Now I do love a spa evening and it is very spoiling and indulgent for me that Alton Towers is less than 3 miles from here. Even more luxurious is that during the winter season when Alton Towers theme park is closed there a many fewer tourists here and the spa is blissfully quiet of an evening. (Obviously, the fact that Alton Towers is closed has an impact on our holiday cottage bookings because we are having to rely solely on people coming walking in the Churnet Valley.)
Anyway, the Alton Towers spa is re-opening today after a few days closure for a refurb. Yippee!!! It was time for a spruce up! I hope the price remains £12.50 because that is affordable for an occasional treat for me and in the range for the holiday cottage guests who want to pamper their tired walking legs after a day hiking the Churnet Valley hillsides.
If you are looking for a spa break - this might be an option. A short break at Barks Cottage for 3 nights - come back from the spa and put your feet up in front of the log fire. How about it?