Ilsington Country House Hotel & Spa, Newton Abbot
Like cream teas and a day's walking on Dartmoor with the kids but want some me time too? (don't want much, do you?!) Muddy's found your perfect stopover, a tranquil family-friendly hotel with a small but perfectly formed spa.
Wishing you could find somewhere for a blissed-out spa-cation without leaving the county? I can help! Ilsington is a relaxed country house hotel with 25 bedrooms and panoramic views over Dartmoor’s stunning national parkland. The double AA rosette food is to die for, and then you can go and work it all off in the spa (or rather have a snooze on a lounger with a glossy).
The Tibetan style spa is upmarket and tranquil with a heated 11x5m indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna with yoga-music and sparkly changing colour-lights, plus a fitness suite with cardio rowers, cross-trainers and treadmills and top-of-the-range equipment. (Covid update – numbers are restricted with a booking system in place and the sauna and steam from will remain shut for now.)
Kids are welcome (sorry no excuses to leave them behind) and can use the pool at set times, it’s pooch-friendly and when you’re bored of lounging around in your fluffy robe *as if* the cities of Exeter and Plymouth are both less than half an hour way by car. Tempted? You should be.
Ilsington Village, Nr Haytor, Newton Abbot TQ13 9RR
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