Alwalton Hall – a stunning Grade II listed Regency manor house on the outskirts of Peterborough – opened its doors as a beauty and wellness sanctuary at the end of March and is already proving hugely popular with locals and visitors alike.
Once home to the 4th and 5th Earls Fitzwilliam and former Perkins Engines founder Frank Perkins, owners Brian and Maggie Jones have transformed Alwalton Hall’s magnificent building into a rejuvenating place of peace, tranquillity, wellness and calm. The sumptuous reception rooms maintain the period theme, whilst designer-inspired treatment rooms offer the ultimate combination of country-house comfort with state-of-the art treatment couches and equipment.
Alwalton Hall’s clients can book for treatments only, or get away from it all on half-day and full-day packages, or simply book for lunch or afternoon tea.
In winter,Alwalton Hall’s three downstairs reception rooms sport roaring log fires. Sofas and armchairs, and antique furnishings are arranged tastefully on Persian rugs over original wood floors, with oil paintings and prints adorning the walls.
Package guests are entitled to use the facilities as well as the main lounges. These include their own dedicated quiet lounge, whilst more seasonal facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool (April-September only), Arctic Spa pool, outdoor day-beds and “snuggle pods” all set in the beautiful 5-acre grounds.
For those simply seeking a one-off treatment or somewhere that can provide the full range of beauty and wellness treatments under one roof, a range of massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and other beauty treatments are on offer, including non-surgical anti-aging treatments. All the therapists are highly qualified, employed exclusively by the Hall, and fully trained by partners Decléor, OPI, and CACI, to provide the ultimate in client care.
Alwalton Hall has five individually-themed treatment rooms upstairs in the former servants’ range – including Morocco, which can cater for two, three, or four people undergoing simultaneous treatments, while the three-room Cleopatra Suite can accommodate two people in the height of luxury. The other three beautifully appointed single rooms are themed to reflect the culture of Kenya, Japan and India respectively.
Guests can bring their own alcohol which can be kept in the temperature/humidity controlled cabinets ready for their use with a small corkage charge and can choose their lunch from an imaginative menu and enjoy the lovely views of the grounds from the Drawing Room. Afternoon tea is a sumptuous affair, with scones with clotted cream and jam, a range of savoury sandwiches, cakes, macarons, and a choice of teas.
Alwalton Hall is for daytime guests only and has reciprocal arrangements with high-quality local providers for out-of-towners who want to combine their visit with an overnight stay.
Consult the website www.alwaltonhall.com or phone 01733 391166 for more information or to book.