Feel like escaping for a winter spa getaway? Of course you do. Here's our pick of the best this month: 5 years ago

Feel like escaping for a winter spa getaway? Of course you do. Here's our pick of the best this month:

They say the greatest gift you can give someone is time, but if Santa was less than generous in that department this year, why not steal away for a little self-gifting and start 2015 with a rejuvenating spa break. Here's our pick of the best January deals…


Escape city life in the Co. Cork countryside at Castlemartyr


Surrounded by rolling countryside, The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort featuring ESPA is the ideal location for those looking to escape city life. One night spa breaks for two (from €310) include breakfast in The Bell Tower Restaurant, a three-course dinner in Franchini’s Restaurant, one 30 minute ESPA treatment (ESPA Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage, Express Facial, Lift & Firm Eye Treatment or ESPA Salt & Oil Scrub) and access to the water lounge including vitality pool, sauna, steam room and experience shower. Cosy robes and slippers are complimentary.


Start the year rejuvenated with a Pilates Retreat at The Monart Spa

Monart 2

Has Christmas left you feeling more frazzled than festive? If so then the other-worldly confines of The Monart Spa in Co. Wexford will help to soothe away seasonal stress and re-set your body and mind for the year ahead.  Aideen Stevens of Synergy Pilates hosts Monart Pilates Retreat (January 16th to 18th). At €350 pps it’s not cheap but the price includes two nights B&B, one dinner, one spa treatment (choose from Serenity Back Massage, Lavender/Peppermint Sugar Glow, Mini Manicure or Renewing Caviar Facial) and three pilates classes (Mat, Reformer and Barre). Call 053 9238999 to book your place.


Spend a Sunday flitting from spa to steam room at The Marker

The Marker

If a Sunday is all the time you have to spare, fear not; The Marker Hotel has got you covered. The uber cool design hotel’s Sunday Spa Packages (€110) are designed to leave you ready to take on Monday with a new lease of life. Choose a 60 minute customised massage or 60 minute customised facial, then add a further 30 minute treatment (Indian Head Massage, Facial, or Back Massage). A dip in the infinity pool and a snooze in one of The Marker’s retro cocoons (suspended from the ceiling) should complete the transformation from Grinch to goddess. To book email spa@themarker.ie or call 01-6875194.