Chilling at Cromleach Lodge

Cromleach

The lovely people in Cromleach Lodge came up with a very special birthday present for me when they invited me along to their Ciúnas Spa, now my birthday was in February but I was waiting for the weather to improve because the scenery from Cromleach is just stunning. Lucy came along with me and we enjoyed a fabulous day.

spa

When we arrived we were welcomed by Celine, the spa manager, who let us relax in a fantastic lounge while we filled out our consultation forms. We were both starving because we’d been feeding donkeys (another blog post will follow about that), so we ordered a much-needed lunch. To start with we had herbal tea, I had mixed berry, which was lovely. We were also given Moira’s famous biscuits.

Lunch

I had a ham, cheese and onion toasted sandwich and Lucy had a cheese and tomato ciabatta. Both were served with a lovely salad. There were lots of books and magazines we could read while we were having our lunch and relaxing. I really enjoyed reading about the Cromleach walks. When Andy and I went along for dinner there last year we checked out the labby walk. I really must go back and do it again, I did mention it to Lucy but she’s not a fan of walking. So here’s one I took earlier 😉

Labby Walk

The spa is set over three floors with a magnificent picture window overlooking the breathtaking views of Lough Arrow and the Bricklieve Mountains. If I had a view like this I’d never watch the telly, it really was stunning.

Window

After our lunch Celine showed us to the thermal suite. We made a rush for the outdoor jacuzzi, again we had the stunning views to look at.

Cromleach Lodge

Jacuzzi

After a little while in the jacuzzi we went into the sauna and steam room. Both were lovely, I really liked the changing coloured lights in the steam room…there’s no photo because I would have broken the camera with the steam….so you’ll just have to go and see for yourself 😉

Hydrotherapy Bath

We both had different treatments booked. I had the hydrotherapy bath, which was very nice, although I would have liked it to be warmer. I do like a nice hot bath and it was just a bit too cold for me. Lucy had a makeover which you can read about on her blog.

seaweed bath

Next time I go to the spa I’m going to try out the seaweed bath. It’s a fabulous double bathroom, again with the stunning views and although you can look out it has mirrored glass so no one can look in. It would be amazing to be in a seaweed bath as the sun is setting.

Relaxing

After my bath I had a shower because I love Voya products and the spa use them 🙂  I came away from the spa feeling more relaxed than I have in a long time and I had such a fantastic night’s sleep that night. Sincere thanks to Amy, Celine and all the staff at Ciúnas Spa and Cromleach Lodge for such a lovely day.

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