Restore Balance, with Pilates, Stretch & Relaxation

Accept this invitation to restore balance and take time out to slow down and relax.

Join some classes, explore the beautiful countryside and let go of your worries.

16 – 18 November, 2018

Hartington, The Peak District
With Cilla Thwaites

This is a perfect opportunity to switch off and kick back.

On this relaxed weekend escape you can join some classes that will help restore balance by releasing tightness; improving posture and calming the mind.

Alongside plenty of time to relax – and maybe catch up with a friend – enjoy time away from the daily routine and surround yourself with nature.

Waking up to bird song and country air, you will immediately feel the calming effect of being immersed in one of the the prettiest parts of England.  After a morning class to wake up the body, followed by a leisurely full English breakfast, you can then choose how you would like to spend your free time.

Whether you fancy a gentle stroll amongst the fields or a longer hike, or perhaps a potter around the local villages,  you can be sure that the Peak District National Park will not fail to delight.

After a late afternoon class with Cilla, there will be a chance to have a massage or treatment with a professional therapist. An invigorating sports one if you’ve  spent the day hiking, or a more soothing and calming one if that’s what your body is crying out for.**

Having a massage tailored to your needs can be very restorative, and help you feel like the best version of you again.

By the evening you should feel refreshed and relaxed, looking forward to a delicious meal in the village – a wonderful way to end the day.


Venue & Location

Hartington Hall is a stunning 17th century Manor House, full of character and charm. It has its own restaurant; a bar and several social areas to relax in. The beautifully kept grounds are a haven for local wildlife, and sitting on a bench in the grounds listening to all the different birds chattering above is a simple pleasure.

Nestled in the lovely village of Hartington, this is an unspoilt and beautiful part of the Peak District National Park. It’s popular with walkers & cyclists alike, having a number of pubs, coffee shops & a village store.

But above all it’s a picture-perfect country English village that you will want to return to time and again.

Hartington Hall in the Peak District National Park
Hartington Hall in the Peak District National Park
Classes with Cilla Thwaites

Cilla has over 20 years experience in teaching fitness and pilates classes, and makes everyone feel welcome whatever their ability-level. She keeps classes light-hearted & enjoyable whilst providing clear technical guidance.

You will begin to feel looser and more relaxed with each class.

Pilates works the deep stabilising muscles to improve  strength and posture. It  has a strong mind/body connection, so you might like it if you like yoga.

It involves precise moves and specific breathing techniques and increases body awareness which encourages efficient and graceful movement.

Total Stretch is a wonderful refreshing tonic for the whole body, helping keep muscles flexible, strong & healthy. Flexibility allows us to maintain a range of motion in the joints, helping prevent muscles from shortening and becoming tight.

Regular deep stretching enhances our physical performance and helps reduce risks of injury, and by releasing tension and knots through stretching, the body also feels really good!

Grounds of Hartington Hall in Derbyshire
Grounds of Hartington Hall in Derbyshire

Cilla offers alternatives throughout her classes making them suitable for most people whatever your level of fitness and experience.

If you would like to join and bring a partner or friend who doesn’t wish to take part in the classes, then please contact us for more details.

If you have any questions about suitability please contact us to have a chat.

Everyone is welcome. Come alone or bring a friend.

Enjoying a walk in the Peak District
Enjoying a walk in the Peak District
What’s Included
  • Your chosen accommodation for two nights
  • Pilates and Total Stretch classes
  • A full English breakfast both mornings
  • A meal on Friday evening
  • Refreshments throughout the weekend
  • Use of all facilities including a bar, restaurant & a modern self-catering kitchen and beautiful grounds
What’s not included
  • Transport
  • Lunch & evening meal on Saturday
  • Optional extras such as a massage

A full hot & cold breakfast buffet is included on both mornings, and on Friday evening we will have a delicious meal at the venue in a relaxing atmosphere.  For Saturday evening we will make a reservation in a great local restaurant, where we hope you will join us, but of course you are free to make your own arrangements if you prefer. 

There is a very well-equipped self-catering kitchen where you might like to prepare a meal or lunch yourself. This is convenient if you have any particular dietary reuqirements.

Entrance to this 17th century Manor House
Entrance to this 17th century Manor House

You will be able to check into you room from 3pm on Friday, and you are more than welcome to arrive earlier and enjoy the facilities and grounds, or explore Hartington village. Check-out is at 10am on Sunday or for a minimal charge you  have the option to check-out at noon.

Classes will be before breakfast, with another early evening, and then our last session on Sunday morning.

*Please note: Exact times will be confirmed closer to the date.

Rooms & Prices

Choose either a single or twin room. Some are en-suite, and all have a shower and a sink. There is also a self-contained flat with lounge & dining area, TV, kitchenette, bathroom and large bedroom.

Bedroom in the self-contained flat
Bedroom in the self-contained flat

The price is £249-£299 p.p. based on full occupancy according to the accommodation chosen.      

There are no rooms remaining.

**Please note, treatments and massages require a minimum number of bookings to be able to go ahead and will need to be requested in advance.

You can read our T&Cs here

Deposits and Payment

Full payment, or a minimum non-refundable deposit of £50  secures your place. Any bookings made after the 18th August are to be paid in full.
Please read our T&Cs here.

Method of payment

Payment is possible through bank transfer to SIMPLY ESCAPE – see below – or by PayPal using a credit/debit card.

If choosing to pay by bank transfer, please use the form below to tell us which event you would like to book, the type of room you prefer and the number of people you are booking for.

Once we receive your request we will reserve the rooms for 72 hours if they’re available, and following payment we will confirm your booking.

The details are:

Bank: NatWest
Account name: SIMPLY ESCAPE
Sort code: 01-02-96
Account number:  26738562

If you have any questions, please contact us below or email 

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