Just a stone’s throw from the Essex Sunshine Coast, Lifehouse is as unusual as it is striking. An uber-modern building, all glass, slate and clean lines, set in gloriously tranquil English Heritage gardens, peppered with Victorian summerhouses and water-lily filled lakes. The approach here is relaxed. If you want to just enjoy some “pamper and prosecco” time, there is a package for you. If you want to tackle more serious issues, such as weight loss or detoxing, there is a team of professionals on hand, including a resident naturopath, to guide and support you through tailored programmes, giving you all the tools you need for a new start. The pool and thermal suite are beautifully contemporary, but in thankful contrast, the use of mobile phones is discouraged to maintain the restful vibe. If you want to combine golf and spa, you can play the lovely seaside course at nearby Frinton-on-Sea at preferential rates.


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