10 amazing UK spas with an outdoor pool or outdoor hot tub

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.

1. Ardencote in Warwickshire

Key feature: The gorgeous all-year-round outdoor hot tub

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.

2. Eastwell Manor in Kent

Key feature: The summery 20-metre outdoor heated pool

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.

3. Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa in North Yorkshire

Key feature: The secluded outdoor heated 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.

4. Genting Hotel Resorts World in the West Midlands

Key feature: The decadent outdoor Jacuzzi with lake views

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.

5. Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa in West Sussex

Key feature: The wonderful heated outdoor infinity swimming pool

Located in Climping, close to the coast and set amid glorious Sussex countryside, Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa is a true haven of tranquillity. The beautiful Sussex barn-style luxury spa has everything you need for a few hours of pampering. When it comes to spa facilities, you’re truly spoilt for choice, with a heated indoor swimming pool, spa bath and terrific outdoor hot tub. You can also enjoy the well-equipped gym, fitness studio and tennis courts. However, your spa day or break at Bailiffscourt won’t be complete without dipping a toe into the fantastic heated outdoor infinity swimming pool.

6. Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa in West Sussex

Key feature: The fabulous indoor/outdoor swim-through pool

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.

7. Rudding Park in North Yorkshire

Key feature: The outdoor hydrotherapy infinity pool that’s in tune with nature

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.

8. Sidmouth Harbour Hotel & Spa in Devon

Key feature: The elegant outdoor pool located steps from the beach

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?

9. Swinton Park in North Yorkshire

Key feature: The fantastic eco-friendly outdoor pool

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.

10. Tylney Hall Hotel in Hampshire

Key feature: The very cool (heated) outdoor pool

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

 

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