A NEW luxury spa will be built near Swindon.

Sudbury House Hotel announced plans for a new extension featuring swimming and vitality pools, sauna and steam facilities, six treatment rooms, a lounge and dining area, and a state-of-the-art gym.

The spa in Faringdon will be open to residents, members and guests of the hotel.

Hotel general manager Ronan Hunter said: "We are really excited about the launch of the dpa and we are confident that it will be really popular with the local market as well as visitors to the area.

“Sudbury House Hotel has a history of developing new opportunities to meet the changing demands of our loyal guests with the facilities and services they have come to expect.

“The introduction of a luxury spa to our offering is the natural next step for the property and reflects our ongoing desire to enhance the customer experience and the services we are able to offer locally.”

The new addition to the historic property is expected to help generate increased tourism to the region and create employment opportunities.

Due for completion in late 2020, the new facility has been designed to blend into the landscaped grounds and compliment the mix of buildings within the Faringdon conservation area.