18 RUDDING HARROGATE PARK
WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL? The three ‘S’s: the spa, the service and the sustenance. Opened just a year ago, Rudding Park’s spa occupies a new building on the grounds of this old stately home. With a rooftop hottub the size of a studio flat (a studio flat with waiter service and champagne on ice), state-of-the-art treatment rooms, three chill-out zones and a heated indoor swimming pool, the spa is a reason to visit, come rain or shine. Next up: the service. Want a DVD player delivered to your room at midnight? No problem. Need help working the TV that sits over the Jacuzzi bath? But of course! Desperate
to get your hands on the recipe for the restaurant’s pistachio and lime-drizzle loaf? It’s yours, hand-delivered. Which brings us to the sustenance. Rudding Park is a foodie haven where you can enjoy oat-milk cappuccinos at breakfast and Michelin-standard meals for dinner. More on that later.
WHO GOES? Friends on weekend breaks, stressed-out city dwellers who like being able to wear bathrobes all day, older couples in awe of the manicured grounds, and moneyed locals with spa memberships (this is effectively the Soho House of the north. It even has its own cinema!).
From £180.50 per person, half-board, with one 50-minute treatment from the Spa Day menu; Ruddingpark.co.uk