The Club at Cottonmill

Sopwell House is a beautiful whitewashed Georgian manor turned stylish country hotel. The spa was refurbished, refreshed and had a brand-new extension built in 2019, and now houses the latest spa facilities and technology. The spa has two distinct areas: Cottonmill and The Club at Cottonmill. Cottonmill facilities include a 14-metre indoor pool, two hot tubs, a sauna, steam room, poolside terrace and The Sitting Room. After a treatment, guests are invited to rest in the Rose Relaxation Room. You can also upgrade your experience to The Club at Cottonmill where the facilities are among the best in the UK. There are three floors of saunas, steam rooms, experience showers, relaxation space and a gorgeous indoor/outdoor hydro pool which opens onto the spa garden -- an experience of it's own where you will find cabanas, loungers and bubbly hot tubs surrounded by a Japanese style waterway. Our review and bubble rating applies to The Club only.

The Spa Safe Promise from Cottonmill can be viewed here



  • XXL robes available
  • 14.5-metre pool
  • Three hydrotherapy pools
  • Outdoor hot tubs
  • Three steam rooms
  • Four saunas
  • Rose relaxation room
  • Deep relaxation room
  • Experience showers
  • Spa Garden
  • Exercise studio with fitness classes
  • Gym

Covid-19 Protocols

  • Temperature checks for all guests on arrival
  • A hygiene ambassador will be available to answer any questions
  • Enhanced cleaning throughout the spa
  • All therapists will wear appropriate PPE
  • Showering before treatments is encouraged
  • Treatment rooms will be sanitised after every treatment
  • Complimentary face masks will be available for all guests


  • Elemis
  • Aromatherapy Associates
  • Mii Make Up
  • Jessica Nails

Public Opinion

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What others are saying

"I am a holistic therapist and I love unwinding at spas and having a treatment as I know you do not have enough time to sometimes having a facial or nice unwinding massage ,! I always leave reviews and mostly 5 / 5 If any problem will always speak with someone to put it right . I am getting married next year and would love the opportunity to go for a spa x"

Amanda Hatter

  • May 26, 2020 at 9:18 pm

Voted: Health Focused

"I’ve found my favourite day spa!!! Visited the Club at Cottonmill with my mum for a much needed day of relaxation, it exceeded our expectations. Such a beautiful location, the spacious relaxation area had the most amazing views, the outdoor hot tubs felt sheltered and private, everything is spotlessly clean, the experience shower was the best I’ve used and lunch was delicious with lots of choice. Although I rarely write reviews, felt compelled to do so as we had such a lovely day and planning our return ;-). My mum particularly liked the large robe and her massage, the therapist listened to her requests and helped her feel relaxed from the start. "

Donna T

  • February 10, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Voted: Health Focused Solo Friendly Romantic

Spa Location

Spa location

Cottonmill Lane,
St Albans,

01727 864477

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Extra Information


The Pantry is available for spa lunches and spa afternoon tea and is a place to retreat in your robe for some much needed sustenance.

Diners also have a choice of two restaurants in the hotel – The Brasserie or The Restaurant.




The hotel features 128 stylish rooms and suites, including 16 mews suites that offer guests greater privacy and a place to unwind and soak away in the hydropool.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 6.30am – 10.00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 7.30am – 9.00pm

Travel and Parking

Nearest train stations include
St Albans Abbey (0.5 miles), Park Street (0.9 miles) and St Albans (0.9 miles

Nearest airports
London Luton Airport (9.8 miles), London Heathrow Airport (19.2 miles) & London City Airport (23.2 miles)

Nearest motorways
M1 JCT 6A (2.6 miles), M25 JCT 21 (2.7 miles) and M25 JCT 22 (3.0 miles)
360 Onsite Car parking spaces available

Treatment menu

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