Saturday 23rd April

9am to 11.30am

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FFS WELLNESS RETREAT

Thursday 23rd March - Sunday 26th March 2023

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

This is the perfect retreat for you to get away into the Welsh mountains for some fresh air and scenic views. With coastal and mountain walks, delicious food and fun activities to do what’s not to love!

This four-day retreat is a perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The venue is situated in the heart of the Welsh mountains in Snowdonia National Park. There is zero traffic apart from the cows and sheep and an odd tractor here and there.

Highlights

  • 4 days away with incredible views

  • 2 yoga, meditation reset sessions

  • Daily hikes – coastal and mountain

  • Reset and refresh time to chill by yourself

  • Hot tubs

  • Lake Swimming

  • Spa treatments 

  • 3 nights’ accommodation

  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate​

Accommodation

Check-in Time:

16:00

Check-out Time:

10:00

Bungalow: Super King with ensuite, Twin, Double and a Family Room (Double and two single beds). 

Farm House: Two Doubles. Single and a Twin room. 

Facilities

  •  Dining area

  •  Fireplace

  •  Garden

  •  Lounge

  •  Free parking

  •  Free Wi-Fi

This retreat will occupy 2 properties: the farm house and the bungalow. The properties are situated a short walk from each other, they are very well maintained and have incredible views of Snowdonia National Park. With many quiet spaces and private spots for relaxation and reflection. There are many walks around the property that you can go and explore.

The farm house has two double beds, one single bed and one twin room. Bathrooms are shared and there is ample of parking.

The bungalow has one super king with an ensuite, one twin room, one double room and one double bed with two single beds (the family room) and parking.

Both properties have gardens with seating areas. The properties are five minutes walk from a mountain and a 15 minute drive from the beach. It’s a fantastic area to explore what Wales has to offer.

 

Program

The aim for this retreat is to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of life and your laptop. Enjoy the views, the activities, the food and great company. You could either do lots of activities or sit and watch the world go by. As it’s in a fantastic location, you don’t have to do much, just sit back and relax.

Thursday

  • 16:00 Arrive

  • 16:30 Afternoon tea at the property

  • 19:00 Dinner

Friday

  • 09:30 Breakfast

  • 11:00 Mountain hike

  • 12:30 Lunch

  • 14:30 – 17.30 Your time; spa treatments inc massages, walk, visit the beach, hot tub etc

  • 17:30 Evening yoga session

  • 19:00 Dinner

Saturday

  • 09:00 Walk to the next farm for Breakfast

  • 09:30 Breakfast

  • 10:30 Mountain walk

  • 12:30 Lunch

  • 14:00 Lake swimming/ kayaking

  • 15:00 Afternoon tea at the hotel opposite the lake

  • 16:00 You time; spa treatments inc massages, walk, visit the beach, hot tub etc

  • 19:00 Dinner out

Sunday

  • 08:30 Morning Yoga refresh session

  • 09:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 Guest depart

The schedule is subject to change.

 

Included excursions

You will go for beautify scenic walk in the mountains and along the beach and go lake swimming.

Instructor

Katie Skipper

I started my small group PT classes for ladies only called STRONG one year ago to get women moving in a happy healthy safe environment. This retreat is to get everyone together whether you’re a FFS member or you wanted to try something new with like minding ladies this is a perfect way to get out in the fresh air of the Welsh mountains and do something different whilst being refreshed and rejuvenated.

 

Retreat location

 Unique Features General

  • Dining area

  • Fireplace

  • Garden

  • Lounge

Services

  • Free parking

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

During this retreat, you will be served three locally sourced meals and snacks every day which is included in the price. The food is made by one of the local chefs who can cater to your needs during this retreat. The meat is supplied property owners as they source all that meat from their own farm. The chef is dedicated to providing the best meals for the guests.

They understand that the best hospitality starts in the kitchen, and to that end, they work hard to provide top-quality meals made with care and attention. The house provides a wide variety of health-related variations to all the meals, including gluten-free cake vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan meals.

The ethos of this retreat properties is that they have a dining room (not a restaurant) and they eat the same meal together, as you would at home - hopefully achieving a sense of being together in a welcoming home, rather than a hotel or restaurant.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

  • Coffee

  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian

  • Vegan

  • Gluten Free

  • Pescatarian

  • Other dietary requirements on request

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

 What's included

  • 3-night stay

  • 8 meals – break, lunch dinner & snacks

  • Guided mountain & costal walks

  • 2 yoga, meditation & mindfulness sessions

  • Hot tubs

  • Lake swimming

What's not included

  • Travel to and from the retreat venue

  • Dinner out on one night

  • Any meals out – afternoon tea by the lake etc

  • Kayaking - £20 per kayak which fits 2 in a boat

  • Massages & spa treatments price TBC. 

 

How to get there

Maes y Wennol directions:

A few notes to help the last leg from the village Abergynolwyn:

Turn right (if coming from Tal y Llyn Lake way and at the  Railway Inn into road lined with houses and many parked cars, continue over narrow river bridge, steep climb, then undulating road with bends. At staggered crossroads with a telephone kiosk facing you turn left, immediately right, go along lane with hedges both sides, round bend over narrow bridge, past a left turning signed posted to  Maes y Wennol at a farm building.  .

Because of the mountains mobile phones often do not work well BUT the properties have great Fast WiFi.

 

Cleaning

  • Uses cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus.

  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in line with local authority guidelines.

  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays.

  • The accommodation partner we work with follows the guidelines of local authorities.

  • Equipment for activities is disinfected before and/or after use.

Safety features

  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by the local government.

  • Hand sanitizer available in guest rooms and key areas.

  • Process in place to check the health of guests.

  • First aid kit available.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires full amount. If you can't pay in full then pay 50% now and 50% on 1st November. 

  • It is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled and subject to availability. T&Cs apply. 

Room Types available:

Super King with ensuite (1 person, 1 available) - £339.00pp

Double Room (1 person 3 rooms available) - £289.00pp

Family Room ( 1 Double 7 2 Single beds) - £767 in total

Single Room (1 person 1 available) - £239.00pp

Twin Room (2 people, 2 rooms available) - £239.00pp

 

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