Doxford Hall and Spa is located in rural Northumberland not too far from the miles of coastline in the region.
The drive alone if worth the trip but there are so many reasons you should be considering booking here for you’re next spa day. Everyone deserves a bit of me time and a good spa day. Self care is super important and I appreciate them more as I get older and more busier. Wish I could say wiser!
Being the ONLY 4 AA red star Hotel and Spa is the first reason you should put this place on your list.
The Georgian masterpiece country house was built in 1818 and has been resorted over the years. It still keeps its charm and grandeur but the renovations have kept it’s elegance.
The Home has 36 rooms, we noticed while walking around they were named after North East places. Its also home to the award winning George Runciman Restaurant.
It’s Spa time
The Hotel and it’s rooms are the epitome of elegance. They offer accessible rooms, dog friendly rooms and suites. The hotel is also home to a maze and the most beautiful land surrounding the hotel. It’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular wedding venues in the North East.
The Aqueous Spa is located in the lower part of the hotel and the perfect place to escape the stresses in life.
Here you will find the pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna in the main part of the spa. I have to say I was happy to see all the facilities working and all were super clean! There have been many spa’s I have visited with something “out of order” but not here. Around the pool you can find quiet sitting areas where you can sit and chat or be quiet and read something. Whatever takes your fancy.
The little extras you get go a long way for me. At Doxford Hall and Spa you will also find a relaxation room that has dimmed lighting, a perfect place to go and have a nap or meditate. And then through that room you will find a great sitting, drinking area with free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits too!
As part of the spa day I had booked, it included treatments and lunch. The treatment rooms are quietly tucked away offering a tranquil area to relax before and after. The therapists were very professionals and caring and I had a great treatment. They delivered it exactly to my liking and request.
Once I had my treatments I retired back to the spa facilities and pool to work up an appetite for lunch.
Lunchtime at Doxford Hall and Spa
The George Runciman restaurant can be found back in the main hotel building. The restaurant is inviting with great views of the hotel front and grand fireplace. It’s also the proud owner of the 2 AA Rosette award.
The dishes look mouth watering and some of the ladies next to us were indulging in the afternoon tea.
For starters I had the Duck and Orange parfait with fig chutney on toasted sourdough bread and it was really lovely.
For main I went for the Pan roasted chicken supreme which came with butternut squash, creamed potatoes, crispy kale and red wine jus. As you can see the portion was very reasonable and it looked brilliant served.
We had the option of a two course lunch and there were plenty of dishes to choose from, all with fresh and local ingredients of the North. You can visit for lunch even if you do not have a spa package as it is open to non guests too. A great place for a celebratory dinner or lunch.
I couldn’t resist getting a dessert as extra cost because the food had been so delicious and after seeing the afternoon tea, I was craving something sweet. I went for the White chocolate Mousse with hazelnut praline dust. Usually with a white chocolate dessert it’s hard to taste the white chocolate but this was perfect! I’d go back to Doxford Hall and spa just for that on it’s own!
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