After trawling the internet for something not too pocket bashing, me and my BFF found a spa break offer in Kettering at the idyllic (think Downton Abbey) Rushton Hall Hotel. Just an hour from St Pancras station, we only went for one night in an attempt to unwind and sweat out a few months of London toxins in the steam room.
Whilst waiting for our room we had a glass of prosecco in the beautiful drawing room and decided which beauty treatment we might splash out on. Once in our enormous room, we donned the sumptuous robes and went to go and sit in the outdoor Jacuzzi spa where we chatted through at least 6 bubble-jet cycles.
Once we had swam and sweated out the prosecco we had an Elimis facial at the stable yard spa which was 60 minutes of pure indulgence and left us nearly asleep. After some lounging in the outdoor area reading magazines, we headed up to the room and ordered some room service whilst managing to watch two seasons of Katie Wright’s favourite series ‘Girls.’ Having just packed a bag overnight bag consisting of swimmers and pyjamas, we didn’t bother with evening attire or make-up, this weekend was all about low maintenance relaxation.
Despite only being a 24 hours escape, we felt relaxed and blissed-out after our beauty treatments and mammoth sleep and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from the same weekend activities, give your liver a rest and gulp in some fresh air. Great for long-distance friends as a 24 hour catch up in a spa pool is better than a rushed drink after work. We found our deal on Secret Escapes. Search Groupon, Wahanda or lastminute.com for similar offers or contact hotels directly and check their deals.