10 best spas in the UK

Britain has no shortage of luxurious, big-hitting country-house hotels – and with enviable bedrooms, star chef-run restaurants, and some of Britain's prettiest countryside just on the doorstep.

As you arrive at The Newt there is a map. With woods, gardens and orchards - as well as an onsite cider press, interactive garden museum and reconstructed Roman villa.

1. The Newt, Somerset

The British country-house hotel scene gets more decadent by the week, so it's especially thrilling to come across a place with genuine, heartfelt soul.

2. Thyme, Gloucestershire

3. Chewton Glen, Hampshire

4. Coworth Park, Berkshire

5. Lime Wood, Hampshire

6. Fairmont Windsor Park

7. Lucknam Park, Wiltshire

8. Dormy House, Worcestershire

9. Scarlet, Cornwall

10. The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath

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