Carbon Retreat

A new premium health and wellbeing retreat location. The space is designed in a beautiful yet comforting way, to help people who are looking to lead a healthier lifestyle


Recently refurbished, Chantry House is a luxurious and comfortable location. The house is perfectly designed for a variety of events, whether you are planning a yoga retreat or a team away day, this is the space for you.

There are a total of five suites with en suite bathrooms, living room, two dining rooms, kitchen and chef, multi-use studio, beauty facilities and outdoor area.

Chantry House

Churchgate Hotel, a Jacobean Chantry House once owned by Queen Elizabeth I, is the new home of Carbon Retreat.

The building is timber frames and plastered, with fine doorways and original features.

Originally belonging to the local church of St. Mary and St. Hugh, it was founded in 1324 by John de Stainton, the rector of Harlow, but was suspended during the reign of Edward VI.

Chantry House eventually passed into the ownership of Elizabeth I and remained a royal property until disposed of by James I in 1607.

The present house was built sometime between 1615-1652 but then altered extensively in the 20th Century.

Chantry House

The Grounds

The outdoor space includes scenic seating areas and fire pit within the gated grounds. There are plenty of parking spaces and CCTV cameras provide security and peace of mind.

The Grounds

The Suites

There is a total of five elegant and modern residential suites with en suite bathrooms. The suites can accommodate up to twenty guests as shared accommodation or can be used as five single/double occupancy rooms.

This is dependent on how you would like to use the venue and the number of guests.

The Suites

The Multi-use Studio

There is a large multi-use studio that can be easily adapted for various activities. Whether it is fitness, meetings or team building sessions, we have the resources to make it work for you.

It features a large screen and a wall-mounted LCD TV, perfect for presentations and training events.

The Multi-use Studio

Seating Areas

There is a living room, two dining rooms, kitchen and comfortable seating throughout.

Seating Areas


Limited disabled access, but please contact directly to enquire

Opening Times

Open all year round and prices are available upon request.


Carbon Retreat is located 27 miles North-East of London, in Old Harlow, Essex. It is a short 1.5 hour drive from Central London.

Retreat Features and Activities

AddictionsCoaching / Life CoachingCorporate Retreat/TrainingFitness / Fitness TrainingMindfulnessPersonal DevelopmentPilatesVenue HireWorkshopsYogaGrow

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