This was an amazing find. If you're looking for a re-boost among beautiful settings and wonderful people with extraordinarily attention to detail and fantastic value for money, then Newbold House is the place! I stayed here on a tailor-made retreat with my husband - both burnt-out Londoners - and we returned to The Smoke relaxed, refreshed and inspired. There are flexible options at the house - we booked with the fabulous Deborah who arranged private yoga classes, complementary therapies and bush craft classes for us (there's much more on offer besides). She couldn't have done more to make our stay such a success - she even bought our dinner to our room when we felt sleepy! The house is part of a charitable trust that is doing wonderful things for preservation and raising awareness of environmental issues. I'd book in fast as they are bound to get busier and busier! Jane J
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newbold House is a beautiful 'Eco-Mansion' - an 19th century Victorian building now run by us on sustainable principles. We are a nature-based retreat and well-being centre, B&B and workshop venue,surrounded by 7 acres of beautiful grounds including a large organic veg garden. The property backs onto woodland with walking trails full of wildlife including deer, badgers, red squirrels and pine martens. Every room is a beautiful space, with locally sourced antique linens,china, books and period details such as stained glass and original fireplaces. There are 7 rooms – singles, twins and two rooms able to accommodate up to 5 beds for families or friends sharing. All rooms have their own hand basin, are a good size and have lovely views of the surrounding gardens and woods. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the house.If you prefer a more rustic experience you can also choose to stay in one of comfortably furnished bell tents, decorated with vintage furniture and accessories. Along with our chickens we have a ‘bee garden’, traditional Shamanic sweat lodge, a garden stupa (Buddhist prayer tower) for outdoor meditation and a classic Victorian conservatory. Here, you can sit and enjoy glorious sub-tropical plants, fig and passion flowers. Our house, grounds and surrounding countryside are a great place to re-connect with yourself and with nature and the wellbeing of people and the planet is at the core of what we do. The house is run by a small community with a large skill-set – including an organic farmer, marine biologist, Shamanic Practitioner, green energy expert, musicians and a highly skilled ornamental gardener. Our group mission is to connect people with nature and nurture; teaching and sharing skills for environmental, personal and social well-being. We are based on the outskirts of Forres, in the gorgeous region of Moray Speyside and just 27 miles east of Inverness. A mere 6 miles away is Findhorn Bay, part of a coastline recently voted as one of the world’s best by National Geographic, great for boat trips and a top seal-spotting location.We are also a short ride away from the famous Findhorn Foundation community, Logie Steading, a converted farmstead of local artisans with second-hand bookshops, an art gallery and farm shop. A variety of medieval castles, Pictish monuments, gardens and a wide variety of outdoor activity providers.Homecooked organic, locally-sourced lunches and dinners available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Newbold House Forres, Scotland