42 ACRES in SOMERSET
FRIDAY 11th – SUNDAY 13th MAY 2018
THE RETREAT SPACE
42 acres is Somerset’s stunning new wellness retreat for those seeking real transformation. “We work with the land and its abundance of natural resources and we use biomass and solar power to generate energy for the entire space. We have used reclaimed materials to both build and outfit the property, mixed with the influence, style and expertise of designer Jo Berryman.
The huge renovated farmhouse is just outside Frome and the sunny reception space is just the start of this wonderful wellness retreat experience. With the French doors leading out to view across the 42 acres of private land and 700 acres of the surrounding ancient forest, it’s perfect for strolls in between your sessions to reconnect with nature and enjoy some fresh air.
The main house has 8 bedrooms, ranging from cool nomadic style loft dorms, twin rooms, double rooms and a Grand Master suite with a walk in Dressing Room and Ensuite Bathroom with roll top bath and a rainforest shower.
All rooms have luxury linen, fluffy towels in the bathrooms with Boschendal Farm organic toiletries for your morning showers or evening baths.
Then there is Deer Cottage, just eleven steps from the main house which has 3 twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms and a dedicated massage room scattered with scented candles and low lighting.
THE YOGA AND BREATHING
The Yoga will be held by East of Eden’s Ann Pidcock and Breath sessions by Founder of The Breathing Room, Aimee Hartley and they will take place in the specially dedicated room for healing and transformation.
This beautiful Mongolian Yurt has a wooden floor with 4 doors which can be opened, pointing in East, West, North & South directions, which allows for fresh air to travel through for the ultimate breathing and yoga experience. In the evening, gorgeous cushions and throws are available so you will be warm and comfortable during all your sessions. We provide all the yoga mats for the breathing and yoga sessions but some guests like to bring their own mat and blankets which you are welcome to do.
PRICES & SCHEDULE
Accommodation options range from Dormitories to Twins and Single rooms (en suite options available) with luxury linen and towels provided. The centre has several communal spaces including a library and a meeting and reading space.
PRICES / WHAT PRICES INCLUDE
Prices include accommodation for 2 nights, 3 days of retreat activities, and all delicious food and snacks. Travel to Somerset is not included.
Optional extras include massages which must be pre-booked
£375.00 for a luxurious dorm room (max 3 people to room) THIS ROOM HAS NOW SOLD OUT
£445.00 for twin room sharing
£645.00 for double room single occupancy (£890.00 for double occupancy of double room)
£670.00 for King room single occupancy (£1100.00 for double occupancy of King room)
£795.00 for Master Super King suite (£1200.00 for double occupancy of master suite)
PROPOSED SCHEDULE – subject to change 11th – 13th MAY 2018
2pm: Arrivals and Lunch
3pm – 5pm: Introduction to Transformational Breathing with Aimee Hartley
8pm – 930pm: Yoga Nidra and Meditation
730am: Fruit, nuts and teas available
8am – 930am: Dynamic yoga with Ann Pidcock
930am – 1030am: Breakfast
1030am – 130pm: Transformational Breath and movement session
230pm – 330pm: Lunch
330pm – 53pm: Free time/Pre-booked massages
530pm – 7pm: Yin/Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
730pm onwards: Dinner
730am: Fruit, nuts and teas available
8am – 10am: Dynamic yoga with Ann
1030am – 1130am: Brunch
1130am – 130pm: Free time/Massages
130pm – 330pm: Breathing practice and final meditation
330pm: Departures with takeaway snack
42 Acres address is
Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset
Driving directions From Witham Friary
42 Acres is located about 4km from the village of Witham Friary. The postcode BA11 5HL takes you to Holt Farm which is 2km away. From Holt Farm turn back and turn left onto Dark Lane after about 1km you’ll pass a house and Arabian Stud Farm on your right. After 0.5 km you’ll see a red brick house (Holt Cottage) on the right. Immediately in front of the house is a right turn, signposted to 42 Acres. Follow the track for 0.5km and you’ll arrive at 42 Acres.
From the London (A303) or Gillingham Station:
42 Acres is located about 4km from the village of Kilmington, if travelling from the A303 or Gillingham train station you will pass through Wilmington.
Once past the village continue for 1.5km and you will reach a cross roads, go straight across and follow the winding road downhill through the woods.
Once through the woods, continue for 150-200m, you will pass a farm track on your left, signposted Sweetnap Farm, followed by a small terrace of cottages on your right.
Continue for about 300m to the bottom of the hill where you’ll see a red brick house on your left.
The road starts to climb uphill and immediately after the red brick house there is a turning to the left and you’ll see a sign for 42 Acres.
Turn left and follow the track for 0.5km until you arrive at 42 Acres.
Please note the postcode BA11 5HL will take you to Holt Farm which is 2km past 42 Acres. If this happens please follow the directions from Witham Friary.
by train & nearest stations:
Gillingham (Dorset) 17 mins by car
Frome 19 mins by car
Castle Cary 24 mins by car
Westbury 33 mins by car
Taxis from the station:
Gillingham Cars – 01747 850 385
Castle Cary Taxis – 01963 351 333
Destination Travel – 01963 344 41
*Please arrange taxi before arrival to avoid disappointment
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