It feels as though January is lasting a lifetime, so to beat the winter blues why not head to Greenwoods Hotel & Spa, in Essex, for a much deserved pamper.
Set in 28 acres of pretty country gardens in the village of Stock, Greenwoods Hotel & Spa offers everything you need for a day, afternoon or evening of relaxation. I visited on the ‘Classic Day’ package, priced £90, and it offered the perfect day of escapism.
Check in was simple, and I was handed a fluffy white robe and slippers; the essentials for a good spa day. After a workout in the fully equipped gym, I headed to the spa area for a refreshing swim. I dipped my toe in the water expecting it to be cool like so many pools, but to my delight the swimming pool was the perfect temperature for a lengthy swim. I even made use of the water aerobics equipment to build up an appetite for lunch.
A two course lunch at Ellis’ Restaurant is included within the ‘Classic Day’ package, like many of the other options available. The restaurant is welcoming and stylish and the menu offers dishes to suit all tastes. My guest and I dined on juicy garlic mussels, warming butternut squash soup and pan fired chalk steam trout. Each was equally as delicious and beautifully presented.
Post lunch it was back to the spa for a sauna, steam and relaxation in the Jacuzzi, followed by a snooze on the loungers that line the edge of the swimming pool.
The spa day certainly brightened a dreary cold Saturday in January, and I left feeling refreshed and revitalised. There is a comprehensive treatment menu if you wish to add something extra to your day. Greenwoods Hotel & Spa offer over 20 different spa options with packages to suit all times, needs and budgets. Try Fabulous February which includes a 20 minute massage for only £79, the Valentine’s Package for £89 or Winter Warmer priced £119.
Stock Road, Stock, Essex, CM4 9BE | Tel: 01277 829990