Spa Break at Bluestone Wales
Every girl needs to be pampered now and again so when Linzi from Office Breaks asked me to come along for a spa break at Bluestone in Wales, I didn't take long to say yes. Bluestone is a bungalow park smack in the middle of Pembrokeshire near the village of Narberth. It's set in woodlands and has access to numerous walking and biking trails. Whether you're 7 or 70, there are lots of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, but we were here to try out the Well Spa.
We took a train from Paddington to Whitland on the Friday after work and arrived a swift 4 hours later to check into our comfy rooms. The next morning, after breakfast we checked into the Well Spa Retreat which was conveniently located next to our studios. After checking in, we were shown to the changing room where we put on the fluffiest robes I'd ever felt. We were taken for a little orientation tour through the entire spa. Walking around the calming, purple oasis with classical music playing in the background, oils wafting through the air and the mood lighting creating a warm atmosphere, made my urban stresses slide right off my shoulders.
We relaxed in the Thermal Suite for the next hour or so. We chilled in the brick sauna and the Celtic sauna. Although the latter was a tad too hot for comfort. we cooled off in the salt room and the ice room followed by sessions in the herbal and marine steam rooms. Then it was time for lunch which was served in the Caffi Mor restaurant. We were served a Japanese style bento box filled with healthy grilled chicken, hummus, couscous and pita bread accompanied by a glass of mango and orange smoothie.
After lunch we were scheduled in for our massage treatments. I had booked a hot stone massage which was so relaxing I almost fell asleep on the massage table. Still woozy after the massage I chilled out for a bit in the relaxation room and even had a little snooze. We finished our spa day with a dip in the outdoor whirlpool where we stayed till we started to prune.
After an invigorating shower, we headed to the on-park Carrag Las restaurant, next door for our three course dinner after which we turned in for the night for the best night's sleep in a long while. Ready to take on the challenges of the work week ahead, I travelled back to London on the Sunday, wondering how long this blissful feeling of calmness would last.