Kinross House is a stunning property which has recently undergone extensive renovations to restore it to its former glory. The mansion is now a private residence as well as a luxurious exclusive use venue for weddings and functions.
As part of this lengthy renovation process, the Coach House has been transformed into a beautiful boutique spa and we were lucky enough to sample its delights.
Coach House Spa
Turning into the gated drive at Kinross House makes Downton look frankly shabby. Surrounded by immaculately manicured grounds, the house stands proudly at the top of the drive, hinting at the luxury you can expect within the spa.
The spa is tucked off to the side of the driveway and is housed in the beautifully restored Coach House building. The building also houses 10 bedrooms that are used for events as well as yoga and wellness retreats.
On arriving, I was warmly welcomed at the cosy reception of the Kinross House Coach House Spa by the team. As well as a stylish seating area in the reception, above is a mezzanine which houses the Tartan Bar Snug. This is a cosy spot in which you can relax while looking out over the fabulous gardens as well as Loch Leven and Loch Leven Castle in the distance.
The spa offers a wide range of treatments from holistic services, such as reflexology and full body massages for seriously indulgent pampering sessions, to speedy manicures for those looking to pop in and out. On my visit I was looking forward to some result-driven relaxation with the indulgent BerryPlus Antioxidant Infusion Facial.
After completing my short assessment that would ensure my treatment was suited to me, I was shown to the changing area where I got ready to use the facilities ahead of my facial. Although the spa is small and boutique, it has a luxurious hydrotherapy pool and sauna which are immaculately clean and beautifully designed. The hydrotherapy pool uses jets of heated water to help stimulate circulation and soothe any aches and pains and was the perfect spot to unwind in. I enjoyed the warmth and bubbles for a while before being taken upstairs into a treatment room set snugly in the eaves of the building to begin my facial.
Kerstin Florian BerryPlus Antioxidant Facial
The BerryPlus Antioxidant Infusion Facial uses Kerstin Florian products and promises to rejuvenate and renew the skin while delivering instant anti-ageing effects. Kerstin Florian is a Swedish luxury skincare range with an emphasis on visible results. Inspired by nature, the collection is used at some of the most luxurious spas around the world and so I was particularly excited to try the products.
After settling onto the treatment bed (which was complete with heat pad – delightful on a chilly November day), my therapist did a deep cleanse of my skin using Kerstin Florian Neroli Cleansing Milk which was super gentle and left my face feeling fresh without a hint of dryness, which is one of my key skin concerns.
A mask infused with papaya extract was then applied and the fruit enzymes got to work on any dull, dead skins cells and prepared my skin so that it would absorb the product effectively. The BerryPlus Serum was then applied to my face, neck and décolletage in order to nourish and repair the skin. I was then given a super relaxing anti-ageing acupressure massage on my face and neck as well as a muscle-easing massage down my neck and arms that was the perfect antidote to life at a desk.
Chilled glass globes were them massaged around my eye area and jaw to tighten the skin and help eliminate the appearance of fine lines before the Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Algae Gel Masque ensured my skin was hydrated and smooth.
Following the treatment, I was feeling so relaxed I could have been poured into a bowl and I headed to the cosy Relaxation Room before having to face the real world again. At least I would be facing it with skin as plumped, hydrated and fresh as I could hope for!
With a £95 price tag, this treatment is no cheap treat. However, considering the facial lasted a decadent 85 minutes, the availability of the luxurious spa facilities and the stunning setting, I would say it was well worth the cost, particularly given that my winter skin is well and truly banished.