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Luxury spas to recharge your (car’s) batteries

Posted by - Emma Mercer on 23 April 2024
Categories: EV car storage, Road Trip Inspiration

Reduce your range anxiety and chill out with our guide to the best spas that are all within a single charge away from our Cotswolds EV car storage facility…

When you collect your car from Windrush Car Storage, you can be sure that it has been polished, prepped and is ready to go. If you own an electric vehicle, that means it will be on full battery charge, so you can enjoy your car’s full range before having to make a pitstop - and what better place to recharge than an award-winning spa? And, while you unwind and recharge your batteries, you can be sure your car is doing the same as we have selected spas in our guide below that all have plenty of EV charging stations. Just in case you feel like making the return journey home, that is!

How many EV charging stations in UK?

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When the term ‘range anxiety’ entered our vocabulary some years ago, it was with good reason – the infrastructure for electric car charging in the UK was just not where it should have been. However, things have improved – as of November 2023, the United Kingdom boasts over 61,000 charge point connectors distributed across more than 22,000 locations. Surprisingly, this number surpasses the count of traditional petrol stations, making it easier for electric vehicle owners to find a charging spot. 

Average distance between EV charging stations?

One of the questions we are often asked by customers is what is the average distance between EV charging stations in the UK? The answer, according to the County Councils Network is that there’s just one publicly available chargepoint for every ten miles. But before you succumb to range anxiety, you’ll be pleased to hear that our list of award-winning 5-star spas are all within a single charging distance from our Cotswolds car storage facility and have excellent EV charging facilities on site. And breathe…

5-star spas to reduce your range anxiety:

SOHO Farmhouse, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire - 20 miles

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If you prefer your ‘me time’ to be a bit more upbeat, then this funky members-only spa is for you. Dip your toe into the 40m indoor-outdoor pool, and explore your inner WIm Hof in the Lazy Lake area, oscillating between the ice room, steam room and fireside outdoor hot tub. For those on a fitness drive, new this year is the Grain Store, a state of the art fitness space with its own courtyard and café. But don’t be fooled – this spa isn’t about getting away from it all – in fact, it’s the ideal place to go with friends. Think bubbles , cracking tunes and chatter around the fire – recharging the batteries has never been so much fun!

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Calcot Manor, Tetbury, Gloucestershire - 31 miles

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Surrounded by 220 acres of idyllic Cotswold countryside, this spa is a blissful place to unwind, and is reassuringly close to home. Divide your time between the light and airy indoor pool, the well-equipped gym and fitness classes and the Aromatherapy Associates beauty treatments. After all that hard work, you’ll have earned your reward to wallow in the serene outdoor hot tub, a protein shake, fresh juice or glass of bubbly in hand! And, thanks to a successful rewilding project at the hotel, you might be lucky enough to hear the haunting call of barn owls if you choose an evening spa session.

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Lucknam Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire - 43 miles

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Just a few miles away from Bath, Lucknam Park is an oasis of bucolic charm. The freshly relaunched spa boasts a 20m swimming pool, indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pools and state of the art treatment rooms. Not to be missed are the thermal cabins – little dens of wellness where you’ll find an amethyst room for relaxation, infrared sauna and plenty of ice on tap should you wish to take a cold plunge. There are also floodlit tennis courts, a gym, yoga and pilates studios as well as bicycles and horses for when you want to swap your mode of transport to explore the hotel’s 500 acres.

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The Newt, Bruton, Somerset - 73 miles

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Voted Best Spa in the UK by Condé Nast Traveller, this is one day trip worth making from Windrush’s Cotswold car storage facility. Nestled within 1,000 acres, the Georgian-era Hadspen House is a historic beauty, with a newly uncovered Roman villa and traditional cider-making press to boot. But it is the spa that makes this destination truly extraordinary. Set in a former cow barn, the tranquil indoor/outdoor pool sets the scene, overlooking the Medieval herb gardens which you are encouraged to explore, barefoot of course! Wellbeing classes, cold dips, Hammam treatments and gym sessions add to the experience.

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Chewton Glen, New Forest, Hampshire - 115 miles

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This spa in the New Forest, which opened its doors in 1990, can rightfully claim to be a forerunner of the wellness trend. It would have been easy to rest on its (organic) laurels, but a few years ago, the spa received a refreshing makeover, a bold advert for rejuvenation if ever there was one! Looking out over rolling lawns onto the border between Hampshire and Dorset, the spa is as much a sanctuary as it ever was. Alongside the hydrotherapy pools, heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room there’s a menu of treatments that are custom-made, putting you firmly in the driving seat. There’s also a rotating menu of spa collabs – this year it’s Monpure, a range of hair and scalp treatments formulated to encourage hair growth and improve scalp health. 

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Reduce your range anxiety with Windrush EV car storage

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At Windrush Car Storage you can have complete peace of mind that when you collect your car from our EV car storage facilities, it will be fully charged and in perfect driving condition. If you’d like to know more about our 5-star ev storage, contact the Windrush team. We’re ready to help at info@windrushcarstorage.co.uk.

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