Retreat to 42 Acres, Frome, Somerset

This yoga retreat has unfortunately been cancelled due to Coronavirus.

The Government announcement in February means that Yoga On A Shoestring are not able to run retreats before 17 May. Sadly it means this retreat has been cancelled.

We head to this Somerset yoga retreat, in luxurious setting of the 42 Acres retreat space in Frome, Somerset for a magical late Spring weekend of yoga. A wonderful opportunity to revitalise in nature and enjoy reconnecting with yourself and others.

Escape to the country for a perfect late Spring weekend yoga retreat. Set in the luxurious retreat centre 42 Acres in Somerset, you will be wrapped up and surrounded in all that is relaxation. From award-winning food to sumptuous surroundings and the breath-taking countryside, this yoga retreat is your time to renew, recharge, and reconnect to the world in a more balanced, purposeful way. You will leave the weekend retreat feeling refreshed, restored and full of love and vitality for yourself and your world.


Set in 42 acres of private land, this beautiful Somerset yoga retreat space is encircled by seven hundred acres of ancient forest. Sustainability and comfort are at the forefront of the 42 acres vision, with reclaimed materials used to outfit the interiors of the property, plus all of the power is renewable and self generated through biomass and solar.

42 Acres is surrounded by 700 further acres of ancient forest. Its ethos centres around sustainability, working with reclaimed materials and renewable energy to create an experience that is both joyful and luxurious. In the main house, skylights, original exposed beams and stand-alone baths await in guest bedrooms decorated with beautifully sourced tiles, fabrics and linens. Communal areas such as the library, the snug and the reading space evoke a stylish, eclectic and cosy ambience. Most recently, a magnificent 30ft yurt has been erected, and this plays host to many of the yoga classes. Beyond the main house are the quaintly named Deer Cottages, possibly in honour of their namesakes, which pass by peacefully from time to time.


Accommodation options range from dormitories to the master-suite, twin, double and single occupancy rooms. The main house offers the deluxe mini-dorm, master suite and twin shared bathroom rooms and single en-suite rooms. Set just a few steps away from the main house, Deer Cottages are all en-suite rooms offering twin, double and single occupancy options. Swallows Barn houses six single occupancy deluxe rooms with shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have luxury linen and towels. The venue has several communal spaces for relaxing including a welcoming kitchen with cosy chairs by the fire, a library and a reading space.

Somerset Yoga Retreat Sample Schedule

A wonderful opportunity for you to relax your mind, rejuvenate your body and reawaken your spirit in the peaceful countryside on this Somerset yoga retreat. You will enjoy yoga classes which focus on movement, breath and relaxation

You will enjoy two yoga classes daily with Catherine, during which you will focus on movement, breath and relaxation.

The day will begin with the morning class in the light and airy yoga yurt and will include meditation and alignment based asana practice. As you develop a stronger connection of your alignment and movement patterns, you will gradually release and unwind, letting go of long held tensions.

The group will meet again in the late afternoon to work into a deeper exploration of the poses, or for a more relaxing and restorative class. There will also be some yoga nidra to assist in deeply relaxing and recharging.

A Scaravelli inspired Somerset yoga retreat weekend at 42 Acres is a wonderful chance to relax and unwind.  Enjoy extra long yoga classes which give plenty of time for individual attention, in the beautiful surroundings

Below is a sample daily schedule.


16:30 .... Arrive at venue

17:00 - 19:00 .... Yoga

19:15 .... Dinner


08:30 - 09:30 .... Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00 .... Yoga

13:00 - 14:00 .... Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 .... Free time to explore the local area, walk, chill-out and relax by the pool or simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings

17:00 - 19:00 .... Yoga

19:30 .... Dinner

20:30 .... Free time


08:30 - 09:30 .... Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00 .... Yoga

13:00 - 14:00 .... Lunch

14:00 .... Departure


Please note that whilst we will do everything possible to adhere to the programme and details laid out above, some things are outside our control, and we therefore reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Scaravelli inspired yoga is a stress free yoga, that benefits everyone.  Classes are suitable for all ages and all levels of yoga experience, from beginners to those who have been practicing for many years. Regardless of your level of fitness, you will discover a longer, stronger and more flexible spine, a calmer mind, and begin to enjoy increased energy and ease of movement.


Delicious local, organic food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals will be vegetarian.

Dietary Restrictions and Allergies

It is essential that you inform Catherine of any dietary restrictions when you book so that she can liaise with the retreat venue and make the necessary arrangements.

If, for medical reasons, you follow a highly-restricted diet, we advise you to bring with you any essentials you might need for your well-being.  We have our own dedicated kitchen, with a small fridge which you are welcome to use.

If you are prone to a severe reaction to an allergen, for example, a very small amount on a kitchen knife or board, it is essential that we be informed. Please note that we are unable to offer absolute guarantees for such allergic conditions.


Set in 42 acres of private land, this beautiful Somerset yoga retreat space is encircled by seven hundred acres of ancient forest. Sustainability and comfort are at the forefront of the 42 acres vision, with reclaimed materials used to outfit the interiors of the property, plus all of the power is renewable and self generated through biomass and solar. Beautiful ancient woodlands and pristine meadows will be the perfect backdrop for your weekend yoga retreat.

If you do want to go further afield then Frome (Somerset) is a pretty nearby town that’s steeped in history and quintessentially English – head to Nunney Castle ( and then onto the River House ( for hearty riverside fare. You’ll also find the exceptional Talbot Inn ( nearby in Mells, which offers a stylish take on the British pub experience. And if art is your passion, put the Hauser & Wirth gallery ( in Bruton on your list, with a lunchtime stop at the beautiful, light-filled At The Chapel ( for delicious, seasonal food.

Venue Testimonials


42 Acres is a magical haven in Somerset. The unobtrusively cool interior design is in a league of its own and absolutely bang up-to-date, and yet, this beautiful home still retains its connection to the past. The setting is 42 acres of glorious nature, gorgeous English farmland, bounded by ancient meadows and forests. I experienced one of the most magical weekends at 42 acres and this place will forever be in my heart. I can't recommend it enough.

Great experience from start to finish. Stunning venue and food and Catherine Annis is a great teacher. I was new to Scaravelli yoga and yoga retreats and can honestly say I will definitely do this again


I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful retreat at 42 Acres in Somerset. I had such a lovely, peaceful time. Everything was absolutely wonderful: the food, the location, the classes, the massages and the people. I left feeling thoroughly rejuvenated and really inspired to explore yoga more.


I had the most wonderful weekend thank much. Really nourishing. The Scaravelli yoga was magical, inspiring and it has given me a whole different perspective – I really enjoyed it, and so did my body, it was a wonderful experience.


I had such a wonderful time at 42 Acres in Somerset last weekend. The house and accommodation were beautiful and spacious. Practicing yoga in the yurt was very special. It was a great crowd, with a good mix of people. Everyone got along really well and we had a good laugh too. The catering was spot on and the food was delicious. Yoga on a Shoestring organised everything perfectly and communication was excellent. I will definitely be booking again.


You are the best Scaravelli yoga teacher I have ever had, and I love your mixture of a very thoughtful and intelligent approach to yoga with a light touch and sense of humour.

Somerset yoga retreat, 42 Acres, Frome, Scaravelli, Catherine Annis


Getting There

Arrival is from 4.30pm on Friday 1 May and departure is 2pm on Sunday 3 May.

By Road

42 Acres is an hours drive from Bristol and 2.5 hrs drive from London

Satellite navigation

Latitude: 51.142442
Longitude: -2.357382

By Rail

There are trains which can take you to the following local locations.  From there it is easy to get t a taxi to the retreat:

Gillingham (Dorset) - 17 mins by taxi
Frome 20 - mins by taxi
Castle Cary - 24 mins by taxi
Westbury - 33 mins by taxi

The telephone number for National Rail Enquiries is: 08457 484 950.

Local Taxis

Gillingham Cars - 01747 850 385
Castle Cary Taxis - 01963 351 333


42 Acres Retreat

42 Acres,
Holt Road,
Witham Friary,
BA11 5HL

Dates & Prices

Yoga, Weekend, Retreat, Somerset, Scaravelli

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