About Bonhays Retreat Centre
Bonhays is a beautiful eco-retreat centre, nestled in the hills of West Dorset, between Bridport and Lyme Regis and just two miles from the sea. The setting is secluded and peaceful, surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Set around a central courtyard with the soft curves of the straw buildings and the hills beyond, there is quiet and stillness here. Bonhays has lovely communal areas to relax and chat in as well as many peaceful and secluded spots for quiet and reflection. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool.
The coast and beaches are just two miles away if you want to get a dose of sea air and enjoy a beach walk or you may simply want to enjoy a peaceful moment on the decking and watch the sunset, swim peacefully in the pool, share wonderful meals in the conservatory, practice yoga and meditation; be and rejuvenate.
The chef at Bonhays, sources organic ingredients locally and produces lovely looking, healthy and very tasty food. All the food is vegetarian.
The daily programme
There will be a yoga class with Kate on Monday evening and meditation after dinner. On the following days there will be two yoga classes, meditation and chanting, plus plenty of time to walk, rest, relax or take a dip in the pool or even the sea. There will be a yoga class on Thursday morning before breakfast and goodbyes.
There are plenty of lovely walks, local beaches to visit and ample space to simply relax.
Accommodation at Bonhays
Single, shared twin or double rooms are available. Bathrooms, shower and toilet facilities are shared.
There is also a charming shepherd's hut set in a quiet corner looking up the Marshwood Valley and a magical little house tucked away in the woods. The hut and the little house both have a double bed, electricity, a wood burner and are fully insulated. The hut has an outside tap and access to shared bathroom facilities closeby. The little house also has a small kitchen area and its own shower and toilet.
Camping with your own tent or camper van is also an option.
I had a wonderful weekend! Everything was perfect. My accommodation in the shepherd's hut was cosy and quirky and felt like a complete treat. I was just so happy to be looked after, in a lovely setting and introduced for the first time to the concept of a relaxing yoga break.Harriet
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!!Natasha
Kate, our yoga instructor, was a real treat - an inspiration of a person, really personable and just a joy to be around for the week. Her yoga was for all abilities and she really made an effort to get to know everyone in the group. I plan to go back next year and can not recommend this gem of a company enough. we will definitely be booking multiple holidays with them again.Danny
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. It was exactly what the doctor ordered! I live a fairly hectic life so to take a whole weekend for myself to relax, unwind and get a new sense of perspective was much needed and it felt so good. The best part is that I have carried that sense of peace, awareness and control that we blossomed over the weekend back home to the 'real world'. Life is good!Tom
Kate adds a magical dimension to all her teaching.Jennifer
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Mid week yoga retreat on the Dorset coast, UK, 27 - 30 September 2021
Twin bunk bed room £450
Twin room £460
Double room for a couple sharing £460
Single occupancy room £520
Shepherd's hut single occupancy £520
Little house in the woods single occupancy £520
Camping with own tent or camper van £425
Bathrooms, shower and toilet facilities are shared.
The cost is per person and includes your accommodation, daily meditation and all yoga classes. Delicious homemade vegetarian food. Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.
Arrival on Monday 27 September 2021 is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm. We will finish after breakfast at 10am on Thursday 30 September.
Address: Bonhays Farm, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset DT6 6RF
Axminster Station is on the line from Waterloo to Exeter, with buses from the station to Morcombelake (a 20 min downhill walk for the adventurous or it is easy to book a taxi, which we would recommend).
Axminster Taxis 01297 34000
BJ Taxis 01297 35007
A local bus is also available that stops in Morcombelake (a 20 min downhill walk).