October Spa of the Month | Low Wood Bay

October’s Spa of the Month is the stunning Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, nestled on the banks of Lake Windemere.

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low wood bay resort and spa, lake district, espa spa

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa – About

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is a perfect place for relaxing on the shores of Windermere. A stones throw away from the town of Ambleside, Low Wood Bay takes full advantage of its location, with many parts of the resort taking in its magnificent views across Lake Windermere and onto the Lake District fells.
The resort offers a variety of facilities from luxurious bedrooms, award-winning Health Club, on-site Watersports Centre offering a range of activities, choice of restaurants, coffee shop and, of course, the stunning indoor and outdoor Spa thermal spaces.
The Spa at Low Wood Bay not only has stunning indoor and outdoor Thermal Spaces, but offers a wide range of ESPA and Berry & Birch treatments suitable for any guest of the resort, or those visiting just for the delay. The Thermal Spaces feature a range of saunas and steam rooms, as well as an indoor Thermal Pool, outdoor Lakeview Infinity Pool, hot tubs and more.

Further developments have included new outdoor leisure facilities, along with a stunning Atrium, world-class spa with an outdoor heated infinity pool, sauna, steam room and hot tubs with views over the lake over to the famous Langdale Pikes. An additional restaurant “Blue Smoke on the Bay” serves delicious food and showcases a woodfired grill which brings open fire cooking indoors in a stylist and informal setting.

The completion of an additional luxury accommodation block, Winander Club, with its own private bar, club lounge and rooftop terrace, will see the hotel transformed into the Lake District’s first world class luxury resort.

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low wood bay resort and spa, lake district, espa spa

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa – History

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa dates back to 1718 when a small farmstead was developed into a hostelry, becoming a popular coaching inn with the opening of the Kendal to Keswick turnpike road in 1762. William Wordsworth, the famous bard, described the Inn as ‘a pleasant halting-place’. The site is now a thriving resort hotel with luxurious accommodation, Health Club, Spa, Watersports Centre and conference facilities. The Spa at Low Wood Bay is built on the former site of the stables and old dairy of the original coaching inn.
They were able to retain some of the original features such as the hay racks and rough stone walling. Together with the marina, which can be seen from The Spa, we formed a vocabulary of shapes based on boat hulls for the seating area in Reception and also in the treatment room shelving.
Materials such as reclaimed timber were utilised sourced from old barns. This was used it for cladding, furniture and shelving. Large format tiles were added, which give the appearance of rusting metal panels. Areas have been subdivided with twig screens using locally felled silver birch trees. This help to zone areas but maintain the stunning lake and mountain views through.

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Simply follow @lowwoodbay and @espaskincare on Instagram to be entered into a competition to win an Ultimate Spa Break at Low Wood Bay.
Available to book from January – March 2021.

  • Hazel Lake View Room (upgrades available)
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Dinner each evening
  • 3 Hour Thermal Journey Spa Day (1 per adult)
  • 60 minute ESPA Treatment (1 per adult)low wood bay resort and spa, lake district, espa spa

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