Meet our Spa Director, Anne

We're delighted to announce that Anne Craig has joined us as our new Spa Director. Leading the development of our upcoming Spa & Wellness Centre at Scalesceugh Hall & Villas, Anne will play a key role in creating the fantastic range of products and services we will offer as we aim to create a truly unique spa experience in Cumbria.

Anne is incredibly passionate about her role and has a wealth of experience working within the spa industry. She tells us more about her career history:

"After graduating with a performing arts degree with honours, I embarked on a career in beauty as I found that although I loved all aspects of performing arts, I enjoyed creating different make-up looks for my theatrical roles more than anything else. This saw me being head hunted whilst still at university to work as lead make-up artist on various productions and media shoots."

"My love for beauty started as soon as I set foot back in the classroom, although initially slightly worried as I was classed as a mature student, I soon realised I had made the right decision to continue my learning. I worked incredibly hard to learn through each beauty job I undertook to get the experience and skills to be able to get to where I am now."

Scalesceugh Hall Spa & Wellness Centre
Artist Impression of Our Spa & Wellness Centre

Anne’s focus at AB Living is to bring a truly unique and relaxing wellbeing experience to Cumbria that breaks boundaries and becomes part of our way of life.

Anne explains: "Time spent relaxing and working on your health and wellness is never time wasted yet we do not do enough of it. We are creating a truly unique spa that not only breaks boundaries with our outdoor spa experience, but delivers a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere from start to finish. Whether it is a Tai Chi class, a relaxing pedicure in our nail studio, a massage, brunch with friends or a skin specific facial within our skin studio there will be something to help everyone reach a new level of wellness."

"Being brought in at the development stage is extremely exciting as there is so much to do to create this incredible experience. I look forward to meeting lots of lovely new clients and welcoming them into our wonderful haven of relaxation and wellness."

Our Spa & Wellness Centre is due to open in June this year (Covid-19 restrictions permitting), and will be open to our residents, as well as to the wider public.

Facilities will include a swimming pool, sauna and steam room, as well as skin and nail studio alongside a range of treatment rooms where guests can indulge in a facial or massage among other treatments.

On the upper level, there will be a café bistro with adjoining outdoor terrace where visitors can enjoy a coffee, light meal or snack.

As well as having the opportunity to take a walk in the surrounding countryside and adjoining Wreay Woods as part of your visit to our spa, our lawns will provide a beautiful outdoor space to hold fitness classes in the better weather.

To enquire about our Spa or to register your interest for further key updates, you can email Anne at