Wellness | 3rd February 2023
PoB Recommends: 10 Must-Try Winter Wellness Breaks
Winter does not always have to be the time for hibernation and fantasising about farflung, exotic destinations.
Instead, guests of PoB Hotels can embark on a winter break dedicated to wellness, which is guaranteed to beat the winter blues, and provide the perfect opportunity to explore the beauty of the British Isles.
Read below for 10 inspiring PoB Hotels’ winter breaks, showcasing a selection of leading hotels which allow guests to unwind, relax and put wellness on the agenda.
1. BEST FOR: A cosy Coorie stay: Glenapp Castle
Glenapp Castle, a 21-bedroom Castle hotel in Scotland is offering its take on relaxation this winter with its ‘Coorie in’ package. Traditionally meaning ‘to snuggle’ or ‘cuddle’, the package offers the ultimate cosy getaway with two nights in a magnificent bedroom suite, Glenapp’s famous table served Scottish breakfast daily, a specially selected whisky nightcap each evening, a Coorie book, a beautiful Connock Coorie candle and more. Winter in Scotland is simply stunning, often with clear blue skies, cool calm waters and amazing sunsets - where better to Coorie in with friends and loved ones than Glenapp Castle.
2. BEST FOR: A magical spa suite: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
As one of PoB Hotels’ luxury hotels with a spa, Gilpin House’s Magical Spa Suite package includes a three-night stay in one of their fantastic Spa Suites, which feature themed décor and a lush display of live plants to create each suite’s own atrium. Each suite has floor to ceiling windows and patio doors opening out onto a stunning 2 metre square stone-built hot tub, all alongside a huge pond. This package includes dinner on each night, featuring a tasting menu at Gilpin House’s Michelin-Star restaurant, as well as breakfast, tickets to Windermere Lake Cruises and finally, the opportunity to enjoy the ‘Spa Suite Trail’, a bespoke sensory experience including a 50-minute spa treatment and goodie bag to take home.
3. BEST FOR: Winter warmer at sea: Fingal
Nestled in a tranquil dock, escape the everyday in a cabin aboard Fingal and enjoy their ‘Winter Warmer’ package. Contours and curves create a space full of softness, fabrics for the senses. Davy lamps cast a warm glow, a nod to Fingal’s seafaring past. Ascend to The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar to watch the skies fade to dusk like an ever-changing canvas, a warming cocktail in hand. Enveloped in luxury, revel in a restful sleep. Restored, awake to enjoy a full Scottish breakfast. All guests will receive a reminder of their stay, a gift of Johnstons of Elgin cashmere socks.
4. BEST FOR: A five-star spa break in Bath: The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
This winter, indulge in luxury with The Royal Crescent Hotel’s ‘In Your Element’ spa break, which includes a relaxing two-night spa retreat, full use of The Spa & Bath House and a one-hour Elemental Herbology treatment per person. The Bath House offers the ultimate experience of tranquillity, peace and escapism. New for The Bath House, a herb & blossom steam room, a Himalayan salt-infused sauna and a vitality whirlpool join The Royal Crescent’s unbeatable spa facilities.
5. BEST FOR: Winter bubbles: Calcot & Spa
Banish the winter blues at one of the Cotswolds’ most beautiful spas with bubbles of all kinds, including unlimited spa time and delicious Taittinger Champagne afternoon tea with Calcot & Spa’s ‘Winter Bubbles’ package. Available for all midweek stays, this package also includes complimentary use of Calcot’s bikes, with over 220 acres of rewilded meadowland to explore in the surrounding area.
6. BEST FOR: A Cornish spa-cation: The Headland Hotel & Spa
Guests can let their body and mind rewind with a Spa-cation at The Headland Hotel and Spa, with two nights of indulgent dining and pampering. The ‘Spa-cation’ package includes a revitalising spa treatment, lunch, dinner and complimentary use of the spa leisure facilities, as well as their access to the brand-new Aqua Club overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
7. BEST FOR: An overnight spa escape: The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Experience a truly relaxing and indulgent overnight spa stay where mind, body and soul will enjoy total revitalisation. Guests can enjoy a soothing treatment or two before tucking into a delicious afternoon tea with Prosecco. After all this pampering, slip away to the comfort of a luxurious bedroom where a blissful night’s sleep awaits with one of The Athenaeum’s comfy Royal-Warranted Hypnos beds, which have been designed specifically to help improve personal health and quality of sleep.
8. BEST FOR: Reconnecting on a retreat: Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
Escape to the countryside for a one-night retreat encompassing fantastic wellness experiences including equine connect, yoga classes and luxury award-winning spa treatments. Lucknam Park Hotel’s ‘Reconnect Retreat Getaway’ includes a unique ‘Equine connection experience’ for two - where guests can enjoy a hack through the beautiful Cotswolds countryside- as well as spa treatments, delicious dining options, a yoga session and full use of the award-winning spa facilities.
9. BEST FOR: A peaceful paradise: The Nare Hotel
Rest and rejuvenate for four nights in the sanctuary of The Nare with the ‘40 Winks Break’ package. The Nare is a peaceful paradise of serenity and tranquillity. Take a long coastal walk in the undisturbed, fresh Cornish air or a dip in the calm sea and return feeling rejuvenated to a snug armchair and a hot cup of tea as the sun goes down. Sleep serenely in the sanctuary of The Nare and listen to gentle waves lapping the shore - hot water bottles are provided as standard for a cosy night. Wake up feeling rejuvenated as the sun rises over Nare head and enjoy breakfast served on a private terrace, then enjoy an immersive treatment in The Carne Bay Spa or an invigorating dip in the hot hydro-therapy spa-pool.
10. BEST FOR: A cosy stay in Yorkshire: Yorebridge House
Embrace the outdoors with a walk in the countryside, curl up with a good book by the fireplace or soak away in a private hot tub at Yorebridge House. Winter is a magical season in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with stunning snow-capped hills, spectacular waterfalls, beautiful birds and animal life at every corner. Yorebridge House’s Winter package includes overnight accommodation as well as a delicious five-course a la carte dinner in a cosy, candlelit restaurant, with a hearty Yorkshire breakfast to finish the stay.