Ben Stokes OBE: Unleashing the Rebellious Spirit at Seaham Hall

As the Ashes beckon and England's hopes rest on his formidable shoulders, England's Cricket Superstar Ben Stokes OBE finds solace, luxury, and a rebellious spirit unleashed at Seaham Hall
Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Editor In Chief at The Executive Magazine

In the high-stakes world of cricket, where adrenaline surges and nerve-wracking encounters become the norm, every player seeks an oasis of tranquility to escape the relentless pressures of the game. For England’s celebrated cricket captain, Ben Stokes OBE, that sanctuary is none other than the luxurious Seaham Hall.

Nestled on Durham’s picturesque Heritage Coast, Seaham Hall stands as a testament to the perfect marriage of opulent heritage and contemporary elegance. This Georgian country house boasts a commanding clifftop location that provides breathtaking views of the rugged North Sea, offering a welcome respite from the battlefield that is the cricket pitch.

But it is not merely the captivating vistas that draw Ben Stokes and his family to this haven. It is the award-winning Serenity Spa that serves as the heart and soul of Seaham Hall. A true sanctuary, the spa’s serene surroundings provide an idyllic setting for Stokes to unwind and release the stresses and tensions that accompany his demanding role.

From the moment guests step foot inside the spa, they are enveloped in an aura of relaxation. The spacious interiors, adorned with touches of the Far East, engage the senses and transport you to a realm of tranquility. Here, amidst the subtle fragrance of soothing essential oils, the all-encompassing treatments designed specifically for each guest work their magic on a weary body and rejuvenate the spirit.

With a range of therapies tailored to your needs, guests can find solace in the expert hands of the spa’s therapists. From tension-relieving massages that target every inch of the body to luxurious beauty treatments that pamper you like royalty, Seaham Hall’s Serenity Spa is a haven that nurtures the mind, body, and soul.

When the day’s indulgences draw to a close, guests can retreat to one of the hotel’s stunning suites. Each abode is meticulously designed, offering an atmosphere that seamlessly combines calm and style. As one sinks into the plush bedding, the mind and body surrender to a peaceful slumber, preparing you for the next day.

Ben Stokes has often expressed his admiration for Seaham Hall, describing it as an “amazing place” with a palpable buzz that invigorates his spirit. It is a testament to the hotel’s first-class facilities and its ability to provide a genuine escape from the pressures of his cricketing career.

But Seaham Hall offers more than just serene surroundings and sumptuous spa experiences. The rebellious spirit that echoes within its walls resonates deeply with Stokes. The hotel’s fusion of rich heritage and contemporary flair mirrors his own dynamic persona on the cricket field. It is a place where he feels at home, where he can truly relax.

Culinary delights await guests at Seaham Hall’s two exceptional restaurants, further adding to his experience. The Dining Room, led by the talented Chef Damian Broom, takes inspiration from the rugged North Sea and the magnificent Durham countryside. Here, guests savour dishes that evoke a sense of place and celebrate the bounties of nature. And in Ozone, the pan-Asian restaurant, you can indulge in a symphony of flavours—warming curries, vibrant stir-fries, and tantalising tapas—crafted to perfection and served in a truly theatrical setting.

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