Retreating into luxury….

Taking time out on my typical Tuesday and having a spot of pampering is pretty unusual for me. Usually, as its a day off my other job I spend it picking up kids socks from the floor and loading the dishwasher mainly…but who was I to argue when invited to check out the new refurbished Retreat Spa at Redworth Hall Hotel. Set in the tranquil surroundings of Redworth’s 26 acre estate, the spa has opened following a £2m investment making it a new luxury escape close to Darlington and surrounding area. Featuring welcoming treatment rooms, an indoor heated pool, hot tub and relaxation room as well as poolside terrace this place offers a lot to it’s guests. The lounge is a sophisticated yet relaxing place serving a selection of healthy choices and indulgent light bites whilst also offering the choice of something more substantial. Instantly described by myself as ‘so instagrammable’ the lounge’s sumptuous decor features stunning blossom trees, teamed with touches of marble and gold. It really does reflect luxury and refinement. I was booked on the popular Vitality daytime package which included a 35 minute Decleor Discovery facial and two course lunch. On arrival we were given our forms to fill in, and lunch order (handy when you have to rush back to watch an infants leaver’s play at 2pm) so you can pre-order your food no problem and with the facial scheduled at 12.30 I could sit back and enjoy the view.

Starting with a healthy green apple smoothie served to us on a slate was a great start to our day of health and well being and I thought was a lovely touch.

Sitting in the hot tub watching the world go by was really relaxing, although the aqua aerobics class did come in half way through, so its worth checking the times of classes just to make sure you go at a quiet time. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the lovely Tanya who gave me an amazing facial treatment using all the luxury Decleor products and after a skin consultation she worked her magic and I could have drifted off into a serene slumber!

I was really impressed by the staff at the spa and they really made us feel at home. On the menu there were some very tempting choices, I went for the Poached egg with Smoked salmon served on sourdough and roasted tomatoes. My friend opted for the Roasted red peppers, courgette and Brie with onion chutney in a baguette. For pudding we both chose Lemon Meringue Pie and raspberry sorbet, nom nom! All items were served elegantly and were really tasty.

For more information and to book in for a spa day soon contact Redworth Hall on 01388 770600

I was kindly invited along for this spa day but all the opinions are my own.

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