“WE WILL, we will, rock you!” – the famous lyrics to the Queen strike were continue to ringing in my ears times immediately after I’d returned from the competition.
I’d been at Warner Leisure Hotels’ Heythrop Park in the charming city of Chipping Norton for a rock audio weekend.
The getaway promised stay audio from tribute bands, non-prevent dancing and rock ’n’ roll parties.
But as opposed to any everyday pageant with boozed-up kids, wobbly tents and mucky toilets, I was spoiled with entire luxury in a glam ensuite hotel home with an on-website spa, great for soothing my dancing limbs.
This is just a single of several devoted songs vacations with Warner Leisure.
There are ’60s, ’70s and ’80s breaks, Motown & Soul festivals and even an Ibiza In Symphony getaway, exactly where a 16-piece orchestra reimagines Ibiza classics.
I’m happy I left my rock-themed leather-based trousers at house as I may well have felt a minimal out of put pulling up to the place household resort steeped in the rolling Oxfordshire countryside.
I quickly felt like a rock star from the minute I stepped out of the car.
The resort has all the grandeur you would count on from an 18th-century building and more and the inside is just as outstanding, residence to a galleried reception with attention-grabbing artefacts from its loaded background.
Our home, which was found in the primary house, was huge with high ceilings and bursting with character.
What is fantastic about a remain below, although, is that breakfast, supper and all leisure is provided in the value, so you can freely wander from cafe to stage devoid of owning to shove your hand in your wallet.
Dinner on our to start with night was at the Industry Kitchen area, the resort’s only buffet cafe (even though you have the possibility to get from the menu), established beside a gorgeous orangery with views above the grounds.
The restaurant was buzzing and immediately after a number of glasses of chilled rose, we ended up prepared to embrace all the enjoyment at our fingertips.
There are two venues, The Theatre and the Late Lounge, just one of which generally features an alternative to the topic, so if you really don’t fancy listening to a Queen tribute act you can decide for a silky-voiced soul singer.
Lavish therapeutic massage
You have to be early to get a seat at The Theatre, so prepare your visits in advance and seize an early meal.
Immediately after the display, team dished out headphones for a silent disco, but we decided to shift to the more compact bar place the place a gifted singer serenaded us with handles of hits from the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse right until we had been completely ready for bed.
If you’ve absent really hard on the initial night, then breakfast at the hotel’s pub, The Travelling Duke, will sort you out and compensate for any more than-indulgence.
We then followed it up with a swim and lavish therapeutic massage in the Spa & Wellness centre, which functions a sauna, steam home, outside the house sizzling-tubs as nicely as a gym. What could be far better?
For all those who are feeling a lot less fragile, there are loads extra things to do to decide on from which appear provided in your keep, these types of as archery, rifle-capturing and tea-tasting.
Or for a modest nutritional supplement, you can reserve on to a cocktail-making course or an afternoon tea working experience.
On our remaining night, we dressed up for supper at Brasserie 32 in the Manor Household, the resort’s posh eating knowledge.
It felt like stepping again into a bygone period and the menu delivers decisions inspired by ingredients relationship back to the early 1900s, which include a creamy fish pie recipe from the 1950s and Fanny Cradock’s classic prawn cocktail from 1967.
Then, it was time to enable our hair down one past time in the Late Lounge in which the gin flowed alongside with the Fleetwood Mac and, of program, Queen classics.
The music may have been all rock ’n’ roll, but our subtle adults getaway was just about anything but.
Most likely there is time for a single extra therapeutic massage.
GO: ROCK ’N’ ROLL WEEKEND
Being THERE: A 3-evening rock weekend crack at Heythrop Park fees from £389pp, for arrival on November 10 and which includes breakfast and 3-system dinners, live new music, swimming pools and functions.