Winter Spa Break at National Trust Bodysgallen Hall – North Wales

-Relax and renew with exquisite Darphin spa treatments amongst the idyllic surroundings of Bodysgallen Hall, a National Trust property located in 200 acres of gardens
-Sophisticated, trusted Parisian skincare brand known for high performance facial oils is now stocked at the Bodysgallen Spa with a wide variety of treatments
-Bodysgallen has won many awards in 2015 for accommodation, dining and the spa

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We all need time to de-stress and recharge our batteries around all the Christmas party festivities. Whether it’s a chance to get fitter, sleep better, or enjoy pampering treatments for face and body, Bodysgallen Hall, a 17th-century country house hotel near Llandudno, is the perfect venue.

Voted one of the Ten Best UK Spas, Bodysgallen announced Darphin, the sophisticated, trusted Parisian skincare brand, as its principal treatment and product range this year.

Bodysgallen Spa itself is housed within a converted stone farmhouse in the award-winning historic grounds, and features a 50-foot indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, relaxation room and gym. You can lounge by the poolside and imagine yourself on an Art Deco ocean liner. The Darphin brand was launched by Pierre Darphin in 1958, who is considered to have revolutionised the beauty industry when he opened his first ‘Institut de Beaute’ in Paris using luxurious plant based formulas made with essential oils enhanced by skin-sculpting techniques.

Today Darphin moisturisers range from sumptuously rich to whisper-light. Guests can book in for an Intense Hydrating Facial, which deeply nourishes dry skin and provides a dewy-fresh complexion, ideal for the winter months.

Visitors who are tired and strung-out, should treat themselves to the Soft Comforting Treatment, a luxurious pampering wrap that saturates the body in warm cream masks and aromatic essential oils to leave skin fresh and radiant.

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The Deep Rebalancing Massage Includes a deep tissue massage that relieves tired muscles, using rhythmic techniques to relax the deepest tension in the gentlest way. Blended essential oils improve circulation to help oxygenate the skin and reveal a healthy glow.

And gentlemen are not forgotten. They can book in for a Made for Men Deep Rebalancing Massage or a high-powered revitalising facial treatment.

Restored National Trust-owned Bodysgallen Hall enjoys a stunning location amongst the mountain scenery of North Wales. Sympathetic restoration, oak panelling, mullioned windows and four-posters combine to create an ambience of wellbeing within the hotel. There’s always someone to carry your bags, plump your pillow, or bring a glass of sherry before supper.

Bodysgallen is surrounded by over 200 acres of National Trust gardens and offers remarkable views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle. It recently appeared on BBC One show ‘Glorious Gardens from Above’, dedicated to some of the UK’s finest gardens. Guests can walk and explore several follies, a walled garden, lily-pad ponds and a rare 17th-century parterre of box hedges.

The hotel is also situated a mile from the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno with its wide curving promenade (two miles of white sand overlooking blue sea). Wrap up warm for a brisk stroll along one of the world’s top 50 beaches.

Or you can drive around the Great Orme with its magnificent views of the North Wales coastline. Nearby are the castles of Caenarfon, Harlech and Beaumaris, as well as National Trust properties, Plas Newydd on Anglesey, Penrhyn Castle, and the gardens of Bodnant.

Then, after fresh air and exercise, it’s back to the hotel for tea in front of a roaring fire. Bodysgallen Hall welcomed back award-winning chef John Williams this spring and his new menu has already attracted a 3 AA Rosette rating. The restaurant overlooks the beautiful gardens, with menus showcasing seasonal, local cuisine.

It has been a busy 2015 with numerous awards for Bodysgallen Hall’s accommodation, dining and spa including; 3 AA Rosettes, Top 10 Spas in The Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels and The Good Hotel Guide 2016 Editor’s Choice – Hotels with Gardens for the 200 acres and more recently Bodysgallen was a winner of the Cheshire Life Dining Excellence of the Year award.

This winter, North Wales’s leading hotel invites visitors to experience an indulgent spa escape fusing award-winning dining and accommodation. From the moment visitors cross the border, they’ll know they are in another country with its own language, culture and way of life. A true escape without the fuss of an airport.

Full list of Bodysgallen Spa treatments: Llandudno, North Wales, LL30 1RS Tel: +44 (0)1492 584 466
B&B priced from £179.00 per night based on two sharing