journey to the heart – luxury yoga weekend, somerset
24-27 September 2020
Escape to the country for a perfect early winter weekend yoga retreat with Margherita Dal Pra. Set in the luxurious retreat centre 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, this yoga retreat is your time to renew, 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.
Cost from £495
Early bird 15% book by 31 May
Step away from the frenetic of life and join us as we spend a balmy weekend in luxurious accommodation surrounded by lush nature, whilst delving deep into the magic of yoga. Perfect for complete beginners and experienced practitioners who would like to deepen their practice alike. 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.
Rest & Relax
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.
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.
We chose the best venues for food and nutrition and 42 Acres is no exception. Expect the highest quality, locally sourced organic and biodynamic foods and ingredients that sustain the health and vitality of our bodies and community. The 42 Acres chefs believe in the restorative and regenerative benefits of meals prepared with care and shared with compassion. They even forage many wild ingredients from the land. 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.
Please note that the venue is alcohol free and we wish you to respect that, and you will be amazed on how you will feel charged by giving a break on certain habits such as the usual glass of wine.
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.
All prices per person.
£495 – Deluxe dorms: Skylights, exposed beams and three comfortable double futons, each with a partition in between for privacy. Ensuite large bathroom with a standalone bath with a shower head.
£595 – Elegant 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.
£495 – Single occupancy single bed rooms, shared bathroom, in the newly appointed Swallows Nest
£645 – Single occupancy double bed rooms, shared bathroom, in the newly appointed Swallows Nest
£495 – Privately accessed triple ensuite rooms located in the Deer’s Cottage. (Adjacent to the main house.)
£645 – Privately accessed twin ensuite rooms located in the Deer’s Cottage. (Adjacent to the main house.)
£645 – Single occupancy double/twin bed rooms, shared bathroom, with ample storage & personal reading lights
£695 – Single occupancy – A Morocco – inspired King sized bedroom with floor to ceiling shelving and hanging space. Shares a bathroom with one other room and has has a bath (£595 if shared)
£790 – The luxurious 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! (£610 if shared)
Rooms are assigned on a first come first served basis, therefore early booking is strongly recommended!
For more info about the rooms please get in touch
- 3 days of luxurious accommodation in stunning Somerset Countryside
- senior teacher tuition with 16 years of teaching and body work experience
- morning upbeat Embodied Flow/Rasa Yoga sessions to get the prana moving
- Beautiful nature walks in the surrounding lush countryside
- Evening Candlelit Embodied Yin & Restorative Yoga Sessions allowing you to unfold, surrender & release
- Pre-Bedtime mindfulness meditations / guided relaxations or intuitive movements
- delicious vegan meals lovingly prepared by the inspirational on-site chef
- Unlimited fresh fruit, tea, coffee and water
- All yoga equipment
- Use of the beautiful, purpose build yoga yurt & stunning meditation room
- Gorgeous grounds complete with panoramic views of the countryside
- On-site parking
- Victoria Ogilvy Handmade Organic toiletries
- Use of luxury linen and towels
- 5 yoga sessions, including meditation and Yoga Nidra
- 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 send me an email.