Unwind in Ireland on a New Year spa break

Thursday, 11 November 2010 2:16 PM

Revitalise yourself this January, with a relaxing spa break at Castlemartyr Resort in County Cork, Ireland, where guests can enjoy five-star luxury in an 18th century manor house from just £162 per night.

Castlemartyr Resort’s Spa Bliss package includes a choice of treatments from Anne Semonin, an exclusive Parisian product range favoured by celebrities such as Cheryl Cole. Guests can opt for a detoxifying spirulina wrap, hydrating pink clay body envelopment or anti-stress back therapy.

Enjoy a swim in the ozone-treated pool, relax in the sauna and steam room, work out with a yoga or Pilates class, or simply take in the countryside views from the comfort of a poolside day bed.

Prices start at £162 per night, based on two sharing, including breakfast. Nearby Cork airport is accessible from eleven UK airports, with prices starting at £9.99.

To find out more, visit: www.castlemartyrresort.ie

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