Need to recharge your batteries? Let Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate help you press life’s reset button. Tucked away in a breathtaking country park with views that stretch across the River Severn into Wales, this contemporary spa lets you feel thoroughly pampered as you reconnect with nature.
From its manicured spa garden with outdoor hot tub to the azure indoor pool flanked by comfy loungers, this purpose-built spa offers luxury and tranquility in abundance. Immaculately built with grey stone, the day spa makes a sympathetic addition to the adjoining Old Down Manor, a spectacular mansion built in 1856 and now a chic wedding venue.
Both the spa and its grand neighbour nestle on the manor’s former estate grounds, some 66 acres which have been transformed into a country park crammed with attractions. Outdoorsy types can wander the woodlands, get lost in the maze, ramble through wildflower meadows, pet cute animals or have fun in the adventure park.
Getting active in the fresh air is easy at Old Downs Country Park. But if sightseeing is more your bag, you’re just 13 miles from the centre of Bristol. Highlights include the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Brunel’s SS Great Britain and the city’s Museum & Art Gallery. Needless to say, you’ll also find some wonderful retail therapy in the heart of this fascinating metropolis.
Our recommendation, though, is to stay close to Foxhills Spa, to linger over the heavenly experiences on offer. Choose from a menu of Elemis rituals to be enjoyed from the comfort of two deliciously tranquil treatment rooms. Take a dip, then lounge pool-side cocooned in your complimentary robe and slippers. Soak up the heat in the outdoor hot-tub. At Foxhills Spa you get more than just me-time. You get the time and space you need to thrive.
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor hot tub
- Relaxation rooms
- Luxurious spa garden
- The Barn Restaurant
- 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
- Access to the refreshment counter
- Afternoon tea with a glass of Prosecco
- Four hours use of the leisure facilities
- Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
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|Length of pool||10m|
|Towel and robes provided||Yes|
|No. of treatment rooms||2|
|Dual treatment rooms||Yes|
|Max no. in group||10|
|Product house||Elemis and CND|
|Dress for lunch||Yes|
|Spa Accessible access||No|
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor hot tub
- Relaxation rooms
- Luxurious spa garden
- The Barn Restaurant
The Spa & Wellness at Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate
Renew, relax, revitalise at the stunning Foxhills Spa. This hidden gem tucked away on the Old Down Estate has a quiet, intimate setting that’s perfect whether you’re planning a catch-up, a celebration, or simply need some me-time.
Leave the wide open spaces of the country park behind and enjoy facilities designed to help you unwind. With so many different lounging pods and hanging spa chairs to experience, you could spend all day just drifting from one delightful moment to the next.
Put your soft snuggly robe and slippers on, because your first stop to pampered perfection awaits you at the pool. At 10m this azure lagoon is long enough for laps, or just pull up a comfy lounger and lay back, book in hand. But with bi-fold doors that open out onto that stunning spa garden beyond, will you be able to concentrate?
Pad outside for a dip in the outdoor spa pool or soak up the sun along with your surroundings. And should all the lounging work up a thirst, head to the relaxation room for a refreshment from the counter..
Then, when it’s time for your treatment, there’s a menu of Elemis treatments designed to spoil you, whether you’re seeking beautiful skin or inner calm. Pure and natural, and with a holistic philosophy, they’re deeply nurturing for your whole wellbeing.
Apply the final finishing touches to your spa escape with a mani/pedi or beauty treat, then float out of the spa, glowing from top to toe.
The Gym & Fitness at Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate
Nothing beats the great outdoors when you’re craving some healthy exercise. And, thanks to Foxhills Spa’s fabulous country park setting, you’ll have access to as much wide open space as you could possibly want!
There may be no gym on-site, but the Old Down Estate’s 66 acres of lush landscaped grounds provide the perfect natural playground for walking, running, hiking and cycling, so be sure to make the most of it.
It costs £5 to look around the site before or after your spa day but, with an animal park, woodlands, flower meadows and a kitchen garden to explore, it’s well worth it. Laughter releases lots of endorphins, so release your inner child and try the zip wire, climbing area and jumping pillow.
Restaurants & Food at Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate
If all that pampering has worked up an appetite you’re in for a treat. There are a variety of eating experiences at Old Down Estate, and they’re all just as relaxing as the treatments at its spa.
Full day and half day pampering packages here include afternoon tea prepared by the estate’s own talented chefs. With an ever-changing menu of fine patisserie, sandwiches and savouries, this is afternoon tea at its most innovative.
Nothing beats eating your tea outside in the tranquil spa garden if the weather’s fine. But will you choose to wash it down with something warm and aromatic, or something blonde and bubbly? Hmm, decisions, decisions!
The Old Downs Country Park also has an onsite café serving sandwiches, salads, pasties and homemade cakes, as well as hot and cold beverages. Or head to the Barn Restaurant for a freshly-cooked breakfast. Choose from porridge and pancakes to a full English - there are even delicious vegan options so no one has to miss out.
But for something a little different, why not try the farm shop? From homemade bread to delicious cakes, jams and chutneys, its shelves groan with locally sourced products from independent businesses (including some items from Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat farm shop) along with seasonal produce grown on the estate by its own gardeners.
How to get to the Spa?
By train: The nearest mainline train station is Bristol Parkway, just eight miles away.
By bus: Buses do run from central Bristol to the village of Tockington, but the nearest bus stop is over a 30-minute walk from Old Down Estate. Best to get a taxi from Bristol.
By car: Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate is approximately five minutes from the M4 & M5 motorways. It shares the same entrance and car park as the country park and the postcode for your satnav is BS32 4PG.
Parking: There is free parking on-site.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate do afternoon tea?
Sweet tooth? Step right this way. All full and half-day packages at Foxhills Spa come with afternoon tea. And it really is a must-try, particularly if you like your pampering treat to come with picturesque views over the luxurious spa garden.
Made by the Old Down Estate’s very own talented team of chefs, you’ll find innovative patisserie, tempting twists on savoury treats and, of course, warm, crumbly scones slathered with cream and jam.
With themed seasonal specialities, there’s something new to try every time you visit. The summer afternoon tea bursts with zesty, fruity flavours thanks to strawberry tarts, peach slices and sweet panna cotta. But you’ll also find festive menus at Christmas and heart-themed patisserie for Valentine’s Day.
Does Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate have a swimming pool?
Love to have a dip when you’re on a pampering break? You’re in luck. The tranquil swimming pool at Foxhills Spa is 10 metres long, so it’s ideal for laps or a leisurely dip. It’s flanked by comfy loungers too where you can lay back and admire the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Does Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate have accommodation?
Although packages to Foxhills don’t include overnight accommodation, there are options if you’re tempted to turn your spa day into a spa stay.
Luxurious glamping bell tents for parties of six, four or two are available from April until early September. And, with solid pine beds boasting super coil spring mattresses, an indoor stove and soft furnishings, you won’t be roughing it!
But if sleeping under canvas really isn’t for you, there’s always the bright and airy Foxholes. This recently renovated property on the outskirts of the Old Down Estate sleeps 11 people, making it the perfect pad for special events and family getaways.
Both options not only put the spa within easy reach, you’ll also get 66 acres of open space, gardens and woodlands to explore, as well as access to the newly onsite adventure park and farm shop.
Is there disabled access at Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate?
Along with disabled car parking spaces you’ll find ground level access throughout the centre of the Estate, ramps into the shop and ground level access into the Barn restaurant.
What time is check-in at Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate?
Arrival times for half day spa packages vary, but evening spa experiences generally start from 5pm while full days start at 10am. Please check your booking confirmation for full details.
What are the opening times at Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate?
The spa is open on Monday and Tuesday from 10am to 5pm, on Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 8pm and on Saturday from 10am to 5pm. It is generally closed on Sundays, but this is subject to change so do check for availability.
Where is Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate located?
You’ll find this purpose-built day spa some 13 miles north of the centre of buzzing Bristol, situated in some stunning South-Western countryside. Nestled in 66 acres of beautiful grounds, it features panoramic views across the River Severn into Wales and the rolling hills beyond.
What should I bring to Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate?
The spa provides the towel, robe and slippers, so just bring a swimming costume - or two so that you’ve got a dry one to change into for your treatment. And don’t forget a good book or magazine for all that poolside or garden lounging you’ll be doing!
Other than that, bring your trainers, wellies or walking boots so you make the most of all the attractions of the Old Down Country Park on the spa’s doorstep. It costs spa-goers £5 in admission, but with animals to pet and 66 acres of nature to get lost in, it’s well worth it.
Is Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate family-friendly?
The tranquil spa itself is adults-only and welcomes guests who are over 18. But the Old Down Estate is a great place for kids to explore, with an adventure playground, animals to pet and lots of space for them to let off steam.
Is Foxhills Spa at Old Down Estate pet-friendly?
You can’t bring your pampered pooch into the spa itself, but the Country Park at the Old Down Estate is fabulously dog-friendly. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they’re kept on a short lead at all times.
Just remember that you don’t have to bring your own dog to get your fix of all things cute and cuddly here. The Old Down Estate has chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits and lizards you can pet, along with farmyard animals like goats and pigs.