A Space to Be Yoga Retreat

Available again from April 2020 – we are currently closed for renovation.

A Space to Be Yoga Retreat

Ideal for personal retreats or quiet getaways our peaceful guest rooms are available for individuals or small groups throughout the year.

I booked this for my Mam for her birthday and she had a really brilliant time! The accommodation was lovely and she really, really enjoyed the yoga and Thai massage! She came home on Sunday feeling incredibly refreshed!


Sample Itinerary

Located directly above our yoga studio your room looks out over open fields towards the sea. Arrive from 2pm and settle in to your room with a cup of tea. Enjoy a local walk (on the doorstep) or a massage in the afternoon/evening. Most of our guests enjoy exploring the area, visiting the coast and eating out at local pubs and cafes, but we can also arrange light meals for you to have at home.

Wake up in the morning to enjoy the dawn light shimmering on the distant sea. Get up early for a bracing walk or just lie in bed and feast your eyes on the sheer quantities of space and sky visible from your bedroom window. Our morning yoga practice begins at 9.30am and you can have a light breakfast beforehand or wait until after yoga (11am) for a more substantial brunch.

Depart after yoga feeling refreshed and rejuvenated – or stay a while longer – watch the skies changing, take a different walk (or just enjoy the same one again – its pretty good), book another massage, visit the coast, lose yourself in a good book (or our famous local bookshop Barter Books), fit in some more yoga – you have time and space to “just be”.

Three friends and I enjoyed an exceptionally relaxing and rejuvenating weekend yoga retreat at A Space to Be. Lucy and Henry are excellent hosts and our individually tailored package included yoga and massages. Breakfast, evening meal, snacks and afternoon tea and cake were delicious and plentiful. We also managed to fit in a walk into Alnmouth and an evening meal at the great, local Indian restaurant which is a short walk from ASTB. We really didn’t want to leave!


Our retreat space is suitable for individuals or small groups and can also be arranged to accommodate families (or pets). The main bedroom has a double bed and space on the floor for a rollout bed or travel cot. There is an additional room usually used as a lounge but it can be made up as an additional single, twin or double bedroom on request.

The bathroom is used by our clients during opening hours but is private in the evenings for residential guests only.

We are approximately four miles from Alnwick and four miles from nearest beaches at Alnmouth and Warkworth. The nearest railway station is also Alnmouth (served by direct trains between London and Edinburgh).




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Getting Here

We are easily accessible from the A1 by car. Shilbottle is well served by local bus routes. The nearest train station is Alnmouth (4 miles) which is on the main East Coast line and has direct trains to/from Edinburgh, Newcastle, Darlington, York and London.

For low cost train tickets we recommend you book in advance at They are now offering the cheapest fares up to 24 weeks in advance. Plan ahead for the best deals.

To get to Shilbottle from the train station you will need to take a taxi, which costs about £10. We can help you to book this in advance (recommended).

Package Prices

Please note these prices do not include accommodation, which must be booked separately through Airbnb.

  • Morning Yoga Class – £10
  • Morning Yoga Class plus your choice of 75 minute treatment – £65
  • Morning Yoga Class plus your choice of 45 minute treatment – £45
  • Meals – from £5 (breakfast is included)

To guarantee availability, you MUST let us know at the time of booking that you wish to book a Yoga Retreat package.

Please make your booking through Airbnb.

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