Perfect Pre-Wedding Pampering at Eastwell Manor

Friday, 29 August 2014



Welcome to the peak of the wedding season, bridal gowns, seating plans, honeymoons and hen-dos are all main topics of conversation this time of year, so I’m here to help lighten the load and share with you an experience I had a few weeks ago to inspire you (ahem, Maid of Honours take note now) to organise the perfect hen do for your best friend and bride to be….

We were so very excited about our much awaited spa day at Eastwell Manor in Ashford, Kent and when we arrived we knew straight away that we were in for a truly magical day of pampering and indulgence. After being greeted by the lovely ladies at reception (they couldn’t have been more helpful and welcoming the entire day we were there) we were given a tour of the spa and its facilities including the restaurant, gym and relaxation room and then shown to the ladies changing room where we changed into our swimming costumes and robes. 

As the sun was shinning we made the most of the huge outdoor swimming pool and took a dip- I must admit it was a cold dip but we had a nice sunbathing session afterwards on the sun loungers overlooking the stunning manor and its incredible gardens- so we soon forgot about the cold water, we were just so thrilled to be outside in beautiful surroundings with a full day of relaxation ahead of us!
After soaking up some sunshine we headed back inside the spa area to experience the hydra-pool, jacuzzi, the sauna and eucalyptus steam room which was my favourite part- I felt completely rejuvenated and refreshed after 20 mins steaming away!



Time well and truly flew and before we knew it, it was time to head upstairs to the ‘Dreams Spa’ where we were both treated to a back massage…this could not have been more needed and appreciated, we both walked out feeling relaxed and sleepy- maybe even too relaxed! It was amazing. We then headed for the relaxation room for a nice cup of tea, a lounge on the sofa and a flick through Tatler to kill some time before lunch.


Is there anything quite like lunch in your robe? Erm no, I don’t think so! It instantly makes you feel like a princess which was just perfect as my bride-to-be and I were relishing in utter relaxation mode so this little touch made all the difference! Isn’t it funny how something so simple can make you feel SO good?!

We both had the mozzarella and basil starter, followed by spinach tagliatelle with a creamy mushroom sauce and shavings of parmesan on top- it was divine and for the rest of the afternoon we both kept harping on about how delicious it was... the service was spot on too!

After our robe lunch we lazed around in the relaxation room and waited to be called in for our facials ( I had a heated Guinot 30 min facial)and I wish I could express HOW amazing they were- I laid there on the heated massage bed and quite literally felt my stresses floating away (along with my spots too!)... my therapist applied the perfect amount of pressure and used heat to extract the dirt from my pores and my skin has felt just wonderful ever since! Hannah, my bride-to-be agreed and also had a fab facial so we made it our mission to make sure we let the spa manager know just how great our experience was- big thumbs up from me as I've had a facial at another leading spa recently (I'll give you a guess it was on tv very recently!!) and I was less than impressed! 

This all sounds so perfect doesn’t it! But in al honestly it just really was, I was with my best friend who's about to marry the man of her dreams (he is an absolute dream I must say!) so this was our day to spend together in one of the most beautiful spas I’ve been to- it doesn’t get more perfect than that does it?

Visit www.eastwellmanor.co.uk now and book your spa day, I couldn't recommend it enough!

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