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The Best UK Hotels For A Babymoon

Looking to plan a pampering getaway before the arrival of your new little darling? The UK is full of options to take a well-needed opportunity to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet before sleepless nights and nappy changes accompanying your new addition’s arrival ensue.

If planning a baby-moon escape in the company of your partner, friend, or relative, our edit of the best UK hotels for mums-to-be is just the thing you need to bring in the nesting process, ideal for your second and third trimesters. Soak up the last moments of ‘just us two’ in the relaxing surroundings in one of these UK hotels.

Lucknam Park Hotel

Lucknam Park Hotel’s Maternity Massage spa offering has been known to sway many a mama’s vote vis-à-vis where to babymoon. The big-hitting Cotswolds estate is a staycation stalwart, situated on the edge of the classically pretty village of Colerne, near Bath. Still, with so much to do within the 500-acre estate, who’d want to leave? A supremely romantic setting (in a classic sense), feed your appetite for old-school glamour with canopied four-poster beds, pleated silk lampshades, and open fireplaces in the master bedrooms. If you fancy lounging somewhere new, head down to the daybeds lining the spa’s twenty-metre swimming pool accompanied by your favourite glossy or meditation app.

Beaverbrook, Surrey

Located in the Surrey Hills, this lavish Grade II-listed hotel seems to have it all. To illustrate, it boasts a home cinema, a chintzy hotel bar, and an A-grade Japanese restaurant (helmed by ex-Nobu chef Taiji Maruyama). What’s more, it’s easily accessible from UK’s main towns allowing babymooners to really make the most of a weekend away without the added pressures of a lengthy commute. With generously-sized bedrooms that are equal parts contemporary and chintz, Beaverbrook delivers upscale country living. No babymoon at Beaverbrook is complete until an afternoon has been spent at the Coach House (Beaverbrook’s state-of-the-art spa). Unload those pregnancy stresses with one of their specialist treatments including a tailored maternity massage, then head back to base in your robe and slippers for some more R&R.

Dormy House, Cotswolds

Perched at the highest point of Farncombe Estate, above the stunning village of Broadway in the Cotswolds, this is a stunning historic establishment. Following a grand refurbished bringing to you an extremely cosy farmhouse, you’ll find a complete treat of a hotel, giving the feeling of a wonderfully stylish home. Once you check in, book straight in for a treatment with creator of the Aleksandrowicz System Massages, Beata Aleksandrowicz, for a 60-minute pregnancy massage. The award-winning House Spa also boasts a 16-metre indoor infinity pool in the Bathing Room for full spa indulgence, and you’ll feel perfectly at home to waltz around in your spa robes (this is encouraged). Cosy up for a game of fireside Scrabble in The Shed and make the most of your new postcode with trips to the twee tea rooms.

The Pig At Combe, Devon

Quintessentially British with a modern twist, The Pig at Combe in Devon is perfect for a pre-baby getaway. The shabby-chic country house in the Otter Valley offers seclusion and the opportunity for many a memorable meal – with produce sourced from the kitchen garden and a strict 25-mile food-gathering radius. Comfortable beds provide sumptuous quarters in which to cosy downside. Note: The Folly serves wood-fired pizza which can be boxed up and eaten in bed. For added R&R, treat yourself to a ‘mum-to-be massage’ at the Potting Shed spa. Tailored to suit the specific needs of pregnant women, the treatment provides a “peaceful and uplifting experience for mother and bump that also relieves fatigue and aches at the same time”.

Chewton Glen, New Forest

On the edge of the ever-so-enchanting New Forest rests Chewton Glen, a world-renowned Relais & Châteaux wonderland escape. Spanning across 130 acres of dreamy Hampshire countryside that fuses together the perfect balance of country and coast, perfect to whisk yourself away for a blissful babymoon retreat. The hotel provides leisurely guided walks, either by the serenely scenic beaches or around the woodland nature reserve – or both! If you’re seeking a more indulgent getaway, head to the holistic health spa for a moment of much-needed nourishment and alone time. Two of the spa treatments are tailored specifically to expecting mothers: The Pregnancy Glow Facial and the Mum to Be Massage, both of which rely on products chosen to suit the needs of your skin and body and to maintain your glow during this very special time.

The Berkeley, London

Londoners or those travelling into London can rest assured that The Berkeley will tend to your needs if you’re looking for of a luxury distraction in the final months of your pregnancy. Sister to Claridge’s and The Connaught, The Berkeley guarantees a pampering stay for expectant mothers, featuring a babymoon offer designed specifically with expecting couples in mind, as well as a full-day ‘The Berkeley Mother-to-be Treat’. The former offers luxury accommodation and a daily traditional English Breakfast in the Collins Room or the Blue Bar, where you can also treat yourself to a mocktail; while the latter promises an impressively wide-ranging package that includes a pregnancy yoga expert, a Bamford pregnancy massage, a rejuvenating facial and, lastly, a signature manicure and pedicure. With the inclusion of these bespoke treatments, The Berkeley really has gone the extra mile.

The Gilpin, Lake District

Overlooking the magical moors of the Lake District, both beautiful and accommodating, it’s almost as though the site’s spa lodges, lake houses and garden suites have been designed just for couples who are expecting. The spa lodges and suites are particularly desirable, each consisting of its own private en-suite spa, steam room, outdoor sauna (for partners of course), free-standing bath and hydrotherapy hot tub enclosed by a walled garden for maximum privacy, not to mention state-of-the-art facilities such as fires, mood lighting, a music system and electric blinds. These tempting packages include an itinerary so you won’t need to worry about planning the details of your stay, but there is also a ‘build your own package’ available in case you wish to. Your experience will be so memorable that you’ll be eager to make a swift return with your little one all grown.

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