Getting down to business
Beyond the accommodation, the wide range of activities on guests’ doorsteps offers something for everyone; a group or family can have breakfast together in the bistro in our walled garden before heading off for a wild swim and a woodland sauna, all before the working day has officially commenced.
When it’s time to clock in, the speedy wifi, business support, offices and meeting rooms make a working day pass with ease.
It can be broken for a family picnic, provided by the Estate’s plant-based food chefs, on the heather-laden Broughton Moor.
Winding down in nature
The therapeutic effects of being in nature can make a ‘workcation’ at Broughton feel like an informal restorative retreat.
If you find yourself with a free afternoon after a focused and productive morning of online meetings, calls and work, there are plenty of ways to wind down and allow the inner nature to be healed by the outer nature.
Follow the mountain bike course through the woods until you reach the indoor or outdoor swimming pool, or head for a sauna, steam, yoga class, dance or massage at Avalon, our state-of-the-art wellbeing centre.
A couple of work calls in between and an email clearance session (if you need them) and you begin to get the feel of what a workcation here could look like. The kids are happy and the adults are happy.
Down time can be used to explore the grounds, which are home to England’s biggest tree-planting and nature-recovery project. Insects, animals and biodiversity are surging here as a result.
Realising a dream
After a day of work and play you could reward yourself with a fire temple party – complete with drumming, dance, music, marshmallows and a group singing session. You would go to bed happy, free from the noise and light pollution of urban life.
My new dream life is getting closer to reality, and all these small dreams add up to a completely new way of living.
It’s the little things that make up life: time spent with family and friends and having the right balance of work and play. It’s time to recognise we all need this new way of living.