Yoga, meditation & walking long weekend retreat at Nab cottage,
Rydal, Ambleside, Lake district
Friday June 3rd - Monday June 6th 2022
"Escape to the Lakes & take time out for you"
Feedback from previous retreats
“The weekend was wondrous! I loved everything about the retreat. All the yoga sessions were excellent & open to all abilities but I especially enjoyed the restorative yoga and iRest guided meditation. I feel so peaceful, tranquil & rested” Alison
Your long weekend retreat
Join us in June 2022 for our yoga retreat in the heart of the Lake District. We will be staying at Nab Cottage which is in a stunning location, directly across from Rydal Water and a short stroll from the idyllic village of Grasmere that Wordsworth described as "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found" and Ambleside.
Practice mindful yoga, conscious breathing & meditation and deep relaxation including iRest yoga nidra in the converted barn, with it's large French window opening onto the garden and looking up the fell side. When we are able, we will practise outside in the sun or under the cool shade of the plentiful trees. There is a small meditation room also available for your personal use at any time
Enjoy home cooked, delicious, wholesome & nutritious food, freshly prepared for us.
Go on breath taking walks, enjoying the fresh lakeland air, including an optional group walk on Saturday.
Take home simple, yet powerful tools to reduce stress, support your wellbeing and peace in your everyday life.
There will be plenty of free time too, where you can relax in the cottage or the gardens,
swim in the beautiful lake opposite or borrow a canoe.
You may wish to sit and read in the window seats that overlook the lake, relax in the hammock, take time to enjoy the enchanting views, play the piano, sit and chat with new friends or walk 500m along the lake to the local pub.
This retreat is suitable for everyone, whether you are new to these practises or experienced, and it gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and / or deepen your practise and knowledge, whilst meeting like minded people.
This will be a small retreat, and you are welcome to arrive from 4pm on Friday and we finish / check out is 11am on Monday.
All of the practices / sessions will be taught by Simon Hoten.
Three nights accommodation at the mysterious, quirky & special Nab Cottage.
Daily mindful breath-centred flowing hatha yoga practices to energise and set you up for the day.
Evening gentle restorative yoga and iRest yoga nidra / guided meditation.
Morning meditation sessions plus walking meditation.
Three delicious vegetarian dinners, lunches (including an optional packed lunch for the optional walk) & continental breakfasts.
Group walk on Saturday & Sunday through the stunning scenery.
A wonderful 2 hour complementary session per group in the outdoor hot tub.
Free time and space to reset and refocus throughout the weekend and / or explore the Lake District.
Early bird pricing until 31st January 2022 - £25 discount per person off the listed price.
Single occupancy rooms
£449 - Private room with single bed with shared bathroom * SOLD OUT
£449 - Private room with single bed and ensuite * SOLD OUT
£539 - Private room with double bed for one with shared bathroom with 2 other rooms*
£539 - Private room with double bed for one & ensuite* SOLD OUT
Twin / double shared rooms
£429 - per person (£858 total price) for a twin with shared bathroom with 2 other rooms* 1 AVAILABLE
£429 - per person (£858) with double bed with shared bathroom with 2 other rooms*
£449 - per person (£898 total price ) for a twin with ensuite* 2 AVAILABLE
£449 - per person (£898 total price) for a double ensuite* SOLD OUT
*Subject to availability. The rooms will be sold on a first come first served.
Your home for the long weekend, will be the very special Nab Cottage standing alone beside a small lake and surrounded by mountains. It is quoted as being, ‘One of the most mysterious and beautiful of all the Lake District’s traditional cottages, once lived in by the opium-eater Thomas De Quincey’ and frequently visited by Wordsworth.
The 16th century cottage is full of character and charm and some of the cottage's original features, such as beams, spice cupboards, creaking floors, mullioned windows, Thomas De Quincey's writing desk, flagged kitchen, and farm outbuildings, are still present.
The cottage's atmosphere is easy going and the warm and cosy rooms are all individually furnished and some with lake views, and others with views up to Nab Scar.
There’s an orchard, outdoor sauna ( which can be booked separately) and hot tub, summerhouse with hammocks, and a vegetable and flower garden. There are also magical, secluded sitting areas hidden away in the garden.
The owners Tim & Liz aim to be as environmentally aware as possible and are committed to living sustainably with a number of initiatives in place. https://rydalwater.com/green-tourism/
WiFi is freely available throughout the cottage, barn and gardens.
The local area
The cottage is in the village of Rydal, and the location offers stunning scenery in all directions. Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, the famous houses of William Wordsworth are nearby. It is a 500m walk along the lake to the local pub, a 3km walk along the river into the local village of Ambleside, 3km around the lake into Grasmere and lake Windermere is also 3km away.
Meals are vegetarian and cooked fresh from the kitchen, using as much locally sourced, sustainable, seasonal and produce as possible. They bake their own bread and at least 70% of their produce is organic.
Gluten free, dairy free & vegans are also catered for if booked in advance at time of booking. Please advise if you have any allergies i.e nuts.
By train - The journey by train from London is about 3.5 hours.
Friday - Suggested trains from London Euston 11.30am arrives 14.55pm at Windermere or 12.30pm arrives 15.56pm. Monday - suggested train from Windermere 11.46am arrives London Euston at 15.19pm.
Windermere train station is 6km away from Nab Cottage, then it is either a taxi journey or direct bus journey. It is also possible to take a bus from the Windermere to Ambleside, 3km from Nab Cottage.
By car/taxi - It is a 5 hour drive from central London and less than 2 hours drive from Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds/Bradford, Blackpool and Newcastle cities & airports. Taxi collections can be arranged from the airport. As above It is also possible to take a bus from the airports to Ambleside, 3km from Nab Cottage.
How to Book
Please email me at email@example.com and I will send you the deposit & booking details
Please note : If Covid regulations change and the retreat is unable to go ahead, all monies paid would be fully refundable or transferable, depending on what you prefer.