3 – 5 May 2019
Escape to the country for a perfect awakening to the richness of this season weekend with Margherita Dal Pra. Set in the luxurious surrounding of 42 Acres in Somerset, you will be wrapped up and surrounded in all that is relaxation. From award-winning food to sumptuous surroundings and the breath-taking countryside, it’s your time to retreat, recharge, and reconnect to the world in a more balanced, purposeful way. You will leave the weekend retreat feeling refreshed, restored and full of love and vitality for yourself and your world.
Set in 42 acres of private land, this beautiful yoga 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 to outfit the interiors of the property, plus all of the power is renewable and self generated through biomass and solar. Beautiful ancient woodlands and pristine meadows will be the perfect backdrop for your weekend yoga retreat.
Our weekend yoga retreat will begin on Friday evening at 6.00 pm with a gentle asana practice and the deep relaxation of yoga nidra, followed by dinner at 8.00 pm.
After breakfast on Saturday, we will practise from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm (asana, pranayama and meditation). After lunch you will be free to explore the gardens or the countryside, or just to chill out. Our afternoon class will be from 5.00 to 7.00 pm, and will introduce more pranayama and meditation techniques. Saturday dinner will be at 7.30 pm. Sunday morning’s class will be from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm, and will again incorporate asana, pranayama and meditation. Lunch will follow with farewell.
Checkins Friday after 4:30pm – checkouts by 3pm on Sunday
Also on offer are beautiful countryside walks, delicious wholesome organic food, fireside chats, new friends and the space to just be…
Immerse and grow …
Seven hundred acres of ancient forest encircle the main house, originally built as a dairy farm in the 1800s. Through centuries, 42 acres has evolved into our retreat space. Accommodation options at 42 Acres range from dormitories to twin’s and single rooms (ensuite options available) with luxury linen and towels provided. The centre has several communal spaces including a library and a meeting and reading space.
If you do want to go further afield then Frome – a pretty nearby town that’s steeped in history and quintessentially English – head to Nunney Castle (english-heritage.co.uk) and then onto Sam’s Kitchen Deli (samskitchendeli.co.uk) for mouth-watering wood-fired pizza or the River House (riverhousefrome.co.uk) for hearty riverside fare. You’ll also find the exceptional Talbot Inn (talbotinn.com) nearby in Mells, which offers a stylish take on the British pub experience. And if art is your passion, put the Hauser & Wirth gallery (hauserwirthsomerset.com) in Bruton on your list, with a lunchtime stop at the beautiful, light-filled At The Chapel (atthechapel.co.uk) for delicious, seasonal food.
Resident head chef Mark Mabon is as passionate about foraging and sourcing local, ethical and sustainable ingredients as he is about whipping them up into tasty and innovative dishes. While vegetables and plants are seen as the centre of the plate and most of the retreats follow a vegetarian menu, the food at 42 Acres takes an all-inclusive approach. The property prides itself on supporting small-scale artisan growers and organic produce, with a passionate focus on wholesome, honest and delicious food. Raw cheese, fresh sourdough, the chef’s own sauerkraut and digestion-boosting kimchi feature alongside other health-giving dishes such as beetroot and sprouted sunflower-seed pâté, polenta toasts and raw chocolate mousse. A warm glass of comforting turmeric milk is the perfect way to round off the day before bed.
All prices per person.
£350 – Swallows nests – cosy single bed accommodation, glamping style with toilets and showers next door. Ideal for those who want own space but want to be on budget
£395 – Dorms like never before: Skylights, exposed beams and three small double futons, each with a partition in between for privacy. There is a large adjacent bathroom with a standalone bath with a shower head.
£395 – Cosy twin rooms in the main house, with a shared bathroom. (Shared between 2 rooms.) These rooms have ample storage, rugs for winter and personal reading lights.
£435- Privately accessed triple ensuite rooms located in the Deer’s Cottage. (Adjacent to the main house.)
£475 – A Morocco – inspired King sized bedroom with floor to ceiling shelving and hanging space. Friedlander 1 shares a bathroom with one other room and as it stands just has a bath, no shower.
£475 – A luxury twin with floor to ceiling shelving and hanging space. Friedlander 2 shares a bathroom with one other room and as it stands just has a bath, no shower.
£510 – Privately accessed twin ensuite rooms located in the Deer’s Cottage. (Adjacent to the main house.)
£510 – Elegant double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms and ample storage.
£545 – The Master suite of the house, the Frieda Suite, has a super-king bed, walk in dressing room and a beautiful view of the 42 Acres landscape. The large ensuite bathroom has a standalone bath, walk in shower and plenty of room to wander about in!
For more info about the rooms and prices and single solutions please go to the booking page
- 3 scrumptious meals daily, herbal tea & healthy snacks
- 2 nights accommodation
- 5 yoga sessions, including meditation and Yoga Nidra
- Luxury yoga mats and all props
Therapies and transfers are not included.
42 acres is a 1hrs drive from Bristol, 2.5 hrs drive from London.
Gillingham (Dorset) 17 mins by car
Frome 19 mins by car
Castle Cary 24 mins by car
Westbury 33 mins by car
Reserve your space
To reserve your space you can book directly below or if you have any further questions please feel free to contact me.