Ramside is one of those places in the North East that I’ve been meaning to visit for years but never got around to it (there are many, I know!). When I was invited to discover the new beauty range that Ramside Spa is now stocking, an enjoy a few hours in the spa, I felt like all my Christmases had come at once.
Ramside Spa is based just outside of Durham and is very easily accessible. I don’t like driving at all, but the spa is located just off the A1. There are also buses that stop near to the spa, so that public transport is an option, too.
The Spa Itself
I’ve heard lots of people saying that Ramside Spa is one of the best in the North East, not that I’m a connoisseur of spas. I did visit The Mineral House Spa at The Crowne Plaza back in August and was thoroughly impressed. Ramside is something else, though. With 14 luxurious treatment rooms, a sleep retreat – more on that later, a Middle Eastern Mud Rasul Chamber, thermal suites, an outdoor spa, a 25-metre swimming pool and one of the largest hydrotherapy pools in the UK, Ramside has it all. I also forgot to add, there is a private infinity spa pool that you can book, too.
I had a peek around the fitness centre and treatment rooms. After your treatment you are taken to the Sleep Retreat. A dark, quiet room with relaxing music where the beds gently vibrate to help relax you even further. How amazing does that sound? I’m booking in for a massage next year!
After being introduced to Natura Bisse and our tour of the spa, we had exclusive use of the infinity pool. It was a very cold evening, but sitting in the spa pool was extremely relaxing. Although it was pitch black, I can imagine the views over the outdoor spa and (coming soon) treehouses are incredible.
I spent most of my evening in the hydrotherapy pool. There are lots of loungers around the side of the pool, too. There is also a small bar which serves fruit-infused water. Just what you need after the sauna and steam room, right?
Natura Bisse is a brand from Barcelona which has the Forbes Travel Guide seal of approval. We were introduced to the brand by an amazingly enthusiastic lady who talked us through the most popular products and gave us some tips on our skincare regime. Did you know that you shouldn’t put your toner onto a cotton pad? If you do, you are wasting 90% of the product. How you should actually use it is by putting a small amount into your hands and gently patting it onto your skin.
Natura Bisse products are available to purchase from Ramside Spa, and of course, there are many treatments available which use the products including the Spa Day with C+C Facial, the Skin Comfort Facial, and the Signature Massage. Where do I sign up?
Have you ever visited Ramside Spa? If you are looking to book a spa break in the North East of England I highly recommend it!