Spa hotels in the Peak District for a relaxing weekend break

Escape the everyday with a weekend break at a spa hotel in the Peak District National Park and discover abundant nature on your doorstep.

Steeped in history and teeming with stately country manors, the Peak District is home to lush farmland and glorious walks, it’s the ideal retreat whether you want to explore or unwind – or dabble in both. Discover the craggy limestone valleys or wander along the peaceful Pennine Way footpath before stopping by a quaint traditional village for a reviving cup of tea.

Ease away tensions after a day of rambling the lush countryside with a dip in the hot tub or a specialised spa treatment. We’ve chosen our favourite spa hotels in the Peak District so that you can relax and unwind in one of the most beautiful parts of England.

An award-winning spa hotel near Peak District National Park


A truly unique spa experience, Mottram Hall has the UK’s first al-fresco thermal space. Relax your mind and body in the innovative Brechelbath (a rural herbal steam bath with copper ceilings) or mineral Stonebath, while soaking up views of the verdant surrounding parkland. The spa was awarded ‘Best Country Retreat Spa’ by the Good Spa Guide 2017 and offers massages, wraps, ESPA facials, waxing and nail treatments. Leave any stress behind with a Just Floating treatment, where you’ll receive a relaxing massage on a floating bed. If you like to keep actively trim and toned, there’s a tennis court, pool and fitness centre.

For the ideal blend of activity and relaxation, enjoy practising your putting on the hotel’s own 18-hole golf course with the impressive redbrick mansion as the green’s backdrop. Sink into Egyptian cotton in a lakeside room featuring Georgian décor. For a romantic weekend, upgrade to a Feature Double with original oak panelling and your very own dedicated patio area – ideal for a leisurely espresso or chilled gin & tonic.

When it comes to dining you’ll be truly spoilt for choice. Sporty types will love surveying the golf course over lunch at the Claret Jug – where you can sample tasty, traditional fare like hot rump steak sandwiches and Whitby scampi.

Finish your day with a meal at the AA Rosette-awarded Carrington Grill – booking is essential. Then, retire to the Champagne Bar and sip on a glass of chilled sparkling from the extensive drinks menu, which features over 50 champagnes as well as cocktails, gins and a delectable selection of Caribbean rums.

Mottram Hall

7.6 Good (1643 reviews)

Roam around the private gardens


This charming 17th-century manor house is surrounded by its own gardens, providing a tranquil backdrop for a romantic weekend or even a reviving girls weekend with your pals. Quaint features like exposed beams and stone windowsills meet plush furnishings for a traditional yet elegant vibe.

After an afternoon exploring the Peaks, soothe your muscles in the pool, Jacuzzi, steam room or sauna. Treat yourself to calming massages, facials by ESPA, scrubs and wraps – the sea salt and oil scrub leaves your skin feeling nourished and silky smooth. A relaxing pre- and-postnatal body treatment is also available for parties of family and friends if one member of the group is celebrating an impending arrival.

Dine á deux at the Manor’s rustic restaurant The Bar & Brasserie and sample a menu featuring local produce, such as scrumptious sirloin steak from local butchers, Cannon Hall. Or, for a post-spa treat, enjoy a traditional afternoon cream tea served on the patio.

Mercure Barnsley Tankersley Manor Hotel

8.2 Very good (698 reviews)

Hammam treatments at this spa hotel near the Peak District


You’ll be lapping up the luxury with a weekend in a 19th-century Georgian manor surrounded by 29 acres of private grounds. Not far from Chesterfield, Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa oozes elegance and boasts a luxurious spa that will ease any tension your holding in your muscles.

The Garden Secret Spa is sure to have something on its treatment menu to tickle your fancy. You’ll feel calm and relaxed with a Euphoric Balance full-body massage using warm oils and scents or if you don’t mind getting a bit messy, enjoy Mud PatchHammam Therapy treatment with full-body exfoliation followed by a body mask and massage—your skin will feel good as new!

The luxury continues on as you enter one of the 75 well-appointed rooms. Aside from the standard flatscreen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, you’ll also have a work desk for those planning on a mid-week getaway. If your tummy starts to rumble the moment you wake, you’ll be pleased to know a full-English breakfast awaits you in the hotel dining area.

Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa

8.2 Very good (1506 reviews)

A standout Peak District spa near the botanical gardens


Try a Himalayan Salt Treatment from the spa at this serene Victorian hotel to detoxify your body and leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised. Partnered with luxury Italian skincare brand Comfort Zone, the spa offers massages, waxing, facials, scrubs, wraps as well as manicures and pedicures using Orly.

When you’re not exploring the nearby Sheffield Botanical Gardens or the wide-open expanses of the Peak District (just a 15-minute drive away), let tensions ebb away in the Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room or pool. There are two on-site gyms overlooking the manicured grounds, meaning your workout – should you want one – is just as tranquil as your spa treatment.

Continue the theme of indulgent relaxation by following your spa appointment with afternoon tea at the Lakeview Bar. Taste an assortment of sweet and savoury treats and complete the afternoon with a glass of prosecco. If you’re planning a romantic break away from the city, upgrade to a suite with its own living area. Each room boasts original Victorian features, views to the surrounding grounds and plush furnishings to sink into after a calming day in the spa.

Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall & Spa

7.4(2399 reviews)

Hot tub indulgence on your spa break


Located in the vibrant heart of bustling Sheffield, this four-star hotel is the ideal spot for a city spa break. Bold pops of colour and artistic light fixtures complement the modern aesthetic, while panoramic windows in guest rooms offer expansive views of the city centre and plenty of natural light.

From the rock sauna to the steam room, you have an abundance of options when it comes to somewhere to unwind. There’s an aromatherapy room as well as thermal suite and ice igloo, to ensure you check out in a state of bliss. If you’re in the mood to let off some steam, head to the fitness centre, complete with indoor pool, dance studio and a choice of fitness classes.

Sip on a cool glass of champagne while you have your nails expertly manicured in the spa. Partnered with luxury skincare brand Decléor, massages, facials and body treatments are also on the menu. If you decide to sample the Sheffield nightlife, just drop by the beauty salon to prep. Try a collagen plump and facial lift for her and an intensive energising face treatment for him. If you’d prefer to have dinner in, be sure to try one of the seafood specialities at The Yard St Paul’s, where you can dine under the glass sunroof – an ideal spot for people watching. Then, sink into a plush armchair and choose a nightcap in the Champagne Bar.

Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa

8.2 Very good (2544 reviews)

A luxury hotel near the Peak District National Park


Whether you want to explore the Peak District or escape the city, this spa hotel is a haven within acres of tranquil parkland. Dating back to 1260, it’s the oldest Marriott hotel in the world. The building’s rich history and character are brought out in the original 13th-century features that can still be spotted in the tasteful Priory rooms. Upgrade to a Junior Suite to enjoy extra space for relaxing and leafy views of the grounds.

The Cream Tea package offers the perfect excuse for gathering the girls together (booking is essential for this traditional treat). Take in the lush views from the Priory Restaurant while tasting freshly baked scones. Then, head over to the spa for wraps, facials, massages, scrubs, waxing and nail treatments by luxury brands Decléor, Jessica and Bare Minerals. Group treatments are also available so you can maximise the fun all together.

Try a spot of golf at one of the hotel’s two 18-hole greens or dip into the sauna, solarium, Jacuzzi or steam room. The fitness centre offers daily classes too if you’re in the mood to exercise. Be sure to drop into the Cast Iron Bar and Grill to try creations such as Devon white crab linguine or old-school classics like spatchcock chicken with smoked garlic and thyme. For light bites and drinks, dine on the patio overlooking the hotel’s calming greenery and water fountain.

Delta Hotels Breadsall Priory Country Club

8.4 Very good (1378 reviews)