RE­LAX: Win a luxury spa day for two in reader com­pe­ti­tion

Set amidst rolling green fields, Whit­tle­bury Hall is at­tached to at­trac­tive grounds and a golf course. LAURA MOWAT and a friend en­joyed get­ting pam­pered at the spa

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SET in the coun­try­side near the world fa­mous Sil­ver­stone Race Cir­cuit, my friend Ka­rina, and I were look­ing for­ward to en­joy­ing the lap of luxury and re­lax­tion.

We were booked onto the es­cape and stay pack­age, which of­fered the use of the heat and ice ex­pe­ri­ence, leisure club fa­cil­i­ties and a treat­ment (ei­ther a fa­cial or a mas­sage).

There was a wide range of fa­cil­i­ties to choose from in­clud­ing a sauna, steam room, ice cave, foot spa and hy­drother­apy pool.

Af­ter the body gets grad­u­ally hot­ter, the ice cave aims to elim­i­nate tox­ins and is good for the body’s cir­cu­la­tion.

My per­sonal favourite was the wa­ter beds – tucked in a ‘whis­per room’ where peo­ple could re­lax qui­etly.

The spa was spa­cious and com­fort­ing and with ev­ery­one milling around in their robes, had a very wel­com­ing feel to it.

The fa­cil­i­ties were very good, how­ever there were too many peo­ple there for the ex­pe­ri­ence to have been par­tic­u­larly serene. Although we did visit on a Satur­day, which we were told was the busiest day.

I opted for a fa­cial, which was a per­fect fin­ish to an af­ter­noon spent re­lax­ing at the spa.

To work up an ap­petite for the three course meal in the As­tons restau­rant in the evening, we hit the gym. It was as good, if not bet­ter than any other gym I have been to with a va­ri­ety of car­dio and weight ma­chines.

The food did not dis­ap­point us at all - of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety in­clud­ing slow cooked duck, brie and red onion tart and some de­li­cious sweets to fin­ish with.

We found the staff to be very po­lite and help­ful, the food to be lovely and the room was spa­cious too.

If you are in need of a pam­per and an es­cape, I would rec­om­mend the ho­tel - maybe just go mid week so there are fewer peo­ple.

To find out more see www.whit­tle­bury­

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