Just a few months after Huntingdonshire District Council approved a change-of-use planning permission, Alwalton Hall, the former home of Perkins Engines founder Frank Perkins, is undergoing a transformation into a beauty and wellness sanctuary.

A team of craftsmen, tradesmen and decorators has been busy re-configuring the interior of the Grade II listed building to create five specially themed treatment rooms; relaxation areas and Regency lounges for clients.

The Georgian country house in Alwalton village is set in five acres of landscaped grounds and formal gardens. It will offer a wide range of beauty and wellness treatments including facials, waxing, pedicures, manicures, massage and specialist skincare including the latest non-surgical

anti-ageing treatment.

There will also be a 15m outdoor swimming pool with dedicated changing rooms and sun terrace available for clients on half and full day packages for much of the year. The hall is due to open at the end of March.

"We have been inundated with applications for jobs and are delighted with the team we have assembled," said Brian Jones, who owns Alwalton Hall with his wife Maggie.

"We want to create a very different beauty and wellness experience for clients and feel that it will appeal to a wide cross section from those wanting regular treatments in a wonderful setting to those who see this as an occasional pampering 'treat'. It will also be popular for gifts and special occasions," he added.

"Forward interest has been hugely encouraging with people already contacting us to try and arrange treatment appointments."

INFO: www.alwaltonhall.com.