Friday, 11 September 2015

Autumn Escapes

There are many places to enjoy a rejuvenating escape this autumn

Written by Wendy Gomersall
YOGA ON HERM
Pretty Herm, just off the Guernsey coastline, is the venue for a two-night yoga break, from 9 to 11 October, based at the White House Hotel. Yoga sessions take place in the conservatory, providing a wonderful sea view. The weekend includes 10 hours of tuition, including asana (physical postures) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep).

From £269 per person, including transfers from Guernsey, accommodation and meals: www.poweryogaguernsey.com/workshops-retreats – White House Hotel: 01481-750075

GOURMET GUERNSEY
The 18th annual Tennerfest arrives in the Channel Islands this autumn. From 1 October to 11 November, more than 170 restaurants in Guernsey and Sark offer three-course menus starting from £10. Channel Islands Direct is offering a four-night Tennerfest stay at the fourstar Duke of Richmond Hotel, which includes flights, one cream tea, one three-course Tennerfest lunch or dinner at the Duke of Richmond, one three-course Tennerfest lunch or dinner at the five-star Old Government House hotel and breakfast throughout. This price is valid between 1 October to 11 November.

From £335 per person, including flights from Gatwick: 0844-493 7486, www.channelislandsdirect.co.uk
and www.visitguernsey.com

ART IN PENZANCE
Enjoy an arty autumn break in gorgeous Cornwall, staying at the six-room Chapel House PZ, a beautiful Georgian town house that has been transformed into an elegant boutique hotel. With the Tate St Ives closing for renovation this autumn (from 28 September to May 2016), some of the exhibitions are moving over towards Penzance to the Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange: www.tate.org.uk

Rooms from £150, including breakfast: 01736-362024, www.chapelhousepz.co.uk

PILATES IN FRANCE
Boutique accommodation expert i-escape.com has put together a collection of hotels and guest houses ideal for those journeying alone. The So Good For Solos collection includes a Pilates retreat in Périgord, southwest France, which includes twicedaily classes and a pool in which to unwind.

Single-occupancy rooms, including all tuition, food and drinks, cost from £215 per night: www.i-escape.com/pilates-enfrance

SOLOS IN SPAIN
I-escape’s collection for singles also features Hotel Omm, in Barcelona, the perfect destination for an autumn city break. Located in the Eixample district, the hotel’s roof terrace allows views of Gaudí’s La Pedrera.

Rooms from £158 per night, based on one person staying in an Omm King Room on an accommodation-only basis: for the full So Good For Solos collection: www.i-escape.com/solo-breaks – more details at www.iescape.com/hotel-omm

SUN IN SORRENTO

There’s still a chance to catch some late-summer sun in southern Italy. Italian specialist Citalia is offering a seven-night holiday to Sorrento in November, staying at the four-star Imperial Hotel Tramontano on a B&B basis. The offer includes 20 per cent discount on the à la carte menu and return flights from London Gatwick.

From £566 per person (saving up to £170 per couple): 01293- 731753, www.citalia.com

Contact Wendy at wendy.gomersall@lady.co.uk
Prices are correct at the time of going to press.


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