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The Healing Power Of An Autumn Solo Retreat

As the leaves begin to gently fall and the air becomes crisp, you may find yourself craving a moment of tranquillity, a space to cocoon yourself in and find rejuvenation in the change of season.

Why not indulge in the healing power of a solo retreat this autumn, at our New Forest spa hotel. Whether it’s a spa day to nourish your mind and body or a weekend immersed in forest therapy, we’re here to remind you to give yourself the TLC you deserve during this magical transitional season.

Cosy Up & Wind Down

Now that the crazy summer ‘to do’ list has been ticked off and you don’t have to be running at 100% every day to keep the family entertained, it’s time to embrace the slower pace of September and beyond. A short break away from home can work wonders for your mind and body, and with Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa conveniently located in a quiet corner of the New Forest National Park in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, there is no better place for a solo traveller to find a safe and soothing escape.

So, bring that book you’ve been waiting to read for ages, snuggle up with the softest wool blanket from the British Blanket Company found in your room, or run yourself a bubble bath, and feel your anxiety melt away as you soak up all that much-needed alone time has to offer at our luxury spa hotel.


Feel Miles Away From Home

There’s real healing power to be found on a solo retreat at Careys Manor in our award-winning Thai Spa, SenSpa. Combining state-of-the-art spa facilities from the west, with spa treatments inspired by ancient Thai rituals, all it takes is a few hours of immersion into this soothing space to feel like you’ve jetted off to Thailand. The perfect way to spend a chilly autumn day.

The power of massage has long been celebrated for its soothing benefits, alleviation and mood enhancements. Whilst you’re here, indulge in a SenSpa treatment and feel the warming hands of our therapist working their magic to restore and revitalise your body and mind.


Forest Therapy In The Prettiest Season

Crunchy orange leaves beneath your feet, bright blue skies and a gentle breeze in the air; there’s something so effortlessly relaxing and inspiring about nature in the autumn season. For the solo traveller, being surrounded by land such as our enchanting National Park provides endless activities to fill your day alone. Clear your mind with a stroll amongst the tall trees and roaming ponies, reinvigorate yourself with a cycle along a trail through woodlands and meadows, or simply sit with a riverside picnic and feel your senses ignite with all there is to take in within the New Forest. You may be taking time off work or simply time out with a short break or weekend in Hampshire, but a day in the forest is where you’ll really feel the time slip away…


Seasonal Food For The Soul

Good food, good mood. That’s what they say, right? Well, with three delicious restaurants on site at Careys Manor, the chances of your mood improving during your stay are threefold! All our chefs embrace the nature of the seasons and use locally-sourced produce as much as possible, meaning you can find autumn dining in the New Forest at its best without leaving our hotel grounds.

For many, eating alone is one of the biggest put-offs when considering travelling solo. But in reality, the experience can be just as good as a family outing, if not better. Take your solo dining experience as an opportunity to try new things, savour every bite and really enjoy your meal without the pressure of kids getting restless or partners pestering you to share dishes you weren’t really craving.


A solo retreat at our New Forest hotel could be just what you need for some inner healing and downtime, and the autumn is arguably the best time to escape. As the seasons change and you embrace the transition, set yourself some new goals that focus on your mental and physical wellbeing, and book a solo weekend away or a spa break to reconnect with yourself and start your healing journey.


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