Here at Luxurious Magazine, we believe in a balanced lifestyle and search high and low for some of the best ways and places to relax. Senior Reporter, Sabi Phagura, did just that and discovered the luxurious Spa & Club at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire.
Some do it in the name for luxury, while others do it for relieving stress. Whatever your reasons, taking time out to relax should be at the top of your list of priorities, not the bottom. The demands of modern-day living can be overwhelming, leaving many people feeling they have no time to themselves.
No matter how many demands you have in your day, if you overdo things you risk burning yourself out. I began to pay more attention to these wise words as my hedonistic days steadily paved the way for much-needed downtime over the last few years. Today, taking time out to relax has become synonymous with working hard. So there was no guilt in going along to this spa set in the beautiful countryside at the Dogmersfield Estate.
The minute you pull into the driveway of the hotel, you know you are entering a country club retreat doused in the epitome of five-star luxury. Nestled in 500 acres, it’s a place that feels miles away from civilisation as possible. The spa stands independent of the hotel and was once an old stable block. The place looks gloriously extravagant and a far cry from its former life. Everything here oozes luxury from the changing rooms to the relaxation area.
Normally incapable of doing anything after a massage due to being super relaxed, I decided to head straight to the 20-metre indoor and outdoor vitality pools for a swim. It’s also open late too so swimmers can experience swimming under the stars. It was fairly empty on the Monday morning I arrived, so it made for a pleasurable swim without having to dodge lots of fellow guests. There are family times set aside at various times across the week which I’m told get rather busy especially at the weekends.
The additional sauna and steam room facilities, set away from the main pool area, were just the ticket to relax and prepare for my treatment after a hearty 40-minute swim. And although I thoroughly enjoyed my leisurely morning chilling out in the spa, it was the massage that ensued which I was most looking forward to.