Pilates and Massage Retreats in Cornwall

Relax and be revived with Sarah Hardy at Lavender Barn near Porthleven

How does the idea of a Pilates Retreat in Cornwall appeal to you? Here you can practise daily Pilates in a small group, with plenty of leisure time to go walking along the coastal path or deep into the Cornish countryside.
There will be space and time to read, write, paint or simply relax.

"Feel a sense of calm as soon as you drive through the gates".

If this does appeal, why not get together with a friend or two and create your own Retreat? After a few days you will feel revived, fit and energised and return home a new person.

Sarah is a Sports Therapist and Masseuse so you could book a session with her to further enhance your stay.

Lavender Barn, where you will stay, provides the perfect tranquil setting; in the middle of countryside yet within a mile of the sea. Located in quiet farmland, it is halfway between the ancient town of Helston and the delightful fishing port of Porthleven.

From past experience a 3 day and 4 night stay works best. Below is an example
Arriving Friday, late afternoon, you start the retreat with an hour's relaxation session to ease away tension and stretch your limbs after your journey. Supper with wine is provided.
The days start with a half hour wake-up stretch outdoors, followed by breakfast. 
Your main 2 hour Pilates session takes place every morning in the Studio. The afternoons are yours to enjoy with an hours relaxtion/stretch session at around 6pm..
Supper is also provided on your last evening and breakfast on the day you leave.
This is just a guide and can be adapted to individual requirements. You might only want a couple of hours of Pilates each day.

Lavender Barn is a converted Cornish barn and is only a few strides away from the Pilates Studio and massage treatment room; this is also a converted stone barn.
The cottage is furnished in a stylish and homely way enhancing your feeling of relaxation and comfort. There are two double bedrooms, which can be either twin beds or kingsize doubles.

Your Pilates classes take place in a state-of-the-art Studio.

The garden has quiet corners where you can relax.

We also have a secluded art studio so do bring your paints or just use it to have a quiet time with your book.

Food and Dining
While you are on the retreat you will have an evening meal with wine, cooked for you on the first and last day of your stay.
All breakfasts plus tea and coffee are provided.

We are happy to oblige with individual dietary needs.

You could further enhance your retreat by having a massage in Sarah's peaceful and cosy treatment room. If you don't normally have the time for massage then this is a perfect opportunity.
Sarah has over 30 years of experience in Massage, Sports Therapy and Pilates, having initially trained as a nurse. She has worked in many areas of health and fitness and with this knowledge she has a unique and caring approach to her massage and teaching.

Local Attractions
Porthleven (1mile), Helston (1mile), Penrose Estate (½ mile), Helford Estuary (12 miles), St. Ives (14 miles), Falmouth (14miles), Penzance (14 miles).

To check on availability for Lavender Barn go to https://www.lavenderbarn-cornwall.com/availability


This varies according to the time of year. 
Lavender Barn is booked as a self-catering cottage then the Pilates and meals are an extra. 
On my eample there would be 11½ hours of Pilates tuition over the 4 days, which comes to £430. This is shared amongst the group. 
Evening meal, breakfasts, tea and coffee, as described in the example, is £100 per person.

The average cost works out at £407/person in a group of 4 people.

If you wish to discuss anything about the Retreat please contact Sarah Hardy ​or phone to discuss the options - 07932 166216

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