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The best health and wellbeing retreats to start 2020

2020 is set to be a year of wellness and wellbeing retreats like we’ve never seen before. No longer a luxury few can afford to take, we know that self care is something that none of us can afford not to pay attention to. However you plan to look after yourself this year, here’s a little inspiration from some of the best health and wellbeing retreats across the UK… 


Restore, Relax and Renew Elysium Spa break at Living Well Spa at Homefield Grange, Northamptonshire 

Believing that health is at the heart of feeling good about ourselves, Homefield Grange is one of the UK’s wellbeing retreats where experiences are built on passion and personal goals. With a truly holistic sense of wellness at its core, and no lack of luxury either, it was the brainchild of naturopath Suzanne Peck, who herself experienced the life changing power of a true health retreat. 

Their Restore, Relax and Renew Elysium Spa Break is a two night spa break that’s all about deliciously enjoyable wellbeing that showcases all the best things about this beautiful retreat. From cooking demonstrations to activities that allow you to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area, the goal is to spend time connecting with a loved one, getting healthy together and learning together about how to support healthy lifestyle changes. 

Arrive on Friday afternoon for check in from 2pm and stay in either a Superior or Premier room with king or twin beds. The spa break includes dinner, bed and breakfast as well as four therapies per person including a castor oil liver pack, a Shangri La massage which includes scalp, hands and feet, a Rasul Ritual incorporating Moors Mud therapy and a steam sauna, and a Detox Booster including a hammam body scrub and a Moors Mud application. Leave at 11am on Sunday recharged, refreshed and rejuvenated.



The Silent Treatment wellbeing retreats at Ockenden Manor, West Sussex 

A luxurious Elizabethan hotel set in nine acres of Sussex countryside, the grounds of this manor house hotel are an inextricable part of what makes Ockenden Manor such a relaxing place to stay. Meanwhile, in the grounds, there is a beautiful eco-spa offering beautiful spa experiences from organic treatments to Nordic walking. 

Meanwhile, The Silent Treatment is one of their one night wellbeing retreats, including breakfast, a 90-minute Awakening Floatation Treatment including a personal consultation, a 30-minute Isopod Floatation Session, a 45-minute Five Element Hot Oil Acupressure Scalp Massage and time in the relaxation room. You also get a robe, towel and slippers provided and full use of the spa facilities.

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Your Health, Your Way wellbeing retreats at Lifehouse Spa and Hotel, Essex 

Built amongst the foundations of Thorpe Hall, the 19th century home of Lord and Lady Byng; the hotel is a fusion of contemporary design fused with the red brick of original outhouses and surrounded by 130 acres of garden. Within it, the spa is lined on one side by a glass wall - perfectly positioned to enjoy a view of the setting sun. Those visiting are in for a treat with the luxury surroundings combined with the expert knowledge of Sue Davis, the naturopath who oversees the spa experience.

The Your Health, Your Way spa break is a two night retreat including breakfast, dinner and lunch to choose from Detox and Cleanse, Weight Loss or Standard Wellness menu, fitness classes and monitoring, optional wellness treatments at discounted rates, use of a robe, towel and slippers, and full use of the facilities from 10am on day of arrival until 6pm on the day of departure.

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One Night VIP Elysium Stay for Two at Champneys Tring in Hertfordshire 

Champneys Tring is the flagship spa destination for the nationwide Champneys wellbeing retreats brand. A wellness bastion known for their luxurious and knowledgeable approach to health and wellbeing, it was founded by naturopath Stanley Lief in 1925.Today the red brick manor house continues to represent Britain’s original health spa, defining the industry and setting standards across the country. It’s here that you will find the best of holistic healing with beautiful facilities as well as luxury. After all, there’s no reason your health and wellbeing shouldn’t come with a Chauffeur-driven Bentley is there?

Their One Night VIP Elysium Stay for Two is the best of all those elements. While arrival is normally from 2pm, as VIP guests you are invited to take advantage of early check in from 1.30pm. Your spa experience begins with a personal call prior to your stay with useful pre-arrival information and to arrange any additional treatments you wish. You have full use of the resort’s facilities and classes throughout your stay including access to the VIP Lounge complete with fruit, refreshments, newspapers and magazines. You will be given a gold standard robe for use during your stay and a tote bag to keep, and get the opportunity to purchase your gold standard robe for £39 instead of the usual £49. 

In the evening you can indulge in a three course meal before retiring to your luxurious room for the evening (you may enjoy a free upgrade to a suite depending on availability). In the morning, experience a healthy breakfast buffet and use of the facilities before another buffet at lunch. During your stay you can also choose from either a 50 minute personal training session or tennis lesson for two. While check-out from your room is at 11am, you are invited to stay and enjoy everything the spa has to offer until a 4pm departure time. You will receive a 15-minute ‘Final Touch of Make-Up’ before you leave to complete your stay.

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Sleeping Beauty at Rudding Park, Yorkshire 

Surrounded by 300 acres of parkland near Harrogate, Rudding Park is a spectacularly beautiful Regency hotel that has a reputation for excellence with luxury details ranging from two golf courses to a private cinema. Meanwhile, it’s also home to a contemporary purpose built and adult-only destination spa with a celebrated rooftop spa including an oxygen pod and sunlight therapy room.

Their Sleeping Beauty Overnight Spa Break is one of their one night wellbeing retreats, including breakfast, a £42 food allowance towards dinner at Horto or Clocktower, a choice of 1 x 45 minute treatment from: Radiance Facial, Thermal Detox Wrap, Relax Foot and Head Heaven, Essential Manicure, Essential Pedicure or Gentlemen’s Hand or Foot Maintenance; robe, towel and slippers provided, use of the Escape Zone (a series of different relaxation rooms) on the day of treatment and full use of the spa facilities with indoor swimming pool, juniper log sauna, bucket shower and Roof Top Spa and Garden from 3pm on the day of arrival to 11am on the day of departure.

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Wellness Retreat at Swinton Bivouac Glamping Site, Yorkshire  

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The ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton dating back to the 1880s, Swinton Estate is a luxury castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales. Meanwhile, the spa is spacious, contemporary and luxurious, reflecting its 20,000-acre environment and Yorkshire heritage. Amidst woodland and lakes populated by fallow deer, it is a world class spa facility with a glass-edged 18 metre lap pool - perfect for wellbeing retreats.

The Wellness Retreat at Swinton Bivouac Glamping Site includes two night’s bed and breakfast in a hand built, off-grid, wooden tree lodge in a woodland setting, dinner in the cafe bistro on both nights, lunch on the 2nd day, sunrise walk, silent forest walk, campfire and reiki drumming, an energising sound bath, wind down sound bath in long barn, group refreshments, robe, towels and slippers provided and two hours use of the spa facilities at Swinton Country Club & Spa on the Monday morning of the retreat.

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