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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... 

Fri 26 Feb - Sun 28 Feb 2021 (2 nights)

At a glance

Mindfulness is an exploration of the practice of present-moment awareness, kindness and whole-hearted living. It is a simple path to our core self, the place of inner wisdom, wellbeing and happiness. It also provides tools for recognizing and reducing unhealthy stress and for becoming aware of our habits of thought and action, which keep us stuck.

This awareness is the first step toward self-transformation. Putting these skills into practice takes focus, will, intent and discipline. Paying attention to our bodies, thoughts, feelings, and how we express ourselves, in a kind hearted friendly way, is the key to release us from our attachments and blocks. The course combines western psychology with the wisdom of the East.

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 £50 for two nights.

Inspiring Courses

Your course weekend includes six hours of tuition across two days. This leaves plenty of time to explore the island on coastline walks or enjoy health and beauty treatments (book these in advance).

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 as per hospitality guidance at this time.

Guide Itinerary

Friday
16.00: Arrivals
19.30: Dinner
21.00: Welcome

Saturday
08.00 to 10.00: Breakfast
10.30 to 12.30: Course
13.00: Lunch
17.00 to 19.00: Course
19.30: Dinner

Sunday
08.00 to 10.00: Breakfast

10.30 to 12.30: Course
13.00: Lunch​

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
£295.00
Location
The Grange

What's included?

  • ​Six hours of course time over the weekend
  • Twin shared 4-star guest accommodation (single upgrades available)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Local walks and opportunities for excursions 

What's On

Travel

Book a return rail ticket to Shanklin via Portsmouth and your ticket will include crossing the Solent by FastCat. At Shanklin station, take a cab for the 3-minute journey to The Grange in Eastcliff Road.

If you decide to drive then book your crossing online with Wightlink or Red Funnel Ferries. Call to check in case of discount codes.

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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