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Be Still and Know - gate to Original Garden at the Findhorn Foundation

Create your own Retreat at The Park

Pause, rest, repeat… Here is a way to design your own private retreat in this beautiful place – with as many or as few activities as you choose – while being nourished by the peace and energy of this sacred land and transformational field.

The Park has been a place of spiritual inspiration for almost six decades, going back to 1962 when the Community’s co-founders, Eileen Caddy, Peter Caddy and Dorothy Maclean arrived in what was a pretty bleak caravan park. They followed their inner guidance, trust in spirit, and the willingness to act on a vision for building a new world. Others came to join them and soon a vibrant spiritual community emerged.

It’s a fascinating story and you can still visit their caravan, set in the Original Garden, where it all began.

Today the Findhorn Foundation and community remains a pioneering centre for lifelong learning and demonstrating consciousness in everyday life. The founding principles of inner listening, co-creation with the intelligence of nature and work as love in action have inspired countless authors, activists, changemakers, spiritual teachers and leaders including Robert Holden, Caroline Myss, Charles Eisenstein, Joanna Macy and countless more.

Create your own personal retreat, choosing from a variety of accommodation options dotted around The Park, which is on the edge of beautiful woodland and ancient dunes, and just a 15-minute walk to the sea. The land invites you to wander freely, unwinding as you connect with nature. Book your spiritual practice of ‘Love in Action’ in the gardens and create your own daily rhythm. Participate in community practices of Taize singing and daily meditations.

There is no schedule imposed – although there is plenty to do, you are free to use your time here as you wish. Come on your own for quiet contemplation, or with family or friends for close time together. We look forward to seeing you!

Please note: Bookings are taken for an entire accommodation – so whether you book for a group or just for yourself, you book the whole accommodation.

Your time is entirely your own – there are no schedules. Enjoy the peace of simply connecting with the magic of Findhorn, or see the various things to do  while you’re here, from meditation and guided walks for connection with nature, to performances in the Universal Hall.
You’re free – join in as much or as little as you choose.

There are many ways to experience our three spiritual practices. Spend time in peaceful contemplation, doing some inner listening in the tranquil Original Garden close to the caravan where our founders, Eileen, Peter and Dorothy, first lived.

Walks on the beach and in the woods around The Park offer an opportunity to deepen your connection with the intelligence of nature, or you can choose to spend a morning or two practising work as love in action in our gardens at The Park or Cullerne.

There is also meditation every morning and Taize singing four times a week. Here’s a round-up of what’s on.

Beyond The Park

Findhorn village at the mouth of the bay is a short walk away through the forest and dunes – it has a fascinating history going back to the 17th Century. Enjoy the pubs, cafes,  water sports and heritage attractions in the village or simply sit on the quay to and enjoy the sunsets.

The stunning Moray Coastline is one of the UK’s best-kept secrets. Explore numerous little fishing villages, have Cullen Skink (a delicious creamy soup) in Cullen, and visit the dolphin centre just up the coast. Moray is also the heart of the whisky industry, with some of Scotland’s most famous distilleries nearby.

The beautiful Findhorn River and woodland walks are just a short drive away, while the outdoor adventure hub of Aviemore and the majestic mountains of the Cairngorms National Park are about an hour and a half by car.

 

Arrivals

Check in is between 16.00 and 17.00 on the start day of your retreat. Late check ins are by prior-arrangement only, with the latest check in time of 20.00. After registering and signing in, we’ll take you to your booked accommodation.

Visitors are required to wear a mask when registering and complete a short track and trace form for themselves and their party. These forms are kept for 21 days and are then confidentially shredded.

We will take a copy of your passport/visa for overseas guests – more information about visas and passports.

Departures

Please leave your accommodation by 09.30 on the day of your departure.

Prior to departing we also kindly ask you to comply with the following procedures:

  • All beds are stripped and bedding placed in the bags provided.
  • Bath mat, towels and kitchen cloths to be placed into the bags provided
  • Ensure all foodstuffs are removed and all bins are emptied and disposed of appropriately.
  • Please open all windows before leaving your accommodation.

All of our accommodation is cleaned to a high standard. Our homecare team is working extremely hard to deliver a high standard of cleanliness to ensure the safety of all our guests. Your carrying out of the above request is greatly appreciated by them.

Availability of properties

 

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Westwood

Sleeps 4
Set near the contemplation garden on the former CC site, and close to the iconic Original Garden and caravan, Westwood is a modern eco-home with a decked garden area and light-filled sunroom – perfect for a peaceful self-styled retreat.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • Open-plan kitchen and living area
  • Dining/sunroom area
  • Shared shower room and WC
  • Entrance area
  • Decking area
Sitting room with chairs in Genesis - Findhorn Foundation accommodation in The Park

Genesis

Sleeps 6 – dogs welcome
Enjoy a slice of history and an authentic Findhorn Foundation experience living in this bungalow that once was home to the original founders of the community, Eileen and Peter Caddy, and their family. It’s conveniently located near the Phoenix community shop, easy access parking bays and close to the iconic Universal Hall and Phoenix Cafe.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 4 single bedrooms
  • Lounge and dining area
  • Kitchen
  • 1 shower room and WC
  • 1 separate WC
  • Entrance area
  • Private patio area

Bunkhouse

Sleeps 4
The Bunkhouse is a contemporary and stylish wood-panelled cabin with outdoor decking right on the Village Green at the heart of The Park.

  • 4 single bedrooms
  • 2 shower rooms with WC
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining and living area
  • Entrance area
  • Located just off the Village Green
Dining table and bench in the sitting room at Dianne's with yellow daffodil flowers - accommodation on The Park at the Findhorn Foundation

Dianne’s

Sleeps 6 – dogs welcome
A charming bungalow near the famous Findhorn Flower Essences, the Original Park Pottery and weaving studios of The Park. Dianne’s is just a short walk from tranquil pine forests, dunelands and the stunning Moray coastline.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 4 single bedrooms
  • 1 shower room and WC
  • 1 separate WC
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining and living area
Outside view of Clearwater - accommodation on The Park at the Findhorn Foundation

Clearwater

Sleeps 7
One of the Findhorn Foundation’s newest and most elegant guest accommodations, light and spacious Clearwater is opposite the contemplation garden on the site of the former Community Centre, and close to the iconic Original Garden and caravan.

  • 1 double bed with en-suite
  • 1 single room with en-suite
  • 2 twin rooms with en-suite
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining and living area
  • Decked terrace
  • Garden area with pond (not suitable for toddlers and young children)
Cornerstone - accommodation at the Findhorn Foundation

Cornerstone

Sleeps 6
Cornerstone is the former home of Eileen Caddy, one of the co-founders of the Findhorn Foundation and community. One of The Park’s first ecohouses, it was built for Eileen by her sons, David and Jonathan, in 1990.

Cornerstone is a cosy double-storey home, right next to the  contemplation garden on the site of the former Community Centre, and close to the iconic Original Garden and caravan.

  • 1 double bedroom with an extra single bed
  • En-suite bathroom with a shower over bath
  • 1 triple room
  • Additional shower room
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining room
  • Lounge opening out to a small enclosed garden.
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