Experience the Lake District in Luxury

Are you looking to recharge your batteries in luxury? 

Escape the hustle and bustle to a well of luxury healing in the stark Lakes of Cumbria. Fresh Perception offers our clients an ideal way of enhancing the well-being experience by offering year round retreats in the rolling hills of the Whicham and Duddon Valleys over looking the sea. Our luxury retreats are a delicious way of pealing off the pressures of work and slipping into the pool of tranquillity. You can deepen your yoga and meditation practice in comfort and peace, all the while enjoying the adventures of the country hills and valleys.

Our retreats are the modern answer to our modern life. A retreat is a gift to yourself. It is the perfect space to step out of the hectic life of responsibility to reset and recharge. Its the space free of of the background noise of city life. No feverish gossip. No complaints about public transport. No deadlines. No decisions. No meetings. No conferences. Nothing to interfere with pressing that reset button.

Here you have the opportunity to kick-start your healthy living with our nutritious delicious food, boost your fitness, extend your yoga practice, deepen your mindfulness mediation practice, heal from a wound, or simply connect with people of like minds. Are you looking for an immersive week to deepening your yoga and meditation practice? Or are you simply looking for a weekend break?

Fresh Perception runs five Lake District retreats a year ranging from long weekends to immersive weeks. Each retreat has a unique theme and an adventure set - perfectly designed to set you on your way.

High Lowscales Farm

Time stands still in this great open space. On the one side you have the Haverigg and Silecroft beaches and on the other you have the green Whicham Valley and the 600m high Black Combe. This location is great for mountain biking, hiking, kiting, bird watching, and adventurous days out connecting with nature and the Cumbrian culture.

High Lowscales Farm is a traditional Georgian farmhouse is in 17 acres of beautiful Cumbrian rolling countryside situated in the south-western Lake District. It is an intimate setting accommodating up to 14 retreatants. All rooms have period features including slate or wooden floors oak beams, and other period features. There are up to 2 rooms for couples and up to 3 spacious male and female dorms with en-suite bathrooms. There is plenty of space to socialise and chill-out in the lounge, the top-of-the-range outdoor hot-tub, the barrel sauna, or the patio overlooking the breath-taking view.


The Yoga Studio

No Expense is spared at our state-of-the-art studio and spa:

  • Far infrared heaters
  • Liforme yoga mats
  • Gym with dumbbells, rowing machines, and bicyles.
  • Barrel sauna overlooking the view.
  • Equipped with support bolsters, eye pillows, blocks, bricks, blankets, and straps.
  • Lavender Aromatherapy
  • Surround sound system
  • Ambient lighting

Classes are held in the far infrared studio heated to the optimum temperature of 27 degrees. The evidence-based therapeutic benefits of practicing in this subdivision of the electromagnetic spectrum heat include:

  • increase fitness levels,
  • aid in weight loss,
  • boost the immune system,
  • manage health problems, both physical and mental,
  • improve over-all well-being,
  • reducing injury rates,
  • and speed up the recovery process after training.


Summer Wellbeing Retreat

When: Friday 22nd – Friday 29th July 2016          Where: Lake District, High Lowscales Farm       How Much: £995pp (7 nights) or £400pp (3 nights)

What is the theme: Here in the Cumbrian Hills is the ultimate Fitness and Yoga adventure retreat. This vacation is designed to re-energize your body, refresh your spirit, and ignite your mind. This fun-filled health and wellness week will take your fitness and well-being to a new level by blending the perfect mix of outdoor activities with yoga and mindfulness practices, including your heart's desire to create an adventure that will spark your passion and empower you to LIVE LIFE!

What is included:

✔ Treasure trail clues to High Lowscales Farm      ✔10 Vinyasa/Yin Yoga classes, 9 Mindfulness Meditation classes, and1 Sound Bath.

✔ Hike up Black Combe mount 600m.    ✔ Station collection & drop off*   ✔ Full catering & accommodation    ✔ Jacuzzi & Sauna     ✔ Massage

Sound Bath Retreat

When: Friday 23rd – Monday 26th September 2016            Where: Lake District, High Lowscales Farm       How Much: £400pp (3 nights).

What is the theme: Come and create the life you’ve always wanted! Discover the new you in this empowerment weekend in our luxury oasis. Whether you’re looking to build your physical strength, mental hardiness, or soulful wisdom, this is the retreat for you!

What is included:

✔ Mindfulness Meditation classes.  ✔ Yoga classes.   ✔ Sound Bath Meditations.  ✔ Jacuzzi & Sauna.   ✔ Massage.

Guided hike to Haverigg Beach.    ✔ Full catering & accommodation.    ✔ Station collection & drop off*.

 Mindfulness Retreat

                                                                                               Courtesy of the Majushri Kadampa Centre

                                                                                               Courtesy of the Majushri Kadampa Centre

When: Friday 25th – Monday 28th November 2016      Where: Lake District, High Lowscales Farm     How Much: £350pp (3 nights).

What is the theme: In our luxury hideaway your soul will tap into the serenity of stillness whilst your body with be nourished from the inside out. These three days will give you the chance to nestle down into your mindfulness & yoga practice beneath the therapeutic warmth of the infra-red heaters. This retreat is for those who are looking to extend their mindfulness meditation training with periods of silence for full immersion.

What is included:

✔ Mindfulness Meditation Classes.    Yin/Yang Yoga classes.    ✔ Day trip to Majushri Kadampa Meditation centre.

✔ Full catering & accommodation.   ✔ Jacuzzi & Sauna.   ✔ Mindfulness Course book and Guided Meditation CD.

Chakra Yoga Retreat

When: Friday 10th – Monday 13th February 2017             Where: Lake District, High Lowscales Farm      How Much: £400pp (3 nights).

What is the theme: Delve into the mysteries of our subtle Chakra energies... using yoga and meditation get your seven Chakras aligned and feel centred.

What is included:

✔ Chakra Yin/Yang Yoga classes, Chakra Meditation classes.     ✔ Walk through Tarns How land, donated to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter.

✔ Full catering & accommodation.    ✔ Jacuzzi & Sauna    ✔ Chakra aligning Massage.       ✔ Station collection & drop off*.

May Bank Holiday Retreat

When: Friday 28th April – Friday 5th May 2017           Where: Lake District, High Lowscales Farm       How Much: £995pp (7 nights) or £400pp (3 nights)

What is the theme: Pamper, Heal, Restore! Mindful Health and Wellness.

What is included:

✔ Treasure trail clues to High Lowscales Farm   ✔10 Vinyasa/Yin Yoga classes, 10 Mindfulness Meditation classes.   ✔ Hike up Sca Fell Pike(978m).

✔ Full catering & accommodation     ✔ Jacuzzi & Sauna    ✔ Massage     ✔ Station collection & drop off*


What People are saying

I accompanied my mother on Hope’s September retreat and enjoyed every minute of it. The retreat included a combination of healthily dishes, indulgent desserts and twice a day yoga sessions, which will leave you reinvigorate and centered and that’s not to mention the hot top. The trip opened up opportunities to meet like minded people and infused a little soul searching. I can’t fault the retreat and it’s incredibly good value for money considering the quality of accommodation and food. The only issue is, you’ll find it hard once back at your local sessions, to get to that place in your mind that Hope’s sessions take you to.
— Stephanie Blundell, Project Manager Clear Village
I attended the Fresh Perception retreat in the Lake District which was lead by Hope Bastine. I had been to a couple yoga classes prior and this by far the best I have ever attended (to this day the experience is incomparable). Hope paid attention to detail, was extremely patient and ensured that each participant was safe and doing the exercise correctly, speaking at the correct times which helped the group. The ambience set by Hope was amazing and the experience assisted me to this day as it initiated a start in me regularly practicing yoga as a way to successfully combat depression and assist me with relaxing which has improved my life. I think that Hope is an excellent teacher and definitely recommend her.
— Mark Gentles, Entrepenuer

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