Wallett's Court Hotel and Spa
Arriving at Wallett's Court on a sunny afternoon we were greeted by friendly and helpful reception staff who showed us briefly around the hotel and then took us to our room.
Wallettís Court has just 17 bedrooms, three in the main house and 14 in the converted barns. Our room was lovely Ė clean and bright with an impressive four poster bed and a beautiful old-style bath in the en-suite. From the window we had a lovely view of a little church across the road. The en-suite also came complete with gorgeous smelling, mini size products from the REN range which is sold in The Garden of England Spa, but more about that later! I was a bit unsure about the shower which was one of those handheld ones attached to the bath taps. I always manage to spray water everywhere with these and find it difficult to wash my hair while holding them! That being said, the bath was so comfy I wasnít all that bothered about the shower. Nick, my partner, loves his food so I asked him to tell you all about the food at Wallett's Court....
The Restaurant at Wallett's CourtThe food at Walletís Court was generally excellent. The majority of dishes were delicious and the warm atmosphere during our evening meal made the whole experience very enjoyable. In the bar area we were
The breakfast was perhaps a little limited in terms of cereals and pastries, however there were multiple juice options. I was reliably informed that the tea was satisfactory. The cooked breakfast was without doubt the morning highlight. Quality produce cooked really well, enough to set you up for the day without having to go for the lie down a Full English can often result in. All in all a highly recommended food experience. (Back to Helena now......)
The Garden of England SpaAfter breakfast we headed over to The Garden of England Spa which is housed in a converted barn. I was booked
Hydrotherm MassageI had a treatment booked with Ben Barnett who specialises in hydrotherm massage. For a Hydrotherm Massage you lie on your back on top of cushions filled with warm water allowing Ben to massage your back and shoulders. I wasnít entirely sure what to expect but Ben helped to put me at my ease by explaining how the treatment was going to work beforehand. Apparently it is a really good type of massage for pregnant women because it can be performed until very late in the pregnancy due to you lying on your back rather than your front as you would for a traditional massage.
My massage also included guided meditation where Ben talks to you to help you relax and let go of any worries and tensions you might have. I personally didnít like this. Iím not sure why but I found it a little uncomfortable but maybe that was because I wasnít used to
We had a lovely, relaxing break which was made even better by the friendly atmosphere and helpful staff so we would definitely recommend it if you are looking for somewhere unique to stay with fantastic food!
PS: We went on our own for a bit of 'Us-Time' but if you're looking for a good family break then there's plenty for Children at Wallett's Court too!
Helena & Nick Ė June 2012