By Travel & Leisure
May 14, 2009

Anglophiles, make haste to the hills. With the addition of luxury facilities at three hotels in the British countryside, you can muddy your Wellies and then retire to the spa for a sybaritic cleansing. At Chewton Glen (Hampshire, England; 800/344-5087 or 44-1425/275-341;; doubles from $427), vitality facials and synchronized massages are given in an 18th-century manor house set on 130 wooded acres. Therapists at the exclusive Stoke Park Club (Buckinghamshire, England; 877/468-3585 or 44-1753/717-171; doubles from $418) offer Japanese karada bathing rituals and detoxifying ocean soaks in the Italianate spa. Up in Scotland, the baronial Stobo Castle (Peeblesshire, Scotland; 44-1721/760-249;; doubles from $558) is upgrading its facilities. After gathering heather on horseback, guests will be able to unwind in the moor-peat bath or Dead Sea flotarium. —Heidi Sherman Mitchell