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Review: Escape to the Countryside - Rural Relaxation
We had the pleasure of visiting the new Fritillary Spa situated within the beautiful Cricklade House Hotel.
Nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds with stunning rural views, it's named after the Fritillary flower. It's a truly unique location in over 30 acres of peaceful, secluded grounds on the edge of the Cotswolds.
"Experience a special spa and contemporary space in a unique and beautiful countryside setting"
The beautiful new spa facility includes an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa lounge, beauty salon, state of the art fitness suite and five treatment rooms, including a double treatment room. Swimming, tennis and golf can also be booked. Offering spa breaks, residential spa retreats and spa memberships, they have something to suit every requirement.
There is an array of unisex treatments or spa days to choose from facial treatments, body and mind treatments, hands and feet.
We opted for The Aroma-soul Elements Massage and the Tranquility Pro Sleep massage both lasting 50 minutes.
We were greeted at the reception by the bubbly and friendly salon manager, Sharon, who instantly put us at ease and was so accommodating. The atmosphere on entering the spa is relaxed and positive with attention to detail showing in the beautiful decor and we were tempted by the lovely smells and the range of products available to purchase to compliment your treatments.
The therapists Barbara and Sue talked us through our treatments and choice of selections to ensure the treatment was suitable to our requirements and really took the time to understand and advise what was right for us personally.
The Aroma-soul Elements Massage - begins with a personal selection of their unique collection of aroma-soul oil blends to target specific areas based on the ancient cultures of:
- Arabia - Warming and sensitive, aiding irritated skin and helps breathing using blends of jojoba, ginger, eucalyptus, geranium and cedarwood
- Oriental - Calming and de-stressing aiding inflammation, cramps, aches and pains using blends of ylang ylang, jasmine, mimosa, jojoba and vanilla
- Mediterranean - Toning, refreshing, energizing and uplifting using jojoba, bergamot, orange and lemon, mandarin and basil
- Indian - Detoxing, re-balance and increase microcirculation using blends of cardamom, black pepper, patchouli, bergamot and jojoba
Tranquility Pro-Sleep massage - inspired by the Indonesian Sea Malay massage this ritual acts in synergy with sound and essential oil blends to effectively induce a state of deep rest and a deeply relaxing massage to aid sleep.
Using notes of cedarwood, sweet orange, rose and sandalwood to balance the mind and body. Calming and de-stressing, relieving tension and embracing relaxation.
We were led to the newly refurbished changing rooms to prepare.
The ambiance of the double treatment room was beautiful with relaxing music, perfect temperature, fluffy towels and snug massage beds, and the smell of the beautiful oils arousing the senses, it oozed comfort and calm.
The treatments were nothing less than bliss, peaceful and comfortable, the therapists superbly experienced and calming.
After our 50 minutes of heaven we were led through to the luxe treatment suite and had a short consultation with the therapists offering their experience in aftercare advice and recommendations.
Fritillary spa is simply delightful and a beautiful experience. A real pleasure to the mind and body.
Gift vouchers are also available for both one off treatments, spa days and spa retreats. Ideal for individuals, couples and groups.
We will certainly be revisiting and will combine this with either afternoon tea in the stunning grounds or an overnight spa retreat in their beautiful refurbished bedrooms and restaurant.