Want some ‘me’ time? VIVA checks out the spa voted the ‘experience of the year’
Jessica Ward | 12th May 2022
VIVA needed a break so we popped over Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat in Staffordshire for a wonderful relaxing treat in the country.
It was recently voted the county’s ‘Experience of the Year’ and what with everyone feeling the pinch, and more of us are looking for UK based break where you can enjoy packages from £130 per person for a spa day and £187.50 per person for spa break, where overnight accommodation is also included.
There’s full use of the spa which has indoor facilities including a pool and hydro spa as well as a range of sauna options where towels and robes are provided (bring your own flip flops), as well as a beguiling sleep lounge that you must indulge in, all hanging chairs and delicious light-scented oils.
But we adored the outside pool, just gorgeous overlooking wonderful pastures, while indulging in the warm bubbles and drinking cold bubbles while taking in the scenery.
There’s a range of treatments including both beauty and wellness ones. My pedi in the Blush room from Rosie was the best I’ve ever had, with a wonderful relaxing foot massage and treatment to make my feet sandal ready. Topped off with a gorgeous shape and polish. They cater for weddings here and the room is ideal for the bridal parties’ nuptial pamper. A facial used new Welsh brand Tribe517 products and was a beautiful experience, giving a brilliant glow up.
Onto lunch in the Moddershall Oaks’ new The Oak House Balcony Bar & Restaurant which provides guests with a relaxed dining atmosphere filled with appetizing cuisine and casual drinks, with menus tailored towards all dietary requirements.
This was great service and food with a stunning pond view. You can go healthy or indulge and we loved our dishes, which included starters of parfait (yummy) and superb lamb koftas, whilst mains of my ragu pasta, was rich and authentic and a burger, a juicy beefy delight.
Penny Weston, Director at Moddershall Oaks, told VIVA: “Throughout the years, we’ve always wanted Moddershall Oaks to be a place of escape for our guests. Especially being located in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, it’s a true hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We pride ourselves on having great feedback from our guests who appreciate being able to switch off from everyday life.”
They have just conducted research with findings showing that the average Brit spends a staggering 1,723 minutes doing mundane tasks which includes making the bed, scrolling on their phone, cooking and washing up.
VIVA can relate to that and loves the fact that Moddershall Oaks has launched its Escape the Everyday campaign encouraging guests to reclaim this time and instead enjoy a wellbeing UK staycation where those mundane tasks can be put on hold.
Moddershall Oaks’ found 50 minutes per week were spent making and changing the beds and towels.
This is 50 minutes that could instead be spent enjoying a relaxing spa treatment such as the Tribal Ablution, a pink Himalayan salt exfoliation, or the Glass Beauty Facial, an expert facial and exfoliating massage to promote a youthful appearance. Hell yes!