Take a deep breath and breath in 72 acres of tranquil bliss, meadows, woodland and fresh country air.

Calm your mind, body and soul.


There’s no better place to discover a new you. Our wellness retreat is based in the heart of rural Cambridgeshire in the secluded private grounds of the 72-acre Hemingford estate. Teaming with history, this quintessentially English location is the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.


Located in Hemingford Abbots, just 50 minutes from London, the area is famed for its natural beauty and having once been the home to General Oliver Cromwell. Nearby attractions include the National Trust property of Houghton Mill and the peaceful River Ouse.


These fine Grade II* listed buildings were designed by Decimus Burton who is widely regarded as one of Britain’s leading architects of the Victorian era.


The classical, finely proportioned coach house and stable block were designed to accommodate a single carriage, two horses and a groom or driver living above. At some point before 1920, the coach house was doubled in size and a new stable block added for symmetry. This is where you will find the gym and spin studio and the upper-floor groom and driver’s flat is now a communal dining and seminar area.


On a sunny day the solar power plant at Hemingford Park provides enough energy to power all of the needs on the estate plus it exports enough to provide electricity to a further ten homes.

The log burners and wood fires contained in some of the cottages and the main house are solely fuelled by trees that have fallen naturally around the estate.  When new trees are planted to replace these, they capture the carbon from the burning of the wood of the old trees as they grow.


The Workhouse is set in rural Cambridgeshire in the secluded private grounds of the 72-acre Hemingford estate.

You can travel to the Workhouse via car or train. If you are traveling by train, Huntingdon is 4.6 miles away and Cambridge 13 miles away. Both stations are on fast lines from London. If you need help getting to us from the train station, please don’t hesitate to ask us and we will be happy to help.

Our retreats include a luxury cottage, three meals a day and your fitness activities. To find out more on our pricing packages, please get in touch and we will supply you with all the information.

We have three cottages with two king-sized bedrooms. For each retreat, there will be no more than 10-12 guests. We are a bespoke fitness retreat, focussed on your individual needs.

The Workhouse is designed around YOU. If you would like to come alone, you will have a full cottage to enjoy yourself. We will introduce you to the other guests at your welcome meal on the first night and will guarantee you will be best friends by the end! Most of our activities are team based so you will get to know the group in no time.

Alternatively, if you would like to attend with friends, family or colleagues, you can book one or more of our luxury cottages and make it a group getaway.

Put PE28 9AX in your sat-nav, which should bring you up Common Lane, Hemingford Abbots. The Workhouse driveway is on your left just before Meadow Lane, which is on your right. (You will see “Home Farm” on the low wall on one side of the entrance and “Hemingford Park” on the other.) Follow that track up about 1/3 mile to the end until you see the Workhouse entrance, which will be on your left behind Hemingford Park Hall.

Absolutely, our you-ness coach will take you on a walk through the local village, Hemingford Abbots, over to the National Trust property of Houghton Mill.

The nearest town to the Workhouse is St Ives, a beautiful historic town on the river Great Ouse

There is a local village shop however during your stay at the Workhouse you will have everything provided. From your food, snacks to drinks, our retreats are all-inclusive so you can enjoy, relax and put your feet up (after your workout!)