Set in the beautiful countryside The Reynolds Retreat is a hidden gem. A beautiful Victorian building set on acres of woodland, it’s the perfect place for a Spa day if you are looking for peace and tranquility.
Facilities – ★★★★☆
On arrival, the outside of the spa was beautiful, a grand Victorian building. We were greeted by a cheery receptionist that went through what we was having done and what times our treatments would be, we then headed to a small area where we had a complimentary coffee and filled out health forms. After all the necessary paperwork was completed, we were given a tour of the building by the most friendly lady, inside the building is so homely with carpeted floors and different rooms, it was lovely.
The Reynolds Retreat has plenty of facilities that will keep you relaxed for the day. The pool has breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside through floor-to-ceiling windows and English crystal chandeliers overhead. There are also monsoon showers, detox ice scrub, heated loungers, sauna and steam room. The spa was so empty throughout the day, at some points we were the only people in there and it was peaceful enough we had a nap on the heated loungers! Even if you just use these facilities and not book a whole spa day with treatments, I highly recommend it. It was great to be able to relax with no distractions (phones!).
As part of our spa day package we had afternoon tea and if I am honest, I wasn’t expecting much, I thought it would just be a basic scone and a few sandwiches but WOW! I was shocked at the presentation and the quality of the Afternoon Tea. From a range of sandwiches, Stilton and Leek Croquette, macaroons and cakes, it was delicious, I highly recommend trying the afternoon tea, but you are able to pick either afternoon tea or a standard lunch.
We had the Complete Sanctuary package which included:
Decleor Vitamin Glow facial
Reynolds Back Neck and Shoulder Massage
File and Polish on Fingers or Toes
Where to start, the therapist who did my treatments was excellent, everything was explained beforehand she always made sure that I was comfortable and she was applying the right pressure, I can easily say she is the best therapist that I have had ever! Decleor products are one of the best so I had no doubt that the treatments wouldn’t be amazing, my face felt and looked so great after, my skin was plump, hydrated and glowing. After the treatment I was made a lovely cup of tea and walked down to the nail room to have a pedicure.
One small thing to note is that the therapists were not the best at gel polish, I am not sure why this is, but the quality of our gel polish pedicure was not amazing.
There are plenty of spa packages to pick from so you can pick one that suits you the most which is great.
The Reynolds Retreat is an excellent spa and if you’re looking for a day to unwind and relax you definitely need to consider visiting! There certainly is good value for money and you do pay for what you get which is great. Once we had got home from our spa day we were so relaxed we fell straight to sleep, which is the sign of a good spa day.