Valentine’s Day is upon us which means one thing for many of us: disappointment. Ok maybe we’re being a little cynical, but after years hoping for roses, jewellery, or maybe just a card (not from you mum) only to be disappointed, this Valentine’s we’re dropping some seriously big hints. To whom it may concern, be that best friends, partners or indeed yourself – here’s what we (and, we imagine, a few others) really want this February 14th…
Once a Victorian coach house, Ardencote Spa (pictured above) has been transformed into an elegant and contemporary retreat with facilities including 40 beautiful bedrooms surrounding an outdoor heated pool, an outdoor hot tub, an indoor heated pool, a sauna, Jacuzzi, tennis courts and golf course. Take advantage of all the spa has to offer – including some pretty romantic views - with the One Night Valentine’s Party Spa Break. For £125 pp couples, friends and families can enjoy an overnight stay, 25 minute back massage, bottle of bubbly, lunch, a ticket to the Valentines Party (including a three course dinner and dancing) and use of the spa facilities. It's official - we’re in love.
Whether it’s work stress or family life, the expert team at the Vital Health and Wellbeing Club at Macdonald Linden Hall, Northumberland, promise to do their utmost to help all their guests relax and put their life into balance. An Elemis spa, Macdonald Linden Hall uses only the finest products in their treatments, a luxury that lucky guests can experience as part of their One Night Romantic Valentine's Spa Break. For £170 you and your loved one will enjoy an overnight stay in a classic room, a £10 voucher to use towards a pre-booked spa treatment, full use of the spa facilities and mood-setting extras like rose petals, a bottle of house champagne, chocolates in your room, a three course Valentine-themed evening meal and a full English the following morning. So, how do you like your eggs in the morning?
At Grayshott Spa, Surrey, everything from the location (adjoining 700 acres of National Trust land) and cuisine to treatments and classes has been designed to promote health and well-being – something the good people at Grayshott know sometimes requires getting away from it all, including your partner. Ideal for singles or anyone who occasionally needs a little ‘me-time’, the Two Night Indulgence Spa Break for One includes a two night stay in a standard room, 30 minute hand or foot polish, 30 minute 'Glow on the Go' facial, 40 minute massage, full use of the spa facilities and all meals during your stay. It might not be ‘romantic’ in the traditional sense but, here at Wahanda we think nothing says ‘I love you’ (or ‘I love me’) better than a bit of TLC.
At Kenwick Lodges, Lincolnshire, it’s all about fitness and well-being; from the expert team dedicated to helping you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals, to the heated pool, state of the art gym, squash and tennis courts, aerobics studio and golf course. Well-being isn’t all about exercise, however, so if your ‘goal’ this Valentine’s Day is to feel good about yourself – we don’t all want cheesy teddies thank you – Kenwick Lodges make the perfect place for an anti-Valentine’s getaway with friends. The One Night Woodland Warmer Spa Break offers groups of four an overnight stay in a traditional wooden lodge, the choice of a 25 minute facial, back massage, scalp massage, makeup application or nail file and polish, as well as a two-course evening meal, full English and full use of the Leisure Facilities. Who needs an ‘other half’ when you can have three?
It might look like your typical, historic English hotel, but the Spread Eagle in West Sussex is home to a rather modern Scandinavian-inspired spa complete with Scandinavian-style vaulted wooden ceiling and – of course - Scandinavian sauna and steam room. The spa offers a range of spa days and breaks including one designed especially for couples who need a break from it all (AKA the kids): the Rest, Relax and Rejuvenate One Night Spa Break. Stressed guests will enjoy an overnight stay, full use of the spa facilities (Scandinavian or otherwise), £65.00 per person to spend on spa treatments, £35.00 to spend on dinner, full English or Continental breakfast, a box of locally made chocolate truffles and – best of all – almost 24 hours respite from daily life.
Happy Valentine’s everyone.
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