Boringdon Hall adds multi-million pound spa to host of exclusive attractions
Steeped in history – Henry VIII gifted it to one of his most favoured courtiers – Boringdon Hall is one of Devon’s exclusive country hotels. Spring 2016 will see its opening of a multi-million pound spa development, the biggest facility of its kind in the south west – and one of the largest in the UK.Named after the ancient Greek goddess of the earth, the Gaia Spa will set the benchmark for innovative treatments focusing on health and wellbeing.
Gaia will house 12 treatment rooms, a deep relaxation area, heat treatment facilities, a state-of-the-art gym, a 14-metre swimming pool, a thermal pool for hydrotherapy and the Spatisserie restaurant. Among its most innovative offerings will be open air treatments in the surrounding meadows that will offer guests a totally new sensory experience.
A strikingly modern building constructed of glass, wood and stone, the spa will nevertheless harmonise with the hotel’s Elizabethan architecture.
Although Gaia will not officially open until next year, there is no shortage of other events set to raise the rafters at Boringdon Hall over the next few months.
The hotel’s summer programme is a particularly diverse one this year, spearheaded by its popular Jazz and Ale Festival on Sunday 30 August. A stomping celebration of all that’s great about jazz, it will feature music from The Dave Hankin Big Band; local ales from St Austell Brewery; champagne, Pimm’s and cider tents and a hog roast.
Other highlights over the summer include a four-course pairing dinner created by Master Chef Peter Gorton for the sum of just £49.50 per person. The wines have been chosen by local winemaker – and font of knowledge – Charles Stephenson who will also act as host for the evening which will take place on 5 June.
Guests will definitely be saying “I Do” to a wedding themed Murder Mystery Night on 19 June as Boringdon Hall provides a suitably dramatic backdrop for all manner of dastardly deeds. The evening also includes a three course feast with coffee, all for just £49.50 per person. If that isn’t a steal in itself, guests will also receive a special 20% discount on the price of their accommodation on the night of the event.
Add into the mix some intoxicating diversions in celebration of World Gin Day on 13 June as those lovely people from Plymouth Gin lay on an array of tastings and cocktail making classes – all washed down with some jazz and canapés.
Boringdon Hall Hotel has also been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The award is a result of the hotel’s consistently good reviews from Trip Advisor travellers.
(from a press release)