When the sun is shining and temperatures soar, there is nothing like plunging into a refreshingly cool outdoor pool. Likewise, when it’s chilly outside, stepping into a warm, welcoming hot tub or heated pool can feel like the ultimate indulgence. So, here is a look at 10 of our favourite spas, which feature either an outdoor swimming pool or a hot tub, so you can dip into a luxurious and relaxing open-air spa experience, whatever the weather.
Located in the stunning Warwickshire countryside, Ardencote provides the perfect base for a long weekend or a short escape. The Destination Spa offers a range of luxurious treatments and some superb facilities. While the spa also boasts a beautiful outdoor heated pool (which we've used for our featured image for this post), the 24-seat hot tub is the perfect place in which to relax at any time of the year. Destress and enjoy some well-deserved downtime; alone, with friends, or with your significant other.
If you’re looking for a luxury spa with the ‘wow’ factor, Eastwell Manor more than fits the bill. This elegant former neo-Elizabethan manor offers the ultimate English country retreat. You can indulge in some first-class pampering at Champneys Spa and enjoy the wonderful leisure facilities. During the summer months, you can relax on a sun lounger and plunge into the lovely outdoor heated swimming pool.
Whether you’re planning a get together with friends, a solo spa day or a couples’ spa experience, this luxury hotel and spa provides the perfect setting. Nestled in the glorious Yorkshire countryside, the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa has everything you could want, from luxury spa treatments to some superb facilities, which include the unique ‘heat experience’. Your visit won’t be complete without a dip in the inviting outdoor heated pool, which can be found in a beautiful courtyard, complete with twinkle lights that give the effect of lovely starlight.
Enjoy a relaxing escape in the heart of Birmingham at this luxury contemporary spa, which is great for solo spa experiences and as a relaxing pitstop for chilled-out hen parties. The Santai Spa at Genting Hotel Resorts World offers a haven of peace and tranquillity. The fabulous facilities include an indoor pool with hot-stone loungers and an ionised salt cave. However, for true indulgence, sip on a chilled glass of Prosecco in one of the hotel’s classy bars then head up to the rooftop Jacuzzi, where you can ease your stresses while taking in views of lovely Pendigo Lake.
Located on spectacular Lake Windermere, Low Wood Bay Resport & Spa is an elegant resort that offers the very best in refined relaxation in the heart of the Lake District. The spa features a range of pampering treatments and some wonderful facilities, including the delicious coconut-infused steam room and the soothing dry Himalayan salt sauna. However, to really take advantage of the amazing backdrop, step into one of the warming outdoor hot tubs, where you can enjoy the views during the day, or gaze up at the stars in the cooler evenings.
Nestled in eight acres of gorgeous countryside and grounds, Ockenden Manor is a luxury hotel and spa that offers the ultimate stylish retreat. The hotel is a former Elizabethan manor house, while the spa is a modern space located within a 19th century walled garden, sympathetically incorporating the very best in contemporary relaxation into the beautiful historical setting. Among the first-class spa facilities, you can enjoy the stimulating ice fountain and destressing flotation tank. You can also enjoy a dip in the inviting swim-through pool, which is fed with its own natural spring water.
Set amid 300 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, this luxury spa hotel boasts lots of amenities, including a golf course and cinema. But when you’re really ready to unwind, visit the sumptuous Rudding Park spa, where the superb facilities include the Roof Top Spa Experience, which features hydrotherapy and thermal experiences. You can also enjoy the wonderful outdoor hydrotherapy infinity pool. Surrounded by lots of lush plants, shrubs and trees, this is the perfect spot in which to get back to nature while you destress.
This luxury spa hotel offers everything you need for the perfect coastal getaway. The stunning setting of the Sidmouth Harbour Hotel & Spa alone lends itself to pure relaxation! The first-class spa offers a range of spa days, each of which includes access to the excellent leisure facilities. These include the fabulous heated outdoor swimming pool. Relax on a sun lounger and enjoy a cooling dip in the elegant pool, all just a few minutes away from the beautiful Sidmouth sea front. What more could you want?
Located within the grand 20,000-acre Swinton Estate, this luxury spa and Grade II-listed hotel offers the perfect country retreat. Enjoy the extensive grounds and amenities and then pay a visit to Swinton Park's modern spa and wellness centre. While the spa boasts indoor swimming and hydrotherapy pools, as well as a cedar hot tub, for something a little different, head outside to the lovely spa garden and take a refreshing dip in the 10-metre natural pool. The water is chemical-free and leaves skin (even sensitive skin) feeling alive and invigorated.
Escape to the English countryside at this stunning hotel and spa. Take a walk in the lovely 66-acre grounds and then adjourn to Tylney Hall's fabulous spa for some pampering and relaxation. Among the wellness facilities is the terrific heated outdoor pool, which was named one of “the coolest pools in Britain” (by The Times, no less!). During the summer months, you can grab a lounger and catch some rays before cooling off with a swim. In the evenings, you can socialise and relax with a drink against the backdrop of this lovely country property.
We hope this article has ‘whetted’ your appetite for some outdoor spa relaxation! If you want more, you can see the full list of our spas with outdoor pools or hot tubs here: www.spaseekers.com/spas-outdoor-pools-hot-tubs