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.

Perfect for couples, large groups, and even families, these wellness villas have the ultimate power to refresh and rejuvenate burnt-out guests.

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.

From private yoga studios and spa facilities to Italian cooking lessons and gyms, our luxury wellness villas will have you feeling even more relaxed 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

Cedar Lodge, MidlandsLocated 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, and bring a touch of zen to your escape. 

Elsewhere at Cedar Lodge, a hot tub fit for six is ideal for a relaxing evening with a hint of class, while a tennis court and croquet lawn will ensure your active side is well entertained. Inside, a large living with cosy fireplace channels maximum comfort, and there’s even a separate TV/cinema room too – great for entertaining large groups and families.

Sleeps: 19

Prices from: £80pppn ($104pppn)

Highton Manor & Spa Estate, Midlands

Highton Manor Spa & EstateHighlands Manor & Spa Estate is an opulent manor from the outside and a utopia on the inside.

With wellness down to a tee, guests can look forward to energising swims in the gorgeous heated indoor pool, soaks in the jacuzzi and a detox in the sauna room. The owners of Highton Manor have paid attention to the tiny nooks and crannies – which also includes an exercise studio and an inbuilt ‘suite of treats’.

The suite is a sweet-scented haven with treatment rooms – yes, qualified therapists are at your disposal. So, what will it be? An aromatherapy massage, mani-pedi or how about some reflexology. 

Sleeps: 48

Prices from: £70pppn ($83pppn)

Villa Leccio, Tuscany 

Villa Leccio, TuscanyThis beautifully restored 18th-century villa in Tuscany, set on 12 hectares of the bucolic countryside just south of Siena, is poised to host unforgettable wellness villa holidays.

In fact, it’s become a regular affair with yogis. The lovely owner is an avid yoga fan, but she also offers photography classes and cooking lessons. The estate is grand, quiet and secluded, so it offers that tranquillity you’ve so desperately been craving.

Inside, you’ll find a blend of rustic-chic decor that adorns the nine bedrooms, all of which have en-suite bathrooms. The exteriors are equally as lush, featuring a sparkling pool and outdoor lounge spaces that make this the go-to country retreat.

Sleeps: 18

Prices from: £72pppn ($85pppn)

Villa Fassio, Tuscany

Villa Fassio, TuscanyTime and time again, our guests choose Villa Fassio for an escape from the hustle and bustle. Plotted on an untouched area of land, you’ll relish the 360-degree views of Tocchi and Merse Reserves.

This wellness villa has heaps to offer; you can learn or expand your knowledge on a yoga course, cooking courses and astronomical observations.

The surrounding gardens are all organic, but what you will find are three Roman pools – each maintained at different temperatures so you can experience all the senses. And when all is said and done, relax at the on-site movie theatre with a big glass of red.

Sleeps: 16-27

Prices from: £133pppn ($158pppn)

Villa Kissonerga, Paphos

Villa Kissonerga, PaphosPerhaps Villa Kissonerga will take your fancy. Eco-friendly and close to Coral Bay Beach, this villa has the ingredients for a remarkable wellness villa holiday.

Not only will your surroundings look magnificent, but they’ll also smell divine too. The lemon and orange trees add a pop of colour but they’re also great antioxidants, so pick a ripe lemon and squeeze half into hot water to kick-start your mornings.

The infinity pool is a primal spot any time of the day – before you know it half a day has gone and you’re a happy shrivelled prune. Also at your disposal is a gym, sauna, squash court and tennis court.

Sleeps: 10

Prices from: £74pppn ($88pppn)

Chateau Saint-Clair, Normandy

Chateau Saint Clair, NormandyA woodland fairytale, Chateau Saint-Clair is as rich in culture as it is quirky.

From the outside looking in, you would never expect to find the indoor heated pool underneath this abode. And it’s not just any pool, it’s been expertly carved out of rock foundations. It’s a blissful secret you’ll love exploring.

Alongside the pool are a sauna, shower room and your very own bar! That’s the ultimate marriage if you ask us. If that wasn’t enough, tennis, walking, cycling, river-boating and amateur fishing are all possible on the estate. This stunning estate is the epitome of tranquillity, the ideal location for a wellness retreat.

Sleeps: 24

Prices from: £103pppn ($122pppn)

Chateau Gastebois, Dordogne

Chateau Gastebois, FrancePerched above the Dropt River for over 400 years, Chateau Gastebois ticks all the right boxes, including a private swimming pool, a tennis court and impressive yoga facilities.

This villa is a fabulous choice for families or groups of friends that want more than wellness. Here it’s all about balance and reconnecting with yourself and your loved ones. Not only is the estate a designated nature reserve (ideal for bird watching) but guests also have the option of wine tasting at the house every Monday night.

The outdoor living area is ideal for socialising, entertaining and dining. And as the sun sets you’ll be exposed to the beautiful views over 100 acres of gardens, woodlands, and tended grounds.

Sleeps: 16

Prices from: £48pppn ($57pppn)

The Apple Tree, Berkshire

The Apple Tree House, BerkshireWe could all use a wellness holiday, so why not bring the whole family along – including the pooch.

The Apple Tree perfectly caters to you, little ones and furry friends. Similar to a hotel, the house has a service manager that will check you in and show you the ropes – but you’ll still have the intimacy of a villa holiday. The outdoor hot tub is the ultimate stress release but you’ve been warned – it’s only in operation from April through to September. So you’ll have to plan your dates in advance. 

Sleeps: 14

Prices from: £46pppn ($55pppn)

Villa Michaela, Santorini

Villa Michaela, SantoriniA short car journey from the capital of Fira lies the zen oasis that is Villa Michaela.

Relaxation here has no bounds, and it all begins with the surrounding impressive views of volcanos and castles.

It then continues into the basement that boasts a spa room with an indoor heated jacuzzi. The outside is equally as serene and the private pool area is the perfect spot to soak it all up with a good book by your side. Get ready to embark on your ultimate wellness villa holiday.

Sleeps: 8-10

Prices from: £132pppn ($157pppn)

*Prices correct at time of publishing


Have you heard about our Spa Service? 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. Sounds dreamy right?

If you need any extra information don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Oliver’s Travels Concierge Team.

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2 Responses

  1. Lindsey


    I am planning a wellness retreat for 12 ladies to Europe in 2020. Id love to go during the warm months! Do you have any villas you might recommend that would be a good fit for those that want to participate in fitness classes, yoga, massage, healthy eating with an in house chef, etc? Our budget is around $400/person/night. Thank you!


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