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.
There will be a yoga class with Elena on Monday evening and meditation after dinner. On the following days there will be two yoga classes, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon, 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 brunch and goodbyes.
There are plenty of lovely walks, local beaches to visit and ample space to simply relax.
Accommodation & food
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.
The chef at Bonhays sources local ingredients and produces healthy and delicious vegetarian lunch and dinner. Supplies are provided for breakfast and this is prepared by the group.
Had an absolutely amazing weekend. The location was beautiful, the food was perfect, Elena was a fantastic instructor. Couldn’t have asked for a better atmosphere to meditate, relax and enjoy peace. Felt so happy the whole time I was there and I’ll definitely be rebooking next year.Natasha
Elena is a unique Yoga instructor. She exudes warmth and joy in her teaching with a variety of movements in the classes. Elena gave 100% to ensure that everyone in the group was happy and catered for. We had a lovely time.Barbara
I really enjoyed the retreat – Elena was fab and I surprised myself with joining in on chanting and practices I’ve not tried before. The venue is lovely with the added benefit of coastal walking and swimming as well as yoga. The food was excellent too. Add that to a really lovely bunch of people to share the weekend with.Juliet
Mid week yoga retreat on the Dorset coast, UK, 18 - 21 September 2023
Single occupancy room £540
Shepherd's hut single occupancy £565
Little house in the woods single occupancy £585
Twin room £480
Double room for a couple sharing £480
Twin bunk bed room £470
Camping with own tent or camper van £445
Bathrooms, shower and toilet facilities are shared.
The cost is per person and includes your accommodation, all yoga classes and delicious vegetarian meals.
Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.
Arrival on Monday 18 September 2023 is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm. We will finish after brunch at 11am on Thursday 21 September.
Address: Bonhays Farm, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset DT6 6RF
Axminster Station is on the line from Waterloo to Exeter.