WE are pampered creatures, I must admit. Everywhere we travel, we almost have to resist not going for a massage which is impossible! Many years ago, when I first went to London for the first time, I discovered the prices for a good spa is astonishing!
Now if you can’t abscond for a trip abroad, take the staycation route and pay one of the UK’s most luxurious spa retreats a visit – whether you’re surrounded by ponies in the idyllic Lime Wood Hotel in the New Forest or enjoying the rooftop pool at Cameron House on the banks of Loch Lomond — lucky you my dear.
You have to check out this amazing Spa at the Grove Hotel, located at Hertfordshire. Tucked away in what feels like the most quaint, quiet English countryside (it is, in fact, only a 40 minute drive out of central London), The Grove Hertfordshire is almost too close to home to be safe from temptation mid-week. Boasting four different restaurant areas and grounds that are as luscious as its gourmet breakfast (served in bed, naturally, eaten propped up with cloud-like pillows and silky soft linens), it is the Sequoia spa that is the jewel in its crown.
Using Natura Bissé products, their formulas rich in active ingredients, its body treatments are some of the best you’ll experience. A special mention goes to The Orangery Experience – who would have thought feeling like a citrus soufflé would be so invigorating? It’s the perfect precursor to a day spent walking around the expansive grounds, culminating in a glass from their excellent wine list.