Turning Back the Clock: Experience A Spa Stay at These Historic UK & Ireland Hotels

A collection of famed hotels is offering guests the chance to immerse themselves amidst calming relaxation and historic intrigue – by enjoying luxury spas that have been incorporated as part of ancient properties, providing the perfect destination for a new year detox at the intersection of rich history.


Storied Collection is made up of 49 hotels with a combined age of 17,027 years and includes a variety of castles, estates and other historic buildings turned residences amongst its offering – all of which have a fascinating backstory and have played host to, or been the homes of royalty, celebrities and aristocracy alike.


With January and the early part of the year traditionally a time for detox and a reset, the collection is encouraging people to escape for a touch of relaxation, while transporting themselves over the centuries by marrying modernity with the past.


Among the collection’s well storied offering is a selection of renowned spa destinations including Milestone Hotel in Kensington, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath, Cameron House in Loch Lomond, Gleneagles Townhouse in Edinburgh and Grantley Hall in the Yorkshire countryside.


Milestone Hotel 


A five-star, Grade-II listed Victorian building, Milestone Hotel is located in Kensington, Central London. Sitting adjacent to the Royal Kensington Palace, the hotel boasts exceptional views of the iconic Kensington Gardens.


The hotel’s spa offering is designed so that guests can feel the stress of the outside world slip away, as it takes care of your body, mind and soul. It offers guests nurturing treatments by renowned wellness therapist Fiona Keane in its boutique spa. From a welcoming green tea on arrival, to use of its fully-equipped gym and pool area — every requirement is met with warmth and grace.


For solitary meditation and relaxation, the hotel can arrange an in-room yoga instructor or provide you with a yoga mat. Pilates sessions can also be arranged in the gym or in the privacy of some of its larger suites.


For more information on Milestone Hotel and to book, please visit: https://storiedcollection.com/milestone-hotel/ 


The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa 


The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is an iconic 5 star Georgian hotel set in the historic center of Bath, with panoramic views of Bath’s world-famous Royal Crescent lawn. The building itself is over 250 years old and is both Grade 1 listed and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Royal Crescent became Bath’s most sought after address and today it remains one of the UK’s greatest pieces of Georgian architecture.


The award-winning Spa & Bath House has a host of spoiling treatments to enjoy as well as first-class facilities including a 12-meter heated Relaxation Pool, Vitality Pool with massage jets, Sauna, Steam Inhalation Room and fully equipped Fitness Room.


The hotel’s therapists work with luxurious holistic brands such as Elemental Herbology which contain the highest quality ingredients to make sure skin is well and truly cared for.


For more information on The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa and to book, please visit: https://storiedcollection.com/the-royal-crescent-hotel-spa/ 


Cameron House 


Cameron House is a 17th-century Baronial mansion, set within 400 acres of Scottish countryside on the picturesque banks of Loch Lomond. Its renowned Cameron Spa is located at the Cameron Club, approximately 3 miles north of the main hotel. Residents of Cameron House can make use of its shuttle service, which is bookable upon arrival. 


Guests can choose from a collection of professional treatments and facials or relax in a variety of hydro facilities, which includes a rooftop infinity pool, hydrotherapy pool, ice fountain and experience showers.


The spa also offers a range of thermal treatments including tepidarium, caldarium, infrared sauna, hammam room and aromatherapy room. The Spa Cafe also offers the perfect nourishment with a variety of deliciously tempting dishes.


For more information on Cameron House and to book, please visit: https://storiedcollection.com/cameron-house/ 


Gleneagles Townhouse 


Situated in St. Andrew Square, one of Edinburgh’s most iconic Georgian squares, Gleneagles Townhouse was created in the 1760s, and designed by well known Scottish architect, James Craig.


The hotel is also home to a brand new spa, a soothing haven from everyday stresses. With 20 treatment rooms, a steam room, a hot sauna cabin, a warm, dark vitality pool, a light-filled relaxation courtyard and a healthy Spa café, the Spa is the perfect place to nourish the mind, body and soul.


The staff are well versed in modern treatments and guests are free to enjoy a range of thermal therapies — or spend time in the beautiful courtyard oasis.


For more information on Gleneagles Townhouse and to book, please visit: https://storiedcollection.com/gleneagles/ 


Grantley Hall


Grantley Hall is a 17th-century Palladian country house located in the idyllic Yorkshire countryside. In addition to its own English Heritage-listed Japanese garden, the luxury hotel and wellness retreat is set on 30 acres of magnificent manicured lawns.


Its spa boasts an 18-meter indoor swimming pool, an indoor to outdoor hydrotherapy pool, as well as thermal experiences including the sauna, steam room and snow room. A tranquil relaxation area is also available with direct access onto the terrace.


Guests can indulge in a range of specialist treatments including full body rituals, hand and feet treatments, as well as holistic treatment and a specialist high performance wave facial workshops. The Three Graces Spa Lounge, the spa’s culinary offering, also produces a delicious range of healthy, nutritious drinks and snacks throughout the day. 


For more information on Grantley Hall and to book, please visit: https://storiedcollection.com/grantley-hall/ 


To find out more about Storied Collection and to book, please visit: https://storiedcollection.com/ 

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