Kesgrave Hall, owned and operated by Milsom Hotels, has submitted an application to planners to build a health spa on site.
If given the green light, the facility would mark the group’s second foray into the spa market when launched in 2018, with five treatment rooms, changing rooms, showers, indoor and outdoor café and lounge.
Owner Paul Milsom said that the spa would be a’ welcome addition’ to the Grade-II listed Kesgrave Hall with the planning application not expected to be met with any opposition.
If approved, the hotel hopes to begin construction next year with a view to open in late 2018.
Currently the group is home to four hotels in the portfolio, with the other treatment rooms situated at Maison Talbooth in Suffolk.
The property previously submitted plans in 2014 to develop seven self-catering lodges on the 38-acre site.
Speaking to Ipswich Star, Milsom said: “We have got a small treatment base at our hotel in Dedham which has worked really well for us, so it was really an extension of that.
“Kesgrave is a fantastic location, and it’s a really nice mix of business.
“It’s a country house hotel but it’s a bit looser than that as it’s great for afternoon tea, you can go for a drink and we have the Hanger there for events.
“The one thing we haven’t had is the spa treatment side and that’s a welcome addition to what we are doing.”
The rooms will be designed as timber-built treatment spaces within the woodland itself.
Milsom said the owners hadn’t ruled out building the lodges in the future, but the spa was the priority.