Channel your inner royalty at this Castle spa retreat
Nature is the greatest tonic for a busy, stressful life – but sometimes you’d rather appreciate your natural surroundings from the comfort of an Art Deco pool or a heated massage chair, while you take in the impressive view of Dartmoor’s National Park through the windows.
Bovey Castle Spa is enviably located in the middle of one of the most stunning landscapes in Britain. Herds of wild ponies roam the moors, and Bronze Age settlements are perfectly preserved between rolling meadows, dense woodlands and rushing rivers.
The thoroughly modern Elan Spa complements the natural environment, with lots of dark wood, shiny pebbles and huge windows which allow natural light to flood in while you’re having your treatments.
ESPA treatments are offered for both men and women (in fact, the men’s treatment list is probably even more impressive than the women’s), alongside a range of holistic therapies, massages and beauty treatments.
ESPA is famous for its bespoke facials, and Elan Spa at Bovey Castle has a luxury facial treatment to suit everyone. Try the popular Lifestage Facial (which targets signs of aging around the neck, jawline and face) or the De-Sensitiser Facial (which uses calming oils and gentle massage techniques to nourish sensitive skin), or indulge in one of ESPA’s relaxing and rejuvenating full body aromatherapy massages.
In the Gentlemen’s Quarter, specially formulated facials include the Luxury Wet Shave and Facial, the Gentlemen’s Hand and Foot Tidy, and ESPA’s famous Deep Cleansing Back Treatment, which includes a mud wrap and massage.
This is the sort of place you go if you want to live like a prince or princess for a day. Stroll around the grounds, explore the huge castle, and treat yourself to some of the best spa treatments this side of the River Dart in Devon.
TREAT YOURSELF: to the ESPA Re-Hydrator Facial – a balancing and hydrating treatment which is perfect for all skin types.