The Moon Lodge
Reconnect with nature and yourself, with a relaxing and invigorating stay at the Living Well Centre. Nestled in an enchanting Iron Age Roundhouse settlement in West Penwith, Cornwall, you'll discover wondrous woodland glades, gardens teeming with wildlife and a refreshing orchard amongst an ancient holy well, all within this truly magical oasis of calm.
Unplug yourself from troublesome technology and say goodbye to the endless rat race of modern life for a while, as you unwind and relax in your heavenly unspoilt, eco-friendly retreat. Learn how to live a more mindful daily life, surrounded by healing treatments and tools for living consciously, whilst enjoying all the wonder and beauty that life provides.
Two hand-crafted Roundhouses provide the ideal accommodation, cosily furnished with warming wood burners and cosy, sensuous sheepskin. You'll find the off-grid Moon Lodge hidden in refreshing woodland, with earth-baked walls and secluded in its very own tree circle. Perfect for two, candles and rechargeable lanterns provide a cosy evening glow, and you'll be surrounded by soothing views of the moon and stars in the night sky as you drift off to sleep on your double futon.
A fire pit and a gas stove provide the ideal setting for cooking, while a hot shower and compost toilet are situated in a shared cabin close by.
The straw bale and cob Well House features quirky design touches and a roof light for extra luxury. A hideaway for up to six people, you'll find a double bed and up to three single futons, whilst its position in the vegetable gardens provides soothing views of fruit, vegetables and flowers...truly the very best that nature has to offer. Shared showers are close by, along with your own composting toilets.
Once you've settled in, why not explore the Living Well Centre in all its glory? Full wellness packages, workshops and retreats can be arranged for those seeking a specific or guided style of sanctuary, whilst an extensive programme of treatments and therapies are available in the on-site Healing Heart Cabin, including shamanic healing, massage, homeopathy and mindfulness meditation to name but a few.
Proving that the Living Well Centre really have thought of everything, you can even order a mouthwatering selection of freshly prepared meals or hampers for your stay, so that you can concentrate fully on your mindfulness journey without having to worry about preparing food for yourself.
Completely surrounded by the breathtaking beaches and ancient sites that Cornwall is famous for, you'll find plenty of naturally invigorating walks and discoveries to enjoy all around you, so that whether you decide to remain on site or venture further afield to explore, you're sure to find a whole host of ways to ensure your time spent at the Living Well Centre is refreshingly rewarding.
Are you ready for a slower, more mindful way of life spent in the beauty of nature and the spirit of warm community? Then make your pilgrimage to the Living Well Centre and get ready to truly live well.
Things to note
Please note that Moon Lodge is off-grid, so there is no electricity, but The Longhouse has charging docks if needed, pets are not permitted, no smoking permitted, check-in time 4pm. Natural weddings are possible, enquire for details.
Tried and tested
"I had a two night break in the Moon Lodge in May. As a mother with three children at home, the most valuable thing for me is to have the space to "be". I arrived at the Moon Lodge with pre-prepared food, paints and my dream journal. My aim was to do whatever I felt like in the moment. The Moon Lodge is a beautiful, holding space. Through the windows of the Lodge all you see is a circle of trees, a fire pit and sky. Birdsong surrounds you and at night the stars are incredible. So I slept, painted, dreamt, read, ate and sometimes did nothing at all. Absolute bliss! I feel blessed to have had this experience."
"I had a wonderful few days on retreat at the Moon Lodge, and I'm hoping to come again soon. I loved it immediately - a stunningly beautiful, simple building embodying the forms and energies of Earth and our Great Mother. I recommend the Lodge to any woman in need of retreat time in an affirming place of beauty - or indeed, to any man who can identify with its deep feminine nature. It's a warm, comfortable, containing and deeply supportive place, ideally located for lovely walks and visits to sacred sites. Congratulations to Rachel and her friends for creating this healing space!"
"This is just to thank you for the amazing healing retreat - for the home, hearth and healing experience you provided me in my hour of need Rachel! Your gentle wisdom and humour are healing balm for a weathered soul. The Moon Lodge is so beautiful and was a warm womb of safety and stillness that just held me, I could feel the deep earthy energy of her lulling me into a unusual state of calm... and I would like to also say that I find your professional, sensitive and very attentive, consistent provision of all my earthly, emotional and spiritual needs have left me feeling met and nourished on a very deep level. I would highly recommend all of my friends, colleagues and clients to you and The Living Well Centre for a very home from home, deep healing retreat immersion. I feel much lighter after my absolutely blissful shamanic healing massages too, and two days spent with you at the Centre. Thank you again, I hope to be back! Love."
Region: Penzance, Cornwall
Cost (from): £48 per night
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 427
FacilitiesThe Moon Lodge sleeps 2 double futon, duvet and pillows provided (own bedding & towels must be brought), wood burner, gas camping stove, candles, rechargeable lanterns, cool box, communal shower & toilet located 30 metres away.
The Well House sleeps up to 6, double futon, 3 single futons, duvet and pillows provided (own bedding & towels must be brought), wood burner, 2-ring electric burner with oven, cool box, covered washing up area, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, electric kettle, toaster, communal shower & toilet located 30 metres away.
Onsite: Therapeutic massage, healing, homeopathy, bushcraft, woodworking. Offsite: beaches, iron-age villages, surfing, boat trips.
At a glance
- Two hand-crafted roundhouses, The Moon Lodge sleeping two people, and The Well House sleeping up to four, set within The Living Well Centre, an eco-friendly wellness and mindfulness retreat in West Cornwall.
- Easily accessed by road.
- Duvets and pillows are provided. Please bring bed linen, towels and a torch.
- Pets are regrettably not permitted.
- A full programme of workshops, therapies and treatments are available on site. Meals and food hampers can be arranged, and there are plenty of walks and amenities available in the surrounding area.