Sawcliffe Manor Country House

Sawcliffe Farm, High Risby, Scunthorpe, Scunthorpe, DN15 0BH

From £59.00 per person

Our customer rating: 4/5

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Dream of a wholesome escape to a manor house, deep in the countryside? Want to watch the sun go down while soaking in a warm milk hot tub from the comfort of your own private spa? You can do it all and more at the fabulous Sawcliffe Manor Country House.

Feel thoroughly pampered as you reconnect with nature at this gorgeous wellness retreat just an hour or so from the green heart of Lincoln. Set within a fairytale farm estate nestled beside a 400-acre nature reserve, the Grade II-listed heritage manor house boasts quirky and colourful bed and breakfast rooms, plus romantic cottages and even its own towering yurt which can be hired for boho parties and glamorous get-togethers.

Sawcliffe Manor dates back 400 years and the 11th-century beauty is crammed full of history and character (not to mention nine staircases to get lost in). These days, its artfully eclectic design makes you feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of a glossy interior design magazine - think antiques paired with exotic textiles and a liberal dose of vibrant shades. 

Interiors are packed with personality. But if you feel like you’ve seen this riot of colour somewhere before, you might just be right. Viewers loved Sawcliffe Manor’s quirky good looks on Channel 4’s Four In A Bed, and fell in love with its owners, the charismatic Elwes family, when they appeared on Channel 5’s Rich House, Poor House.

Outdoorsy types can walk amongst at the wild ponies in the manor’s nature reserve or look for the rabbit warren that’s been designated a site of scientific interest. In fact, all of Lincolnshire’s best bits are within easy reach so getting active in the fresh air is a breeze. The rugged Humber Estuary is nearby, or head to Normanby Hall, a stunning Regency mansion, set in an idyllic 300 acre country park. 

Our recommendation, though, is to stay close to Sawcliffe Manor, to linger over the heavenly hampers groaning with locally-sourced goodies and delivered to your door. 

But the jewel in Sawcliffe’s crown has to be its natural spa. Breathe in the sweet-smelling air while you indulge in treatments designed for holistic restoration. Bathe in a copper hot tub filled with warm milk and flowers picked from the 17th century walled garden, And the best thing? You’ll get the luxe facilities all to yourselves, making this a wonderful spa for friends and celebrations.

Popular Facilities

  • Exclusive-use Natural Spa
  • Iglucraft sauna
  • Wooden hot tub
  • Copper milk hot tub
  • Relaxation room
  • Foot spa
  • Experience showers
  • Ice bucket
  • Outdoor solarium

Packages

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Cleopatra Milk Flower Copper Hot Tub Afternoon Ritual

  • Freshly picked herbal teas from the walled gardens
  • A selection of natural cosmetics from around the world
  • Two hours spa session to include - Cleopatra style copper milk and calendula flower bath or Turkish rose petal bath. Swedish ice bucket shower, essential oils, drench shower experience, natural salted foot-baths, scrubs, wooden massage's and essential oil infusions
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 2pm
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Cleopatra Milk, Flower and Copper Hot Tub Morning Ritual

  • Freshly picked herbal teas from the walled gardens
  • A selection of natural cosmetics from around the world
  • Two hours spa session to include - Cleopatra style copper milk and calendula flower bath or Turkish rose petal bath. Swedish ice bucket shower, essential oils, drench shower experience, natural salted foot-baths, scrubs, wooden massage's and essential oil infusions
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 11am
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Cleopatra Milk, Flower and Copper Hot Tub Morning Ritual for Two

  • Freshly picked herbal teas from the walled gardens
  • A selection of natural cosmetics from around the world
  • Two hours spa session to include - Cleopatra style copper milk and calendula flower bath or Turkish rose petal bath. Swedish ice bucket shower, essential oils, drench shower experience, natural salted foot-baths, scrubs, wooden massage's and essential oil infusions
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • For bookings of three or more guests please contact the call centre
  • Arrive at 11am
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Cleopatra Milk Flower Copper Hot Tub Afternoon Ritual for Two

  • Freshly picked herbal teas from the walled gardens
  • A selection of natural cosmetics from around the world
  • Two hours spa session to include - Cleopatra style copper milk and calendula flower bath or Turkish rose petal bath. Swedish ice bucket shower, essential oils, drench shower experience, natural salted foot-baths, scrubs, wooden massage's and essential oil infusions
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • For bookings of three or more guests please contact the call centre
  • Arrive at 2pm
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1 Night Romantic Twilight Spa Break

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Glass of bubbly
  • Freshly picked herbal teas from the walled gardens
  • Grazing, tapas and local cheese platter
  • A selection of natural cosmetics from around the world
  • Three hour spa session at 5.30pm to include - 1700 litre larch wood fresh water tub, Cleopatra style copper milk and calendula flower bath or Turkish rose petal bath. Swedish ice bucket shower and essential oil drench shower experience, natural salted foot-baths, scrubs, wooden massagers and essential oil infusions. Also use of the Estonian sauna
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Check in at 4pm - Room departure 11am
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Twilight Natural Spa Experience for Two

  • Freshly picked herbal teas from the walled gardens
  • A selection of natural cosmetics from around the world
  • Three hours spa session to include - 1700 litre larch wood fresh water tub, Cleopatra style copper milk and calendula flower bath or Turkish rose petal bath. Swedish ice bucket shower and essential oil drench shower experience, natural salted foot-baths, scrubs, wooden massagers and essential oil infusions. Also use of the Estonian sauna
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 5.30pm
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Details

Towel and robes providedYes
SlippersFlip-flops
Max no. in group24
Product houseSawcliffe’s own natural, vegan cosmetics
Dress for lunchYes
Spa Accessible accessNo
Car parkingComplimentary
Local attractionsNormanby Hall, Humber Estuary, The Deep Aquarium, Yorkshire Wildlife Park
No. of bedrooms4
No. of cottages3
Accessible roomsNo
Check-in time4pm
Use facilities before check in timeYes - spa sessions are from 11am or 2pm
Car parkingComplimentary
Pets welcomeYes, dogs £30 per night

Facilities

  • Exclusive-use Natural Spa
  • Iglucraft sauna
  • Wooden hot tub
  • Copper milk hot tub
  • Relaxation room
  • Foot spa
  • Experience showers
  • Ice bucket
  • Outdoor solarium

The Spa & Wellness at Sawcliffe Manor Country House

The ultimate luxury experience? A spa you get all to yourselves. Perfect for those who like a little privacy with their pampering, you’ll revel in your own natural haven of wellness and luxury at Sawcliffe Manor Country House. 

Tiptoe through a private walled garden just a few steps away from the manor for your very first glimpse of Natural Spa. Beautifully handcrafted in wood by local craftsmen, everything here is sustainable, from the chemical-free soaps and pure essential oils to the freshly picked herbal tea, straight from the garden. 

Put on a Japanese kimonos and pick up your Turkish hammam towels. While candles flickers you can soothe tired tootsies in a salted foot bath while you wait for your turn to wallow in the copper bath. Toasty warm, its filled with fresh water and cows’ milk, along with essential oils, calendula and rose flowers, to make you feel like Cleopatra herself. The lactic acid in milk helps soothe your skin, leaving it silky soft afterwards. 

Indulge in bespoke rituals that harness the healing powers of the natural world, using ingredients like honey and clay. Spa kits have been sourced from spa cultures all over the world, combining the very best of what they had to offer. Indulge in hot and cold treatments from Sweden and Beldi soaps made from argan oil in Morocco. 

If you’re here for the full spa experience, there’s a giant larchwood tub to sink into as you way to watch the sunset. And if the temperature gets too hot to handle, there’s always the ice bucket shower to try - if you’re brave enough, that is!

The Gym & Fitness at Sawcliffe Manor Country House

You’ve de-stressed in pampered privacy at Sawcliffe Manor’s incredible natural spa. Now it’s time to reach your fitness goals and, while there’s no gym on-site, it doesn’t mean you should leave your activewear at home.

The emphasis here is on holistic wellness. And luckily, reconnecting with nature feels easy with a 400-acre nature reserve on your doorstep. Lace up your walking boots and take a hike - there are natural wonders on Sawcliffe Manor’s doorstep just waiting to be explored, from the roaming Exmoor ponies to the wild rabbit warren which has been listed as a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

And if you’re here with a group, Sawcliffe can organise a yoga class, followed by a relaxing herbal tea, blended with herbs from the garden.

Restaurants & Food at Sawcliffe Manor Country House

Feeling peckish? As self-confessed foodies themselves, Sawcliffe Manor pride themselves on their hampers groaning with delicious, seasonal food from local farms in the area. Here’s what’s on offer in each one…

Breakfast hampers

Stay in your pjs and have a lazy start to the morning with a breakfast hamper delivered straight to your cottage, or laid out on the manor’s kitchen island. Amidst the goodies you’ll find traditional sourdough bread, free range eggs, Lincolnshire sausages, granolas, pastries, and even local milk from the milk man. Here on a special occasion? You can even get a hamper that includes flowers, tea-ware and Champagne coupes. 

Grazing domes

Keep the bliss going by tucking into tempting tapas after your spa session. Sawcliffe Manor’s grazing domes are piled high with famous local cheeses, plus olives, dips, specialty relishes and crackers.

Afternoon tea hampers

Available as a surprise if you’re here for a celebration, Sawcliffe Manor’s afternoon tea hampers combine quirky vintage tea-ware with traditional cream cakes. Work your way through tasty savouries, a mountain of petit fours, scones and a seasonal selection of dairy cakes.

Evening meal hampers

Perfect after a long day or relaxing, evening meal hampers include a cheese and cracker starter, followed by prize-winning Lincolnshire steak and ale pies and chocolate fondant puddings that you just have to heat up.

Spa Location

Sawcliffe Manor Country House

Sawcliffe Manor Country House

Sawcliffe Farm
High Risby
Scunthorpe
Scunthorpe
DN15 0BH
0034711020722

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: The nearest train station to Sawcliffe Manor is Scunthorpe, an eight-minute taxi ride away. It takes about two and a half hours by train from London, and around two hours from Manchester 

By bus: Best to get a train and a taxi. The 560 and 340 bus from Scunthorpe passes Sawcliffe Manor, but the nearest stop is still a 20-minute walk away.

By car: Sawcliffe Manor is just over an hour’s drive from the cities of Leeds, Sheffield and York and only 45 minutes from Hull and Lincoln. Take the M180 to Scunthorpe, the postcode for your sat nav is DN15 0BH.

Parking: You can park free of charge on site.

Reviews

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Lovely Relaxing Experience
  • 4 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

I went on my own just to have a couple of hours to myself and really enjoyed the tranquility of the morning. You are left to your own devices and the host gives you all the information you need to enjoy your time, plus there's a lovely gift shop and friendly cat to greet you. The natural copper bath is divine and the scrubs, oils and teas are all on hand to use as you wish. I purely went to de-stress and it did not disappoint. I look forward to going back again soon and taking some friends along for a night. But if you also like your own company, then this is an ideal setting as well.

Lou Shiplee, Cleethorpes

A lovely morning
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

Thank you for a lovely and relaxing morning. The spa experience was beautiful and we didn’t want to leave the Cleopatra milk bath. We visited Sawcliffe as a birthday treat and the team put a Happy Birthday banner in the spa. Little touches like that make all the difference :)

Joanna Harrison, East Riding of Yorkshire

BEWARE!! THE MOST MONEY-GRABBING, UNPLEASANT HOSTS I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS.
1 / 5

BEWARE!! THE MOST MONEY-GRABBING, UNPLEASANT HOSTS I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS. All communication is done remotely with a woman called Em who lives in Spain. She is excruciatingly frustrating to deal...... Read more

Shocking customer service
1 / 5

This house is in dire need of some TLC. The place was looking a little dishevelled in places and the shower in the Lord of the Manor room is completely useless- barely a trickle. The main issue...... Read more

Beware of hidden costs and no deposit back
1 / 5

The house itself its lovely, could do with updating in areas but all in all very nice. The party yurt and natural spa was very nice (once all hidden costs has been paid). The customer service though...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Sawcliffe Manor Country House do afternoon tea?

It does and it’s deliciously different. Themed after Lewis Caroll’s ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’, Sawcliffe’s pop-up afternoon tea hampers are generous, fun and seriously yummy. They come complete with quirky vintage tea-ware, napkins and bunting. Even the traditional cream cakes are dressed with fresh edible petals from the walled gardens so they look every bit as good as they taste!

Perfect if you wanted to surprise a special someone, when you’re staying at Sawcliffe Manor hampers can be delivered to your door. They’re groaning with goodies including quiches, Lincolnshire sausage rolls and petit fours along with scones, traditional jams and clotted creams.

Is there a swimming pool at Sawcliffe Manor Country House?

No, there’s no swimming pool but that doesn’t mean you won’t be spending your day relaxing in something warm and wet. The Natural Spa at Sawcliffe Manor doesn’t just have a wood-fired hot tub. It also has a copper hot tub filled with warm milk and flowers! And the best bit about it is that you get all of its luxe facilities all to yourself, so you can live out all your Cleopatra fantasies in complete privacy! 

Where are the spa facilities Sawcliffe Manor Country House?

You’ll find them inside a beautiful natural-wood structure in a private walled garden that’s just a 20-second walk from Rose Cottage and the manor house, and a short drive away from Plum Cottage. Overlooking a small lake full of wildlife, the best thing about the Natural Spa at Sawcliffe Manor is that you get all of its sumptuous facilities to yourself.

Is there accommodation at the Sawcliffe Manor Country House?

There is, and it's beautifully quirky. Forget stuffy hotel rooms because at Sawcliffe Manor you’ll stay in either one of four beautifully decorated B&B rooms in the original manor, or in one of three stylish cottages set within the grounds.

One of the best rooms in the original manor house has to be the fairytale Lord of the Manor Suite. Furnished with unique antiques, this one-of-kind bedroom has its own beautiful copper bath.

What are check-in and check-out times at Sawcliffe Manor Country House?

If you’re here on an overnight break, check-in is at 4pm and check-out at 11am. Mini spa sessions take place at 2pm to 4pm or 11am to 1pm. Full spa sessions are from 5pm to 8pm, and there’s only one per day - it takes that long to get the natural spa prepared!

What’s the history behind Sawcliffe Manor Country House?

The Manor house dates back to Mediaeval times - you can even see its entry in the Domesday Book! One of its quirks is that it has nine different staircases (perfect for playing hide and seek).

Where is Sawcliffe Manor Country House?

Sawcliffe Manor is located in High Risby, a village just outside Scunthorpe. And while your backyard at Sawcliffe Manor is a 400-acre nature reserve teeming with wildlife and Exmoor ponies roaming free, the Humber Estuary, a haven for birdwatchers, is also just a stone's throw away, offering breathtaking coastal views and opportunities for kayaking or paddleboarding.

History lover? Lincoln is just a 40-minute drive away with its magnificent Castle, a Norman fortress steeped in medieval intrigue. Or, stay closer to home in Scunthorpe to delve into the Viking heritage at the North Lincolnshire Museum, where ancient artifacts whisper tales of a bygone era.

Is Sawcliffe Manor Country House eco-friendly?

Striving to make mindful choices about your travel? You’ll be pleased to hear that Sawcliffe Manor’s eco-credentials are second to none, and nowhere is this more in evidence than in its natural spa. Totally off-grid, the hot tub is made from oak, pine and larch wood and is filled with fresh water, plus it’s wood-fired and candlelit. No chemicals or electricity required!

You’ll also find that Sawcliffe Manor’s food and drink hampers are made using only seasonal ingredients from local farms in the area, too.

Is the Sawcliffe Manor Country House family-friendly?

Yes it is! Families are welcome in the accommodation at Sawcliffe Manor, while children aged 5 and over can join their parents or guardians in a family-friendly mini-spa session, as long as they’re accompanied at all times by an adult.

Is Sawcliffe Manor Country House pet-friendly?

Yes it is. Well-behaved pooches can stay for £30, per dog, per night, but they’re not allowed to sleep on the beds and must be kept on a lead when outside.

Is there a golf club at Sawcliffe Manor Country House?

No, there’s no golf club at Sawcliffe Manor, but jump in the car and in just 11 minutes you could be teeing off at the spectacular Normanby Hall Country Park. Set in 117 acres of mature woodland and parkland, the beautiful 18-hole, par 72 course is considered one of the best municipal courses in the country.