So, this we really like the sound of. Based out of the Cotswolds, Retreat-Yourself is located in a part of this fine country that already appeals for its idyllic cobbled villages, gorgeous luxury family hotels and the ever-sensational Mark Hix gem that is Cowley Manor. And now there is more reason than ever to head to this corner of England. Whether you are already a mother or a mum-to-be, Retreat-Yourself is a new company located in the Cotswolds that specialises in pregnancy and motherhood retreats. And if it’s just one day away or a proper break you’re hankering, they are all about serious pampering and relaxation in luxury surroundings. What more does one need when either coping with sleepless nights or gearing up for them?
The retreats are run by pregnancy and birth expert, trained nurse, doula and natal hypnotherapist, Heather Guerrini, and her daughter-in-law, Eliza Guerrini who is an occupational therapist and natal hypnotherapist herself. In 2012, when Eliza was pregnant with her second child, she decided to devise Retreat-Yourself with the view to some physical and mental escapism in seriously tasty surroundings.
Located in beautiful houses across the Cotswolds, the retreats include one day or two night ‘Pregnancy Retreats’ and a weekend ‘Retreat-Yourself Mum’ break for tired mums. They have recently tapped into that other market that seems to be swelling (excuse the pun) in popularity: babymoons. Offering both parents-to-be some well-earned relaxation and quality time together before baby arrives, again, the babymoon retreats are offered in the same, utterly gorgeous locations.
Everything from emotional support to encouragement and positive preparation for birth, inspiring workshops, taster sessions of natal hypnotherapy, pregnancy yoga classes, pregnancy-friendly treatments and delicious, freshly prepared food are offered on the pregnancy retreats. The ‘Babymoon’ and ‘Retreat-Yourself Mum’ packages offer a range of therapeutic treatments, workshops, delicious food, yoga and beautiful accommodation in very luxurious environs. So, whether you opt for Matara at Kingscote Park, Elmore Court, Ballinger House near Stroud or even Heather Guerrini’s own house, Forest View, you’ll unwind in seconds of arrival and leave utterly ready to face the maternal whirl.
Forthcoming 2015 dates include:
- Luxury Pregnancy 2 night Retreat At Martara, 11-13 May and 13-15 July, from £600 per person (own room) and £420 per person for a twin share.
- Luxury Babymoon 2 night Retreats at Elmore Court, 13-15 April and 14-16 September, from £350 based per person on two sharing a double room
- Retreat-Yourself Mum 2 night Retreat at Ballinger House, 12-14 June and 9-11 October, from £450 per person (own room) and £360 based on two sharing a twin room
- Pregnancy Day Retreats at Forest View, 14 March and 26 September, £150 per person
For more information visit www.retreat-yourself.co.uk or call 01453 833520.