Visiting from London

If you’re thinking of taking some time out from your busy London lifestyle to recharge the batteries, there really is no better place to do it than right here at Lifehouse. Our world of serenity and sophistication is the perfect recipe for anyone seeking some well-deserved pampering and relaxation.

Are you new to Lifehouse? Here’s everything you need to know about our award-winning spa hotel:

Stunning gardens

Lifehouse is nestled within the tranquil surroundings of English Heritage Listed Thorpe Hall Gardens and a stroll through these perfectly manicured gardens – coupled with the fresh Essex countryside air – is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs. The gardens were the former home to Lord and Lady Byng who welcomed such distinguished guests as Winston Churchill and Rudyard Kipling many years ago.

Lavish hotel rooms

You’ll simply adore the peace and tranquillity that your Lifehouse hotel room brings. Whether you’re staying a single night, a week or even longer, all 89 of our bedrooms are decorated in contemporary style with soft furnishings. Pull back the curtains in the morning and you’ll be able to savour enchanting views of our English Heritage gardens, the lakes or the surrounding Essex countryside.

Revitalising spa facilities

The blissful Lifehouse spa is simply the perfect place to switch off and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Switch off that mobile phone and experience some of the following luxurious spa facilities available to all day and stay guests:

Sauna – hot and steamy; perfect for healing those aching muscles
Steam room – leave your skin feeling soft and clean
Salt inhalation room – calm your breathing using this age-old relaxation technique
Hydro-pool – soothing and relaxing water pumps
Plunge pool – ideal for an invigorating dip after a successful sauna session
Swimming pool – swim, stretch and smile

Less than 90 minutes from London

Whether you’re travelling by car or train, Lifehouse is less than 90 minutes away from the heart of the capital. So if you’re looking for the perfect getaway, the typically English seaside resort of Frinton-on-Sea is hard to beat. Hop on a train from London Liverpool Street to Thorpe-le-Soken and we’ll even pick you up from the station for a nominal charge.

Bringing your own car? No problem. Our car park is well-lit, secure and more importantly, completely free!

If you are using a Satellite Navigation System on your journey, simply enter postcode CO16 0JF which will direct you to Frinton Road, where you can turn off onto Lifehouse Drive. From London and the M25, simply take the A12 signposted Chelmsford and Colchester and then join the A120 signposted Harwich and Clacton – it’s as easy as that.

Our philosophy

Indulged, pampered, refresh, revived; those are just some superlatives our guests use to describe their stay at Lifehouse. We aim to deliver the ideal setting that helps you feel like you’re the only one that matters.

If you fancy a break away from it all outside of the city, let us provide you with a lasting sense of warmth, peace and elegance; an altogether different residential spa experience.