The Lime Tree Spa at Milford Hall Hotel

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    A ‘Boutique Spa’ by definition sets a level of expectation that it will be compact and bijou. When you arrive at Milford Hall Hotel you could be forgiven for driving past the understated brick building with traditional wooden doors that was originally a garage and workshop. Pass the mini patio with tables and chairs, set invitingly in front of a spectacular wall of ivy. The ivy is artificial – an imaginative solution for creating a feature where you have a wall that is in need of a little clever disguise. But follow the attractive brick pathway through a wrought iron gate you are transported into a spa that is far from bijou in stature and feel. The solid double doors with striking textured handles, tell a story about this spa that is a treat for the senses.

    Using a selection of textures on the walls, flooring and careful choice of furniture, Spa Creators are the Spa Consultants behind this spa that has ingeniously used every possible space to turn this building into a ‘Spa Tardis’ with a Euro Asian fusion that gives it a contemporary and relaxed feel.

    The Lime Tree Spa has three treatment rooms, a manicure station, a generous size sauna, a bronze mosaic tiled experience shower and four ceramic sculpted heated loungers in a room with fully bi-folding doors that enjoy the view of an attractively sheltered outdoor hot tub and patio area with more tables and chairs for relaxation.

    This spa feels considerably more airy, open and well-appointed in comparison to many other larger spas.

    Follow the glass and wooden balustrade staircase up to a mezzanine that houses a treatment room with a relaxation area complete with two sofas, two chairs and a pair of hot pink chaise longue that sit either side of a window that frames the spas very own Lime Tree.

    Downstairs, the wall of the corridor that leads to the fully equipped gym from Mattrix and the second and third treatment rooms is clad with Muraspec ocean wave moulded panel reminiscent of ripples in the sand.

    Crown Sports Lockers created the changing room lockers. Each of the three treatment rooms is wall papered with different neutral tones of cream, bronze and silver respectively with a lime tree design.

    The luxurious treatment beds from Ellisons are finished with pebble coloured luxury towels and matching pebble coloured fleecy blankets embroidered with the Lime Tree Spa logo. The white waffle ‘Healthy’ bathrobes are also embroidered with the Lime Tree Spa logo (all supplied by BC Softwear).

    Spa Creators and the team at The Lime Tree Spa created the menu of treatments using brand Caudalie, with a wide range of luxurious vineyard themed treatments that fit well with the Euro Asian theme.

    Spa Manager Sarah Moore says ‘The Lime Tree Spa has a great feel about it. It is not often that you walk into a brand new building and you already feel at home. It is also a brand new team at the Lime Tree but we have already gelled – Spa Creators have achieved this and we are delighted with the results.’

    To contact Spa Creators, please visit their website:

    Daniel Fountain / 26.05.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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