Social Distance

SOCIAL DISTANCING


*Our venue is an ideal location for you to have plenty of space*

*No fear of overcrowding*

*Escape into nature, you won't be disappointed*

BE NURTURED BY NATURE


Often people assume our venue is only for fishing, and understandably so, most of our customers are anglers.  

Yet, it offers so much more than that.

It took some time to realise it, but there is a certain magic here.


Being away from day-to-day pressures of life, nestled in nature, completely nurtures the soul.

** It is grounding **

** It is calming **

** It soothes **

It creates headspace to deal with whatever life presents.


Is this socially distant enough?


"We all have one thing in common, we are part of the natural world.  No matter what our nationality is, what we do for a living, what our interests or beliefs are, we share the same natural home.  How would we be here enjoying our everyday lives, if it weren't for our bodies, the trees, the sun in the sky and the air we are breathing?  The simple answer is that we wouldn't.  Nature gives rise to all of life on the planet, including our own, and connecting with the natural world is an integral part of our happiness and well-being."

Claire Thompson, Mindfulness & the Natural World 


Surely you will have read or heard references to mindfulness. 

What actually is it? Well, it isn't something that has to be done sitting cross-legged, or on a yoga mat. 

Claire says "mindfulness is paying attention, without judgement and with acceptance, to where we are, how we are, what we are feeling, what we are thinking - in the present moment."


Practising and understanding more about mindfulness has helped us realise that fishing is exactly that.  For some anglers and at some fishing venues, it is just about the trophy picture of the biggest fish.  For our angling customers, it is very much more than that.   Don't just take our word for it, come and see and feel it for yourself.


"Sit beneath a big tree, lean back against its trunk and look up through its branches to the sky.  Try to put aside for a moment any thoughts you are having at the time and just enjoy being there."   

We have a stunning walnut tree that is just perfect for this exercise.


"... when I look at the natural world, I often think to myself Isn't this enough?  Isn't sharing and participating in this beautifully mysterious natural world enough?  Nature is our home and if we need to have a purpose at all, why isn't it simply being alive, right now?"


Talking of which, with so little light pollution here, the night skies are truly an awesome sight.  Treat yourself to some time out in the garden at night, spotting satellites and make a wish upon a shooting star in the breathtakingly beautiful sky.


Credit and Copyright to Claire Thompson 

Quotes taken (with permission) from her inspiring book Mindfulness & the Natural World - Bringing our Awareness Back to Nature


BOOK YOUR MINDFUL STAY NOW

Go even deeper

If you wish to deepen your experience and create better harmony and balance within, we can recommend a selection of therapies and therapists.  


Or, see our 'things to do' page for other attractions in the area.

PAMELA IRVING


With an impressive list of qualifications and a highly successful business here in France, Pamela works with mental, physical and energetic health.  She offers reflexology, reiki, massage and hypnotherapy.  Pamela also hosts shamanic drum circles and is an accredited practitioner of the Buteyko Breathing method.

KELLY'S PAMPERING


Kelly offers a range of treatments and pamper days.  From Reiki and massage, to facials, manicures and pedicures.  

BOWEN TECHNIQUE


A non-intrusive complementary hands-on therapy, based on the theory that gentle rolling moves over precise points in the body can prompt the body's innate ability to heal itself.  Many also find resolution to problems above and beyond those for which they have sought treatment, for example increased energy, reduced stress and assistance with emotional issues.

Treatments are invariably gentle and soothing, with clients reporting feelings of serenity and deep relaxation.

YOGA / MEDITATION


There are several yoga classes around the area and we also work with a couple of English Yoga teachers who offer 1-1 or 1-2 yoga sessions at the gite.


We can also offer meditation / mindfulness practices at the gite.