Broughton Sanctuary

"Layering the old with the new, Broughton Sanctuary is defining a new narrative around transformation through a strong connection to nature. Evolutionary wellbeing retreats from exceptional leaders and authentic, beautifully renovated holiday cottages in a raw and off-grid setting, Broughton is also home to one of the country's leading nature recovery projects."

Kath Kay

Partners and co-founders Roger Tempest and Paris Ackrill combine an intimate shared family vision with a global outlook. After experiencing transformational retreats the world over, they decided to transform Broughton, set at the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales and in Roger’s family since 1097, into the UK’s leading retreat centre, providing a space for inner healing modalities and the contemplation of the issues facing humanity in the 21st Century. A new Broughton was born, Broughton Sanctuary, home to not just the historic Hall but an innovative wellbeing retreat centre, Avalon Wellbeing. 

Directed by Paris, a renowned holistic wellbeing guide, Avalon Wellbeing supports a return to source and brings one-of-a-kind modern inspiration to an ancient setting.  As well as impressive facilities, including a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, studio spaces, crystal light bed and Somadome meditation pod, the Centre acts as the beating heart of residential retreats. Daily yoga and meditation sessions are available as well as events, workshops and an outstanding team of therapists and healers.

The wider estate of Broughton Sanctuary offers over 130 beds for guests on either holiday or retreat, ranging from the luxurious 16th Century Hall to handsome cottages. Home to one of the UK’s leading nature recovery projects with over 350,000 trees planted in the last three years, outdoor immersive activities include wild swimming, a woodland sauna, forest bathing, ice bathing, sweat lodges, fire temple ceremonies, meditation labyrinths, moon baths and woodland dining in the Cosmic Garden. A walled garden bistro, ‘Utopia’ serves plant-based delights, and in-house chefs in the historic house can create to any requirement.

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