Luxury New Year yoga retreat in Somerset, UK

29 December - 1 January 2019

Cost from £540

Teacher Kate McKenzie


About the retreat

We are very excited to return to boutique retreat venue, 42 Acres, for a New Year Yoga Retreat to honour another New Year in idyllic surroundings with great facilitators offering, yoga, meditation, pranayama, music, singing and massage.

Also on offer are beautiful countryside walks, delicious wholesome organic food, fireside chats and quiet time to contemplate, new friends to meet and a space to simply be.

Book early to make sure you can join us to mindfully mark the transition from 2018 into 2019. Come and celebrate love, life and friendship -  on your own or with your friends, either way you're guaranteed to have a special time and begin the new year with a clear mind, an open heart and a rejuvenated spirit...what better way to start the year!

Set in 42 acres of private land, this beautiful retreat space is encircled by seven hundred acres of ancient forest. Sustainability and comfort are at the forefront of the 42 Acres vision,  with reclaimed materials used in the interiors of the property, plus all power is renewable and self-generated through biomass and solar.

The New Year programme

This retreat will be an opportunity for you to have some quiet time, space and contemplation. Alongside the morning and evening programmes of yoga there will be space to reflect and re-set for the new year.

After dinner on the first evening we gather together to enjoy a delicious yoga nidra (yoga sleep) practice to set the tone of these self-nurturing days.

We will start the day with meditation followed by a flowing, dynamic and strengthening asana class between 8.15 and 10am. A delicious breakfast will then be served with free-time and lunch to follow.

We will meet again in the afternoon for a more restorative, enquiring yoga practice that incorporates sound healing.

After dinner on New Year's Eve there will be an opportunity to meditate, set intentions and share by the log fire. There will be a special kirtan (devotional singing).

Our schedule includes optional extras such as a fun 'Pop-Up Mantra Choir' and evening 'Dancing and Drawing the Chakras'. Participants are welcome to offer talks or workshops over the four days which we will try to fit into our schedule. Spontaneity is very likely. This retreat is suitable for all levels of yoga.

Accommodation & food

Accommodation options range from dormitories to twins and single rooms (en-suite options are available) with luxury linen and towels provided. The centre has several communal spaces including a library and a meeting and reading space.

Delicious organic food will be served throughout the retreat and all meals are vegetarian.


42 Acres is a truly magical retreat: a sacred space of calm and peacefulness set in the restorative nature of Somerset...
42 Acres is a magical haven. The unobtrusive cool interior design is in a league of its own and absolutely bang up to date and yet, this beautiful home still retains its connection to the past. The setting is 42 Acres of glorious nature, gorgeous English farmland, bounded by ancient meadows and forests. I experienced one of the most magical weekends at 42 Acres and this place will forever be in my heart. I can't recommend it enough.
I found the venue to be excellent as was the food. I found Kate's teaching fantastic and she was very good at bringing a group together and holding the space. It felt a very safe environment to go deep into ones self. All-in-all I felt it to be an amazing experience on many levels and would not hesitate to book something with you again. I have been spreading the word already!
Kate is a very special person and creates a group dynamic that is so supportive and nurturing from which you feel able to just 'be'. The yoga was fantastic, set at just the right pace and the spiritual element adds hugely to the journey.
I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful retreat at 42 Acres, I had such a lovely, peaceful time. Everything was absolutely wonderful: the food, the location, the classes, the massages and the people. I left feeling thoroughly rejuvenated and really inspired to explore yoga more.
The house is beautifully appointed and has very comfortable luxurious rooms, the perfect place to get away from the stresses of everyday life and find some well needed peace. I will definitely be going back soon.
Kate adds a magical dimension to all her teaching.

Luxury New Year yoga retreat in Somerset, UK, 29 December - 1 January 2019


Prices per person:
Deluxe dormitory (3 people sharing) £540
Twin room (shared bathroom) £600
Twin/Double room (en-suite) £645
Single occupancy room (shared bathroom) £750
Single occupancy room (en-suite) £785
Master suite (single occupancy) £1035
Master suite (double occupancy) £650
Triple room (en-suite) £540

The cost includes your accommodation, daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade organic vegetarian food. Beautiful nature walks. Log fires.

Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.

Travel Arrangements

Train, taxis & driving:
By car - 42 Acres is an hours drive from Bristol, 2.5 hrs drive from London
42 Acres, Holt Road, Witham Friary, Frome BA11 5HL

By train:
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

Arrival is from 4pm on 29th December and departure at midday on 1st January.