Retreats


Weekend Wellness in West Wales 

19th-22nd September 2019

Myself and the Pencwm Farmhouse team are thrilled to announce new retreat dates for next year. Building on the success of our debut retreat in September 2018, we can’t wait to welcome new yogis next year. Repeating the format of 4 days, our escape offers a true ‘long weekend’ and allows for 2 full non-travel days. Providing ample food, yoga, free-time and green-space to ensure you enjoy a totally freeing and nourishing wellness weekend!


The Yoga & Studio:

The weekend will run with morning and evening yoga classes plus a workshop on Saturday afternoon. Over 9 hours of yoga time, pose modifications and options to suit all bodies, abilities and experience, and all equipment provided. Mums-to-be are welcome, as long as they have a previous yoga practise and are between 16 and 34 weeks pregnant at the time of the retreat.

Kate teaches vinyasa flow yoga, with a ‘real people’ approach and a playful style. Her classes focus on the breath and the physical body so that a state of mental calm is inevitable. Kate’s yoga tends to be strong and energetic, so she complements the predominant vinyasa flow style with restorative and long-hold postures for an all-body and mind escape.

The Farmhouse where guests will stay is next door to the Loft, where the Yoga Studio is located. Light, spacious with underfloor heating, the studio has 2 sets of double doors, opening out to a small garden and field on one side, and a small stream and donkey-fields on the other. This is the ideal space to recharge! The Yoga Studio is equipped with mats, bricks, straps and bolsters.


The Food:

Included in the retreat is home-cooked, fresh, some home-grown (from the resident vegetable patch), tasty food with a focus on locally sourced Pembrokeshire ingredients where possible. The price is inclusive of a hearty post-yoga brunch, and plentiful dinner on all days, plus afternoon snacks and access to fruit, treats and hot drinks 24/7. Begins with a group dinner on Thursday evening following the first practice of the retreat and ending with a brunch on Sunday following the last morning practice. Price includes an evening fire-lit and cosy meal in the Woodland Cabin in the on-site Woodland Gardens (torches can be provided!)

People are welcome to bring alcohol should they wish, on a BYOB basis.

Vegetarian (and vegan where desired). Please let us know if you have dietary requirements or allergies so we can cater for your needs.


The Farmhouse and nearby Glandwr:

Pencwm farmhouse is the ideal place to relax and unwind. The farmhouse is comfortable and welcoming, with a country style but modern twist. Communal areas are large, bright and welcoming, with plenty of seating areas including a large kitchen table, living room with comfy sofas and arm chairs (and open fire for the winter months), plus a conservatory at the back of the house with large sofa. Additionally, if the weather is good there are tables and chairs outside for relaxing and/or al fresco dining, plus a large garden and nearby woodland area which guests are welcome to explore.

Pencwm is a venue where guests can escape city life and really slow down. The farmhouse is located in a quiet picturesque rural area surrounded by fields and woodland areas, perfect for reflective time or long, reenergising walks and exploration of the surrounding countryside and coastline.

There will be optional guided walks and coastal trips for those that wish to explore. Option for a movie-night if your group wishes to part-take – a finite choice of old-school movies!

We can also highly recommend (from personal experience), faciliate, and provide space for massage therapies with a local, experienced massage therapists.

For further information on the property including reviews from previous guests please have a peek using the following links:

www.pencwmfarmhouse.co.uk and on Facebook


Rooms & Costs:

Room types:

– 2 x large bright double rooms, located upstairs with double bed. £340 pp for 2 sharers, £460 single occupancy.
– 1 x small single room at the front of the property upstairs. £415 pp.
– 1 x twin room with 2 comfortable single beds, located downstairs. £395 pp.
– 1 x bunk room with single bunk (top) and double bunk (bottom). Single £355 pp, Double £375 pp (assumes 1 person in double, can be revised for those wishing for a cosier share)
– 1 x small bunk room with two single bunks upstairs. £355 pp.

Costs are inclusive of 3 nights accommodation, all yoga classes and use of the studio facilities, all homemade, generously-portioned vegetarian food of brunch, dinner, snacks and hot drinks. These costs have increased marginally from the previous retreat. This is a genuine increase to cover necessary costs having learned from our debut Pencwm retreat

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*EARLY-BIRD SAVING* 

A £25pp saving applies if you book September’s retreat by 28th February 2019 

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Booking:

  • First come, first served. Maximum 11 spaces in the Farmhouse, 9 if single-occupancy is booked on double rooms.
  • £125 of your payment is a non-refundable holding deposit, payable to secure your place on your retreat.
  • Cancellations made up until 3 weeks before the event will be fully refundable minus the deposit. Unfortunately any cancellations made 21 days prior to the retreat is fully non-refundable.
  • Alternative accommodation options can be shared should you wish to stay elsewhere but want to partake in yoga. Please enquire about local recommendations to kateoatesyoga@gmail.com or, see Air BnB and search for Glandwr, Pembrokeshire.

Getting there:

Address: SA34 0JP. Pencwm is situated on a hilltop, a mile outside the village of Glandwr. The nearest pubs are three miles away in Llanglydwen and Blaenwaun.

Nearest Airports: Cardiff (1hr 20 mins); Swansea (1 hr).

Nearest Train Station: Whitland (20 mins).

The farmhouse is very rural so we recommend you come by car (Enterprise Car Hire and National Car Hire have reasonable rates). Car sharing or collections can be arranged between retreaters nearer the time, or, pre-booked local taxis also available – the Farmhouse hosts can help you arrange this, or most likely, collect you themselves.

Arrival is from 3pm on Thursday.

Departure is from 12pm on Sunday.


Fancy seeing what last time was all about?

Have a peek at my excitable Instagram photos!

Lovely yoga, delicious plentiful food, lots of fun in the sunny Welsh countryside, and, featuring a beautiful dinner in a rural log cabin 🙂

Escape with us – You deserve it 🙂

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