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Sopwell House launches Cottonmill private spa

Sopwell House launches Cottonmill private spa

Opening in summer following a £14 million investment, Cottonmill is the new three-storey, state-of-the-art, private members’ spa at Sopwell House in Hertfordshire.

Combining the serenity of a spa with the exclusivity of a club, Cottonmill is all about choice and community, bringing together innovative treatments and experiences by British spa brands, contemporary design, diverse relaxation spaces, modern dining and a new spa garden.

With two tiers of membership and access, members can choose the wellness experience that perfectly suits them, embarking on a completely tailored and exclusive spa experience.

The owners of Sopwell House have travelled the globe to handpick the best elements from world-renowned spa experts and independent treatment centres, adding their own innovative concept to curate a treatment menu like no other.

Cottonmill has partnered with Elemis, Espa and Aromatherapy Associates, three British pioneers of the spa world, while Cottonmill’s signature treatments are based around the soothing and healing powers of sand and water, with two new dynamic techniques being introduced upon opening.


Cottonmill will be the first UK spa to introduce treatments on an Amber & Quartz Crystal Bed, which delivers thermal therapy by immersing the body in hot sand, easing tension from the body and stimulating cells.

Specific treatments will include Cottonmill Sound & Sand, during which the bed gently vibrates while singing bowls are chimed, and the Elemis Quartz Poultice Massage, which incorporates warm quartz poultices to increase circulation and release tense muscles.

Complementing the sand treatments perfectly, come the water massages, which have been created with the Vichy massage shower.

The Cottonmill Signature Vichy combines a full sensory Vichy experience with a full body scrub and hot stone back and scalp massage, letting the hydrotherapy bring the body back to balance and hydrate the skin.

The Vichy treatments allow for a totally bespoke experience, with pressure and temperature of the water adjusted to guests’ wants and needs.