Want to start the New Year with a spring in your step? This new Wiltshire retreat is high on tranquility, but low on prices and mung beans
Over the last five years I’ve visited more than 50 of the UK’s more affordable wellbeing retreats, enduring more than my fair share of uninspiring veggie meals, old-fashioned decor, tiny beds and dusty crystals – even in places where I’ve encountered expert therapists and teachers with integrity.
Littleton Mill is refreshingly different. Like Tilton House in Sussex and the Grange by the Sea on the Isle of Wight (see panel), this converted 17th-century water mill which opened in May this year is part of a new breed of retreat where you can relax in comfort without having to pay silly prices or confront anything too alternative – unless you really want to.