I decided to take a few days break midweek 'to get away from it all' , booked myself a room online and 25minutes drive later was ensconced in a gorgeous room breathing in the country air from my balcony, drinking in the views and sighing with contentment .
I had considered going to a health spa , but at the last minute decided on Cowley Manor - one of the best decisions ever .
The grounds are just glorious , beautiful landscaping but not too formal and large enough to take a good walk around . Later I found myself swinging contentedly in one of their hammocks gazing up at the clouds with gin and tonic in one hand, truly a long time since I felt so relaxed .
The spa is great - spacious , modern and smelling of pine scented forests , it has two huge pools - with the outside one heated to just the right temperature.
It's years since I spent such an enjoyable few hours by a poolside swimming , tanning , reading and drinking cocktails !
The hotel interiors are lovely , quirky modern and yet very comfortable .
However it's the service and friendly caring staff that deserve a special mention , they have got it just right - unobtrusive yet excellent - such a rare combination ! Everywhere I looked guests looked happy and relaxed and I'm convinced its because they, like me ,felt cared for and comfortable .
I'd like to say a very big thank you especially to Joules who went out of her way to look after me -
Many thanks and a big hug !
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- Manor Hotel Cowley