5 Bubble Luxury Spa 2019

The Coach House Spa at Beaverbrook


Nestled in the heart of the Surrey Hills, Beaverbrook is the quintessential British Country Estate. Surrounded by vibrant gardens and unspoilt countryside, this historical treasure has been transformed into a tranquil retreat.Whether relaxing in Churchill’s bedroom or burrowing down in the Cottage at The Garden House, you will be transported to a home away from home; a peaceful haven just 20 miles from the bright lights of London.

At The Coach House Health Club and Spa, the influence of the English Countryside setting is reflected in a natural healing philosophy, the range of treatments and state of the art facilities.

For the treatments, Beaverbrook has partnered with a range of boutique brands from across England, all of whom work in an artisanal way and share our ‘natural’ ethos and passion for botanical active ingredients.  The ethos continues in the garden where an apothecary garden has been sown with medicinal plants and flowers that are used in treatments and teas.

As you enter you will find yourself in a calming space, bathed in colours from oak leaves that have been utilised in the design of the stained-glass ceiling. This inviting area features our reception, The Deli and The Boutique & Apothecary.

The spa treatment area and thermal spa are filled with flowers, stained glass, rills with flowing water and vibrant tiled walls.  Alongside the treatment rooms our Relaxation Room is warmed by a glowing fire. The Thermal Spa includes a jacuzzi, steam room and sauna as well as The English Bath House, a variation of the traditional hammam.

Two pools, one indoor and one outdoor, as well as a children’s outdoor splash pool makes up the swimming area. On the first floor, the gym offers state of the art equipment while the Exercise Studio offers a range of fitness classes.

Features

  • XXL robes available
  • Family swim times
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Ice fountain
  • Manicure and pedicure lounge
  • Hair salon
  • Gym
  • Excercise studio

Products

  • Coach House Body Oils
  • AS Apothecary
  • Therapi
  • Lola's Apothecary
  • Kure Bazaar
  • Pinks Boutique

Our Spa Spy review

First impressions

First Impressions

Beaverbrook is a handsome late-Victorian mansion near Leatherhead that sits within the 470-acre Beaverbrook Estate.  As the home of Lord Beaverbrook, newspaper magnate and cabinet minister, it played host to some of the most influential and famous people of the 20th Century including Winston Churchill, Rudyard Kipling, Harold Wilson and Elizabeth Taylor. The history is proudly on display throughout the hotel.

As well as beautiful gardens and extensive grounds, the hotel has tennis and badminton courts, a children’s club, a croquet lawn, table tennis, the first private cinema in the UK, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, a cookery school and The Coach House Spa, housed in a Victorian building next to the hotel, which opened in early 2019.    

On offer

What's on offer?

Entering the spa, we were greeted by a huge display of flowers and smiling reception staff. A vivid yellow flower mosaic skylight caught our attention, as well as the pink rose mosaic behind the reception desk, matched by the scarves worn by the reception staff. You’ll see these stunning glass mosaics throughout the spa, all designed by world-renowned glass artist Brian Clarke. If you have time, stop to browse in the small Boutique & Apothecary shop, selling AS Apothecary, Pai and Therapi products, as well as jewellery, clothes and swimwear.

After a tour of the spa we were shown to the changing rooms. Walls on one side are lined with four-digit code oak lockers, another central column of lockers separates the changing and vanity areas. There is a long, cushioned bench and a private changing room. Four large showers are stocked with deliciously scented Bamford shampoo, conditioner and body wash. The vanity area has yellow cushioned stools, large mirrors, five powerful hairdryers, tissues and hand towels.   Cleanser and moisturiser are available on request.    

Head past the shop to the pool area. The 20-metre indoor pool is calm and crystal clear, glinting with natural light cast through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Relax here on one of ten comfortable loungers and bathe in the serene atmosphere while admiring the green and blue floral tiles. Or head out to the 20-metre outdoor pool and children’s splash pool, bordered by neat grass, flower beds and plenty of sun loungers.  

To reach the treatment rooms, relaxation area and thermal facilities, head back to reception and enter a corridor bordered by blue and green Art-Deco style tiles with bright red poppies. Two channels of water gently cascade down either side. Beyond is a set of stairs, also with cascading water either side, which ascend to a flickering fire.

On the other side of the fire you will find the relaxation area and the thermal facilities. In the relaxation area you can snooze on the five comfortable chairs with matching footstools, flick through the magazines, books and newspapers and help yourself to mint-infused water.

The thermal facilities are in a low-ceilinged room with cream décor and clean lines. The deep hydrotherapy hot tub comfortably seats six: after bubbling in warm water admiring the circular glass skylights, relax on one of the five loungers. There is a traditional wooden sauna and a hot steam room that would each comfortably seat six, an ice fountain and a large shower. You will also find the English bath house here, an unusual variation of the traditional hammam, this can only be used as part of a treatment.

There is also a well-equipped gym, a studio that offers classes, a manicure/pedicure room and a hairdresser.

Tell us about the treatments

Tell us about the treatments

We tried the Bio Dynamic Body Massage (60 minutes, £150). As well as standard massage techniques, BioDynamic massage includes pulsatory touch, energy distribution and psycho-postural treatment. Proponents say it is particularly good for treating muscular ailments.  

My therapist, Carrie, met me in reception and led me to the treatment room, decorated in calming, neutral shades. Each one has its own unique glass flower mosaic in the floor to admire while face down on the treatment bed.

I sat on an armchair while Carrie and I discussed what I wanted to achieve from the treatment and filled in a consultation form. She then gave me a heavenly pre-treatment foot bath using Himalayan and Epsom salts, then washed with them with tea tree and finished with a foot massage.  My feet dried, I lay face down on the treatment bed.            

Carrie started on my back and shoulders; the rhythmical movement over my skin was wonderful. She stretched my muscles just enough to feel utterly relaxed, then continued onto the back of my legs, ankles and feet. Throughout the treatment her touch was firm but soothing. I turned over and Carrie placed an eye mask over my eyes. She massaged my arms then gently but firmly massaged my neck and shoulders, with sweeping strokes from behind my head. She correctly diagnosed a whiplash injury from over 15 years ago and suggested a range of exercises and improvements to my posture to help the problem.        

At the end of the treatment, Carrie raised the head of the bed and handed me a glass of water.  It was such a blissful experience – one of the best massages I’ve ever had – the time went in the blink of an eye.

The Coach House Spa offers a range of face and body treatments using a selection of natural and organic products. Facials include the Therapi Honey Facial, a Sportsman’s Proverb Facial and the Apothecary Meadow Facial. Body treatments include Bio Dynamic massage, exfoliation and a treatment for mums-to-be. The spa also offers osteopathy, naturopathic osteopathy and reflexology.

Food facts

Food Facts

Spa guests eat in The Deli, you can eat in your robe or day clothes – we were perfectly comfortable in our robe. The food is light, colourful, nutritious and flavoursome, and includes soup of the day, salads and hot meals. There are vegetarian and vegan options, and they are happy to cater for different dietary requirement if notified in advance.

We had the salmon and smashed avocado flatbread served with a salad packed full of interesting flavours including roasted cumin seeds, pickled red onion and shredded carrot – the combination of which was sensational. 

We loved / we didn't love

We loved / we didn't love

We loved

Our treatment: One of the best massages this Spa Spy has experienced

The customer service and enthusiasm:  Every member of staff from the hotel and spa were considerate, proactive and helpful, and clearly passionate about the history of the estate. Everyone wanted to give us a tour and tell us a story.

The attention to detail and styling:  Furnishings, colours, curtains, books and paintings all blend beautifully to create a relaxed, chic and comfortable aesthetic.  

The grounds: The gardens and the estate woodlands are extensive and give you lots of options to venture outdoors and/or go wild while you’re there. 

We didn't love

Having to leave.

Who do you think would like it?

Who do you think would like it?

Couples: Beaverbrook is perfect for a romantic break.

Burnt-out Londoners: It’s only 20 minutes from the centre of London.

History buffs: The house is steeped in history and at every turn there is a reference to the remarkable people, politics and events from the time Lord Beaverbrook was resident.

What bubble rating did you give this spa?

What bubble rating did you give this spa?

We gave The Coach House Spa at Beaverbrook a bubble rating of Five Bubble Luxury. The design and décor are unusual and interesting, the treatments are excellent, and the food exemplifies nutritious and healthful spa food. The people also make this spa special; the staff are proactive without being intrusive and feel genuinely interested in your wellbeing. 

Stylish Spy visited in October 2019 and awarded it 5 Bubble Luxury.

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Spa Location

Spa location


Leatherhead,
Surrey,
KT22 8QX

01372 571300

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Extra Information

Dining

The Coach House Deli offers guests a wealth of delicious, wholesome food options. From our comprehensive breakfast and lunch options, to our selection of home baked cakes, muffins and juices, The Deli focuses on optimal nutrition without compromising on taste.

On the estate there is also The Garden House Restaurant which serves Anglo-Italian inspired menus that change with the seasons and our Japanese Grill which offers an elegant dining experience, featuring a modern approach to Japanese cuisine

Accommodation

35 bedrooms on the Estate

With views across the 470 acre Beaverbrook Estate, each of our three exquisite buildings has been transformed and rooms radiate with charm and character.

Snuggle up with a book in The Garden House, enjoy spectacular views from the Coach House or lose yourself in our opulent rooms in The House

Opening Hours

Treatments 10am - 8.30pm Monday to Friday

Treatments 9am - 7.30pm Saturday and Sunday

Outside of these times available on request to Members & Hotel Guests

Travel and Parking

On-site parking available

Accessibility

Full disabled access to gym, indoor and outdoor pool (with hoist), changing facilities, 4 of the 6 treatment rooms, Deli, the boutique manicure and pedicure room accessible.

The relaxation room and couples treatment room are not accessible to wheel chairs.  The thermal spa is accessible but no hoist to jacuzzi and turning room in sauna and spa is limited. 

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