Time to Escape

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, not only was I sipping a cool glass of champagne on a glorious sunny day, I was also relaxing in the hydrotherapy pool, as bubbles gently massaged my tired body and I wasn’t planning on moving anytime soon.

After a hectic month, I was taking a few hours to myself and spending it at Y Spa (set within the Waterfront Hotel in Wyboston) for some rest, relaxation and a little pampering. It is the perfect place to get some ME time back, whether it’s for half a day, a whole day or even overnight, you’re guaranteed to come away feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the world and anything it throws at you.

With its Hydrotherapy Pool, hot and medium heat saunas, steam rooms, experience showers, ice wall and relaxation rooms, you’ll find yourself doing absolutely nothing and the only decision you’ll have to make is “Where to next?”

For me though, nothing beats just sitting in the bubbling hydrotherapy pool,  as the water wraps itself around my body and the bubbles gently massage away my tension – add a glass of a different type of bubbles and I’m  in pure girlie heaven.

Hubbie also likes it hot, but not in the water, his choice is the “Some like it Hot” Sauna, housed in a wooden cabin, made with one hundred year old logs overlooking the hydrotherapy pool (great for all you men wanting to keep an eye on your lady and how many glasses of champagne she indulges in) and heated to 85 degrees or above, it’s definitely not for the faint hearted.

A two course buffet was included in our package (we had opted for the ‘Afternoon Idle’), which is an array of hot and cold dishes that include soup,  cold meats and fish, salads, curry, roast pork, pasta and more, you really are spoilt for choice, and then there’s dessert, a real treat for all the sweet toothed amongst us as well as cheese and biscuits.

All this eating is hard work, so we headed to the chill out area for a little snooze on the water beds, (oooh I could have stayed here all day), the calming ambience makes you feel as if you  really have escaped from the real world.

All too soon our time in the spa was over, but our time at The Waterfront wasn’t. Once I’d carried out a little makeover on myself in the spacious, fully equipped changing rooms we headed to The Waterfront bar and restaurant for dinner. A swish space with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the lake, comfy seating and atmospheric lighting all coming together to create a relaxing space to enjoy dinner.

We began with some warm rustic bread, olive tapenade, butter and oils whilst we waited for starters of asparagus spears with wild mushrooms and quails eggs, beautifully presented and full of mouth watering flavours and duck rilettes which proved to be another big hit.

Slow cooked lamb fillet with roast Mediterranean vegetables,  grilled aubergine and minted new potatoes followed, the lamb literally melted in the mouth and the pan fried wild stone bass that was hubbies choice was fresh, meaty and flavoursome.

The dessert menu looked so tempting, that all my good intentions went out of the window. The mango and passionfruit parfait was creamy, fruity and a real delight as was hubbies choice of baked cherry cream with praline burnt meringue and pistachio biscotti, the ideal way to end a perfect day of indulgent relaxation.


Prices start from £39 per person for a half-day spa package, which includes breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.

For more details on other packages, special offers and dinner reservations please visit: www.thewaterfronthotel.co.uk