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

We’re delighted to announce, in light of the latest Government guidance that our Coach House restaurant and hotel will re-open on Thursday 3rd December 2020.

From Thursday the Coach House will be serving up a delicious winter walled garden inspired menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Our stretch tent is still in place for alfresco-dining and we have the heaters and mulled wine at the ready. As the restaurant re-opens, we will no longer be offering takeaway orders Monday to Saturday. And on Sundays you can either join us for your Sunday roast or pre-order and collect your lunch to enjoy at home.

Should you have a hotel reservation from December 3rd, your booking will still be in place and we’re looking forward to welcoming you.

As you can imagine, our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment, which is why we thank you for your patience in advance.

To speak to a member of our Coach House team please call – 01325 377 071 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . And to get in touch with our reservations team please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01325 377977.

We cannot wait to welcome you back!

Please note: As always, the safety of our guests and team is our main priority, with this it essential you have a reservation before arriving. Reservations for two, or more households dining together can only be placed at our Coach House alfresco dining area. Temperature checks are in place for all estate visitors and until seated it is compulsory to wear a mask and remain two metres apart. Our Coach House team will take reservations for up to a maximum of six guests and we will operate via table service only.