Glass House Retreat | Wellbeing Escapes

Glass House Retreat

Bulphan, Essex, United Kingdom

Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat
Glass House Retreat

Overview

Glass House Retreat is the UK’s first purpose-built detox and wellness eco-friendly retreat. Built from scratch, it’s located among seven acres of lush Essex countryside and it's only 30 minutes from London so ideal for a quick getaway from city life.  It exists to help you live a healthier, fitter and a more relaxed life.  Come here to expect a mix of top fitness facilities and classes, spa treatments and healthy plant-based nutrition. As it's a small retreat, there is a really friendly atmosphere and it's great for solo travellers looking to be with like-minded people. 


When to go

5
Jan
6
Feb
7
Mar
11
Apr
14
May
20
Jun
24
Jul
25
Aug
22
Sep
18
Oct
13
Nov
6
Dec

What we love

  • The building itself is an eco-friendly build with solar panels, a ground source heat pump and rain water recycling technology 
  • The delicious plant-based meals created by head chef Miguel and his team – expect exciting, nutritious and calorie-controlled meals 
  • If you want to avoid all technology, there are digital detox safes available to lock your phone away!

Who should go

  • If you want to detox or loose some weight, the retreat is highly motivating and you'll be guided by the expert team
  • Solo travellers who would like to be in a fun and motivating group environment 
  • Those wanting to escape the city to the beautiful countryside.  

Offers

  • 1 FREE Cryotherapy or Dermalux facial (30 minutes) per person
  • Repeat client discount - ask us for more details
Have a question?
This hotel is not fully available from 24/12/2021 until 04/01/2022. Please email or call us on +44 (0)20 3735 7555 to find our more details about availability.

Detox to Purify Retreat

In the modern world, we fuel ourselves with caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and convenience food. Any quick fix to help us through our days and nights. This leaves us feeling anxious, foggy headed, and tired. Detoxing at the Glass House will give your body a refreshing reprieve. Depending on your body needs chose between super healthy plant based food or juice detox diet.
The Programme

  • Cryotherapy session - number of sessions depends on your length of stay *
  • Spa voucher per person to spend on treatments - value depends on your length of stay *
  • Healthy plant based food, free from sugar, caffeine, dairy & alcohol OR juicing detox diet OR weight loss menu (retreat starts with dinner on your day of arrival, finishes with breakfast on your day of departure, meal plans are interchangeable)
  • Cleansing herbal teas throughout the day
  • Morning countryside walks
  • Daily food demonstrations from in-house chefs
  • Access to lounge, swimming pool, steam room & sauna
  • Access to outdoor natural swimming pond & barrel sauna
  • Access to state-of-the-art fully equipped gym
  • Access to 4 daily group classes such as yoga, Pilates, Circuit, Aqua aerobics, outdoor fitness classes, HIIT
  • Mobile phone safe for a complete digital detox (if needed)
  • Complimentary Glass House Retreat logo water bottles


* Spa Voucher amount and number of Lifecube sessions in package:

2 nights retreat: £60 spa voucher per person & 1 Lifecube session per person

4 nights retreat: £80 spa voucher per person & 1 Lifecube session per person

5 nights retreat: £100 spa voucher per person & 1 Lifecube session per person

6 nights retreat: £120 spa voucher per person & 2 Lifecube session per person

7 nights retreat: £140 spa voucher per person & 2 Lifecube session per person

10 nights retreat: £200 spa voucher per person & 3 Lifecube session per person

12 nights retreat: £240 spa voucher per person & 4 Lifecube session per person

14 nights retreat: £280 spa voucher per person & 4 Lifecube session per person


Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • 1 FREE Cryotherapy or Dermalux facial  (30 minutes) per person


  • Price from - based on Superior Restrictive View room:

- 2 nights retreat from £428 per person sharing / £535 single 

- 4 nights retreat from £830 per person sharing / £1,040 single 

- 5 nights retreat from £1,000 per person sharing / £1,250 single 

- 6 nights retreat from £1,175 per person sharing / £1,470 single 

- 7 nights retreat from £1,315 per person sharing / £1,640 single 


Love My Body Retreat

How you feel about your body is a personal journey and we are often our own worst critics. With our supportive environment, heathy plant based food, inclusive fitness classes and state-of-the art, results-driven treatments, you can find body confidence. Getting in shape is all about diet and exercise. Here at the Glass House Retreat we have the trainers, facilities, and detox plans to help you accelerate to where you want to be.
The Programme

  • Cryotherapy session (can burn 300 – 800 calories, improves skins appearance, increases endorphins)- number of sessions depends on your length of stay *
  • Spa voucher per person to spend on treatments - value depends on your length of stay *
  • Morning countryside walks
  • Access to 4 daily group classes such as yoga, Pilates, Circuit, Aqua aerobics, outdoor fitness classes, HIIT
  • Access to lounge, swimming pool, steam room & sauna
  • Access to outdoor natural swimming pond & barrel sauna
  • Access to state-of-the-art fully equipped gym
  • Healthy plant based food, free from sugar, caffeine, dairy & alcohol OR juicing detox diet OR Weight loss menu (retreat starts with dinner on your day of arrival, finishes with breakfast on your day of departure, meal plans are interchangeable)
  • Variety of organic herbal teas
  • Complimentary Glass House water bottle & bag
  • Mobile phone safe for a complete digital detox (if needed)

* Spa Voucher amount and number of Cryotherapy sessions in package:

2 nights retreat: £60 spa voucher per person & 1 Cryotherapy session per person

4 nights retreat: £80 spa voucher per person & 1 Cryotherapy session per person

5 nights retreat: £100 spa voucher per person & 1 Cryotherapy session per person

6 nights retreat: £120 spa voucher per person & 2 Cryotherapy session per person

7 nights retreat: £140 spa voucher per person & 2 Cryotherapy session per person

10 nights retreat: £200 spa voucher per person & 3 Cryotherapy session per person

12 nights retreat: £240 spa voucher per person & 4 Cryotherapy session per person

14 nights retreat: £280 spa voucher per person & 4 Cryotherapy session per person


Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • 1 FREE Cryotherapy or Dermalux facial (30 minutes) per person


  • Price from - based on Superior Restrictive View room:

- 2 nights retreat from £428 per person sharing / £535 single

- 4 nights retreat from £830 per person sharing / £1,040 single

- 5 nights retreat from £1,000 per person sharing / £1,250 single

- 6 nights retreat from £1,175 per person sharing / £1,470 single

- 7 nights retreat from £1,315 per person sharing / £1,640 single


Time to Breathe Retreat

Life is simpler when the tension has melted. Our Time to Breathe break is a pause button for your busy life—a moment just for you—to focus on your physical and mental wellness. With our specialist break you can completely destress with blissful massages, feel euphoric with exercise, and learn to take care of your mind.
The Programme

  • Cryotherapy session (Reduces Stress and Anxiety) - number of sessions depends on your length of stay *
  • Spa voucher per person to spend on treatments - value depends on your length of stay *
  • Mindful Yoga
  • Guided Relaxation
  • Mental wellbeing sessions in ''The Dome''
  • Guided hypnoses & Relaxion Workshop (Tuesday nights)
  • Breathing Workshop (Monday nights)
  • Access to lounge, swimming pool, steam room & sauna
  • Access to outdoor natural swimming pond & barrel sauna
  • Access to state-of-the-art fully equipped gym
  • Access to 4 daily group classes such as yoga, Pilates, Circuit, Aqua aerobics, outdoor fitness classes, HIIT
  • Healthy plant based food, free from sugar, caffeine, dairy & alcohol OR juicing detox diet OR Weight loss menu (retreat starts with dinner on your day of arrival, finishes with breakfast on your day of departure, meal plans are interchangeable)
  • Variety of organic herbal teas
  • Complimentary Glass House water bottle & bag
  • Mobile phone safe for a complete digital detox (if needed)


* Spa Voucher amount and number of Cryotherapy sessions in package:

2 nights retreat: £60 spa voucher per person & 1 Cryotherapy session per person

4 nights retreat: £80 spa voucher per person & 1 Cryotherapy session per person

5 nights retreat: £100 spa voucher per person & 1 Cryotherapy session per person

6 nights retreat: £120 spa voucher per person & 2 Cryotherapy session per person

7 nights retreat: £140 spa voucher per person & 2 Cryotherapy session per person

10 nights retreat: £200 spa voucher per person & 3 Cryotherapy session per person

12 nights retreat: £240 spa voucher per person & 4 Cryotherapy session per person

14 nights retreat: £280 spa voucher per person & 4 Cryotherapy session per person

Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • 1 FREE Cryotherapy or Dermalux facial (30 minutes) per person


  • Price from - based on Superior Restrictive View room:

- 2 nights retreat from £428 per person sharing / £535 single

- 4 nights retreat from £830 per person sharing / £1,040 single

- 5 nights retreat from £1,000 per person sharing / £1,250 single

- 6 nights retreat from £1,175 per person sharing / £1,470 single

- 7 nights retreat from £1,315 per person sharing / £1,640 single


Classic Retreat

This classic stay give you all Glasshouse Retreat has to offer! Participate in any group fitness, yoga and mindfulness classes you wish, tuck into delicious plant based food, opt for a juicing to detoxify your body or go for weight loss menu if you need to lose a couple of inches. Lifecube (cryochamber) session will support your wellbeing journey and spa credit voucher will allow you to build a perfect stay for you!
The Programme
  • Cryotherapy session - number of sessions depends on your length of stay *
  • Spa voucher per person to spend on treatments - value depends on your length of stay *
  • Practitioner check in and consultation
  • Check out with a state of art body composition analysis
  • Motivational talks and/or evening activates
  • Healthy plant based food, free from sugar, caffeine, dairy & alcohol OR juicing detox diet OR Weight loss menu (retreat starts with dinner on your day of arrival, finishes with breakfast on your day of departure, meal plans are interchangeable)
  • Variety of organic herbal teas
  • Access to lounge, swimming pool, steam room & sauna
  • Access to outdoor natural swimming pond & barrel sauna
  • Access to state-of-the-art fully equipped gym
  • Access to 4 daily group classes such as yoga, Pilates, Circuit, Aqua aerobics, outdoor fitness classes, HIIT
  • Mobile phone safe for a complete digital detox (if needed)
  • Complimentary Glass House Retreat logo water bottles
  • My life, my journey journal - Recipe ideas, after care and ways to continue your healthy journey

* Spa Voucher amount and number of Cryotherapy sessions in package: 

2 nights retreat: £60 spa voucher per person &  1 Cryotherapy session per person

4 nights retreat: £80 spa voucher per person & 1 Cryotherapy session per person

5 nights retreat: £100 spa voucher per person & 1 Cryotherapy session per person

6 nights retreat: £120 spa voucher per person & 2 Cryotherapy session per person

7 nights retreat: £140 spa voucher per person & 2 Cryotherapy session per person

10 nights retreat: £200 spa voucher per person & 3 Cryotherapy session per person

12 nights retreat: £240 spa voucher per person & 4 Cryotherapy session per person

14 nights retreat: £280 spa voucher per person & 4 Cryotherapy session per person


Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • 1 FREE Cryotherapy or Dermalux facial (30 minutes) per person


  • Price from - based on Superior Restrictive View room:

- 2 nights retreat from £428 per person sharing / £535 single

- 4 nights retreat from £830 per person sharing / £1,040 single

- 5 nights retreat from £1,000 per person sharing / £1,250 single

- 6 nights retreat from £1,175 per person sharing / £1,470 single

- 7 nights retreat from £1,315 per person sharing / £1,640 single


My Mindful Life Retreat

Totally let go, learn to find calm, allow your body what it needs. Gift yourself a positive lifestyle change. Relax with our blissful Elemis spa treatments. Rebuild with our diverse fitness classes. Replenish with our expert vegan nutrition.
The Programme
  • Cryotherapy session (for regeneration)- number of sessions depends on your length of stay *
  • Spa voucher per person to spend on treatments - value depends on your length of stay *
  • Peaceful countryside strolls
  • Valuable wellness talks
  • Mindful eating & vegan food demos
  • Mental wellbeing sessions in ''The Dome''
  • Access to lounge, swimming pool, steam room & sauna
  • Access to outdoor natural swimming pond & barrel sauna
  • Access to state-of-the-art fully equipped gym
  • Access to 4 daily group classes such as yoga, Pilates, Circuit, Aqua aerobics, outdoor fitness classes, HIIT
  • Healthy plant based food, free from sugar, caffeine, dairy & alcohol OR juicing detox diet OR Weight loss menu (retreat starts with dinner on your day of arrival, finishes with breakfast on your day of departure, meal plans are interchangeable)
  • Variety of organic herbal teas
  • Mobile phone safe for a complete digital detox (if needed)
  • Complimentary Glass House water bottle & bag

* Spa Voucher amount and number of Cryotherapy sessions in package:

2 nights retreat: £60 spa voucher per person & 1 Cryotherapy session per person

4 nights retreat: £80 spa voucher per person & 1 Cryotherapy session per person

5 nights retreat: £100 spa voucher per person & 1 Cryotherapy session per person

6 nights retreat: £120 spa voucher per person & 2 Cryotherapy session per person

7 nights retreat: £140 spa voucher per person & 2 Cryotherapy session per person

10 nights retreat: £200 spa voucher per person & 3 Cryotherapy session per person

12 nights retreat: £240 spa voucher per person & 4 Cryotherapy session per person

14 nights retreat: £280 spa voucher per person & 4 Cryotherapy session per person


Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • 1 FREE Cryotherapy or Dermalux facial (30 minutes) per person


  • Price from - based on Superior Restrictive View room:

- 2 nights retreat from £428 per person sharing / £535 single

- 4 nights retreat from £830 per person sharing / £1,040 single

- 5 nights retreat from £1,000 per person sharing / £1,250 single

- 6 nights retreat from £1,175 per person sharing / £1,470 single

- 7 nights retreat from £1,315 per person sharing / £1,640 single


Wellness

Wellness is integrated into everything at this retreat. The philosophy here is to help you lead a heathier lifestyle. You can experience Cryotherapy here which is a ground breaking treatment which soothes muscular injuries, aids weight-loss and improves overall wellness.  

Glasshouse is offering 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 nights or longer retreats. Each retreat includes a cryotherapy session and a spa credit (value depends on your length of stay) to use as per your liking so you can build a retreat that is perfect for you! Apart from getting treatments you can join Glasshouse's group fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, different cardio training or morning walks. There is something for everyone. 

Facilities include heated swimming pool, fitness studio, fully equipped gym, salt block sauna, relaxation lounge, 8 treatment rooms, a cryo chamber.  In summer 2021 Glasshouse introduced new outdoor facilities especially designed for wellness programmes including natural swimming pond, warming Finnish sauna and wellness dome which hosts talks or midday mindfulness classes. Team also runs bootcamp style classes outdoors. 

* Please note that hotel is closed from 24 December to 4 January *

Example treatments at Glass House Retreat
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Hydrotherm massage 
  • Swedish massage  
  • Lime and ginger salt scrub  
  • Detox wrap 
  • Anti-Blemish mattify and calm facial  

Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Countryside walk 
  • Plant-based demonstration  
  • Relax in the communal lounge which has comfy seats and a flat screen TV – it’s the perfect place to relax at the end of the day  

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Explore the beautiful surrounding countryside 

Typical Group Classes

  • Meditation 
  • Yoga  
  • Pilates 
  • Aerobics 
  • Water Aerobics  
  • Boxercise 
  • Circuit training 
  • TRX 

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

There are 21 rooms in total including 10 premier and 10 superior rooms. There are also a few disabled access rooms. They are comfortable and modern and many have countryside views. There is complimentary wi-fi available but if you want to avoid your phone, there are digital detox safes available to help you fully re-charge. 



Restrictive View Room
The Superior Rooms with a restrictive view have the frosted glass windows. 


They have either a double bed or two double beds.   


They have a private shower room. 


Facilities include smart 49-inch flat screen TV, herbal teas, vegan and eco-friendly toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi.  

Superior Room

The Superior Rooms are 26 m2 and can accommodate up to 2 people.  

They have either a double bed or two double beds.   

They have a private shower room. 

Facilities include smart 49-inch flat screen TV, herbal teas, vegan and eco-friendly toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi.  

Premier Room

The Premier room is 35 sqm and can accommodate up to 2 people. 

They have either a double bed or two double beds.   

They have a private en-suite with a bath and overhead shower or walk-in shower.  

Facilities include smart 49-inch flat screen TV, herbal teas, vegan and eco-friendly toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi.  

What’s on the menu

Overseen by Miguel Gouveia, a plant-based pioneer who has been passionate about food since his childhood having grown up on the Atlantic island of Madeira. He’s at the forefront of a healthy living revolution and the meals really reflect this. The Glass House offers a pure detox and weight-loss experience. You can expect fresh and seasonal produce including fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. The food is local and delivered daily so you can expect high quality. The low-cholesterol plant-based diets help to balance nutrition, aid digestion and are great for your heart. Everything is natural and clean. You will dine in the communal dining area where you can catch up with your fellow guests. 
Communal Dining Area
Communal Dining Area
You can choose from weight loss menu (designed for slimming), pure juicing diet (juice for breakfast and lunch and plant based meal for dinner) or equilibrium diet (designed for bio-equilibrium if detox or weight loss is not your priority)

Location

The Glass House Retreat is less than one hour from London and set among seven acres of lush Essex countryside in Bulphan. It’s rurally located so perfect if you want no distractions and want to immerse yourself in fresh country air.

By car

From the North: 

If you are coming to the Glass House Retreat from the North on the M25, get off at junction 29 to go on to the A127 towards Southend. Head to Bulphan turning right on to the A128 and taking the 3rd exit of the roundabout. Turn right on to Church Road leading on to Fen Lane. The retreat is on the corner of Harrow Road and Fen Lane on the left-hand side. 

From the South:  

If you are coming to the Glass House Retreat from the South or the centre of London get off at junction 31 of the M25 to go on to the A13 towards Southend or take the A13 out of central London. Head to Bulphan turning left on to the A128 at the roundabout. Turn left in the centre of Bulphan on to Church Road leading on to Fen Lane. The retreat is on Fen Lane on the corner of Harrow Road and Fen Lane on the left-hand side.  

Arriving by Train

The nearest train station is West Horndon. You can get a train from London Fenchurch Street Station directly to West Horndon and it takes approximately 30 minutes. There is a taxi rank at the station and from here it's a 5 minute drive to the retreat costing approximately £5. 

Families, Children & Infants

This retreat is adults only. Minimum age is 18 years. 

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