From the moment you drive down the tree-lined drive to approach the low grouping of Cotswold stone cottages of Calcot Manor your shoulders will loosen.  

FROM THE BEAUTY BLOG

Recently refurbished in 50 shades of Farrow & Ball, the oversized sofas positioned next to roaring fires will have you nicely unwound before you can even say 'full body massage.'  And when in the rolling countryside of the Cotswolds, unwind you must...

First, enjoy the culinary delights of the traditional pub The Gumstool Inn or the delicious Conservatory dining room at Calcot with its extensive wine list, comfortable in the knowledge that all will be detoxed later on in the spa.

The spa itself is a white knight in the never-ending battle that life (and wedding-planning) can be. A new area, decked in driftwood and quirky cushions, is perfect for a group of friends to lounge in whilst enjoying manis and pedis after hitting the bubbles in the 40 degree outdoor hot tub!

THE LOOK GOOD DIET

Hot beauty brand Rodial and their body sculpting treatments will have your skin tingling and plumped ready for your wedding day - or at least hide the evidence of a well enjoyed hen weekend.

Their new array of treatments includes the Dragon's Blood Range, revered as the 'liquid face lift' by beauty insiders, thanks to the secret, anti-ageing ingredient extracted straight from the sap of a tree deep in the Amazon forest.

Blitz the healthy detox salads before hitting the road to leave energised, pampered and heavenly relaxed.  

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Calcot Manor; 01666 890 391www.calcotmanor.co.uk