Luxury in James Herriot country

Autumn is almost upon us again, and for those who have yet to go on holiday but feel the need for some male pampering, we might have found the perfect solution.

The sumptuous Verbena Spa, located inside the old stone-built 4-star Feversham Arms Hotel in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, is no ordinary health farm. Situated far from the madding crowds, this mini-haven was recently treated to a multi-million pound facelift, which means that after taking a walk through the rolling Dales or stopping off at a pub to sup on a pint of Theakstons, you can lose yourself in one of the relaxing aromatherapy rooms, the sauna, the pore-cleansing ice cave or the heated outdoors swimming pool. 

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So, why not leave the stress of the city behind, and take a trip up north for bracing walks, big landscapes and more than a touch of luxury afterwards. James Haigh

Spa days start from £145 per person