“Traditional yet refreshing – the perfect country retreat to escape city life and de-stress.”
Nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire in the traditional town of Helmsley, this luxury hideaway allows guests to relax and indulge away from demanding city life. The rustic yet modern, sleek finish of the hotel creates a welcoming and elegant ambiance.
The Verbena Spa is one of the most striking elements of this beautiful hotel. With views onto the gorgeous garden, one cannot help but feel instantly relaxed. The spa contains six treatment rooms and one couples room. Temple Spa provides the treatments, which is a British brand inspired by the wholesome Mediterranean way of life. The spa focuses on treatments which address anti-ageing and de-stressing, perfect for that short weekend getaway you find yourself longing for mid-week. The spa also features an aromatherapy room, saunas, and an outdoor heated pool.
Deluxe Pedicure – 75 minutes (£60)
Having unintentionally walked five miles of the Cleveland Way, it was without a doubt necessary for my fatigued feet to be paid some undivided attention on return to the hotel. This luxurious treatment sets it apart from many others I have tried. Firstly, it is 75 minutes – far longer than many other pedicures I have endured, allowing me to fully relax and unwind as my feet were tended to. It was, in fact, so relaxing that I drifted off, largely due to the rhythmic, relaxing movements of the therapist. My feet were exfoliated and massaged expertly, ensuring I was left both invigorated and refreshed. The unique use of heated booties on the feet adds instant relaxation and warmth, as well as allowing the soothing oils and creams completely to infiltrate the skin. The innovative booties also improve circulation and relieve stiff joints. As I woke, I was pleased to find the tidiest of trotters.
Tester: Nick Cox
Verdict: ‘Ideal retreat to escape London while treating your feet at the same time!’
Price: Pedicure from £60 for 75 minutes
Available: The Feversham Arms, Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AG
1. Hotel Suite at The Feversham Arms
2. The Library at the Feversham Arms
3. Perfect Feet
4. Interior of the Spa
5. Nick Cox
6. Helmsley Castle
7. Rievaulx Abbey