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Pilates Retreat
6 - 8 September 2024

We'll be staying at Fair Oak Farm in Mayfield, Kent, with its unique range of historic and stylish group accommodation, including barns, tree lodges & shepherd's huts.  It is set in stunning countryside, in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty, yet only 1.5 hours from London.

The area is perfect for country walks & pub lunches (2 pubs just 2 miles away).  There's a cinema barn on site where you can just chillax watching a film with friends, have a fun game of table tennis, an infra-red sauna for 2 or 3 in the garden, or enjoy a read in your luxury accommodation.

Quick summary on what's included....

A friendly, warm welcome!

Unique, stylish accommodation including Barns, Tree Lodges & Shepherd’s Huts, all en-suite, all including kitchen facilities

Single or Double occupancy

Two pilates sessions per day, taught by two teachers

Half Board Chef-prepared meals

Price range £675-875

Optional 1:1 Pilates coaching & Osteopathy/massage for additional fee

Optional extra night for FREE!

All the rooms can be single or double occupancy with style, charm and character of their own.  Check out the rooms in more detail using the 'Choose Your Room' button link just above the Booking Form at the bottom of this page.

Food is an important part of our retreats and we've found an incredible chef who trained in French cuisine, but also specialises in Thai food, so we're giving you the opportunity to experience both!  Your Saturday brunch and dinner,  Sunday breakfast and lunch are included in the price of the retreat.  Don't forget that you also have your own kitchen facilities.

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Each day you'll get to enjoy practicing Pilates in the morning and late afternoon (gentler session in the morning, more invigorating one in the late afternoon).  All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced. 

The wonderful Brenda Nassali-Liston will be sharing the teaching with Sophie Compton Carr.  Brenda is a passionate movement teacher with a keen interest in the function of the feet. Brenda's teaching style and toolkit is significantly shaped by her further training and knowledge of the fascial body, functional anatomy, gait training and biomechanics.

Having two teachers means we can help with corrections and keep you moving safely.

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If you’re wanting even more pilates than what we have planned, there will be optional one-to-one pilates sessions with Brenda or Sophie, which you can book at an additional fee.  You could ask for a tailored private session, which could include small equipment such as the foam roller, pilates arc, sit fit, or overball.  We can give you a challenging session, or help you with movements to ease a tension or restriction you're experiencing.

We also have Giulia Volpe on site, who will be providing osteopathy; remedial massage; scar release; western acupuncture, IASTM & dry cupping.  It's a real treat to have direct access to her, as she's both a very talented osteopath and a lovely warm person (she'll be doing the pilates with us too!!).  Treatment will take place in a fully kitted out treatment room within a barn.  Appointments can be pre-booked directly with Giulia, at an additional fee.  Remaining time slots can be booked during the weekend.  

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What are we hoping your ‘take-away’ will be from this weekend?


Primarily we would like you to experience a true break from your daily life. It should be a time when you can focus on yourself, with no interruptions. This doesn’t mean we’re going to ask you to give up your mobiles at the front door (!), but we’d like you to reflect on whether a weekend away from your phone/work/kids might be revitalising. Give yourself permission to do whatever makes you feel relaxed.

We have sorely missed out making new connections during the pandemic years, so we hope that this weekend might provide an opportunity to chat with like-minded companions, or at least find some camaraderie during the planned activities shown in the itinerary above.

This weekend will be all about listening to yourself and realising what your mind and body needs.

What’s included …




Welcome cup of tea and something sweet!


PM - Longer 1h 15 Pilates class (combined session run by Brenda and Sophie)

Casual welcome buffet for all - home-made salads and charcuterie / cheeses supplied by organisers and attendees


AM - Pre-breakfast mindful pilates and stretch

Breakfast provided by our own incredible chef, Dee.  A generous breakfast to set you up for the day

Lunch - in the privacy of your own accommodation, or pub lunch with friends

Tea - a couple of sweet specialities by Dee

PM - Pilates class

Three course European dinner provided by Dee


AM- Pre-breakfast mindful pilates and stretch

Light breakfast provided by Dee, so you can manage your late morning pilates session

AM Late morning - Pilates class

PM - Vegetarian Thai curry lunch provided by Dee (her speciality)

Optional leaving time, anytime after lunch, or else you’re welcome to stay for an extra evening.  You'll need to sort out your own dinner (either in your accommodation, or at local pubs)

PM Early evening - optional Pilates ‘wind down’ class for those who are staying



This time is for YOU….so feel free to opt out of any of the planned sessions if you’re just needing time for yourself

Prices ...

This is for two nights, with the option to stay the third night for free.  Last checkout is Monday at 9.30am.

The first price is single occupancy, the second price is for shared occupancy (you and partner or you and bestie). These are the FULL prices, but if you book now or before 28 February 2024, you are eligible for a 10% discount!

In the order in which they appear on the Choose Your Room link:


Farmhouse Cottage

Bedroom Three - double or twin at £775 / £1,160

Bedroom Four - double or twin at £775 / £1,160


Converted Barns:

Grain Store - double at £875 / £1,310

Stable Cottage - double at £875 / £1,310

Cow Shed East - double or twin at £675 / £1,010

Cow Shed West - double or twin at £675 / £1,010 - SOLD


Lodges & Huts:

Grand Eco-Lodge Tree - double + double or twin at £975 / £1,460 - SOLD

Tree House East - double or twin at £875 / £1,310 - SOLD

Tree House West - double or twin at £875 / £1,310 - SOLD

Hay Barn - double at £875 / £1,310 - SOLD

Shepherd Hut East - double at £675 / £1,010

Shepherd Hut West - double at £675 / £1,010


Oast House:

Master - double at £875 / £1,310

2nd Bedroom - double at £875 / £1,310

Full payment will be required by 31 May 2024.  Bookings made after this date, will need to be paid in full to secure the room.

If you're interested, please complete this Booking Form below, once you have chosen your room using this Button Link.  

Booking Form

Thanks for your booking request. Confirmation and invoice to shortly follow.  Room is guaranteed once 50% deposit is received.

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