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Walletts Court Hotel & Spa – Glamping Experience

16 May

Laura was a little stressed before her wedding (all part of a DIY wedding!!) and so I decided to arrange a little overnight get away to relax and have some spa treatments.. When I saw Walletts Court Hotel had a glamping experience, I knew this was the right place for a weekend chill out!!

Walletts Court Hotel is a hotel near Dover, Kent with a lovely restaurant, bar and spa amongst the trees. The hotel has at its heart an ancient manor house which nestles in wild open landscape in White Cliffs Country ninety minutes from the city of London & ten minutes from the port of Dover. It really is a place of two halves.. one minute we were enjoying afternoon tea next to the old fie place and the next were were experiencing nature with the glamping elements!!

The Glamping Experience

Take a journey through the ages as you step through the hallway and out onto the courtyard then beyond. Past the Kentish barns huddled around the ‘great house’ along a path to the edge of the rolling grounds where you’ll discover your own private hideaway. Open the door to reveal your haven. A place to revitalize your soul and feel closer to the earth. Leave behind the cold modern world but keep hold of the things that bring you comfort, warmth and indulgence.

IMG_0362The Victorian Bathing Hut

In a quiet corner of the grounds is a beautifully refurbished Victorian Bathing Hut has a snug double bed. Like the tipis the interior is designed and furnished by The White Cliffs Trading Co. Jack Wills University Outfitters & Lexington Concept Stores.

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We stayed in this beautiful hut and loved every minute.. A step up from camping we were so happy to get into bed and find a heated mattress. Pure bliss!!! There is indoor toilet and wash basin facilities in the main house 120 metres away so no portaloos in site!!  We loved chilling in the colourful deck chairs, chatting and eating cake until the sun went down!!

tipi4The Tipis
Experience the ultimate in luxury tipi camping. Spend a while under canvas on the edge of the grounds of Wallett’s Court with use of all the hotel and spa facilities overlooking an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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Tipis are deceptively spacious (18 ft diameter) have Queen-sized beds with super-cosy (14 tog) Siberian Goose Down duvets with thick denim covers, genuine Lapland Reindeer Skins for extra warmth, extra blankets and goose down pillows. For the cooler months there’s even an electric heated mattress. As the night draws in there’s even ‘new-fangled’ Electric lighting and an Outdoor Fire-pit.

Tipi interiors are designed and furnished by The White Cliffs Trading Co. Jack Wills University Outfitters & Lexington Concept Stores with wooden floors made from reclaimed driftwood. For your convenience there is indoor toilet and wash basin facilities in the main house 120 metres away. (They also supply torches, wellington boots, extra blankets, firewood, firelighters, matches, waterproof jackets and more camping gear on request from the main reception – Just ask if you’ve arrived a little unprepared for staying in a tent.) Staying in a Tipi – A word or two for the uninitiated… Staying in a Tipi you will experience a closeness with Mother Nature not experienced when staying in a hotel room. This will mean closer encounters with the weather and wildlife. You may be kept awake by the sound of the wind in the trees, rainfall or birdsong. You may be woken up early as the sun rises or by foxes calling at dawn. Don’t forget you will be in a place that is attractive to ‘little friends’ seeking shelter such as the odd bug or friendly spider. If you’re in doubt about staying in a tipi and don’t want to risk being disturbed in the night by weather and wildlife we advise booking the Staddle Hut or a lovely warm, dry, quiet room in the hotel instead.

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The Staddle Hut

Named after the Stone “Mushrooms” on which the hut sits the Staddle Hut is a converted timber-framed grain store which now accommodates a double bed room and ensuite shower room with a mezzanine bed platform with a single bed. Like the tipis the interior is designed and furnished by The White Cliffs Trading Co. Jack Wills University Outfitters & Lexington Concept Stores. During your stay you’ll have full use of the 4 star spa hotel facilities including complimentary breakfast in the restaurant, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy spa, fitness studio, tennis courts, croquet lawn. There’s also the 2 AA rosette fine dining restaurant and cosy lounge & bar in the main house with a warm atmosphere all year around

THE GARDEN OF ENGLAND SPA @ WALLETT’S COURT has a vision to create a unique experience, a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation away from the stresses of the world in a hidden and intimate retreat . THE GARDEN OF ENGLAND SPA SPA @ WALLETT’S COURT provides this and more in a tranquil location with the perfect backdrop of the dramatic and raw beauty of the countryside in the heart of White Cliffs Country in Kent, South East England.
Spa facilities include an indoor 12 metre pool with ‘endless pool swim trainer jet’ and hydrotherapy massage, sauna, steam room, fitness studio, indoor hot tub, tennis courts, sun terraces and seven acres of landscaped gardens in which to relax…

Then for your fabulous treatments…
Imagine a space, your own space for a while. A cabin nestling in the woods, birdsong, uninterrupted views across a wild open landscape. Peace and tranquility away from the cares of the world. Picture yourself there for a moment, listen to the wind in the trees, smell the aroma of pine needles and feel cocooned in the gentle peacefulness of one of our treatment cabins.

IMG_0369We opted for an Indian Head Massage and a SOS Rescue facial.. And it was so relaxing, we were almost too relaxed to eat that evening!!

You can download a full spa brochure here.

So if you fancy a weekend away, relaxing before the big day then check out Walletts Court Hotel and Spa.. Great for hen dos with lots of accommodation options or great for an intimate and cosy get away!!

They also offer their venue for weddings.. Wallett’s Court Wedding Packages can be tailored to suit your needs from an intimate ceremony and reception for just a handful of guests to an exclusive package with all of the hotel’s public rooms, 17 bedrooms and a wedding  breakfast for 100 or more guests.

For further information then please contact Gavin Oakley on 07841 406070 or email gavin.oakley@wallettscourt.com

Photography by David Christie from Crystal Memories. http://davidchristiephotographer.com/

Wallett’s Court Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa,
Westcliffe, St, Margaret’s-at-Cliffe, Dover, Kent CT15 6EW
T: +44 01304 852 424   E: mail@wallettscourt.com

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