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Welcome to The Garden Retreat

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Our tranquil salon is set in the grounds of Taurus Crafts, between Chepstow and Lydney. We have made it a relaxing, peaceful space for you to escape the stresses of daily life.

Please browse our website and get in touch if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Meet The Team


Garden Retreat Beauty Salon Alison

Salon owner and beauty/holistic therapist with over 30 years experience of working in salons locally and teaching therapies in a further education college.

“I have enjoyed opening and developing The Garden Retreat and proud of the salon we have created. I love what I do, particularly holistic therapies, and am fortunate to work alongside my brilliant staff”.


Garden Retreat Beauty - Stacey

Salon manager/senior beauty therapist. Joined the salon in 2012 – our full time therapist available Tuesday to Saturday.

“I have been qualified in the beauty and holistic industry now for 9 years, and have been working alongside Alison for 8 years. I have a passion for what I do and love all the treatments that I offer. My goal is to make your visit to The Garden Retreat a wonderful experience so you leave feeling relaxed and happy.”


Garden Retreat Beauty - Becky

Beauty/holistic therapist with previous experience in spas and salons who joined the team in 2016. Our holistic therapy/pregnancy massage specialist available Tuesdays, Thursdays and 2 Saturdays per month.

“I have been a therapist for 14 years and worked at Calcot Spa before arriving at The Garden Retreat and have worked here for 4 years. I love all my therapies but my passion lies in massage, facials, and reflexology. My ethos is to look after clients and to make them feel good about themselves.”


Garden Retreat Beauty Salon Holly

A full time beauty/massage therapist who joined the team in 2017. Qualified in Hopi candles and lava shell relax back treatments too! Available Tuesday to Saturday.

“I have been working at the Garden Retreat for 3 years. I enjoy doing both beauty and holistic treatments and I have recently completed my oncology massage and pregnancy massage qualification. I am always looking to increase my knowledge within the beauty and holistic industry and love having the ability to improve my clients well being.”

Covid-19 Precautions

Please stay at home and rearrange your appointment if you, a member of your household or someone you’ve recently been in contact with, have Covid-19 symptoms including a cough, fever or a change in taste or smell, or tested positive in the last 14 days or are awaiting test results.

The Garden Retreat has always maintained safe hygiene practices; however, due to Covid-19, we have made a few changes to the salon which include:


  • Staff will now be wearing appropriate PPE as recommended by BABTAC  and government guidelines
  • Additional time is being allowed between clients to ensure sanitisation of treatment rooms and our reception areas.  
  • All laundry is being washed at recommended temperatures and disposable towels and couch roll are being used where appropriate
  • Hot and cold drinks can be offered to clients in paper/plastic cups only;  however, no food, including biscuits will be available.
  • Magazines have been removed but clients can bring their own reading material if required
  • Bookings are by prior appointment only.
  • Vouchers can be pre-ordered and paid for over the phone or in person
  • Our retail items are still available to  purchase but please avoid touching them, ask a member of staff for assistance

Client Guidelines

  • All clients to wear facemasks on arrival to salon and kept in place unless the treatment dictates otherwise
  • Hand sanitisers are freely available throughout the salon including in the entrance hallway, treatment rooms and on the reception desk.  All clients will be asked to sanitise their hands on arrival
  • Clients are advised to use their own pens to complete our Covid-19 forms and/or registration forms as required
  • Clients asked to limit their belongings and coats brought into the salon
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment and wait outside until we come and get you.
  • Please come alone to your appointment unless you are under 16 or with a carer
  • Please social distance when arriving at the salon and in our reception area
  • Payment is preferred using contactless where possible

Please note:

  • Our opening hours have changed during this time, we are now closed on Sundays and Mondays
  • These times may vary as necessary,  so please check with the salon

Thank you for your patience and co-operation.  We really appreciate your support during this difficult time.