The Healthy Home Retreat

a unique retreat space and tranquil holiday home for hire in Yorkshire

700 Years of History

This beautiful old house hidden away in a private woodland has been lovingly designed to be a nurturing haven of peace. The nature reserve garden has been tended for over half a century and the hilltop location provides the most appreciated feature of the house… the spectacular views. We’ve welcomed friends and guests from all over the world and invariably they say they don’t want to leave.  

The original small house is over 700 years old and has been added to over the centuries. In 1999 the hay barn was converted to a luxury living space. A few years later the outhouses were expanded to create a majestic new building providing panoramic views.  We can now accommodate 16 people in twelve beds in six bedrooms with six bathrooms and six reception rooms. The home is a calm oasis perfect for retreats, joyful gatherings, intimate weddings  and country holidays.


"This house is awesome!"

Panorama Penthouse in the New Building sleeps 2 in one bedroom

Our one very large house has grown and with the 12 beds (five are doubles/kings) we can actually sleep 16. During the Covid era we got imaginative and created the possibility of two houses accommodating six in each which meant building a fully equipped second kitchen, in the Panorama room of the New Building.

That has left us with a beautiful Penthouse Suite overlooking the valley and is a fantastic space for the VIP in your group. We can actually let this out separately during the midweeks as a luxury hideaway for two. The old cottage is at the other end of the property with a separate entrance and houses the main kitchen, dining room, Tea Parlour and has two bedrooms with five beds. Again we make this available as a separate entity midweek and it can sleep 4 to 6. This is called the Walkers Cottage. e

Walkers Cottage sleeps 4-6 in 2 bedrooms

The Healthy Home Story

The house has attracted TV coverage from BBC, Channel 4 and ITV

Best-selling author Gina Lazenby used this house for her ground-breaking research into feng shui and the publication of her first book The Feng Shui House Book. Then the sensitive renovation and imaginative building work became the inspiration for
her third book  The Healthy Home.  The loving design, attention to detail and natural interior has attracted much interest and TV coverage. 

The house is a quirky one-off but the experience of being here is one of comfort and relaxation with the minimum of intrusive electromagnetic disturbances and modern toxic chemicals.  “The creativity and originality dazzles. Every detail sparks relaxation and connection”. SB  

You can read more about our story and what makes a home healthy here.  


“What an amazing graceful space. Your hospitality is extraordinary”


Hens & Girly Gatherings

Walking & Activities for Stags

Yoga & Wellness Retreats

Celebrations & Reunions


Multi-Generation Family Gatherings

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Skipton - Gateway to the Dales

The House is a 10-minute drive to the historic market town of Skipton, noted in the Sunday Times as THE best place to live in Britain (2014). The town has also been a winner of Britain’s Best High Street and Government research cited it as the happiest place to live in 2017. Skipton is a convenient location to meet with friends or family from the north and south

The Centre of Britain

 An hour from Manchester Airport, 40 minutes from Leeds Bradford Airport with a rail station connecting to London Kings Cross in just over three hours. It’s literally the centre of the country!

Our Happy Clients!

"Wow Wow Wow!. Our second retreat here and even more special. The energy in this house is just magical. The views and the landscapes are breathtaking. Everyone automatically settles into a deeply peaceful state just by walking through the door."
Jenni & Yorkshire Yogis
"The house is one of the best, well-equipped places we have ever stayed in. It was perfect for our Murder Mystery. Thank you for all the extra birthday touches that made it very special".
Leanne & Ken & Family
80th Birthday
"Thank you .. for all the space for the children to play and explore and the adults to chill, play music, cook and hang out. Thanks for such clear instructions, warm welcome ... everything we need and more!."
All the Sheffield gang!