17th September 2019

Luxury day spa to open at Poundbury in Dorset, part of The Duchy of Cornwall estate.

The Duchy of Cornwall, the estate of HRH The Prince of Wales, is set to welcome one of the world’s leading spa operators to its prestigious development in Poundbury.  Monart Spa – Poundbury, will be a luxury day spa in the heart of the Dorset development.

Due to launch in mid-October 2019, the state-of-the-art day spa is the first UK venture for multi award winning Monart Destination Spa, Ireland who have been named as ‘one of the top 10 spas in the world,’ * for their retreat in County Wexford, near Dublin.

‘We are thrilled and honoured to be working in partnership with the Duchy of Cornwall and CG Fry & Son on the development of Monart Spa - Poundbury.  Monart is all about bringing health and wellbeing to the community, offering a sanctuary to de-stress and forget about the pressures of everyday life.  Our guests can treat themselves to half and full day packages of spa treatments delivered by our expert therapists, as well as a world class thermal suite including caldarium, sauna, salt grotto, infrared pro cabin, aroma steam rooms and stunning hydrotherapy pool.  With no membership required, we offer guests a rejuvenating and therapeutic retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life.’ Liam Anthony Griffin, Director - Monart Spa - Poundbury

The launch of Monart Spa marks a significant milestone in the Duchy’s investment in Poundbury and a key highlight for its luxury apartments at Royal Pavilion in Queen Mother Square, the central hub and heart of Poundbury.

‘Monart Spa will offer a truly superb venue, appealing to both the local community and attracting new guests from across Dorset and much further afield.  Day spa visitors will offer a great opportunity to the other 200 independent businesses, shops, cafes and restaurants which make Poundbury such a compelling place to live, work and visit.’ Ben Murphy, Estate Director - Duchy of Cornwall

Based on the ground floor of Royal Pavilion, Queen Mother Square the flagship development is being constructed by premium south west builders, CG Fry & Son Ltd.

‘Our Royal Pavilion development is a significant architectural landmark for Poundbury and home to our luxurious collection of twenty apartments, a joint venture with the Duchy of Cornwall that brings design standards normally associated with Knightsbridge in London to Dorchester.  Now residents will have the added pleasure of having a world-class spa on their doorstep too.’ Philip Fry, Managing Director, CG Fry & Son

Monart Spa - Poundbury will be open six days a week and will offer day, half day, evening packages and treatment only options ranging from £85. Light spa food, drinks and snacks, using produce from local producers, will be served during the day at the spa lounge.

‘As an independent family business, we are very excited to be part of the Poundbury community and looking forward to working alongside the successful independent local businesses already established.’ Michael Griffin, CEO - Monart Spa - Poundbury

Monart Spa – Poundbury, Royal Pavilion, 8 Queen Mother Square, Poundbury, Dorset, DT1 3DX
Email: relax@monartspa.co.uk   Website: monartspa.co.uk

*Forbes magazine