I was recently invited along to Modershall Oaks spa for a lovely day of relaxation and pampering with my lovely Nanna. I'd first heard of the spa through Charlotte from Lurchhound Loves after she recommended it to me on Twitter. After reading her blog post on the experience, I knew I had to pay the spa a visit - it looked beautiful. My Nanna and I were both booked in for the 'Sweet Dependance Day' which includes full use of the spa & relaxation facilities, a treatment of our choice and a 2 course lunch in the beautiful lakeside restaurant. The treatments for this package change regularly but when we went there was a Rose & Raspberry oil back massage available which we both liked the sound of so that's the one we went for.
As I live in Manchester and the spa is based in Stone, somewhere I'd never been before, we did have to travel to get there. However, the journey was so simple - it took about 40 minutes on a train which was very quiet and comfortable and we had a taxi pick us up from the station and take us to the spa. I was a bit concerned it was going to be a bit of a hassle to get there but we thoroughly enjoyed our journey and I'd be more than happy to do it again so if you're based in Manchester or the surrounding towns, I can confirm it's really easy to get to.
We arrived for 9:30am as instructed and were shown to a lovely seating / bar area and given a welcome drink and some forms to fill out by the very welcoming staff members. When that was all done we were given a tour of the spa so we could see what facilities were available for us to use throughout the day. Both my Nanna and I were very impressed with what they had to offer - we've been to a spa together before and as lovely as it was, this was next level. They have everything from an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool, heated tile loungers, reflexology footpaths, a gym (which we definitely didn't use haha) and a super comfy relaxation area. They also have woodland and parkland surrounding the spa which you can take a stroll around or make use of their tennis courts / equipment or bicycles and cycling if you'd prefer a more active day. They've literally thought of everything. Not to mention their incredible outdoor heated vitality pool - definitely a highlight of the day for me. More on that later!!
Once we'd got changed into our swimwear and complimentary robes, we headed to the indoor area where we made use of the pool, jacuzzi and heated tile loungers which were the most comfortable things ever. We both felt so relaxed and enjoyed a natter in the jacuzzi. The only thing we weren't too keen on was the footpaths as they were very noisy and other guests looked a bit disgruntled every time someone turned them on which didn't make for the most relaxing experience. However, everything else was perfect! After a little while relaxing, we headed to get our back massage in the treatment rooms. We both thoroughly enjoyed the treatment - it was very relaxing and the staff ensured we felt comfortable throughout. They used all Elemis products too which was nice as I'm sure you all know how much of an Elemis fan I am - their products are my faves!!
We had a little bit more downtime after our treatment so we headed back to the indoor area (we may have had a little nap as we felt so relaxed haha) before heading for our 2 course lunch in the lakeside restaurant. We went for lunch wearing our robes which felt a little odd but everyone did it and it was a very relaxing way to enjoy a meal I guess. We'd picked what food we wanted at the start of the day from a lovely menu, there was so many yummy sounding dishes. We both got a starter and a main and I went for a prawn cocktail to start and my Nanna chose some little shrimp cakes which we both thoroughly enjoyed. For mains I chose chicken and Spring veg risotto whilst my Nanna went for the mussles. The portion sizes were really generous and it was presented beautifully - it was the kind of food you'd expect in a fancy restaurant. We washed it all down with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc which was very reasonably priced and absolutely delicious! The restaurant had big glass windows looking out on the beautiful grounds too, so again, it was a very relaxing experience.
After lunch we decided it was finally time to head to the amazing outdoor heated vitality pool - we'd been eyeing it up all day and I couldn't wait to jump in. It was just as amazing as I thought it was going to be and so relaxing. The water was the perfect temperature and we sat and enjoyed the countryside surroundings while sipping on prosecco. It was pure bliss. There was also a comfortable seating area outside and a big log fire so we managed to nab some seats next to it so we could chill out between dips in the pool.
We decided before going to the spa that we both wanted to have an extra treatment which can be booked on as an extra so we both went for the Indian Head Massage as I've never had one and my Nanna said it's one of her favourite and most relaxing treatments to have. To be honest, we didn't need this extra treatment as there was so much to do anyway but it was blooming lovely and my favourite of the two treatments we had. It cost £35 for 30 minutes but it was worth it, despite coming out looking like we hadn't washed our hair in weeks, haha!!
After our final treatment it was 5pm and time to get ready to go home - the day absolutely flew by. I guess that's what happens when you're having fun! The changing rooms had really big showers with complimentary Elemis shampoo, conditioner and body wash which was nice to have one final pamper with. Overall we had a fantastic day and although this was a free press trip, we'd be more than happy to pay the £89.10 price per person to return to the spa. I've been to spas costing way more than that in the past and they didn't have half the facilities Moddershall Oaks have so I personally think it's a really great price. You can check out their other packages here as there's so many options - I'd love to stay overnight next time as I imagine the hotel rooms are beautiful too.
Do you like the look of Moddershall Oaks spa?!