Sunny Brow Farm offers ​holidays in beautifully crafted barn renovations, surrounded by the natural beauty of the English Lake District.

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5 Days Restorative Autumn Yoga Retreat in Cumbria,UK

September 30-October 4 | October 14-18, 2019
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Instructors (1)

Suzy-Anne Saunders

Reviews (40)


from Great Britain, August 2019

"Beautiful location "

Suzy was lovely, really warm, friendly and genuine host. Location was beautiful with walks possible straight from the accommodation. Restaurants and pubs within walking distance. Accommodation was high spec with comfortable bed and nicely fitted out. Suzy was happy to find a yoga class that suited everyone. Food was all excellent.

Ian Walters

from Great Britain, February 2019

"Amazing Experience "

We cannot fault our stay at Sunny Brow. Suzy is a brilliant, caring hostess and yoga instructor. The 2 hour couples massage was outstanding and the yoga and meditation in the yurt truly enlightening. Lovely location and the accommodation spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Loved every minute of our stay and would highly recommend.

Janet Morgan

from Great Britain, December 2018

"December birthday treat"

Absolutely perfect retreat. So good we have booked again!!!

Jackie Pearce-dickens

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Surpassed all expectation "

Suzy and Philip have put their heart and soul into every aspect of Sunny Brow. It’s a really special place where loving care runs like a thread through every aspect. Suzy went out of her way to make sure everything was uniquely tailored. I arrived frazzled and left feeling the most relaxed for ages. Can’t wait to return.

Cathy Rowland

from Great Britain, August 2019

"A special time for me"

I loved the location, which was quiet and beautiful. Yoga/meditation in the yurt to the sound of a running stream. Suzy is a fantastic instructor, very genuine, down to Earth and yet also intuitive. Her food was amazing. Bracken Barn was a perfect retreat for me, where the high-spec conversion combining natural materials/colours with creature comforts provided a perfect back drop to my stay. On top of my yoga package I also had a soul reading session which made the whole time at Sunny Brow Farm very special. I would certainly come again

Karen Gale

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Relaxation for mind and body 😁"

I enjoyed the whole experience. The setting absolutely beautiful. Accommodation comfotable and peaceful everything you need. Food delicious. Suzanne makes you feel welcome she has a calm presence great instructor and therapist 😁

Kerrie Bainbridge

from Great Britain, July 2019

"Stay at sunny brow barn "

One word: amazing


from Great Britain, July 2019

"Idyllic yoga retreat in the Lake District"

A beautiful barn conversion in the heart of the Lake District, within easy reach of Hawkshead, Coniston and Ambleside. The farm is surrounded by scenic woodland for you to explore at your leisure. You receive a lovely warm welcome from Suzy and Phillip as you are shown to your luxury barn conversion. Each barn has a shared bathroom, living accommodation, kitchen and dining area. The members of the yoga retreat eat together in the Old Dairy, as this is the largest kitchen/dining area, making it easy to get to know each other.

Yoga and meditation sessions, as well as some massages, are conducted in the large yurt by Suzy and Jyoti. Both have a wealth of yoga and meditation experience and provide holistic and spiritual guidance during the week. They are always on hand for a chat and the family really make you feel relaxed and part of their little community. The group are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings, however you can contribute as much or as little as you want.

The brunch and dinner are served in the dining area of the Old Dairy, as well as outside if the weather permits. The food is excellent home cooked hearty meals – brunch is two courses and dinner is three courses. These are all lovingly prepared by Suzy and Jyoti, with many recipes in Suzy’s published cookbook.

You also have time to yourself to explore the surrounding area, or do absolutely nothing if you wish. The week is planned, but it is a very relaxed schedule, designed to accommodate all members.

Luc Badain

from Great Britain, July 2019

"A truly exhilarating retreat "

From the moment you enter into Sunny Brow Farm it is very clear that a lot of love goes into the development and running of this retreat. There are some sheep grazing, a few pigs, dogs and cats that you would expect to find around a farm that make wonderful sounds that would otherwise be a very quiet secluded space. You can walk to the drunken duck pub about 0.8 miles away or into Hawkshead about 20 mins walk, otherwise the places like Ambleside and Windermere are all within a short drive.

The accommodation is modern, clean with super comfortable beds.

Now onto the food; Suzy and Jyoti managed to make up some of the most amazing foods I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It was very much seasonal, healthy, nutritional and absolutely 5* top quality. I suffer from allergies and they went the extra mile to cater for my requirements.

The yoga retreat was amazing, we were fortunate to have a fantastic group of 7 in total. There was yoga in the morning followed by brunch, free time then more restorative in the evening with an amazing meal to follow. The treatments are highly recommended also and great value for money. I can honestly say 100% that there will be a return to Sunny Brow and would recommend to anyone and you will not be disappointed.

Nuala Hawthorne

from Great Britain, June 2019

"Me Time "

Everything was so relaxed and easy.

I felt extremely comfortable with Suzy from the beginning.


from United States, June 2019

"Wonderful "

Suzy has managed to establish such a beautiful intimacy between human to human, human to animals, and human to nature. She opens your eyes to see love everywhere in your life. This is a experience that will stay with you for a long time.


from Great Britain, June 2019

massage, yoga, meditation- all amazing and helped me to restore an recharge

Helen Cooper

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Perfect. Tailored to my deepest needs. "

I felt at ease with Suzy from the moment I arrived at Sunny Brow Farm. She is warm and welcoming, and within 10 minutes of arrival I knew that I would benefit hugely from her ability to empathise and connect at a deep level.

All our work together was 1-2-1 and Suzy worked with compassion and love throughout. She tailored the yoga, meditation, healing and massage to my individual needs each day.

Suzy’s cooking is all about nourishment and it was heaven to be waited on with the most comforting home-made soups , fresh bread, seasonal vegetarian dishes, and healthy desserts. Each morning yoga session was followed by a scrumptious brunch ( wild mushrooms on sourdough with kale / fresh pancakes with berries, pecans and honey) eaten al fresco with views of the beautiful farmland and sheep. There is a small stream running through the woodland, and over the little bridge is a winding path leading to a yurt and a fireside gathering space.

My accommodation was beautiful and airy, with quality furnishings. The living space was comfortable and relaxing, with tv, dvd collection, sound system. My bedroom had a sense of simplicity that was very restorative and peaceful. The bathroom was luxurious and spacious.

I am truly thankful that Suzy and Phil were able to provide me with a beautiful space where I could retreat and restore at a really difficult time in my life. Suzy really commits to communication at a deep level and was able to guide me on my journey. I am truly grateful.


from Great Britain, May 2019

"Exceptionally good. I would highly recommend this yoga retre"

It was the whole experience. Everything was set to a very high standard.

Claire Atkin

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Relaxing retreat"

The location is just heavenly, so quiet, peaceful and beautiful settings. I feel that all levels and abilities were catered for in the yoga. I especially enjoyed the yoga actually outside amongst the trees and the sound of rippling water in the background. What could be better for a therapeutic experience. The food was all freshly prepared and tasted amazing. Suzy was very attentive and made me feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend a visit to anyone looking for a relaxing retreat for the mind, body and spirit.

Sheree Holder

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Just switch off "

Absolutely lovely host. Suzy was very welcoming and a joy to have as a yoga tutor. The yut was a wonderful experience too. I adored the meditation and the sounding, which was a new experience for me and one I will continue to practice. Clare’s massage was amazing and I didn’t want it to end!

The rooms are beautiful and done to a very high standard, and the surroundings are so pretty and peaceful. You could not fail to feel relaxed here and I would recommend it to anyone 🥰

Shila Russell

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Yoga chill out at Sunny Brow farm"

Yoga in a yurt surrounded by nature is a brilliant idea. The massage by Suzy is highly recommended. The walks were a good workout and the views were stunning. We were served delicious vegan food.

Susanne Mead

from Great Britain, March 2019


The location, the accommodation, the hospitality, the yoga and the additional therapies were perfect above and beyond what I had hoped for. I left positive, rejuvenated and on new journey in my life steered by Suzy, this retreat was an amazing experience that will stay with me for life or until I can get back for a continuation of the soul searching I have started. Would I recommend? Absolutely, without hesitation.

Deborah Carter

from United States, March 2019

"A pocket of peace in a frenetic world"

Suzy is an inspirational, positive teacher. She created a wonderful atmosphere. We absolutely loved the yoga in the yurt beside a babbling brook. Hannah’s vegan food (a first for me), was lovingly prepared, delicious and plentiful. The barn is renovated to a high spec, enhanced by a cosy log burner each evening. My daughter and I loved every minute, and will definitely return.


from Great Britain, January 2019

"Idyllic retreat in beautiful location"

Very restorative week spent with like minded people under the guidance of welcoming and intuitive hosts. The mix between yoga sessions, food and free time was perfect. The accommodation has been tastefully renovated with considerable thought and finished to high standard. Additional treatments available which were well worth a bit extra.

Highly recommended!

Corinne Lewis

from Great Britain, January 2019

"Mother and daughter chill out after exam stress!"

I can’t say just one thing as everything was much better than our expectations! Suzy and Phil were both very welcoming and so helpful too!

Joan Mcfadden

from United States, January 2019

Positive attitude and hard work of staff in making sure your stay was comfortable and enjoyable


from Great Britain, January 2019

Suzy is absolutely wonderful!

Favourite bits: furnishing was to an extreamly high standard, everything was such good quality (bedding/sofas etc)

Massage: I was with Jane. It was a beautiful experience, totally unique.

Extra therapy: again, unique, a fantastic experience.

I also loved the gong! The evening meditations, work with chakras.

Fiona Anderson

from United States, January 2019

"Beyond expectations "

From when I landed until when I left Suzy went out of her way to make sure that my stay was comfortable safe at ease and enjoyable

beyond my expectaions thank you Suzy l will hopefully return very soon x

Deborah Cairns

from Great Britain, January 2019

"January Detox"

Suzy was lovely and very accommodating - couldn't do enough to help.

Linda Lees

from United States, January 2019

"What a lovely experience "

It was relaxing atmosphere Suzy was very welcoming and warm the location was wonderful and just the whole experience was rejuvenating I would definitely recommend it


from Great Britain, January 2019

"Fabulously restorative"

I thought the setting and accommodation were excellent and even though i had a back injury the teacher was sensitive and experienced making me feel safe to practice some restorative yoga.

Keri Platt

from Great Britain, December 2018

"Restorative week in a beautiful place..."

Suzi is a wonderful host and I thoroughly enjoyed my time away on her beautiful little farm. Yoga in the yurt was brilliant, as were her healing massages and meals. The location itself is perfect for exploring the Lake District. Definitely hope to be back!

Sophie Mitchell

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Most relaxed I’ve ever been!"

I enjoyed everything about this retreat - location & accomodation are superb, Suzy is a wonderful host and was brilliant in supporting me through my novice status in yoga. The massage and food were the real highlights of my trip.

Elaine Bell

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Just magical."

I loved everything about my stay at Sunny Brow Farm. Suzy was so warm and welcoming and the barn was just beautiful. I had the best massage ever and Suzys food was so yummy.

Janine Prosser

from United States, August 2018

"Really relaxing retreat "

Time taken to understand me holistically and help give me guidance going forward

Clare Wootton

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Yoga retreat weekend "

The facilities were excellent. The yoga sessions in the yurt were great. Good food. Suzy was a brilliant yoga instructor & host. The massages were also great.

Sarah Wall

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Relaxing and rejuvenating break in the Lakes"

The whole experience from the setting,the accommodation,food and yoga was beyond my expectations. Both my daughter and I could not recommend a stay at SunnyBrow farm highly enough .We will definitely be returning .Thank you Suzy and Co. Sarah and Elllie Wall

Rachael White

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Relax, Restore and Renew"

I loved the location, healthy (and tasty) nourishing food, clean accommodation but most of all Suzy‘s holistic therapies. The bespoke package was great, enabling me to have exactly the experience I needed to relax, restore and renew. Suzy and Philip are great hosts.

Kathryn Laing

from Great Britain, March 2018


Myself and my daughter have just had the most perfect few days away at this lovely little idyll. Fabulous yoga sessions in the yurt in the woods with the sounds of the birds singing and the water flowing in the brook. Our meals were bespoke and absolutely delicious. Our two hour massage was just heaven and the cottage we stayed in was beautiful and warm and cosy. Can't recommend this gem enough.

Stephanie Ernould

from France, February 2018

"Restorative yoga retreat "

Suzy is an amazing yoga teacher and a wonderful healer ! She includes a massage in the retreat but it really is a healing treatment, it’s very special and it would be worth to go just for that:)

The food was great, the cottage very nice. Perfect to restore and relax. I will come back !