Yewfield is a luxurious and comfortable vegetarian B&B set in an idyllic location in the heart of the English Lake District. It is ideally situated for breathtaking walks and offers magnificent views of this exquisite region of rare natural beauty.
There are over 80 acres of land around the house, including native woodland, rough fell pasture, a small tarn and a stream. The grazed pasture is carefully managed giving priority to ecological considerations.
There will be yoga classes each morning and evening in the light and airy yoga studio with garden views and a log burner.
Morning classes will begin with meditation and pranayama, moving into an uplifting, dynamic practice to strengthen and align the body. The evening classes will generally be restorative in approach, working with a meditative mind focused on breath and posture, working towards a greater depth of awareness and sense of inner peace.
Each day after morning yoga and breakfast, there will be the opportunity to explore the area's many walks and breathtaking surroundings with a picnic lunch.
Arrival time on Thursday 5 October is from 3pm onwards. You can arrive earlier from 1pm if you want to explore the beautiful surroundings. The first yoga session will be at 5pm. The weekend will finish mid-morning on Sunday after yoga and breakfast.
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Yewfield is set in a quiet elevated position with panoramic views over the Vale of Esthwaite, Lake Windermere and the Fells beyond and just a short distance from Tarn Hows, a well known landmark in the Lake District.
Between yoga classes there will be time for you to explore the woodland, open fell and lakes that start right from the front door. Or you can curl up with a good book in the lounge, a quiet space to relax and enjoy the fine views in comfort.
Situated in over 30 acres of its own grounds, Yewfield is an impressive country house with Gothic architecture dating back to 1859.
Rooms are furnished to a high standard. Double and twin rooms at Yewfield are individually appointed to a very high standard, all with en-suite bathrooms, TV, radio and tea/coffee making facilities.
We are back from a wonderful break and we were blessed with some excellent Lake District weather! Aside from the yoga, we managed some lovely walks in the surrounding area. Yewfield managed the whole thing extremely well. The food was as good as I remembered from last time and served efficiently and respectfully. Ceri is an excellent and enthusiastic teacher. She taught to an appropriate level for the class and pushed us with some more difficult postures once warmed up. She also has an excellent voice!Roger
We both had a lovely time in The Lakes and at the retreat. Ceri is a lovely person she made us feel very welcome and the yoga was great. Yewfield has fantastic walks nearby and is very peaceful.Christine
My friend and I have just returned from Yewfield and are refreshed and relaxed after a wonderful three days with Ceri. The yoga practice was excellent and catered for all our needs. Wonderful walks, delicious food and stunning scenery. I would recommend this retreat at a time when we need to work together to value our wonderful nature, our surroundings and to take stock of what is truly important in life. This is the ideal retreat. Thank you to Ceri and the great staff at Yewfield for making it a wonderful stay.Joy
Long weekend of yoga in the Lake District, UK, 5 - 8 October 2023
Sharing a twin or double room £545
Single occupancy room £675
Prices are per person
Included in the cost:
Accommodation, all meals and soft drinks, two yoga classes per day. Not included is travel.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
Arrival time on Thursday 5 October is from 3pm onwards. To enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the nature trail, you are welcome to arrive a little earlier. The first yoga session will be at 5pm. The weekend will finish mid-morning on Sunday 8 October.
To get to Yewfield, there are hourly trains running from London Euston to Windermere (changing in either Oxenholme or Preston).
If you are coming by train then let us know what time your train gets in and we can see if anyone else is on the same train so you can share a transfer together from Windermere.
The local company is Abacus Taxis (tel: 01539 488285) and the cost will be approx £25. There are usually taxis at the station but please let us know your plans and if there are lots of people arriving at the same time we can alert the taxi company and let you know so you can share.
Alternatively, you can take a bus that goes from the station and you need to get off at Hawkshead Hill, a 5 minute walk from Yewfield. They do not run all day though so you will need to check the timetable on the Cumbira Buses website: www.cumbria.gov.uk
Directions to Yewfield by car: www.yewfield.co.uk
Yewfield, Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0PR