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Dormy House Hotel and Spa

Broadway, Worcestershire,
WR12 7LF

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Hotel Spa

Has a pool

Has thermal facilities

6 treatment rooms

Dormy House Hotel and Spa is a renovated Cotswold farmhouse which aims to be your "home from home". The modern spa contrasts clean Scandinavian design and cosy Cotswold stone.

There's a 16-metre infinity pool, thermal experiences, a champagne nail parlour, gym, excellent Temple Spa treatments, and dining in the glass-walled spa lounge. Book in for a longer spa break or short spa "bubbles", where you can pack in a lot of spa in a little time. There's a way for everyone to get dreamy at Dormy.

1 person says this spa is a social spa.
1 person says this spa is health focused.
1 person says this spa is solo friendly.
1 person says this spa is romantic.

  • Six treatment rooms including one double room
  • 16m heated infinity pool
  • Outdoor hydrotherapy pool
  • Lavender infusion sauna
  • Hot juniper Finnish cabin
  • Salt steam room
  • Drench showers
  • Ice experience
  • Rasul mud room
    • Natura Bissé
    • Temple Spa

Our Spa Spy Review

First impressions

A 17th-century stone farmhouse, a foodie pub and a trendy country hotel all rolled into one in the Cotswolds.

We visited when the spa had been open for about six weeks: time enough for things to bed in but soon enough for The Good Spa Guide to get the inside edge on a spa worth adding to our wish list.

What's on offer?

A light and airy spa finished in soft greys and blues, with stained oak floors and pale cream tiles. At the centre of the lower level is a 16-metre indoor infinity pool which has mood lighting; you can swim down the pool while the water is a soft blue, and back up when it is pale pink. Just sitting on one of the eight large day beds is entertaining as you watch the pool change colour.

A glass-sided Finnish sauna overlooks the pool, and there is also a cooler "lavender sauna", a salt steam room, an ice-rub station, and drench showers. Outside is a sheltered terrace that acts as a sun trap, complete with hydro-pool.

Upstairs is a very elegant nail parlour where you can have your nails done while sipping champagne, and a large glass-sided lounge complete with a circular log fire, and a bar offering drinks and food all day.

There are six treatment rooms, and the couples' treatment room opens into the rasul mud room.

Two gyms: one for hotel guests and one for health-club members.

Tell us about the treatments

I had the Temple Spa Champagne and Truffles facial (90 minutes, £115) which was not, as I half-expected, a facial followed by champagne and truffles. Both were used as ingredients in the treatment, along with some silk, diamonds and gold. Well, when a Spa Spy reaches a certain age, she deserves diamonds and champagne and gold.

The treatment began with Sarah, my therapist, telling me to breathe in the oils on her hands, and then relax with a deep breath out. As I did so, she pushed firmly on my shoulders to help me relax. While I enjoyed the warm bed and the lovely aroma of the oils, Sarah washed my feet with warm cloths and then wrapped them up.

The facial proper began with a warm "melting" mask designed to help iron out wrinkles. (I think I need this every morning!) A facial massage followed using a rich cream and "lifting" techniques which aim to reduce baggy areas and strengthen and tone the muscles. Sarah used another, even richer, cream on my neck area.

While the potions performed their magic on my face, Sarah treated my arms and hands with a gentle exfoliating cream, removed it with warm flannels and then massaged in another cream.

She used cool marble stones to brighten and refresh the skin around my eyes, and then applied a generous layer of Temple Spa Skin Truffle. This wonderfully rich cream is a hit with the Spa Spies, so much so that we voted it our winning "Pamper Perfect Product" in our annual awards in 2011. It's still a brilliant product and was a perfect end to this treatment.

My skin felt very soft and plumped up, my jaw was much less jowly and my eye area was brighter. My skin looked great for the next few days and good for over a week.

Next time I would be tempted by the facial called "Skin investment: Need a miracle?" if only because of the name. This facial includes a micro-peel, a super boosting mask and the use of a "skin investment cell communication machine" which is supposed to give a non-invasive face lift. There are plenty of other facials to choose from, including rehydrating and calming ones for sensitive skin.

Dormy House Spa has trained all its therapists in massage expert Beata Aleksandrowicz's "Pure Massage" approach, and it really shows in their massage technique. The "Face Pure" massage tackles stress held in the muscles of the head and neck and claims to help improve headaches, skin texture and sleep patterns. If stress is affecting your sleep patterns, the "Silent Night Lavender Sleep Treatment", the Dormy House signature treatment, combines a body brush, a buff, and a long massage to try to reset your body clock.

You can also try other massages, wraps, scrubs and infusions, and mud-based therapies using the rasul room, as well as beauty treatments such as manicures, pedicures and waxing. You can book short spa sessions of two hours, which combine various treatments, or half and full days.

Food facts

In the Greenhouse spa lounge, the bar serves smoothies, drinks, salads and treats all day. If you are booked in for a spa session, the welcome smoothie sets you up for a day of pampering.

The Potting Shed offers all-day food brasserie style, from fish and chips to proper chicken pie.

The Garden Room is the hotel's slightly grander restaurant which uses local produce with plenty of salmon, duck and lamb on offer.

We loved / We didn't love

We loved:

The laid-back but luxurious atmosphere: everything is comfortable, good quality and spacious, from the soft furnishings to the high standards of finish in the pool and heat area.

The quirky style: the theme is that Dormy House is like your own house -- but better! The hotel and spa are not stiff or formal in any way and staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are named after the house theme: the spa lounge is the Greenhouse, the restaurants are the Garden Room and The Potting Shed, treatment rooms carry a sign saying "Beware the Therapist". Someone is having fun here and it is just as likely to be the guests.

The clever use of outdoor space: the terrace by the spa is carefully screened on two sides so it acts as a suntrap, the hydro-pool has been positioned outside in a dip to shelter it from wind and, on the other side of the hotel, the terrace that gets the morning sun is where breakfast is served. Even on cold days, the glass-walled Greenhouse lounge with its central log fire makes you feel warm while getting plenty of daylight.

The Mad-Men style nail parlour: you can have your nails done while sipping a glass of Veuve Clicquot (my favourite champagne).

We didn't love the hot glass walls of the sauna which form part of a corridor. Touching the walls as we passed was uncomfortably hot. A warning sign would help.

The downstairs spa area is quite compact and may easily become overcrowded on busy days. There were five people in the changing room when I wanted to change and that felt, well...friendly!

Who do you think would like it?

Romantics: The high standards, the informal atmosphere and the elegant spa combine to make Dormy House a perfect hideaway for couples.

Gardeners: There are 30 gardens within 30 miles, including Hidcote and Batsford Arboretum. You can also arrange a private tour of the Japanese garden in the grounds of the Farncombe Estate.

Foodies: Of course, given the setting in the Vale of Evesham (which used to be called the breadbasket of London). The hotel uses plenty of local suppliers and makes a point of serving seasonal food.

Anyone who needs a bit of luxury in their life: Don't we all now and again?

What bubble rating did you give this spa?

We awarded Dormy House a Good Spa Guide bubble rating of 5 bubble luxury.

Dormy House offers luxury, excellent treatments and a well-designed spa space.

Sybaritic Spy visited in March 2014 and awarded it 5 Bubble Luxury

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  1. 's avatar
    March 26, 2015 at 6:20 pm
    Luxurious experience , fabulous treatments . A real spoil for the day

    I voted this spa as being:

    • A Social Spa
    • Health Focused
    • Solo Friendly
    • Romantic

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Spa Location

Dormy House Hotel and Spa

Willersey Hill,
WR12 7LF

Extra Information


There are two restaurants at Dormy House Hotel. The Garden Room is serves modern, local produce and The Potting Shed is a chic gastropub.


38 en-suite rooms available in five different styles, including six suites.

See the hotels entry on Pride of Britain Hotels.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: Club, studios and thermal: 7am - 9pm; spa treatments: 9am - 8pm 
Sunday: Club, studios and thermal: 8am - 7pm; spa treatments: 10am - 6pm

Special Offers

Diamond Indulgence at Dormy House Hotel and Spa

£250 per person

This is the spa day of all spa days and will leave you shining bright like a diamond. The Natura Bissé Diamond Life Infusion is a youth bio-marker serum that achieves unprecedented levels of rejuvenation, delivers an immediate lifting effect, smooths out wrinkles and provides skin with a bright, even tone. Fully immerse...

Top to Toe at Dormy House Hotel and Spa

£195 per person

Travelling and daily stress interfere with our sleep patterns. The aim of this treatment is to restore the body’s natural bio-rhythm and deeply relax the nervous system. You will enjoy a gently-uplifting brush treatment with carbon gloves. Warm Drift Away oil is then buffed into the skin and contains high levels of...

The Timeless Spa Break at Dormy House Hotel and Spa

£210 per person

A classic quintessential spa break from Dormy House Hotel and Spa. The package incorporates dinner, bed and breakfast, with full use of the spa facilities and one 60 minute spa treatment of your choice. 

The package includes: 

- Overnight accommodation in your chosen room or suite


Romantic Retreat

£322 per couple

The high standards, the informal atmosphere and the elegant spa combine to make Dormy House a perfect hideaway for couples. Your special break includes: - Half a bottle of chilled Veuve Clicquot in your room on arrival

- Hand-made chocolates in your room

- A Temple Spa Romance Gift Box.<...

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