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4 Grantley Hall spa breaks and wellness retreats

With the onset of those January blues, it’s only right that we carve out a bit of “me time” – and these Grantley Hall spa offers are guaranteed to restore, recharge and relax.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 13.01.2023

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After the stress of Christmas, the revelry of New Year and the comedown of the return to work, now’s the time to start thinking about you again.

It’s all fun and games making those New Year resolutions, but in order to stick to them you’ve got to be feeling your best.

And holistic wellness is something Grantley Hall takes very seriously.

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GRANTLEY HALL, RIPON

Making its home on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, this luxury five-star hotel is surrounded by landscaped grounds, rolling countryside and nearby attractions Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal Water Garden and Brimham Rocks – which means finding that all-important head space is a sure thing.

Four indulgent restaurants and three cosy bars ensure your appetites are well and truly cared for, while you can take your pick of 47 exquisite bedrooms should you wish to extend your stay.

But what really sets Grantley Hall apart from other country house hotels is its commitment to top quality health facilities.

THREE GRACES SPA AT GRANTLEY HALL

The wellness philosophy behind the Three Graces Spa at Grantley Hall is all based around balance.

Here, you’ll receive a holistic approach to relaxing that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling like a brand new version of yourself.

And what’s great is it’s entirely up to you how you spend your time. Maybe a dip in the 18-metre swimming pool will refresh and energise you; perhaps the indoor-to-outdoor hydrotherapy pool will relieve all your aches and pains; or maybe simply sitting in one of the thermal experiences – including a sauna, steam room and snow room – will bring you tranquillity beyond measure.

No doubt sometimes you’ll need to give yourself over to the professionals. Offering full body rituals, hand and feet treatments as well as holistic treatments and a specialist high performance wave facial workshop, the team at the Three Graces Spa will personalise your relaxation journey and combine the latest techniques with ancient therapeutic wisdom to give you the ultimate, bespoke, luxury spa experience.

And while you enjoy that time between treatments, enjoy the Three Graces Spa Lounge, which offers a delicious range of healthy, nutritious drinks and snacks to revitalise your senses from the inside, out. Their beautiful lounge (and, in warmer weather, their outdoor terrace, too) offers a calm space to relax, rejuvenate and watch the world go by.

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ELITE LUXURY GYM & EXECUTIVE WELLNESS CENTRE

Combining a luxury gym experience with a fitness and wellness facility that offers some of the most pioneering services available in the health industry, the ELITE Performance Centre at Grantley Hall is a must for anyone looking to smash their fitness targets this year.

You don’t have to be a hotel resident to benefit from the one-to-one attention and expertise from the team of highly qualified Personal Trainers here, or to get to grips with an extensive range of state-of-the-art equipment, such as:

  • A superior hotel gym
  • A strength and conditioning gym
  • Yoga studio
  • Cryotherapy chamber
  • Electro Muscular Stimulation Training
  • Medistream Spa
  • Underwater treadmill
  • 3D body scanners

Knowledge is power, as they say, and working out at ELITE gives you the unrivalled opportunity to really delve into your body composition and health metrics – meaning you’ll be better equipped than ever to break through those fitness barriers that’ve held you back in the past.

ELITE and Gold memberships are now available.

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GRANTLEY HALL SPA PACKAGES AND WELLNESS RETREATS

While all those facilities sound like a shoo-in for self-improvement, if you’re anything like us, you’re more likely to meet your health goals if you have a little support along the way.

That’s why Grantley Hall’s wellness retreat packages are right up our street.

Specifically designed to encourage holistic wellness by focusing on activities that garner a mixture of physical, mental and spiritual health benefits, Grantley Hall’s wellness retreats combine opportunities to recharge and reconnect with gentle guidance, expert advice, first-class facilities and both healthy and hearty dining to fuel your holistic reset.

The Relax & Renew Retreat

Perfect for those of us looking to reconnect our mind, body and spirit after the festive break, or simply to escape the demands of everyday life.

This three-night package promises to restore vital energy, along with alleviating muscle tension, aches and pains through a series of wellness practices and decadent massages.

You can expect:

  • Private yoga sessions
  • Use of the cryotherapy chamber
  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Wellness workshops
  • Shinrin-yoku
  • Use of the Three Graces Spa
  • Dinner each night in Fletchers Restaurant and Bar or Restaurant EightyEight
  • Three night’s accommodation in one of Grantley Hall’s sumptuous bedrooms

As wellness practitioners take care of you from head to toe, you’ll reconnect with your inner self to re-establish a state of equilibrium that only comes when you truly relax.

Dates: flexible

Price: from £2,960pp

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The Yoga & Spa Retreat

Grantley Hall’s first ever Yoga & Spa Retreat promises to be the answer to all our wellness prayers.

Within an intimate group of only eight guests, you’ll immerse yourself in the natural tranquillity of Grantley Hall’s elegant surroundings – which offer the space to rejuvenate both body and mind – while undertaking a thorough programme created by yoga specialists on your journey of self-discovery.

You can expect:

  • Daily in-depth yoga sessions
  • Aufguss ritual
  • Sound bath therapy
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Use of the Three Graces Spa
  • Guided wellness walks in the grounds
  • One 60-minute spa treatment
  • Dinner each night in Fletchers Restaurant and Bar or Restaurant EightyEight
  • Three night’s accommodation in one of Grantley Hall’s sumptuous bedrooms

Dates: Monday 30th January – Thursday 2nd February 

Price: from £1,300pp

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Half-Day Mindfulness Retreats

We’ve all been conditioned by birth to live “outside-in” rather than “inside-out”, which is why stress, worry and doubt affect us all.

And we each know the impact these concerns can have on our health, work and family life, which is why the time is now to reclaim our wellbeing and happiness – not just for ourselves, but for our loved ones.

Grantley Hall’s Half-Day Mindfulness Retreats are centred around the skills needed to become more successful, happier and fulfilled in every area of our lives. Led by life coach Jowita Penkala, you can learn about the mechanics of stress and how to eliminate it, as well as how to become the master of your own mind.

You can expect:

  • Arrival refreshments from 9am
  • Thought-provoking interactive sessions
  • Q&A
  • Guided meditation
  • Healthy lunch
  • A half-day visitor pass for the ELITE Luxury Gym & Executive Wellness Centre (for an additional £125pp)

Dates: Wednesday 8th February and Wednesday 15th March  

Price: from £375pp  

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Feeling inspired to book in some “me time”? Find out more about Grantley Hall’s spa packages, gym memberships and wellness retreats on their website

You can also follow the hotel on Facebook and Instagram

Grantley Hall Hotel, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3ET 

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