Fashion Assistant, Meghann Thorp, enjoyed a spa experience in Staffordshire

Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat

Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat is a wonderful place for a short break

Situated in the rolling countryside of Staffordshire, Moddershall Oaks is a delightful family-run five-star country spa getaway and wedding venue.

With only 10 boutique rooms, an atmosphere of utter tranquillity and luxury envelops you from the moment you check in.

The impressive outdoor spa courtyard includes a cosy lounge area, sauna, roaring open fire and a 25-metre heated spa pool.

Alternatively, when the weather gets chilly, the indoor spa area also includes a swimming pool, steam room, hydrotherapy pool, and other spa facilities.

A menu of seasonal treatments are on offer. I visited in November and enjoyed the Frankincense & Berry Back Massage; not only was it de-stressing, the essential oils smelt divine.

I was transported away from a grey drizzly day to somewhere tropical.

Afterwards, I took a short stroll to the award-winning in-house gourmet restaurant. With its gorgeous lakeside view, I enjoyed tasty British dishes from seared scallops to fillet steak.

Every dish was mouth-wateringly good.

Moddershall Oaks gave me everything I needed to relax and unwind. Actually, I never left this gorgeous country property for the entire length of my stay.

However, if you fancy adventuring outside, then take advantage of the free bike hire. There are more than 70 acres of woodland to explore and it’s only a 15-minute cycle into the quaint market town of Stone.

✤ Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat (01782 399 000;, near Stone, Staffordshire.