Back almost a year ago when I first began my list I was sent lots of recommendations about things to include on my list. One of which was recommended by my auntie to attend a spa day at the beautiful 5 star spa set in the New Forest, Chewton Glen.
A few months ago we decided to get it booked up and chose to have 2 treatments. A 50min massage and a 50min personalised facial.
The day started well. We left bright and early in the lovely aston martin (why not drive in style hey) ready for the 3 hour drive however this soon turned stressful when there was not just one, but 2 accidents on the M25 turning our drive into more than 4 hours and meaning we were 30 minutes late for our first appointment, the massage.
Upon arrival we were greated by the friendly staff who couldn’t have done anymore for us. They informed us they would try to juggle the day to allow us to still get our massage, gave us our locker keys and showed us to the changing rooms where robes and slippers were provided for us to use. Once changed we headed back to reception to get our appointment times and true to their word they managed to put both out facial and massage in for the afternoon so we didn’t miss out.
We started the experience with a trip to their hydro pool which was amazing. So many areas with bubbles, water jets and massaging beds where we could begin to relax. Then followed on by a gentle swim in their beautiful pool which helped us work up an appetite. Once we had dried off we headed to their pool bar restaurant, orded a glass of bubbles and enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch full of so much choice from delicious salads, cold meets, seafood, wraps and so much more. And of course we had to try the puddings too which was a wonderful selection of yummy treats.
After lunch we had half an hour until our first treatment so we decided the sauna and steam rooms were a good place to sit and waste a bit of time. And then the treatments came and the stress of the mornings drive disappeared as we were sent into a world of relaxation from the lovely therapists. My massage was blissful and the facial left me half asleep with a beautiful glow. Both were amazing and I felt so chilled as we sat in the quiet room to rest even more. Once we had come around from our relaxed state we chose to end the afternoon with a cup of tea and bit of cake before changing and preparing ourselves for the drive home.
The whole experience was worth the drive. Such a beautiful place, amazing treatments, yummy food and extremely kind and friendly staff. So much so we may be back very soon (and next time to stay over).
And that’s another ✔ off my Laura’s life is for Living List.
Thanks to Magdalen for suggesting it and making it a lovely day out and to Chewton Glen for looking after us both so well.