On a bright, sunny day, there’s nothing better than being outside, feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin and hearing the gentle sounds of the countryside. Now it’s possible to enjoy all of this and a spa treatment – yes, all outside.
Spa guests at Ockenden Manor spa can book themselves a spa treatment outside in the original 19th century walled garden. For added privacy and shade, you can ask to have the treatment under the new pagoda.
I’m a big fan of the spa at Ockenden Manor and enjoyed a sunny afternoon relaxing by the pool with the sounds and sights of the English countryside. It’s divine.
Naturally, there’s a range of treatments to choose from including massages with aromatherapy oils from organic UK beauty brand Ila (From 25 minutes, £51.50). Other treatments can also be arranged to be taken outdoors including the spa’s Kundalini back treatment – the deeply soothing and relaxing treatment which aims to balance the whole nervous system thanks to a combination of an exquisite essential oil blend, ancient massage techniques and chakra healing (60 minutes, £82.50)
You can do it in a day or book an overnight stay at the Manor. Overnight stays start from £199 per room per night including breakfast and VAT. The hotel is also home to an exceptional Michelin-starred restaurant with sweeping views over the South Downs and three-course tasting menus from £54.
Contact: 01444 416111 or www.hshotels.co.uk