Owners of award winning health spa Ragdale Hall, Michael Isaacs & Penny Nesbitt celebrated twenty one years of their involvement on 15th June.
Since Ragdale Hall was opened as a health farm in 1973 by Slimming Magazine, this is by far the longest and most stable period of ownership.
Michael Isaacs and Gary Nesbitt (Penny’s late husband) creators of the Our Price record shop chain, brought Ragdale in 1990 and during the last two decades have invested extensively in new facilities and building up a fine reputation as one of the top spas in the UK.
In November 2007 the multi million pound Thermal Spa opened featuring an indoor/outdoor waterfall pool, unique Candle Pool and a series of heat and water experiences.
Employing 460 staff, Ragdale has won many accolades including the Best Spa in Europe 2007 and more recently Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Awards 2010 Favourite UK Spa Retreat and also Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Readers’ Awards – Favourite UK Spa 2010.
Michael Isaacs commented “Ragdale Hall is a very special place and Penny and I are very proud to have been its custodians for the last 21 years. We have an incredible band of very loyal staff, many who have been with us from day one. We are also very grateful for the support of so many loyal guests who come back time and time again”.
As part of the 21st anniversary celebrations the history book, ‘Ragdale Hall – The Life and Times of an English Country House’ has been updated and reprinted, telling the story of the Hall through the last 225 years, including its most recent history!
Available by mail order from the Boutique (call 01664 433089) or via our online shop (Ragdale Books page) for £12.95, it is a fascinating historical insight.