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Discover ancient woodland, lakes, fields and meadows with a designated private nature walk and wild swimming or set off and explore the nearby historical Castle Ashby House Gardens.
Our open water swimming sessions take place daily on the Castle Ashby Estate in a spectacular fresh water lake, with Castle Ashby House acting as your backdrop, as you connect with water and nature. Join us for an hour long session with our OWS Lifeguard and discover the liberation of uninhibited open water swimming.
Please note you must be at least 16 years old, you must bring your own tow-float and have booked in advance online. Spectators are not permitted and there are no toilet or changing facilities at the lake.
To book an Open Water Swimming session, please visit the Wellbeing & Nature pages of our website here
The 10,500 acre Castle Ashby Estate is home to an incredible array of flora, fauna and wildlife that is ever-changing with the seasons. Connect to this diverse landscape with our programme of seasonal nature walks and discover ancient woodland, fields, meadows and lakes.
To book one of our nature walks, please visit the Wellbeing & Nature pages on our website here
The renowned Castle Ashby House Gardens were designed by Capability Brown, who is remembered as “the last of the great English 18th-century artists to be accorded his due” and “England’s greatest gardener”. The gardens feature an impressive Arboretum, formal Italian gardens and a menagerie with pigs, rabbits, monkeys and meerkats.
The gardens are open from 1st April to 30th September, from 10am to 5:30pm and 1st October to 31st March from 10am to 4:30pm. Guests of The Falcon receive special discounted access to the gardens and are available from reception.
As a sensory activity, clay work is immersive, focusing thoughts on keeping control of the shape of the pot. Within the pot you can produce something that expresses who you are – its form shaped entirely by your own imagination.
Our friends at nearby Swanpool Ceramics offer an ‘open-access’ pottery studio with state-of-the-art equipment and resources for potters of all levels. Guests of The Falcon can book a private session, which typically lasts two hours and allows enough time to create two pieces, which are then fired and glazed. From £60 per person.
For more information or to book, please email: email@example.com.
Yardley Arts is a not-for-profit arts organisation that exists to create greater connectivity and improve lives through the development of our community's artistic talents. Located in the neighbouring village of Yardley Hastings, guests of the Falcon are welcome to link-in to their ever-changing program of events and courses covering sculpture, painting, jewellery making and other creative expressions.
Alternatively, during the warmer months, we can arrange drawing lessons in the gardens with a private tutor and all materials supplied. To learn more, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each bedroom embodies and connects you to the surrounding countryside with an array of fabrics and textures that cocoon and comfort.
Yoga, meditation, gong bath, open water swimming, nature walks and more. Discover our full Wellbeing & Nature programme.
The Little Juice Bar is a vegan space, open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, serving fresh, healthful juices and light bites.