Après ski at Ye Olde Bell

For those craving the crisp mountain air and fun party atmosphere of après ski –Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Spa have the perfect solution

For the night of December 15 grab your ski pass and join the boutique spa for an evening of twilight spa, alpine inspired canapés, après-ski drinks and cheesy tunes. There will be a fun party atmosphere with the chance to win a host of spa prizes with competitions ranging from the best bobble hat to the ultimate yodeller.

The spa, located in the village of Barnby Moor, on the borders of Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire is a great escape for winter ski season and features a host of thermal experiences, to stimulate the body and mind. Embrace the cold by sampling the unique Matterhorn inspired snowstorm, the therapy helps boost the immune system and eliminate toxins; improving the appearance of cellulite and speeding up muscle recovery – perfect after a day on the slopes!

To warm up from the cold mountain air get hot in one of the heated thermal experiences in the spa, including the alpine sauna, herbal laconium, stonebath and steamroom.

A real wow factor is the gorgeous alpine inspired outdoor relaxation area. Featuring a series of mini lodges, guests can snuggle up under the sheepskin rugs and warm themselves by the fire pits, drinking a delicious hot chocolate or festive mulled wine while listening to cheesy tunes.

Those wanting to continue the après-ski session can head over to the hotel, which embraces the winter season with roaring log fires, bespoke Christmas décor inside and stunning ‘fairytale’ lighting outside. The St Leger Bar and Bistro offers an extensive menu of classic dishes with a contemporary twist and the bar also features an array of artisan gins.

Guests looking for a group crash pad after a day on the slopes can head to Ye Olde Bell’s two storey luxury lodges. Each feature a lounge and mini kitchen on the ground floor, with a handcrafted oak staircase leading to a galleried double or twin room and luxury en-suite bathroom complete with roll-top bath and walk-in power shower. These can be interconnected for the ultimate ski lodge inspired house party.

The special après ski evening, which features, twilight spa access, canapes and drinks, is being hosted on December 15, priced at £65pp.

Overnight stay and full spa access starts from £149pp.


Ye Olde Bell Hotel

Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa a privately owned 59 room country hotel dating back to the 17th Century. Located in the pretty village of Barnby Moor, on the corners of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, it rose to prominence as an important stop between London and Edinburgh with the inauguration of the postal service in 1635.

It has welcomed illustrious guests throughout its history, including a young Queen Victoria who stayed with her mother. One of its four suites is now named the Victoria Suite in her honour.

There are 59 rooms, suites and lodges all of which have been passionately restored and individually styled by the owners with period furniture, luxurious fabrics and contemporary bathrooms.

The new multi million-pound spa, which opened in June, 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 hotel offers a variety of dining options including an AA Rosette menu in Restaurant Bar 1650, creative traditional cuisine in the St Leger Bistro-by-the-Bar and al fresco dining on the terraces and in the gardens.

It has beautiful event, conference and wedding spaces including the Bradgate Suite, Wiseton Suite, Nielsen Suite, Levack Suite and The Bell Room plus The Oak Pavilion in the extensive gardens.