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The Cottonmill Spa at Sopwell House

Sopwell House is a whitewashed Georgian manor turned stylish country hotel.  The spa was given a complete refurbishment and remodelled in early 2019 to incorporate the very latest facilities and architecture and is now known as The Cottonmill Spa.  The founders have roamed the globe to bring together a unique blend of cutting-edge technology and expert treatments. 

While Cottonmill is a private members’ spa, day visitors are welcome.  It's worth noting there are two distinct areas to the Spa: - Cottonmill and The Club at Cottonmill.

Cottonmill facilities includes use of the indoor pool, two vitality pools, a state of the art gym (see below) featuring the latest Technogym ‘Artis’ line equipment, classes taken in the new energising studio, sauna, steam room, poolside terrace and Sitting Room. After a treatment, guests are invited to rest in the Rose Relaxation Room.

The Club at Cottonmill features world class spaces and facilities including new spa gardens, (pictured at the top of the page) Garden Room, (pictured opposite) Whisper Room and Deep Relaxation Room. The Club area is accessible only to a select group of members and a limited number of guests or residents on Club packages.


  • XXL robes available
  • Family swim times
  • 14 treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Experience showers
  • 14.5-metre pool
  • Exercise studio with fitness classes
  • Gym
  • 2 hydrotherapy pools
  • Rose relaxation room
  • Deep relaxation room


  • ESPA
  • Elemis

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Cottonmill Lane,
St Albans,

01727 864477

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Extra Information


The Pantry is the spa restaurant and serves lunch and afternoon tea.

Pantry Lunch opening times: 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea opening times: 3.30pm – 6.00pm

Diners have a choice of two restaurants in the hotel:  a conservatory bar & terrace or cocktail lounge.


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


2 accessible guest bedrooms

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Cottonmill Lane,
St Albans,

01727 864477

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