The Yeotown Retreat is set in the winding river valley of the River Yo. It is surrounded on many hills by mature pine forests contrasted by meadowland and pasture, However, it is the river, flowing through the retreat's private land and, reachable in a 3 min walk, which defines the whole location. An ancient packhorse bridge still straddles the river and beside it there is a fire-pit which was occasionally lit in the evenings to allow later relaxation to the sound of its murmuring waters. The river is not the only water either. Every day we left the intimate river valley to enjoy well-paced hiking, sometimes cycling or kayaking, on the coastal paths found in the North Devon Area Of Natural Beauty and UNESCO Biosphere. The sea was never far away... How could you fail to be cleansed with all that water!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winner of the Tatler Life Changing Spa Award and Conde Nast Traveller Award for "Best Spa Retreat UK", Yeotown has, in a short time, carved out a new and definitive niche in the UK Wellness market. Located in North Devon, Yeotown's signature health and fitness 5 day escape is known as the Yeotox. It's a modern day physical, spiritual and mental cleanse which encourages you to live in the moment, get away from the routine, planning and timetables of everyday life. The much heralded Yeotox diet is designed to be a springboard towards optimum energy and vitality. In contrast to a traditional deprivation detox, juice cleanse or a fast, the programme consists of a colourful, nourishing and nutrient dense foods free from dairy, wheat, gluten, alcohol, caffeine, refined sugars and meat. Founded by Mercedes and Simon Sieff, it has fast become Britain's leading haven of health with a visionary mission being to create a programme that educates the whole person both in body and mind. Yeotown has developed its offering as a sustainable and inspiring alternative to boot camps, fat farms and luxury spas. At Yeotown, its believed healthy living is not just the absence of disease but rather an attitude towards ourselves, others and life. Going beyond just working out and sipping green smoothies, the programme works hard to cultivate optimum health in both body and mind in equal measure. Throughout the 5 days we aim to fine tune habits so that living, eating and feeling well gets easier and more rooted in our day to day routine. The Yeotox programme aims to be challenging and push boundaries. Yeotown guests leave feeling stronger and healthier with a real sense of achievement. The multi-dimensional programme includes stunning coastal hiking, core fitness, upper body strengthening sessions, cooking lessons, yoga for both yogis and non-yogis alike, cycling, surfing, meditation, massage and a host of other inspiring activities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yeotown Radiant Health Retreat Hotel Barnstaple
- Yeotown Health Retreat Barnstaple, Devon