We are so excited to share this brand new luxury wild swimming and yoga weekend with you. Yoga and wild swimming is a perfect combination and when you add in stunning lake side accommodation you will be taking cold water dips before breakfast lunch, and dinner. One of our philosophies is “be inspired by the beauty of nature”. What better way to connect with nature than to be in it. We have been running wild swimming weekends for years and now its time to showcase the lake district. Over the course of the weekend you will experience and enjoy
- Expert guidance to some of the Lake District’s most beautiful wild swimming locations.
- Diving into crisp, clear waters, washing away all worries and stress.
- Warming up with a herbal tea and wholesome cake, whilst listening to waves lapping against the shore.
- A variety of yoga sessions, more challenging sessions in the morning to more relaxing, meditative sessions in the evening.
- Healthy, detoxing, delicious meals each and every day.
- Soaking up the late summer sun in the beautiful gardens looking out across Lake Windermere.
- Relaxing in a stunning Georgian manor house right on the banks of the lake .
This is a brand new retreat for us here at The Zest Life and we can’t wait to share it with you. So come and experience this magical weekend with us here in the stunning Lake District.
“My favourite part was to get in to the freezing water and later to experience the pleasant feeling putting on the robe and having a warm soup. The whole weekend experience was truly unique and memorable. ” Jane, Glasgow
Silverholme is an eco friendly 5* Georgian Manor house on the shores of Lake Windermere, near the small town of Ambleside. Silverholme resides within the Graythwaite family-run country estate spanning 5,000 acres of the English Lake District. The house surrounded by parkland and and gardens with unparalleled panoramic views and its private access to the lake, you will find it hard not to sit back and relax in the opulence this retreat venue has to offer. This retreat venue will take your breath away.
Silverholme has been exclusively designed to ensure you experience the Lake District at its very best. The magnificent manor house has all the modern luxuries you could ask for but still holds true to its period character. Every room throughout the house has been tastefully appointed. All of the stunning en-suite bedrooms are light and spacious, with distinctive furniture and style and views of the lake or woodland. And with four reception rooms including the grand dining room, quiet library and calm drawing room, there are plenty of peaceful corners that you can find to unwind in.
The Yoga Space
Just a short stroll across the courtyard from the manor house lies the the Coach house. It has recently undergone a modern renovation using wood from the estate for its warm wooden floors and has surround sound systems in place, ideal for playing music to help you drift off into relaxation. Its high ceilings and full length doors opening out onto the garden, allow the yoga room to be filled with natural light making it a calm and tranquil environment; the perfect space for your yoga and relaxation practise.
We tailor the swims to the groups’ requirements. So depending on how everyone’s feeling and what you fancy getting up to, depends on where we go. The Lake District has a number of amazing lakes to choose from. Float about in lakes cradled by majestic mountains, take an active dip in some of the most stunning waterfalls the Lakes has to offer. You will feel invigorated and empowered as you connect back to nature. Your every safety will be catered for and we can provide as little or as much kit as you need. This weekend is suitable for all levels of swimming ability. Go to our team to see more about your guides.
The Yoga Teacher
Laura Bell, The Zest Life founder, will be sharing her love and knowledge of yoga on this detox retreat. With over 12 years worth of yoga teaching experience she brings together a vinyasa flow style class that is suitable for all levels and abilities. The classes are fun and informative yet deeply restorative and nurturing. There will be more dynamic yoga sessions in the morning with more calming, relaxation sessions in the evening. Meditation plays an integral part of each session.
Healthy eating is an integral part of our retreats here at The Zest Life. This invigorating weekend requires a lot of fuel, which we provide with our delicious vegetarian menu – substantial picnics on the lakeside and divine meals back at the manor house in the evening. We try to avoid sugar, dairy, wheat and gluten where possible. Pukka and fresh herbal teas are a plenty, along with a selection of fresh fruit and healthy cakes!
Indulge in a body treatment with one on our expertly trained in house therapists. We offer Reiki, Massage, Full Swedish Body, Indian Head, Back, neck and shoulders and Reflexology. All using organic therapeutic oils to ease away your stresses and strains. £40 for a forty minute treatment. Go to our team for further information on the therapists.
Silverholme Manor, Graythwaite, Ulverston LA12 8AZ. Our retreat is easily accessible by both train and car.
The nearest station is Windermere with excellent train links to London, taking just over 3 hours from London Euston.
Train times can be found at National Rail. Our suggested train times are –
Outbound – 13.30 Departing London Euston, 1 change, arriving Windermere 16.43
Return – 15.58 Departing Windermere, 1 change, arriving London Euston 19.11
Silverholme is situated a 30 minute taxi ride from the station. Local taxi firms: Lakes Taxis 015394 46777, Windermere Taxis 015394 44144
Price per person & Booking
£585 Twin room | Shared occupancy
£585 Double room | Shared occupancy
- Two nights 5 star luxury accommodation with ensuite bathroom
- Twice daily yoga and meditation instruction – mats/blocks/props included
- Two guided wild swims
- Two guided walks to the chosen swim location
- Wholesome breakfast, nutritious lunch and vegetarian dinner.
- Unlimited fruit, tea and coffee
- Towels, waffle bath robes and the luxury brand Bathhouse toiletries are provided.
- Silverholme is extremely comfortable and all the rooms are finished to an exceptional standard.
- The friendly host service of the team at the retreat throughout your stay
- Wet suit hire
- Free Zest Life swim cap
We know this weekend will be very popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment.