Review: Farnham Estate Mini Spa Break

Happy Wednesday lovely readers, I hope the week is going well for you so far.

Today I’m sharing my mini spa break at Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort in Cavan – spoiler alert, it was awesome!

One thing you don’t have when you’ve got three children is a lot of willing childminders so back in July, a few weeks before Arden arrived, the stars magically aligned and not only did I find myself with the aforementioned willing childminder, but the promise of a super-relaxing mini spa break at Farnham Estate in Cavan. Being eight months pregnant and in the middle of the school summer holidays I was ready for it, let me tell you.

Farnham Estate lies on the outskirts of Cavan town, an original Irish country house set on the most beautiful grounds and surrounded by spectacular woodland. The 400 year old house itself is an absolute joy to behold at the end of the driveway, whilst the contemporary glass addition houses the grand lobby area, Botanica Restaurant, modern bedroom wing and Spa.

Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort, Cavan | The Promise NI

Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort, Cavan | The Promise NI

After checking in to our beautiful suite on the top floor of the old house David (well it would have been rude not to bring him!) and I wasted no time in heading straight for our treatments in the Spa.

I was booked in to have an ESPA facial and he was having a massage. Robed and ready as soon as we were greeted at the Spa we hit the relax button and headed off for our treatments. My facial was lovely and relaxing, dear love my therapist, being heavily pregnant I couldn’t lie totally flat and in the normal cocoon like position, instead I could only recline slightly and had to have regular breaks to sit completely upright and sip on ice cold water!

Breaks or not my skin felt incredible afterwards and I learnt a few things about the composition of my skin thanks to the latest ESPA technology, SkinVision analysis – relaxing and educational! We went on to try out the infinity pool, inside and out and completed our afternoon treat in the thermal suite, which David absolutely loved, I had to lounge by the pool as I couldn’t use the facilities being pregnant.

Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort, Cavan | The Promise NI

Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort, Cavan | The Promise NI

Refreshed and feeling great we headed for a short stroll before having dinner in the Botanica Restaurant that evening. Farnham Estate has walks to suit all ranging from 45 minutes in length to over two hours, all which begin and end at the front door of the hotel.

Dinner was from the restaurants set menu which has a good selection to choose from and was very tasty. We ended our night by speaking to the kids on Facetime from one of the majestic drawing rooms in the old house, they were pretty impressed with mum and dads home for the night!

Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort, Cavan | The Promise NI

After a brilliant nights sleep in one of the comfiest beds I’ve ever slept in we made our way back to the restaurant for a great breakfast – it was just as good as I was hoping, I think hotel breakfasts are my favourite thing!

Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort, Cavan | The Promise NI

Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort, Cavan | The Promise NI

To finish our 24 hour mini break I made my way over to the resorts wedding wing to have a look around. I have featured incredible weddings at Farnham before (here & here) and seeing it in real life was even better. The contemporary ballroom is understated and elegant in tones of natural wood and brick, perfect for brides who want to add their own personal stamp on their Big Day, and the large arrival area is perfect for mingling with your guests. On arriving home I discovered my cousin has chosen Farnham for her day next year and I can’t wait to return!

As a pre-wedding escape, a luxury spa break with your girlies or simply just because, a visit to Farnham Estate will leave you refreshed and content with life!

 

*Thanks to the staff of Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort for our complimentary stay, all opinions are my own.