We had heard rumours that the Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa was an amazing place to visit for a romantic getaway in the UK. However seeing is believing and upon arrival we were left in awe.
Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa is located in Moddershall, Near Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8TG. Which meant a 3 hour drive from London to get there. Was it worth it? Is the earth round? Of course it is.
Set in a beautiful countryside setting, with picturesque greenery, Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa is a family run spa and you can feel intimacy on arrival. The caring and polite staff will make you feel welcome with their warm smiles and friendly manner. You might forget for a moment that you are in the UK as they sign you in and get you started.
On arrival we had a welcome drink, while we filled out our short forms. We simply couldn’t wait to see the venue at daytime as we had arrived in the evening. Without delay we were escorted to our room, which was intimately lit, the bed was ever so soft and the layout made us want to redesign our bedroom at home.
Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa is quiet and beautiful setting. Everything about it is 5 star and when we say 5 star we are not just referring to the most expensive decor or furniture. We mean 5 star in the true sense of the word. Lush surroundings, lovely staff, complete zen-like feel, without the hotel resort mass production type of feel.
After dropping our suitcases in the room and quickly changing into our swimwear and robes (luxury robes provided in the room) we quickly ordered a glass of bubbly and jumped into the hot tub for a little while before dinner.
Having their own restaurant on site was amazing, as foodies we often get let down by food in such places. However, Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa had a menu that blew us away. You can order starters such as Red mullet & squid, oven dried tomatoes, dill & pickled mushrooms or Autumn squash & goat’s cheese ravioli, brown butter, stilton & sage and other dishes. Not bad for a country retreat in the UK right? We had imagined, fish & chips or similar items being on the menu, but no it wasn’t.
For main’s we decided to go for the Corn fed chicken, roast breast, cep ballotine, liver parfait, butter-poached peas, roast chicken velouté, potato pearls and the Staffordshire pork, braised cheek, roast fillet, ham hock fritter, savoy cabbage, fondant potato, sultana ragu, caraway jus. All cooked to perfection. Their menu is delightful. Hats of to the chef.
The morning after the night before is always a downer. We got up early and walked along the pathway, taking the scenic route to the restaurant where we had our breakfast. Nothing beats a full English breakfast once you’ve had a few drinks the night before and of course their breakfast was so tasty.
After breakfast we popped on our bathing suite’s and spent most of the morning in the main heated pool. The staff pop over every 10 mins or so, making it easy for you to order drinks in the pool without having to leave the pool.
We used the sauna, the steam rooms and we also had a massage and facial in the afternoon. All we kept thinking was, why did we only stay for one night? If you are planning to visit Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa be sure to book a long weekend or at least a 2-3 night stay. You will not regret it.
You can pre book your treatments before you arrive. We would suggest having your treatments in the afternoon so that you can spend the morning lounging in the pool and sauna. The other guests that we met were also friendly, no-one really bothers you and you will find your little chats with the other guests quite welcoming.
As this is a review, we have to try to find something that we can constructively criticise about Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa in order to help improve. All we can say is ‘stay as you are, please do not expand the venue bigger than it is, you literally have the perfect setting, in the perfect space, with quite perfect staff’. We we grow up and want to own a business just like this.
And finally, we enjoyed our stay so much that we even made this cheesy youtube video of our stay…
Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa is perfect for a girls getaway. They have a room called The Snug, where you can all go and get manicure’s and treatments while sipping bubbly and enjoying a relaxing retreat.
Call your best friends and book a weekend away at the Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa.