The naked truth: Inside Britain"s first naturist hotel and spa


The naked truth: Inside Britain"s first naturist hotel and spa

The naked truth: Inside Britain”s first naturist hotel and spa… and it”s in Birmingham!

6:40 PM on 18th May 2011

Fun al fresco: Guests at Britain

Fun al fresco: Guests at Britain”s first naturist spa hotel mingle in the garden, where they can enjoy the hot tub or a game of boules. “Nothing too strenuous – no one wants things bouncing around,” jokes owner Tim Higgs

Gap in the market: Tim Higgs opened the naturist hotel after finding there was a lack of decent naturist holiday spots in the UK

Gap in the market: Higgs, who also runs a hotel for “textiles” (clothed people) next door to the spa, opened Clover Spa in a 1920s former private residence after struggling to find decent naturist spots in the UK

Liberating: Clover House

Liberating: Clover Spa”s Duty Manager Barbara wasn”t a naturist when she started working at the spa, but is now a convert

Sociable: Naturists gather in the communal areas to read, play games or chat.

Sociable: Naturists gather in the communal areas to read, play games or chat. “It”s very friendly,” says Higgs

Luxury: Tim, left, enjoys the hot tub on the patio with a fellow staff member of Clover Spa

Luxury: Tim, left, enjoys the hot tub on the patio with a fellow staff member

Room at the Clover Spa hotelBathroom at the Clover Spa hotel

Modern: The bedrooms and bathrooms at the Clover Spa hotel have been newly refurbished

Sauna at the Clover Spa hotelSteam room at the Clover spa hotel

Relaxing: Guests have use of sauna and steam rooms as well as cold plunge pool and hot tub