Retreat

woodlandbee on a flowerSiren offers lovely accommodation in rural Herefordshire to keen naturalists, biologists or others interested in conservation and the environment. The house overlooks a large lake which is managed as a Nature reserve. It sits in a wood much of which is open to the public. When it snows, the prints of many of the UK’s mammal species appear in the garden including otter, mink, fox, badger, stoat, muntjac and fallow deer! This is truly a tranquil rural idyll and deep peace can be found here. The Siren library is open to guests, and includes a wide range of books on conservation, including many field guides, books on natural horsemanship, the fox hunting debate, other aspects of animal welfare, African conservation, Spain and migratory birds. Evolution, Ethology, and Nature in Art. There are also many novels and poetry books.

There is a kitchen/dining and sitting room with a wood burning stove, oak floorboards and large, glazed doors with views of the lake. The decking area outside has fabulous views over the lake, and guests can use the garden. This part of the house is permanently a holiday let with one double ensuite bedroom, with small bath and shower.

Part of the house is a family home, and you must be tolerant of children playing outside and animals wandering about, including Chalky the donkey! Chalky is lovely with children and by arrangement can be groomed and ridden (by children under 7 years old).

 

workshop in the woods

The house is open to larger groups of people, specifically if their organisation has a charitable or social benefit objective. This would include those working in caring professions, environmental work, addressing issues of racism or injustice, or ethical businesses.

 

If you are interested in booking accomodation or using the house to host a workshop or retreat, please contact us with your ideas on the form below. Each approach will be discussed and dealt with individually. There is room for up to twenty camping and the house has up to seven bedrooms. Group retreats will be hosted by Siren founder Sasha Norris. A paved courtyard with firebowl, gas barbecue, and a large library/sitting room are ideal for small groups (up to twelve) to hold discussions or classes.

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