Last week after dropping my son off on his first day back at school, I headed off for a whole day of serious pampering at Beauty Cocktail Spa near Horsham. Following a small blog post we published on our website back in June, Natalia, the Spa Manager, invited us to try the spa ourselves and let our readers know exactly what we think. So, I grabbed some special ladies in my life to spend the day with.
What a treat! The moment we arrived, we were warmly greeted by Natalia herself. Instantly, we felt in very good hands and after a quick tour of the place, we slipped into our cozy robes.
Beauty Cocktail Spa is an exclusive women-only spa nestled amongst the tranquil countryside just outside of Horsham. What’s special about this spa is that the group of guests get to use it all day and all to themselves. The gardens surrounding the place are secluded and private.
The day started with a glass of bubbly and some beautiful hors d’oeuvres while we contemplated the treatment list. After some delicious, light pastry, we chose our treatments and went for a swim. The pool area is wonderfully warm and so is the water. Whilst it rained outside, we sat in a hot tub talking about all the stuff we hadn’t had time to catch up on lately.
One by one, we were called to receive our treatments. Claire chose the Lava Shell Full Body Massage. She came out looking super relaxed and felt amazing. The therapist uses hot shells which she moves across different body parts in different angles, after preparing the skin with warm oil and her amazing soft hands. She finished the treatment with a gentle head and face massage. Sounds like bliss!
I just love someone playing with my hair, so I had to have the Head Massage. It did not disappoint! I have had my fair share of treatments in the past and I can say the therapist here is very talented. The treatment starts with a hot wrap around your feet and a slight massage all over to prepare you for ultimate relaxation. The head massage includes a decent arm/shoulder and luxurious face massage. There is, of course, no talking so I did nearly fall asleep. Lovely!
Delicious and nutritious lunch
I came out like a new woman and it was time for lunch! We were impressed. We didn’t expect to see any “beige” food of course, with it being a spa, but were even more positively surprised to find that most of the dishes were vegetarian with some salmon and duck. The dishes were presented beautifully and clearly, a lot of thought had gone into them, adding protein by using nuts, egg, and fish. This meant the food was both light and nutritious. We felt relaxed on the outside and refreshed on the inside!
After six weeks of juggling working from home and finding childcare around my work commitments, I must say this was perfect timing to get together with some girls and truly relax. We all had a fantastic time and the hospitality of Natalia and her staff was second to none. We had a beautifully quiet and tranquil day, but because there are no other guests, we could have also used this for a noisier, fun-filled hen do or special birthday treat. No matter which, you will love your day there!
My friends commented on how private and secluded it felt, how they absolutely loved the fact there were no other people to share the facilities with, how the day had a lovely natural flow without any time pressure or constraints. A big plus versus other spas was the fact that there are no lockers, something that feels clinical and impersonal in other places.
Beauty Cocktail Spa days are bookable seven days a week. You need to be a minimum of 6, maximum of 15. The spa days start from £78/person on a weekday and here’s what’s included:
- Special welcome reception with canapés and a glass of bubbly.
- Danish pastries, tea, and coffee for breakfast.
- Delicious, organic, healthy lunch.
- Soft drinks throughout the day.
- Fresh made coffee with chocolate surprise to finish the day.
Facilities include swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, use of the wonderful garden and terrasse if the weather permits.
For further details on spa packages, treatments and more please visit their website and Facebook page. Or contact Ringa or Natalia on 01403 269441, email@example.com
We were invited to spend the day at Beauty Cocktail Spa for free. We paid for our own treatments and opinions and observations are completely our own.