Spa weekends are the ultimate girl time and a great way for Tash and I to feel 16 again and have a much needed catch up as well as finding a piece of relaxation in our crazy busy lives – or as Tash calls it, feeling zen..
Whittlebury Hall is a beautiful stately home located near Silverstone, set in the countryside with nothing but birds to listen to. We stayed in a really lovely modern space overlooking the grounds with twin beds, small living room set up a desk area as well as a television across from the beds. I couldn’t fault the room at all, it was more than big enough for the two of us and we spent a lot of time relaxing in there between trips downstairs to the spa.
The spa is separated into two areas, the leisure club and the heat and ice experience. We headed into the leisure club at first because the sauna was empty and we wanted a gossip and detox before lunch, it was a little busy but that’s probably down to it being a Saturday afternoon and it got much quieter as the day went on. The heat and ice experience was my personal favourite with a large jacuzzi in the centre and ‘experience’ rooms around the outside with varying temperatures and styles. I’m a sucker for a sauna so that’s where I spent most of my time, with the occasional ice shower in between.
Our package was the Escape and Stay which included one night stay, use of the spa facilities, a 25 minute treatment and three meals at the hotel with options like afternoon tea being added extras. Our treatment was a back, neck and shoulder massage which was incredible. A lovely girl named Bella worked magic on my back and gave me tips to ease any pressure from sitting at a desk all day – including plenty of hot baths which is definitely something I’ll enjoy!
Lunch and dinner are both two courses and served in dining halls around the hotel, with lunch being a buffet while dinner is a set menu with a few options to choose from. I’d say Tash and I are quite fussy eaters so to keep us both happy is a challenge, but one that succeeded. My favourite meal is always breakfast so tucking into a full English was heaven on a Sunday morning, especially with a large pot of English tea! The afternoon tea we ordered was the chocolate option, with a few sandwiches and various chocolate treats.
Thank you Whittlebury Hall for letting us come down and find a little piece of relaxation! Tash and I are lucky enough to live in an affluent area so there’s a few beautiful spas that we now can’t wait to try out for future trips.