale, Lytham

Arrived at the spa without my SpaSeekers voucher - not normally so unprepared but had returned late the previous evening from a business trip with tonsillitis so felt pretty run down !
Staff were accommodating by printing off for me - smart phones are very useful !
My friend and I had booked for 3 mini treatments but the mini facial was actually a full facial with neck & head massage which, for me was heavenly - my therapist really did a good job with easing my headache.
The facilities, although in limited space, are excellent.
We were provided with lunch in our package, which consisted of a sandwich & drink. The quality and presentation were high.
We will definitely be returning as not only excellent, is mid-way between our respective homes. We shall stay in the hotel next time too,

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Lovely setting

Wendy Higson, Clitheroe

Lovely setting, lovely staff, excellent treatments and nice pool and Jacuzzi. We had expected 'light lunch' to mean a choice of freshly prepared sandwiches or salad and fruit and planned to have a small glass of wine with lunch. Sadly, for lunch we were asked to choose a packet of pre packed sandwiches from the fridge . These were taken out of the packet and cut up and put on a plate with a packet of crisps. Nothing else and no licence at the spa. Disappointing fare for a hotel and restaurant which has such accolades for its food. We had chosen this spa partly for this reason.

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Extremely disappointing!

Jill Lockwood, Leeds

Extremely disappointing and not a patch on the Spa's we've previously visited (e.g. Feversham Arms, Helmsley and Easthorpe Hall Holisitic Spa, Mirfield). The Spa is very small and is basically just a hotel pool and gym with a small relaxation area which comprised of a few sofas and tables, tired old magazines and newspapers. We had high expectations of the Spa given the Devonshire Arms has such a good reputation. We were extremely disappointed with the facilities on offer for the money we paid (£150). Our package included lunch - if you can call it that. We were presented with a pre-packed sandwich from the hotel kitchen and a packet of Walkers crisps. We weren't even offered a plate!!! Not good at all. My friends therapist swore a few times under her breath. We have since written a compliant letter to the Hotel Manager but received a very dissatisfactory reply.

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Staff friendly relaxing experience

Bernadette ARKINS, West Yorkshire

I would recommend the Devonshire arms. It's calm and friendly atmosphere makes it a wonderful relaxing Spa day. Staff were attentive but not intrusive and were very welcoming. My daughter and I had a lovely day now I have to repeat the experience with my other daughter she has heard all about it so no doubt I will be re-visiting soon. Bernadette

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Amazing experience

Judith Anne Dixon, Bingley

Wonderful day out for my daughter and me. Helpful staff showed us to the facilities, although the gym was small it had all the usual equipment, some help with how to use this would have made things easier. The pool and Jacuzzi were fantastic. We enjoyed several complimentary cups of coffee from the charming young man on duty. Our lunch was freshly prepared and very tasty, we ordered this prior to our treatments and it was delivered promptly. When it was time for our treatments the beauty therapists came and introduced themselves and directed us to the treatment rooms, these were beautifully appointed, warm and restful. We each had a back massage, a head massage and a facial. These were carried out very professionally and left both of us feeling very relaxed. We then took a shower and dressed in the private locking cubicles. We completed our super experience with a mini manicure and polish and hot chocolate.

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The Devonshire Health Barn is located opposite The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel on the Duke of Devonshire’s 30,000 acre Bolton Abbey Estate in Yorkshire. The Health Barn offers an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the unique setting of an historical barn.

Pure Indulgence Spa Day

Days available:

  • 2 treatments, up to 50 minutes
  • Welcome drink
  • Light lunch in your robe in our relaxing Spa Lounge
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Instead of 2 x 25 minute treatments you can choose 1 x 50 minute treatment from a menu
  • Arrival from 10am


Prices from £99.00 per person


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Spa Overview
Towel robes provided Yes
Length of pool 10m
No. of treatment rooms 3
Max no. in group 8
Lockers available Yes
Product house ESPA and Jessica
Dress for lunch No
Minimum age 16

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