Retreats – Encilion

Yoga, Tai-Chi, Writing, Art workshops, Printing, Book Binding, Self Development, Conferences, Seminars…. we can provide the facilities for all!

The Ceridwen Centre offers the perfect space to find peace, tranquility and inspiration, to go deeply into the work you’re there to do, without distraction. Our staff and facilities help create an environment that is supportive, nurturing and intuitive to the needs of your group.  Returning guests feel like they’re ‘coming home’.

It is the diversity of the groups and guests we welcome here that make the Ceridwen Centre such a stimulating and dynamic venue. No two groups are the same. Organisers that have been coming for years become good friends and regular guests look forward to the standard of hospitality they have come to expect and look forward to every time. There are no rules as to what is possible, from an art day school with lunch to a week long qualification course. We are simply the facilitators that help make your event such a success.

Ceridwen houses the majority of bedroom accommodation (sleeping up to 19 in 8 separate bedrooms), dining and relaxing areas whilst the Old Dairy is the large group space within the main farm complex, fifty metres uphill from Ceridwen. The new Byre cottage conversion is adjacent to the Old Dairy and can accommodate up to six. The Old Dairy and Byre can be linked through a hallway or kept separate.

You and your group may all comfortably stay in Ceridwen, but if your numbers exceed the ideal or you have guests that would like to be more independent or have greater privacy, there are options available in also using the Byre, Gypsy Cwtch Romany wagon, farmhouse B&B rooms, Eco Pod, Hop shack, converted double decker bus and yurts.

Our food goes down so well with guests we might admit it may be a small distraction to what you’re there to do! We serve delicious vegetarian fare that surprises even the most die hard of carnivores. We work with the needs of your group, including special dietary requirements. Breakfast is a delight of  fresh and dried fruit, yoghurt, cereals etc, plus homemade jams and preserves. Lunch may be a tart and salads or soup and jacket potato. The evening meal is two course of main and dessert, served and finished off with locally roasted filter coffee.

If you would like to be pampered with beauty and/or holistic treatments while you’re with us, we can arrange for experienced local therapists to visit our guests. Ask for details before you come s that we can pre-book your treat.

If you or any children in your group are interested in Art and/or Craft workshops while you’re with us, we have a resident Art teacher – again please contact us to arrange in advance.

The Old Dairy and Byre are perfect for small meetings, conferences, Seminars and team building events. Contact us to discuss your needs.

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  • Ceridwen Games Evening, in the Byre February 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Free entry/ table football/ board games/ colouring/ yard bar open

  • Fermented food workshop February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Talk & Demo/ 7pm- refreshments for 7.30 start/ more information to follow

  • Last Friday pizza night February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Camille sewing retreat February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
  • St David’s Day coffee morning & light lunch March 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Mums & tots arts and craft March 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Leather belt making workshop March 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    6pm refreshments with a 6.30pm start/ more information to follow

  • Movement play & Creative dance with Eeva- Maria Mutka March 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Join Eeva- Maria Mutka for Movement play & Creative dance, in the Old Dairy at Ceridwen.

    For ages 3 1/2 to 6 yr olds

    Block of four sessions (5/12/19/26 March) at £24, to be booked and paid in advance.

    There'll be a room next door for parents and siblings to relax while the class takes place.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN A TYPICAL MOVEMENT PLAY SESSION?
    Fun structures for:
    Immersion in movement, beyond isolated exercises and regimes
    Activating different parts of body, engaging the brain connections
    Finding Co-ordination in motion,
    Sense of Time, Space, Force and Flow
    Balance,
    Musicality
    Exploring and creative making with special props, including natural materials and interesting recycled objects
    Moving to all different kinds of music, sounds and in silence
    Co-operative games building relationships
    Relaxing

    Eeva feels passionately about the importance of sensory experiences and creative opportunities for all, - for learning, health and happiness. Sustainability education starts with ourselves, our own bodies.

    Book with us a Ceridwen

  • Open mic night March 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Winter Sunday Lunch March 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    In Byre/ Set menu for vegetarians, vegans and carnivores/ book seats in advance

  • Sensory Play March 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Traditional Welsh Quilting workshop March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018 @ 
  • Made at the Ceridwen Centre. March 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    An exhibition of alternative photographic processes by Exeter college students/ free entry/ refreshments available/ wood fired pizzas & tasty puds