Calcot & Spa is an award-winning wellness destination set in 220 acres of beautiful Cotswold countryside. The spa hotel is part of The Calcot Collection luxury boutique hotel group, which encompasses Barnsley House and The Painswick, also in south-west England, as well as The Lord Crewe Arms in Northumberland.
Calcot offers 35 bedrooms and suites, two restaurants and its renowned spa, which recently debuted a comprehensive £500,000 [d552,000] refurbishment following the lifting of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown.
Interior designer Cathy Birtles has created a calming, restorative atmosphere with enhanced facilities for guests and members, including seven newly refurbished treatment rooms, Zenith sauna and steam rooms and a relaxation area with scenic views of the countryside.
The Calcot team have repurposed a 17th century barn to provide space for a refreshed guest arrival experience, installing a new booking system from Hart to maximise and control guest numbers for safety and comfort.
On the first floor, a brand-new yoga studio provides space for socially distanced classes, again with the benefit of stunning rural vistas. A £40,000 outdoor
gym with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment has also been created to encourage guests to exercise in their natural surroundings.
We talk to Cathy Ball, spa director at Calcot & Spa, about the post-lockdown changes.