Bamford Haybarn at the Berkeley | Country & Town House Spa Guide
COUNTRY & TOWN HOUSE SPA GUIDE | AUGUST 2014
Spa and the City
Bamford Haybarn at the Berkeley SW1
The first time that you float in the open-air rooftop pool of The Berkeley in Knightsbridge, you know this is a pleasure worth repeating. Overlooking leafy Hyde Park, The Berkeley is known for its oh-so-cute Pret-a-Portea (the fashionista’s afternoon tea with handbag cakes and shoe-shaped delicacies), finedining by Pierre Koffmann and Marcus Wareing, and cocktails in the Blue Bar.
So, it’s not surprising that when it came for a spa makeover, a distinctive brand was sought. Lady Bamford has been selling farm-fresh organic produce at her company, Daylesford Organic, in Gloucestershire for 30 years, and she has branched out into beauty. The Bamford Haybarn at The Berkeley brings a little bit of countryside goodness in. Painted wood paneling in dove grey is the theme, and pretty pots of chamomile, rosemary, lavender and aromatic lemon thyme are dotted around treatment rooms called the Beehive and the Log Cabin and around the pool, where the roof slides across on cooler days. The treatments themselves use the quality British brand Oskia for the facials, and Bamford Body for the massages.
Don’t miss The Oskia Rejuvinating Facial (£105 for 55 mins) is a workout for the face that will leave you feeling energised and glowing.
Book it Doubles from £330.