Gardens & Grounds
Why not wander down to the stream, sit under the shade of a beautiful oak tree to read a book, or take a picnic in the romantic Tipi, where you will find scatter cushions by the warming log burner?
Guests can also stroll down to meet our ponies or friendly pigs who will enjoy any veggie scraps you may have. There is also the option to simply enjoy your private garden area and soak away any tensions in your own private, wood-fired hot tub.
Please feel free to enjoy our four acres of beautiful paddocks. We simply ask that you close all gates behind you and don’t enter paddocks that the horses or pigs are in unless accompanied by a team member. If you have little children just watch that they mind their fingers and are accompanied by an adult at all times – parents and guardians take full responsibility for their children.
Meditation and Mindfulness
Retreat at Ellasfield has mindfulness running through all we do – from preparing guest rooms to cooking the delicious and nourishing food. We believe that if you carry out everyday tasks such as washing and ironing bed linens, perfecting guest rooms or preparing home cooked meals from the heart and ‘in the moment’ i.e. with Mindfulness, your guests will reap the benefits.
Mindfulness is our ethos here at Retreat at Ellasfield and we are able to bring a ‘Mindfulness’ element to your stay with us in many ways.
Early Morning Silent Meditation
The silent meditation starts with the invitation of the bell at 5.30am which will signal the start of the meditation. Please come a little before and settle into the relaxing, candlelit meditation hall ready for this sacred and special time of day to take care of yourself.
After 30 minutes has passed there will be another invitation of the bell which signals the end of the meditation. Please feel free to enjoy a freshly prepared juice shot as you silently stroll back to your accommodation.
This is a time of silence, so if you are with little ones who can’t manage total silence for half an hour, please do leave them with someone who can look after them for this short period of time and please respect other guests in their practice.
Silent meditation may not be for everyone and I would suggest that if you have any medical or mental health difficulties that you seek advice before taking part in silent meditation as it may give space for strong emotions or sensations to surface. Please feel free to talk with me before you attend.
One-to-One Mindfulness Sessions
Mini Mindfulness Break example itinerary
4pm – 6.30pm Arrival and settle in
7pm Light Supper and relax for the remainder of the evening.
5.30 Optional Silent Meditation
Sitting meditation in the meditation hall. Please silently enter the building by 5.30am, take a cushion and blanket if needed and simply sit and breathe. The invitation bell will ring at 5.30am, the meditation will finish at 6am. A freshly juiced shot will be available to enjoy on your silent stroll back to the accommodation.
9am Full Vegetarian or Vegan Breakfast delivered to your door
11am Talk with question and answer session on ‘Mindfulness’
1pm Home cooked vegetarian or vegan lunch
2pm Optional Coaching, Yoga, Thai Massage or Mindfulness sessions or take the time to enjoy the paddocks, take a stroll on the many footpaths or enjoy your wood-fired hot tub
5.30pm Vegetarian or Vegan Supper
7pm Evening guided mediation before heading back to your accommodation to relax, read a book, watch a film or simply take a soak in your private hot tub under the stars.
5.30am Optional Silent Meditation
Sitting meditation in the meditation/lounge area. Please silently enter the building by 5.30am.
9am Vegetarian or Vegan Breakfast delivered to your door
10am-1pm Coaching, Yoga, Thai Massage or Mindfulness and Relaxation sessions
1pm – 2pm Light Buffet Lunch before departing
Book your stay
For further information, dates and pricing for 2019 and to book your stay at Ellasfield, please contact us today.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to find out more about a retreat at Ellasfield, or to make a booking. We would be delighted to speak to you.
07990 511 250
West Chilington Lane,
Billingshurst, RH14 9DN