Spa like a WAG at this tranquil country retreat
Some spas boast a tranquil location; others offer designer products or modern facilities – but Formby Hall Spa ticks every box.
Situated in a secluded corner of England, this is a contemporary spa in a classical setting – think ESPA massage rooms, with a view over ancient woodland, and innovative dry flotation pools next to traditional spa baths.
Formby Hall is situated in the North West of England, just outside Liverpool, and a few minutes from the coast. Originally built in the 12th century, it has been extended over the years to include a popular golf course, a country club, two restaurants and – of course – the spa.
A favourite with the local athletes and WAGs, the spa is extremely well appointed, with high-end spa products by ESPA, manicures by CND, Shellac and Vinylux, and a huge range of tanning treatments by Fake Bake.
To get the full Formby Hall Spa experience, start your day with a soak in the tub and the Atlas Rasul, where mineral-enriched clay helps draw out any impurities in the skin, before a monsoon shower washes all the mud away.
Next, treat yourself to ESPA’s famous Skin Solutions Facial and Aromatherapy Massage, both of which will be tailored specifically for your skin’s needs.
While most of the treatments can be altered to suit either gender, there are a few male-specific therapies which hint at the spa’s athletic clientele. The Muscle Reviver massage is the perfect quick fix for tight muscles, either before or after a workout, and the ESPA Back, Face & Scalp Treatment is a regular indulgence for men who need to look their best at all times (and from all angles).
Finish up your spa day with a gentle stroll around the estate, or show off the effects of your Formby spa treatments with a night out in one of Liverpool’s most exclusive clubs.