‘A king for a day’
Smart men know that they have nothing to fear and everything to gain from a spa visit! What’s more a great spa will treat you like a king for the day, and heck it’s no more than we deserve! Cue Rudding Park Spa in Yorkshire, nestled in glorious countryside just outside Harrogate, it opened in May of this year. It’s the perfect addition to the existing luxury hotel Rudding Park which boasts 90 bedrooms, a private cinema, and is surrounded by 300 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland.
No surprise then that Rudding Park offers a wide range of relaxing and revitalising treatments. Most of these are offered in spa days, where for £135 you can be treated to a delicious two course lunch, alongside access to the great rooftop spa and garden. If deep relaxation is what you’re after then there’s no better place than the rooftop spa, which has everything you could ask for, and then some!
If two words encapsulate the experience at Rudding, then they are ‘above’ and ‘beyond’ A hydrotherapy infinity pool, a herbal bath steam room, a luxury steam room, a foot spa, I could go on, are just some of the delights on offer. And the best thing? The spa overlooks the spectacular Yorkshire landscape which makes feeling blissed out just that little bit easier. Treatment rooms are kitted out with the artisan skincare range Ila, and if that wasn’t enough, then Carita and Elemental Herbology products are also on offer, this makes for a quality experience all round.
After I had a fantastic pedicure, I spent an hour in the Mind and Sense Relaxation zones, they offered the opportunity to get away from everything through healing tracks and mandala colouring therapy. Now when the stresses of everyday life get too overwhelming, I know exactly where I’m heading! Thanks Rudding for offering new levels of sophistication, and re-defining the term luxury, you really do put many ‘capital’ spas to shame.
Nick Cox with contributions from James Linton
Tester: Nick Cox
Verdict: ‘For a rejuvenated body and a relaxed mind’
Price: £135pp for a spa day, £77pp for a day within the Rooftop Spa, £177pp for a Sleeping Beauty Spa break
1. Rudding Park Interior
2. Manicure In Action
3. Rudding Park Bar
4. Rudding Park Exterior
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6. The Bucket Shower At Rudding Park
7. The Pool At Rudding Park Spa