Frequently asked questions


Below you will find some frequently asked questions that we hope will answer any queries that you have regarding retreats at Combe Grove. If there is anything else you would like to know, please don’t hesitate to email us at

Is the activities programme optional?

The activities programme is inclusive of the stay; however, the activities are optional. You have access to the entire activities programme which will be available prior to your arrival.

What time can I check-in?

Check-in is from 11 am and check out at 12 midday.

What do I need to bring?

You can find information on what to bring with you for your retreat here.

Can I book as a group?

For wellness retreats you can book as a group or as an individual; however, we recommend that you enjoy your own room. Wellness is an individual process and one that requires your full attention to reconnect with yourself and nature.

What is the cancellation policy?

Read full details here.

Do I need to book time slots to use the gym and pool?

You don’t need to book to use the gym. The pools can be booked for the quiet periods but that is not necessary for the free swim period outside these times (pool timetable here). You will also have full access to the 65 mindful movement and cardio classes available in The Coach House, which you will need to book time slots for. We will contact you prior to your visit so you can pre-book your choices or this can be done upon arrival. These are all additional to your main activities programme, which you can participate in as you wish without booking.

Can you cater for dietary requirements?

Yes, we can cater for any dietary requirement, we just need to know your needs prior to your stay through the completion of a medical questionnaire.

How far are the walks?

The walks are all moderate and between 60-90 minutes. These can be tailored if requested on the day.

Are the physical activities aimed at physically fit people?

The activities programme offers a range of events, most of which can be tailored to your needs from beginner to advanced. See the activities programme for further details on specific events.

Do I need to bring my own equipment such as yoga mats/blocks?

You may wish to bring your own yoga mat, but these can also be provided for you.

Do I need to bring my own towel?

Towels are provided in your room including a white bathroom towel and a brown poolside towel.

Can we bring children?

Combe Grove is an adult-only centre for personal health and wellbeing.

Is there parking at Combe Grove?

There is free onsite parking for all guests of Combe Grove.

Can I bring pets?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed to stay within the rooms at Combe Grove.

Smoking and alcohol

Combe Grove is an alcohol-free and non-smoking site to maximise the health and wellbeing benefits of your stay.