This spa break was a surprise treat from my husband to celebrate my Birthday and our first wedding anniversary (he’s knows me so well). Not only had he chosen a spa but also a spa located in one of my favourite parts of the UK, the Cotswolds. It’s quaint, serene and laid back nature makes it a perfect calm place to retreat to.
As we turned off the main road and through the hotel gates I instantly knew I was going to like this place. The long sweeping drive up to the historic hotel with beautiful old trees littering the way it was instantly calming. The interior of the hotel, the friendliness of the staff and the landscape was charming.
Once checked in my husband informed me he had already booked me in for a full body massage (I knew there was a reason I married this man!) . We made our way to the spa area to have a quick dip in the hot tub before my treatment.
The spa is not big, but it’s beautifully done. The changing rooms are zen and robes and slippers all included.
The inside of the spa includes a hot tub, sauna, steam room and rain showers surrounded by loungers. Up stairs there is a juice bar and quiet room which has magazines, comfy chairs and flavoured water. Spa music floods the place and it’s very relaxing.
The main pool however is outside… but don’t panic it’s heated! It’s located in the beautiful grounds and on a sunny spring afternoon it was fantastic for an afternoon dip.
My massage was divine, focusing on all my problem areas. The oil however wasn’t scented which was a bit of shame. They use Ishga products, not a brand I had heard of before. In the treatment room however something I did love was the music. Rather then spa music it was Ibiza chill. I am a big fan of Ibiza so I loved this subtle change in music. After my treatment I was shown to the relaxation room, a touch I always love at a spa as it helps you adjust to life again after being so zen.
Overall it’s not the biggest spa and is lovely for an afternoon or two of chilling but not a full day. I think you can do an afternoon tea and spa package which would be a fantastic balance. The food at the hotel was super!