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

Overview

** Retreat is reopening on 25th July, sauna and steam room is closed until further notice **

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

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Jan
6
Feb
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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.  

Have a question?

Offers

  • 1 FREE Cryotherapy or Dermalux facial (30 minutes) per person

2 Day Retreat

2 day retreat with activities, deliciously healthy meals, 4 daily group classes and much much more. This programme will give you spa voucher of £60 so you can choose your preferred spa treatments.


Price from £538 for single use room

Price from £430 per person in double/twin room 

The Programme

  • 1 Lifecube session
  • Spa voucher worth £60 per person to spend on treatments
  • Practitioner check in and consultation
  • Check out with a state of art body composition analysis
  • Motivational talks and/or evening activates 
  • Full board meals (with 3 diet plans to choose from)
  • Variety of organic herbal teas
  • Full use of our luxury state-of-art facilities including swimming pool, exercise studio and Himalayan salt block sauna
  • Access to 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
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • 1 FREE Cryotherapy or Dermalux facial  (30 minutes) per person

4 Day Retreat

4 day retreat with activities, deliciously healthy meals, 4 daily group classes and much much more. This programme will give you spa voucher of £80 so you can choose your preferred spa treatments.


Price from £1,035 for single use room

Price from £830 per person in double/twin room 

The Programme
  • 1 Lifecube session 
  • Spa voucher worth £80 per person to spend on treatments
  • Practitioner check in and consultation
  • Check out with a state of art body composition analysis
  • Motivational talks and/or evening activates
  • Full board meals (with 3 diet plans to choose from)
  • Variety of organic herbal teas
  • Full use of our luxury state-of-art facilities including swimming pool, exercise studio and Himalayan salt block sauna
  • Access to 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


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

5 Day Retreat

5 day retreat with activities, deliciously healthy meals, 4 daily group classes and much much more. This programme will give you spa voucher of £100 so you can choose your preferred spa treatments.


Price from £1,250 for single use room

Price from £1,000 per person in double/twin room 

The Programme

  • 1 Lifecube session
  • Spa voucher worth £100 per person to spend on treatments
  • Practitioner check in and consultation
  • Check out with a state of art body composition analysis
  • Motivational talks and/or evening activates
  • Full board meals (with 3 diet plans to choose from)
  • Variety of organic herbal teas
  • Full use of our luxury state-of-art facilities including swimming pool, exercise studio and Himalayan salt block sauna
  • Access to 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

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

6 Day Retreat

6 day retreat with activities, deliciously healthy meals, 4 daily group classes and much much more. This programme will give you spa voucher of £120 so you can choose your preferred spa treatments.


Price from £1,450 for single use room

Price from £1,160 per person in double/twin room 

The Programme

  • 2 Lifecube session
  • Spa voucher worth £120 per person to spend on treatments
  • Practitioner check in and consultation
  • Check out with a state of art body composition analysis
  • Motivational talks and/or evening activates
  • Full board meals (with 3 diet plans to choose from)
  • Variety of organic herbal teas
  • Full use of our luxury state-of-art facilities including swimming pool, exercise studio and Himalayan salt block sauna
  • Access to 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

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

7 Day Retreat

7 day retreat with activities, deliciously healthy meals, 4 daily group classes and much much more. This programme will give you spa voucher of £140 so you can choose your preferred spa treatments.


Price from £1,630 for single use room

Price from £1,300 per person in double/twin room 

The Programme
  • 2 Lifecube session
  • Spa voucher worth £140 per person to spend on treatments
  • Practitioner check in and consultation
  • Check out with a state of art body composition analysis
  • Motivational talks and/or evening activates
  • Full board meals (with 3 diet plans to choose from)
  • Variety of organic herbal teas
  • Full use of our luxury state-of-art facilities including swimming pool, exercise studio and Himalayan salt block sauna
  • Access to 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
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • 1 FREE Cryotherapy or Dermalux facial (30 minutes)  per person

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 and 7 day 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 eveyrone. 

Facilities include heated swimming pool, fitness studio, fully equipped gym, salt block sauna, relaxation lounge, 8 treatment rooms, a cryo chamber.  

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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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

Flexible pricing
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Our different pricing and packages allows you to pick the right option for you. Choose from booking on bed & breakfast basis with free spa credits at many of our resorts. Or go for one of our great value packages to pre plan your treatments and activities at discounted prices.
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We work hard to negotiate extra value for our clients with our benefits such as free spa credits or room discounts that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. Even from the hotel directly. We can do this because we are the largest and most established specialist wellbeing travel company.
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We have been operating for 12 years and know a thing or two about Wellbeing Holidays. We also take time to listen to what you want and research the best options for your needs. Many of our retreats have been visited by the team too. We will always try our best for you!