The Art of Being

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Covid-19 Statement

As a place of inner transformation for outer change, Avalon and the Broughton Hall Estate are dedicated to our community. We recognise these times of uncertainty and want to reassure you about any plans you may have with us. We are committed to being as flexible as we can in these uncertain times so please do contact us directly if you have any concerns.

We are monitoring any updates on the Coronavirus very carefully, and ensuring our policies are reviewed daily in accordance, and we encourage all of our community to adhere to Government and Public Health England guidance.

We do hope that this provides you with some reassurance. We will still endeavour to ‘serve a new way of life’ with all that experience Avalon and will remain vigilant in making our procedures and processes as rigorous as possible within the guidance provided.

Wellbeing Centre

A purpose-built centre to inspire and serve both a global and a surrounding community. Classes, wellbeing days and happenings for those visiting, or living locally. Available for hire with our accommodation for retreat creators and organisers.

Avalon provides a space for self-exploration. Seeking to enhance living and assist in the ultimate art of being by supporting new lifestyle habits, promoting empowering inner work and raising awareness.

Corporate Wellbeing: Days and stays to serve team bonding and development.

Retreat Venue: Host your retreat with us. Rent our space and accommodation.

Wellbeing Getaways: Rent a Holiday House or the Hall and experience Avalon offerings. Explore our wellbeing facilities across the sanctuary of the Estate.

Wellbeing Centre: Join our classes and happenings.

Events: Hold a wellbeing event or celebration with us.


“Avalon is a beautifully-appointed oasis of peace, healing, and joyful regeneration of heart, mind, soul and body. It is a beacon of hope for a world in transformation.”

Andrew Harvey, Rumi Scholar, Mystic and Founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism

“Avalon is a beacon of impeccability. The quality of care, service and dedication make it one of the finest projects of its kind I’ve experienced.”

Malcolm Stern, Co-founder and Co-Director of Alternatives

"Avalon is a mystical name evoking a deep spiritual, emotional and physical healing energy. The Avalon Wellbeing Centre at Broughton Hall is really a unique experience both recreating, and delivering, as it does, the essence of the myth.

The sheer quality and the deep thought that went into it, reflect the profound love and respect that Paris Ackrill and Roger Tempest have for the healing energies that emanate from the Broughton Hall Estate.”

Lawrence Bloom, Secretary General of Be Earth Foundation, a UN Intergovernmental Organisation

“We love coming to Avalon to run our workshops and week-long retreats. It’s vital when you are doing inner work that the external surroundings support you. Avalon is unique, peaceful, spiritually uplifting and supportive.

So much loving care and attention has gone into the design and atmosphere it feels healing just to enter the door.”

Serena Gordon, Managing Director of the Hoffman Process UK

“Our time at Avalon was sensorially stunning and deeply soulful. Its sublime visual harmony and state-of-the-art wellbeing facilities gave us a haven to revitalise our mind, body and soul.”

Tim Freke, Philosopher and best selling author & Deborah O’Shea, Spa Training Consultant

The Broughton Hall Estate

Thirty-three generations of the Tempest family have nurtured this area of the Yorkshire Dales since the late 11th Century. The Estate includes a range of classical and contemporary architecture including the main Hall built in 1597, to 3000 acres of land with moorland, meadow pastures, rivers and lakes, and a collection of works of art to celebrate the creative endeavours of human beings.


Retreats + Private Use

Total of 72 beds

Broughton Hall

  • Exceptionally restored Historic House with 17 bedrooms (sleeps up to 32)
  • Conservatory, ensuite bedrooms, drawing rooms, library, dining room, chapel, billiard room, therapy room


  • Beautifully converted barn house
  • 6 bedrooms (sleeps 11, 13 with sofa bed)
  • Large living spaces
  • Hot tub and fire pit

Estate Cottages

  • Higher Scarcliffe (3 bedrooms) sleeps 6, or 10 with mezzanine + sofa bed
  • Yellison (4 bedrooms) sleeps 8
  • Micklethorn (6 bedrooms) sleeps 10
  • Stable Cottage (3 bedrooms) sleeps 6

Be with nature

The Broughton Hall Estate is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Estate boasts 3000 acres of beautiful landscape acting as a Sanctuary for wellbeing and earth connection. A perfect synergy for stillness, healing and peace within the whirlwind of modern life.

Reserve your Retreat

Wellbeing industry retreat dry hire and private bookings.
Book in or arrange a viewing to come and see us!

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3 hours on train from London Kings Cross

40 minutes by road from Leeds International Airport

1 hour by road from Manchester International Airport

1 hour 15 minutes by road from Liverpool International Airport