The Acorn is nestled in the Nidderdale countryside, close to the breathtaking Brimham Rocks. It is a wellness retreat to inspire, nurture and nourish the mind, body and soul.
The Acorn is blessed with a truly beautiful peace and sense of healing from the minute you arrive. The gardens greet you with bird song and the gentle sounds of the flowing brook. Despite only being 20 minutes from the centre of Harrogate, it feels like you’re in a secret haven, hidden from the world and miles from anywhere. The Acorn is based in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty.
You are greeted with gentle lighting and an immediate sense of peaceful embrace with the wonderful aroma of essential oil candles and drifting sounds of calming music. With three relaxation areas, one consultation room and four bedrooms, there is always a place to find space for yourself.
On arrival you will be welcomed by a healing cup of tea, usually a ‘glow’ blend by Wild Ways. Allowing yourself to fully arrive in the moment and greet other guests whilst sat in the ‘Pod.’
As you wander through the relaxation rooms, surrounded by enticing books and homely touches, you find ‘Blossom’. A garden view room that exudes serenity with day beds. In the summer, the doors are flung open and birdsong floods in with sunlight and grassy aromas. In the winter, the snug blankets provide a cosy layer with the warmth of a roaring fire.
The ‘Heartwood’ kitchen is a perfectly inspiring place to create entirely plant based food. It is the ideal place for food and cooking workshops with a beautiful teaching bench. We also have a Thermomix and juicer to help make nutritious, fresh and wholesome food. If you are wanting to hire, one of your team will need a Level 2 Food and Safety certification and use plant based products only.
Upstairs you will discover four beautiful and luxurious bedrooms. All equipped with indulgent non- allergenic duvets and 100% Egyptian cotton bedding. ‘Samara’ - named for the fruit of the Ash tree, has a beautifully large king size bed with ensuite shower and toilet facilities.
‘Conker’ has some unique and beautifully designed double bunk beds with a feel of being in the Alps. There is an ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.
‘Chestnut’ is a triple room with three single beds and shares the house bathroom facilities. The house bathroom has bath, shower and sink. The wellness facilities are also available for use as a back up.
‘Thistle’ has two single beds and shares the house bathroom and wellness facilities.
The garden has two seating areas. One near the brook with a beautiful fire pit and comfortable seating and one out of the kitchen in easy access with a more sheltered fire pit. Both areas are ideal for connecting around fire time or being alone with the escape of a good book in the pure fresh air.
There are two beautiful treatment rooms - ‘cedarwood’ and ‘sandalwood’ that feel embracing and tranquil, equipped with heated beds, gentle music, crystals and an array of beautiful essential oils.
The ‘Wellness Bud’ has both sauna and steam facilities with hot and cold shower. We encourage guests to brave the cold shower in between heat treatments to encourage their immune systems and invigorate their bodies and minds.
A little walk out of the kitchen back door and you will find the inspiring ‘Lotus’ studio - perfect for yoga, meditation or sound healing sessions. The studio finds a harmonious silence nestled in the back of the Nidderdale garden.
The dining room has a beautiful Acorn-shaped table with a multipurpose use of workshops and discussions. The shape facilitates inspiring conversations and easy communication.