Newbold House, Forres, Scotland
An inspiring environment.
We are committed to your transformative experience and our selection of venue for our retreat reflects this. We couldn’t have picked a more amazing place to hold The Awakened Feminine Retreat 2018.
Newbold offers a very special combination of magical ingredients you won’t find anywhere else.
This transformative haven, run by a small community in the beautiful North East of Scotland, offers a unique blend of professional hospitality coupled with a welcoming atmosphere and commitment to service. The building retains the charm and grace and many of the original features of the late Victorian era, including their iconic and wonderful conservatory which offers a sun-lit oasis in which to sit on summer days, converse, eat a meal, sleep, put the world to rights. Surrounded by organic gardens and extensive woodlands they offer direct access to nature whilst still being within easy reach of local facilities and the un-spoilt Moray coast.
Newbold House is based in Forres on the North East coast of Scotland, a short journey from the picturesque village of Findhorn; both places perfect for craft shopping, coffee and cake and small local museums. We benefit from glorious nature, a microclimate that provides some of the best weather in the UK and close contact with the internationally famous Findhorn Foundation and eco-village, renowned for its wealth of skilled and qualified integrative therapists. Six miles from the Moray coast, named one of the 12 ‘most beautiful and unspoiled coastlines’ by National Geographic Travel magazine, the area offers a huge range of activities including hiking, biking, historic castles and gardens, local crafters, cashmere, whiskey and golf! You can also use this as a base for greater exploration of the Highlands, Cairngorm National park and Loch Ness.
More ideas should you choose to vacation after the retreat:
Dolphin and seal watching, wildlife tracking, white water rafting, ceilidh dancing, walks, horse riding, whiskey tours, historic castles, woolen mills, local cashmere and lots more!
The food is organic, fresh, homemade and as locally sourced as possible. The menu is mostly vegetarian, but they do serve sustainably sourced meat and fish. Newbold has a large walled garden and they grow a good portion of their own vegetables and fruit which their creative and dedicated kitchen team use to prepare delicious, healthy meals served with love. They also plant to support bees and other insects and encourage birds and wildlife. They make their own delicious bread, apple juice from our orchard and preserves from the many soft fruits that grow in their walled garden. They keep their own bees who make the most delicately flavoured fragrant honey you are ever likely to taste and their chickens provide fresh organic eggs daily.
Attractive shared accommodation
All rooms are light and spacious, offering beautiful views of the gardens and woodland. This splendid setting and our conscientious service creates a clear, peaceful space to meet your needs. All guests have access to the meditative sanctuary, the pantry with a wide choice of organic teas and coffee, and the laundry. There is plenty of parking and, naturally, you are welcome to relax and play in the gardens in your free time.
What people say about Newbold House
“Seldom do you find an opportunity to be so looked after or so surrounded by natural beauty. The food is unspeakably amazing, feeling like every mouthful is going to work at rejuvenating every part of you! The people are wonderful; kind and compassionate, with ethics and values that will rub off and travel home with you. The variety of activities and treatments gorgeous, and the house has a special, magical energy all of its own. I couldn’t recommend Newbold with enough vigour or sincerity. Go!”
“Transformative experience!” House and grounds are lush and inviting and sprinkled with faerie dust if you are open to a transformative adventure that caters to all *6* of your senses. I have traveled to many countries and stayed in everything from grass huts to 5* hotels, but nothing, NOTHING compares to the magic that awaits you at Newbold House... “
“Newbold is the kind of place that you just want to keep coming back to. The people here create a sense of harmony, peace and openness, which you don’t always find in life, these days. This means that whatever kind of holiday you have, you feel extremely fortunate to spend time here and all the better for it.”
” I have rented Newbold House twice for my Write, Travel, Transform retreats to Scotland. I cannot imagine a more ideal setting for creativity and building community. And what a great jumping off place for exploration. What has been so powerful to me, and to the travelers I bring, is the opportunity to become -- if you want -- part of the Newbold community. I was repeatedly moved by the incredible generosity and warmth of every member of the Newbold community, making our stay a unique and unparalleled setting for our retreat”.
“Transformative experience!” House and grounds are lush and inviting and sprinkled with faerie dust if you are open to a transformative adventure that caters to all *6* of your senses. I have traveled to many countries and stayed in everything from grass huts to 5* hotels, but nothing, NOTHING compares to the magic that awaits you at Newbold House...”