The Perfect Rural Retreat
New House Farm Country Retreat is the ideal countryside setting for any retreat or workshop. Our award winning venue has been named “Britain’s best contemporary, luxury rural retreat” in the national press and attracts a global clientele.
We have over 3 decades of experience in hospitality and events, design, development and build, as well as grade I & II listed building conversions. Many years of hosting retreats, exceptional personal service, attention to detail and location have made us one of the leading retreat venues in the country. Our retreat facilities and multi purpose design are second to none in this rural paradise at the heart of the High Weald “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” (AONB).
New House Farm is perfect for any type of retreat including yoga, pilates and fitness camps, meditation based retreats, through to transformational and wellbeing escapes.
With so many years of experience in hosting and helping host retreats, we can offer services to help you design, organise, plan, market and promote your own retreat here. Contact us to find out more about hosting your own retreat.
4 Practice & Therapy Spaces
2 Indoors & 2 Outdoors
The Long Barn has a vast practice space for more than 20 yoga mats. The second indoor practice and therapy space can accommodate 16 mats. We have a 100 square metre dedicated outdoor yoga deck surrounded by the sights, sounds and uninterrupted views of nature. There is also a triple level yoga lawn space, heated outdoor swimming pool, elevated hot tub with panoramic views across the valleys of the High Weald, 1500 square metre training ground, and many more facilities to enhance your stay
We are also the perfect setting for nutrition and cookery courses, being surrounded by some of the country’s finest produce. Our high end catering and dining facilities, with extremely spacious kitchens, are ideal for cooking demonstrations.
We respect the grounds and environment here as home to a wonderful array of plants and other wildlife, making it a peaceful, private space for our guests, whilst staying true to the nature and history of the location. There are many different pathways and areas to explore and relax in. The inspirational views, the peace, the flora and fauna and the magical nature of New House Farm make us the ideal venue for photography and writing retreats.
Just one hour from London, on the East Sussex/Kent border, we are just 3 minutes’ drive from the local mainline railway station. Despite being so accessible, staying here is an authentic and inspiring rural experience.
Heated Swimming Pool
We have a heated outdoor swimming pool available for guests.
There is also an indoor swimming pool in the nearby Dale Hill Golf Club and Hotel.
Bewl Water is 15 minutes away, with open water swimming and paddle boarding facilities.
Giant Hot Tub
The super sized, elevated hot tub is located at the top of the valley fields. It was designed specifically for New House Farm and the uninterrupted panoramic views for miles over the valleys of the High Weald. It is quite simply, one of the greatest ways to relax there is.
Twelve acres of private grounds
We have 12 acres of accessible grounds – from the gardens with a wide variety of flora and fauna, to the purely natural wildflower meadow at the south of the valley, there is huge scope to engage with nature throughout the seasons. Explore private woodland trails and riverbank walks without having to leave the estate. Whilst you’re here, you may also encounter our rescued animal friends who have made many special memories for our guests.
Outdoor Practice Spaces
Ceremonial Fire Pit
Central to the walled gardens is the ceremonial fire pit. These gardens are an ideal space where guests can gather together around a giant outdoor fire, surrounded by an exotic array of herbs, plants, bushes, flowers and trees. It is a focal point for many retreats.
While You’re Here
Activities at New House Farm
Take Time to Relax
We can advise on many different immediate and local cycle paths. Bikes can be hired from nearby Bedgebury Forest with it’s excellent tracks and mountain bike courses.
Please enquire for copies of specific local area walk maps. Meanwhile, checkout some of the local routes that other people have detailed online at: PLOTAROUTE.COM
Holistic & Beauty Treatments
We provide a range of healing and indulgent range of treatments in the comfort of your own room, or in a dedicated treatment space, to help deepen retreat practice.
Please contact us for a full list of the treatments available
Falconry & Bird Handling
Country Code & Safety
We want our guests to enjoy this rural escape in safety, and welcome you to enjoy the farm’ s grounds and gardens, being aware that this is the great outdoors, and reasonable caution needs to be taken in such an untouched environment. Please be aware of any privacy signs, and realise the care needed to be taken when near water. Any areas of water risks are clearly marked. (We will email all health and safety information in advance of your arrival)
We have free roaming chickens, alpacas, some friendly bottle reared sheep and a mini horse who are in the fields. We ask you to take care when driving on the farm, no faster than 5 miles per hour, for the safety of all who are living or staying here, and actively encourage walking and cycling as ways to explore the local area. We can provide many walking routes and information on local sites of interest to visit as part of your experience here.