Spa & Gym Facilities at Downe Cottages
The Spa Facilities are a spa bath (with seats for eight adults), a steam room (with seats for seven adults) and a sauna all located in a dedicated dehumidified lounging area. The Spa is available to guests from 6.00am to 9.00pm each day.
The Spa is located in a dedicated dehumidified area entered from the Atlantic Room and has six chaise longues in a relaxing area overlooking the lily pond. On a summer’s day it is idyllic looking out over the lily pond as dragon flies hover and swallows swoop. It is also magical at night with lights over the lily pond and dimmed lights in the Spa creating a very special ambiance.
The Spa provides a fabulous space for guests to relax together after a day walking the cliffs or the myriad of footpaths that criss-cross this part of North Devon. It works brilliantly with larger parties occupying several cottages.
Our past experience is that,whereas the Sauna and Steam Room are frequently used during the day, the Spa Bath is only used by visitors during the evening. If visitors wish to use the Spa Bath they are asked to let Jeremy or Lynda know three hours ahead of time so that the Spa Bath can be brought up to optimum temperature.
The Spa facilities are all full sized commercial facilities and the spa bath has automated dosing facilities to maintain water quality.
Bath Towels are provided for visitors to use in the Spa.
The gym is spacious, light and airy and equipped with aerobic equipment, free weights, an exercise bench and exercise mats. It is available to guests from 6.00am to 9.00pm each day.
The gym is located in the Atlantic Room and has views across fields out to Hartland Point and Lundy Island. (Lundy Island is where the Atlantic meets the Bristol Channel.)
French windows from the gym lead out to a raised patio area with tables and chairs looking out to Lundy Island.
The aerobic equipment includes a Tread Mill, a Stepper, a Cross Trainer, Exercise Cycle, Recumbent Exercise Cycle (which are all Life Fitness Equipment) and a Concept 11 Rowing Machine. There is is in addition an Exercise Stability Ball, an Ab Trainer and two sets of Free Weights together with an exercise bench and exercise mats.
Sweat Towels are provided for visitors to use in the Gym.
The cost of using the Spa and the Gym Facilities is included within the cottage rental.
Because there are so few cottages at Downe visitors using the Spa & Gym are frequently the only visitors using the facilities at any one time.
The result of all of the above is that the Spa and Gym are a superb addition to a holiday at Downe.