‘We left with the peachy glow of people who had been very looked after!’
Nestled in the magnificent Ashdown Forest a mere 45 minutes from London’s smoky hub, visiting Ashdown Park feels as if a time machine has transported us back to a bygone era of glamour and elegance. This Sussex country house hotel offers rich layers of history, but also a spa experience that is the epitome of modern luxury. The range of treatments include those tailored specifically for men, as well as spa days and alternative therapies.
The beautiful building and grounds, with their genuinely delightful staff, are as much of a pull as the treatments and therapies. After enjoying an expert massage, you may don your best silk robe, and float, Noel Coward style, around one of the fabulously large and well appointed suites. No comfort has been overlooked; from the luxurious beds, to the excellent bathrooms, well-stocked with Molton Brown products.
Make yourself at home in the easy grandeur of the Drawing Rooms; order a cocktail and contemplate the splendid view, ice cubes a–tinkle, as you look forward to the pleasures of the evening. The award winning Anderida Restaurant strikes just the right note between opulence and relaxation, and merits dressing for dinner. The fine food and wine, and charming service, are again, perfectly pitched. We left Ashdown Park feeling thoroughly refreshed, and with the peachy glow of people who have been beautifully looked after.
With special thanks to Wahanda Europe’s leading marketplace and online home for health, beauty and
VitaMan Relaxation Massage
This full body massage with organic VitaMan Australian products included a deeply relaxing scalp massage, using my own choice of essential oil blends. I found it a relaxing but invigorating treatment that brought huge benefits to my wellbeing leaving me more productive, creative and better equipped to tackle the challenges of the week ahead!
Verdict: ‘stress busting rubdown in elegant surroundings’
Tester: Nick Cox Editor www.thegroomingguide.com
Price: £65.00 for 55 minutes
Available: Ashdown Park Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JP
Tel 01342 824988
1. Wahanda Logo
2. Ashdown Park Lounge
3. VitaMan Face and Body Wash £27.50 for 250ml at www.vitamangrooming.co.uk
4. The Dining Room at Ashdown Park
5. Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Bodywash £18.00 for 300ml at www.moltonbrown.co.uk
6. Ashdown Park