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.
Evie, the chef at Bonhays, sources organic ingredients locally if she has not grown them herself and with her imaginative palette she produces lovely looking, healthy and very tasty food. All the food is vegetarian.
The daily programme
There will be a yoga class on Friday evening and meditation after dinner. On Saturday 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 Sunday morning before lunch 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. There is also a shepherd's hut set in a quiet corner looking up the Marshwood Valley. The hut has electricity, a wood burner and is fully insulted and fitted with an outside tap. Bathrooms, shower and toilet facilities are shared.
Thank you Belle for a fabulous weekend of yoga - such a gorgeous place, and what a really lovely bunch of people. It was great for us to be able to touch base with each other, whilst enjoying some peace and relaxation. The yoga was great. You are a lovely host (with a lovely voice) and we so appreciated your relaxed and empathetic approach.Jemma
Belle was an excellent teacher and gives so much. We felt fortunate that she is such a good musician too and we loved hearing her sing.Vivienne
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. Belle was a superb and inspiring yoga teacher on top of being delightfully welcoming, warm and friendly...as well as marvelously musical, which I enjoyed very much. 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 just wanted to thank you for such a fabulous yoga retreat. The venue (especially my little "shangri-la") was stunning, food amazing and Belle was such a beautiful, inspiring teacher. This weekend was exactly what I needed to ground myself again. I'm already looking through YOAS retreats to plan my next recharge!Katie
I thought the weekend was excellent. Belle was fantastic throughout and the venue was amazing.Siobhan
Summer weekend yoga retreat, Dorset coast, UK, 17 - 19 July 2020
Shepherd's hut single occupancy £355
All rates are per person
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 Friday 17 July is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm. We will finish after lunch on Sunday 19 July.
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).