Just minutes from The Lincoln House on Wordsworth Street is one of Lincoln’s loveliest treats – a gorgeous day spa, beauty salon and yoga studio called Le Sanctuaire. Nestled among the tea rooms and boutique shops at the top of the City’s most famous Steep Hill, this little treasure of a destination offers a wide range of indulgent treatments, therapies and spa packages – all delivered in the environment of a quaint medieval building, full of character and charm.
Le Sanctuaire was opened in 2014 by Karen Cook, a veritable beauty guru who has worked in the industry for 40 years. Born in Cleethorpes and passionate about working in beauty from a young age, Karen became the head therapist at Harrods in London where she treated the late Princess Diana and other notable celebrities over her four years at the country’s most iconic store. A self-confessed workaholic, Karen eventually returned to her Lincolnshire home and leapt at the opportunity to acquire premises in fashionable Uphill Lincoln where her lifelong ambition to run her own day spa could finally come to fruition.
Since opening its doors in September 2014, the shop has formed an exclusive partnership with Clarins and offers both products and expert treatments from the spa – no mean feat with a global brand that is so selective in its trading partners. Karen also offers Mac cosmetics by order, Opi nail products with manicures/pedicures and semi-permanent HD brows. Le Sanctuaire also hosts wonderful yoga lessons, run by kundalini yoga teacher Atma, three times a week. Atma can also be booked to provide Yogic massage treatments from the spa. Not content with a normal, run of the mill beauty salon, Karen is currently expanding the facilities available to include sauna, hot tub, relaxation room and terrace – all of which will be available to visitors to the spa.
One of the great things to do when visiting Lincoln with a group of friends is to book a Spa Experience package at Le Sanctuaire – where a maximum of six people can enjoy exclusive use of the spa over a 2 or 3 hour period. All of these packages include use of robes, toiletries and all of the facilities as well as any of the individual treatments on offer. They even throw in a personalised Clarins skincare set to take home as a thank you for your visit!
Of course the very best thing about all of this for guests staying at the Lincoln House is that you are so close to Le Sanctuaire that you can drift from spa to your bedroom in less than five minutes. Perfect for drifting off after a relaxing massage or tranquil yoga and meditation class.
For more information or to make a booking, go to www.lesanctuaire.co.uk.