On the edge of South Downs National Park, the house is set in 6 acres of outstanding natural beauty. The abundant gardens have lots of special, enchanting places to visit and there are many idyllic, stirring walks to have in the immediate area.
Inside is warm, relaxed and friendly – yoga and workshops take place in a huge light-filled room of many French windows looking out on to the stunning views whilst a wood-stove warmed yurt in the garden is the setting for relaxing massage treatments. A wood panelled room provides a cosy crèche and there’s also a sofa filled reading room for chatting, relaxing and reading. The bedrooms are cosy and comfortable, each with a double bed.
The delicious and creative food is fantastic, mostly organic and locally sourced where possible. It is also vegetarian.
London is only an hour away and Brighton a 20 minute car journey. Florence House is also close to Seaford station and Eastbourne (with direct links to London Victoria).
Such a good weekend, thank you to the entire team. I have to admit I was a little nervous about turning up with my "lively" toddler for a retreat weekend where he was on the upper cusp of the age recommendation, knowing all the other babies would be so much younger and less mobile than him! I thought others may wonder why I was on the retreat having got through the "tiny baby" stage and now being well into toddlerhood - but I honestly think I may have needed it even more now than in the early days!!... Life seems to have got even more exhausting for me at times since returning to work, starting a training course and now being pregnant again with number 2!!... it was really lovely that everyone was so welcoming and supportive and no one made me feel out of place in any way and I definitely got what I needed - rest and relaxation, some lovely relaxing yet also energising yoga sessions, quality time with my son, an opportunity to be listened to, time to talk with and listen to others and hear their inspiring stories/experiences, delicious, nutritious food and time to reflect and enjoy some "space" where I didn't have to do or think about anything else - bliss!! I hope to be back in the near future.
— Elisa, London