‘Now give me Moness, that’s what I want’ sang The Beatles.
They were of course referring to the Moness Resort in Aberfeldy, with its pampering spa treatments, stylish lunches and rolling Perthshire countryside.
Today’s Big Deal gives you the chance to experience it all for yourself with a Spa Day and lunch for one or two people.
This way, you’ll have one up on John, Paul, George and Ringo at least.
Soothing spa experience
Set in Highland Perthshire in the heart of Scotland, Moness Resort is relaxing a 4-star spa hotel. You will have access to the leisure club as part of your package, meaning you can bliss yourself out in the swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Fluffy towels and robes will be provided, of course.
This Big Deal is available seven days a week and you have three options for either one or two people. Included with each option is a two course Spa Lunch in the Terrace Café Bar.
If you choose the Moness Moments package, you’ll also get a glass of Prosecco or non-alcoholic fizz with your lunch.
Options one and two are for the Moness Experience, lasting 30 minutes, for one or two people. With this experience, you can choose between either a Polynesia back, neck & shoulder massage or a Thalgo mini-facial.
Options three and four are for the Moness Massage Plus, lasting 60 minutes, for one or two people. This package starts with a 30 minute Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage, followed with a choice of one of the following:
Mini facial (cleanse, tone, moisturise)
File and polish of hands or feet
Options five and six are for the Moness Moments package – lasting 90 minutes, for one or two people – and is the ultimate spa day with a choice of three beauty treatments. Prosecco with lunch on this option is the icing on the cake.
Time to unwind
To help you pick your three treatments for options five and six, here are more details:
Polynesia back treatment – this will take you on an exotic journey using the White Sands from Bora Bora Island (OK, we’re sold already). First, your back will be gently exfoliated with Polynesia sacred oil from the island of Raiatea. After this, an Exotic Island body scrub will leave your skin smooth supple and soft. Then a Mahan massage oil will be rubbed into your skin for an incredibly relaxing massage using specialised Hawaiian techniques.
Thalgo marine facial – a moisture boosting delight for all skin types. This Facial Ritual will begin with a signature Heart of the Ocean Massage. Your skin will be gently cleansed and exfoliated, followed by a moisturising mask for intense and lasting hydration. To finish, a Hydra Marine 24-hour Gel Cream will be applied to your skin, leaving it smooth, plump and radiant.
Indian head massage – this massage increases nourishment and oxygen to the scalp and hair follicles, which stimulates hair growth. Indian Head Massage also stimulates lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the neck, helping to remove waste products from the body.
Reflexology – This is an ancient therapy which uses the feet, hands or face as maps of the body’s organs. By working on the reflex points, the body’s own self-healing powers are stimulated.
File & polish on hands or feet – either your fingernails or toenails will be filed and shaped, with a single splash of your colour choice applied.
What’s it to be? Decisions, decisions.
A lunch with a view
Your two course lunch for one or two people will be served in the Terrace Café Bar, an informal bistro-style restaurant. The Terrace is a friendly and relaxed spot to unwind after your pampering, plus it has a great view over the swimming pool.
Menu items can change, but typical starters might include chicken liver pâté with oatcakes and house chutney or feta & red onion tartlet with balsamic dressed salad.
Mains might feature a toasted roast beef sandwich with wholegrain mustard mayo & fries, the lemongrass & chilli fishcakes with dressed salad and sweet chilli dip, or chargrilled Caesar salad with rustic croutons and shaved Parmesan.
If you chose the Moness Moments package, you will also get a glass of Prosecco or non-alcoholic fizz with your lunch.
Moness Resort spa has gained some positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Here are some recent ones, edited for length:
‘We attended here for a lovely spa day. The facilities are great. We had two treatments each. The massage was brilliant…everyone was so friendly. We all enjoyed the swimming pool and had a lovely lunch. The food was very good. There were places to just lounge also. Overall a great day.’ Rating 5/5
‘The resort seemed clean and well kept…deal included a treatment and two course lunch. Both opted for 30 min massage which was very good and lunch was also very tasty. Got use of the facilities, although were disappointed that there wasn’t a gym, and the swimming pool isn’t designed for exercising and was full of kids. Sauna, steam room and jacuzzi were good though. Was a gift, however would purchase again as it was a nice day.’ Rating 5/5
‘Went to this Spa for the day and it was great. The treatments were so relaxing and we enjoyed them so much. To top it off we got to use the amazing spa facilities all day afterwards. Very peaceful place and it wasn’t that busy which made it even more relaxing. We had lunch and the barman made us personalized cocktails which were lovely and the food was delicious too. All in all a great day out!’ Rating 5/5
In the lead up to Christmas, it’s essential to take some time out for yourself for a bit of relaxation. Plus you want to look your pampered best for all your festive shindigs, don’t you?
This Big Deal would make a great mini treat for yourself as the cold weather sets in.
It would also make for a fab day out with a friend, family member or partner, especially as a birthday gift.