The NEW Rooftop Infinity Pool is open!

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We know everyone has been eagerly awaiting news on the new Rooftop Infinity Pool and Lounge and we are delighted to be able to announce they are… (drum roll please) NOW OPEN.

As with any building project there have been some unexpected challenges, but on a crisp bright day just before Christmas Ragdale’s co-owner, Michael Isaacs, was joined by regular guest Judy Court, to cut a celebratory ribbon and welcome guests into the new Pool and Lounge area.

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Michael said; “This is a momentous day as it has been a challenging project, but we really do feel we have a unique feature here, taking full advantage of the amazing view. We hope all our guests will enjoy it.”

Judy, from Doncaster, happened to be in-house on the big day and only found out the night before she had been chosen to share the official honours with Michael. She commented: “It was lovely to be asked, and very unexpected. I’ve been coming to Ragdale for 30 years and have seen many changes, but each time it feels like coming home.”

And while Judy finished her ‘official’ duties for the day and headed off for a treatment, it was another guest, Tessa Frost, who was first into the new pool, saying simply: “It’s marvellous!”

We also hope you’ll enjoy the new features in the Exercise Pool, where we have striking, colour-changing bespoke LED mood lighting, designed in part by the team behind the light show at the Rio Olympics’ opening ceremony. We’re also introducing some new pool-based exercise sessions, so there are plenty of new things to try.

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Here are a few more facts about the new facilities you might find of interest:

  • The 12m x 3.5m stainless steel pool was designed and manufactured in Austria and features reclining underwater massage jet seating, coloured underwater lighting, an infinity edge, and is heated to 35 degrees
  • The Rooftop and Exercise Pool areas are connected by an airy staircase featuring a 4m x 9.5m glass art installation from Melt Designs. The stunning flowing coloured glass piece has been designed and made exclusively for the staircase by Jennifer Barker using glass from Oregon, USA
  • A dramatic feature in the spacious stairwell is a bespoke lighting installation from Luum in London, called ‘Leaf’. With a 7 metre drop and width of 1.4 metres, the cascade of matt gold aluminium discs appears to tumble from above, reminiscent of the dappled light of the sun filtered through the canopy of a tree.


Of course the only way to really find out about the new Pool and Lounge area is to come and try it for yourself, and we hope to see you soon! (But you might like to read what our Good Spa Guide reviewer thought, by clicking here.)

Voted ‘Best for The Ultimate Pool Experience’ – Top Santé



  • Sioban Clark says:

    I’ll be back in Spring I hope. Like Judy I having been on and off over many years and seen the amazing additions and improvements.

  • Nancy Laats says:

    I have been visiting Ragdale for well over 30years and have loved experiencing every transformation
    I cannot wait to visit in the Spring to enjoy the latest addition

  • Caroline H says:

    I cannot wait. Have only been coming to Ragdale since 2011 but come 3 times a year for a week so like Judy and Siobhan have seen quite a bit of change. The last four times I was at the Hall the work was still going on – I had acutally thought it may not be ready when I next stay in February 2018 – but I can see that it is now open. Cannot wait to see it. I bet the girls in the Spa are delighted to have their Laundry back again too.

  • Janet Scholes says:

    Just love coming to Ragdale but it looks like I will love it even more on my next visit .The new pool sounds great .

  • Lesley Crozier says:

    Looking forward to trying out the new pool when Stuart & I come for the New Year package. We’ve been coming to Ragdale since 2004 and have seen many changes, all of which have enhanced and improved what is already a fabulous experience. Just 9 sleeps to go till we arrive for our 4 night stay!

  • Tracy says:

    Hi Shirley, Would you like a brochure posting out? We are currently waiting for our new brochure, however we can pop you on the list to recieve it once it has arrived with us in a few weeks. Kind Regards, Marketing.

  • Marian Parker says:

    Arriving on the 29th for my annual visit. Looking forward to new pools and exercise classes. This is my favourite holiday of the year.



    Is there any disabled access to the new pool

    • Tracy says:

      Hi Edwina, the new Rooftop Pool is accessible via a lift and to get into the pool there is tiered steps with a handle. Kind Regards, Marketing

  • Susan Hill says:

    How exciting! I am looking forward to my stay in March.
    There is always something new to see and experience each time I visit.
    Ragdale Hall is a truly unique spa.

  • Jacky Anderson -Jeffs says:

    Have been coming to Ragdale with mum and sister for 30 years , I’m now in the South my sister in the north , really looking forward to experiencing the latest addition to a very special and treasured getaway

    • Caroline H says:

      I love Noreen’s idea of watching the sun rise in teh new Infinity Pool (and seeing it set too). What time does it open in the morning? I am coming in just over a week’s time and I am soooo excited

  • NOREEN KERRY says:

    Visited on the 2nd of January for 5 nights with my 2 sisters.On our last morning myself and my sister Iris were in the infinity pool to see the sun rise on our last morning,it was fantastic.Coming again in March cannot wait

    • Mandy Skinhle says:

      Noreen, Sandra & Iris…. if anyone should enjoy this amazing experience then it’s you xx can’t wait to see it for myself xx

  • Diane Le Grice says:

    We were visiting in December and missed the pool opening so just had to book in for March- couldn’t wait until our usual annual stay!

  • Barbara Eddison says:

    I was visiting Lincolnshire this last January from
    Australia and had the good fortune of being invited with
    friends to Ragdale … wonderful experience

  • carolyn blayney says:

    The rooftop infinity pool looks amazing. Really hoping to use it n my next visit, but it only mentions a staircase as access. Is there alternative access for those of us who are disabled with mobility issues?

    • Tracy says:

      Hi Carolyn, There is a lift going upto the Rooftop Pool & Lounge. If you require any further info, please contact Enquiries on 01664 434831. Kind Regards, Marketing

  • Juliette says:

    Please send a brochure
    Would like to book for to from 16/5/18 to 17/5/18 but have been told that I am not able to book this for my birthday

    • Tracy says:

      Hi Juliette. You can view an online version of our brochure here. Alternatively, you can request to have one sent via post here. For bookings, please contact our reservations team on 01664 433000 who can check availability for you.

  • susan scott says:

    The new pool looks great! I would love to return in 2018.

  • Ivan Allen says:

    Representing the male gender. Haven’t been to Raggles in nearly 3 years, and seeing the new pool has made me realise I need to remedy this. So, be seeing you, soon.

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