Spa review: Hintlesham Hall

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 February 2016

The Spa at Hintlesham

The Spa at Hintlesham

Lynda Keeble, of Jayrest Interiors, who worked her design expertise at Hintlesham Hall last year, has returned to help create a place of tranquillity and calm within its luxurious new spa

The Spa at HintleshamThe Spa at Hintlesham

The restoration of Hintlesham Hall, just outside Ipswich has been a ‘labour of love’ for a Hadleigh-based interior designer who has returned to further her work within the new spa.

The historic house underwent an extensive refurbishment programme last year, thanks to the work of Lynda Keeble of Jayrest Interiors who sourced not only the fabrics and furnishings, but she also provided the inspiration to transform the Grade 1 Listed building.

Lynda has now completely transformed the spa, which opened at the end of October, to an interior look and feel completely unrecognisable when compared with its original state.

Nestled alongside the grandeur of the main hall, upon walking in, the entrance is spacious and calming with a colour palette which mixes cream, navy and dove grey, Lynda explains: “I designed the spa completely from scratch and I wanted to create something which was unique and different to commercial spas which tend to look the same.”

The Spa at HintleshamThe Spa at Hintlesham

Three calming treatments rooms, located to the right of the main room, have been dressed with sheer, circular textured voiles which feature throughout the spa. Lynda carefully chose the material from a retailer in France, Lynda explains: “I incorporated texture with the use of silks and fabrics which feature on the bespoke blinds.”

Part of the painted brickwork within the private rooms, has been left exposed with the use of soft but practical lighting, helping to create the ultimate place for relaxation. While the well thought-out dressing and washrooms cleverly make use of the space available but still remain practical and modern.

Jayrest who craft bespoke furniture within their factory, designed the practical but stylish seating throughout the open-planned spa. Lynda chose to use durable material from Kobe Fabrics and Romo Fabrics on the large corner sofa within the relaxation area and upon the chairs in the beauty treatment area.

“I chose fabrics which not only look stylish but are also practical and will work within a busy spa,” said Lynda.

The SpaThe Spa

Circular, brushed black and grey textured Harlequin wallpaper has also been chosen to create feature walls in the spa as well as a bespoke canvas in coordinating colours, which hangs in the relaxation room.

Glass accessories and minimal pieces finish the look in this snug type room which is filled with natural light that streams through the French doors.

A private outside patio, complete with a luxurious hot tub, is accessorised with tasteful, greenery and a collection of weatherproofed Rattan furniture. w

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Be prepared to be pampered

Amy Gallivan enjoyed an indulgent treatment and found out more about the new spa.

I have to admit, I don’t always have the time or the chance to indulge in a luxury spa treatment but Spa Manager Laura Marshall thoughtfully offered me the chance to experience a 30 minute Hot Stone back massage (£38) which I gratefully excepted!

The massage is designed to help you drift into deep sense of relaxation while the hot stones work wonders into your muscles relieving built up tension and stress. The heat increases circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system helping to revitalise the mind, body and soul.

The stones were warm and provided for really indulgent massage as Laura worked with delicate oils in a comfortably lit room as I drifted off to the calming sound of music.

Laura and her professional team provide a wide range of spa treatments using products by Elemis and St Tropez. From many different facials to nourishing body fixes and massages to sooth the body and mind.

The spa also provides beauty treatments such as OPI manicures and pedicures, make-up application, tanning, brows and lash tinting plus waxing and threading for both men and women.

And Laura has also put together a list of spa packages which includes a range of pampering, deluxe treatments and an experience for couples plus a winter warmer range which includes the use of the jacuzzi.

Guests can also enjoy a pamper and afternoon tea package with a choice of either an hour treatment or two mini treatments, followed by afternoon tea at Hintlesham Hall all for the price of £70.

To find out more about the extensive list of treatments and packages on offer, call: 01473 652334 or visit:

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