Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat: reviewFashion & LifestyleLuxuryNews & Features
Nestling in the heart of rural Staffordshire lies Moddershall Oaks. Set in picturesque lakeside grounds, the five star spa retreat offers a soothing respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
We stayed in the beautifully furnished Studio Suite, which includes a soft seating area, docking system, en-suite bathroom fully-equipped with Elemis products and fluffy gowns, and a private deck overlooking peaceful meadows.
Once we were settled, hospitable staff conducted us on a tour highlighting the spa’s spectacular facilities. The outdoor area features a heated vitality pool and kelo sauna, lined by mezzanine loungers and sofas – you really feel at one with nature. Meanwhile, indoor facilities include a swimming pool, steam room, hydrotherapy pool, heated tiled loungers, experience shower and reflexology foot baths.
The cosy lounge, complete with enchanting log fire, provides the perfect environment to unwind with a book, whilst the snug is ideal for pamper parties. Overnight guests also have exclusive access to the outdoor hot tub, in which we spent ample time before wandering to our pre-booked treatments.
Moddershall Oaks offers an array of luxury beauty and body treatments, promising to meet your needs – whether they be relaxation, anti-ageing or muscle calming. We opted for the limited edition Gold and Caviar Massage (available June-August 2016) that effectively soothed our aching muscles and eliminated stress – the caviar element was pure luxury!
The lavish restaurant – also open to the public – boasts stunning lake views, and an extensive menu of contemporary and traditional English dishes, including burger night Tuesdays, steak and sweet Sundays, afternoon tea and gourmet evening cuisine. It was clear why this restaurant has won awards: our three-course meal was exquisite both in taste and presentation, the service impeccable. Afterwards, we retired to our suite, where we took full advantage of the Elemis products and Sky Movies.
The following morning, we enjoyed delicious fruit and pastries from the continental buffet, then a scrumptious cooked breakfast, which comprised the finest locally-sourced produce. At the same time, we gazed out on the sunlit lake and gardens, relishing in the tranquil atmosphere along with our enrobed fellow guests.
Later on, complementary bicycles enabled us to explore the serene countryside. Our host also provided maps with cycle routes, ranging from beginner to advanced, and a woodland trail for those preferring to hike. A word of advice: remember to take your wallet, as we spotted a couple of charming pubs well worth a visit.
Although check-out time is 11am, guests have full use of the spa until 5pm if, like us, you aren’t quite ready to leave. We finally departed from this countryside hideaway feeling completely stress-free and rejuvenated, the staff having put us at ease from the moment we stepped through the door until they waved us goodbye.
Prices are from £249 based on two people sharing. To book a stay at Moddershall Oaks call 01782399000 or visit here.