Gaia Spa Facilities



Expertly designed throughout, Gaia Spa provides relaxation and inspiration throughout, inspired by nature in contemporary context.

Swimming Experiences

The luxury indoor swimming pool heated to 30°C, offers guests a calm and relaxing swimming experience whilst the hydrotherapy pool features an outdoor swim through with countryside views. Our hydrotherapy pool is heated to 37° C

Experience Showers

Showers varying in intensity, temperature and sensory effects to start your journey before the other heat experiences Gaia has to offer.

Treatment Rooms

Offering 12 dedicated treatment rooms (including two double rooms), designed and purpose built to the highest specifications, they create a sublime space to enjoy a truly effective treatment or ritual.

Deep Relaxation Room

Exclusively for people having treatments this calming space overlooks the wild flower meadow. A heavenly place to reconnect with ones natural self through meditation or simply by resting and relaxing. We also have a private relaxation room, an inner sanctum of peace and serenity that can be booked for your own exclusive use.


Fully air conditioned using the latest equipment, Gaia Spa users will benefit from a wide selection of cardio vascular and resistance equipment, plus the option of highly personalised workout schedules using free weights and pulleys. Gym users have separate changing areas to other spa users, with ample locker space. Our membership will be limited to ensure that gym users enjoy their workout without feeling rushed in an overcrowded gym. Gaia Spa is about contributing to an individual’s total wellness. Personal trainers are available to assist the discerning individual accomplish their goals.

Heat Experiences

Gaia is elemental and our heat experiences bring together the elements of earth, fire, water and air, designed by relaxation experts to provide the beneficiary with a variety of options to enjoy.

Facilities include
Finnish sauna
Crystal Salt steam room
Shower experience
Laconium herbal sauna
Traditional steam room

Crystal Salt Steam Room

The crystal salt steam room differs from the sauna in both temperature and humidity, with a typical operating temperature normally in the region of 48° - 50° C, with virtually 100% humidity. This softer heat and increased humidity with the added benefit of the salt inhalation injection system giving a high salt content within the air has beneficial effects, particularly for the respiratory system and skin.

Aromatherapy Steam Room

The Aromatherapy steam room differs from the sauna in both temperature and humidity, with a typical operating temperature normally in the region of 40° C - 45° C, with virtually 100% humidity. This softer heat and increased humidity is often preferred as it is less drying on the skin.


The Romans invented the Laconium as a room to start the spa journey and is heated at 30° C - 35° C (this will not necessarily induce perspiration) raising the body temperature this tricks your body into thinking you are starting to get a fever, this in turn helps improve your immune system. The room temperature is achieved by heating the walls and benches allowing you to get great deep warmth penetration through your body when you relax on the benches with your feet on the foot stools. The experience is further enhanced with the injection of relaxing aromas along with the latest light colour changing system.

Herbal Sauna

A sauna heated between 65° C - 70° C using herbal and plant oils to create a wonderful healing aroma. Eucalyptus and lemongrass are popular as the oils can be inhaled or absorbed by the skin giving medical benefits as well as making you feel good.

Finnish Sauna

Enjoy the soothing experience of the traditional Finnish sauna at a room temperature of 80° - 95°C. The Finnish sauna has a  number of healthy effects on the body, it helps raise defenses against infection, has a strengthening effect on the immune system, it also has a positive effect on those who are suffering from varicose veins and subsequent cold showers activate the circulation. The sauna heat causes an enhanced blood circulation which may alleviate skin diseases. Relaxation of the muscles assists the recovery of problems related to the muscles and ligaments. The heat also has a positive and soothing effect on the respiratory tracts.

Loungers by the Pool

Relax on our luxury loungers overlooking our pools.

Tepidarium Style Loungers

There are two heated beds poolside which are curved ceramic loungers to relax on whilst a gentle heat permeates up through your body.

Patio Hot Tubs

Sit back and relax while in the serene setting of our outside patio. 

Hot tubs are available to hire;

45 minutes - £45

45 minutes including a bottle of champagne - £100 


A light and airy space overlooking the surrounding countryside, the Spatisserie provides an ideal place to relax and socialise, offering a selection of dining options plus a few indulgent temptations for those who deserve a treat.


Gaia Spa is located at Boringdon Hall Hotel, a Grade I listed Manor house Hotel in Devon.

Boringdon Hall offers sumptuous style, truly historic its name means “enchanted place on the hill”. Boringdon offers a selection of beautiful rooms and suites full of character. Well renowned for its delicious cuisine and fabulous service, Boringdon Hall is a very special place to enjoy a spa break.

Visit the Boringdon Hall Hotel website for more information


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Spa Breaks

Staying guests have access to a range of treatments focusing on health and wellbeing, incorporating the spa’s own-brand natural products and some of the UK’s top names in spa and wellness.

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Our Treatments

Our treatments have been created to meet the varied needs of modern individuals, using effective natural ingredients and highly skilled therapeutic techniques. Using both Espa products and our own Gaia range.

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