Sarah Gallivan enjoys a day of luxury at Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat
Set in 72 acres of private Staffordshire countryside, Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat is a luxurious getaway that has it all. From its first- class indoor and outdoor spa facilities and treatments, lakeside dining in the newly-refurbished restaurant and drinks overlooking the surrounding woodland, to its five-star boutique suites, on-site wellness centre and stunning spaces in which to tie the knot.
I went along with my mum to enjoy a Tranquillity Spa Day and to explore this gorgeous venue and we were in for a treat. We were greeted with a warm welcome by the friendly team and given a tour of the facilities. The outdoor spa area was my favourite, and we spent a lot of our day there! We started with a visit to the Kelo pine sauna, followed by a dip in the 25sqm vitality spa pool overlooking the surrounding countryside and sampled numerous coffees, hot chocolates and nibbles from the Deli huddled around the outdoor fireplace. On a warm day, the sun loungers would be perfect for catching the rays. It rained while we were there but the seating areas around the pool were undercover and with our fluffy robes, it made for a cosy experience.
Indoors, the spa boasts a swimming pool, steam room, hydrotherapy pool, heated loungers, reflexology footbaths and an experience shower, all of which leave you feeling invigorated. For the ultimate time out, the tranquil Sleep Lounge is the place to be with its comfortable loungers and seating, no mobile phones allowed and mood lighting.
As part of the spa day experience, we also had an Enlighten Signature Massage 50 minutes of pure bliss! If you're feeling stressed in the run- up to your day, you won't be after this full body and scalp massage.
A delicious two-course lunch was served in the newly-refurbished restaurant, The Oak House. We sat in a gorgeous booth, overlooking the lake and enjoyed the food on offer featuring local produce the menus provide a modern take on classic dishes.
Tie the knot
Couples can book a spa day with their wedding party the day before the wedding and on the morning of the big day, you can hire the venue’s Blush Lounge for all your hair and make-up needs. What’s more, after saying ‘I do’, you can stay the night in a luxury suite and enjoy a day of pampering the following day as newlyweds.
There are two options in which to host your day here, both accommodating 130 daytime guests and 175 for the evening. The lakeside wedding space is a favourite and comprises of an oak gazebo overlooking the lake, Astro-turfed seating areas and beautifully landscaped gardens. The indoor ceremony room is just as stunning, and because we can’t trust the good-old English weather, even if you choose an outdoor wedding, the indoor space is set up just in case of a last- minute downpour!
When you’re choosing your venue, the surroundings and facilities are the main things that you’ll consider, but I was so impressed with the level of service here too. The team all genuinely love what they do and it’s that that’ll make your day all the more special and memorable.
Check out www.moddershalloaks.com to find out more and to book a tour.