With gasoline time on our overnight stay, I instead opted for the seasonal fall nutrition treatment with Head Therapist Lino Zinchi (bookable as part of a spa day for £ 275). It was nothing short of extraordinary – on paper, a combination of introspective breathing and mindfulness and a rich body scrub followed by a deep balancing massage. In practice, it was deeply moving, physically impactful, and utterly unforgettable – a destination treat well worth traveling.
In fact, the same is true of the entire Beaverbrook cross-generational experience. Of course, there are small issues, if you’re looking for them – our stunning Fleming Suite, with dream bath and views of the Gardens and Downs beyond, suffered from a slight case of styling over-substance, with just enough room to hang a coat and no drawers – fine for our night out but useless any longer, or if our evening had demanded some second-hand outfits. The bed was not the soft, cloudy joy we expected, and there was no milk in the free minibar for my morning tea or a card for bikes or rides (we weren’t the only customers who managed to get lost).
But these were quickly forgotten. By combining timeless class, avant-garde interiors and contemporary cuisine, Beaverbrook has achieved this holy grail of appealing to all ages, all together. And no masks, to boot. Bring on the roaring 2020s. To be continued…
How to do
Rates start from £ 570 per room per night. The Nurture in Nature program will take place for groups of no more than eight people. Day spa packages start from £ 175 per person and include a three-hour trip (biodynamic woodland walk, group functional movement session and seasonal ritual), lunch and full access to Coach House spa facilities . Read the full Beaverbrook review here.