Treat yourself to a bit of old fashioned indulgence
Away from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh, Houston House Spa seems particularly peaceful. It is set inside a 15th century tower house, and surrounded on all sides by the picturesque Uphall Golf Club.
Fully equipped with a Technogym, sauna, steam room, tennis courts and indoor swimming pool, it has everything you’d expect from a good spa resort. But it really excels when it comes to its spa treatments – in particular, its selection of facials.
There is truly a facial to solve every skin concern – from anti-ageing, to detoxing treatments, to bespoke organic facials and cleansing treatments for city dwellers. For instance, the Skin IQ+ Facial has been specifically formulated for men and helps repair and cleanse tired and congested skin which has been exposed to regular shaving and environmental damage.
The Houstoun House Spa also offers a complete range of alternative therapies including hot stone massages and reflexology, as well as popular treatments such as invigorating body scrubs and detoxifying wraps.
An on-site Jessica nail salon offers express manicures and pedicures, while makeup sessions, waxing and tanning are also available to guests.
One of the more surprising things about Houstoun House Spa is the price – individual spa treatments and spa days are competitively priced, although you will have to travel approx. 15 miles outside Edinburgh city centre in order to benefit from them.