To celebrate a record January and colleague Corinne’s one year work anniversary with Infinite Travel we indulged in a pamperful spa day at an absolutely stunning location. Unlike many of the spas in the area which can be found on the discount voucher sites and end up feeling more like you’re in a leisure centre or business hotel, this venue exuded serenity, class and relaxation. Even the arrival was impressive. We turned off the main road onto a road sandwiched between huge fields with ancient trees proudly standing tall and showing off their voluptuous boughs.
We turned again and passed a beautiful stone gatehouse. We were then led down a very long driveway with a highly specific speed limit, precisely 8¾, past beehives, bird boxes and lovely green spaces. Eventually we arrived at the main building, and what a sight it was to behold. The old stone building is imposing and impressive and even boasts a flagpole, it would fit well in a fairy tale.
On entering into the foyer there were Hunter wellies to borrow in all different sizes in an oversized bird cage. The lobby had relaxing lighting and seating areas as well as a staircase which lead the eye up to several floors adorned with dark beams.
Walking down the corridor towards the spa you pass an incredible space named the atrium. Huge trees and flagstone floors as well as a glass roof make this the perfect location to sit for lunch, coffee or a meeting. At the other end of the building is an exquisite dining area and a bar-library overlooking the land which I could’ve got lost in for days. Off from the atrium are a variety of function rooms for business meetings, conferences, and larger functions.
Continuing on down to the spa there is a pool area with relaxing chairs and jacuzzi, a sauna, steam room, large changing facilities with dressing area, hairdryers, etc.
Furthery down is a spa lounge dining area with prosecco bar, comfortable chairs and throws for cream teas, and lovely finger lunches served on tiered cakestands. There is also a darkened relaxation area with tempting chaises longues and twinkly music. The main treatment rooms are filled with images of trees and divine scents, entered from a long hallway adorned with relaxing quotes on the walls and Moroccan lamps on the ceiling.
For weddings and special occasions there’s also a 60 foot orangery in the grounds as well as an outdoor gazebo pavillion. They have, it seems, thought of it all.
Infinite Travel offer this beautiful hotel and spa as one of their new mystery breaks. Guest rooms are available with breakfast from just £104 per room per night. There are several spa packages and treatments which can be added on to further relax you. This stunning mystery property lies within an hour’s drive of Cardiff. To book let us know your preferred dates and we’ll be whisking you off to serenity faster than you can say eight and three quarter miles per hour.