Lifehouse Spa & Hotel ​

5 bubble 2017
Five bubble spas will give you the whole package; an uninterrupted spa journey, tip top treatments, first rate facilities and fabulous customer service. You should not encounter any queues (it really ruins the vibe), mould in the showers or lacklustre food! Be prepared for a slice of spa luxury

Spa facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Relaxation Room
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Experience Showers
  • Plunge Pool

At a glance

  • Restaurant


    Enjoying views of the lake, the spa café, restaurant and bar areas offer a variety of meals and snacks that have been carefully designed.

  • Scenery

    Scenic Location

    There are twelve acres of listed gardens designed by Lord and Lady Byng, who bought nearby manor house Thorpe Hall in 1913.

  • Specialised treatments

    Specialist Treatments

    There are a number of specialist practitioners at Lifehouse offering shiatsu, reflexology, physiotherapy and consultations for nutrition, smoking cessation and weight loss.

  • Romantic

    Adults Only

    Ideal for couples, the spa also includes a Hidden Sanctuary which has a private pool, dual treatment room, and a sleep pod for two.
    Adult Only: This is an over-18s only venue, perfect for a grown-up getaway.

  • Wheelchair

    Accessible Spa

    Facilities include four bedrooms with disabled access and adapted bathrooms including twin and double rooms; vibrating pillows for guests with hearing problems in case of emergency; accessible changing areas in spa, and adjustable treatment beds.
    Carers are invited to accompany guests and use the facilities free of charge Monday-Thursday (spa days only).

  • Health spa

    Health Spa Venue

    It is hard to separate the hotel and the spa – they have all been designed with user friendly cohesion in mind.
    Facilities include: hydro pool, salt room, sauna, steam room, scented experience shower, plunge pool and exercise pool.


Lifehouse Spa & Hotel, Frinton Road, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex,

If driving to Lifehouse please use Sat Nav postode CO16 0JF

Spa & Leisure

The Lifehouse ethos stems from the wisdom of their resident naturopath and her specialist team, so there is a synergy between the treatments, food and therapies. Facilities, which are lined on one side by a glass wall – perfectly positioned to enjoy a view of the setting sun, include a hydro pool, salt room, sauna, steam room, scented experience shower, plunge pool and exercise pool, while on the first floor there is also a dedicated manicure and pedicure room, and a relaxation room.

The gym meanwhile focuses on the power of the body – so beside the treadmills and such there is TRX training, kettle bells and cable machines – as well as trim trails outside. Of course none of this would be complete without a few treatments, and using Carita, Decléor, Clarins, OPI, Thalgo and Spiezia products, Lifehouse showcases everything from massages and facials to reflexology, shiatsu, myotherapy, energy healing, and also consultations on nutrition, detox and weight loss.

Hotel & Accommodation

Built amongst the foundations of Thorpe Hall, the 19th century home of Lord and Lady Byng; the hotel is a fusion of ultra contemporary design fused with the red brick of original outhouses and surrounded by 130 acres of garden. The rooms themselves are unequivocally modern – invariably looking out onto the gardens.

There is a main Lifehouse restaurant, the spa café, and a bar area – all of which look out onto the character defining gardens complete with fruit trees and a lily-filled lake; and while nutrition is considered with health in mind, it is not to the detriment of taste and there is no pressure to eschew indulgence. Cocktails, desserts – it’s all available, and it’s all fresh, and if you so choose – in keeping with your spa package as well.