About the Gower Peninsula..
The Gower has some of the most stunning natural scenery was the first ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ to be designated in the uk in 1965. It is a much loved for its beaches, wildlife, and stunning coastal scenery and offers a wide range of recreations – from surfing, fishing, climbing, pony trekking, archery, and other outdoor pursuits.
The Gower also has a rich choice of entertainment with music bars, theatre and a variety of festivals throughout the year such as the Gower Folk Festival, and the Gower Walking Festival.
Here you can have the ‘best of both worlds’ – incredible unspoilt Countryside and coastal scenery as well as all the Gower and Swansea has to offer in the way of entertainment, shops, cafes etc.
Castles there are six castles on the Gower peninsula: Oystermouth Castle, Pennard Castle, Oxwich Castle, Penrice Castle and Weobley Castle, each are worth a visit and offer incredible views.
Sites of Interest: There are also a number of sites of interest: burial chambers, standing stones – such as King Arthurs’ stone and caves such as the Llethryd Tooth Cave, which is nearly a mile long. You can explore old smugglers’ haunts, such as Brandy Cove or Pwll ddu Bay
Walking: You have an abundance of walks on the Gower and it is one of the best ways to explore. Coastal walks here are amongst the best in Britain and the ‘Gower Way’ covers 35 miles, criss-crossing the Gower peninsula. Many of the beaches are separated at high tide but can be accessed at low tide on foot – over miles of sands! You can join in the Gower Walking Festival – which happens each June
rock climbing, Three Cliffs Bay
Activities and Interests: The Gower has some of the most stunning and much-loved areas to visit for its beaches, wildlife, coastal walks and of course, surfing and other recreational sports and outdoor per suits. There are a host of outdoor activities – just take your pick from canoeing, surfing, orienteering, climbing and a wide range of water-sports.. There are a number of excellent golf courses to choose from. The Gower is also a great place for spotting wildlife and has a number of nature reserves. In addition it is a popular location for fishing if this is your passion there are a number of idylic spots to cast your line. read more
Retreat Programs Explained
These retreat programs are a great way to de-stress and unwind in a peaceful environment, where you can choose from a range of therapeutic sessions and a free consultation, helping you to get the most out of your retreat. Enjoy having your own space and yet have support nearby. Enjoy an individually tailored program with therapeutic and teaching sessions of your choice. Personal Retreats can take place starting from any day (mid week or weekend)
Basic Packages Include:
- Accommodation Enjoy a comfortable stay in our en-suite annex with lounge/kitchenette.
- Free consultation (45 minutes) – chat through what you’d like from your stay and discuss how we can best help.
- Therapy / Teaching Sessions of your choice – One hour in length see below for suggested programs or for individual sessions read more
- Lifestyle tips – we provide carefully selected tips and resources to help you with your continued well-being
Any additional therapy sessions not included in your basic package will be an additional £25 each
3 Day Program (2 nights) : includes two therapeutic sessions £180
4 Day Program (three nights): includes three therapeutic sessions £250
Extra night cost: £35 Extra session cost: £35
7 Day Program ( six nights) 1 person – basic package (4 sessions) £500
*(Price Includes: Free consultation, Lifestyle tips and resources, Accommodation)
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all – Call Bel and Robert on : 01792 931 525/ 07940 860 204
More About Personal Retreat Programs:
These inclusive packages are a great way to de-stress and unwind, where you will have your own space and yet have support nearby. Plus of course on-site sessions with Robert Ripley and Bel Spencer, as well as local therapists.
Sessions are normally one hour in length, a few, such as hypnotherapy and coaching, may need to be longer and will be scheduled by prior arrangement with you into your program where appropriate.
Programs are as follows:
(A) Relax and Revive – Undo Stresses, Find Ease and Balance
Retreat Programs Explained
Throw off stresses that are blocking your flow and move into a space of greater harmony and empowerment. Choose your therapeutic sessions which can be a mixture of: Chi Touch, Spinal Touch, Alexander Technique, Deep relaxation Hypnotherapy, Tai chi and Chi Gong.
To include a bonus free half hour consultation of what you’d like out of your retreat, clarify your goals; with lifestyle tips, helping you make choices for creating a more healthy and joyful everyday life experience
NB. Tai chi and Chi Gong are available as half hour morning sessions as well as hour long sessions.
(B) Coaching Companion – Your Path, Goals & Finding Peace
Helping you to align with the peaceful place inside yourself so that your way forward can be revealed more clearly and you can develop your goals with greater strength and confidence. Choose your therapeutic sessions which can be a mixture of: Coaching, Chi Touch Deep relaxation Hypnotherapy, Intuitive Readings, Shamanic Visioning.
To include a bonus free half hour consultation of what you’d like out of your retreat, clarify your goals; with lifestyle tips, helping you make choices for creating a more healthy and joyful everyday life experience.
(C) Special Program
Either as a 3 or 5 day option.
Designed around your particular needs. A phone consultation can be arranged before you arrive to help clarify your needs and decide which sessions would benefit you – a bonus free half hour consultation of what you’d like out of your retreat, clarify your goals; with lifestyle tips, helping you make choices for creating a more healthy and joyful everyday life experience.
Talk through with us what you’d like and what we might help either before your stay or during your free consultation with us.
* Choose how long you wish to stay, and which program you would prefer.
For information on any of the therapeutic packages above please contact Bel or Robert on 01792 931 525 / 07940 860 204
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You can either make use of our friendly local cafes, pubs and restaurants (within easy walking distance) or prepare something for yourself using our kitchen facilities.
If you read through our pricing plans which are designed to offer you a tailor made program then get in touch if you require further information and we can talk through the details with you
Basic Retreat Packages Include:
- Accommodation (comfortable self catering apartment)
- Free consultation (with therapists Bel and Robert)
- Therapy or teaching sessions of your choice
- Lifestyle tips, resources to take home
3 Day Retreat Program (2 nights)
1 person basic package: 3 therapy sessions,
(plus: Free consultation, Lifestyle tips and resources, Accommodation:) £245
For two people sharing an apartment with basic package- cost per person: £195
5 Day Retreat Program (4 nights)
1 person -basic package (4 sessions): £400
Two people sharing an apartment with basic package- cost per person: £285
7 Day Retreat Program (6 nights)
1 person – basic package (4 sessions) £585
Two people sharing an apartment with basic package- £395
Optional Retreat Extras:
breakfast and an evening meal each day. £15/day
Offering continental breakfast, and freshly cooked delicious two course evening meals such as lasagne and pasta dishes, soups and casseroles, vegetarian bakes, salmon and vegetables, risotto, and more..
Read more about our Therapy Sessions
We aim to offer a supportive, therapeutic environment, providing a comprehensive range of treatments for your retreat. With several years experience and many happy customers, our expectation is to more than meet your needs and help you to leave the space revived and in a great space. If you have any questions about any of our retreat packages or our therapists, please do contact us.
*Any additional therapy sessions not included in your basic package will be an additional £25 each
Retreat Bookings: choose a Personal Retreat Program to suite you. All prices are inclusive of accommodation.
Your Retreat will begin with a consultation, helping you to get the most out of your retreat and to choose the sessions that best suite your needs.
* Relaxing space to unwind -come by yourself or with a friend or partner.
* a great location on the beautiful Gower Peninsula, South Wales
* Integrated programs tailored to your needs with on- site therapies and teaching sessions – read more
When to come:
You can book your retreat to start any day of the week. Please contact us with any dates you have in mind.
Call Bel and Robert on: 07940 860 204 or contact us by email
Inclusive Packages are as follows:
(Price Inclusive of Accommodation)
3 Day Program (two nights basic package with accommodation): from £260 read more
5 Day Program (four nights basic package with accommodation): from £440 read more
The aim is to assist you in restoring the innate health of mind body and spirit, helping you to align with a peaceful place inside. You can choose from a range of therapeutic and teaching sessions Offering Deep relaxation Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Intuitive Reading, Colour Light Therapy,as well as a range of bodywork such as Spinal Touch, the Alexander Technique and massage. Teaching sessions are also available such as Tai Chi, Chi Gong Meditation – read more
Choose from well-being/ detoxing with fresh vegetable juicing, combined with exercise programs to bring about deep cleansing and take your health to a new level.
For integrated personal retreat programs read more
Located just ten minutes walk of the famous Three Cliffs Bay, on the beautiful Gower Peninsula in South Wales. Rejuvenate in a peaceful natural environment and enjoy a stunning natural environment of beaches, coastal walks, castle and more – all on your doorstep. Three Cliffs Bay, the nearest beach, has been described as the best and most eye-catching beach on the gower – it can be viewed within a five minute walk and accessed via the pleasant coastal path via Pennard Castle. The rest of the Gower, Oxwich bay, Rhosili are within easy reach, as is the town of Mumbles with its cafes shops and restaurants. Read More
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Activities on the Gower Peninsula are rich and varied and include surfing on some of the Country’s top beaches, walking the coastal path, orienteering, rock climbing, coasteering, golf, horse riding and more…
golf on the Gower
Pennard Golf Course is known as much for its great facilities as it is for its amazing views of Three Cliffs Bay. The course ranked #17 of 52 Activities in Swansea.
Gower Golf Club, set in a beautiful location offers a host of attractions, visit: www.gowergolf.co.uk
Golf break packages on the Gower Peninsula – offered in a number of locations on the Gower and Mumbles: www.golfongower.co.uk
Swansea and the Gower are great locations to practice orienteering. Offering plenty of varied terrain such as coastal and rocky areas, woodland, parks and more. Its a great way of seeing unvisited parts of the countryside, as well as encouraging fitness, and skills in navigation
Swansea Bay Orienteering Club holds introductory evenings as well as competition opportunities
Parc-Le-Breos Guest House and riding centre, set in beautiful grounds www.parc-le-breos.co.uk
A wonderful way to explore the scenery of the Gower is on horseback.
There are numerous beaches famous for their surf on the Gower, including famous Rhossili beach, Langland, Caswell, and many more. There area a host of surf schools offering tuition as well as surf shops and surfing equipment for hire.
‘Gower Surfing’ is a Surf school on the Gower offering surfing lessons (open all year round)
walking on the Gower
With so much choice and extensive public rights of way (268 miles on the Gower alone), you are in a walkers’ paradise. You can choose from easy strolls through parks and more strenuous hikes over rocky headlands, beaches and moorland. The Gower Way is 35 miles and offers a challenge to the most dedicated walkers and those wishing to improve their fitness. There are a number of dedicated walking groups in the Swansea area and the Gower also has its own walking festival: www.gowerwalkingfestival.org on the 6th to the 21st of June ’15
Organised walks include : www.thegowersociety.org.uk/programme/walks/ Mawr walking club: www.mawrwalkingclub.co.uk
Day Trips and Places to Visit
Botanical gardens Spring flowers
National Botanical Gardens of Wales.
Beautifully landscaped gardens covering 568 acres, including nature reserve as well as a formal garden, with Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse as its centrepiece. www.gardenofwales.org.uk
South Wales Top Attractions
A new website offering a gateway to South Wales Top Tourist Attractions. http://southwalesattractions.co.uk
Gower Coast Adventures
With fascinating explorations of local history, marine wildlife and a wealth of local knowledge, you will be guided by qualified crew. Fascinating experiences – from prehistoric caves to smugglers’ coves.. http://www.gowercoastadventures.co.uk