Cotswold Meditation and Mindfulness is pleased to now offer Countryside Retreats at selected times of the year, hosted at Middletown Farm Cottages, which is owned by Dordie and Graham. 
Countryside retreats run from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. 
Middletown Farm is situated in a tranquil little corner of England where you can hear the birds singing and see the stars at night. It is in the middle of The Cotswolds, The Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean and The Wye Valley. Nearby towns are Cheltenham, Gloucester, Ledbury, Tewkesbury, Ross on Wye, Malvern and Newent. Hartpury Agricultural College and Equestrian Centre are just three miles away. 
Middletown is a chemical-free working farm, where geese and Jacob's sheep are ethically bred and raised, apple juice is produced and there is a farm shop selling a selection of local produce and artisan gifts. 
Orchard Barn Cottage and The Poppies 
Both cottages sleep two but has room on the landing for a zed bed, if required. The cottages have a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave, slow cooker, dishwasher and all the crockery and cutlery that might be needed. 
The comfortable lounges each have two double sofas, a new tv and recorder, WiFi, occasional tables and lamps for relaxing, cosy evenings. 
The bedrooms each have a luxuriously comfortable super kingsize bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, dressing table and an arm chair. 
The bathrooms are clean and bright and have a bath with shower over, washbasin and toilet. 
The cottages have their own parking spaces alongside, and have well maintained private gardens with garden furniture. 
Rooms in the main House 
There are three double rooms in the main house. One room has an ensuite bathroom and the other two share a bathroom. 
The rooms either in one of the cottages or the main house are £100 per room per night (single occupancy). You can share a room, which will cost you therefore £50 for the night each. 
Guest access 
The cottages are on the farm just a short distance from the main farmhouse. The gardens are very pretty and have a fishpond with a small fountain and waterfall. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the gardens and meet the lovely friendly animals in the paddocks. 
Interaction with guests 
The owners are usually on site and are happy to give help that is required at any time 
Other things to note 
There are many lovely and interesting places to visit, gorgeous walks with spectacular views of the scenery and local pubs with good food and roaring log fires to enjoy. 
Treat yourself to a relaxing and re-energising break in the enchanting Forest of Dean area. You may even recognise places that have been used for filming; for example, Harry Potter, Merlin, Dr Who, The Huntsman and Star Wars The Force Awakens. 
All food during the Countryside Retreat is fresh, organic and locally produced. 
Dordie even makes her own apple juice, from fresh local orchard apples! 🍏 
Vegetarian options will be available and please let Dordie know whether you have any other dietary requirements (e.g.- gluten free, lactose free, vegan). 
Fresh water (Middletown Cottages uses a very effective filter system for fresh water), a variety of teas, coffees and biscuits will be available for you to help yourself at all times during our Retreat. 

Example Countryside Retreat Structure 

Arrival from 3pm, opportunity to settle in and explore the farm and its lovely surroundings. 
5pm - Retreat starts with introduction and meditation  
7pm - Dinner 
8pm - Evening walk 
9pm - Goodnight meditation  
7am - Early Bird meditation! 
8.15am - Breakfast 
9.30am - Stress management and guided meditation 
10.30am - Yoga or movement sessions 
12 noon - Lunch 
1.30pm - Nature walk 
2.30pm - Free time and tea break 
3.30pm - Nutrition talk (learn about the right foods to eat) 
4.30pm - Emotional pain management and guided meditation 
6pm - Dinner 
9pm - Optional goodnight meditation 
7am - Early Bird meditation! 
8.15am - Breakfast 
9.30am - Physical pain management and guided meditation 
10.30am - Qi Gong movement class 
12 noon - Lunch 
1pm - Free time/personal meditation 
3pm - Additional meditation benefits session 
4pm - Final meditation and group reflection 
5pm - Retreat finishes ('re all relaxed and ready to go home!) 
Please note: The above is only an example. Specific Retreat timings and content are subject to confirmation prior to arrival. 
We will learn four different meditation techniques during our Retreat and learn how to commit to a regular practice. 
The Retreat also includes four downloadable meditation audios, so you can maintain all we have learned at home. 
Next Countryside Retreat: AUTUMN RECHARGE  
Weekend of 25th-27th October 2019 
Further Countryside Retreats to be announced shortly. Check back here for details. 
Countryside Retreat - £150 
Accommodation - £200 (2 nights, single occupancy), or £100 (2 nights, shared occupancy) 
Meals - £80 (all home cooked meals, fresh, organic ingredients) 
Total Cost: £430 (single), £330 (shared) 
Saturday Only Option (9.30am-5.30am) - £90 (incl. lunch) 
If you would like more information or want to make a booking, please complete the form below. 
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