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Ilsington Country House Hotel & Spa, Newton Abbot

Dartmoor and pamper time this way! Muddy's found your perfect stopover, a tranquil family-friendly hotel with a small but perfectly formed spa.

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Relaxing country house hotel. Tick! Double AA rosette menu. Tick! Incredible bucolic setting and panoramic views over Dartmoor’s stunning national parkland. Tickety-tick! Ilsington House Hotel all adds up one of those wonderful chilled stays, we all need from time to time.

But sometimes a woman just wants that little bit more, doesn’t she? And that’s where Ilsington House raises the bar with its incredible Tibetan style spa. Upmarket and tranquil, it’s quite a rarity to find such a comprehensive spa in a 25-bedroom boutique hotel, having a heated 11x5m indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a steam room and sauna, plus a fitness suite with cardio rowers, cross-trainers and treadmills and top-of-the-range equipment. *phew*

No surprise it’s just bagged Editor’s choice for Spa in Good Hotel Guide. Not only is this place seriously stylish, its bijou size, fabulous design and low lighting makes for a far more intimate experience than you get with some larger spas, ideal for anyone who feels a little conspicuous in their cozzie or a waffle robe.

While kids are welcome (no excuses to leave them behind!) they can use the pool only at set times (10am-4pm), maintaining the allure of an adult-friendly space.

When you’re bored of lounging around in your fluffy robe *as if*, the Tors and walks of beautiful Dartmoor are calling and the cities of Exeter and Plymouth are both less than half an hour way by car for a spot of sight-seeing and shopping.

Tempted? You should be.

(Covid update – spa numbers are restricted with a booking system in place and the sauna and steam from will remain shut for now.)

 

 

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Ilsington Village, Nr Haytor, Newton Abbot TQ13 9RR
ilsington.co.uk
01364 661452

hotel@ilsington.co.uk

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