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March 2021 / Travel / by Liz Skone James

Wellness Retreat: A World of Pampering

It might be a while before we can hop on a plane and head overseas, but we’ve found just the tonic to temper the travel longing. For those seeking a little TLC after a truly difficult year, Sopwell House is offering the ultimate global spa experience at their Cottonmill Spa, with a selection of the world’s best experiences and treatments all under one roof (and just 20 minutes from Kings Cross). From Alpine infinity pools and German thermal baths, to Himalayan wellness retreats and Moroccan riads, Cottonmill has taken inspiration from around the world to create a world class facility that combines relaxation, connection with nature and restoration of the senses.

Take the Panoramic Sauna, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and geometric lines it was inspired by trips to the Tyrolean Alps, where mountain-top vantage points connect guests to the surrounding trees and landscape beyond. Meanwhile, the Deep Relaxation Room was inspired by high-tech Japanese sleep pods. A darkened, sensuous space with cocoon-like feels, it has been kitted out with six softly-vibrating Four Senses loungers, which change colour and play relaxing music. And the Spa Garden, with its lush greenery, tinkling water features, cosy cabanas and private hot tubs will transport you to blissful Bali. You know you deserve it.

Spa days start from £140 and breaks from £289. For more details of treatments and experiences, see sopwellhouse.co.uk