The Potting Shed Spa Review


If you’re looking for somewhere to truly relax and unwind when you’re next in Yorkshire then look no further than The Potting Shed Spa. Based in the very popular Redbrick Mill complex, a magnet for interiors fans with over 40 innovative brands based here, the spa is just over 3 hours from London – either by train or car. Alternatively, you can fly to Manchester and then it’s just an hour’s drive away.

The Spa
This is a totally unique spa concept that is really making waves, with 15 industry and non-industry awards so far and coverage from Vogue, Marie Claire and Tatler to name but a few. The spa is as quirky as the name suggests, you literally find yourself in a potting shed; albeit a beautifully designed, ultra-stylish and luxurious one. It looks as if it has come straight from the pages of a glossy interiors spread so it’s easy to forget that you are in fact in a potting shed! The therapists are highly professional, very friendly and award-winning, and are happy to provide their expert advice both on the treatments themselves and also on product knowledge.

Even better than the surroundings are the quality of the treatments; manicures, pedicures, waxing, tanning, lashes and brows as well as their award-winning signature body and facial treatments are available on their rather fabulous menu with extra-inventive names such as ‘Muddy Hell!’ and ‘‘Lady garden – borders only’! All designed to ensure you leave feeling indulged and relaxed. The luxury skincare and anti-aging treatments are aimed at soothing, nourishing and rejuvenating your skin; expect to leave an altogether better version of yourself. No need to miss out gentlemen, you can indulge yourselves too with a range of grooming treatments available including; tanning, manicures and massages – all with suitably masculine sounding names, such as ‘The Geezer’ (a 30-minute manicure)! There is even a separate range for pregnant women; such a lovely time to look after yourself and your body.

Insider Info
Our top tip must-try treatment would be the ‘Turn back Thyme’ facial, it includes not only a dual cleanse, exfoliate, massage, mask, steam, green tea infused ice-cubes and hot towels, but also a back, neck & shoulder massage, hand & arm reflexology and a scalp massage – total bliss! The ‘Margaret Dabbs Fabulous Feet Supreme Pedicure’ also takes my fancy; Margaret is a celebrated podiatrist and foot expert so there can be no better treat for your feet.

So for a totally original place to sit back, relax and let the stresses and strains of daily life slowly drift away, why not pay The Potting Shed Spa a visit; or as they like to put it, it’s the place to come ‘when you need a little Thyme for yourself’™.

The Potting Shed Spa also features in our best luxury spas in and around Manchester.

Potting Shed Spa

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