As holiday season comes to an end we long for those relaxing moments to return, retreats within the UK are on our mind. AromaWorks suggests the top 3 relaxing retreat destinations for your mini escape.

When considering a destination, we like to take a few things into account; the history and views, the location, and of course the facilities. We love to be able to relax as much as possible! These destinations have scored highly in our regard of most comfortable, tranquil retreats in the UK, so read on..

Stoke Park: Luxury Hotel and Spa, Buckinghamshire

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Nestled in the heart of Buckinghamshire Stoke Park has some fantastic views, including vistas over its own private lake (pictured), and when it comes to setting the scene, Stoke Park has it all. This beautiful 5 star hotel is near Heathrow, Central London and famed historic sight Windsor, so easily accessible from the South – while still not being under a flight path!

In terms of entertainment Stoke Park boasts 3 restaurants, a 27-hole golf course, Spa Garden with a Scandinavian Sauna and an outdoor Hot Tub. AromaWorks products are used in their award-winning Spa, so you can relax in the knowledge that 100% natural and organic products are filtering through the air around you, and into your system. The Serenity Body Indulgence Set and the Nurture Body Indulgence Set are available in the spa and via the hotel’s website.

‘A stay at this grand house is about as good as it gets!’ marie claire


Champneys, Tring: Health Spa

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By all accounts, Champneys Tring is ‘the place to go for a plush pampering, delicious food, an escape from city life’ Glamour Online. As Britain’s original health spa (established in 1925) Champneys Tring is set in 170 acres of idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, accessible in under 45 mins on the train from London Euston. Champneys is focused on providing a mix of traditional, yet innovative spa treatments, along with treatments at the Marine and Wellness Spa, which is the first of its kind in the UK. Food is also a big focus at Champneys, with the resident chefs and nutritionists aiming to educate and empower guests.

Within the famed spa at Tring the AromaWorks essential oils are a massage treatment exclusive. The essential oils are 100% organic, and the only essential oils made in the UK by one manufacturer, as all AromaWorks products are produced entirely at our own facility.

Retreat further afield: Balbirnie House Hotel, Fife, Scotland

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The beautiful house and gardens at Balbirnie is the ‘home of tranquillity’ - Telegraph. A short train ride from Edinburgh the hotel is easily accessible for weekenders travelling without a car and is set in the centre of the ancient Kingdom of Fife, about half way between Edinburgh and St. Andrews.

Balbirnie House has more than enough to keep visitors occupied for a long weekend, with an 18-hole golf course, a stunning library, and nearby recreational pursuits such as fishing, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, horse riding etc. The hotel put on brilliant festivities, including a historic Hogmanay party to welcome in the New Year in true Scottish style.

Of course, Balbirnie is well stocked with AromaWorks Reed Diffusers in the rooms and the shop – so an air of tranquillity radiates through the house and gardens.