Moddershall Oaks is a secluded spa retreat, gourmet restaurant, wedding and events venue set in its own stunning lakeside grounds in the Staffordshire countryside. Christmas at Moddershall Oaks is a magical time of year; a cosy, intimate atmosphere with a personal touch let you forget the hustle and bustle of the outside world allowing you to truly enjoy the festive period. Whether you want to indulge yourself or surprise a loved one, we have a variety of luxurious treats to choose from including spa packages and treatments, dining experiences, gifts and stocking fillers from our favourite brands, plus our ever-popular gift vouchers. We also have a number of events taking place during December, along with delicious, seasonal dishes in our restaurant throughout the winter. We hope you'll join us at our beautiful countryside escape this Christmas!
with our wide selection of spa packages
in festive fayre at our gourmet restaurant
at The Venue, our dedicated events space
CONTENTS: Our spa experience gift vouchers 4-7
All they want for Christmas 8-11
Indulge Eat, drink, indulge at The Restaurant 12-13 December restaurant highlights 14-15 Festive food favourites 16-17 Gift experiences for foodies 18-19
Make it a December to remember! 20-21 December celebrations 22-23 A little bit of Christmas cheer(s!) 24-25
the place to say "I do" Weddings at Moddershall Oaks 26-27
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half day Lazy Morning for two The ideal spa experience for those with busy lifestyles and a great taster of everything Moddershall Oaks has to offer. Fits in perfectly with the school run! £125 for two Monday to Friday | £145 Saturday & Sunday* Arrive from 8am to a smoothie and morning nibbles, then enjoy a 25 minute Neom express treatment and use of our indoor and outdoor spa facilities until midday.
Sparkling Afternoon for two An indulgent afternoon with fizz, sweet treats and luxurious pampering with one of our most popular spa experiences. £125 for two Monday to Friday | £145 Saturday & Sunday* Arrive at midday to a welcome drink; enjoy afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne in our restaurant and use of our indoor and outdoor spa facilities until 5pm.
Evening Tranquility for two A magical spa experience under the stars, with peace and relaxation at our quietest time of day. £125 for two Monday to Friday | £145 Saturday & Sunday* Arrive at 6pm to a glass of prosecco and a deli board of nibbles. Enjoy use of our indoor and outdoor spa facilities until your departure at 10pm, plus a 25 minute Elemis Deeper Than Deep Hot Stone Massage. *Saturday/Sunday price also applies for Bank Holidays
All half day spa package gift vouchers are purchased as an experience for two people.
Little Luxury Spa Day
Our best seller, combining our fine dining restaurant, luxury spa facilities and a relaxing treatment in one experience.
This romantic one night spa getaway includes champagne and treatments - celebrate and relax!
£105 per person Monday to Friday £115 per person Saturday & Sunday*
£379 for two people sharing Sunday to Thursday £419 for two people sharing Friday & Saturday*
Arrive at 9am to a welcome drink; enjoy a two course lunch in our restaurant, a 25 minute Elemis customised facial or back, neck and shoulder massage, and use of our indoor and outdoor spa facilities until 5:30pm.
Arrive at 3pm to a welcome drink and enjoy use of our indoor and outdoor spa facilities, followed by a two course meal in our restaurant and an overnight stay in one of our 5* boutique suites. Awaken to a cooked breakfast, a 55 minute Elemis Couture Touch treatment which combines a facial and massage, and further use of the spa facilities until 5pm on your day of departure (check out is 11am).
*Saturday/Sunday price also applies for Bank Holidays
Peaceful Pregnancy Spa Day The perfect way to treat your expectant partner to some well-deserved "me time". £130 per person Monday to Friday £140 per person Saturday & Sunday* Arrive at 9am to a welcome drink; enjoy a two course lunch in our restaurant, a 70 minute Elemis Peaceful Pregnancy Massage and use of our indoor and outdoor spa facilities until 5:30pm. *Saturday/Sunday price also applies for Bank Holidays
Girl's Day Out Spa Day for two, three or four Not sure what to buy for your other half? Surprise her with a day of pure relaxation with the girls.
*Friday/Saturday price also applies for Bank Holidays
Gourmet Spa Break The perfect spa experience for foodies, with bubbly and nibbles, a three course meal and a nights stay. £319 for two people sharing Sunday to Thursday £359 for two people sharing Friday & Saturday* Arrive at 3pm to a glass of fizz and a deli board of nibbles to share, then enjoy our indoor and outdoor spa facilities. In the evening, a three course evening meal and overnight stay in one of our 5* boutique suites awaits you, followed by a cooked breakfast and full use of the facilities until 5pm on your day of departure (check out is 11am). *Friday/Saturday price also applies for Bank Holidays
£170 for two | £240 for three | £300 for four Arrive at 9am; enjoy a glass of prosecco, a two course lunch from the fine dining á la carte menu in our lakeside restaurant and use of our indoor and outdoor spa facilities until 5:30pm. In addition, choose from a 25 minute express facial, mini manicure or mini pedicure. Valid any day of the week subject to availability.
Girly Getaway An escape for the girls with plenty of bubbles, pampering and time to catch up! £299 for two people sharing £368.50 for three people sharing Arrive at 3pm to a welcome drink and enjoy our indoor and outdoor spa facilities, your choice of a 25 minute express facial, mini manicure or mini pedicure and a bottle of champagne to share. Stay overnight in one of our 5* boutique suites. A cooked breakfast awaits the following morning, plus further use of our facilities until 5pm on your day of departure (check out is 11am).
Whether you are looking to buy a spa day experience or a spa break gift voucher for 2 or 3 people, our range of gift experience vouchers make the perfect gift.
Valid Sunday to Thursday only.
We have a range of spa and beauty treatments available to purchase as gift vouchers. Here are our favourites!
Elemis Couture Touch Facial and Massage Treatment
Elemis Anti-Ageing Technology Facial
£130 (115 mins)
£75 (55 mins)
A Touch Facial with a Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage or Deeper than Deep Hot Stone Massage to hydrate, relax and smooth.
A turbo-charged combination of touch and technology for an energising, anti-ageing facial.
Poultice-Powered Muscle Release Massage
£40 (25 mins) The unique amber poultice dissolves tensions and elasticises the skin to restore and invigorate.
£55 (55 mins) Treat your feet to a luxurious foot bath, jasmine sugar scrub, purifying and detoxifying wrap, full healing foot massage and pedicure.
christmas shopping made All of our spa package gift vouchers can be purchased online at www.moddershalloaks.com/shop. You can also contact our Reservations Team by phone on 01782 399000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org between 8am-8pm weekdays (9am-6pm weekends) until 5:30pm on Christmas Eve.
If you're struggling for inspiration with your Christmas shopping, we have an array of gorgeous gifts for everyone on your list - from presents that WOW for your nearest and dearest, to impressive stocking fillers and those thoughtful little extras. Christmas is the perfect opportunity to show you care, and what better way than with a gift that will make them feel amazing!
LAST MINUTE PANIC? Worry not! Our Spa Shop reception is open 7am-10pm daily, until 5:30pm on Christmas Eve. All spa package, food experience and monetary gift vouchers can be purchased online at www.moddershalloaks.com/shop with options for collection, delivery by post or instant e-voucher. You can also contact our Reservations Team on 01782 399000 or email@example.com between 8am-8pm weekdays (9am-6pm weekends) until 5:30pm on Christmas Eve.
GIFTS FROM MODDERSHALL OAKS We've gathered together a selection of our favourite Christmas gifts, all available from our spa shop next to our reception area (along with lots of other luxury goodies!), open 7am-10pm daily until 5:30pm on Christmas Eve.
Elemis Best Face Forward Normal/Combination
Elemis Pearls of Wisdom Gift Set
Neom Perfect Peace Three Wick Candle
£39.90 - worth £70
£199 - worth £335
Elemis Wandering Star Men's Gift Set
SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in (L-R) Snow Globe, First Snow and Starry Winter Night
£40 - worth £57
Neom All I want for Christmas is the Perfect Night's Sleep
Elemis Treasures of the Sea
GHD Platinum Styler
£68 - worth £105
SpaRitual Awakening Four Piece Mini Kit
Elemis Love Sweet Orchid
Neom Christmas Wish Home Collection
£32.50 - worth £50
Elemis Best Face Forward Normal/Dry
GHD Curve Classic Curl Tong
Elemis Wandering Star Women's Gift Set
£39.90 - worth £70
£52 - worth £86
Melt Christmas Group Room Scenter Jar Candle (22-25 hours) £9.50 Tall & Thin (70+ hours) £16.95 Luxury Glass Jar (70+ hours) £22.95 Short & Fat (80+ hours) £20.95 Tall & Fat (160+ hours) £35.95
£25 or £50 gift voucher Redeemable against all spa experiences, spa or beauty treatments, restaurant food and drink or spa shop gifts and products.
Our award-winning restaurant offers a delight for the tastebuds. Combine the freshest organic ingredients with the creativity and enthusiasm of our expert chefs and you are guaranteed a sensational culinary experience. The Restaurant's stunning lakeside location only becomes more enchanting at Christmas time. Take in the scenery whilst enjoying contemporary English dishes crafted from seasonal, locally-sourced produce alongside specially selected cocktails and champagnes - and you don't have to be a guest at the spa. Our devoted team of staff are dedicated to providing a refined dining experience, memorable for all the right reasons. Whether you want to get together with friends and family over the festive period, or enjoy a romantic meal for two, The Restaurant at Moddershall Oaks will ensure an idyllic setting, outstanding service and delicious food for your Christmas celebrations.
To make a reservation at our restaurant, please visit www.moddershalloaks.com/restaurant or contact the restaurant: 01782 399000 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Available evenings throughout December Curried butternut squash soup, lime and coriander cream
Confit salmon, salt-baked beets, horseradish mascarpone, thyme cracker
Roast Staffordshire turkey breast, duck fat roasties, chestnut stuffing, chipolatas, roast Brussels sprouts, braised carrot, homemade cranberry sauce, roast gravy or Lightly spiced sweet potato & lentil strudel, caramelised maple yoghurt, cauliflower pakoras
Assiette of Christmas Desserts; Christmas pudding ice cream, white chocolate and red berry panna cotta, chocolate delice, cranberry short bread, white chocolate sauce
Coffee or tea and a mince pie
ÂŁ37.50 per person BOOK A TABLE
Served daily throughout December 3pm-5pm A seasonal take on our delectable afternoon tea and the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. Finger sandwiches, pig-in-blanket sausage rolls
Homemade plain and cinnamon scones served with Roddaâ€™s Devonshire clotted cream and homemade preserves
A stunning selection of handmade cakes
Coffee or tea
ÂŁ19.95 per person Advance booking is necessary
HOW TO MAKE BRUSSELS SPROUTS EDIBLE Boiling your vegetables takes away the flavour and nutrients. Try our new way of cooking sprouts to maintain their flavour. 1. Take a small knife and trim the base off the sprouts, finely shred the sprouts. 2. Heat a frying pan and add oil and a knob of butter (the oil will stop the butter burning). 3. Gently fry the sprouts until softened then add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. 4. If you wish to add another dimension, when the sprouts are cooked add a splash of white wine to the hot pan then a splash of double cream. You could also add chopped bacon and chestnuts to the dish by frying them then adding them to the sprouts.
Makes approximately 16 Ingredients 300g smoked salmon For the gin and tonic granita: 100ml water 200g caster sugar 150ml gin 500ml tonic water Juice of 2 lemons
For the blinis: 160ml warm full fat milk 120g plain flour Pinch of salt 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp instant yeast 1 egg white 1 egg yolk
Make the granita:
1. Heat the water and sugar in a pan to make a syrup. 2. Add the gin, tonic water and lemon juice and mix well. 3. Pour the mix into a shallow baking dish. The more thinly spread the
base is, the quicker it will freeze. Put the pan into the freezer.
4. After 1/2 hour, take the pan out of the freezer and rake or stir the
granita with a fork. Put it back in the freezer. Continue doing this every half hour or so until the granita is completely frozen and resembles fresh snow. Depending on how often and how vigorously you stir the granita, the texture can be flakier (less stirring) or finer (more stirring).
5. At this stage, you can either serve it up in individual bowls or lightly
pack it into an air-tight container for later.
6. This mix will make 1 litre which is perfect for pre-dinner drinks
Make the blinis:
1. Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the salt and yeast. Heat the
milk to lukewarm in a saucepan. Whisk in the egg yolks and then add to the flour mixture.
2. Mix thoroughly and cover with a tea towel. Leave to rise for one hour
in a warm place.
3. Whisk the egg white in a clean bowl until peaks form, fold into the
dough and leave to rise for another hour.
4. When you are ready to cook the blinis, melt some of the butter in a
small hot non-stick frying pan, place a tablespoon of blini mix in the pan then add a further Â˝ tablespoon to make the middle thicker. Turn when firm and cook until golden-brown. Cool on rack before serving.
Assembly: Place the smoked salmon on a plate and drizzle with crĂ¨me fraĂŽche, dot the blinis around the plate and serve with a glass of the gin and tonic granita.
gift experiences for foodies Our food experience vouchers make the perfect gift for the foodie in your life! Afternoon Tea for two
Champagne Afternoon Tea for two
£39.90 for two people
£59.70 for two people
A traditional English treat for two - afternoon tea in our restaurant overlooking our stunning lake and gardens.
An indulgent English afternoon tea treat for two with an added element of luxury!
Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, a selection of cakes, scones, clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam with tea or coffee.
Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, a selection of cakes, scones, clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam with tea or coffee and a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne each.
Served daily 3-5pm.
Served daily 3-5pm.
Champagne Dinner for two
Gourmet Burger Night for two
£90.00 for two people
£29.90 for two people
The perfect gift for foodies - fine dining with a bottle of bubbly.
Our popular Gourmet Burger Night as a gift!
A three course meal in our lakeside restaurant from our delicious evening a la carte menu, accompanied by a bottle of our house champagne. Redeemable Sunday-Friday 6-9:30pm
All food experiences are purchased as a gift voucher for two people.
Choose from our selection of homemade gourmet burgers served in a freshly baked bun, with triple cooked chips, salad with our chef’s dressing and a glass of wine, a beer or a soft drink. Redeemable against our Burger Night menu every Tuesday 6-9:30pm in our lakeside restaurant.
Lunch & Bubbles for two £55.90 for two people A delicious three course lunch with a complimentary glass of bubbly. Enjoy a glass of rosé prosecco followed by three scrumptious courses from our a la carte lunch menu in our lakeside restaurant. Redeemable Monday-Friday 12-2:30pm or Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm (excludes special offer menus).
Wine & Dine for two £55 for two people The perfect gift idea for a girlie catch up or date night. Enjoy a bottle of our house red or white wine with two delicious courses from our a la carte evening menu in our lakeside restaurant. Redeemable Sunday-Friday 6-9:30pm (excludes the grill and special offer menus).
christmas shopping made All of our food experience vouchers can be purchased at www.moddershalloaks.com/shop, with options for collection, delivery by post or instant e-voucher. You can also contact our Reservations Team by phone on 01782 399000 or by emailing email@example.com 8am-8pm weekdays (9am-6pm weekends) until 5:30pm on Christmas Eve.
Make it a
DECEMBER to remember! Celebrate the festive season at The Venue at Moddershall Oaks, our stylish, purpose-built events space. With it's picturesque setting, sleek, modern dĂŠcor dressed to impress and the outstanding service offered by our team, The Venue becomes a winter wonderland as we host a number of spectacular events. Fantastic food, flowing fizz and the best in entertainment make for a memorable evening as you dance the night away under our Swarovski crystal stars. Let's party!
The Venue is available to hire for private and corporate events, with packages tailored to suit your requirements - please enquire for further details: 01782 399000 | firstname.lastname@example.org
FESTIVE LUNCH Sunday 11th and Sunday 18th December Feel the magic of Christmas with friends and family! Enjoy a delicious, festive, three course lunch, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in our stunning venue. After lunch, take a stroll down to our lakeside grotto where Santa will be waiting to meet the children with a gift! Event starts at 12 midday and finishes at approximately 4pm £35 adults | £19.95 age 4-11 years | £5 under 4s
CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS Dates available throughout November and December Join us to celebrate the festive season with one of our fantastic Christmas Party events. As always our venue will be beautifully dressed, creating the perfect atmosphere to relax and celebrate with work colleagues, friends and family. Enjoy a three course festive meal and evening entertainment from a DJ or Live Band. Arrival from 7:30pm Prices from £38 per person
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH Spend the day in tranquil surroundings, with fine food and no washing up in sight! Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival and a sumptuous five course festive meal, followed by tea and coffee. Choose to dine in The Venue or our lakeside restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you for a merry Christmas! From £75 adults | From £50 age 3-12 years | £10 under 2s
NEW YEARS EVE BANQUET Join us in welcoming 2017 with our popular and glamorous black tie event. Enjoy a champagne reception, a six course banquet, live entertainment and a spectacular firework display at midnight - end the year with a BANG! Champagne reception 7:15pm | Dinner served 8pm | Bar until 12:30am, carriages 1am Tickets £95 each
More information on our December celebrations can be found at www.moddershalloaks.com/events. Alternatively, please contact our Reservations Team: 01782 399000 | email@example.com
A LITTLE BIT OF
For the gingerbread syrup:
For the martini:
100ml water 100g brown sugar 4 tbs molasses 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
30ml vanilla vodka 25ml Kahlua 25ml Baileys Irish Cream 15ml gingerbread syrup 15ml cream
DIRECTIONS: For the syrup: In a small saucepan, heat the water, brown sugar, molasses, ginger, and cinnamon on medium heat until the sugar dissolves (about 5 minutes). The syrup will last for one week in the fridge. For the martini: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream, gingerbread syrup and cream. Shake well and pour into martini glasses.
30ml bourbon 10ml sugar syrup 2 tsp cranberry sauce Juice of Â˝ lemon Cranberry juice DIRECTIONS: In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, sugar syrup, cranberry sauce and lemon juice. Shake well over ice then strain into a whiskey tumbler of fresh ice. Top with cranberry juice and stir.
Apple & Cinnamon
3 thick slices of apple Pinch of cinnamon powder Juice of ½ lime 50ml vodka 100ml ginger beer 100ml apple Juice
25ml Baileys 25ml Frangelico 25ml Crème de Cacao Brown Chocolate sauce Fresh nutmeg
Combine the Baileys, Frangelico and Crème de Cacao Brown in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake well for 10 seconds.
Place the cinnamon, apple, lime and vodka in a tall glass and lightly muddle. Fill with ice cubes and top up with the ginger beer and apple juice, stirring well. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slice.
Swirl a martini glass with the chocolate sauce. Strain the liquid into the martini glass being careful to pour straight in the centre and not down the sides. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
â€œWe had always dreamed of a magical winter wedding, the beautiful outdoor setting and the relaxing, ambient indoor space made choosing Moddershall Oaks an easy decision. We had the most perfect day, the staff were brilliant and all of our guests were very complimentary of this hidden gem venue.â€? Lauren Marcynko & Graham Tennant
the place to say
There are few things more romantic than a Christmas proposal! Already such a special time of year, and with new chapters on the horizon as the new year beckons, the timing couldn't be more perfect.
If you are searching for a beautiful, country wedding venue, look no further than Moddershall Oaks. Situated in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside on the water's edge of our private lake, your wedding will be surrounded by the peaceful ambience of our picturesque woodland and grounds. A licensed civil partnership and civil ceremony venue, we have both indoor and outdoor spaces which are exclusively yours. And aside from our stunning location, our spa also sets us apart from other venues, offering the newly married couple the opportunity to be pampered before the big day and relax in peace and tranquility afterwards. Attend one of our wedding Open Days in 2017 and experience our remarkable venue first hand. Visit www.moddershalloaks.com/wedding-venues to find out more or contact our Wedding Team: 01782 399000 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Country Spa Retreat www.moddershalloaks.com 01782 399000 | email@example.com Moddershall, Near Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8TG
Published on Sep 19, 2016