After what feels like an eternity in lockdown it feels so wonderful to be slowly returning to a new normal and doing the things we love once again.
We have been overwhelmed by all the support from our wonderful clients since reopening in April and have loved catching up with everyone and making them feel great again after months of self -grooming!
As well as our wonderful regular clients, we have welcomed a number of new visitors to the salon. It seems to be because we are all exploring our own back yard more and whilst we may not have the margaritas by the swimming pool, we do have fantastic facilities for all your pampering requirements.
So, whether you’re here on honeymoon, a girls weekend, romantic break or even just having family or friends to visit you here in the Cotswolds, we have something to suit everyone. On the ground floor we have our manicure and pedicure room including the fantastic double foot spas, as well as our beautiful & tranquil double treatment room for body treatments, relaxing massages and rejuvenating facials.
Bourton–on–the-Water village is just a short stroll from us and we’re more than happy for you to use our car park after your treatment to explore. Bourton has fantastic local shops, as well as a delicious bakery, traditional tea rooms and tasty restaurants! If you’re entertaining the kids make sure you make a visit to the motor museum, model village and Birdland.
We also wanted to share some of our favourite places nearby to visit & make your break in our beautiful corner of the world even more special!
Broadway Tower – https://broadwaytower.co.uk/
Broadway Tower is a family owned Cotswold landmark set within a beautiful 50 acre estate. Suitable for the whole family and somewhere you can take a walk, enjoy the panoramic views and try to spot the resident herd of Red Deer.
The Tower was the brainchild of the great 18thcentury landscape designer, “Capability Brown”. His vision was carried out for George William 6th Earl of Coventry with the help of renowned architect James Wyatt and completed in 1798. The location for the Tower was wisely chosen, a dramatic outlook on a pre-medieval trading route and beacon hill.
James Wyatt designed his “Saxon Tower” as an eccentric amalgamation of architectural components ranging from turrets, battlements and gargoyles to balconies.
Make sure you visit Broadway village too whilst you’re in the area! Broadway is around a 20 minute drive from us.
Daylesford – https://www.daylesford.com/
Daylesford is an organic farm located on the outskirts of the village of Kingham and is a must-visit for all foodies! It takes around 20 minutes by car from Bourton.
They have a number of outlets including an award-winning farm shop, retail shop and dining options where they offer fantastic sustainable produce, fresh from the organic farm.
If you fancy trying something new, they also offer cookery courses.
Sudeley Castle – https://sudeleycastle.co.uk/
Sudeley Castle is one of the country’s most beautiful castles and located in Winchcombe, around 25 minutes’ drive from the salon.
With royal connections spanning a thousand years, Sudeley Castle has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past. Today Sudeley Castle remains the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within the grounds – Queen Katherine Parr, the last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII – who lived and died in the castle.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the majestic castle, and surrounded by striking views of the Cotswold Hills, there are 10 magnificent, award-winning gardens which sweep around the castle and grounds. They also offer a fantastic adventure playground and fun fort for our younger visitors.
Throughout the year there are often wonderful exhibitions at the castle so do check the website for more information.
The Slaughters –
Just over a mile from Bourton-on-the-Water are the twin villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter, both the epitome of the idyllic Cotswold Chocolate box villages that tourists want to see when they come to the area.
The Slaughters have little in the way of tourist attractions aside from the restored nineteenth century flour mill in Lower Slaughter, which was last commercially used in 1958. However, a wander around these pretty villages is a must!
For a treat, maybe book into Lords of The Manor for Afternoon Tea – https://www.lordsofthemanor.com/afternoon-tea/