The Feversham Arms and Verbena Spa Review

Last weekend I spend a few days in the British Country side in North Yorkshire at the most amazing hotel. We drove up from London which although was a 4 hour drive seemed pretty reasonable to Helmsley. Helmsley is an adorable market town in the North York Moors National Park and the hotel lies just on the edge.

We arrived a little early for our room so grabbed a burger for lunch in the hotel restaurant. Just after 3 we were shown to our room which was at the top of the building tucked in the corner. I think we got a Spa Suite which had an enormous and extremely comfortable bed in what was a large bedroom with a desk, wardrobe and TV. We had a separate living space with a sofa, desk, table and TV. The bathroom was also extremely spacious with a double ended bath and a shower. The room also has a balcony looking out on to the pool.

I usually only get to stay in hotel’s in cities meaning they are usually quite small but this one had very generous sized rooms. The attention to detail was also great- they provided a selection of magazines, books and DVDs, a real size hair dryer and a good range of toiletries. The Do Not Disturb was the cute little sheep which you can see on the bed. The towels and robes were all super soft and there was lots of them which is always nice. When we returned from dinner we also found someone had come to give our room a quick tidy, open up the bed and draw the curtains.

Although we had an good lunch and amazing breakfast at the hotel, we didn’t have dinner there. You need to dress all fancy and a tie is pretty much expected but sadly Mike didn’t expect that so only took some t-shirts and trainers. It wasn’t all bad as it gave us a chance to have a drive around and find a nice pub for dinner.

Whilst there I was also lucky enough to indulge in a anti-stress back therapy which is designed to release back tension and combat tight muscles. After a back, neck and shoulder massage a self heating mineral mud mask is applied all over the back to sooth any achey muscle (which I get a lot since my bags are too heavy!) Whilst that starts working the feet and lower legs are also massaged. I also had the chance to use their luxury heat experience which includes salt vapour room, monsoon shower, ice cave, hot tub and heated pool but I just loved the room too much to spend any time away.

A perfect weekend get away with friends or partner to just relax and unwind. I’d spend a whole week here if I could but it is on the pricer side. Although it does seem to be marketed to an older market I really enjoyed my stay, would highly recommend it and would love to go back! They offer great spa packages too which seem a little too hard to resist including the Mud Glorious Mud package which is for two people and includes lunch, Rasul treatment, Anti-stress back therapy and full use of the spa for £199.

I already want to go back and have added an enormous bed to my wish list.

Find out more about the hotel here and spa here

Have you been to North Yorkshire? What do you think of this hotels decor? 

Ps. I also filmed a vlog from this weekend would you like me to upload it to YouTube?
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  1. 10th November 2013 / 4:01 am

    I WANT TO JUMP ON THAT BED. It's looks so nice!


  2. 10th November 2013 / 8:13 pm

    Ah the room loks lovely. That Mud Glorious Mud package sounds very tempting, especially with Christmas coming up …

    Naomi from NaomiGabriella

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