Events conspired to mean we couldn't get abroad as we'd planned, so we decided to treat ourselves to a couple of days at this place.
This is great for couples - not so much for families as there's not much for little ones to do. It was mostly couples, and very peaceful which was exactly what we needed.
We booked a special offer which ended up costing about £500 for two nights. It sounds expensive, but this included every meal (breakfast and dinner both days, with lunch on the middle day) plus £90 worth of spa treatments each. We totted it up and I think we got about £800 worth of value if they'd charged full price.
The Spa - lovely spa staff and nice treatments, although oddly the spa treatment rooms aren't near the pool, being upstairs near some bedrooms, but it was very relaxing. Try one of the facials, I had the oxygen facial which was lovely and relaxing. The foot ritual was not really worth it, book a proper pedi instead! My hubs had the back massage for men which was great apparently. The pool was teeny tiny, but no-one in it most of the time, and there was a sauna and steam room too, again, mostly you could have this to yourself. There was also a hot tub outside with an amazing view of the hills. It was really hot when we stayed and we lazed around on sun loungers on the lawn in our swimmers.
The food - AMAZING! Honestly, we couldn't move most of the time we ate so much. It was all so tasty and because all the meals were included we thought it would be a shame to not eat, which meant we were never really hungry the whole time we were there. The deal included 3 courses at dinner, 2 courses at lunch and of course a full breakfast both days! It was kind of gourmet British with French influence, perfectly cooked meat, amazing deserts, just gorgeous.
Room - we had a bit of a drama with our room. The first room we were given was nice, a standard double room with a large modern bathroom. It's not a 5 star so I wasn't expecting a truly drop dead gorgeous bathroom and you didn't get one, but it was perfectly nice and clean. However, that night we heard an insect buzzing somewhere in the room. Couldn't find it. The next evening we could hear it again - I turned on the spotlights in the eaves above the window to get some more light and then we realised that there were several wasps in the eaves above the lights - they were those movable spotlights which had a gap around them and as they heated up the wasps were trying to get out into the room. It looked like there was a nest in the eaves! We legged it down to reception and to their credit, there was only one person left who was about to go home but no questions asked she immediately moved us to another room.
The 2nd room was bigger with a freestanding bath in the bathroom and an overhead old fashioned enormous shower head. Unfortunately the heating was stuck on in the bathroom and in a warm night in June it was pretty unbearable. The bath completely filled up to the ankles the next morning when we took a shower too!
We mentioned the wasp drama at reception when checking out, and the heating issue, and the receptionist said 'excuse me a moment' and went into the office - she came back out with a £50 voucher for our next stay, so I'll think we'll be back!
Overall - amazing location, lovely little spa facilities, fantastic food, lovely staff - some issues with rooms (:
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