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The Metabolic Health Retreat – Prediabetes Focus

A one week metabolic health retreat designed to benefit clients with a diagnosis of prediabetes and strengthened with one year of online support for sustainable lifestyle change including 

* Three weeks of interactive online pre-stay preparation to give you the most benefit from your time with us including a welcome webinar and welcome pack 

* A one week all-inclusive retreat on the Combe Grove Estate

* 48 weeks of online support to encourage sustained change


* One year membership of the Club with full access to the Estate and health and wellbeing facilities

* Exclusive access to return to the Estate for a minimum three night stay at a discounted rate including all nutritious food and use of the health and wellbeing facilities.

Supported by Dr Campbell Murdoch, GP with a special interest in metabolic health and type 2 diabetes.

The Metabolic Health Retreat for Clients with Prediabetes 


The retreats will be held at Combe Grove in Bath, an Estate in the true sense of the word, an area of land contained by boundaries with community and sustainability at its heart.

Located within 70 acres of wild woodland and meadow overlooking the green and rolling Limpley Stoke Valley, our vision is to combine the latest medical research and the restorative power of nature, to help you to reconnect with the needs of your mind and body. Rich in history, and acknowledged by being the UK’s only double-listed UNESCO World Heritage site, Bath is an ancient therapeutic landscape with healing waters and restorative powers at its core.

Why Is This So Important?

A study using data collected by the Health Survey for England found that 35.3% of adults in the UK have prediabetes. Having carefully gathered clinically reviewed scientific evidence and working with leading medical and nutritional consultants, Combe Grove is passionate about supplementing the invaluable work the NHS is undertaking to address prediabetes and assist in preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes. Therefore, we have carefully constructed the Metabolic Health Retreat with a focus on prediabetes which encompasses Combe Grove’s Five Roots of Metabolic Health 

* Nutrition

* Movement

* Sleep

* Mindset

* Environment.

A diagnosis of prediabetes is made when the levels of sugar in your blood have reached a certain range (42-47 mmol/mol). If this is not addressed it is very common to progress to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes (48> mmol/mol). Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for many of the chronic diseases we face today and therefore comes at an increased risk of serious health concerns. These include nerve damage, kidney problems, vision loss and blindness, amongst others.

About the Retreat and Following Programme

By retreating into nature for a one week stay, you will be focusing on Combe Grove’s Five Roots to Metabolic Health which forms the foundation of the Metabolic Health Retreat. Reaching a healthy balance in each of these areas assists you in regaining and maintaining homeostasis within your body and optimum metabolic health. 

Three Included One to One Credits

To reset and restore balance for your mind and body, your stay includes three credits that are redeemable towards

*  Consultation with a Nutritionist

*  One to one session with an Exercise Coach

*  Treatment with a Holistic Practitioner practising in Acupuncture, Counselling/Psychotherapy, Cranial Sacral Osteopathy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Myofascial Release, Naturopath, Physiotherapy, Reflexology, Kinesiology, Bach Flower Remedies or Shiatsu

*  Appointment with a Therapist for a body treatment.

Sample Treatments Menu

Food and Nutrition

Consistently making informed choices around what to eat and drink can directly reduce blood sugar levels. To achieve this, the Combe Grove Healthy Eating Guidelines, developed by our Team of in-house nutrition experts, recommend a focus on real, seasonal, minimally processed food that is rich in protein and natural fats and low in carbohydrates.

The Programme also introduces you to the health benefits of time-restricted eating. 

For your six night stay, a menu of nourishing, real-food bursting with colourful, seasonal fare from Combe Grove’s own Kitchen Garden and local suppliers will be included. View our sample menu here. Our menus are created using seasonal ingredients and therefore change regularly.

Activities Programme

The programme of activities focus on restoring the balance between the five roots of Metabolic Health whilst increasing self-awareness and motivation to positively change your metabolic health. To enhance your understanding, our Nutritionists offer workshops that examine the science of how we metabolise food and practical demonstrations of healthy meals you can prepare at home. The programme also includes a variety of exercise taster sessions, designed to be as peaceful or invigorating as you choose. Whatsmore, you can take the opportunity to collect eggs from the chicken coop, harvest freshly grown produce and enjoy guided walks through the woodland of oaks and hazels.

Please find a sample activities programme here.

Combe Grove Facilities 

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

Gym with innovative equipment that harvests energy to reduce our carbon footprint

Heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools

Two Saunas and one steam room

Four Hydro beds

Two Indoor and two Outdoor Tennis courts

Three Exercise studios

Whatsmore, our 70 acre Estate grounds and surrounding area, provide you with the spaces to gently increase movement. Our skilled and compassionate Exercise Coaches will collaborate with you to discover forms of movement that you enjoy and can apply at home.

Your Year 

View the timeline here

The hardest part of lifestyle change is continuing your changes when you get home. This is why, unique from other health retreats, you will also receive 48 weeks of invaluable online support, accessed through your online portal to support sustained change. This includes but is not limited to

Access to regular articles and videos ranging from delicious recipes with seasonal ingredients or gentle activities to keep your body moving

Our online Ask the Expert service to share experiences and gain advice from our consultants

Scheduled consultations with our Practice Team to discuss your progress and plan the next phases of your health journey

Along with

* A one year membership of the Club with full access to the Estate and health and wellbeing facilities

* or if you live further afield, exclusive access to return to The Estate for a minimum three night stay including all nutritious food and use of the included health and wellbeing facilities.

At Combe Grove, we understand that taking those first steps to transform your metabolic health can be daunting, but you can be reassured that our excellent Practice Team of Nutritionists, Coaches, Holistic Practitioners and therapists will ensure that you are given full support across all Five Roots and that your year on the programme is inspiring, motivating and enjoyable. 

Prices and rooms

Prices for the Metabolic Health Retreat and one-year programme start from £2,600. 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 non-prediabetic life partner may attend for an additional charge of £600.

Room types and prices

We are excited to welcome you to the Combe Grove Estate. A place of purpose, learning and nourishment. A place to feel held whilst you rest, restore and reset.

Please ring 01225 834 644 (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm) or email to speak to a member of our Team and register your interest.

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