So grateful to have received this wonderful guest review (& for our roses!):
“I cannot recommend Stede Court and the fabulous Kathryn more highly. My friends and I had such a special 24 hours at the retreat. Five stars all round! The venue is absolutely stunning. Incredible house and grounds – spacious and immaculate. A Tudor mansion set within glorious Kent countryside. The whole place was much bigger than I anticipated, and Kathryn made us feel entirely at home. It really is such a special place.
We were a group of mixed ages / interests / abilities and Kathryn designed an itinerary which catered to all. We arrived on the Saturday afternoon to a sundowner glass of fizz and welcome. Then came the home-cooked evening meal, which was delicious, healthy and made from locally-sourced ingredients. The following morning we woke to coffee on the deck by the swimming pond, before having a lovely breakfast. Then came a warm-up through the meadow beyond the house, followed by circuits. The exercises were challenging but inclusive and all the while Kathryn kept us laughing. While leading the group session she was also able to offer individual guidance, should somebody need / want it. Next we did a sauna and swim session, which was fab. The swimming pond is an immaculately maintained oasis and the sauna is large and overlooking the gardens. After lunch we went for a countryside walk, which ended prematurely due to the weather, but Kathryn responded immediately and ran our yoga session indoors. This was an unexpected highlight of the weekend, because it was both deeply relaxing, but also full of laughter. The weekend ended with an introduction to mindfulness in the back garden, and then group photos. None of us wanted to leave! But when we did finally depart, we left feeling relaxed and restored.
Thank you Kathryn for such a special weekend x”