The Spa Pool.
Nick Cox Editor The Grooming Guide.
Hartwell House.
Dining at Hartwell House.
Afternoon Tea at Hartwell House.
Nick Cox - Editor of The Grooming Guide relaxing in Hartwell Spa
The Rooms at Hartwell House.

Hartwell House – 111SKIN Harley Street Facial.

‘Let’s hear it for Spaturday!’ 

When it comes to total relaxation…the weekend is often where it’s at. But what if I told you that there was room for an extra day on your agenda? Well there is and it’s called ‘Spaturday’!

I am often looking for the perfect British rural retreat, and Hartwell House takes some beating! Located just under an hour from London it is nestled in splendid isolation amidst ninety acres of tranquil landscaped park in the vale of Buckinghamshire, it somehow feels worlds away from the capital.

Originally built for the Hamden family, and filled to the rafters with fantastic art and antiques, it is impossible to stay at Hartwell without being immersed in its history. Boasting thirty bedrooms and suites on three floors, it is decorated in the country house style. There are deep feathered filled armchairs to sink into, fine art to inspire, a fully stocked bar and heck there’s even a tin of shortbread for late night snacking! Hartwell epitomises ALL the best aspects of country house life, but without grumbling, plumbing or the need to wear a bobble hat to bed in winter.

The spa at Hartwell also ticks all my boxes! It’s cool and classical and has been designed to work with the character of the building. Here state of the art facilities collide with classic architectural elements which promotes an air of airy Roman tranquility. What’s more the treatment menu includes treatments tailored especially for men, and my favourite uses products from 111SKIN range.

111SKIN Signature Harley Street Facial
When it comes to skin treatments , like many men I like to see results and so I opted for this A grade high-performance facial. It has been formulated to calm and soothe damaged, inflamed, and irritated skin and yes, it doess what is says on the tin. It was originally created by Dr Yannis Alexandrides to accelerate the post-surgery healing processes and it uses powerful cosmeceutical products. My skin is often dry in the winter months I was thrilled that this facial aims to magnify the restorative effects of their Reparative Collection as well as harnessing the power of an exclusive NAC Y²™ complex to strengthen the epidermal barrier. Post treatment my skin felt fresher, plumper and hydrated like never before! I also received some welcome compliments for my bright and healthy complexion.

After my glow up I spent the day relaxing in the spa and then exploring the grounds. The evening dining options were another high with seasonal dishes and innovative ingredients.
Thanks Hartwell House for being a feast for the eye, the body and the soul. and for once again exceeding my expectations. Now that’s what I call the perfect “Spaturday!’

Tester:  Nick Cox.
Treatment: 111SKIN Signature Harley Street Facial
Verdict: ‘firmer and brighter skin’
Price: Rooms starting at £245 per night, seasonally dependent.

By: Nick Cox

1. The Spa Pool.

2. Nick Cox Editor The Grooming Guide.

3. Hartwell House.

4. Dining at Hartwell House.

5. Afternoon Tea at Hartwell House.

6. Nick Cox - Editor of The Grooming Guide relaxing in Hartwell Spa

7. The Rooms at Hartwell House.

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