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Studley Citadel Resort: A soothing countryside wellness retreat in a historic citadel

Studley Citadel Resort: A soothing countryside wellness retreat in a historic citadel. (Picture: Warner Leisure Accommodations)

The beginning of any yr can shortly turn into busy and it may turn into simple to overlook to take pleasure in some relaxation. One in every of Warner Leisure Accommodations latest lodges, Studley Citadel, has simply launched a wellness retreat, and it was the right alternative to take pleasure in a much-needed break.

Positioned within the lovely countryside of Warwickshire, Studley Citadel Resort is a Gothic Revival citadel that’s a Grade II listed constructing and was initially constructed by Francis Lyttleton Holyoake in 1836. 

Warner Leisure Accommodations acquired the property in 2016 and commenced revamping it with a £50 million renovation, earlier than it opened in 2019 as one in all Warner’s latest lodges.

The result’s a surprising lodge that’s bought a mix of contemporary options with homages to its historic inside and several other top-quality services together with a spa, swimming pool, sauna and steam room, cinema room, taking pictures vary, eating places and extra.

The lodge has 200 rooms and is surrounded by 28 acres of lush countryside, making it actually really feel like an escape from the skin world.

We stayed in the spacious Castle Room suite which has an elegant Victorian design with a king-sized bed, large sofa and two TVs in the lounge and bed

We stayed within the spacious Citadel Room suite which has a sublime Victorian design. (Picture: Warner Leisure Accommodations)

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Studley Citadel Resort has lovely designs that mix its historical past with trendy options. (Picture: Warner Leisure Resort)

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We stayed within the spacious Citadel Room suite which has a sublime Victorian design with a king-sized mattress, massive couch and two TVs within the lounge and mattress space.

The lavatory has a separate part only for a freestanding tub, which was good to take pleasure in and browse after a protracted day,

On the day we checked in, we tucked right into a scrumptious three-course dinner on the lodge’s primary restaurant Brasserie32, which served conventional British classics like Shepherd’s Pie.

We additionally loved different meals within the the Eversham Restaurant and through our keep we loved a conventional afternoon tea, roast dinner and a full English breakfast.

After dinner, there’s all the time reside leisure to observe and over the nights we noticed Frankly Aretha, an Aretha Franklin tribute act, soul music and different musicians carry out.

New this yr is the wellness retreat break the place friends can e book a three-night keep which features a program of courses like guided yoga, meditation and different health courses.

We took half in a gin masterclass that was adopted by gin yoga and was undoubtedly one of many funnest expertise.

On the final night of our keep we loved a novel Gong Tub and Sound Therapeutic Meditation session which made us really feel snug, relaxed and it was good to go to mattress after.

All of the instructors had been extraordinarily pleasant and after the retreat, it felt like there was a heat group with all of the friends. 

We enjoyed drinks after dinner in the Eversham bar.

We loved drinks after dinner within the Eversham bar. (Picture: Warner Leisure Accommodations)

There’s loads do at Studley Citadel and whereas we there we loved remedies at The Stables Spa, which presents massages, facials, manicures and extra with luxe Temple Spa merchandise.

I loved The Outer Glow which is a face and physique exfoliation and the Again & Face Sensation which is therapeutic massage for the again and head that felt immediately stress-free. 

The spa is a tranquil house and tremendous quiet regardless of being in the identical space because the pool, however it was additionally handy for a late-afternoon swim.

Warner can also be identified for its many actions that friends can e book in and this was one of many high highlights of the journey.


Take pleasure in massages and coverings within the Stables Spa. (Picture: Warner Leisure Accommodations)


We loved studying archery at Studley Citadel Resort. (Picture: Warner Leisure Resort)

All through our keep, we learnt archery and rifle taking pictures within the lovely countryside grounds and each actions had been extremely enjoyable to take pleasure in with my accomplice.

Strolling across the citadel itself can also be a deal with, its L-shape design makes it really feel like a maze and it’s designed with hidden options like Lewis Carroll impressed decorations within the rooms.

Whether or not you’re planning on a {couples} break or need to go away with a good friend or relative, Studley Citadel is the right vacation vacation spot for relaxation and leisure. 

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Its peaceable, which actually lets you absolutely take a break out of your regular routine and after a pair days there, we felt rested and prepared to return to our regular routine.

Studley Citadel’s grownup solely breaks begin from £209 per particular person for 2 nights, sharing a regular room. This consists of breakfast, three-course dinners, reside music, swimming pools and actions. Date: 25 April

Wellness Retreat break at Studley Citadel from £619 per particular person for 3 nights. This consists of breakfast, reside music, swimming pools and actions. Date: 22 July