In desperate need of some R&R and a break from the chaos of life and work pressures, we stumbled upon a hidden gem that restored our balance: Everything Retreat, the latest wellbeing hot spot in the North of England. We were promised a restful stay, and that’s exactly what we got. Located in the picturesque Mellor, this tranquil sanctuary offers the best of what the Ribble Valley has to offer, allowing guests to unwind and immerse themselves in a haven of tranquility.

A Vision and Dream Realised:

Everything Retreat is the brainchild of Louise Monk, a local businesswoman and lifelong resident of the region. Her inspiring story is one of resilience and determination: against all odds, Louise purchased and transformed her sister’s land into a haven of tranquility during the lockdown. She curated a collection of 12 exquisitely designed, private, adult-only, pet-friendly lodges. What was once a boggy field has been lovingly transformed into luxurious accommodations, showcasing Louise’s dedication to creating a relaxing retreat for her guests.

Lodges of Luxury and Comfort:

The lodges at Everything Retreat have been meticulously designed with comfort in mind. The Signature Collection features six identical self-catering lodges adorned with calming colour palettes, while the Unique Collection offers six individually themed cabins, each with its own bespoke design. Additionally, every lodge boasts a private hot tub, a cozy wood burner, and a sumptuously comfortable king-size bed with custom-made mattresses that you can melt into. So, if you want to stay in bed all day, this place has got you covered; believe me, we were tempted!

The interiors reflect a love for detail, incorporating custom-made products by local producers, creating a space that radiates comfort and charm. Our top recommendation is the Skala Lodge, a Scandinavian dream with soft-textured furnishings and an overall fresh and bright feel. The small kitchen was well-equipped, and every area of space was thought out for comfort, practicality, and luxury.

A Bespoke Service:

At Everything Retreat, hospitality and guest experience take centre stage. The Everything Concierge Service promises to fulfil guests’ unique needs and desires; simply ask upon arrival. From arranging foodie tours to suggesting cycling and hiking routes, the concierge is there to curate an unforgettable experience for every guest. The attentive staff, particularly Manager Kelly, makes you feel like a VIP, ensuring you have everything you need for your stay. Our favourite service and gold star go to the breakfast box filled with fresh produce from the surrounding area, hand-delivered to our lodge.

Tailored for Enriching and Pawsitive Experiences:

The Ribble Valley offers an array of activities to enhance your retreat experience. Immerse yourself in the local hamlets and explore artisan shops and eateries at nearby Stydd Gardens; we highly recommend the crispy beef salad for lunch—it’s to die for! Alternatively, if you want to take it up a notch, embark on a culinary adventure with a visit to one of Northcote’s esteemed cookery schools, where you can learn to cook like a Michelin-star chef (subject to availability). To add the cherry on top, the staff and guests at The Everything Retreat are genuinely dog-friendly, which is always a bonus in our book! There are plenty of places to walk, and dogs are allowed in the onsite bar. Cheers to that!

The unique aspect of this retreat is its flexibility to transform the space to meet the requirements of its guests. The multifunctional areas can be curated for yoga, reef-making, and fitness activities, or for private dining and corporate events. Additionally, future developments promise treatment rooms and a relaxing fire pit in the gardens, further adding to the beauty and charm of this space.

A Truly Relaxing Experience:

So, whether you’re looking for a home away from home, a corporate retreat, or a romantic night with a loved one, this place has it all. You will enjoy a peaceful and tranquil environment, embarking on a rejuvenating journey in the heart of Ribble Valley. With dog-friendly accommodations, luxurious amenities, and unparalleled hospitality, this retreat offers a unique experience for humans and their furry friends. Embrace the serenity of the private hot tub, cozy up by the crackling wood-burning stove, and let the beauty of the surroundings rejuvenate your spirit and wash away your stresses—just as it did for us. And did we mention the sheep and baby lambs outside our window? Well, I guess you’ll have to go and see it for yourselves.


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