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We could all do with a break. Not an extra hour at lunch, but a real, restorative getaway in nature that leaves you completely recharged. And, we think we might have found it. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Essex, this eco-friendly wellness retreat is a breath of fresh air. Get your blood pumping with yoga and pilates classes, and experience full mind and body relaxation with a range of soothing spa treatments. There’s an outdoor Finnish sauna as well! You’ll also be able to restore balance to your diet with organic, plant-based meals. 
Suitable for beginner practitioners
Yoga, pilates, and other fitness classes
Organic, plant-based meals
Essex countryside, one hour from London
Outdoor Finnish sauna
Spa offering massage, facials, and scrubs
Detox diet
Vegan cooking classes
Achieve your peak physical health at this wellness retreat in the green, rolling hills of Essex, just a short train ride away from London. Leave the stress of urban life behind,  immerse yourself in the fresh air of the countryside, and dive into a full mind and body detox. Spend your days taking yoga, pilates, and other fitness classes in a room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, allowing for ample natural light. Unwind at the spa with facials, body wraps, and deep tissue massage, and nourish with healthy juices and plant-based, nutrient-rich meals. By the end of the retreat, your body and mind will be back on track.
Reconnect with yourself: get fit, transform your diet, and discover a fresh sense of wellness at The Glass House Retreat, a purpose-built detox and wellness retreat amongst Essex fields, less than an hour from Central London. With expert support, progressive fitness facilities and classes, cryotherapy, spa treatments, and plant-based diets and juicing, you can make a positive change quickly. At The Glass House, it’s your time to de-stress, focusing only on your health and wellbeing.

Accommodation

Caters for organic, vegetarian, raw, and vegan diets
Eco-friendly build
Swimming pool
Modern, private rooms
Dermalux and Lipofirm technology
Spa
Gym
Health consultant
The Glass House is located less than an hour from central London, tucked away in a lush green space among the quiet countryside. Stay in private, modern rooms and enjoy wholesome, plant-based meals in a communal dining area. The eco-friendly venue uses solar panels and boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a swimming pool, fitness studio, gym, lounge, and spa with a sauna and steam room.
The Glass House Retreat is close to London, but it’s a different world. No car fumes, noise, or city sprawl. The Glass House is nestled in seven acres of rolling countryside.

With gentle hills, green fields and an abundance of wildlife. You'll be rinsing yourself of the urban, the hectic, and re-joining the natural.

Your stay at The Glass House is as much a mental detox as a physical one.

The Glass House Retreat has comfy, modern rooms, where you can contemplate, relax, and sleep deeply - fully recharging yourself.

Want a break from the never-ending smartphone ping? Glass House Retreat has digital detox safes. If not, they also have free high-speed internet.

Fancy a quenching herbal tea? You’ll find a selection in your room.

Also, if you’re not too Zen from your spa treatments, the en-suites are stocked with vegan and eco-friendly Anyah Eco Spa products, providing deep cleansing, moisturizing, skin protection.

For this package, you can choose one of the following room options:
  • Superior king
  • Superior double
  • Premiere double

Food
Cleanse away life’s impurities and start again, totally renewed. Glass House Retreat's low-cholesterol plant-based diets help balance your nutrition, aid your digestion, and are great for your heart.

The Glass House offers a pure detox and weight loss experience. No junk food - just seasonal fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains - local, fresh, and delivered daily. Their first choice is organic too.

The plant-based diets and juices are rich in vitamins and minerals, high in fibre, healthy, and largely unprocessed. They’re what your body craves. Everything is natural and clean, from herbal teas to sparkling water.

With the specially designed plant-based diets, fitness classes and specialist packages - you can lose weight, get healthy, and find happiness that’s yours to keep.

The diets
Equilibrium
The equilibrium diet includes three plant-based raw food meals a day and is engineered for a less intense weight loss diet designed for bio-equilibrium that is healthy, relaxed and detoxifying.

Juice
While Glass House Retreat always advocates healthy weight loss, if you are looking for a more intense diet then you could try their pure juicing diet. It offers vitamin and mineral-rich juice for breakfast and lunch and a plant-based raw food meal for dinner, so you won’t go hungry. The diet is for the more committed but healthy, effective, and cleansing for your body and mind.

Weight loss
If you’re new to plant-based raw food then this is the healthy weight loss diet for you. It’s Glass House Retreat's introduction to the world of raw food with three plant-based raw food meals a day. Enjoy a healthy, effective, and detoxifying experience.
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Superior Double Room
Two double beds
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Premier Double Room
Two king-size beds
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Superior King Room
Super king-size bed
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Premier Double Room- Accesible
Two king-size beds
Prices are based on a 2-night stay. Further discounts apply for longer stays, with spa vouchers and cryotherapy sessions included. Enquire for more details
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Program

The program each day is flexible and amenable to individual preferences, as there are many different fitness classes on offer. Each day starts with a morning walk, followed by pilates, yoga and meditation, toning, stretching, and aqua workouts. There is ample free time to book a consultation with the health specialist, indulge in spa treatments, or explore the expansive acreage surrounding the Glass House.

A typical day:
7am
Rise and shine
7.30am
Hot water and fresh lemon
7.45am
Hour-long countryside walk
9am
Breakfast
10-1pm

Exercise classes, free time, spa treatments
11-12pm 
Psyllium Husk Beverage
12:40-1pm
Mindfulness Class in The Dome
1pm
Lunch
2-5.30pm
 
Exercise classes, free time, spa treatments
3-3.30pm
Ask the Spa
4-4.30pm
Plant based food cooking demonstration
5-5.30pm
Mindfulness Class in The Dome
4.30-7pm
Free time
7pm
Dinner
8pm (or 6.15pm)
Sunset Experience - Front Field
The Glass House is not here to preach or bark orders at you. The Glass House is what you make it.

If you feel like a personal training session rather than a group class, that is fine. If you feel like staying in the pool, no problem. Simply inquire during your stay.

The Glass House does recommend their set programs, so you can achieve the best results for yourself but, it is up to you!

You will alternate different schedules between days, and you will have lots of free time for your pre-booked spa treatments.

Before breakfast, the house will arrange an hour-long countryside walk, there is nothing better to fire up your metabolism and ready you for the day. You will feel brilliant!

Sample Day: 
  • 07:00 Rise and shine
  • 07:30 Hot water and fresh lemon
  • 07:45 Hour-long countryside walk
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Exercise classes. free time, spa treatments
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Exercise classes. free time, spa treatments
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Plant-based food cooking demonstration
  • 16:00 - 19:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening Entertainment (Mon-Fri)

Standard class rota (subject to change)
Monday
  • 07:45 - 08:45 Morning walk
  • 10:30 - 11:00 GHR fit
  • 11:00 - 12:00 GHR Pilates
  • 14:15 - 14:45 GHR toning
  • 15:00 - 16:00 GHR yoga

Tuesday
  • 07:45 - 08:45 Morning walk
  • 10:15 - 10:45 GHR BoxFit
  • 11:00 - 12:00 GHR Pilates
  • 14:15 - 14:45 GHR weights
  • 15:00 - 15:45 GHR stretch

Wednesday
  • 07:45 - 08:45 Morning walk
  • 10:15 - 10:45 GHR toning
  • 11:00 - 12:00 GHR Pilates
  • 14:15 - 14:45 GHR fit
  • 15:00 - 4:00 GHR stretch

Thursday 
  • 07:45 - 8:45 Morning walk
  • 10:30 - 11:00 GHR weights
  • 11:00 - 12:00 GHR yoga
  • 14:15 - 14:45 GHR BoxFit
  • 15:00 - 16:00 GHR yoga, meditation, and mindfulness

Friday
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Morning walk
  • 11:00 - 12:00 GHR Pilates
  • 12:15 - 12:45 GHR fit
  • 14:15 - 15:00 GHR yoga, meditation, and mindfulness
  • 15:15 - 16:00 GHR aqua

Saturday
  • 07:45 - 08:45 Morning walk
  • 10:30 - 11:00 GHR BoxFit
  • 11:30 - 12:15 GHR aqua
  • 14:15 - 14:45 GHR weights
  • 15:30 - 16:00 GHR stretch

Sunday
  • 07:45 - 08:45 Morning walk
  • 10:30 - 11:00 GHR toning
  • 11:00 - 12:00 GHR yoga and mindfulness
  • 14:15 - 15:00 GHR aqua
  • 15:30 - 16:00 GHR stretch

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 30 days in advance for a 100% refund

Changes

Change your dates up to 30 days in advance

Covid

Free reschedule to later retreat if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
Prices are based on a 2-night stay. Further discounts apply for longer stays, with spa vouchers and cryotherapy sessions included. Enquire for more details
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