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A relaxing staycation in the Lake District

The British summer weather may be unpredictable, but one thing you can guarantee is full on relaxation during a staycation in the Lake District.

Nestled in the heart of the Lake District’s beautiful Borrowdale Valley, Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa offers the ideal backdrop to relax surrounded by the some of the UK’s most jaw-dropping nature. With panoramic views of Derwentwater and the spectacular Catbells Mountain Range, The Falls Spa offers guests a cosy, Scandi-inspired retreat from which to enjoy indulgent massages, facials, luxury spa experiences and rituals delivered by expert therapists using Elemis and La Sultane De Saba products. Guests looking for the ultimate spa experience need look no further than the Falls Spa’s two Signature Treatments, the Falls Signature Massage and the Akwaterra Massage, both carefully created by the team of expert spa professionals and offered exclusively to Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa.

The Falls Spa was the first spa in the UK, and the only in the north, to offer guests the La Sultane De Saba Akwaterra Massage, a full-body experience using ceramic ergonomic Akwaterra tools filled with hot water to completely relax and rejuvenate the body. A combination of four matching pairs of ergonomically designed sandstone pods allows therapists to take the art of massage to an otherworldly level. Each pod retains the perfect heat and is carefully designed to effectively relieve and soothe areas of specific muscular tension whilst offering deep relaxation. Guests have the opportunity to choose from a collection of La Sultane de Saba oils to target any areas they feel need a little stress-release.

Melting away stress and leaving guests floating out of the spa, the Falls Signature Massage has been specially created by the spa’s own team of highly experienced therapists. Based on Swedish massage techniques, therapists use rhythmic movements to mirror the ebbs and flows of the Lodore Falls, which can be marvelled at from the spa itself.
Starting with a full consultation, guests will have the chance to discuss any stress and tensions they want targeted before beginning the relaxation process with a hot towel across their feet and a few deep breaths. The refreshing scent of orange fills the room as Le Sultane de Saba’s orange blossom oil is used to melt away all tensions. Inspired by the Queen of Sheba’s practice of bathing in orange blossom oil to retain her natural beauty, the fragrance will transport guests to a dream-like state. A “flow” technique is used throughout the massage, softening the skin and allowing guests to fully relax. Offering treatments lasting 35-, 50- and 80- minutes, the Falls Signature Massage is perfect for those looking to escape the stresses of modern life and unwind in the Lake District.

Having been fully pampered during a signature treatment, guests are encouraged to make the most of the Falls Spa’s spectacular location, with glass-fronted Finnish sauna, four-person mud rasul, ice fountain, four thermal suites, salt steam room, aroma steam room and herbal sauna. Meanwhile, a Champagne bar and heated mosaic loungers offer the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the lake and mountains over the stunning infinity pool. Bliss!

Stays at Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa start from £190 on a bed & breakfast basis based on two people sharing a standard room. Spa Suites start from £460 a night on a bed & breakfast basis based on two people sharing. For hotel reservations and more information please visit, email or call 017687 87701. For spa reservations please contact 017687 87704.