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Stobo Health Spa, Scotland

Castle Health Spa Peeblesshire, Scottish Borders, Southern Scotland, UK

Location: near Peebles, Peeblesshire, Scottish Borders

Contact: 01721 725300

Address: Stobo, Peebles EH45 8NY, United Kingdom

Stobo Castle Health Spa

Stobo Castle, Scottish Borders Health Spa

Stobo Health Spa Scotland images from Stobo Castle

A work of art and – architecture

Dates built: 1805-11
Style: Scottish Baronial
Original Building Design: Archibald and James Elliot architects
Stobo Castle Health Spa Architect: designlab, Edinburgh

Stobo Castle Spa in Peebles

Scotland’s renowned health spa, Stobo Castle Health Spa has recently undergone a multi-million pound modernisation programme which includes the recent luxurious £5m extension, making it a superb example of Scottish baronial architecture at its best.

Stobo Castle swimming pool

Located near Peebles in the tranquil Borders area of Scotland, ‘A’ listed Stobo Castle was built in 1811 under supervision by well-known architects Archibald and James Elliot. It is a favourite retreat for celebrities and discerning spa enthusiasts who enjoy relaxation and pampering. The Spa now boasts a comprehensive range of five-star treatments.

Great works of architecture must be aesthetically pleasing and also practical both internally and externally and Stobo Castle Health Spa is no exception. Cosmo Ceramics have supplied the tiles which have been used extensively throughout Stobo Castle Health Spa to enhance the grand yet contemporary look.

Stobo Castle, Scottish Borders Health Spa

The total investment of ceramic, porcelain and glass tiles at Stobo Castle Spa has amounted to £100k. Tiles used are almost exclusively brick bond which measure 600 x 300mm, smaller glass wall mosaics measuring 20 x 20mm have been used throughout the extension in complementary shades to create a light and airy luxurious feel.

A variety of tiles have been used within different areas of Stobo Castle Health Spa which include Tagina floor tiles in earthy shades in the courtyard, Globe floor tiles in Connecticut stone in the juice bar and Iris floor tiles in Rosa Portagallo within the spa.

Stobo Castle, Scottish Borders Health Spa

Stobo Castle Spa

Cosmo Ceramics’ architectural division director, John Armit explains:
‘Cosmo Ceramics initially became involved with the construction of the original pool at this Peebles health spa, and we have maintained a strong, close relationship as we believe in providing a hands on after care service for our clients.

‘The Stobo Castle Spa project required low maintenance, practical but highly aesthetically pleasing tiles.

Iris Marmi i Graniti, slip resistant floor tiles have been used throughout the spa in all the changing areas, pool surrounds and treatment rooms as well as in the hairdressers and nail bar. The result is a glorious but safe environment where guests can enjoy the legendary pampering. Tiles used within the spa area are all fully vitrified porcelain, which are complemented by Bisazza, glass wall mosaics in restful shades of aubergine and grape.

Stobo Castle, Scottish Borders Health Spa

‘Colour schemes for the rooms and tiles were chosen after careful consideration. Although the interior of Stobo Castle Health Spa was to be modernised it was still vital to maintain the 18th century ambience. Rosa Portagallo floor tiles, which have an antique finish have been used throughout the treatment areas to produce a calming, natural look and feel while the palette of aubergine and grape-coloured mosaics within the pool areas create a clean modern look.’

Stobo Castle extension – Ozone treated pool

The 2,000 sqm Stobo Castle extension includes the showpiece 25 metre, Ozone treated pool, the only one of its kind in Scotland, which reduces chemical usage causing no irritation to skin or eyes.

Ron Cameron, the Stobo Castle Health Spa project consultant architect said:
‘I have an established professional relationship with Cosmo Ceramics and I knew that they would deliver an efficient, reliable service for this customer. The client and I went to Italy with John Armit and Rodolfo Benacci, Chairman of Cosmo Ceramics, to review all the new products and styles of tiles and mosaics on offer. Following the visit to Italy we made a selection of tiles for Stobo Castle Spa with Cosmo Ceramics to meet our requirements.

‘Cosmo Ceramics kept me fully up to date with the latest product information that may be used in the project, made recommendations and provided technical advice when necessary.’

Scottish Borders Health Spa

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Cosmo Ceramics: 515 Lawmoor St, Glasgow + 22 Brougham St, Greenock, Scotland, UK

Stobo Castle Health Spa images / information received 14 Jun 2004

For further info contact: Stobo Castle, Peeblesshire, EH45 8NY, Scotland – or phone +44 (0)1721 725300

Background to Stobo Castle

Stobo Castle dates from 1805-11. This delightful 19th Century property was designed in the Scottish Baronial style by architects Archibald and James Elliot. This large Peebles property has received a multi-million pound-modernisation and includes Japanese Water Gardens.

David Narro information:

Stobo Castle, Peeblesshire
Construction cost: £7.5m
Client: Stobo Castle Health Spa
Architect: designlab
Refurbishment and extension, over phases, of Stobo Castle leisure and health suite facilities. Construction time minimised.

Proposed new extension to comprise freeform leisure pool, Thallasotherapy Pool, Rasul Bath, Sanarium, Treatment Rooms etc.

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