Nothing says luxury like a spa break with stay over…no children, no noise and the start of Love Island 2018 in peace!
I was delighted to recently stay at the beautiful Spa at Ramside, Ramside is where we were married in 1999 so it has a special place in our hearts despite everything that has happened since. We needed a break away from everything and some time to talk, so having roped in the elder sons to look after the girls, me and Stuart headed off to a day of relaxation at the spa.
Arrival was from 3pm which gave us ample opportunity to head straight to the spa and indulge in the outdoor heated pool, with bubble jets and hot tub feel this was everything I hoped it would be and gave us ample time to chat and laugh and just simply wash away the worries of everyday life.
I have previously visited the spa for the purpose of this review here including Fusion restaurant and was not disappointed to see that their menu was as delicious as ever.
The combination of the darkened, candle lit restaurant overlooking the pool gives it a real sense of holiday, escapism at its finest. Visiting on a Monday night meant that the restaurant was quiet which added to the relaxed feel, the waitresses were very attentive and nothing was a problem.
The food was beautiful and I opted for calamari for starter, pad Thai for main and, under the recommendation of the waitress, the sharing dessert (which was amazing and enough to make me loosen the tie on my jumpsuit!)
The dessert was a little bit of everything on the dessert menu which meant we got to sample the brownie, ice cream, creme brulee, cheesecake, almond biscuits, panacotta – I’m sure there was more!
After dinner I said goodbye to Stuart (he was on child duty overnight!) and I headed up to my room within the hotel attached to the spa. The room was stunning and overlooked the golf course, I could have lived in the bathroom alone as it was my idea of heaven with roll top bath, walk in shower with rainforest shower head and tiling and mirrors to die for!
Having this time really did give me the boost to know that I may be a full time mum but I do need some time to myself now and again, I need to focus on me to be the best I can be at home. That old saying of you cannot serve from an empty vessel really is true and I defy anyone who has a night away to not come back the next day a lot more relaxed and up for the challenge.
With regular spa deals and offers from £109 this is the ideal busy mummy break we all need!
I was gifted the stay and use of the spa for the purpose of this review, all views and opinions are my own and genuine.