Wednesday, 26 June 2013
A little indulgence
I am still amazed that my little girl is all grown up, having a home of her own and getting married! It is as if all those years bringing up my two children have passed in a blur.
After the frivolity of the hen night, it was wonderful to be whisked away to the cosy indulgence of the Baliffscourt hotel, for a little spa break, by my lovely new man S.
Looking like a manor house that goes back centuries, it is surprising to discover it was actually built in the 1920's using old re-claimed stone. It is a delightful place, full of quiet nooks and crannies, you never feel the proximity of other guests, it seems that you have the place to yourself.
Our room was beautifully decorated comfortable and cosy, we found the secret underground passageway to the main house a delight!. The staff are very friendly and attentive to every need the food was exquisite, perfectly prepared and delicious. The grounds are beautifully kept, tennis courts and croquet as well as a lovely walk down to the beach - dogs are welcome.
The spa itself is heavenly, set apart in a lovely large barn, with swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tubs. There is a lounge area to get free tea and coffee and the treatments are a wonderful pampering experience, being massaged on a waterbed was incredibly relaxing. After just a couple of days I felt like I had been on holiday for a week.