Our favourite relaxing retreats are dedicated to helping us stop, switch off and have a deep, deep rest. Whether we’re facing burnout, or we’ve had a tough time at work or in our relationships, these retreats will take us under their wings and let us rest, chill, cosy up and just be.
Dorset - Middle Piccadilly
Middle Piccadilly in Dorset in England is a peaceful, relaxed retreat where you can kick back and recharge your batteries. Based in a 17th century thatched cottage with outhouses surrounded by rolling countryside, this retreat offers relaxing and detox breaks that include yoga and healing therapies and treatments.
Wales - The Coach House Retreat
In Wales, we recommend The Coach House Retreat. Tucked away down a little lane among stunning countryside, this is a bright, peaceful space where you can experience private sessions of yoga and Buddhist mindfulness, reconnect with nature in the wild Welsh hills, book a massage or just relax on the patio and drink in the stunning landscapes.
Austria - The Original FX Mayr Health Centre
For a more medical approach to de-stressing, consider The Original FX Mayr Health Centre in Austria, which offers The Mayr Cure to reset your digestion. As well as being cared for by qualified professionals, you can take daily hikes through the breath-taking surrounding forests, go swimming or just chill out and sunbathe.
Greece - Euphoria Retreat
If relaxing in a spa is your idea of de-stressing, then Euphoria Retreat on the Peloponnese on the Greek mainland is the place for you. Looking out over the plains of Sparta, this holistic spa offers wellbeing programmes which include de-stress, detox, fitness and weight loss options as well as Feel Alive Again, a post-Covid recovery programme.
Spain - Casa Ana
In our Spanish collection, we have Casa Ana, a gorgeous, low-key retreat in the Alpujarra mountains in Andalusia. Try one of their writing, creative, walking or yoga retreats and relax, eat healthily and book treatments with an excellent local massage therapist. Most of the time, all you’ll hear is the rush of a distant river and birdsong.