Spas & Cars at Grantley Hall

Our first Spas & Cars event shifts the focus on the other halves used to enduring the passenger seat, bringing a new aspect to a day out in the cars.

As drivers, we love a good week crossing the incredible roads of the Alps, but it’s not always fun and games for our passengers being thrown around for hours on end, so much so that other halves sometimes opt to stay at base and enjoy a relaxing day at the spa to settle the

With this in mind, Spas & Cars was born as a way of keeping things going out of peak season, and for once aimed at the other halves in the passenger seat. Our first venue was the world- class Grantley Hall in North Yorkshire and we were blessed with our first day of glorious spring weather.

Having recently opened after a four-year, several-million-pound refurbishment, Grantley Hall is already grabbing headlines as an award-winning luxury country house hotel set in stunning parkland. With a marble-clad pool, spa with thermal experience and snow room, gracious bedrooms, and chef Shaun Rankin leading a swathe of dining options, what better place for us to visit?

Obviously we can’t ignore the drivers, so the day started with a two-and-a-half-hour drive in the picturesque Dales, with afternoon tea served on return to Grantley Hall, followed by test drives thanks to JCT600 Aston Martin and Rolls Royce and time to chill in the spa, all rounded off with a group meal in the evening.

This feature was taken from issue 35 of the SCD magazine, you can get your own copy using the button below.