Seckford Hall Hotel and Spa

Seckford Hall Road, Great Bealings, Woodbridge, IP13 6NU

From £79.00 per person

Our customer rating: 5/5

About

Nothing says relaxation quite like a spa day at a fairytale mansion nestled in idyllic Suffolk countryside. So it’s no wonder that Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa is such a dream location for those who seek the finer things in life.

Set in 34 acres of gorgeous grounds, this magnificent red-brick Tudor hotel dates back to 1530. As you might expect, history abounds. Queen Elizabeth I once held court here, and rumour has it that beneath the Hall lies a series of secret tunnels leading to the town of Woodbridge - something which proved a source of inspiration for Enid Blyton who once stayed here. This is a place with stories to tell.

Pick your way up the drive and you may start to feel like you’ve wandered onto a film set. From the romantic lake to the immaculate lawns, this country retreat is English garden perfection. 

Stop and smell the wisteria, then it’s time to head inside those Tudor wooden doors. Warm up by a log burner, admire the intricate carvings or explore all the quirky nooks and crannies. Go for a spot of lunch at the two AA-Rosette-winning restaurant, 1530, or sink into the contemporary cosiness of the bar and lounge.

On the hotel’s doorstep you’ll find the meandering rivers, pretty towns and stunning coastline that Suffolk is famous for. Woodbridge is often voted one of Britain’s best places to live, and has a number of independent shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. A visit to the Viking site of Sutton Hoo is not to be missed for history lovers, while nearby Orford is one of the prettiest spots on the Suffolk coast.

Just make sure you leave time to visit Seckford Hall’s incredible spa. Set in the adjoining tithe barn, exposed brickwork and gnarly wooden beams provide a stunning contrast to the luxuriously modern facilities beneath. There are five sublime treatment rooms here, a tranquil pool and a fabulous spa garden complete with outdoor hot tubs and a sauna. 

Pamper with a treatment from the extensive menu. Soak up the heat in the steam room. But no visit here is complete without savouring a sparkling afternoon tea to remember in the sumptuous spa cafe.

Popular Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa Garden including sauna, hot tubs, ice plunge and fire pits
  • Spa Café
  • Bar and lounge
  • Two AA-Rosette winning 1530 restaurant

Packages

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Seckford Signature Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, 90 minutes
  • Welcome ritual (warm towel, juice and macaron)
  • Sparkling afternoon tea (served between 2pm - 5pm)
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and flip flops
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From £175.00 per person

Twilight Spa Experience

  • Sharing platter
  • Access to the Spa Garden
  • Four hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and flip-flops
  • Arrive at 4pm
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Simple Spa Day

  • Sparkling afternoon tea
  • Access to the Spa Garden
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and flip-flops
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Rasul Mud Therapy Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, 45 minutes
  • Welcome ritual (warm towel, juice and macaron)
  • Sparkling spa afternoon tea
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and flip-flops
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Relax and Recharge Spa Day

  • 2 treatments, up to 60 minutes
  • Welcome ritual (warm towel, juice and macaron)
  • Sparkling afternoon tea (served between 2pm - 5pm)
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and flip flops
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Pamper and Prosecco Spa Day

  • 2 treatments, up to 60 minutes
  • Welcome ritual (warm towel, Prosecco and macaron)
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  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and flip flops
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Couples Retreat Spa Day

  • 2 treatments, up to 120 minutes
  • Welcome ritual (warm towel, Bucks Fizz and macaron)
  • Sparkling afternoon tea (served between 2pm - 5pm)
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and flip flops
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Details

Towel and robes providedYes
SlippersYes
Length of pool18m
No. of treatment rooms5
Dual treatment roomsYes
Max no. in group5
Lockers availableYes
Product houseESPA, Natural Spa Factory and Mii
Spa Accessible accessNo
Car parkingComplimentary
Additional InformationChildren's swim times: Weekends/Bank Holidays and Public School Holidays: 4pm - 6pm
Minimum age16

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa Garden including sauna, hot tubs, ice plunge and fire pits
  • Spa Café
  • Bar and lounge
  • Two AA-Rosette winning 1530 restaurant

The Spa & Wellness at Seckford Hall Hotel and Spa

Sink into serenity at Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa in Suffolk, a place where only the best will do. The spa has undergone a seriously swish makeover with your utter bliss in mind.

Pick your way across the courtyard and let your journey into self-care and holistic wellness begin. Situated in the mansion’s former tithe barn, this heritage building has been fully restored while keeping its historical features intact. It really is a beauty - all exposed brickwork, wooden beams and glass doors to let the light in. 

Your self-care journey begins at the luxurious pool. At 18m it’s long enough for laps, or just take a leisurely dip as you catch up with friends. 

Pad along to the newly opened spa garden, but you may just want to take your flip flops off. The theme here is ‘barefoot boutique’, and you’ll be actively encouraged to leave your footwear behind so that you can be grounded with the earth.

Flit between the different thermal experiences on offer in the fresh air. Your personal sanctuary includes outdoor hot tubs, an outdoor sauna, as well as a firepit, sun loungers and a shaded pergola made entirely from reclaimed and recycled wood.

When it’s time for your treatment, there’s a menu of ESPA 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 Seckford Hall Hotel and Spa

Fitness fanatic? Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa may not have its own gym, but that doesn’t mean you should leave your trainers at home.

Set in 35 acres of its own glorious Suffolk countryside you can stroll in the grounds, or explore the landscape just beyond - there are walks for all fitness levels nearby. Ask the hotel for an information pack which has details of an hour-long walk that takes you around the gardens and out into the local area.

It’s a great area for cycling too, with quiet coastal roads that meander through Suffolk’s fascinating market towns.

Prefer to exercise with a group of friends? Enjoy the gentle pace of Suffolk’s rivers and coasts with a sailing experience, or hit a bullseye at the friendliest archery clubs this side of The Broads - just ask the hotel for details.

If the gym and classes are more your fitness cup of tea, a ten minute drive takes you to Deben Leisure Centre, ​​a state-of-the-art leisure facility offering a gym along with studios for fun fitness classes.

Restaurants & Food at Seckford Hall Hotel and Spa

Ultra-indulgent spa breaks need ultra-indulgent eating and drinking options to match. Luckily at Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa you’ll find the food is every bit as fine as the spa treatments.

Here on a spa package? You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your robe to indulge. The spa has its own cafe, which serves afternoon tea, coffee and a range of healthy snacks. Add the bubbles if the occasion calls for it - and when doesn’t it?

Back at the hotel, the cosy and contemporary bar and lounge make the perfect location for a cheeky post-spa cocktails and tempting bar food. Go for a fish finger sandwich if you fancied something light, or tuck into a steak if all that pampering has worked up an appetite.

But the star of the show has to be the two AA-Rosette-winning restaurant. Called 1530 after the year the mansion was built, the food is just as full of character as the warm, Tudor charm of the decor. Here, a talented team of chefs use herbs, fruits, and vegetables grown in Seckford Hall’s own kitchen garden. Just make sure you leave room for an indulgent dessert.

Spa Location

Seckford Hall Hotel and Spa

Seckford Hall Hotel and Spa

Seckford Hall Road
Great Bealings
Woodbridge
IP13 6NU
01394 385 606

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: Take the train to Woodbridge on the East Suffolk Line. Seckford Hall is a seven-minute taxi ride from here.

By bus: Take the G1 bus heading south towards Streatham Green. They run every 15 minutes from Clapham Junction station to Clapham South Underground station, which is located right next door to the spa. 

By car: Seckford Hall Hotel is situated off the A12 London road and is clearly marked by a blue and white hotel sign. The postcode for your satnav is IP13 6NU.

Parking: You can park your car for free in the hotel’s car park. At present, there are no electric car charging facilities. 

Reviews

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Relaxing
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

We had such a relaxing time swim in pool hot tubs and sauna. Back massage and facial were wonderful and cream tea was great we ate it all. We will be back.

Donna Mayhew, Stowmarket

Absolutely gorgeous
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

What a fantastic gem of a spa. Stunning, relaxation rooms have the most comfiest beds and blankets. Steam and sauna fantastic. Outdoor hot tub was great and even thou on our visit it rained the whole day we still made use of this excellent outdoor space. We had afternoon tea which was delicious and plentiful. A huge mention must go to the staff. They are FANTASTIC. From start to finish, polite attentive and well informed. Will definitely be returning for an upgraded overnight stay!

Amy Kitchen , Essex

Relax and recharge
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

I brought my daughter for her 30th birthday. We both enjoyed the treatments and my daughter particularly enjoyed using the barrel sauna in the garden and plunging into the ice bath. The day lived up to its billing, we left feeling relaxed and recharged.

Patricia Brough , Beccles

Great
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

A very relaxing day, very friendly staff. The massage was lovely, the pool was perfect and the afternoon tea delicious. Perfect day!

Lesley Krohn, Suffolk

Warm and friendly
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

So I booked a spa day for myself and three friends for my 30th. The staff were very warm and friendly in all areas of the hotel. The spa was clean and comfortable. We had an afternoon tea with this spa package and the food was excellent, tasty, filling, and well presented. The swimming pool was lovely and warm and we were happy with all the facilities. We all had treatments which we enjoyed. We all said we would return and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Emma Kerry, Surrey

Wow-factor
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

My husband and I came on a couples’ spa day and, we had the most amazing time, felt relaxed as soon as I arrived and I’m not normally a fan of spas! We swam in the pool, there was a steam room and sauna there too, we had a walk around the grounds and the afternoon tea was incredible. The cakes were to die for! We really enjoyed our stay , the staff were genuinely nice and helpful. And the decor, just WOW.

Stephanie Wade, Sussex

Wedding stay special
5 / 5

We had the pleasure of staying here for our wedding we didn't get married there but stayed for the duration. Room was amazing overlooking gardens and lake food on both evenings superb breakfast was...... Read more

Packed with history, beautiful building, average breakfast
3 / 5

Seckford Hall is a truly beautiful building packed with history. We received a very warm welcome from the receptionist. She provided helpful tips. The room was very nice, although you are warned...... Read more

An very enjoyable long weekend break
5 / 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the three nights that we stayed at Seckford Hall. The staff were both friendly and helpful. Our bedroon was both clean and peaceful with a view onto the grounds. We...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa do afternoon tea?

It does and, as you might expect from a hotel with a two AA-Rosette winning restaurant, it’s something extra special. Served in the spa cafe if you’re here on a pampering package, the Courtyard on summer days or in the charming Tudor surroundings of the restaurant when it’s chilly, you’ll find a traditional spread of dainty cucumber sandwiches, sweet treats and warm crumbly scones a-plenty.

With all the classic flavours and elements you love, there’s freshly brewed coffee, tea or hot chocolate (or something blond and bubbly) to wash it all down. And if you’re enjoying your tea from the luxurious surroundings of the spa cafe, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your warm, fluffy robe. Just watch out for crumbs!

Is there a swimming pool at Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa?

There is, so don’t forget to pack your cossie. Light and airy by day and beautifully lit by night, the tranquil 18m indoor pool is set in a magnificent tithe barn building which dates back to the 1550s. 

Spectacularly restored, today it features exposed brickwork, historic beams, and loungers made for unwinding, poolside. And the best thing? Its warm and soothing waters are set to the perfect temperature for your complete enjoyment.

Is there accommodation at Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa?

Of course! Seckford Hall has 34 bedrooms which make extending your spa day into a spa stay a real temptation. From standard to suites, they all combine classic comforts with modern touches. Up the romance with a feature room with its own four-poster bed or go for the junior suite in the lodge which has its own private garden.

All rooms have luxurious bedding, bathrobes, large TVs and tea and coffee. And many have excellent views over the grounds.

What time is check-in and check-out at Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa?

Check-in to the hotel is at 3pm and check-out is at 11am. For spa packages, arrival times vary, so please check your booking confirmation.

Where is Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa?

You’ll find Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa in Suffolk, just off the A12 before you get into Woodbridge. Right on the edge of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Woodbridge lies along the River Deben and is about eight miles from the gorgeous south Suffolk coast. The hotel is also close to Rendlesham Forest, famous for being the site of a supposed UFO sighting in 1980 when unexplained lights were seen in the sky. Spooky! 

Is the Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa family-friendly?

While treatments at the spa are for those aged 16 or over, children can splash in the pool from 9am to 10.30am and from 3.30pm to 6pm. Over at the hotel, children are really made a fuss of, with meals and afternoon tea options that cater for little appetites. Seckford Hall’s rooms and suites can also be set up with sofa beds to accommodate families of all shapes and sizes. 

With the coast and countryside right on Seckford Hall’s doorstep, there’s plenty for little ones to do nearby. But a trip to Sutton Hoo is really a must for your mini explorers. This 255-acre Anglo-Saxon site is part of the National Trust and offers walks in the surrounding woodland. plus your chance to see the famous burial grounds from a 17-metre high viewing tower. 

Is Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa accessible?

Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa has limited ground-floor rooms available, but because of the age of the building and its period features, both the spa and its grounds may not be suitable for wheelchair or electric wheelchair users.

Is Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?

Yes! Canine companions are welcome at Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa. The hotel’s dog-friendly rooms are situated in the Courtyard and your four-legged friend costs £20 per night.

Does Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa have a golf course?

No, but there is one right next door. Perfect for those who prefer afternoon tee to afternoon tea, Seckford Golf Club won England Golf Club of the Year in 2023 so you know you’re in for a really special round. Set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, this well-maintained parkland course welcomes visitors to its greens and fairways.