Ragdale Hall review

By Victoria Riedl


In all the years I have been visiting Ragdale Hall it hasn’t changed a bit. The same friendly faces are there to greet you, there are the same comfy hideaway rooms full of plump pillows and cosy chairs to lull you into relaxation, the same grand dining room with buffet lunch and three course dinner is full up. And that’s why I love it.


Ragdale Hall and grounds


Its not groovy, an architectural statement or up to the minute modern design – it’s like coming home, only there is someone on hand to rub your feet and shoulders. And yes it is always packed full of groups padding around in dressing gowns and slippers, but you can always find a quiet corner to sip a herbal tea.

The treatment list suits any skincare and body need. On my most recent visit I enjoyed the Decleor Mother-To-Be treatment – by far the best pregnancy treatment I have experience and my husband (yes, I took a man – despite being in the minority, they are allowed at Ragdale!) who was quite shell shocked by how good his Decleor Tranquility treatment was (involving a full body and face massage).

The Hydrospa area

There is also the Hydrospa to enjoy – lots of small rooms including the incredibly relaxing candlelit pool area as well as various themed steam rooms and saunas. There is also the hydro stream – a heated meandering pool that leads you outside to enjoy the waterfall massage jets al fresco - blissful after dark, when the spotlights are switched on.

The candlelit pool

I have always thought Ragdale was the ideal place to take a novice spa goer because of its unpretentious atmosphere, but as an experienced spa fan myself, I never need an excuse to keep revisiting.

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