The Villa & Estate
Meet Your Hosts
About Emma Ellice-Flint
Nutritionist and chef Emma Ellice-Flint is passionate about making a difference to peoples’ lives through nutrition and natural medicine. She founded her practice ‘Eatcetera Nutrition’ with the aim of giving people the knowledge they need to create healthy lives for themselves and their families.
Emma welcomes and treats people with all conditions but digestive wellness and women’s hormone balance are topics close to her heart. So much so that she wrote two evidenced-based cookbooks – one about female hormone balance called The Happy Hormone Cookbook, and another about gut healing called The Bone Broth Bible. She brings together years of clinical experience, evidence-based nutritional advice, a wealth of knowledge about food and the excitement that goes with that understanding.
“I’m positively busting to tell people about health, nutrition and what it can mean for them!”
Previously working as a chef, first in London then Sydney, in 2007 she decided to do full-time study, qualifying in Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition). Emma regularly attends ongoing professional education, keeping up to date in the ever-changing field of nutrition, and apart from her clinic work, runs nutrition cooking workshops across Australia and the UK.
During the last few years Emma has shared her knowledge by co-running a number of Nutrition retreats in Australia, UK and Europe. Guests learn the value of wholefoods, the benefits to their bodies, and watch Emma prepare those dishes. The retreats have meant guests also have time away from their busy lives, share meals with like-minded people, and above all relax. What a treat!
About Elizabeth Berger
Elizabeth read History of Art and Architecture at university in the UK and benefitted from a year abroad in Pisa for her second year, where her love of Italy began.
Once her studies were over, fully bitten by the travel bug, she began working as a walking guide accompanying small groups of extremely interesting people through the European countryside where art, folklore, flora, food and wine were debated and enjoyed. And out of this came a great appetite to learn more about fine wine. Elizabeth returned to the UK in 2001 to begin her career and studies in the Wine Trade, planning to stay no more than 18 months… twelve years later, London had been good to her and her Italian husband but with the arrival of children it felt like the right time to return to Italy. So in 2013 Elizabeth leapt off the corporate ladder having been Marketing & Wine Director for Champagne Bollinger for 8 years and set up a wine business consultancy, which still occupies most of her working day.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil became a true passion since moving to Tuscany where Elizabeth has applied her knowledge of tasting, selecting and marketing to a small on-line enterprise, which she runs by candlelight with her husband. They sell the very best Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a 6 week period of the year, during harvest, and ship in time for Christmas.
“Working with fine wine for the whole of my career has introduced me to many people who care passionately about the ingredients and provenance of their food and drink. So many of us have become ‘foodies’ and yet, though we all use extra virgin olive oil as a cooking staple and a dressing, the oil available on the high street is most often below acceptable standards in terms of quality and also health benefits. Our mission is to change the way you buy your extra virgin olive oil by sending it directly from the Frantoio in Italy immediately after it has been pressed to offer you as much pleasure and benefit as you get from a mid-summer tomato or a fine glass of wine. This completely guarantees the provenance, the freshness and the quality. Put olive oil centre stage in your kitchen”
About Olivia, yoga teacher
Olivia is a very passionate yoga teacher, originally from Sydney, now based in Amsterdam.
Olivia has trained extensively in both India and Australia. For a while running her own yoga practise in Byron Bay, Australia.
She brings an amazing calmness to the room, and gently helps you to unwind in yoga positions that are completely achievable, even for the novice.
She is very keen about integrating yoga with healthy eating and lifestyle.
: The Cost :
All inclusive of activities, meals, drinks, ensuite accommodation and full use of the villa and its beautiful grounds.
Price twin share per person, 3 nights all inclusive: £490
Price single room per person, 3 nights all inclusive: £735
Payment – Either a full payment can be made upfront. Or a 25% deposit is required to secure your place, with the balance paid 14 days prior to the start of the Retreat. See Refund Policy below.
Twin share room deposit, per person: £122.50
Single room deposit: £183.75
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
To secure a place up to 14 days beforehand will require a 25% deposit.
The balance or full payment will be required 14 days before the start of the Retreat.
Extra nights are available at the villa before or after the Retreat, to book please message Emma here
Deposit refunds will only be available if the place is filled by someone else.