Emma and I were invited along to experience the newly refurbished swimming pool and spa at De Vere Tortworth Court and to have afternoon tea after. De Vere Tortworth Court itself is a seriously breathtaking Victorian mansion hotel and arboretum and the venue for our next Maven Connex blogger event because we love it so much there. (Complimentary treatment and afternoon tea for review.)
Within easy reach of Cheltenham and Bristol, Tortworth Court is just off the M5 in beautiful countryside with plenty of parking and the building itself is just breathtaking. Set in an arboretum there are lots of places to go for a walk and the gardens are beautifully kept and full of colour.
On arrival we were shown into an elegant room with tables set up with a relaxation area curtained off and drinks to help yourself to, various teas, coffee and a selection of juices and water. The spa itself is just gorgeous with amazing decor and we sat and filled in forms before being taken through to comfortable rooms where I was given the most incredible back and neck massage. Perfect pressure for me. After the massage I was given time to get dressed again and then provided with some water and showed back to the room with the relaxation area. We had a swim before and after and also used the sauna. The pool itself is nice, nothing very fancy but with a lovely hot tub and a spacious clean changing area with good hot showers, shampoo and conditioner provided and a lovely big mirror with hairdryers and straighteners to us.
After we had showered and dressed we headed back to the beautiful restaurant and were served a delicious afternoon tea with a choice of sandwiches and savouries (vegetarian options for me) and then both raisin and plain scones with plenty of jam and thick clotted cream and so many delicious cakes! We had a thoroughly wonderful day and I can’t wait to take my mum back for afternoon tea one day.
It was such a lovely treat for us both and we left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after the school holidays. And also very full!