The Best Eco Spas in the UK

Love is in the air today, and what better way to celebrate than with a relaxing spa weekend? Here are some of our favourite eco spas in the UK. Is there any better way to take some time for yourself and relax than retreating to an eco spa? We don’t think so. Whether you’re looking to take a day away from the stresses and strains of day-to-day life; planning a romantic weekend for a loved one (last minute Valentine’s gift perhaps?) or looking for some pampering time with the girls; the following eco spas not only offer you all of the usual spa treatments, but they also boast some impressive eco credentials too. Here are our favourite eco friendly spas from around the UK:

The Scarlet

Cornwall’s The Scarlet, set overlooking the beautiful Mawgan Porth Bay, is a luxury adult-only, dog-friendly, eco retreat that has carefully considered the needs of both its guests and the environment throughout its stunning, uber-zen design. Its ‘101 sustainable ways’ (as listed in full on its website), include the use of rainwater to flush toilets, solar panels for water heating, towels made from organic cotton, and a biomass boiler fired by wood chips that are a byproduct of a local company. Book a hottub overlooking the beach for sunset for an extra memorable experience.

Titanic Spa

When Titanic Spa first opened back in 2005, this former Edwardian textile mill in West Yorkshire was hailed the UK’s first official eco spa, setting new standards in eco buildings. The spa has its very own water source, set 100 metres below ground, which provides fresh drinking water and bathing water for the plunge pool, salt regulated swimming pool, showers and ice experience.  The building runs on renewable energy; the bistro restaurant sources local, organic and fair trade seasonal ingredients whenever possible; and recycling is encouraged throughout the building. 

Bamford Haybarn Spa

Bamford Haybarn is a spa by Daylesford’s organic farm and is situated in the magical Cotswolds. The wellness retreat focuses on a holistic approach to mind, body and spirit by offering wellbeing treatments inspired by Ayurveda, as well as activities like yoga and meditation. The spa also uses Daylesford’s own products made in England from certified organic ingredients that are free from Parabens and SLS. By 2020, the farm aims to be 75% energy self-sufficient and has installed solar panels, as well as car charging stations to further this goal.