With most parts of The UK now slowly coming out of COVID-19 lockdown with eased restrictions allowing people to travel and stay over, it’s the perfect time to reset and rejuvenate at a UK hideaway after such a stressful and worrying time or maybe it’s just been on your bucket list to do and experience something new.
Taking time to relax and recharge your batteries and connect with nature is vital for your mental and physical wellbeing and is the perfect way to take time out from what’s happening in your world. After you’ve visited a hideaway, you’ll feel so much clearer, at peace with life, and ready to resume back to normal life with a fresher and more positive outlook on the world.
In this blog, we’ll take you through what exactly a hideaway is, what you can do (or don’t have to do!) whilst you’re there, and some examples of hideaways that you can book yourself onto today.
The locations we have chosen to feature are all available to individuals in smaller groups. Please check the full details before booking.
What Is A UK Hideaway?
A hideaway is a retreat away from the masses. Many UK retreats are located in the beautiful countryside, by the beach or even in the woods, allowing you to surround yourself with nature, and good people, whilst taking part in rejuvenating and relaxing activities that are designed to let your mind and body have a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
This year has proved to be a tough year for the majority of people, if not everyone, and self-care takes on a crucial role when it comes to your wellbeing, whether that’s mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual.
The team at The Retreat Company recommends visiting a hideaway at least twice a year to benefit from them, but now more so than ever. We suggest making these types of retreat trips a regular thing to do as there are just so many benefits that come with them and a lot of people just don’t take the time out for themselves, letting life’s stresses run away with them.
What Do I Do On A UK Hideaway?
The aim of hideaways is that you can do as much or as little as you like! This time is to be used to doing exactly what you want to do and not have to worry about anyone or anything else.
It’s easy to constantly think about everything else whilst putting yourself at the bottom of your list. Understanding what you currently enjoy doing or finding something completely new, there is no rush or set agenda if you don’t want there to be one.
A no agenda retreat can provide you with a much-needed timeout to spend your day your own way, allowing you to tailor your time around what you feel is important to your personal wellbeing. Not all retreat centres offer a structured program and many allow you to pick and choose what activities, treatments, workshops depending on your needs as you arrive and during your stay.
Hideaway activities can include yoga, walking amongst nature, meditation, or even just sitting by a warm open fire and listening to the rain with a hot drink. You can even take part in and enjoy gentle physical activities, such as getting a massage or a body wrap, pilates, or swimming.
Everyone is different when it comes to finding activities relaxing, so we recommend spending the time to really think about how you’d want to spend your time at a hideaway. The whole point of the stay is to do exactly what you want to do. Besides, we don’t often get a chance to do this at home or when you’re around your friends, family, your job, or any responsibilities you have back at home.
UK Hideaway Retreats
Below, we have chosen to feature a handful of UK hideaway locations that are available for you to book, as featured by their hosts, which are all available to enjoy individually or as a bigger group. There really is something for everyone.
Hampshire Wellbeing Retreat
We’ve chosen to feature this beautiful cottage retreat as we feel it offers everything you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. This gorgeous hideaway located in the luscious countryside of Hampshire offers plenty of opportunities to relax and rejuvenate. Art classes, home-cooked food, yoga, and pilates are all the activities you can enjoy at your leisure.
This is the perfect countryside getaway for a small select group of your friends or family, who you wish to spend quality time relaxing and recharging your batteries. In the summer months, you can enjoy the outdoor yurt and swimming pool.
Fair Oak Farm
With a distance of one hour from central London, Fair Oak Farm is a beautiful UK getaway on a private country estate in the stunning depths of Sussex. Surrounded by beautiful woodlands, this is the perfect place for groups of 16-32 who enjoy relaxing outdoor activities in the local natural environment.
The exclusive use of the estate provides a fantastic space for socialising and dining in the lounge with a dedicated space in the barn for a cinema and games as well as an outdoor cinema for those relaxing evenings with friends and family.
Fforest Barn, Black Mountains
Located in the beautiful Black Mountains, 2.5 hours away from central London, this beautiful 17th-century barn has been renovated to connect you closer to nature. This beautiful hideaway is perfect for bigger groups to relax and enjoy yoga or other mindful activities.
The spaciously designed kitchen is amazing for home cooking or taking advantage of the chef, who can make cold and fresh food in the summer or warm and homely meals in the winter. The property also includes luxuries such as underfloor heating, which is powered by the open wood burner boiler.
Surrounding woodlands and fields provide excellent places to explore and escape, without the use of a car. We recommend getting up early to go for a walk and experience the sunrise, before arriving back to a fresh breakfast cooked by the onsite chef. This is a fantastic UK hideaway for a group of 20 visitors to sleep.
DiVine Geodesic Dome Wellbeing Retreat
If you’re looking for something unique, this quirky little Nottingham Geodesic Dome is the perfect option, because it’s an amazing way to get back to nature in a setting that will be far from normal.
The activities available to participate in include talking therapy, meditation, card readings, and a flow game experience. This can take place over one or two nights in the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside.
Experience the catered vegetarian home-cooked food and refreshments, which are provided throughout the day. The Geodesic Dome experience is designed to be relaxing and tranquil, making you feel at one with the universe, fresh and invigorated.
This is an activity you can enjoy by yourself, or go with some of your closest friends or family members. The shared experience is bound to create memories of relaxation and harmony that will last a lifetime.
Coming Home To Yourself Retreat
With many of life’s situations, knowing how and when to unwind and learn to let go of overwhelming stress, anxiety and conflict can be incredibly important.
This cosy little Devon getaway is a 1-2-1 experience for deep, guided relaxation with long walks, exploring fresh mindsets, and ideas. The food provided is all organic, fresh, and vegan, the perfect blend of taste and detox. A healthy body is as important as a healthy mind and this hideaway is perfect for anyone who is struggling with the troubles of daily life and needs some guidance and direction on how to move forwards, however that may be.
A quaint waterfront hideaway, Abergafren Lodge is perfect for those relaxing mornings sitting and enjoying a coffee in the fresh morning sun. Taking time out from a busy lifestyle to chat with family or friends and listen to the peaceful sounds of the sea and nearby wildlife will recharge your batteries and give you energy for a day of exploring or spending time by the sea.
This beautiful hideaway is located a five-minute drive to Porthmadog, which is also two minutes away from the Ffestiniog Steam Railway and Snowdonia attractions.
If you’re not feeling adventurous and would enjoy sitting or walking along the beach instead, you can kick off your shoes and walk straight down from the lodge for a glass of wine on the beach, because the back doors are as close as you can get to the beach itself. There’s nothing more relaxing than watching the sun go down with a loved one, or even taking some time out by yourself to read and just enjoy being around the natural beauty.
This would be a perfect hideaway for a couple or a small group of friends who are wishing to get away and spend some time together by the beach, or by yourself if you wanted to get away from the face pace of city life.
Hideaway Cottage In Snowdonia
Snowdonia is a place of stunning natural beauty in the Welsh countryside and this hideaway cottage is on a seven-acre land by itself. If you are looking to relax and unwind with family or friends, this would be the ideal place. There is no surrounding traffic noise or anyone within close proximity. You can truly relax and unwind, in a safe space that is peaceful and contains relaxing sounds such as nearby trees and birds scattered around.
We feel this would be an amazing place to put on a pair of boots and explore the local nature, or sit outside with a barbeque and watch the sun go down with a cold drink in your hand, enjoying time by yourself or with close family/friends.
This magical setup is for a getaway retreat for up to 8 people or would be perfect just for a couple to spend relaxing time together walking along the grounds. A tranquil location with positive energy that contains everything you need to get back to nature and practice mindfulness.
How Can The Retreat Company Help You?
With plenty of UK hideaways on offer which cater to all experiences, we can help you overcome any struggles you are facing emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Now that we’re allowed to travel, we think it’s the perfect opportunity to get away from the stresses of daily life, especially now that we’re coming out of a period of time that’s been so worrisome caused by Coronavirus.
The Retreat Company is a one-stop resource and our range of UK hideaway retreats provides all you need to take some time out of your busy lifestyle. Or perhaps you know someone who will greatly benefit from a life-changing experience? We offer gift vouchers so you can treat a loved one to a special gift that they will always remember.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by filling out our online form or giving us a call on +44 (0)116 259 9211.