As I’m getting married in a month, my mum and I decided it would be nice to have a spa day together before the big day. I had a very tame hen do (my choice) because I didn’t want to leave Molly for the night. Therefore, it was lovely to have a spa day to look forward to, too. I was quite anxious about leaving Molly for a whole day, but I managed! I actually really enjoyed myself once I was out.
The Headland Spa in Newquay has always been one of my favourites, it’s in a beautiful location and the facilities are superb. My mum and I chose the ‘Spa Hideaway’ special offer. It included a hot stone massage, use of spa facilities and a delicious homemade soup and ‘Works’ hot chocolate. If you’re interested in looking at this offer click here.
The hotel overlooks the sea and it’s simply stunning on a clear day. From the moment you walk through the main entrance you’re made to feel very welcome. There was also a lovely roaring fire in the entrance of the hotel, providing the perfect cosy vibes on a chilly autumn day.
The spa facilities, including the spa lounge/cafe, are completely separate to the rest of the hotel. This is one of my favourite things about the spa. You can relax in your robe and not feel out of place. The spa was beautifully styled with Christmas decorations, giving a very festive feel to the entire spa experience.
On arrival to the spa we were given our robes and shown around the facilities. The changing rooms are great – you have a private room with shower and a mini dressing table with hair dryer and straightners. They also provide facial products and cotton pads to remove make up! It’s the little details that really make the difference. Headland Spa use Elemis products, probably one of my favourite skincare brands. They have them in the showers too, so every aspect of the spa experience feels luxurious.
We got our robes on and had lunch in the spa lounge. We were sat by the window overlooking the sea – couldn’t ask for a better view! When I saw that the spa deal included soup I wasn’t overly excited about it as I usually think of soup as quite boring. However, I have honestly never tasted soup like it before! It was wonderfully thick and packed full of rich flavours and just perfect to warm up on a cold day. We then had our hot chocolate and it was equally as delicious.
After our lunch had settled and gone down, we had our hot stone treatments. The therapist who did my massage was very friendly and made me feel at ease. I’ve had therapists at other spa’s that aren’t as friendly and can make you feel a bit uncomfortable. However, I was very happy and comfortable with the therapist I had at Headland. The massage was amazing – the perfect pressure and incredibly relaxing. Just what I needed! When you look after a baby every day, it’s nice to have some me-time and to feel completely relaxed.
After our treatments we decided to chill out in the relaxation room. I absolutely love this room. It’s been very well designed and furnished to provide the perfect atmosphere for a relaxation room. They have a great selection of herbal teas and snacks. I also loved the flavoured water – very refreshing. I’ve been to a few different spas and I have to say, Headland definitely have the best relaxation room.
We could have used the pool and jacuzzi, but we spent so much time chatting and drinking tea in the relaxation room, it was soon time for me to head back home to put Molly to bed! I have used their pool and jacuzzi before though, and they are just as lovely as everything else in the spa! The pool is nice and warm and the low, warm lighting provides a peaceful and relaxing environment.
Overall we had a lovely time at the spa, I can’t fault the facilities or the staff – it’s a brilliant place to go for an indulgent pamper session. The perfect finish to the day was the stunning sunset over the sea as we left the hotel – one of the perks of living in beautiful Cornwall.