Pickwell Estate offers the perfect location for you to host a weekend yoga retreat and YogaByNature allows you to do just that.

If you are a practitioner looking for the perfect spot to teach yoga, in a studio surrounded by unspoilt nature, you have found the right place.

YogaByNature allows you to hire the estate for a weekend and carry out your own classes with your own students (up to 20 people can be accommodated). You can practice yoga by day and enjoy evening walks in the woodlands, lunch by the lake or even soak up some sunshine as you relax by the pool. The options are endless but what you are guaranteed is a weekend of yoga and tranquility.

The house is equipped with several amenities, including 300Mbps WiFi, to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

 In the unlikely event of a problem, Tika is contactable by phone.


Master Room
Master Room

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Antique Room
Antique Room

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Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

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Master Room
Master Room

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Pickwell was built and owned by the Stephenson Clarke family and the sister estate to Borde Hill for over 100 years.

The main house sleeps 20+ people in 5 double bedrooms, 1 triple bedroom, 1 single bedroom and the large multi-bedroom with 8 beds.

There are 3 reception rooms, including the treatment room/living room, reception hall and dining room, which opens out to the large patio and is perfect for spring and summer gatherings,

There are 8 toilets in total. 1 yoga studio changing room with 2 toilets, 2 shower rooms and 3 bathrooms. Ideal for yoga retreats.

Built in 1884, the house offers high ceilings and oak floors.

There are shelves full of books, a piano, 5 large TVs, WiFi, intercom and paging system, electronic keyless access to the house, 5 ovens, walk-in pantry and large kitchen facilities.


Acres of open areas to practice

Yoga & Meditation outdoors

Two fishing lakes

Woodland to explore

Acres of land to pitch a tent and cook outdoors

Parkland to fly kites & drones

Patios with chairs, tables & BBQ

Oudoor heated swimming pool


Zip wire

Climbing frame

Football goal

Table tennis table


300 Mbps Direct BT Fibre Internet

& High-Speed WiFi

Housekeeper & cook can attend if required

2 coffee machines

Shelves full of books


Large TVs

Intercom & paging system

AGA oven & electric oven

3 fridges

Parking for 20 vehicles



Outside there are large lawns and flower beds and acres of land for you to practice yoga and meditate.

There is also an enclosed trampoline, football goal, table tennis table, a zip wire, climbing frame, heated outdoor swimming pool with diving board, patio & gas BBQ.

You will also find two well stocked fishing lakes, woodland to explore, trees to climb, parkland to fly kites & drones and acres of land around the house to pitch a tent and cook outdoors.

There is a Victorian stable block with 2 foals and 3 eventers which will pass your windows on their way to the Bill Kear designed Sand School in the front park, practicing for their next competition.

Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

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Dressage Horses
Dressage Horses

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Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

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8 bedrooms, comprising 5 doubles; 1 twin; 1 single & 1 family room


Master Bedroom         

Gaby's Room                

Danny's Room                




Lucca's Room       


Antique Room


Yellow Room


Wing Room            
















Large double room with king-sized bed, walk-in dressing room & en-suite shower      

Double room with double bed and double sofa bed             

Double room with king-sized bed and double sofa bed             


5 single beds, 1 bunk bed and 1 single bed with wardrobe attached. TV, sound bar & sub-woofer


1 bunk bed and 1 single bed  


Double bed


Single room with single bed


Double room with king-sized bed and large TV          

Reception Rooms

  • Reception Hall

  • Yoga Studio

  • Treatment room - ideal for massage treatment or a meditation area

  • Dining room (seats 16). Kitchen table seats an extra 6 people

Restroom Facilities

Ground Floor:

  • Changing room with 2 WC's across from yoga studio

  • 1 WC across from kitchen​

First Floor:

  • Master room shower & WC

  • Gaby's bath, shower & WC

  • Boy's bath & WC

  • Blue bath & WC

  • Wing shower

  • Wing WC

Kitchen, Pantry & Walk-In Larder

  • 1 AGA (oil fired) with 4 ovens (warming, simmering, baking & roasting) and 2 plates (boiling & simmering)

  • 1 Electric 4-ring hob

  • 1 fan assisted oven

  • 1 microwave, 1 toaster and 1 Kenwood chef large mixer

  • 2 bean to cup coffee machines (Regular & de-caffeinated coffee beans are included)

  • 1 dishwasher, 1 washing machine & 1 tumble dryer

  • 3 fridges, 1 freezer & 1 beer fridge

  • 1 Alexa dot & 1 Bose iPod docking station

  • 12 featurephones to page entire house & answer/open the electric back door



Weekend Retreats

Friday - Sunday (2nights/3days)

  • Check-in is from 4pm on Friday and check-out is by 4pm on Sunday

  • Damage deposit (£1,000) which we aim to return to you within 5 days of your stay ending, assuming no damage or breakages

  • Payment: 50% at time of booking and 50% a month prior to your retreat

  • There is no smoking in the house

Contact Us

For all weekend retreat enquiries, pricing, availability and specific questions, please telephone: 01444 882 600 or email: info@yogabynature.co.uk

We look forward to assisting you with any queries


Yoga Weekend Retreat with Jim Tarran on 2, 3 & 4 of July 2021. Jim has been a Yoga teacher since 1992 and is the founder of Vajrasati Yoga School & its Yoga Alliance Professionals Registered 500 hours Plus teacher training course which has been running since 2000.


Yoga Weekend Retreat with Khadine Morcom on 16,17 & 18 of July 2021. Khadine is a yoga teacher since 2004 and has been co-running the teacher training course at Vajrasati Yoga School since February 2014.