The owners of a hotel in the Cotswolds are to build a £1m luxury spa after securing planning consent for the new development.
Aidan and Sarah Stevens, owners of 17th century Stratton House Hotel in Cirencester, will soon begin work on the new addition, which will comprise five treatment rooms, beauty suites, steam room, sauna, juice bar and outdoor Jacuzzi.
Due to open in early 2020, the 325 sq mtr facility will be built in the north east corner of the hotel, overlooking the listed walled garden.
Owner Aidan Stevens said: “Since taking over the hotel we have focused on turning it into a top Cotswolds venue with a reputation to match.
“The new spa is very much part of those plans as it will take the hotel to another level by offering more leisure services for guests and the local community.
“We now have an extensive eight-month build process to get the new spa ready and we are focusing on making every little detail perfect. We have visited spas across the UK and abroad and will be trying to replicate all the good practice we’ve seen to give people a place in which to relax and unwind.
The spa is the latest development at 44-bedroom Stratton House, which Stevens acquired in 2016.
Since then they have invested £1.5m in revamping its bedrooms, function rooms, public areas and restaurant.
Stratton House was originally the home of 17th century wool merchants, the Masters family. It remained a private home until 1947 when it became a hotel.