Cumbria boutique unveils new £1m spa


The four-star Appleby Manor Hotel in Cumbria has unveiled its new £1m luxury spa.

The new Garden Spa has been designed to create a sense of space and consists of 5 treatment rooms, a steam room, Pedidarium, salt inhalation room, manicure and pedicure room, a sauna, a feature rainsky & monsoon shower and an infinity hydro pool linked to the outside by bifolding glass doors.

Outside there are two heated outdoor spa baths, while the gardens benefit from an outdoor relaxation area complete with fire pit.

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The project is the result of a £1m investment by the hotel’s owners Mike and Angela Dunbobbin. The pair spent months researching some of the world’s best spas, including a selection of destination spas in the USA, Europe and across the UK.

After taking as much inspiration away from these projects as possible, they sat down with London-based architect and interior designer Duncan Mackenzie to bring their ideas to life.

Mackenzie himself boasts experience in a number of high profile destination spa projects, including The Landmark London, Champneys Springs in Leicestershire and the Saratoga Hotel in Cuba.

The Garden Spa will be led by spa manager Christine Logan, who will head up a team of ten trained staff members. Logan has created an extensive treatment menu, making use of Elemis, OPI, Lava Shells and Perron Rigot products.

The main event is the aqua thermal spa, which has been designed to be a warming and therapeutic experience that takes guests on a journey.