Nettlecombe Farm Isle Of Wight


Nov 8th – 10th 2019 Wellbeing Yoga Retreat


Dec 29th – Jan 1st 2020 New Year Retreat “Igniting Positive Shifts”


Mar 6th – 8th 2020 Spring Retreat



Nettlecombe Farm is a working farm, which has been in the same family for over a century.
Nestled in the heart of the Island, surrounded by rolling green fields and lakes and within a few minutes drive from the stunning coastline.
This award winning farm, with its luxurious holiday accommodation and fully equipped yoga barn with underfloor heating, (fabulous for those early mornings) offers the perfect space for my retreats, which is why I have been returning for many years.

Those who regularly attend my retreats here, are well aware of the welcoming, homely and friendly vibe.
The accommodation is in cosy country cottages, which offer shared rooms or single (some with en-suite) and each cottage has a sitting room, one or two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. All cottages have an outside seating area.

Nettlecombe Farmhouse
Nettlecombe Farmhouse Sunset
Nettlecombe sky view

November 8th – 10th 2019

Wellbeing Yoga Retreat

Yoga, Meditation, Breath-work, Chanting, Massage and fabulous Coastal walks, will all add to the flavour, of what promises to be, a recipe for wellness. Add a little splash of locally sourced ingredients to the kitchen, where my Mum lovingly prepares and creates a variety of culinary delights and a dash of fantastic company, with a twist of humour and love and voila! A potent cocktail of goodness!

The Retreat

Our weekend commences on Friday afternoon, with arrivals welcome any time after 2pm. Afternoon tea, chai and delicious homemade cakes are offered in Swallow cottage, where we gather to meet other retreaters and enjoy a welcome chat. Massages are available to assist your settling in, or maybe even have a siesta before the late afternoon practice in the barn. This will be followed by supper.

Saturday will begin with an early morning Sadhana practice, followed by delicious breakfast. Then we take time to digest and enjoy some silent time, to journal or contemplate, in the quiet surroundings, before gathering for our mid morning asana practice.

A light lunch will follow before enjoying plenty of free time to explore, have a massage, read or simply rest.

The late afternoon/early evening will see us gathering in the barn for practice before supper.

Sunday begins with early morning meditation, followed by breakfast. A guided silent coastal walk will be offered before our final asana session in the barn.

A leisurely departure, after a light lunch, will complete our retreat, with the option of booking a massage before leaving.

All meals are vegetarian and wherever possible, locally sourced ingredients are used. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, provided these are requested at the time of booking the retreat.

It is advisable to book massage treatments in advance, prior to the retreat, to avoid disappointment. The cost of a 60 minute massage is £50 and can be paid either directly to the therapist on the day or in advance when booking the retreat.

Included in the retreat

– Accommodation
– Tuition
– All meals

Your Investment
– Twin Share £295
– Single £360
– Dorm (up to four sharing) £260

A deposit (non refundable) of £150 is required to secure your place on the retreat and the balance is due no later than four weeks before the retreat.

Nettlecombe Farmhouse Bedroom
Nettlecombe Farmhouse Dining Room
Nettlecombe Farmhouse Kitchen


December 29th 2019 – January 1st 2020

New Year Retreat “Igniting Positive Shifts” 

A Yuletide retreat is the perfect way to let go of the year passed and open to the new year ahead.
After spending precious time with family and friends over Christmas, there is nothing like gifting oneself some valuable days away and igniting positive shifts in our lives.

I am therefore delighted to be able to offer this three night retreat on home ground and it is my intention to hold a safe and loving space for participants to relax and unwind, both physically and mentally.
If you are feeling stuck, looking for a new direction in your life or needing to set intentions and goals, then look no further.
There are no flights to book, no busy airports to pass through, just a simple Ferry crossing to bring you to our stunning Island.

In numerology 2020 is considered to be an angel number and symbolises huge potential. Throughout the retreat we will tap into this energy, whilst weaving through the various aspects of the practice, finding ways to use your gifts and talents to accomplish your goals and to live the life that you deserve and desire.

The Retreat

Will commence on Sunday 29th with arrivals welcome any time after 1pm. A welcome chat with tea, chai and homemade cakes will be offered in Swallow cottage.

The practice will open with a late afternoon restorative session, followed by an evening meditation and supper.

Monday and Tuesday will commence with morning Sadhana in the warmth of the yoga barn, opening to the practice of meditation, pranayama, kriya, asana and mantra.

The mornings will be packed with delight and offer the opportunity for a really good stretch through a slow yet dynamic practice.
Afternoons will offer the opportunity to enjoy some self time, reading, walking,having a massage or doing whatever you feel….preferably nothing!
Late afternoon and into the evening, there will be an offering of mantras and celestial communications and Yoga Nidra and New Years eve will be an opportunity to “Dance like no one is watching!!” through a Yoga Dance session.

Gratitude journaling will also be a part of the retreat as will journaling intentions, so purchase a beautiful journal in preparation!

Our retreat will finish after morning practice on Wednesday January 1st with a closing ceremony and a light lunch.

Departures any time after 1pm, or massages will still be available to book.

This retreat has the capacity to change the course of your life! YOUR TIME IS NOW!

Included in your retreat

– All tuition
– Accommodation
– All meals / Supper on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday / Breakfast on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday / Lunch on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday

Please note that all meals are vegetarian and whenever possible locally sourced ingredients are used. Special dietary requirements can be catered for as long as these are requested at the time of booking the retreat.

It is important to book your massage in advance, as this is a really busy time of the year for therapists. Bookings can be made through me at the time of booking the retreat, or through the therapists after you have received the retreat programme. These can either be paid for in advance or in cash directly to the therapist. A massage of 60 minutes is £50 or £60 on New Years day.

Your Investment

– Twin share £695
– Single £850
– Dorm £595 (Bunk room for between 2-4 people)

A deposit (non refundable) of £250 is required to secure your place on the retreat and the balance is due by December 1st.

If you are a returning guest or paying in full at the time of booking, a 5% discount is offered.

Another Nettlecombe bedroom
Nettlecombe Farm 2019 yoga retreat
Carol Macartney Yoga Class Nettlecombe 2019

I look forward to sharing with you all and to moving into 2020 with love and joy in our hearts

To make a booking please contact carolmacartneyyoga@gmail.com