Ye Olde Bell Spa opens

Set to become one of the leading spas within the UK the new multi-million pound spa at stylish country hotel, Ye Olde Bell in Barnby Moor, has opened its doors

It features ten spa experiences, indoor-outdoor, vitality pool, an extensive range of treatments and bespoke therapies, Herb Garden Brasserie, outdoor relaxation areas with alpine lodges and hair and beauty salon.

The stunning eclectic interior of the spa combines glamour as well as indulgence with luxury and an element of fun. Attention to detail is key and guests are taken on a journey from the moment of booking to their departure.

In the spa, a dedicated team of spa butlers are on hand to cater for guest’s every need and to advise on the experiences on offer, one of which is the first of its kind in the world.

The thermal area offers numerous unusual experiences. Three of these have floor to ceiling windows making them feel light and airy. The Herbal Laconium uses steam infused with herbs from the Herb garden and is clad in ancient timbers from the uplands of Southern Germany.

Next is the Stonebath®, one of only 3 within the UK, which features a heated oven and cold water cauldron, creating a theatrical outpour of hydrating steam when the mineral stones are lifted from the oven into the cold water.

This is followed by a traditional Alpine Sauna which is clad in Swiss Stone Pine with a distinct aroma and great healing and sleep aid properties. A firm spa favourite and a great contrast to the colder experiences on offer.

Guests are transported to the mountains of Europe with the custom-made snowstorm experience. The first of its kind in the world, it features a scene of the imposing Matterhorn. Guests can select from gentle snow shower or a more powerful snowstorm. The experience is further amplified with the effects of lightning and gusts of wind.

The hot and cold shower walk, includes a sequence of five showers, which feature different ambient lighting and sound. These start with a warm tropical rain, to cold alpine rain, followed by warm summer storm, then cold mist and end with the cold bucket shower for those brave enough!

Relaxation experiences can be found in the beautifully designed steambath featuring individually crafted mosaic tiles and the Salt Inhalation Room, which will continue to evolve and grow as the salt crystals form.

At the glamorous glittering footbath guests can chose between hot and cold experiences.

The heated indoor/ outdoor vitality pool is at the heart of the spa featuring bubble loungers massage jet stations and reflexology station. There is a glass sliding window, leading to the outside pool.

Lunchtime dining is available at The Herb Garden Brasserie, headed up by AA Rosette winning chef Richard Allen.

Featuring an open plan kitchen and dishes include starters such as Beetroot salmon gravadlax, vanilla cream and radish salad; mains of the likes of Roast Guinea fowl with merguez sausage, broad beans, asparagus and pan reduction; Pan fried seabass, king prawns, ginger, crab bisque and chorizo crisp and desserts including Pineapple, Thai basil and ginger sorbet.

The brasserie leads onto the aromatic herb garden, where guests can dine can alfresco.

The 6 treatment rooms (2 doubles), Hair Boutique & Express Beauty Lounge and two additional paid spa experiences are located on the second floor.

The Turkish inspired Rasul® is a great experience for individuals or groups of up to four. It features the ritual of mud cleansing for the whole body or foam for an unusual twist.

Guests are transported to the French Rivera for the Sabbia Med® (sunlight therapy) where the vista of St Tropez is painted on the walls and warm sun drenched sand is on the floor. The treatment recreates the benefits of the sun without the harmful rays and helps to release vitamin D and can help alleviate SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

There are 6 treatment rooms where guests can choose from an extensive menu. All of the treatment rooms, including two double, are individually designed with muted tones.

The menu of treatments using Germaine de Cappucini products features facials, massages, wraps, exfoliation, anti-ageing and manicures and pedicures. Highlights include body treatments of the likes of Sperience Elements Aroma Massage, which is based on traditional Chinese philosophy and combines five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Facials, such as Time Expert SRNS anti-ageing provide immediate results with skin being visibly more lifted and toned. In addition there are signature treatments designed for the spa, The Lady Jane Priceless Gem, a 120 minute face and body treatment using extracts of precious gems.

There are also two post treatment relaxation rooms, one with a balcony and views over the surrounding countryside, the other covered in darkness for those who want to sleep.

The Hair Boutique & Express Beauty Lounge which features Roberto Cavalli wallpaper designed with 6,000 crystals, provides express treatments and bridal treatments.

The spa has been designed in conjunction with Spa Vision by Spa Directors, Sadie Ardron-Levack and Lizzie Bath. The interior has been created by Hilary Levack and designer Tonia Wynne of Homestead Interiors.

Spa Director, Sadie Ardron-Levack, said: “We are delighted our spa is now open and we cannot wait for our guests to visit and start enjoying all our experiences. We have spent a lot of time trying to ensure the finish on the spa matches the experiences we offer and now we are ready with our team of fabulous, friendly and attentive staff to welcome guests to share our facility and experience our vision of how spa-ing should be.

To book, call Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa on 01777 705121 or email: or visit

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