Monthly Archives: February 2015

Granny Mouse takes the cake with new Pastry Chef


They always say you can’t have your cake and eat it, but in the case of Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, this simply isn’t true with the arrival of the Hotels’ new pastry Chef, Leon de Kock.

Having attended the Alfresco International Academy of Food and Wine, de Kock joins the Granny Mouse team with a wealth of experience and knowledge, and adds a further dimension to this already award winning venue.

Hailing from East London, de Kock’s passion for pastry began at an early age, as he recalls often fuelling his creative side by playing in the kitchen, mixing up ingredients to see the resulting outcome. It was this passion for exploration, coupled with his level of perfectionism, which led de Kock into the field of pastry, where exact measurements are key to the success of any dish.

His passion for all things creative in his field has led to him specialise in a number of pastry dishes, including the very tricky traditional croquembouche, which has been his shinning glory.

When asked why he decided to join the Granny Mouse Team, de Kock commented that, “for me it was a personal challenge, as I have the opportunity to run a division on my own, and hope that I will be instrumental in providing our guests with more refined pastry dish options.”

Aside from his prowess with pastry, De Kock’s creativity extends to his hobbies, which include gardening and playing the piano.

De Kock’s presence on the Granny Mouse team will once again add to their already impressive wedding offering, in that the Hotel has the capacity to truly be a one-stop wedding venue, including wedding cake preparation for any bride.

Granny Mouse Spa introduces its new Signature Treatment!


The Granny Mouse spa situated in the gardens of the Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, have recently launched a specially designed Signature Treatment to set themselves apart.

Having recently upgraded their Spa menu, the Granny Mouse Team, managed by Camelot Spa, recently put their thinking caps on to give valued guests a taste of Granny Mouse in the form of a spa treatment.

For every guest, a signature journey awaits the moment you step through our doors. Envelop yourself in a soothing warm towel on arrival, then feel energized with an invigorating scrub using a handpicked blend of herbs and flowers, after which you will be revitalised by a detoxing Mud treatment, leaving your skin velvety and supple. To end off, experience the healing properties of Hot stones and a signature blend of essential oils, which will create complete ambiance and relaxation to start or end your stay at Granny Mouse.

With us, your wellbeing should never be altered with time, as it should always be the best part of experiencing yourself – so make the most of your stay and indulge in our new offering.

For more information contact Granny Mouse Spa on 033 234 4071.