Driving through the gates at Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa our writer Rachel McAlley instantly felt relaxed, she just knew this was going to be a #TeamCoco staycation worthy of a queen!
Mallory Court was built as a family home in 1914, after a number of years it was put back on the market and sold to a local businessman for his company head office, it was then returned to a family home in the 1950s, and is now a luxury country house hotel and spa owned by the international entrepreneur Sir Peter Rigby.
We checked into the country cottage-style manor house, which was covered in beautiful flowers and greenery on an extremely hot and sunny day. We were met with happy smiles and typical British chitchat about the heatwave we were experiencing. Everyone in the hotel including all the staff and all the guests were smiling, entirely because of the glorious weather.
After being shown around the hotel and the stunning hotel gardens by Jo we were taken a short 2-minute walk past the pretty rose garden to a new building, the Orchard House which is where our superior room was located for the night. And, oh what a building Orchard House was – ground floor state-of-the-art spa, outdoor hydro pool, outdoor sauna, indoor heated pool, heat sensory rooms, a gym filled with seriously immense equipment, treatments rooms, and a select amount of high-end contemporary countrified suites.
Our bedroom on the first floor was overlooking the hydro pool and sun loungers, which were adorned by spa guests enjoying a glass of bubbles and the sunshine. It was time to unpack, take in the vastness of the room, enjoy the view from the wide bay windows, and venture down to the spa.
After a couple of hours sunbathing outside in 30 degree temperatures (yes, in the UK) and a brief stint in the gorgeously hot hydro pool followed by the refreshing indoor pool, it was time to head back to the bedroom for a shower and to beautify ourselves prior to dinner in the main hotel.
We strolled through the grounds, went to visit the walled garden and the herb gardens, walked across the little brook, and thoroughly enjoyed being in the evening sunshine.
Dinner was taken in the hotel’s 3 AA Rosette restaurant The Dining Room, it started with an introduction to the menu, followed by canapés, amuse-bouche, and then onto the official starters. We opted for pea veloute with goats curd, and ham and parsley pressing to start, this was going to be a really great dining experience. Main courses included pan roasted Cornish cod, and roast loin and crisp belly of Packington pork – both were exquisite. We decided on the cheese as dessert and weren’t disappointed, full of flavour there was an excellent selection and British cheeses – how tasty is Lincolnshire Poacher! The standout dish was the pan-roasted cod, which was served with cauliflower, samphire, and curried mussel cream, this was simply delish.
After a leisurely walk back to Orchard House we popped the TV on, just in time to catch the end of the England match, then hopped into bed for a wonderful relaxing sleep until sunrise.
Breakfast was taken in Orchard House Spa Café, there was a good selection of juices, cereal, fruit and yoghurts to choose from before embarking on the breakfast of champions, we chose waffles with bacon and syrup, and smoked salmon with avocado and eggs on toast. And that is how every Wednesday morning should start!
Time to pack our bags, say goodbye to our outstanding room and head for a super relaxing treatment at the Elan Spa at Mallory Court. We were offered an ILA treatment, so went for the Kundalini Back Treatment, which is targeted to help with exhaustion, stress and chronic fatigue; it was soothing and grounding. This treatment was ideal for our tired emotional souls and the perfect way to spend an hour before heading on to our next destination.
If you are looking for pure British quality, with beautiful gardens to lose yourself in, a spa that has every luxury going, and drool worthy food then Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa is definitely for you. This hotel would be perfect for a girls spa day away from the hustle and bustle of city life, or for a romantic countryside staycation with your lover. Truly a gorgeous hotel.
Rachel McAlley for #TeamCoco was hosted by Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa in Warwickshire, part of the Eden Hotel Collection – a privately-owned portfolio of nine beautiful properties in the UK. The ILA Kundalini Back Treatment was priced at £85, and dinner was priced at £49.50 per person for a 3-course Daily Dinner Menu. There are a total of 43 luxurious bedrooms between Orchard House and the main hotel. Stay overnight from £129 per room (two sharing), including full English breakfast and access to the spa. Call Mallory Court on 01926 330 214.