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Spa Heaven

Need a cheeky spa break? Uh, yes please. So it's a good job Bowood Hotel and Spa is here with the ultimate in pre-Christmas pampering

It’s Chriiiiiiiiiiistmas! Sorry, I had to go there…Well, it is a’coming, and as we know it can be a seriously stressful time of year. So why not take my advice and ditch the turkey, present shopping and stress-to-impress nonsense and book a break at the Spa? We at Muddy were lucky enough to be treated to a day at super-luxe Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, in perfect time to sooth the seasonal stress and get in some serious pamper time.

Bowood Hotel, Wiltshire.

The Bowood Hotel and Spa is a boutique-style gaff, nestled in an opulent country estate – perfect for a bit of R&R away from over-excited kids and Christmas songs on repeat. Book an indulgent facial, chillax in the jacuzzi or grab yourself a full body MOT in time for party season – Bowood’s Spa has got you covered.

Bowood Hotel, Wiltshire.

I was lucky enough to be treated to a Prescriptive Eminence Facial, part of a range of facials uniquely created to treat your specific skin type and any skin woes you may have. By mixing effective, organic products together they can tailor-make a concoction to treat specific skin care concerns. The prescriptive facial is £40 for a petite facial (30 minutes) and £80 for a full facial (60 mins). I felt I was in capable hands, quite literally! While the therapist soothed me, she explained what she was doing, and she definitely knew her stuff. She cleansed my skin with Monoi cleanser, exfoliated with an arctic berry peel, applied a bamboo mask, and then followed this with a hibiscus eye cream and stone crop moisturiser. My skin had never felt so loved. The facial absolutely did its job at de-stressing me, with the therapist massaging my face and the clean, serene vibe it’s no wonder I fell asleep on the table! My treatment was followed by a lovely lunch and an afternoon by the pool chillaxing. Bliss.

Bowood Hotel, Wiltshire.

Bowood offers a variety of spa days starting from £70, which for such lavish facilities seems real value for money. Whatever your mood, Bowood has a tailor-made spa day with options such as afternoon tea or twilight dinner included. If you’re in need of some specific beauty maintenance they offer a range of quality treatments, all performed by experienced therapists. Express facials, full body massages and holistic experiences are just some of the tonics you can indulge in. They also offer manicures, pedicures and even waxing for that quick beauty fix before you head off to your Christmas parties.

Bowood Hotel, Wiltshire.

Keep a lookout for all the deals Bowood Spa offers – from day packages to longer stays. And if the spa isn’t your thing Bowood is a beautiful hotel in itself with gorgeous bedrooms, stunning grounds and a fab restaurant. Oh, and there’s golf too…

Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Derry Hill, Calne SN11 9PQ. Tel 01249 822 228. www.bowood.org

Words by Emma Hillary

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