Practise mindfulness and yoga at the Sharpham Trust.



Overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, The Orange Tree Relaxation Centre and B&B has plenty to woo your soul.


Whether it’s work stress, relationship troubles, general anxiety or too much time spent scrolling on social media that you need a break from, getting some respite from life’s troubles on a wellness retreat might sound like an appealing prospect. But with many prioritising a luxurious experience over tried-and-tested methods to quieten the mind – not to mention costing a fortune – it can be easy to write off wellness holidays.

Bath is one of the world’s greatest known spa cities and was voted as the world’s favourite British spa destination by TripAdvisor. So a detox retreat in Bath for a weekend is a must.

From £750 pp for a five-night course at The Hurst in a single room, all inclusive; from £400 for a three-night retreat at The Clockhouse. Grants available (01588 640 658, arvon.org).

15 wellbeing retreats and detox breaks – for better days

One for those who like to keep their hands busy: plant-based retreats at Trill Farm are all about getting down on your hands and knees, and reconnecting with the land – whatever the season. Courses are led by academic Jonathan Code, and are inspired by his years of research in holistic science and natural philosophy.




Ideal for stressed out women looking for respite away from work or family, these two- to five-night wellbeing retreats at a comfortable converted house in the Yorkshire countryside are run by raw food chef and life coach Dr Claire Maguire. They combine life coaching, yoga and gourmet raw food to help you relax, reshape your body, work through a life issue or adopt a more positive attitude.


Thera-Sea, South Cornwall.