It’s that time of year again, where a man in red suit overshadows my big day… Yup, my birthday. Having a mid-December birthday isn’t the greatest, people are in the festive spirit, going to work Christmas parties and generally skint from buying all the Christmas things. Because of this I tend to go away on holiday for my birthday so things are a little less Christmassy and little bit more about my birthday… Yes, I’m that childish. This year when looking for a birthday holiday I came across cheap flights to NYC for February, so I booked them instead of a December holiday. I now have to suffer my birthday in the UK being laughed at by a big red-suited man.
In order to help ease the pain I’m hoping someone will book me a nice spa stay so I can technically still have a birthday holiday… And by someone I mean me. I’ve been looking at hotels in Cheshire as it’s far enough away from Leeds for it to feel different, but close enough that I don’t have to spend hours travelling. Upon searching I came across Mottram Hall and decided I wanted to live there forever, but that a spa day and stay might be better for my lifestyle. It’s the perfect gift for a beauty lover like myself and one that would be perfect for a special someone in your life, ya know with Christmas around the corner and all that.
The Alfresco spa looks and sounds amazing, plus uses some of my favourite brands like Elemis and Jessica. Having worked in salons many years ago as a therapist I’ve used a hell of a lot of professional products and Elemis is still one of my faves, especially their Biotec range, which Mottram Hall use in their Biotec facial. I mean this place is perfect for me, right?
The spa includes a warming Brechelbath and a cleansing Mineral Stonebath, an indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna. Plus there’s the alfresco element, although lounging outside in December might be a bit too much for me. However, there is the outdoor jacuzzi which is perfect for winter as the jacuzzi can keep you warm – like the hot springs in Iceland just without the flight!
But for me it’s not all about fancy relaxing treatments, it’s about escape. Mottram Hall has the most beautiful Georgian manor house and grounds to escape to, making it even more of a treat. The grounds also have a private lake, cute cobbled walkways, picture-perfect views, a golf course and a whole lot more. See why I want to live here now?! It’s just so beautiful. There’s nothing quite like a waking up in a beautiful hotel on your birthday, and this would be the perfect one for me to arise in and spend my birthday… Now, just to find someone who loves me enough to treat me eh?! Oh, and did I mention they have a champagne bar? WELL THEY DO!