Posted on March 10, 2016
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate resides in 1400 acres of Yorkshire countryside just outside of Skipton. Last November, the already impressive facilities saw the addition of a spa.
Potential game changer.
The setting is beautiful! For those who enjoy pampering with great outdoor views, it’s about as good as it gets… at least for a few hundred miles!
Spa aside, the hotel also offers falconry, shooting, 4×4, and fishing, targeted at those looking for a stag-do or team building-day; others may visit to attend a wedding or corporate event. For us, it has been a place to have an extended family meal perhaps every other year tops; there was simply never anything else to draw us back… till perhaps now.
The grounds are idyllic and views from the hotel stunning. Bear in mind I visited pre-Spring/post-Winter, (probably the most barren the scenery gets round here!) yet still picturesque.
Back to The Spa… positioned further round from the hotel with its own access (inside the grounds) the building design has a total ‘fit’ with the landscape. Monthly membership is available as well as day packages.
Inside is light and airy yet cosy and welcoming.
The indoor pool is 15 meters with a full thermal suite, however the outside space is the pièce de resistance – an infinity pool over-looking Yorkshire hills. On the cold day I visited it was divine – add twenty degrees of heat and a glass of bubbles and this will be the PERFECT place for a girls spa day.
Though the ground was newly turned-over (presumably from the build) and the trees bare… fast-forward a few months/a year and it is only going to get better.
Eight treatment rooms and a fully equipped gym mean there’s something to suit everyone looking for a day of invigoration and relaxation. Spa packages are available from £39 per person.
The Coniston Spa is what this area of Yorkshire has been waiting for and it isn’t too hard to imagine people gathering their friends to make the visit! You can visit their website here for more information.