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The Grange by the Sea, Isle of Wight

The UK centre for Skyros holiday courses, island retreats and festive breaks

"Thank you for a wonderful week, full of friendship, inspiration, thoughts and laughter." Kim, August 2020.
"So wonderful to come from 6 months 'lockdown' and safely 'be' with likeminded people again." Mandy, August 2020.
"All all-round incredible, Covidly-careful but carefree experience." Katie, August 2020.
See more reviews.

"One of the UK's 10 Best Outdoor Wellbeing Retreats" The Guardian - September 2020. See press.

 See What's On When below... 

Mon 12 Oct - Fri 16 Oct 2020 (4 nights)

At a glance

The Grange has been awarded four star guest accommodation by the AA and receives TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence year after year. The Grange has also been awarded the 'Good to Go' accreditation by Visit England which means all steps are in place to meet government guidelines, ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable stay. Meet like-minded new friends and explore your potential with inspirational, skilled facilitators who will support you. Do as much or as little as you choose.

About

Skyros attracts mostly solo travellers from all over the world. Although all ages are represented, approximately 70% are between 35 and 65. The Grange is a stunning Georgian country house, surrounded by greenery and close to Shanklin's sandy beach, cosy pubs and restaurants and the local train station.

Accommodation

Share a room with a friend or family member. Or choose single occupancy of a room. The supplement for single occupancy is £100 for four nights.

Inspiring Courses

Choose your Masterclass in advance of your holiday. Sign up for drop-in afternoon classes on-site. Courses take place outdoors wherever possible and 'households' are socially distanced from each other by 2m. If held indoors social distancing of 2m will be in place or, if 1m plus, risks will be mitigated with the use of face coverings.

Food & Drink

Holidays are inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are taken outdoors where possible. If indoors, tables are distanced from each other with more than one sitting. You can 'buddy up' with another individual or household for mealtimes if you choose. Table service will be in place. Packed lunches are provided for three out of four lunches as per hospitality guidance at this time.

Guide Itinerary

Monday
16.00: Arrivals
18.30: Welcome Meeting
19.30: Dinner

Tuesday to Thursday
07.30: Breakfast
09.30: Demos (news of the day)
10.00: Oekos (home groups)
10.45: Masterclass
13.00: Lunch
17.00 Afternoon courses
19.30: Dinner & Nightlife

Friday
07.
30: Breakfast
09.30: Demos (news of the day)

10.00: Oekos (home groups)
10.45: Masterclass
13.00: Lunch​ & departures

Average Temperature

As with much of the UK weather is changeable - although the Isle of Wight does boast a micro-climate and is one of the sunniest places to visit. Fingers crossed for good weather!

Location

Summary

Cost
£595.00
Location
The Grange

What's included?

  • Eight hours of your chosen Masterclass per week
  • Afternoon drop-in classes for three afternoons
  • Additional ad-hoc morning and evening activities
  • Community structures unique to Skyros that bring everyone together in a fun and authentic way
  • Twin shared 4-star guest accommodation (single upgrades available)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Local walks and opportunities for excursions 

What's On

Travel

The easiest way to reach The Grange is usually by train.  Buy a ticket all the way to Shanklin. Travel to Portsmouth & Southsea and take the Hoverbus to the Hovercraft. On arrival in Ryde walk over the footbridge. Board the island train to Shanklin which takes around 20 minutes. At Shanklin station, walk to the Grange in around 10 minutes or take a cab for the 3-minute journey.

If you decide to drive then book your crossing online with Wightlink or Red Funnel Ferries. Call or email us for a discount code.

There are several ways to get in touch, and we'd love to hear from you…

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 865566

Email: holidays@skyros.com

Or Chat to us online using the link in the corner or your screen

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