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Sustainable Transformation

Conquer Food Addiction whilst being held in nature with our pioneering one week Food Addiction Retreat

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Empower Change

Unlock the tools, knowledge and psychology to create sustainable change to life quality and health outcomes

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Powered By Experts

Developed in association with internationally renowned Clinical Health Psychologist Jen Unwin and Nutrition Consultant Heidi Giaever

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One Year of Support

One year of online support with dedicated experts to ensure enjoyable and enduring change

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The Food Addiction Retreat

Create sustainable change with a one-week Food Addiction Retreat at Combe Grove, designed to educate and assist those who want to improve their relationship with food and themselves, strengthened with a year-long support programme.


1 Year


6 Nights


Recommended for


People who are struggling to control their relationship with food


People suffering with obesity, chronic fatigue and/or pain, low self esteem and depression


People that want to be free from addictive behaviour and positively impact their wellbeing and health outcomes


"I have met a wealth of caring, helpful, knowledgable and inspiring staff, doctors and nutritionists. I have learnt so much and been supported to make changes for the better."

Julia | Age 54
Stayed May 2023

“For me the week at Combe Grove was revelatory. I learnt so much from the exceptional staff and the result is I can improve my wellbeing, nutrition and approach to life"

Richard | Age 65
Stayed November 2023

“A truly transformative experience. Wish I learned it years ago.”

Brian | Age 60
Stayed December 2022

"Inspirational and Transformational. The whole experience has been enlightening, informative and ultimately uplifting"

Angela | Age 52
Stayed May 2023
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Useful Information

The Retreat is centered around Combe Grove’s Five Roots of Metabolic Health:

  • Nutrition
  • Movement
  • Sleep
  • Mindset
  • Environment

Throughout your stay, these Five Roots are embraced by the healing potential of boundless nature, nutritious meals that follow Combe Grove’s Food Ethos and a variety of activities promoting movement, education, creativity, and positivity.

The challenge lies in maintaining lifestyle changes once you return home. This is why, what sets us apart from other health retreats is that you will receive one year of invaluable online support, accessed through your online portal. This support includes delicious seasonal recipes, and activities to keep your body moving and scheduled consultations with our Practice Team to discuss your progress and plan the next phases of your health journey.

To help you find balance within your Five Roots, you will be invited to enjoy a one-year membership of the Club with its state-of-the-art gym, a diverse array of classes, a selection of rejuvenating treatments and therapies and a menu featuring seasonal and sustainable options. Seize the opportunity to collect eggs from the chicken coop, harvest freshly grown produce and enjoy guided walks through the woodland of oaks and hazels.

The Food Addiction retreat integrates thorough medical evaluations and monitoring of essential health metrics with a diverse range of therapies and treatments aimed at improving our body’s relationships with food.

From the initial contact through to the completion of the program, our qualified nutritionists are present to discuss and advise on suitability and personalisation within the Food Addiction Programme.


The state-of-the-art Accuniq machine is a comprehensive body composition measurement device. It provides a detailed profile of skeletal mass, lean muscle mass, and fat mass. Our expert Coach House nutritionists utilise these measurements through one-on-one consultations to guide you toward achieving your body composition goals.

hbA1C and Cholesterol Blood checks

At the onset of the week-long retreat, each guest undergoes blood tests for various predispositions, ranging from Diabetes to critical aspects of heart health and performance. Our checks also monitor Cholesterol levels, offering crucial information actionable for how your relationship with food is affecting your health.

IR Health Check

Combe Grove’s GPs and registered Nurses are involved at every stage of your journey towards improved metabolic health and optimal wellness. All guests receive comprehensive health assessments that confidentially contribute to the personalised programs developed at Combe Grove. Our IR (Insulin Resistance) Health Check is crafted to evaluate key indicators of metabolic health.

Personal sessions

From weight loss to core strength, our team of expert medical professionals, dieticians, nutritionists and movement specialists will identify and develop bespoke approaches to assist physical and mental development towards achievable wellness goals.

One of our Returners Metabolic Health Retreat Returners receiving a Accuniq body composition measurement analysis

During your week long stay, our in-house nutritionists and experienced chefs create seasonal menus that draw upon principles of metabolic health and food addiction to deliver deliciously nourishing meals throughout your time at Combe Grove. All dishes are prepared using produce grown on the Estate or sourced locally, ensuring that the freshest and most nutrient-dense food is served every mealtime. Expert nutritionists and dietitians guide you through workshops designed to enhance your understanding of food addiction, allowing you to create meaningful change through a deep appreciation of how the body processes and responds to the food we eat.

These menus are created using seasonal ingredients and therefore change regularly. View a sample menu here.

Nutrition demo at Combe Grove
A mustard yellow plate on a table covered in a white tablecloth. On the plat is cooked mushrooms on sourdough toast with blue cheese on top and a side of salad.
Buckwheat noodle dish
The Orangery for dining in the Main House

To reset and restore balance for your mind and body, your stay includes

  • One to one consultation with a Nutritionist
  • Treatment with a Holistic Practitioner practising in Acupuncture, Counselling/Psychotherapy, Cranial Sacral Osteopathy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Structural Integration, Naturopath, Physiotherapy, Reflexology or Shiatsu
  • Appointment with a Therapist for a body treatment.

On the week long retreat, you will have a full daily programme of activities to choose from ranging from lifestyle workshops, creativity sessions and cooking demonstrations to refreshing morning meditations, beginner exercise sessions and guided walks, designed to be as peaceful or invigorating as you choose.

Throughout the year of your programme, you will have full use of our facilities including

  • Gym
  • 65 weekly classes
  • Heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Two Saunas and one steam room
  • Hydro beds
  • Two Indoor and two Outdoor Tennis courts
  • Three Exercise studios

Moreover, the 70-acre Estate grounds and the nearby surroundings offer ample spaces for gradual increases in movement. Our Exercise Coaches will work alongside you to explore enjoyable forms of movement that can be easily incorporated into your routine.

At Combe Grove, we offer a range of specialised Health Retreats to help you achieve optimal wellness.

Our holistic health retreats include the general Metabolic Health Retreat as well as versions of the programme aimed specifically for:

  • Prediabetes
  • Menopause
  • Fertility (coming in 2024)
  • Gut Health (coming in 2024)
  • Pre-op Preparation (coming in 2024)

Each retreat includes a three-week preparation phase followed by a week-long residential programme at Combe Grove. You’ll also receive 48 weeks of expert guidance, support and comprehensive health checks to help you sustain the lifestyle changes you make during the retreat.

More information on the specialist retreats coming soon, so get in touch below to chat with a member of the nutrition team.


The Rooms

Nestled in 70 acres of historic woodlands and meadows with outstanding views across the Limpley Stoke Valley, Combe Grove is a stone’s throw from the city of Bath, known for its healing waters and hot springs.

Located next to The Main House, The Barn includes a range of peaceful rooms with views of the entire Estate.

To enrich your experience your calming rooms will be tailored to you with carefully selected herbs and oils that reflect your chosen root.

Guests going on a walk of Bath's skyline


Working with leading medical and nutritional experts including Dr Campbell Murdoch, renowned for his work in the field of metabolic health, the Metabolic Health Retreat has been specifically formulated to address the five roots of Metabolic Health:

Nutrition | Movement | Sleep | Mindset | Environment

The Combe Grove Food Addiction Programme gives you the time to listen to what your body is trying to tell you, away from the patterns and habits of everyday life.

Metabolic Health retreat guests laughing together while having tea in our orangery room at Combe Grove


Take control of your relationship with food today. Join us for a transformative experience that will help you unlock your full potential enhanced with a 48-week Programme to ensure that your progress is supported and sustained.

We run three dedicated Programmes each year, meaning that spaces are limited for our Combe Grove Food Addiction Recovery Programme. Reserve your place today by booking a free discovery call with one of our dedicated nutritionists using the button below.


Retreat Timetable

Download the full 12-month programme timetable.