Top 9 Day Spas In The North

When you think of a day spa do you conjure visions of a welcoming team of beauty therapists, a beautifully calm environment, peaceful treatment rooms, luxury products and an ambiance of total relaxation? We do, and the House of Coco team is more than happy to share details of the UK’s Top 9 Day Spas in the North, so that you can plan your own daytime retreat!

The 5th Official English Hair & Beauty Awards 2016 took place earlier this year, and the North proved to have some of the best day spas in the UK. The awards ceremony took place in Manchester, and it must have been a hard decision to find the Top 9, but here are the award-winning day spas. We look forward to visiting some of these in the near future.

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Shrine Salon and Spa located in Headingley, Leeds. Jenny, the owner of the award-winning Shrine Salon and Spa kindly invited one of the House of Coco team to sample a number of their luxurious treatments in the comfort of Shrine’s first floor spa. We indulged in a back, shoulder and neck massage with Dermalogica products, a mini pedicure, and a brow and lash tidy, all were experienced in a large open airy treatment room by Amy, one of the in-house beauty therapists, which housed a relaxing massage bed swathed in rich dark towels, Chesterfield style sofa draped with velvet blankets for post-treatment glasses of water, and super-stocked mini nail bar with vast array of on-trend colours. There were scented candles and dream-like soft music playing throughout our visit; it was simply a haven of peace and tranquility. It’s hard to believe that you are just minutes from the hustle and bustle of both Leeds city centre and Headingley’s student population. We love visiting Shrine!

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Shrine Salon & Spa

Bliss Beauty Spa based in Leeds offers five separate locations across the city, including Bliss Spa, Street Lane, Retreat, Baby, and Urban. There are so many options to choose from at Bliss it’s hard to know where to start! Each location specialises in something different, from nails and tanning, to laser treatments, or waxing to massage. Bliss is known around the city for winning awards, and we’re massive fans!

Bali Health Lounge in Manchester is located in the heart of the city centre, and boasts an ancient East Asian philosophy to treat stress, by having regular massage treatments. Bali Health Lounge tailors to individual needs, the professional therapists strive to provide the best in the city, and the lounge hosts a monthly membership scheme whereby customers can experience a guaranteed 60-minute treatment every month. This spa continues to win awards, both in the city and across the UK. We love all things Bali Health Lounge!

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Bali Health Lounge

The Woodland Spa Burnley has won numerous awards over the past few years, and they continue to do so in 2016. It is located amongst 100 acres of Lancashire countryside, with views of Pendle Hill. This spa offers luxury treatments, which are to be expected from such an acclaimed spa, plus a thermal suite where visitors can experience their very own heat and ice journey. Such a beautiful venue!

Carden Park Spa in the Chester area of Cheshire offers customers a chilled out spa day, relaxed spa break, or a simple spa treatment. The corridors are filled with lit candles and aromatherapy oils to get the visitor in the relaxed mood before experiencing the spa itself. There is even an option of a twilight spa evening. This award-winning spa is a force to be reckoned with!


Carden Park Spa

Spa Beautiful in Warrington is a luxury day spa with quaint tearoom. Spa Beautiful brings health and well being to the body, mind and spirit. The spa is designed to be an experience that is unforgettable, where the team embraces peace and tranquility, taking pride in giving exceptional treatments to all.

Devonshire Arms Spa at Bolton Abbey is a well-known day spa, renowned not only for treatments but also for afternoon tea taken at the hotel. The spa itself is located in The Yorkshire Dales amongst rolling hills and the stunning abbey. The ‘Dev’ as it has been called by many regular spa visitors, offers a vast selection of treatments plus spa experiences. Another multi award-winning spa that we are in awe of!Devonshire Arms Spa


The Devonshire Arms Spa

Stanley House Spa in Mellor is set in 54 acres of Ribble Valley Lancashire countryside. The Spa at Stanley Houses symbolises an exceptional lifestyle choice whether paying a visit as a local guest or as part of a destination break. The team of experts strives for exceptional levels of service, spa therapies, products, activity and energy-giving cuisine – provided by their award-winning Stanley House master chefs.

Titanic Spa is another well-known day spa. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, Titanic Spa is at the heart of the UK’s spa and wellbeing industry. As the first established Eco-spa in the country, they take pride in maintaining and providing first-class spa treatments for everyone. The team at Titanic continues to win award after award across the spa industry.


Titanic Spa

For more information about each of the above day spas search for the spa name and the town or city in which they are located, and you’ll easily find the spas website. Happy browsing, we hope you enjoy wherever you choose to book.

Rachel McAlley

Rachel is currently a UK travel writer and beauty writer for House of Coco, she spends most of the week locked away in her country garden studio watching the world whizz by, and most of the weekend whizzing around the UK!

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