Nestled deep within the rolling Hertfordshire hills, Cottonmill is the new three-storey state-of-the-art spa at Sopwell House.
Facilities include hot tubs, an indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool, two saunas, a beauty salon, fitness studio, 16 treatment rooms, a Vichy shower bed and the UK’s first vibrating heated amber sand and quartz crystal bed. After treatments, guests can relax in the Rose Relaxation Room, with its rose-tinted glass screens and acoustic ‘petals’, while the Sitting Room serves drinks including Cottonmill Prosecco and the Pantry offers fresh seasonal cuisine.
The Cottonmill Sound & Sand treatment (60 minutes; from £99 pp) begins as you lay on the quartz bed’s warm and comforting amber sand, which gently vibrates to relax your back and neck area. Starting with gentle stretches, singing bowls are chimed to provide harmonising sounds and a pressure point scalp massage helps clear the mind. The experience also includes a back, neck and shoulder massage.