The Orange Tree Retreat
What it is: An eight-bedroom guesthouse surrounded by the peaceful scenery of the North York Moors.
Why Living North loves it: Established in 2001, The Orange Tree Retreat gives new definition to the word relaxation. Spend your day exploring Qi Gong – an ancient healing practice proven to relax the body and mind – or enjoying an aromatherapy massage before enjoying a delicious three-course vegetarian evening menu, using only local produce. We’re sure you’ll love the outdoor hot tub with views over the cascading moors, too.
Rosedale East, Pickering
What it is: The UK’s leading women-only wellbeing retreat.
Why Living North loves it: This pioneering retreat offers personally designed programmes of life coaching, raw food and yoga to help you find peace, clarity and transform your mind. Spend a weekend – or week – slowing down, finding balance and nourishing your body; we guarantee you’ll leave feeling calm, energised and with a new lease of life.
Split Farthing Hall, Bagby
Green Ayurveda Spa
What it is: Yorkshire’s first authentic Ayurveda wellness spa.
Why Living North loves it: This unique wellness centre offers several different types of retreat, from traditional detox to the appealing sounding Mana Shanti (peace of mind) five-day stress management retreat. You’ll begin with an introduction to the holistic values and benefits of Ayurveda yoga and meditation with a consultation to determine your all-important Dosha and will leave after five days totally rested and with a new approach to health and eating.
Green Ayurveda Spa
Wetherby LS23 7FG
What it is: A seaside retreat offering popular bespoke health breaks.
Why Living North loves it: The relaxed environment is less intense than some retreats and the staff are on hand to help with any issues, from stopping smoking to restoring sleep patterns and coping with stress. Try the two-night De-tox Special with reflexology, abdominal massage and dry-skin brushing. This forward-thinking bolthole also offers specially tailored breaks for carers and NHS staff.
Fountains Court, Scarborough
What it is: A picture perfect retreat nestled between Grasmere and Ambleside.
Why Living North loves it: Originally built in 1556, Nab Cottage is now home to a range of weekend workshops – from Recovering Wellness to Tantra – with seven comfortable bedrooms and stunning lake views. Guests are also encouraged to attend reiki, shiatsu and massage sessions in the evening, or simply relax in this truly tranquil corner of the Lake District.
Cumbria LA22 9SD