Treat yourself to a staycation that revives body and soul! Enjoy 2 nights in a beautiful eco bedroom, recharge with a healthy breakfast every morning (multiple vegan options available) then make use of an unlimited 3 day pass at the fantastic Yoga Lounge run by expert yoga teacher, Amber Fidler.
This Grade II listed Victorian villa may be white on the outside but it’s green through and through. Setting new standards in eco-tourism, the owners of the 32-room Green House in Bournemouth scoured the area for the all that’s green and clean. This resulted in rooms filled with wooden furniture crafted from storm-felled trees, beds dressed in fairtrade cotton sheets, low-impact power supplies and walls covered in sustainable paper. The décor is quirky, sophisticated and luxurious; and each member of staff is knowledgeable and genuinely friendly.
Drinks at the cosy bar are followed by refreshingly unpretentious meals at Arbor restaurant (a member of the 2 AA Rosette club). And as you would expect from The Green House, all ingredients are locally sourced: many of Dorset’s farms and the New Forest coastline are close by so Chef Andy Hilton has the pick of the crops, finest seafood and fairtrade produce. Daily deliveries of meat, veg and dairy keep everything fresh and seasonal. Arbor and the adjoining bar have become the go-to destination for locals in-the-know hankering a spot of afternoon tea, a cocktail or two and Sunday roasts as well as the hearty dinners enjoyed under the branches of the wooden tree sculpture that dominates the dining room. (Arbor is Latin for “tree”.)
Pamper bonus: in-room beauty treatments can be arranged.
Amber Fidler is the founder of the Yoga Lounge and is an expert in hot yoga, aerial yoga and children’s yoga and is a 500hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500).
Yoga Retreat Prices
2 night stay in an eco room
Healthy breakfast each morning
£50 allowance for the bar or award winning Arbor restaurant each night
3 day pass to unlimited yoga with towels and water included
Healthy lunch at the yoga lounge on one of the days