Rest and recuperation
Take some time to recharge at these new springtime wellness retreats
Yoga in the Lake District, cosying up in a Devonshire chalet or pampering in Plymouth, enjoy a thoroughly rejuvenating experience at one of these new wellness retreat openings.
Don your yoga gear and dust off those winter cobwebs with a spot of the downward dog at Annie Clarke’s fitness and yoga haven. Situated in the Lake District’s Brimstone Hotel guests will be able to soak up their stunning surrounds of lakes, forests and mountains while participating in pre-breakfast and candlelit evening yoga classes. Annie Clarke, personal trainer and founder of wellness blog Mind Body Bowl, will lead classes making sure guests are left feeling energised and refreshed before they tuck into bespoke menus. Gluten, dairy meat and refined sugar free three course dinners and superfood hot chocolates will ensure guests head to their luxurious hotel rooms content and ready to return to reality with a healthier outlook.
Prices start at £775, thewellconnected.co.uk
Made from locally sourced straw and hemp Yeotown’s new eco suites in rural North Devon are designed around a mountain lodge aesthetic and are clad with 100-year-old Kentucky Oak to create a cosy home away from home. Kitted out with antique furniture, smooth stone baths and double-sided fireplaces these hideaways are perfect for escaping the daily grind. The pierce de resistance are guests own special meditation pods where they can switch off completely and enjoy views across open fields and watch the wildlife wandering around the retreat. Running alongside the suites is the award winning Yeotox health and fitness programme which includes five days of coastal hiking, cooking sessions and deep tissue massages. Sign us up.
Prices cost £1870 with dates to be announced soon, yeotown.com
After five years of planning 2016’s largest spa opening, a £6million development on the site of Plymouth’s historic 16th century Boringdon Hall Hotel, Gaia Spa is complete. A whole host of spa facilities and treatments will be available to guests including 12 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pool, crystal steam room and Balneotherapy suite to boot. In addition a state of the art gym, complete with personal trainers and a ‘Spatisserie’ offering nutritious dining options will help guests focus on their wellbeing in a decadent, self-indulgent environment.
Breaks from £349, gaiaboringdon.co.uk
The Welsh harbour side village of Aberdyfi is the ideal setting for Seacotherapy - a holistic experience that draws on the healing nature of the ocean to help provide balance and ultimately improve wellbeing. A combination of chilled pilates and meditation are held along the coastline before guests can take a dip and try their hand at paddle boarding. As well as physical activities there is also the option of attending a talk on achieving balance, focusing on healthy living, managing sleep and stress and maintaining a happy work life balance.
£350 for three nights, seacotherapy.co.uk