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Wellness in Kingsbridge

We tend to over indulge a little on holiday, and that’s okay… even the strongest-willed can find the delicious Devon cream teas, locally made ice cream, fish and chips and the odd glass of fizz hard to resist. But fear not! We have some excellent personal trainers, Pilates and yoga instructors, and massage and beauty treatments to keep you glowing not groaning. Take a look at our top picks for wellness in Kingsbridge.

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In-house Pampering

You’re on holiday to relax and enjoy a little me time, to recharge and rejuvenate – and why not? It’s an important aspect of any holiday so treat yourself to some in-house pampering with My Personal Sanctuary which offers luxurious treatments in the comfort of your holiday home.

Using Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic products made using pure essential oils, the company offers a range of treatments including replenishing facials, deep tissue massage, full body journeys and treats for hands and feet. Get in touch with one of our team to arrange some pampering at your Kingsbridge holiday home.

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Make-up and Beauty

The Hen House

Relax in the peaceful setting of The Hen House just on the edge of Kingsbridge. The highly qualified experienced team offer a range of professional treatments to destress, rejuvenate and enhance your natural beauty. The perfect place to indulge in a little ‘me’ time. More details from The Hen House.

Rachel Gaunt Beauty Therapist

As well as practising at The Hen House, Rachel also offers beauty therapy in the comfort of your holiday home. Experienced beauty therapist and makeup artist  Rachel Gaunt has some 20 years of experience in the beauty industry and is on hand to share techniques, hints and tips with you in the comfort of your holiday home. Rachel uses high-end brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Chanel, Becca, Nars & Urban Decay and Rae Morris to reflect your personality and style. 

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Marvel Fitness

Aaron Ryder, Devi Majumdar and the team at Marvel Fitness pride themselves on offering a first-class personal service through a well-equipped gym with an excellent range of cardio, resistance and weights equipment. They also offer non-contact boxing fitness classes and Personal / small group training. Check out their website  for pricing and further information 

Willpower Fitness

For group functional fitness classes and personal training sessions, check out Willpower Fitness. They offer unique and specialised programming which is perfect for any guests wishing to improve their health and well-being while on holiday. Their sessions are suitable for all abilities and ages. You can find the class timetable and get in touch Willpower Fitness here.

The Natural Gym

Make the most of the beach and try a training session on the sands, perfect for improving body and mind. The Natural Gym offers brilliant outdoor training sessions to suit you. Devi also does home visits and can train you at the location of your choice to give you a varied, challenging and enjoyable workout!

Hen House

The fitness centre at The Hen House has its own resident personal trainers and a fully equipped private gym. The trainers are on hand to offer encouragement and advice to help make the Devon hills more manageable! To find out more or book a session at The Hen House click here.

Fitness Is

Issy Wood strives to get the very best out of each of her clients helping them to reach their goals through personal training and fitness classes. She also offers nutritional guidance from her private gym in Moreleigh, just a short drive from Kingsbridge.

Contact Issy at Fitness Is and book yourself in! 


Right in the heart of Kingsbridge, sitting along the quay is the town’s leisure centre. Keep yourself in shape under the watchful eye of qualified fitness instructors while you work on the weights, cardiovascular exercise and resistance machines. Perhaps combine with a few lengths of the 25m pool on the same site. More about Quayside, classes and timetables here.

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Yoga and Pilates

Harbour House

Harbour House has three beautiful yoga studios for their regular yoga, pilates, tai chi, kung fu and meditation classes; join in and awaken a sense of inner joy as you realign and integrate body and mind. More about Harbour House Yoga and Pilates here.

Hen House

“The Pilates Method teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy” Joseph Pilates. And you can do just that… Jo Moore and Caroline Coetzee of JM Pilates are both very experienced pilates instructors in the classical method. Why not book yourself in for a private class which will be tailored to meet your individual needs using classical apparatus and the mat. Get in touch with JM Pilates here.


The Hen House – Hanna Quiggin

Hanna works as a Pilates teacher and Soft Tissue Therapist offering relaxing massage, deep tissue massage and one-to-one Pilates sessions. Visit Hanna’s website for complete massage treatments available.

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Shiatsu and Qigong

Tasha Kalisher is a Shiatsu Practitioner and Qigong Teacher and generally works out of her clinic in Bristol and her home in Slapton, but Finest Stays have arranged for guests to have an inhouse Shiatsu and Qigong experience whilst in their holiday home.

At the core of Tasha’s work is a passion to empower clients to enable them to have a deeper understanding of themselves. Tasha will come and set up for an afternoon or a full day, for groups of friends or families to experience Shiatsu and Qigong; Shiatsu is a fully clothed massage. It is deeply relaxing and restorative. It works with acupoints, stretches, rotations and pressure to bring the body and mind back into balance. It is traditionally given on a mat on the floor, but you can also request to use a massage chair if mobility or space is an issue. Qigong is a moving meditation but it is also a great physical workout, opening the body and stretching the muscles to encourage greater stability and strength and increasing vitality and balance. 

Tasha can also offer tips on nutrition, movements and herbs that can support your specific requirements. Get in touch with Tasha to find out more about Shiatsu and Qigong.