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The Best Wellness Villas in Europe

Finding yourself wishing for a much-needed dose of me-time? With the stressors of modern life, it’s never been more important to indulge in some R&R and switch off at a luxury wellness retreat. With the popularity of wellness and yoga in particular only increasing over recent years, there’s never been a better time to escape the every day and channel your inner zen.

Perfect for couples, large groups, and even families, these luxury wellness villas have the ultimate power to refresh and rejuvenate burnt-out guests. From private yoga studios and spa facilities to Italian cooking lessons and gyms, you’ll be feeling relaxed from the moment you step through the door.

If you’re looking to totally switch off, check out our blog on the best wellness villas for a digital detox.

Cedar Lodge, Midlands

Located on the England/Wales border in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, Cedar Lodge is a perfect spot for the ultimate group wellness retreat.

Yoga lovers and pilates enthusiasts will enjoy the private wellness studio – chat to our Oliver’s Travels concierge team to arrange one-on-one yoga classes, bringing a touch of personalised zen to your escape. 

Elsewhere at Cedar Lodge, the tennis court and croquet lawn will ensure your active side is well entertained, while a hot tub for six awaits you come evening. Inside, a large living room with cosy fireplace channels maximum comfort, and there’s even a separate TV/cinema room too to keep large groups and families entertained.

Sleeps: 19

Prices from: £33pppn

Villa Il Sensale, Tuscany

Situated near a number of classic Tuscan villages and Chianti vineyards, Villa Il Sensale offers a safe haven away from the stresses of everyday life. Its private spa comes with a Turkish bath, sauna and steam room that are guaranteed to get you feeling a little more mellow, but a pool and games room is also available for those looking to blow off some steam.

Ready to head back out into the world? Various local activities are available to organise, spanning horseback riding, hot air ballooning and bike tours. Then, when the day draws to a close, you can retire back at this majestic home with a glass of red out on the patio.

Sleeps: 12

Prices from: £84pppn

Villa Serradal, Catalonia

Just over an hour from Barcelona airport sits the little town of Seva – and this tranquil, wellness holiday-ready villa. Boasting its own gym and spa area, complete with steam room and sauna, this home allows you to truly forget your troubles in the most picturesque of rural settings.

When your pampering time is up, head to the tennis court for a few rallies or perhaps the private cinema. Whatever you do, don’t miss the outdoor dining area – we love the welcome addition of a fire pit for toasting s’mores or simply swapping stories around the flickering flames. 

Sleeps: 12

Prices from: £158pppn

Palazzo Novara, Italian Lakes

Ready to unwind in your very own indoor spa? Palazza Novara offers exactly that, complete with a heated pool, waterfall, and steam bath that leads directly out to the courtyard. When you’re not engaging in the ultimate self-care, this incredible 17th century mansion is filled with original architecture to explore, spanning large fireplace and sumptuous furniture.

You can also relax in the library or music room with your fellow guests, or perhaps take in a stroll around the columned garden. Whichever you choose, pure Italian bliss is guaranteed from the second you arrive here.

Sleeps: 8-12

Prices from: £126pppn

Villa Mihali, Paphos

Situated within the stunning Aphrodite Hills Resort, Villa Mihali has everything you need for a remarkable wellness villa holiday. Each morning, you’ll be greeted by a complimentary breakfast that includes fresh bread, pastries, juices, fruits and a newspaper of your choice.

From there, the day is yours for the taking – will you take a dip in the pool with a view of the Mediterranean sea? Or hit the golf course for nine holes? Don’t miss the gym, spa and beauty clinic for the full experience. We’re feeling more rested already.

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £101pppn

Chateau Saint-Clair, Normandy

Transporting you right into the heart of your very own woodland fairytale, Chateau Saint-Clair is as rich in culture as it is quirky features. From the outside looking in, you’d never expect to find the indoor heated pool, expertly carved out of characterful rock foundations.

Alongside that you’ll find a sauna, shower room and your very own bar! If you can bring yourself to venture outside, plenty of walking, cycling, river-boating and amateur fishing opportunities are also available across this stunning estate.

Sleeps: 20

Prices from: £141pppn

Chateau Gastebois, Dordogne

Perched above the Dropt River, Chateau Gastebois ticks all the boxes when it comes to wellness, boasting a private swimming pool, tennis court and impressive yoga facilities.

A fabulous choice for families or groups of friends, here it’s all about balance as you reconnect with yourself and loved ones. Not only is the estate a designated nature reserve (ideal for bird watching) but guests can also take part in a personal wine tasting every Monday night. Head outside as the sun sets and you’ll be exposed to beautiful views over 100 acres of gardens, woodlands, and tended grounds.

Sleeps: 14

Prices from: £75pppn

Eden House, Yorkshire

We could all use a wellness holiday, so why not bring the whole family along – including the pooch. Eden House perfectly caters to you, your little ones and any furry friends, boasting stunning lawned gardens for everyone to run around and let off some steam. However, when you’re ready to unwind, the hot tub is waiting to welcome you into its comforting bubbles. 

Want to feed the soul while you’re here? Stroll 5 minutes down the road and visit the local gastropub, or venture further into Skipton and choose from a variety of appealing restaurants.

Sleeps: 11

Prices from: £81pppn

Villa Michaela, Santorini

A short car journey from the capital of Fira, Villa Michaela offers you the ultimate zen oasis surrounded by impressive views of volcanos and castles

Down in the basement, you’ll find a spa room with an indoor heated jacuzzi, while the outside is equally as serene thanks to the private pool area. All that’s left to do is grab a good book and get ready to embark on your ultimate wellness villa holiday.

Sleeps: 10

Prices from: £126pppn

Amberstone Manor, Devon

Best for large groups looking to enjoy a little TLC together, Amberstone Manor is a stunning holiday home situated between Exmour and Dartmoor. Key wellness facilities include the yoga studio, summer swimming pool, fully equipped gym and tennis court – great for unleashing your competitive side! However, for those who are looking to simply unwind, take some time to explore the Victorian-style gardens before sitting out on the south-facing terrace.

Sleeps: 18

Prices from: £71pppn

*Prices correct at time of publishing


Quite a dreamy selection, right? Have you heard about our Spa Service? At Oliver’s Travels, we’re now offering our customers the chance to put their feet up and indulge in a moment of me-time at our UK properties.  If you need any extra information don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Concierge Team.

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