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Wanderlust & Wellness: Why We Love A New Year Retreat

Escape to the New Forest and embrace the magic of a wellness retreat...

As the calendar flips to a new year, our minds naturally turn to fresh starts and new beginnings. We make resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more, and take better care of ourselves. But let’s be honest – it’s not always easy to stick to those resolutions when the hustle and bustle of daily life takes hold. That’s why we believe in the power of a new year retreat – a getaway that combines the restorative benefits of wellness with the thrill of wanderlust. And where better to experience this rejuvenating escape than in the enchanting New Forest?


Unwind and Reconnect with Nature

The New Forest is a place of breath-taking beauty, with its ancient woodlands, heather-covered moors, and tranquil rivers. It’s a natural playground for those seeking refuge from the stresses of modern life. A wellness retreat in the New Forest offers the perfect opportunity to unwind and reconnect with nature. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the forest, take long walks along picturesque trails, and breathe in the crisp, fresh air. Feel the stress melt away as you surround yourself with the soothing melodies of chirping birds and rustling leaves. It’s a chance to find tranquillity and inner peace – a gift we often forget to give ourselves in our busy lives.

Set Yourself up for a Healthy Year

A new year retreat in the New Forest is not just about relaxation; it’s also about setting yourself up for a healthy and active year ahead. Join us for a short break at Careys Manor for some ‘me time’ to focus on exercise, nutrition, and mindfulness. Kickstart your day with an invigorating gym or swim session to stretch and strengthen your body while clearing your mind. Indulge in delicious, healthy meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients that nourish your body from the inside out. And get out in nature as much as possible during your stay. With the picturesque New Forest as your backdrop, staying active is a joy, whether it’s cycling through the forest or going for a refreshing run along the local coast.

Wanderlust Close to Home

Whilst the allure of exotic destinations is undeniable, there’s something to be said for exploring the beauty that lies closer to home. A new year staycation in the New Forest allows you to indulge your wanderlust without the stress and expense of international travel. Discover hidden gems, charming villages, and quaint country pubs that you never knew existed. Spend your days exploring the forest’s wild beauty, stumbling upon secret clearings and stumbling streams, and encounter the New Forest ponies that roam freely. It’s an opportunity to fall in love with the wonders that surround us in our own backyard and to appreciate the treasures that are right on our doorstep.

Valentine’s Day: A Romantic Escape

Let’s not forget that February brings Valentine’s Day, the perfect occasion to treat your loved one to a romantic break. Imagine whisking away your partner to the New Forest for a weekend of relaxation, connection, and pampering. Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa in the heart of the New Forest is the ideal destination for a Valentine’s retreat. Enjoy luxurious accommodation, indulge in delectable meals at our award-winning flagship restaurant Cambium, and let your worries melt away with a couples’ spa treatment at our world-class Thai spa, SenSpa. It’s a chance to show your loved one how much they mean to you and to create treasured memories that will last a lifetime.

A Digital Detox: Unplug and Recharge

In our modern lives, we are constantly bombarded by alerts, notifications, and the pressure to always be available and connected. It can be exhausting. Our seasonal break package, Hide & Sleep, offers the perfect opportunity to unplug and recharge. Take a break from your screens, silence your phone, and allow yourself to truly disconnect from the digital world. Instead, immerse yourself in the simple pleasures of life – long walks in nature, cosy fireside chats, and meaningful conversations with your fellow retreat guests (should you decide to bring a loved one along!). Rediscover the joy of being present in the moment, without the distractions of technology pulling you away.

Indulge in a Spa Break: Nourish Your Body and Soul

Last but certainly not least, a spa break in the New Forest can be the ultimate treat for your body and soul. At Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa we offer a range of spa break packages and spa day deals that are designed to nourish, rejuvenate, and pamper you from head to toe. Take advantage of the luxurious facilities, including the state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool, soothing thermal rooms, and invigorating experience showers. Sink into a world of serenity as skilled therapists put their expertise to work, easing away any tensions or stresses. Whether you opt for a revitalising massage, a renewing facial, or a blissful body wrap, you’ll emerge feeling refreshed and renewed.


It’s time to embrace the magic of a new year retreat and discover the wonders that the New Forest has to offer. So, go ahead, book your escape, and create a year filled with wellbeing, adventure, and unforgettable memories. Unwind, rejuvenate, reconnect, and nourish your mind, body, and soul with a New Forest retreat at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa. Book today and take the first step towards a year of wanderlust and wellness.