The Quaives Retreat is a hidden gem, surrounded by the peaceful countryside of East Kent, a real escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, which is in easy reach with the high speed rail from London to Canterbury West Station, just 15 minutes ride away. Set within 19 acres it provides a real sense of retreat with a touch of luxury. There are beautifully manicured secret gardens and tree-lined fields and in the middle of the grounds, a tennis court with a pair of rackets and balls for anyone who’s up for a game!
The Quaives estate has some interesting history being previously owned by Christine McVie from Fleetwood Mac for 25 years.
There is a stunning brand new purpose built yoga studio with high ceilings, underfloor heating and filled with natural light. A haven in nature awaits.
The daily programme
The first class will be on Friday evening, followed by a delicious dinner. Amy will then lead you through two classes on the Saturday, a more dynamic morning class to align to body and breath and an afternoon practice to delve deeper into the postures and relax and restore. Each morning will start with meditation or a guided walk. On Sunday there will be a morning practice before breakfast, another shorter class before lunch and the end of the retreat.
Each day after morning yoga and a healthy breakfast, there will be the opportunity to walk, have a massage, relax and wonder through nature in the stunning grounds. Arrival time on Friday 30 July is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish on Sunday 1 August after lunch at 2pm.
Things to do
From The Quaives there are lots of beautiful walks to go on through neighbouring picturesque villages with traditional Kent oast houses and mills. There are plenty of relaxation spots for you to take advantage of in the gardens.
Beneath the pine trees in the far open field there is a Scandinavian wood-fired hot tub to enjoy the vast sky, views of the tree lines and surrounding countryside by day and stargazing at night - if you’re lucky you’ll see a shooting star or hear the lions roaring in the nearby zoo.
Accommodation & food
There is a range of accommodation options from double and twin bed cottage rooms, luxury glamping bell tents and the opportunity to bring your own tent or camper van to pitch within the grounds. All rooms have a luxury contemporary feel with modern comforts and beautifully designed bathrooms. The cottages have lounge areas offering a haven to relax and rest in.
Delicious organic, vegetarian food will be served throughout the retreat - delights to nourish body and soul.
From the moment I arrived, I relaxed. The Quaives is in a gorgeous location and Clare and her family have transformed the lovely outbuildings to a place of serene tranquility.Gill
A wonderful escape from everyday life. I received a warm welcome and the cottage was lovely; clean, cosy and beautifully decorated. The classes were great; excellent instruction, loads of guidance and new learning. The food was fantastic and there was plenty of it! The gardens and countryside were beautiful. Keep up the good work - this is a gem of a place.Suzie
Everything is perfect! The location is easy to access from London, the property is magical with loads of green space to chill during the day and escape the city. The yoga practice was a unique experience and I learnt a lot. The food was another special touch - healthy, delicious and different!Ana
A summer yoga weekend in the Kent countryside, UK, 30 July - 1 August 2021
Camping pitch for own tent or camper van £450
Bunk bed dorm room £450
Luxury glamping bell tent £595
Twin bunk bed room with shared bathroom £510
Cottage twin room with shared bathroom £645
Cottage double room with own bathroom £675
Cottage single occupancy room with own bathroom £710
All rates are per person
The cost includes your accommodation and all yoga classes.
Delicious homemade organic vegetarian food.
Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
Dates & times:
Friday 30 July 4pm to Sunday 1 August 2pm
The nearest train stations are Canterbury West and Canterbury East.
A taxi ride is £15 one way and takes 15 minutes.
Cabline Taxis 01227 555555
Green Light Cabs 01227 722222
Canterbury Taxis 01227 444444
Canterbury City Taxis 01227 498888