About Bedgebury Park

country estate

Dedicated to your peace of mind

Bedgebury Park is a country estate located in the heart of the Kent countryside.

Encompassing 12 acres of beautiful English woodland, Bedgebury is a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The estate is adjacent to the renowned Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest.

The picturesque estate has properties available to rent, forest yoga, a wellness retreat and plenty of space to unwind and relax.

Our country park is a great place to stay in Kent. If you are someone who loves self catering holidays and wants the whole house to yourself, then our farmhouse is a great choice.

Alternatively, if you looking for something small and cosy then why not try one of our luxury lodges? All our holiday lodges are self contained with their own private entrance and private garden out front.

The Bedgebury Park country estate is also a holistic retreat.

The owner

Gabriella Atkinson, owner of Bedgebury Park Holiday Accommodation and Wellness retreat.

This picturesque and tranquil land is owned and operated by Gabriella Atkinson, who purchased her section in December 2009. At the time it included parkland and equestrian facilities. Gabriella grew up in the hotel and hospitality industry and it was always her dream to build a tourism business centred around horses and holiday accommodation.

Managing such a huge area of parkland soon became too much, so much of it was sold off in 2020.

Running the equestrian centre, although great fun, was also very stressful. The stress would have consumed her if not for the ability to wander off into her woodland estate and indulge herself in forest bathing and yoga. This not only helped to de-stress, but also clear her mind and focus on what is important in life.  

As her life took a more holistic direction, after deciding to sell the parkland, she has put more focus on the luxury accommodation side of things, and expanded her wellness and holistic services.

A new direction

Currently, Bedgebury offers one beautifully restored farmhouse which can accommodate up to 10 people in five bedrooms. Additionally, the cabins, which were once used to accommodate guests of the equestrian centres, are now being turned into luxury holiday lodges. The first one, Oak Lodge, is available to let. Others will be opening soon.

“I want to share the magic of Bedgebury Park with those who need to reset and savour the beautiful, natural world we live in. I can bring joy, happiness, and my time experience and companionship, to re-connect, have fun and quite simply, escape!”

Gabriella

Bedgebury is now a wellness and holistic retreat. Gabriella is a qualified yoga teacher, having completed 200 hours of teacher training in Sivananda Yoga in 2018. She has also trained in Thai Yoga Massage (a therapeutic style of massage combining manipulation techniques assisted with yoga postures, breathing and meditation) and has a Level 1 certificate in Massage Therapy from the Ayurvadic Institute UK.

Holistic /
Wellness Retreat

“Sometimes we just need a little distance from our everyday lives. Time away, even for a few hours, can make the world of difference.”

Gabriella

Experience Days

Bedgebury Park Wellness retreat.

The Bedgebury woodland retreat offers the perfect surroundings to spend the day unwinding from the stress and chaos of everyday modern life.

Gabriella offers ‘Experience Days’ hosted by herself and aimed at women, men and couples yearning for a break from their daily routine to unwind and re-energise.

A carefully curated package includes a day of gentle, therapeutic exercise with woodland walks and yoga, conversation and companionship, nutritious food and creative therapy to help nourish the body and soul to leave you feeling refreshed and reinvigorated.