30 August 2017

A Spa Break At Wyboston Lakes

Oli and I recently spent twenty four blissful hours recharging our batteries at Wyboston Lakes. As parents, in between looking after the children and working we have very little time for ourselves or each other. I have come to realise over the years that time out from parenting is really important and exercising a little self care benefits the whole family, whether it's a meal out, a spa trip or just a full nights sleep, being able to be us for just a short time feels like such a treat. The Stopover Spa package at Wyboston Lakes is amazing offering all that and more. From just £119 per person you can enjoy lunch, spa access with a treatment, dinner and an overnight stay which is just incredible value.

The hotel is brilliantly located just of the A1 in Bedfordshire about 10 minutes from St Neots making it really easy to get to. We arrived just before lunch and checked in to our room. All the rooms have recently been refurbished to an incredibly high standard and the hotel has been awarded an AA 4 star rating. Our room was lovely, complete with a complementary mini bar and Molton Brown toiletries. We felt immediately relaxed and enjoyed a quiet, hot cup of tea before wandering down to the restaurant for a buffet lunch.

Relaxing at Wyboston Lakes
A quiet cup of tea in our lovely room

There was so much choice at lunch including several hot meal options, jacket potatoes and a salad bar as well as plenty of delicious desserts. It was really lovely sitting looking out across the lake and having a chat without having to get up and down getting drinks for the little ones or mopping up spillages. We were really impressed with the food, it was so tasty and fresh with lots of variety. After lunch we had a little wander around the hotel and grounds, it was great to just be able to please ourselves. 

Unwinding in Y Spa
Unwinding in Y Spa
We headed down to the spa at 3pm and spent several hours relaxing in the steam rooms, saunas and outdoor hydrotherapy pool. Y spa is such a wonderful place to be and so well thought out in its design. It's super modern and stylish inside with plenty of areas to chill out. We loved sitting outside by the pool in the deckchairs in our robes. We treated ourselves to a glass of prosecco as it really felt like a special occasion.

Poolside prosecco at Y Spa Wyboston Lakes
Poolside Prosecco

Time out at Y Spa Wyboston Lakes
Much needed time together

Our favourite area was the relaxation zone complete with warm water beds to lounge in, a sleep room with peaceful music and low light for a welcomed afternoon snooze and the egg chairs where we sat and read a magazine, I can't even remember the last time we did that!

The first time we've read a magazine in years!

Elegies products at Y Spa
Our Elemis treatments were wonderful

The Spa Stopover package also includes a 30 minute treatment each. I opted or the Y Spa Fresh Face Facial and Oli chose the Y Spa Soothing Scalp. By this point it was impossible not to feel totally and utterly relaxed. The treatments were excellent using Elemis products and the therapists were extremely professional and knowledgeable. I almost fell asleep during my facial and my skin felt amazing afterwards.

We walked back to our room in our robes and slippers and were able to take our time getting ready for dinner already feeling totally and utterly spoilt. Dinner is served in the waterfront restaurant from a set menu with several choices for starter, main and dessert. Again the food was excellent, beautifully presented and really yummy. The staff were so attentive without being intrusive and the restaurant itself had a great atmosphere and buzz.


Dinner at Wyboston Lakes Waterfront Restaurant
Dinner in the Waterfront Restaurant

We shared a bottle of bubbles over dinner and then took it with us to the lounge area to end what was a lovely day. We talked for hours and felt fully recharged and that was before we had the much needed full nights sleep!

Bottega Prosecco at Wyboston Lakes
A little treat... some Bottega Bubbles

We woke around 8am which is a lie in for us when the girls normally treat us to a 6am wake up call! It was bliss to wake up naturally, to take our time getting ready and then have breakfast together before making our way home after checking out mid morning. Although we had only been away 24 hours it felt like so much longer. It was the perfect amount of time for us as we did miss our babies and were ready to get back to them feeling fresh and ready to parent again.

We can't recommend Wyboston Lakes and Y Spa enough and will definitely be returning soon, if not for just a day trip to the spa as it left us feeling so refreshed. There are packages to suit all time frames and budgets, whether it's a a visit in-between the school run or something a little longer, simply pop over their website HERE.

Me x

*This is a collaborative post. 
All thoughts and opinions are my own*

2 comments:

  1. wow we have just been to we went last week its my favourite place love it there! i thought id introduce rich to it and he can now understand my love of spas!
    glad you guys had a lovely time! x

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    1. Hi Abi, its fab isn't it? So glad you had a lovely time too. It is such a nice place to recharge your batteries isn't it? Taryn x

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