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Our award winning 5 day programme is called the Yeotox. It is Yeotown’s modern take on a traditional detox but we are not a juice fast, bootcamp, weightloss holiday or fat farm but rather a healthy lifestyle retreat. The programme is more focused on what you can gain rather than deprivation or restriction. That being said instead of preaching about what we should give up for greater health, we merely encourage giving ourselves a little break from certain things in order to gain perspective and clarity. Some things we may give up entirely after the programme because we become aware how they are hurting us more than helping us, and other things we may still enjoy but in a more mindful and balanced manner.
Before Yeotown was reborn as “Yeotown Health Retreat”, it was Simon and Mercedes’ long-time loved weekend country home. With a background in interior design, Simon’s former life included running the award winning Sieff Interiors and Sieff Gallery known for their signature blend of antique and contemporary furnishings and art. Over the years Yeotown itself has been featured in top design magazines including being named Home and Garden’s House of the Year in 2005. With each bedroom uniquely designed, there are no two rooms alike. This aspect of Yeotown has not been lost on guests who continuously admire the inviting rustic luxury ambiance and attention to detail.
With names like Gratitude, Courage, Wisdom and Curiosity, all of our rooms at Yeotown have been named after key character strengths and virtues as identified in Positive Psychology, otherwise known as the “Science of Happiness”. Studies have shown the importance in identifying and building upon our existing strengths or cultivating unrealised strengths to better navigate through life, work and relationships.
These original farmhouse double rooms, Humility and Compassion, enjoy expansive views of the rolling Yeotown fields. Perfect for a single guest, these two rooms are the only rooms that share an English country style bathroom with large bathtub.
These recently converted ensuite rooms have under floor heating and large, modern bathrooms with power showers. Centred around the newly designed courtyard, these bright, comfortable rooms have super king size beds perfect for a single or couple. Beds can be split for friends sharing.Included in this price point is the lovely “Patience Room”. Located in the main house this ensuite room features a large balcony with views over the Yeotown fields and garden.
Our latest addition for 2016 are our brand new spacious eco-suites. Comprising under floor heating, high A frame ceilings, bathrooms with both power showers and large stand alone stone bathtubs, these stylishly designed rooms are filled with unique, hand made pieces from around the globe and all feature a welcoming lobby area and skylights
During your time with us you will very quickly start to feel more energised, more engaged and more empowered so that you really can make and maintain healthier choices when you return to your everyday life. It is about health and it is fitness but in a way that supports and celebrates your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
You want to wake up in the morning feeling energised, looking great and more than ready and able to take on the challenges of your day, whatever they may be. You may be running a big company, raising small children, recovering from illness, in training for a big athletic goal or simply facing a crossroads in your life where you recognise the time has come to put you back in charge of your health and wellbeing.
Whatever your reasons, you know you are on the verge of making a huge commitment to becoming the best and healthiest version of you that you can be (or you may already have taken this step and will be coming to us for a reboot).
Here at Yeotown we’ve spent five years working with people just like you and so we can promise that whatever your background, whatever your current levels of health and fitness, we can help you achieve that life-affirming goal of taking control of your wellbeing, taking ownership of your health and taking your life to that next level of engagement and enjoyment.
During your Yeotox week you will change the way you eat, you will have hiked many miles in all elements, discovered new levels of self-discipline and developed a new appreciation of nature and the great outdoors. Although a Yeotox is both physically and mentally challenging it is also inspiring, informative, invigorating and nurturing. Within a few days you will start to feel lighter, more clear headed and have more energy. Some people lose up to 5 pounds as a by-product of their healthy living programme but results may vary depending on the individual. Come rain or shine a part of the Yeotox programme takes place outdoors allowing you to reconnect with nature, take big deep breaths of fresh outdoor air and explore the best the English countryside has to offer.
Yeotown’s very special location in the rustic and unspoiled wilds of North Devon brings its own unexpected rewards too. Hiking across the moors in a fine mist that suddenly clears to reveal an astonishing view of Devon’s expansive Atlantic coast, for instance, will not only help improve your physical fitness but also connect you back to a sense of wellness. This connection to self might be difficult to attain until you take the time out to reboot and experience the healing powers of nature by simply being active and outdoors with us. And in recognising this, we differ from many more traditional UK spas, health farms and retreats. There is no denying that what you get from our sanctuary in Devon is an opportunity to transform your life, whilst being nurtured in the comfort of ‘a home away from home’.
At Yeotown we don’t believe healthy eating is a ‘diet’ but rather a lifestyle choice. We have a very focused menu that is caffeine, sugar, wheat, gluten, dairy, alcohol and meat free. This change of diet encourages healthy living and healthy eating. Unlike a normal bootcamp we focus strongly on balanced nutrition and give clients the tools and information to carry on the Yeotown regime once they are back home. Using a refreshing blend of nutritionally dense juices, fresh food & vegetables the Yeotown diet will leave you feeling energised throughout the day and we promise you it is incredibly delicious. We understand that not everyone has the same needs or targets when it comes to their diet so unlike many boot camps, fat farms or weight loss retreats in the UK we also provide one-to-one nutritional consultations if required to help develop your personalised programme.
Reading, relaxing, unwinding by a roaring fire or watching the sun set in the lush gardens.