New multimillion pound luxury spa at Nottinghamshire boutique bids to be ‘best in the UK’

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An historic hotel dating back to the 17th century is gearing up to unveil a stylish new addition in the form of a luxury new spa, following a multimillion pound refurbishment.

Ye Olde Bell in the rural village of Barnby Moor will open its new 17,000sq ft spa in the spring of this year, featuring hot and cold experiences, including a ‘snowstorm’ experience, said to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Other features will include Sabbia Med Sunlight therapy, steambath, salt cascade room, rasul, Swiss pine sauna, mineralising stonebath, herbal laconium, shower walk and indoor-to-outdoor hydropool.

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The new spa will be home to six treatment rooms, a hairdressers and an express salon.

Built over two floors, the spa has partnered with LB Therapies, which has run a beauty salon in the hotel for the past four years.

Products used will be from top brands, such as Germaine de Capuccini and boutique British cosmetic brand, Delilah.

The spa itself has been designed in conjunction with Spa Vision by spa director Sadie Ardron-Levack, and Lizzie Bath of LB Therapies.

The interior design has been led by Hilary Levack and designer Tonia Wynne of Homestead Interiors, both of whom did the full design refurbishment of the hotel.

Sadie said: “We are all thrilled about this new venture for Ye Olde Bell and when we open aspire to being recognised as one of the leading spas within the UK.

“We have worked closely with our partners to create a luxurious space that takes our guests on a unique journey.

“We are passionate about understanding our guests and to ensure we provide a spa experience that is bespoke to them, whether this is relaxation, indulgence, wellbeing, invigoration or a combination of all four.”

The spa will sit adjacent to Ye Olde Bell and will complement the style of the property.

Dating back to the 17th century the hotel is home to 59 individually styled bedrooms, plus suites and luxury lodges, as well as Restaurant Bar 1650 and AA Rosette eatery St Leger Bistro-by-the-Bar overseen by chef Tim Stamp.

The hotel’s freehold is owned by Paul and Hilary Levack, who bought the property in 2002, whilst the building itself remained under long term lease to a national hotel group.

The couple were longstanding residents of Barnby Moor village and had strong ties and affection for the property.

They then decided to put in their own management team in 2007 when Swallow Hotels, fell into administration.

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