1 Mother’s Day Spa Retreats - fi

With Mothering Sunday just around the corner, you’d best get planning how you’re going to show the lucky lady how much you care. Although cards, chocolate and flowers are always appreciated, why not splash out and organise a spa day followed by some top-notch food? The best thing is you’ll get to spend some quality time with your mum. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Lewtrenchard Manor, Devon

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Lewtrenchard Manor is a relaxing hideaway found deep within the Devon countryside. If you stop over in one of the luxurious bedrooms you can enjoy a range of relaxation therapies in the privacy of your own room. The aromatherapy massage will have your mum stress-free in no time, and there are also options for mums-to-be and new mums. Enjoy a bite to eat in the restaurant, where quality and excellence preside – your mum will thank you.

Careys Manor Hotel & Senspa, Hampshire

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Unwind and indulge at the award-winning SenSpa, nestled in the New Forest National Park. Start at the underwater benches, where the bubble jets will chill you out right away, then detoxify in the herbal sauna and crystal steam room before energising in the ice room. Top treatments include the Thai massage, SenSoothe and calm facial and algae body wrap. Fuel up in one of the delectable dining venues – there’s Cambium, Le Blaireau or Zen Garden, which all serve locally sourced produce.

The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

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Spoil your mum at this contemporary spa that blends high quality products with top-notch service. Find exclusive beauty therapies such as reflexology, hot stone massages and signature body treatments. Once you’ve umm’d and ahh’d, dine in The River Bar, where Kimm, their talented singer and pianist, will be performing throughout the afternoon.

Lucknam Park, Bath

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Lose yourself in the luxury and stunning surroundings of Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa — it’s the ideal spot for a weekend of pampering. Within the walled gardens you’ll find five thermal cabins, a saltwater plunge pool and eight classy treatment rooms. Have a spot of light lunch or afternoon tea at The Brasserie to round off a Mother’s Day she won’t forget.

The Harte and Garter Hotel & Spa, Berkshire

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Take your Mum to the Harte and Garter Hotel & Spa — a haven where you can both escape the hustle and bustle of Windsor. Book your Mum a luxurious spa treatment in one of the five rooms at The Stables Spa. The gorgeous facilities include a double massage suite, thermal suite with hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and private Rasul mud chamber for detoxifying. Then rejuvenate with a delicious meal in The Tower Bar & Brasserie where you can dine overlooking the splendid architecture of Windsor Castle.

Seaham Hall, Tyne & Wear

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The magical underground walkway will lead you and you mum to Serenity Spa, where you will soon be in sensory heaven. Here you’ll find the plunge pool, sauna, hot tubs, and samarium with crystal light therapy. Bryon’s Restaurant offers scrumptious plates in a chic setting, so once you’ve experienced the serenity Seaham Hall is famous for, you won’t want to leave.

The Balmoral, Edinburgh

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Treat her (and yourself) to a luxury facial, massage or manicure with the skilled therapists at this ultimate urban retreat. Then you might then fancy a splash in the pool and a natter in the sauna and steam room. Memorable flavours and culinary excellence can be had afterwards in Michelin-starred Number One or more informal Hadrian’s Brasserie. This Victorian landmark hotel is the ideal place for spending quality time together.

 

Joele Forrester

Joele Forrester

Joele feels Hermione Granger’s pain of having a strange name and longs for people to be able to pronounce her name correctly (like guacamole!). Never one to take the lift, she still gets out of breath climbing the three flights of stairs to the office and is a lover of bookshops, vegetarian food and flavoured tea.

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