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Need a lie in - thinking of staying in a spa ALONE

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Mummyoftheyear Sat 06-Apr-13 09:25:43

Never get a lie in (none of us do)! Five and a half years on I'm exhausted.
I'm 41 on the 19th. I can't get my parents to have them over night - they're busy.
Can't get a babysitter.
Seriously thinking of booming myself into a spa but need a nice, local and bargainish one! Lol
Don't even want hubby to come with as it'd hen be my third child's demands (his) I'd need to guiltily refuse! More commendations please! I'm near St Albans.

Mummyoftheyear Sat 06-Apr-13 09:26:08


Mummyoftheyear Sat 06-Apr-13 09:26:41


So many typos!

helebear Sat 06-Apr-13 09:30:18

No recommendstions im afraid but good for you, I fantasise about doing something like that! Enjoy it.

milkwasabadchoice Sat 06-Apr-13 09:30:40

No recommendations, but do it!!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 06-Apr-13 09:33:30

I will be watching. Excellent idea.

GoLadyEdith Sat 06-Apr-13 09:33:55

Cliveden. Not bargain ish but might be if they have an offer on ?

Why can't you get even the occasional lie in ?

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 06-Apr-13 09:35:07

Yes, why no lie-ins? Can't you take turns?

fluckered Sat 06-Apr-13 09:35:29

i did this a couple of years ago. saved up some money booked a deal at a hotel with a spa treatment and dinner included. double room to myself, bath, dinner to the room, a massage, use of their pool and a lie in with breakfast!! heaven.

Mummyoftheyear Sat 06-Apr-13 09:40:19

Heaven indeed!
No lie ins as on our lie in day they (adorable 5 and 2 y olds) are desperate to come in for a cuddle and I can't sleep if I hear them!

Rindercella Sat 06-Apr-13 09:40:56

Do it! Don't blame you at all. But I do thibk your H needs to get his arse into gear and behave like a responsible adult, not a child.

I stayed at the Greenway hotel & spa near Cheltenham recently and it was lovely. May be a bit far for you though.

LovesBeingWokenEveryNight Sat 06-Apr-13 09:42:37

Do it

AKissIsNotAContract Sat 06-Apr-13 09:44:44

Are you anywhere near Whittlebury Hall? I've stayed there a few times and it's lovely.

SkinnybitchWannabe Sat 06-Apr-13 09:45:47

Go for it!
Its sounds perfect..I wouldnt mind doing it myself.

Ledkr Sat 06-Apr-13 09:47:50

Do it!
Mind you I'm sat on a hotel bed as I type. Dd1 and I saw 1 d last night. I've been looking forward to a lie in and break from not good sleeping dd2 but I was stil awake at 7.30 and dh text me at 9 to tell me he was taking her swimming so good job really.

fuckwittery Sat 06-Apr-13 09:48:44

hanbury manor ?
champneys henlow?

Mummyoftheyear Sat 06-Apr-13 10:01:09

My top spa choices as fully booked for the Thursday night!
Got chatting to booking lady and she told me that she's a single parent and still gets woken up by her 14 y old son... co she sleeps in get bed!
I'm all for co sleeping but I'm feeling better now. I've only had 5-6 yes of sleep deprivation. Lolling

NynaevesSister Sat 06-Apr-13 10:36:25

I've been thinking of a cheap deal at a travel lodge! Bath and sleep would do me

KindleMum Sat 06-Apr-13 10:49:19

I went away last year to do a course. Only stayed in a B&B but the best bit of it was being able to lie-in every morning. The B&B lady was somewhat surprised I never came down to breakfast but I got up as late as I could and still be at the course on time. It was bliss!

How about a cheap but nice B&B near something that you'd like to do on your own, be it shopping, museum, gallery, hairdressers...

Kirst16 Sat 06-Apr-13 10:57:45

Sopwell House was lovely. They normally have offers on mid-week when it is quieter so may be worth a look.

Longdistance Sat 06-Apr-13 11:04:31

Henlow Grange is very nice. Went there for a day spa courtesy of dh as. birthday gift. T'was lovely. Font know if they do overnight stays, but they have rooms, so assume they do.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 06-Apr-13 11:06:34

The Grove? That's close by, not cheap though.

Champneys Tring will be closer than Henlow for you - very relaxing.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 06-Apr-13 11:10:23

I did this a couple of years ago and it was bliss.

I stayed at a posh 5* hotel in York near the train station. It had its own pool and spa in the basement. Spent a lot of time lazing in bed, bit of time pottering round York and then some swimming in the pool.

I'm thinking of going to Center Parcs on my own for a break next year.

pollywollydoodle Sat 06-Apr-13 11:13:24

i live on the outskirts of Brum and booked a travelodge room in the centre mid week. ..nice mea, film, lay in, went to the art gallery, ate a nice lunch...felt like i'd had a week's too

Mrdarcyswife Sat 06-Apr-13 11:14:53

Ooh! What a lovely idea
Go for it! And I'm going to to start saving for this too. It's my birthday in the autumn, I'm going to start planning now....

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