The new multi-million pound spa at country hotel, Ye Olde Bell in Barnby Moor, has opened its doors. It features ten spa experiences, indoor-outdoor, vitality pool, an extensive range of treatments and bespoke therapies, Herb Garden Brasserie, outdoor relaxation areas with alpine lodges and hair and beauty salon.
The thermal area offers numerous unusual experiences. The Herbal Laconium uses steam infused with herbs from the Herb garden and is clad in ancient timbers from the uplands of Southern Germany. Next is the Stonebath, one of only 3 within the UK, which features a heated oven and cold water cauldron, creating a theatrical outpour of hydrating steam when the mineral stones are lifted from the oven into the cold water. This is followed by a traditional Alpine Sauna which is clad in Swiss Stone Pine with a distinct aroma and great healing and sleep aid properties.
The heated indoor/ outdoor vitality pool is at the heart of the spa featuring bubble loungers massage jet stations and reflexology station. There is a glass sliding window, leading to the outside pool. Lunchtime dining is available at The Herb Garden Brasserie, headed up by AA Rosette winning chef Richard Allen.
The six treatment rooms (two doubles), Hair Boutique & Express Beauty Lounge and two additional paid spa experiences are located on the second floor. The Turkish inspired Rasul is a great experience for individuals or groups of up to four. It features the ritual of mud cleansing for the whole body or foam for an unusual twist.
The Hair Boutique & Express Beauty Lounge which features Roberto Cavalli wallpaper designed with 6,000 crystals, provides express treatments and bridal treatments.
The spa has been designed in conjunction with Spa Vision by spa directors, Sadie Ardron-Levack and Lizzie Bath. The interior has been created by Hilary Levack and designer Tonia Wynne of Homestead Interiors.