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Live Longer. Live Better.

Reset your mind and body whilst held in nature with a one week Metabolic Health Retreat

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Holistic Therapies & Treatments

Choose from a wide selection of treatments to suit your personal health and wellbeing needs

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Nutritious Food & Drink

Enjoy a low-carb menu bursting with colourful, seasonal fare from Combe Grove’s own Kitchen Garden

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One Year of Support

One year of online suport with our experts to assess your progress and guide you on your lifestyle change.

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The Metabolic Health Retreat

Reset your mind and body whilst held in nature with a one week Metabolic Health Retreat on the Combe Grove Estate strengthened with a one year online support Programme.


6 Nights


1 Year



Recommended for


People with an interest in measurably improving their health and wellbeing whilst immersed in 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


For people with a diagnosis of prediabetes, we provide a tailored retreat to focus on solutions to reduce the risk of diabetes.

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

Metabolic Health Retreat Guest | December 2022

Useful Information

On the Metabolic Health Retreat, you will have a full daily programme of activities to choose from ranging from lifestyle workshops, creative sessions and cookery demonstrations to refreshing morning yoga, exercise taster sessions and guided walks, designed to be as peaceful or invigorating as you choose. View a sample of the Five Roots Activities Programme.

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
  • 65 weekly movement classes
  • 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.

To reset and restore balance for your mind and body, your stay includes three credits that can be used for a

  • 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, Structural Integration, Naturopath, Physiotherapy, Reflexology or Shiatsu
  • Appointment with a Therapist for a body treatment.

The Metabolic Health Retreat encompasses Combe Grove’s Five Roots of Metabolic Health

  • Nutrition
  • Movement
  • Sleep
  • Mindset
  • Environment

During your stay, these Five Roots are encapsulated by the healing potential of boundless nature, healthful food that follows Combe Grove’s Food Ethos and a range of activities that inspire movement, education, creativity and positivity.

The hardest part is sustaining lifestyle change when you get home. This is why, unique from all other health retreats, you will also 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 Practice Team 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, selection of rejuvenating treatments and therapies and a seasonal and sustainable menu. 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.

The Metabolic Health Programme at Combe Grove is unique within the UK – it combines meticulous medical assessment and regular measurement of core health metrics with an array of therapies and treatments designed to fully address the holistic promotion of wellness within you.

From first contact to full health audit to programme completion, our qualified nutritionists are present to discuss and advise on suitability and personalisation within the Metabolic Health Programme.


The Accuniq machine is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive body composition measurement device, which delivers a full and accurate profile of your skeletal mass, lean muscle mass and fat mass. Through a series of one-to-one consultations, our expert Coach House nutritionists use these measurements to guide you to reaching your body composition goals.

hbA1C and Cholesterol Blood checks

Each guest has their blood tested for a series of predispositions, from Diabetes to critical aspects of heart health and performance. Our checks also monitor Cholesterol levels, providing vital information that is actionable towards mitigation and remedy on your health journey.

IR Health Check

Combe Grove GPs and registered Nurses are present at every step within your journey towards improved metabolic health and optimal wellness. All guests receive comprehensive health assessments that confidentially feed into the personalised programmes developed at Combe Grove. Our IR (Insulin Resistance) Health Check is designed to assess key denotations 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.

In-house nutritionists and experienced chefs create seasonal menus that draw upon principles of metabolic health 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 metabolic health, 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

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

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 verdant woodland 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 quiet rooms with views of The Estate. Your time here will leave you serene and rejuvenated.

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



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

On the Metabolic Health Retreat, you will have the time to listen to what your body is trying to tell you, away from the busyness of everyday life.



The Combe Grove Metabolic Health Retreat’s thoughtfully curated program is a powerful combination of the Five Roots of Metabolic Health – Nutrition, Movement, Sleep, Mindset, and Environment. Our aim is to change how you perceive and achieve optimal health and wellbeing, leading to a positive impact on your quality of life and longevity. Join us for a transformative experience that will help you unlock your full potential.



Retreat Timetable

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Retreat Brochure

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