Calendar of Retreats at Wern-y-Cwm Farm

Wonderful Escapes at Wern-y-Cwm Farm is the idyllic setting for all types of retreat.  Some are hosted by us, but many are facilitated by or partnered with talented specialists in their individual field of expertise be that yoga, pilates, business, cycling or wellness. 


10-11 September 2024 Women’s Business Club Executive Retreat

Company founders and corporate executives are invited to a retreat designed just for you. Day 1 will help you unwind and destress and Day 2 will see you geared up and ready to get back to work with a solid plan. An incredible retreat held by the Women's Business Club, with special guest Laura Tenison MBE. 

A small group with a varied agenda including business mentoring, relaxation and pampering with delicious meals and great company.

Booking link:  https://wombiz.club/retreat


4-6 October 2024 Autumn Pilates Retreat with Esmae

Step out of the busy pace of life and into the countryside for this revitalising Pilates retreat with Esmae.  Autumn is such a beautiful time to retreat, with the madness of summer over and the weather gently turning we naturally start to go inward and reach for rest and relaxation. Indulge in a weekend full of Pilates, walking and swimming, with the wonderful Skirrid Fawr mountain a private walk across the farm and a wild/natural swimming pool meters away from the comfort of your bedroom. This is the perfect location for anyone wanting to dive into nature whilst having a bit of luxury.

Contact: [email protected]


21-24 November 2024 Angus Ford Robertson Yoga Retreat

Join Angus for 4 days of yoga, conscious conversation, breathtaking nature, delicious food, hot tubs and heart-warming community around a log fire.

The Package includes:

3 x vegetarian or vegan meals per day

2 x yoga and meditation classes per day

SOLD OUT

For more details please contact Rowan on: [email protected]

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13-17 Jan 2025 “Yin / Insight Yoga and the Wisdom of Maitri” - Silent Retreat with Olivia Clarke

Olivia loves to guide people into the depths of Winter. Wintering is an invitation to deepen, hibernate, rest as the Earth does, gather collectively around roaring log fires, as we winter together and enjoy the nourishing beauty of silence, deep yin and wisdom of Maitri. Wisdom is a slow, gradual deepening, blooming, flourishing, as we come to know ourselves, in more loving ways. Maitri is the practice of making friends with ourselves, unconditionally and wholeheartedly. You sit with yourself. You move closer, no matter what’s going on. You don’t try to get rid of anything. You recognise your humanity. You learn to stay. Maitri strengthens us with stability and steadfastness. It also softens us. You are invited to rest back and relax deeply into the present moment.

Contact: [email protected]

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17th-20th February 2025 Parent(s) & Tweenager(s) Fun in the Country Retreat

This fabulous half-term break is designed to keep you and your progeny, ideally age 8 - 12 yrs, off screens and enjoying the countryside as children should. Learn how to love and be confident in nature whilst having fun with like-minded people. 

Stunning accommodation, delicious food and an eclectic agenda. Watch your children run wild in the knowledge they are miles from traffic and pollution, yet an easy journey from much of the UK. The perfect trip for single parents, couples, grandparents, godparents, aunties & uncles.  

So what if the weather might be British?  We brave the elements wrapped up warm and run the workshops in the woods, then enjoy games in the magical Great Barn with a roaring fire. Plus there's loads of places to be cosy in front of a wood burning stove after a bracing time outdoors.

Day 1: RAISE THE ROOF. Arrive for tea or hot chocolate and yummy home-made cakes in the Great Barn. Meet your fellow guests (with a funny game), followed by a rip-roaring drumming workshop designed to blow the cobwebs away. 

Day 2: REACH THE TOP OF THE WORLD. Our private route up the Skirrid is well worth the walk, with a prize for naming the 7 counties we can spy down below. Spend the afternoon exploring the farm buildings with a scavenger hunt (while the adults enjoy a cold water dip, sauna or massage*).

Day 3: BUSHCRAFT TIME. Learn how to survive in the wild, light a fire, forage, follow animal tracks and lots more good stuff. Plus, time to enjoy the grounds, table tennis and trampoline. Supper in the great barn with games and disco diva dancing for those who fancy it.

Day 4: MAKE A MASTERPIECE. With help from our expert everyone is super talented and will make nature inspired artwork to remind you of us, we hope! 🙂

Also included in your stay: 
 - 3 nights accommodation 
 - 3 delicious meals a day, snacks & hot drinks
-   Exclusive use of the farm and gardens including the natural swimming pool, sauna with a view, hot tub (for adults only).

Massage & Therapies in our stunning little treatment room at an extra charge.  Alchohol to purchase at reasonable rates.

For more info, prices & the full retreat agenda email [email protected]

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16-19th May 2025 Wonderful Escapes 360* Wellness Long Weekend Retreat

3 night retreat designed as a short sharp de-stress to the system with calming and energetic mindful activities. Total immersion in nature a million miles from the rat race yet easy to reach from most of the UK. What a great present for a loved one or wedding gift for your besties. Come alone, with your partner, friends or a family member.

What to expect:

Day 1 Friday: WIND DOWN AND RELAX  - The first day is about slowing down with a short mindful walk followed by a Gong Bath. Sound healing can help restore natural frequencies within the body, supporting your own innate healing ability to bring you back into balance. 

Day 2 Saturday: BE INSPIRED AND CREATIVE -  Start the day with a cold water dip and sauna, then enjoy an art workshop blending mindfulness, creativity, contemplation and connection. Whether you're a confident artist or complete beginner our expert will make sure it's fun and rewarding  

Day 3 Sunday: BE EMPOWERED AND EXPLORE - We are all part of nature, and spending immersive time in wild spaces is a joy. Our guide will introduce the concept of the “natural self,” and consciously connecting to nature through our senses for improved health and wellbeing. There will be time alone in our hidden valley to develop a personal connection to the beautiful land at Wern-y-Cwm,  time to reflect creatively, and time together to share experiences.

Day 4 Monday: FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD - Check out of your rooms and gather for the grand finale of a guided hike up our private route to the top of the Skirrid Mountain with views over 7 counties; Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Bristol & Avon, Somerset and Powy.

Also included in your stay: 
 - 3 nights accommodation 
 - 3 delicious meals a day, snacks, hot drinks & glass of fizz before supper
-   Exclusive use of the farm and gardens including the natural swimming pool, sauna with a view, hot tub, numerous breakout areas ideal for a drink in the spring sunshine.

Massage & Therapies in our stunning little treatment room at an extra charge.  Alchohol to purchase at reasonable rates.

For more info, prices & the full retreat agenda email [email protected]

Yoga teacher

19th-23rd May 2025 Women only guided walking adventures with Helen Venus from Wild Rambling

The curving mountain ranges around Brecon have long been one of the iconic images of Wales, and now the name of this beautiful landscape is also unmistakably Welsh, as the Brecon Beacons has officially switched to using its Welsh name, Bannau Brycheiniog – or “the Bannau” for short. Not only are we perfectly placed to explore the eastern part of the National Park, the Wye Valley isn’t too far away either. We expect this holiday to be at a moderate level - with walks up to 10 miles a day, and some ascent and descent involved.

SOLD OUT

Contact: [email protected]


9-13 June 2025 Wonderful Escapes 360* Wellness Retreat

Our Wonderful Escapes 5 day (4 night) retreat is designed for you to re-balance your life, immerse yourself in nature and have lots of fun. We include an eclectic agenda for you to unwind, be pampered, inspired and creative, laugh and leave feeling ready to face the challenges of life with renewed energy. Our luxury accomodation is ideal for those who want to experience a retreat vibe without Yoga, Yurts or Mung Beans! Come alone, as a couple or with friends. You are sure to meet like minded people when you get here. 

Here's a snapshot of just a little of what to expect:

Day 1: UNWIND  - Arrive, check in and start to relax. After a short mindfulness tour of the grounds, gather in the Great Barn for a Gong Bath. Sound can help restore natural frequencies within the body, supporting your own innate healing ability to bring you back into balance. Rest and change for drinks on the farmhouse terrace and delicious supper using locally grown or farmed ingredients.

Day 2: RELAX - start the day with a cold water dip, sauna and maybe a massage or even a lie in. Then gather for your next session. We are all part of nature, and spending immersive time in wild spaces is a joy. Our guide will introduce the concept of the “natural self,” and consciously connecting to nature through our senses for improved health and wellbeing. There will be time alone to develop a personal connection to the beautiful land at Wern-y-Cwm, time to reflect creatively, and time together to share experiences.

Day 3: EXPLORE  - After your invigorating dip in our natural swimming pool, a sauna and maybe a treatment (or another lie in), join our guided walk across the fields and along Offa's Dyke to our traditional 11th centry country pub, for lunch. Spend the afternoon relaxing, walk home or head to White Castle our stunning local secret. 

Day 4: BE CREATIVE - Our art workshop offers the perfect blend of mindfulness, creativity, contemplation and connection. It is designed to help you slow down and focus. Suitable for confident artists or a complete beginners, our expert will make sure the session is fun and fulfilling.

Day 5: BE EMPOWERED - Join a guided walk to the top of the world (or Skirrid Mountain) via our private route across the farm. Suitable for most fitness levels. This short but steep walk is well rewarded by the stunning views across 7 counties  

Also included in your stay: 
 - 4 nights accommodation 
 - 3 delicious meals a day, snacks, hot drinks & a glass of fizz before dinner. 
-   Exclusive use of the farm and gardens including the natural swimming pool, sauna with a view, hot tub and numerous breakout areas ideal for quiet relaxation with a book or drinks and a chat in the spring sunshine.

Massage & Therapies in our stunning little treatment room at an extra charge.  

For more info & the full retreat agenda please email [email protected]