Frequently Asked Questions
Metabolic health refers to the overall state of an individual's metabolic processes, which are the chemical reactions that occur within the body to maintain life. These processes include how your body converts food into energy, how it stores and uses that energy, and how it manages substances like glucose and hormones. Good metabolic health is associated with stable blood sugar, balanced hormones and improved energy levels.
Metabolic health can be measured in several ways. At Combe Grove, the primary methods we use for measuring metabolic health are blood tests, HbA1C tests, blood pressure tests, glucose monitors and the Accuniq composition analyser.
Our blood tests help us to measure your initial glucose levels while providing a comprehensive overview of your cholesterol profile, including HDL and LDL levels.
Metabolic health is the foundation of overall wellbeing. At its root, metabolic health enables your body to efficiently process nutrients, maintain healthy hormone levels, and regulate glucose.
By nurturing your metabolic health at Combe Grove, you are not only preventing inflammatory illness, but you're also enhancing your quality of life and ensuring a brighter, more active future.
People with a genuine interest in measurably improving their health and wellbeing whilst immersed in the beauty of nature.
People who want to give themselves the gift of making positive, achievable and sustainable changes to their lifestyle.
People who may need support with specific challenges in a nurturing natural environment.
People with a diagnosis of Prediabetes.
People who want to manage symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause.
All the Retreats encompass the Five Roots of Metabolic Health - Nutrition, Movement, Sleep, Mindset and Environment.
During your stay, these Five Roots are encapsulated by the food you eat to the range of activities that inspire movement, education, creativity and positivity.
We are here to support you every step of the way even when you get back home. This is why, unique from all other health retreats, you have the option to receive one year of invaluable online support, accessed through your online portal. This support ranges from delicious recipes with seasonal ingredients, and activities to keep your body moving, to scheduled consultations with our metabolic health Coaches to discuss your progress and plan the next phases of your health journey.
To assist you in achieving equilibrium 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 wide range of classes, a selection of rejuvenating treatments and therapies and a seasonal and sustainable menu.
Here is an example of a typical first full day on one of our Retreats:
7:30am – 9:30am – Health Check & Accuinq Analysis
9:30am – 10:30am – Breakfast
10:45am – 12:30pm – Five Roots Workshop
12:45 – 1:30pm – Lunch
1:45pm – 2pm – Nature Walk
2pm – 4:30pm – Personal Consultation & Time To Relax
5.15pm - 6.15pm - Dinner
7.30pm - 8.30pm - Creative Workshop
Your stay on the Estate is inclusive of accommodation, food at mealtimes, use of the facilities, activities and workshops. Also included are three credits to be redeemed for a nutritional consultation, massage therapy and holistic treatment. Additional treatments and therapies are available for purchase at an additional cost. See the treatment menu here. The team will be in touch three weeks before your Retreat to book in your treatments and therapies including any additional sessions.
Monday – Friday 6.30am – 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am – 7pm
Bank Holidays 8am – 7pm
Open Monday – Friday between 6.30am – 7.30pm and weekends and bank holidays between 8am – 6.30pm.
Alternatively, classes can be booked by clicking the BOOK menu in the top right corner of the webpage. Following this click Member’s Class. Using your membership log in you can then search classes based on activity or date. There is also the option to book through the Coach House Team at reception or by calling 01225 834 644
Membership to the Club at Combe Grove begins with a 12-month commitment.
Membership can be paid in one upfront payment for the whole year, or via direct debit monthly.
To view our membership plans and find out more information click here.
Our indoor pool is 16.6m long, 7m wide and 1.5m deep throughout.
The outdoor pool measures 12m long and 4m wide.
We offer disabled-friendly ramps to the Map Room and Main House ensuring easy access and comfort for all our guests. While most of our site may not be wheelchair accessible at present, we remain committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive experience in the areas we can accommodate.
Combe Grove is operating under government regulations. Therefore, we currently have no restrictions.
Combe Grove has a strict no smoking and no vaping policy across the entire Estate.
We provide essential amenities such as towels, robes, a kettle, flip flops, all-natural shampoo, conditioner, and soap while also having some handy extras such as Dyson hairdryers and Neals Yard products. Your room will be personalised to suit you.
We appreciate that the Retreat may be more enjoyable if you can bring your life partner with you as a guest. We are delighted to be able to offer this as an option for you. Your life partner may attend for an additional charge of £600. Your guest is not permitted to participate in the workshops or consultations but can freely use the facilities and explore the Estate grounds.
Treatments and therapies need to be booked in advance of your arrival to ensure you can secure the slots you want. A member of the team will be in touch three weeks before your stay to discuss the best options for you.
Combe Grove caters for omnivorous, vegetarian, pescetarian and vegan. We also offer gluten free, dairy free, nut free and sugar conscious.
If you have any allergies or intolerances, please include these in your Health Declaration Form upon booking your Retreat, if there are any updates, please inform the Team as soon as possible.
With consideration to other clients and club members, pets are not permitted on the Retreat. However, members can bring pets such as dogs with them when visiting the Map Room cafe or sitting outside.
Combe Grove is a no alcohol Estate, aligning with our values of health and wellbeing.
Check-in on Monday, between 10 am and 12 pm. Check out on Sunday, at 9 am. Upon checkout, simply drop your key back to the friendly team at Reception and pay for any additional purchases that you may have made during your stay such as extra treatments.
For your stay at Combe Grove, here is a helpful list of recommended items to bring:
- Walking Boots - Comfortable and sturdy footwear for outdoor activities and walks
- Active Wear - Pack workout gear, including comfortable exercise clothes, athletic shoes and swimming costumes
- Waterproofs - Be prepared for varying weather conditions by bringing spare clothes and a rain jacket
- Comfy Clothes for Meditation - Bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothing suitable for meditation and relaxation sessions
- Toiletries - While we do provide some essentials you may want to bring any specific toiletries you prefer
- Notepad - A notepad can be handy for jotting down insights, notes from workshops, or personal reflections during your retreat
- Water Bottle - Staying hydrated is essential, so don't forget to bring a reusable water bottle to keep with you throughout your retreat. We have several water filling stations around The Estate
For retreat guests, public transport is a sustainable way to reach us, as a stay with us does not require you to bring much more than a relaxed, capsule wardrobe. If you opt to use public transport the closest train station to Combe Grove is Bath Spa. From there, a member of our Team will collect you in our striking minibus and bring you to Combe Grove. Alternatively, you can reach us by car and park in one of our reserved spaces.
For members, most choose to either drive or cycle to our facilities by following our address: Brassknocker Hill, Bath BA2 7HS