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 Lila 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.
Stunning retreat, gorgeous yoga sessions, accompanied with delicious food. A perfect weekend of grounding and balance.Katie
Lila is a truly exceptional yoga practitioner. Every session was beautifully constructed and different each time. She was a warm and welcoming host and ensured that all the guest’s yoga abilities were catered for. I look forward to joining her again in the future.Barbara
Lila is a super instructor and the food was wonderful - thank you. I enjoyed it all.Kate
Mid week yoga retreat on the Dorset coast, UK, 9 - 12 September 2024
Single occupancy room £645
Shepherd's hut single occupancy £665
Little house in the woods single occupancy £685
Twin/double room £550
Single occupancy bunk bed room £625
Twin bunk bed room £530
Camping with own tent or camper van £495
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 9 September is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm. The retreat will finish after brunch at 11am on Thursday 12 September.
Address: Bonhays Farm, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset DT6 6RF
Axminster Station is on the line from Waterloo to Exeter.