The Clocks Go Back Soon…

On Saturday 28 October to be exact!

By Jo Foster from Kiss The Moon

Good news, you’d think, in that we get an extra hour in bed. Of course, we do get that lovely extra hour in bed, but then the tricky bit starts on Sunday evening when we may not feel sleepy at our usual bedtime. And by the middle of the week, our natural sleep rhythms are likely to be knocked a little out of sync. It’s a bit like giving our bodies a mini dose of jet lag.

Here are some clever tips how to handle the time change without it messing up our sleep patterns and causing sleep loss.  

EASE INTO THE TIME CHANGE 

Make sure your bedtime routine is a nice relaxing one – we’re thinking, gentle music, low lighting and a nice relaxing soak in the bath with some soothing essential oils and salts added to help you de-stress and relax muscles. (Our DREAM Bedtime Bath Salts available from The Coach House Shop are perfect for this as they contain a cocktail of natural goodies including sleep-inducing lavender oil, mood-brightening bergamot, relaxing cedarwood and skin-soothing chamomile.)

GET LIGHT SMART 

Light regulates sleepiness levels. Clocks going back mean lighter mornings (for a while anyway). That is good news as waking up should be easier. Throw open those curtains on waking to take advantage. Take a walk, where possible. When we stay at The Coach House, we love the Woodland Walk around the estate, 3.5km of pure wildlife and nature.

HAVE A PLAN B TO HAND 

For nights when you struggle to drop off, or wake midway through the night and struggled to get back to sleep, have something by your bedside to help you. Our After Dark Balms work a treat for this – soothing essential oils mixed with a lovely-to-the-touch blend of shea butter and white tea seed oil.  

STAY POSITIVE

Our sense of smell has an amazing power to change our mood, so if you are feeling a bit blue as the winter draws in, try our GLOW After Dark Face Oil. It contains a mood-brightening mix of orange, geranium, myrrh and litsea oil (an old Chinese remedy).

Sleep Beautifully

All Kiss The Moon products are available from The Coach House Shop. Or why not try a Kiss the Moon massage at The Treatment Room at Middleton Lodge.

An update from the Estate

It has been a tough week for everyone, and it is with sad hearts that we are announcing the temporary closure of our hotel & restaurant. We are not waiting for an order that falls too late, so we have taken the difficult decision to close the hotel in its entirety. Our upmost priority is to protect our loyal guests, the Middleton Lodge team, and our families at home. Unfortunately we are cancelling all bookings until 1st June 2020.

To be clear: we have had no suspected cases of COVID-19, either from our guests or our team. This is a heartbreaking decision, but it is one that we have made by choice, to keep you safe during this unprecedented time. Our last working day will be Saturday 21st March and we are in contact with all event organisers helping them to transfer dates. Our thoughts are with the NHS at this time of national crisis.


What about my booking?

If you have a booking of any kind (hotel, spa or restaurant) due to take place before 1st June 2020 we will be in touch with you personally via telephone or email. If you would consider rescheduling rather than completely cancelling your booking, that would mean so much to us as an independent hotel. We promise to do everything we can to deal with this situation as swiftly as we can.We are deeply sorry for the disappointment this causes; it has been a tough decision to make, but ultimately the right one. We respectfully request that you do not need to contact us about your booking at this time, unless directly requested to do so. Our lovely team are dealing with this as quickly as possible, and we don't want to overwhelm them, or slow the process for you. This is a huge ordeal for all of us, but with a level-head, we all will get through it. And we can't wait to welcome you back when we do.


Gift Vouchers

The redemption period will be extended to allow for this unplanned closure. If you would like to purchase a voucher please email the team via our contact page.


What Next?

Behind the scenes, our dedicated team will keep working diligently to ensure that we re-open in a way that is better than ever. You will be given the first opportunity to reschedule your stay and, when the time comes, we'll offer a safe, restful escape from this global ordeal.Please take care and stay safe. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your support during this difficult time. We can't wait to welcome you back.

The Allison Family and Middleton Lodge Team x