Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts

Thursday, 12 February 2015

An amazing Tuscany Retreat

One of my friends is going to work at this fantastic retreat set in the Tuscan mountains this April.  It looks absolutely amazing so if you are interested just scroll down for more details. Get a 10% discount if you book before 20th February 2015.

A Healthy Holiday
relax, revitalise & reset 
Tuscany Retreat, April 12th - 18th 2015 

Spring is the season of new beginnings and no better time to recharge and replenish, which is why April is the perfect month to take a break from normal everyday life, allowing yourself time to relax and reset both your body and mind.

Come and join us for a 7 day cleansing retreat, a life-changing healthy holiday with yoga & meditation, holistic therapies, wellbeing talks, delicious fresh food picked from the farm's organic vegetable garden: fresh juices, vegetarian, vegan & raw food to energise you in breath-taking natural surroundings.

Le Pianore Villa & Organic Farm is cradled between the medieval hilltop towns of Montelaterone and Monticello Amiata, Tuscany. Surrounded by woodlands, vineyards, olive groves and mountain streams, it is a private haven.
The spectacular views & untouched landscapes will give you a sense of
freedom and relaxation as soon as you set foot there. 

Retreat yourself at Le Pianore for an ultimate
'me time' - you'll never have felt better!!!
The Retreat Includes
Pre Retreat guidance
Group transfer to/from airport to the villa
6 nights accommodation in the villa
Delicious daily fresh organic healthy food
Cleansing teas & supplements
Detox Tools & Demos
2 x daily yoga sessions
3 Wellbeing Talks
Guided hike through the Tuscan valleys
A 2h raw food workshop
1 x 30min Nutrition taster session
1 x 60min Massage 
1 x 30min NLP/Counselling
Post Retreat guidance

Our team will be available on site to provide plenty of additional holistic treatments including - massages, reiki, nutritional consultation,
shiatsu, divine healing, rebirth breath work, NLP/Counselling,
hypnotherapy and much more.
A Typical day... 

8:00 Yoga
9:00 Morning Juice
12:30 Light Lunch
13:30 Wellbeing Talk,
or Guided Hike, or Treatments
16:00 Afternoon Juice
18:00 Yoga/Meditation
19:30 Light Dinner

* A 2h Raw Food Workshop on Saturday 

Plenty of free time to relax, indulge in treatments, explore the
natural surroundings & nearby villages or take a swim in the pool.


Whether you have your own room or share it with your partner or friends,
we have a few options for you to choose from: 

Master room w/ balcony en suite 
Triple Shared: £895pp
Double Shared: £1.150pp

Double/Twin Rooms en suite 
Shared: £985pp

Small Twin rooms - shared bathroom
Shared: £625pp
Single occupancy: £765

* Prices per person. Single occupancy is possible with a 50% supplement fee.

We're looking forward to you joining us in Tuscany!

It's easy to secure your place, we just need a 50% deposit with
the remaining balance due by April 5th.

A month cancelation notice is required
for full deposit refund.

Please remember that we keep our retreats to a small group
to give you the space & attention you need. 
Places are limited & double rooms will go fast!

* We are offering 10% discount on early bird bookings
made before the 20th February. *

To book your place contact us here.

A few pics & testimonials from our Autumn Tuscany Retreat in 2014:
' Carolyne, the retreat in Tuscany was truly life changing, hard to express how much my diet and me myself changed after that week. Everyone - If you have a chance, you gotta got o Carolyne's retreat. That can be the best thing you've ever done for your body and soul! '  - Kristinjonas 
' Just after my detox week, I was handling in my notice and all my boss could focus on was the amount of weight I'd lost and how much younger and happier I looked. I talked through the whole experience with him. The compliments I've received today have been extremely uplifting, thank you all!!! ' - Mia, London

One week after the detox and I am feeling fantastic! Lots of energy, lots of positivity and a new outlook on life! Life-style changing! Have been confidently practicing raw food meals and deserts thanks to Stacey. ' - Julia, London 
' After months of feeling sluggish, stressed and bloated I embarked upon a detox with Carolyne Ji.....what a difference 7 days can make! I felt calmer, my skin glowed, I was full of energy and most importantly I'd kicked my habit of caffeine and sugary foods. I can't recommend the detox enough, its a fairly tough 7 days but the effects both physically and mentally are well worth it! ' - Laura, London 

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Coombe Mill - part 2

One of the best bits of staying at Coombe Mill was the feed run every morning which my boys thoroughly enjoyed.  But the is more to Coombe Mill than the animals.

On our first night there we went for a wander around the grounds and the children were delighted to find this fantastic play area.  There was a pirate ship and a trampoline and lots of muddy puddles for the little one to jump in (though these are weather dependant!)  It was hard to get the children out of there but as it was getting late, and we were all starving I bribed them with chocolate appealed to their better nature to get them to come back to out fabulous Scandinavian Lodge.

Ship Ahoy!
The Scandinavian Lodges are amazing.  The one we stayed in could sleep up to seven people so there was lots of room.    The living/kitchen/dining area was open plan and the full ceiling height made it even more spacious.  It was like a home from home as the kitchen was fully equipped with every appliance including a washing machine and tumble dryer, making those wet, muddy days so much easier and I could throw it all in the wash.  

The decking outside our lodge
Popping into reception was great as there were lots of things there to borrow or buy.  From bread and milk to homemade meals and desserts to buy.  Wellies, potties, games to borrow.  There's no need to pack your car with everything your little one needs as most of it is available to borrow on a first come first served basis.

I mentioned one of the play areas earlier; well that's not the only one.  There was another outdoor play area right next to our lodge.  The children would go racing off to it at any opportunity.  My oldest just loved the zip wire and the younger two loved the swings and climbing frame.  There's a baby swing here too which my little one thoroughly enjoyed.

If the weather is really bad there is an indoor play area.  We did have a look but never used it as, even though we stayed in October, the weather wasn't too bad, and even if it was raining the kids didn't care and would be outside playing with their waterproofs on.

We had lots of fun at Coombe Mill but we did spend some time exploring the surrounding areas.  It took us a while to get used to the narrow country lanes (though I do think that some of them could have been avoided if we hadn't followed our sat nav!), but we found some absolutely beautiful areas.  From Port Isaac on a drizzly day......

To the amazing Polzeath beach.  Who would have thought that it's October!!  The children adored it here.

 We also found a lovely little model railway museum and my train obsessed 2 year old can't believe his eyes.

We ended our week with a visit to Padstow for fish and chips, followed by ice-cream.  

Rain or shine, there is so much to do whether you stay on the farm, or go exploring.  This was my first visit to  Cornwall (and Coombe Mill) but it certainly won't be my last.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

My holiday in photos

They say a picture says a thousand words so here's my holiday........

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Holiday stress

The title should really say 'pre-holiday stress'.  We're off to Spain on Saturday and I'm starting to panic.  It's the first time I've been abroad with a baby and so I have no idea where to start!  I'm assuming it's going to boiling hot but does that mean I can just strip him off, or should I cover him up?  How many nappies will I need?  And what about swim nappies?  And who decided that babies don't need a luggage allowance?  They need more stuff than the rest of us put together!

My brain feels frazzled.  A friend advised me to sit down and write a list to get more organised, but I've written so much down that I'm worried I'm not going to fit it in.  I've even worrying about taking some food now.  We're staying in a private apartment and won't be arriving until very late, and there'll be nothing there.  My boys need their food and won't be impressed if they have to wait until we go shopping.  Argh!!  I don't know what I need!

And why is it that you spend ages looking forward to the holiday, then all of a sudden it's on top of you and the stress starts.  Maybe I'm just not organised enough but I feel like there's not enough hours in the day to get everything done.  Most nights I don't sit down until gone midnight.  An extra few hours in the day would really help at the moment!

So I apologise for this rambling post.  If anyone has any tips or advice it would all be gratefully received.  Please?????