Complete Health & Fitness Retreat in the UK
The Glass House is more than a retreat, it’s a concept. It’s the sharing of a healthier, fitter, and more in tune way of being. Here you’ll find all the facilities you need to get fit, detox, and chill out.
Swimming is considered the perfect full body workout.
Even a gentle breaststroke could burn a couple of hundred calories in just 30 minutes. Not only this, but the sensation and gentle lift of water calms you.
Swimming is easily one of the best ways to be healthy in your body and mind.
Our heated leisure pool is an ideal place for you to unwind after a session in our fitness studio or fully loaded gym.
We also have a separate steam room and a separate Scandinavian style salt block sauna, for detoxing, loosening muscles, improving respiration, lowering blood pressure and promoting healthier skin.
Open 8am - 7pm
In our custom-made Wellness Dome, guests can benefit from the healing power of being in the outdoors, in the comfort of a geodesic dome.
We offer mindfulness classes in the Dome each day, taking guests through mindfulness meditation. We offer a series of interactive workshops that guests can attend as follows:
- Self-Care Yoga (a self-massage yoga class)
- Intro to Ayurveda
- Sleep and Relaxation
- Intro to Chakras
- Preventative Health workshop
In addition to this, we have a new evening entertainment schedule:
- Stretch & Detox Yoga in the studio
- Hypnosis & Relaxation in the studio
- Yin Yoga in the studio
- Aromatherapy in the lounge
- Mantra Meditation in the studio
Our natural swimming pond complements our beautiful surroundings and nature's playground perfectly. The pond water is cleaned naturally, without the need for harmful chemicals, so it's soft on your skin, and kinder for wildlife. Experience a wild swim as though in a freshwater river or lake, but without the muddy feet.
Both refreshing for an idle dip on a summer's day, and invigorating in cooler weather. The pond will give you a dose of feel-good endorphins that will long outlast your swim. Afterwards, stretch out on a nearby sun lounger or unwind in the outdoor sauna.
Reconnect with nature in our naturally-heated Finnish sauna. Stirring something deep inside us, a sauna's appeal is like gazing into a roaring fire. The gentle heat and the warm scent of wood panels invoke an ancient human feeling of well being.
Your muscles are gently coaxed into relaxation, while you breathe deep and let go of stress. It is the perfect way to let go of tensions you've carried, even unconsciously.The experience is completed by beautiful views of the Essex countryside or a cold-water dip in the Natural Swimming Pond for a full health benefits.
Large, full of natural light, with a sprung floor—our fitness studio is a safe, professional, and positive exercise space. The Glass House is about lifestyle change, but we’re not a bootcamp.
If you want less intense classes, we have them. Likewise, if you want endurance training, we have that too. It’s about personalising your journey, so you get the utmost from your stay.
You can focus on your cardio, core strength, balance, flexibility, endurance or mix it up. Plus, all our equipment is state of the art, optimised to give you the best possible results.
We have everything, from treadmills, to larger multi-use fitness equipment.
Don’t worry if you’re new to using a gym, one of our welcoming and knowledgeable wellness specialists will show you the ropes.
Open 8am - 7pm
The Glass House Listening Room is a safe space for you to talk to a member of our wellness team about issues you may be experiencing. We operate a non-judgmental service where you're free to be open and explore your thoughts and feeling. Talking through issues that are weighing us down, no matter how seemly small, can open us up to new experiences and opportunities, and there are plenty of those to enjoy at Glass House Retreat.
Experience a free 30 minute session per person, per stay with extra sessions available on request.
Our Holistic Studio is ready to take you to new heights. Combine the art of movement with athletic skills with our Ariel Yoga classes that aim to improve flexibility, balance, strength and mental wellbeing.
From the living roof to moss walls, the Holistic Studio brings nature, wellbeing and exercise together for spa day and spa break guests to enjoy.
The Glass House, from the moment of imagining, was about your wellness. Our spa is purpose built, with twelve treatment rooms. You should never compete to relax.
Each room is a private Eden, with its own music speakers for a unique ambiance, one carefully synchronised with your treatments.
No one need go it alone. On your wellness journey you’ll be part of a Glass House community of likeminded people, making a healthy lifestyle change.
We’ve created an easy-going atmosphere where guests can support one another in reaching their goals.
Our large communal lounge has comfy seating and a 75-inch flat screen TV, for some end of day escapism and a chat. Perhaps you’ll make some friends for life.