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A perfect chance for a short yoga break should not be missed! Within only 90 minutes from London, you will be able to find a special sanctuary where not only you will be able to breathe in all of the unimaginable calmness and charms that nature exudes, but also be able to stay at the lovely historic house which is a former home to the economist John Maynard Keynes and ballerina Lydia Lopokova, where they retreat for contemplation and peace.
During this retreat, you will stay at Tilton House. Nestled underneath the South Downs and edged by woodland with far reaching views across the Sussex Weald, Tilton House sits impressively in the natural landscape. The Georgian country house was once home to economist John Maynard Keynes and ballerina Lydia Lopokova where they retreat for contemplation and peace. Today, it is a beautiful getaway for yoga, meditation, drawing, and writing. Every room has plenty of character and all have views over either the Sussex Weald or Downs, each one is decorated in a different theme with luxurious bed linens and shared bathrooms. %Some rooms can either be a double or twin depending on the occupants and there is also a fun triple room.
This retreat will take place in Firle, East Sussex, South East England, UK. Firle is a lovely picturesque village and civil parish in the Lewes district of East Sussex. East Sussex itself is widely known as the home to rolling countrysides, medieval villages, and gorgeous coastlines. It offers a one of a kind setting that is immersed deeply in history and beautiful tranquil nature.
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During this retreat, you will be served three daily meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All of the meals will be delicious organic, vegetarian meals with much of the produce picked fresh from Tilton House's garden kitchen and will be lovingly prepared for you by Cashew Catering. Furthermore, unlimited tea, coffee, and fruit during your stay is also included. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let Yoga-Yoga know so that they can cater appropriately for you.
During this retreat, you will be able to enjoy the treatment room available at the Tilton House. The treatment room is usually busy, with massages available at an additional price. They have access to several expert masseuse, many of whom are based locally. Unwind even further after your massage with a trip to the cedar sauna.
Please note that all of the treatments are subject to the availability of masseuse. These are the treatments you can book at the Tilton house:
Please note that all treatments are subject to availability of masseuse.
You can use satellite navigation for the most part of your journey but please be advised that it does not work once you leave A27. There have been too many cars that ended up in ditches by following the voice of their navigation.
Here is what you need to know: take the Charleston, turn off of the A27, just past the middle farm if you are coming from the west. Follow the broken private road but go past the turn off for Charleston farmhouse after which the road bends left with the South Downs on your right. You are then driving between two fields. As soon as you reach a barn directly in front of you, take a small track left. Drive slowly and continue on to the end and onto a gravel driveway. You are now at Tilton House.
Please book your flight to arrive at Gatwick Airport (LGW).
You may take a train to Lewes (direct from Gatwick or Victoria) then take a taxi to the retreat venue with GM taxis.
You may also choose to take a train to Lewes (direct from Gatwick or Victoria) then walk down to Lewes bus station and take the 125 bus alighting at Charleston farmhouse drive on the A27. You may then walk a mile down the track to the venue, please look out for Cezannes' in the hedge.
The last option is for you to take a train to Berwick station and ride (mountain bike not road bike) to the venue. It should take about 20 minutes via the Old Coach road. Cycling on the A27 at any point is not advisable.