"The sense of community here is so refreshing. The staff can't do enough for you. The food is lovely." Marion, November 2018. More reviews.
|Location||Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England, UK|
|Activities||Yoga, mindfulness, creative activities|
|Prices||From £194pp fb for 2-nights in twin share room. Single rooms available|
|Ideal for||Yoga - Mindfulness - Singing - Dancing - Life coaching - Writing - Solo travellers|
> For dates and prices see their website
Skyros holidays in the UK take place at The Grange by the Sea, a gorgeous Georgian country house in the Isle of Wight. Join for weekend retreats in mindfulness, yoga, singing and life coaching, as well as writing holidays and Christmas and New Year retreats. Ideal for solo travellers.
- Location | Activities and Prices | Accommodation and Food | Child policy | Green footprint | Guestbook
The Grange by the Sea is in Shanklin’s Old Village, Isle of Wight. Surrounded by greenery, it’s close to the beach as well as cosy pubs, restaurants and the train station. A return train ticket to Shanklin via Portsmouth includes crossing the Solent by FastCat.
Each weekend retreat has a different focus, e.g mindfulness, yoga, singing, life coaching, and writing. Plus you can book in advance for health and beauty treatments and one-to-one yoga and life coaching. Use of sauna.
Half of the Isle of Wight is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, take coastline walks and explore with new friends.
Prices: Weekend course fees are £90 and accommodation for 2 nights costs from £104 per person twin sharing, or from £174 for single occupancy.
All-inclusive Christmas and New Year retreats cost £425 for 3 nights.
For dates and prices see above web link, or check availability, or phone.
The 15 bedrooms are available for twin or single occupancy, with one room suitable for disabled access. All rooms are ensuite, many with beautiful views of the sea, gardens or hills. Complimentary luxury toiletries are included and a sauna and trust bar are available.
Food: Isle of Wight produce is favoured. Special diets are catered for.
Adults only on weekend retreats and festive breaks. Families are welcome at other times on a bed & breakfast basis.
What can I do?
See our 10 top tips on green travel - how to make your stay more enjoyable & better for the environment. Consider offsetting your car, train or plane journey via the charity AtmosFair.de.
How ethical is the holiday?
- Acts with respect, honesty and fairness towards guests and staff
- Fosters real relationships between guests and locals and ensures that the local community benefits
How environmentally-friendly is the holiday?
- Provides information on how to arrive by public transport
- Collects rainwater for use in garden
- Recycles all recyclable waste
- Provides plastic-free bar and is part of the water re-fill programme.
"What a treat. The course exceeded expectations. I feel looser and stronger physically and have been nourished by deep rest, good food and the kindness of the staff. Thank you!" Dawn, November 2018
"I wish everybody had a chance to do this course at a young age - what a great help it would be to people! The Grange, itself, has a peaceful atmosphere and the garden is just beautiful. The path down to the gate makes me want to explore and unleashes my inner child!" Ali, October 2018
"Six hours is a deceptive offering - whole worlds and possibilities can open up - as they have for me this weekend. From on-the-spot exercises, discussion and reams of instruction, I will return to my desk inspired and emboldened. The author paced us through terrains of character, structure, dialogue and theme - a tool kit with which to move forwards." Mags, May 2018
"I came out of my comfort zone by booking the Christmas holiday and it was one of the best decisions I've made. New people and new friends for sure. Tried things I've never done, surprised myself and enjoyed every second." K, January 2018
"My first introduction to the 'Skyros Family' was a brilliant New Year Weekend. A fantastic celebration and positive anticipation for the year ahead." C, January 2018
"This is the second course I've attended at The Grange. From the moment you enter the door, there is a feeling of warmth, friendliness. Every member of staff makes you feel nothing is too much trouble. Well worth coming. The Isle of Wight is a lovely place to spend time. I look forward to next time." K, January 2018
"Don't want to go home. Has been a magical, restful, inspirational time. Thanks to all, I feel refreshed and ready for a fabulous New Year." L, January 2018
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