Looking for a little cure for the winter blues in the UK?

Graced by gorgeous countryside and a mellow vibe, the county of Somerset is rather a hot bed for wellness retreats. Here are four to suit most needs.

The Body Retreat

Friendly and effective, the Body Retreat runs all manner of wellbeing breaks at a lovely country house in Somerset as well as at other venues in the UK and in Spain. Their Stress Re-set Retreat (choose from a number of set dates) is immaculately planned for busy, professional women who need to de-stress, reflect on how their lives are running and learn how to make effective, ongoing change. Read more

Fairfield House

For relaxing vegetarian B&B and health retreats, this lovely little house is owned by mindfulness teacher and healthy chef Shruti Whittington, who has created a serene retreat firmly rooted in her meditation practice. It’s set on a road and it’s small, but it’s packed with heart and integrity and a good place to go if you’re feeling a little out of sorts. Read more

Vital Detox

Packed with integrity and highly experienced, the Vital Detox team run rigorous, safe week-long juice detoxes each month at a comfortable farm just outside Glastonbury. They’re aimed at people who really want to get to grips with their health and wellbeing (both physical and emotional), and include nutrition, herbalism, homeopathy, colon hydrotherapy and life coaching to guide you through your issues. Read more

A Life At Work

If you're unhappy at work, these occasional, beautifully-planned 4 day career coaching retreats held at Ammerdown House in Radstock are worth attending - the next one runs 12-15 Feb. The small groups quickly bond, providing you with a safe environment to share and explore your inner most concerns and ambitions with career coach Mark Pearce and psychologist Julie Bullen, who employ an impressive range of coaching methods. Read more

Getting there First Great Western run regular trains to Somerset. Advance Single fares between London Paddington and Taunton, for example, are available from £18.50 each way.