Owl House Day Spa Review

by - Monday, August 29, 2016

Often, a moment of relaxation is all what the doctor ordered. I mean, who doesn't love a good spa? I am one of these girls who could happily book myself in a day, or a weekend on my own, just to relax. Away from men shouting at the telly because the wrong football team scored a goal, the standard day to day chores, or to escape from the stresses of the world. 

Although it's easy to choose the larger spa's with swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms, why not decide to enjoy a blissful day in the rural British countryside. If I could recommend one day spa to you, it would be Owl House Day Spa in Diseworth, Midlands. The spa is easy accessible from Nottingham, Derbyshire and Leicester and is located close to East Midlands Airport - but don't worry, you won't be hearing any noise from the airport or planes that pass over.

The spa opened in July 2011, and takes its name from the famous Owls of Langley Priory. The moment I stepped through the elegant converted country barn, I fell in love with the cosy-country-esque that is relayed through the whole spa. From tasty cupcakes and floral buntings, to pretty pastel paintwork and the most beautiful shabby chic furniture. I just couldn't wait to get into my robe and slippers and just, do nothing. 

Upon arrival, we were shown to the 'Owls Nest', which is the central point of the spa, where you can choose from a selection of refreshments and snacks, including herbal and classic teas, fresh presse juices, crisps and homemade cupcakes. As well as having a pick'n'mix of yummy sweeties, and a large range of luxurious beauty products to purchase.

After we had finished sipping our fresh fruit cocktail accompanied by a selection of sweets, one of the therapists went through our itinerary and told us what to expect throughout our day. Of course, we had to fill out a few standard forms (so the therapists know exactly what skin concerns we have), and let them know of any medical history they need to be aware of, before we were shown around the beautiful venue, and taken to our lockers. 

Like most spas, robe and slipper hire is free when booking on one of the spa packages, but one of the things I loved about my stay at Owl House Day Spa, was that you could add on little extras - to make your day a bit more special. As I went with my lovely friend, who had recently got engaged, I chose to add on a glass of prosecco and a cupcake each, (which can be enjoyed anytime throughout your stay, you just tell a member of staff when you want it), and a locker upgrade (between £5-£10 per locker), where we each got a selection of chocolates, an ice-cream voucher to use during our stay, between 5-10% off any purchases throughout the day and also some luxury Elemis samples.  

The spa offers both double, and single treatment rooms throughout, and the staff are warm and friendly, and make sure that you fully enjoy your treatment. We were both booked on the 'Flight of Fancy' package which included 6 hours use of the spa and outdoor heated hot tub, hire of robe and slippers, welcome drink and sweets and picnic lunch. Along with three treatments totalling 1 hour 25 minutes - a Langley Facial to rejuvenate and nourish your skin, a Hot Stone Back Massage to help melt away any tension, and a Relaxing Scalp and Pressure Point Foot Massage. 

After our treatments and our ice-cream, we took a stroll outside to the courtyard where we enjoyed our picnic lunch. The courtyard is where you'll find the heated hot tub, sun loungers and cosy garden huts for you to sit back, relax and enjoy spending time to yourself. 

Our picnic lunch included a very generous, sweet chilli chicken wrap with homemade slaw and a large bowl of salad, a freshly made fruit eton mess, accompanied by some fresh presse juice served in a mini milk bottle and a big pot of English Breakfast tea - of course served in an owl teapot. After we went in the hot tub, acting like ladies of leisure, sipping prosecco while we relaxed, and just enjoyed the last few hours of our stay. 

Hand on heart, I can honestly say The Owl House Day Spa is one of the loveliest spas I have been to. If you're local to the Heart of England and in need of a day of bliss, then this is your place! Our day usually costs £99.00 per person, which is incredible for the price, but we managed to bag an incredible deal of 2-for-1 to celebrate their recent 5 year anniversary. So, be sure to check them out on Facebook as they always have offers, competitions and the dreamiest of pretty pictures.

Have you visited The Owl House Day Spa? Are there any spas that you recommend?

Disclaimer: Owl House Day Spa haven't sponsored or gifted me to write this post. All views are my own and are an honest, true reflection of my stay. The offer I had on my spa day was the same for any customer via a promotional offer on Facebook.

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