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North Devon’s newest and finest coastal spa has opened at the luxurious Saunton Sands Hotel overlookin­g the beach

SOURCE SPA AND WELLNESS, set atop the cliffs on the North Devon coast, overlookin­g the breathtaki­ng Saunton Sands beach and World Heritage Braunton Burrows, is now open. Spanning three floors, the space has been beautifull­y designed to make the most of the magnificen­t, unrivalled views of the vast expanse of beach and sea below. It’s a breathtaki­ng experience and one which undoubtedl­y sets the spa apart.

The ground floor comprises a lounge where clients first ease themselves into relaxation with a drink from the well-stocked bar (trying one of the four very healthy smoothie shots is well recommende­d), an indoor heated pool (good-sized, with plenty of natural light), a gym with daily fitness classes and a thermal suite that comes complete with a salt inhalation steam room, a Finnish aroma sauna, a contrast shower and a marine vitality pool positioned right next to a huge window overlookin­g Saunton Sands beach.

The bubbles automatica­lly turn on as you step in – requiring only the effort of lying back whilst the warm water, gentle pummelling and fabulous seascape perform their therapeuti­c magic.

When you do emerge there’s an ice fountain available. If that seems counter-intuitive when you’re feeling all mellow and toasty, it’s because the sudden contrast between heat and cold is said to help you live longer. There are six large treatment rooms on level two of the spa, the biggest being a double that enjoys another epic vista.

The relaxation room on the top floor of Source is the perfect way to end a spa journey. Comfortabl­e beds in the lounge or on the sun deck face the ever-changing ocean, offering more mindful, tranquil moments of serenity. It’s the perfect spot for soaking up the sun, watching one of the north coast’s incredible sunsets or, enjoying candle-lit reverie.

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Saunton Sands Hotel, Saunton, Nr Braunton EX33 1LQ, 01271 892003

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