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Amchara Health Retreat
Amchara Health Retreat
Bindon Country House,
Langford Budville, Wellington, Taunton, TA21 0RU
United Kingdom

Weight Loss Clinic

Amchara Health Retreat
Bindon Country House,
Langford Budville, Wellington, Taunton, TA21 0RU
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Amchara Health Retreat

Detox your body and improve your health & vitality on Amchara’s rural health retreat.

You may wish to de-stress and rejuvenate, you may wish to kick start you’re life, you maybe looking for a place to convalesce, you may be at a crossroads, you may wish to lose weight or you may be attending due to other medical or health reasons where you’ve reached the end of the road with your current treatments and are seeking positive alternatives.

Different clients attend Amchara for different reasons, the one common thread that every guest has is they want something to change. Whatever your medical or health reason for attending, our mission is to help you, “Change For Good”.

We offer daily holistic therapy sessions, we also offer either juice fast body detoxification or alternatively a healthy eating program along with more moderate detoxification methods, we create tailored packages to meet your personal health needs.

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4.7

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  • Acupuncture (5)
  • Body Wraps (1)
  • Colonic Therapy (1)
  • Counselling & Holistic
  • Aromatherapy (4)
  • Coaching (2)
  • Herbal Medicine and Supplements (3)
  • Life Coaching (2)
  • Mindfulness (1)
  • Naturopathy (7)
  • Neuro Linguistic programming (1)
  • Nutritional Advice & Treatments (12)
  • Reiki (1)
  • Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage (1)
  • Shiatsu Massage (1)
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Posted 2 months ago
I must admit it was a little difficult to find but once your arrive you'll forget all about that. The staff greet you with a warm welcome.. My room was cozy and clean with your iteninary laid out on the dresser so no need to fret. It's like you left all your stress at the front door. Not knowing what to expect meant I ended up with a lot more than I bargain for. And the daily talks are very interesting and really make you think about what we need to do to make healthier choices for ourselves. The other guest where like long lost family and great people to be around, we even had some laugh out loud moments. Leaving the best for last and that to me is the treatments, I highly recommend them all but I favour the hot stone massage, and hour well spent.
Amchara keep doing what your doing because your doing a great job.

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Posted 3 months ago
Top class venue, beautiful location in the rolling hills of Somerset, lovely old house with comfortable en-suite rooms. Nice linen, huge landscaped garden to walk in and a pool in the summer months. The staff are impeccably kind and professional, and all in all I cannot fault it if you are genuinely looking to cleanse your body, and have some time to yourself to re-charge. As a bonus, I lost 10 lbs, though that wasn't the reason for going. Great place.

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Posted 3 months ago
I have stayed at Amchara twice, for two weeks each time. The staff are impeccably solicitous, kind, fun, and accommodating. They're all highly knowledgeable and great company, and they care about getting to the bottom of your health problems. The treatments on offer are excellent, the stay is terrific value, and the detox works. The kitchen staff totally know what they're doing. I'd definitely go back for a tune-up at least once a year.

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Posted 5 months ago
Having been rather apprehensive going to Amchara alone, I was immediately put at total ease and welcomed by the three ladies who mainly looked after us (Kirstie, Wendy and Tracey). The talks, treatments, activities (yoga, tai chi, walks, saunas etc) were not only enjoyable but very informative. Attention to each guest's needs was second to none and the communication between the three mentioned above was quite remarkable. Never did I feel hungry, unsafe or unhappy and I came home feeling on top of the world, healthier and much lighter!

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Posted 6 months ago
Not exactly a life changing experience (but pretty close). I loved Amchara!! Being able to relax and recharge my batteries in a welcoming environment was just what I needed. I loved the whole experience of a complete detox and was blown away with the Yoga...Thank you Amchara x

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Posted 8 months ago
What a fantastic experience !!
I came along to Amchara to accompany my husband without any expectations and just to have some ME time. But I came back with a whole lot more. The whole package of juice fasting, various treatment options, nutritional talks and other sessions on NLP and mindfulness, yoga, meditation classes, raw food demonstration etc etc was just superb. Staff are just exceptionally knowledgeable and also very very supportive in your detox journey. The location is beautiful and the house itself has its own charm and character. Came back home feeling totally relaxed, rejuvenated and cleansed in mind, body and spirit and losing half a stone :). This is our third week back and I can proudly say that I am still off coffee, sugar, wheat and have introduced some healthy super foods in our diet.
Would definitely recommend a trip to Amchara for anyone looking to kick start a new healthy beginning.

My only small suggestion to Amchara would be on the housekeeping front, fresh towels more regularly would have been appreciated.

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Posted 8 months ago
Fantastic place for a detox - great location and great staff. Highly recommended! the location is stunning and the yoga was very good too.

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Posted 9 months ago
Staying at Amchara has been a life-changing experience for me and set me back on the road to good health. The staff are fantastic and there for you 24/7. The combination of juice fasting, Yoga, Tai Chi, educational talks and naturopathic monitoring is very well balanced. The house itself is very cosy and set in the most beautiful Somerset countryside which is ideal for walking. I can definitely recommend Amchara for anyone wishing to do a monitored fast.

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Posted 1 year ago
A friend of mine persuaded me to join her for a three-day juice fasting detox programme, in an attempt to get rid of the excess pounds we'd piled on over Christmas. I'll admit that I was reluctant, as I didn't think it would be “my thing”. All I can say is that I wish I'd done it much sooner, because I absolutely loved it!

From the minute we arrived, we felt welcome and looked after. Everything about our weekend suited us perfectly, as we could tailor things to fit our own particular requirements. For example, we wanted to relax while we were there, and didn't fancy all the exercise classes; we loved that there was absolutely no pressure to join in. There was a daily schedule, but how much (or little) you participated, was entirely up to you. We also loved the flexibility: the Yoga and Meditation were held twice a day, so if you weren't up in time for the early-morning slot, you could catch it in the evening instead.

The whole fasting/detox aspect of the weekend was what I had dreaded the most, but it wasn't too bad: two days in and it became a little tough, but by the time we left, I felt amazing, not to mention seven pounds lighter! Next time, we plan to come back for longer! Plus, the freshly-made juices were much tastier than I had imagined they'd be!

I am racking my brain to think of a negative about our weekend, but there seriously isn't one! The house (and bedroom) itself was lovely, with a relaxed, comfortable and peaceful vibe, and the staff couldn't do enough for us; it felt like nothing was too much trouble.

Thank you very much to everyone at Amchara – you'll definitely be seeing me again!

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Posted 1 year ago
I was looking for a retreat that could support my goal to cut out sugar - I'd been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and was swayed by research that said that cancer loves sugar as much as I do. The team were brilliant, supportive, informative, friendly and I received a really personal programme of information, support and treatments. The grounds to the house are beautiful, and the sauna, yoga room and pool are tranquil and relaxing places to spend time. I came away having experienced shifts within myself that I couldn't have achieved in my everyday life, and with a renewed commitment to my health and wellbeing.

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Posted 1 year ago
I stayed at Amchara for a week and absolutely loved it! The facilities are clean, the staff are fantastic and incredibly helpful and our group was so much fun to spend the week with and to share the same experience. Everyone had a great time! There is a choice of activities/classes during the day that are optional and the teachers are competent and friendly. I would recommend Amchara to anyone who wants to have the best value for money detox experience in the UK - I felt like a newborn afterwards and have started a new life with healthier habits...

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Posted 1 year ago
My stay here was a complete disappointment,the photos used to advertized the retreat are old and from when it was a succesful hotel ,the hotel is now very very dated and rented out to amchara to use as a detox retreat.it was cold beond belief.bathrooms complete unsuitable for colonics carpeted damp and smelly.it is in no way a five star retreat I would guess 3 lacks atmosphere and style very badly managed.

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Posted 1 year ago
Oh my goodness!!
I thoroughly loved my stay here and am very grateful to everyone at Amchara for making my stay so AMAZING! The totally stunning location, the seriously fabulous treatments and the variety of classes alone were enough to totally bliss me out but the level of tailored care for each one of us there was outstanding. The staff are all thoroughly amazing, the level of thought and attention that goes into catering for everybody's very different individual health needs is phenomenal. This place has totally exceeded any expectations and I can't wait to go back again! There's only one drawback to experiencing a stay at Amchara, and that is that at some point you have to leave!

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Posted 1 year ago
I thought I was just going to lose as much weight as I could in a week, but I came away with so much more than dropping a stone and seeing clear, bright, open eyes when I looked in the mirror. After returning for a further two weeks I can say without hesitation that it has been the most important catalyst for change that I have ever been through, and I don't say this lightly as I have been on quite an epic internal journey of self-healing and discovery over the last couple of years. The internal physical cleanse was, for me, secondary (although incredibly rewarding) to the emotional rewiring which occurred through the osmosis of the educational talks and advice combined with the kind and gentle staff who made the whole experience truly amazing. It's hard to put into words without sounding a bit fluffy and over-emotional, but if you're looking for a kick-start, a re-boot, a guide rope with bag loads of support, and knowledgeable support at that, to get you back on the right tracks then this will do the trick, with enduring effect. Thank you Amchara, I will never forget you!

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Posted 1 year ago
I went to Amchara to drop a dress size in a week and I did. However, I got so much more than that from my time there. I felt cared for and looked after, and educated, and all of the many things I learnt from Yoga with Noelle (I brought the dvd home and continue to do it each day), Tai Chi with Andrew (the same, everyday), Naturopathy with Rhoda, Massages with Steph(best I have ever had), the friends I made and the whole wonderful, 'one minded atmosphere' gave me a feeling of support and happiness that I haven't know for a long time. I will go back to Amchara. I believe the education I had there about stabilising blood sugars to reduce cravings, the reasons for overeating(Andrew), and regular gentle exercise should be on the National Curriculum.
I know I am a better person and better Mother for spending a week at Amchara. I have two very good friends from the trip who I stay in touch with also.
From the bottom of my heart, thankyou so very much for 'resetting my clock' and helping me to look after myself body, mind and spirit, Namaste xxxx

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Posted 1 year ago
Have just returned from a two week stay at Amchara. The first week I went with a friend, the second I spent alone and I am so pleased I booked two weeks. Had mixed feelings about going as I had never done anything like this before. 2012 had been a really tough year, not one I would like to repeat. Events had left me tired, irritable and quite frankly worn out both mentally and physically. I had also gained a good stone in weight. I left Amchara feeling like a new woman, am amazed at the transformation in just two weeks. I have lost a stone in weight, my skin looks glowing, I have slept well and feel really refreshed and energetic. My thanks to the staff, their knowledge and care of everyone is so good. They are without exception, dedicated to ensuring everyone gets the very best out of their time spent there. My description of Amchara would not be a holiday or a break but the beginning of a life changing journey. Thank you to all the staff at Amchara - you are fantastic.

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1 year ago
Thank you Joan. It was such a pleasure to meet you and welcome you to Amchara Health Retreat. Good luck in the future and I hope our paths cross again. Karen x

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Posted 1 year ago
Justin and Karen are committed and professional in their approach to helping support and educate guests towards a healthier and more ethical diet and lifestyle. The team they have to support them in this are also exceptional. I went for 10 days with the full treatment bundle and super supplements and I can honestly say I felt very happy indeed with all of the treatments and the overall service. I am glad that I booked a single room as I really valued my privacy during the first few days of the juice fast as I was tired and needed lots of rest. I learnt loads in the daily talks and felt very pampered with massages and other treatments. I also loved the yoga classes every day. I feel like I have found a great place for me to rest and rejuvenate in a healthy way and look forward to coming back as soon as I can. Thank you to all of the team, your contributions were very much appreciated. Laura

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Posted 1 year ago
Beautifully surrounded in wonderful coutryside in a luxurious country house, Amchara is the perfect place to getaway from the stresses of life, and gain back health and peace. The detox programme is fantastic,and the staff do everything they can to support you through.
Theres a range of classes and treatments to choose from to stay occupied, or you could just relax and take in the views or lie in the infra red sauna.
You really are getting a personal experience there, each member of staff works there hardest to help you achieve your goals. I returned home glowing, and excited to step forward with my life. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you Amchara.

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1 year ago
Thank you Kat, we loved having you stay and good luck moving forward with everything

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Posted 1 year ago
I stayed here on a detox retreat and thought it was absolutely fantastic. The staff are welcoming and hugely knowledgeable.

You can choose to juice fast or eat raw food, or a combination of the two. There are several daily classes including yoga, tai chi, qi gong and meditation which are included in the package.

There is an excellent range of treatments available or you can just relax in front of the fire or in the infra-red sauna.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to detox, de-stress or just have a health/nutrition education.

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1 year ago
Hi Egg, thank you for the review and I hope you enjoy the raw crackers! :-)

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Posted 2 years ago
I had set myself a goal for my week spent with you: I simply wanted to find my inner strength again to help me to make major changes in my life. To say that I found that strength through the programme and the superb therapists is to understate the power and joy of feeling even better than my old self by the end of the week.

The benefits of better eating, cleansing my system and clearing my mind have added up to one of the best experiences of my life. I have made 360 degree turn around in what I eat (I've stuck implicitly to your programme for this week and invested in all the ingredients and equipment to sustain my new found eating habits and lifestyle). My work life is undergoing change to support more rest and relaxation.

The programme you have provided for your de-toxers is comprehensive and meets every need for those who are serious about changing their lifestyle and I cannot tell you how much that has helped me to make the transition to a healthy life smoothly and with the least amount of stress.

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1 year ago
Hi Lorraine, thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you've had such i,provements in your health outcomes. Good luck on your journey and if you need any further help or support please call or email.

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