The spa developments form part of the owner’s – the Bannister family’s – plans to continue to reinvest in the business and position The Coniston Estate as one of the leading destinations in the Yorkshire Dales.
The spa, originally opened in 2015, will feature; two infinity pools with views across the 1,400-acre estate, lake and Yorkshire Dales; a lake view terrace with relaxed seating, fire pits and a covered outdoor bar; a 15m indoor swimming pool, a thermal experience including an infrared sauna, Finnish sauna, Himalayan sauna, aromatherapy steam room, indoor bubble pool and ice fountain; a luxury couples suite including double spa bath and mud rasul.
A new private spa garden will also be created, complete with a relaxation pod, loungers and two outdoor baths boasting the most incredible views. The development is due for completion in March 2021 and will be available for treatments, spa days and spa stays.
Nick Bannister, owner and director of The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa said: “Over the past few months we have all realised just how important it is to look after ourselves, our health and our physical and mental wellbeing.
“Through the many lockdown walks we have all taken, we as a nation have come to appreciate more than ever the great outdoors and the benefit it brings to our health and happiness.”
He added: “Here at The Coniston, we are lucky to be idyllically located on a picturesque, private estate surrounded by the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, and felt that it was important that we incorporated our location into our new spa offering.
“From a new infinity pool and private spa garden experience with outdoor baths, to a terrace bar and herb garden – our spa sanctuary will really be at one with nature. We are so excited about our new spa and cannot wait to welcome guests who are looking to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with themselves and our wonderful world.”
In tandem with the plans to redevelop the spa, The Coniston has appointed Belinda Belli as spa manager. Belli joins the team with a wealth of experience from leading spas including The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda and, most recently, The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle in the highlands of Scotland.