This year, for the first time in many years I wasn’t working over Christmas and Oscar was away with his dad so I decided to treat myself. I bought myself a three day break at a hotel with spa, which fitted in with my 50 things project. I looked around at different sites, hotels and spa’s but finally found one I liked the look of.
Crewe Hall – part of the Qhotels group – A grade 1 listed hotel. From the moment I turned into the tree lined driveway I knew I had made the right choice.
Being a solo traveller I was a little apprehensive but the staff couldn’t have been friendlier or more helpful. Check in was quick and simple and I was assisted to my room with my bags. And what a room it was….
The old building is spectacular inside, beautiful rooms and ceilings, stunningly decorated, especially with all the Christmas decorations.
I spent the first afternoon wandering around the maze-like hallways, discovering more and more rooms, the library, Malt bar, chapel and numerous reading nooks with plenty of comfy chairs.
I was bought vouchers for Christmas, so after a relaxed buffet breakfast on day 2 I headed down to the newer wing which has the spa, and booked a few treatments, a facial, a body exfoliation and massage. It was relaxing, luxuriant and if I’m really honest I felt a little guilty at enjoying the me-time.
I spent some time in the gym and plenty of time swimming, in the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. It was lovely sitting pool side reading in the warmth whilst looking at the snow outside.
It was a perfect break, a time to recharge and catch up on some reading in beautiful surroundings.
A trip to be repeated…. hopefully.