From: Selected Treats,
With Team GB riding high in the Olympic medal table, we’re a bit overcome with national pride here at Wahanda HQ. Whether hailing from the Highlands of Scotland or the Celtic coast of Cornwall, Britain’s athletes have been triumphing on track, field and at sea, inspiring and enthralling us all along the way.
After hearing that each gold medallist is to have a post box in their hometown gilded to celebrate their achievements, we thought we’d track down the crème de la crème of retreats to help reward the sporting stars in our own special way.
Pay attention Andy, Victoria and Bradley – here are our pick of venues near each of your homesteads so that when you escape the buzz of the Olympic village, you can enjoy some well deserved ‘me’ time.
Sheffield girl Jess can kick off her spikes and relax in style at this four star luxury hotel. After completing a gruelling seven events to bag her gold, we think the One Night Reviver Spa Break with Strawberry Bellini would suit Jess to a T and provide the perfect way to toast her success.
Dunblane’s finest export can relish his superb centre court display in the four star Stirling Highland Hotel. He and girlfriend Kim could happily melt away any post-tournament tension with a Two Night Revitalise Spa Break, which includes two treatments as well as delicious meals each day. There’s only one thing preventing this hotel from being Murray’s perfect match; his beloved dogs Maggie May and Rusty would have to stay at home.
Chorley-born Wiggins should pop to nearby Bolton to let his whirlwind winning streak sink in. A Rejuvenate Me Spa Day at the Spa Naturel would not only ease his tired muscles, but also includes a pampering session for hands or feet. After pedalling his way into the record books as Britain’s most decorated Olympian, Wiggo can rest up whilst ensuring his soles stay in competition-ready condition.
Cycling’s golden girl hails from Stotfold, Bedfordshire – a stone’s throw away from Champney’s Henlow. This gorgeous Georgian venue offers spa days spanning up to six days, and with everything from aromatherapy wraps to specialist scalp massages on offer, Victoria can hang up her helmet and enjoy a week’s work of pampering fit for an Olympic queen.
Westcountry boy Ben demolished the rest of the fleet to win his fourth Olympic title, but away from the water he should feel right at home at St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa. This coastal haven in his local county offers ESPA Pure Relaxation spa days packed full of soothing treatments - just the ticket when you’ve been battling against the elements as well as opponents for a week solid.
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