Welcome back to Richard Conway who is guesting on our blog.
And over to our globe trotter on spa…
My life has actually been quite eventful over the past few months to say the least with redundancy, dissertations, a break-up and moving back to my parent’s house.
Luckily, winning the one heck of a summer competition has gone a long way to help alleviate some of my worries and there is no doubt that my visit to Moddershall Oaks in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside was perfectly timed.
Despite residing in the county for three years during my time at Keele University, I had never been to Moddershall Oaks. How I missed out! Built on an old farm property, the spa is hidden away on a stunning 72-acre plot that includes a small forest and picturesque lake making it the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.
My stay began with a wander around Moddershall Oaks, checking out the lakeside restaurant, the expansive gym and heated indoor pool, before having a refreshingly chilled welcome drink by the lake in the evening sunshine. Within an hour or so it was time to experience my first spa treatment of the stay; a deep tissue body massage.
Following the vigorous massage I headed back to the restaurant for dinner. The menu boasted a wide variety of locally sourced produce and my favourite had to be crispy hoi-sin duck with a twist – instead of the usual oriental pancakes I was delighted to try the meal with the region’s famous Staffordshire Oatcakes instead – another reminder of my university days.