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Findhorn Retreats at The Park – Dianne’s

Welcome to Dianne’s

A charming bungalow located close to the famous The Original Park Pottery, Findhorn Flower Essences and the weaving studios, and just a short walk into tranquil pine forests. From there you can walk through the dunelands to stunning Findhorn beach, or follow the Moray Coastal Trail to Roseisle and Burghead. It is also a short walk from the iconic Universal Hall and Phoenix cafe. Book Now

A little about Dianne’s…

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Bedroom

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Living Area

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Kitchen

Sleeps 6 – Pet friendly for Dogs

  • 1 x double bedroom
  • 4 x single bedrooms
  • 1 x shower room and wc
  • 1 x separate wc
  • 1 x Open plan kitchen, dining and living area

Built in the 1970s this charming pale green bungalow was named after its first occupant Dianne and is situated in the Pineridge neighbourhood opposite the famous Findhorn Flower Essences. In the 1970s a newly thriving Findhorn community of young Californians and a group of artists arrived into the community and set about making the art studios. The Original Park Pottery and weaving studios – also situated opposite Dianne’s – are still going strong and open to the public when regulations allow.

With its own cottage style entrance and front garden, this cosy bungalow gives way to a surprisingly spacious interior.

The kitchen leads into an open plan living and dining area furnished with comfy armchairs, sofa and coffee table perfect for unwinding and relaxing. A dining space is provided for with a stylish pine picnic table suitable for eating or journalling.

The lounge and bedrooms are carpeted for a warm and cosy feel and the bedrooms are simply furnished with pine wooden bedsteads.

This bungalow also has a front garden perfect for contemplation and enjoying the warmer spring and summer Findhorn sunshine. It is situated just a short walk from the peaceful pine forests, dunelands and serene, white beaches of the Moray Firth.

Dianne’s is offered on a Self-Catering basis

Prices Include:

  • All bed linen
  • Fresh towels
  • Central Heating and hot water from gas combi boiler
  • Electricity (powered by windmills)/Gas
  • WiFi access

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Retreat Information

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Nature Sanctuary

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Cullerne Garden

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Flower Garden

Arrival and Departure Times

You are welcome to arrive between 16.00 and 17.00 on the day of your retreat. Guests expecting to arrive after 17.00 must notify the office of their expected time of arrival. The latest time of arrival is 20.00 (by prior arrangement). After registering and signing in, we’ll take you to your booked accommodation.

Please leave by 09.30 on the day of your departure.

What can I expect from my Retreat?

Findhorn Retreats are an opportunity to stay on our site at The Park, Findhorn, home of the Findhorn Foundation. There is no schedule imposed and guests are free to use their time here as they wish. Spend time in peaceful contemplation or meditation in the tranquil and picturesque Original Garden close to the caravan where the founders Eileen, Peter and Dorothy lived and to the site where Main Park Sanctuary had been. Walks on the beach and in the woods around The Park offer an opportunity to deepen your connection with nature. Or you can choose to spend your mornings practising ‘work is love in action’ in our gardens at The Park or Cullerne vegetable gardens.

What else is there to take part in?

You may opt in to as many Findhorn Foundation or community initiatives as are available* at the time such as:

  • Community meditations (held online)
  • Taize singing (online)
  • Take-away meals from the local cafes on The Park
  • Spending time practising the art of ‘work is love in action’ in our gardens at The Park or at Cullerne, our vegetable gardens (an additional fee per adult per morning applies)
  • Self-Guided Tour of The Park using guide books available from The Phoenix shop

If you feel you want some company, you can enjoy the community atmosphere while enjoying a coffee or a meal at the Phoenix Cafe, situated at the beautiful Universal Hall. You may also be able to take part in a variety of ecovillage community events, dependent on Covid regulations at time of arrival or simply take your time soaking up the sacredness of the land, enjoying the powerful container of this transformational field and enjoying the ‘magic of Findhorn’.

*All activities are subject to current Covid-19 regulations and may be replaced by online Zoom participation as necessary.Current online activities may be moved to in person activities once regulations allow. Groups allowed to stay in the same self-catering property are restricted in line with Scottish Government regulations on indoor/outdoor gatherings at the time of your booking/arrival. We apologise that currently we can only accept bookings from within mainland Britain in line with local restrictions.

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Local Attractions

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Findhorn Bay

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Stop Worrying Sign

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Findhorn Ecovillage

Take a stroll into Findhorn Bay and the picturesque village of Findhorn to enjoy a coffee and a sweet treat. There is an organic cafe, two pubs, and several other eateries, as well as watersports and restaurant at the Findhorn Marina.

Enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding pine forests or take a short walk through dunelands scattered with gorse and heather to the white sandy beaches of the beautiful Moray coastline where seals and even the occasional dolphin can be spotted.

The area is perfect for cycling and if you’ve arrived by or hired a car for your travels the magnificent Cairngorms national park and mountains of the Highlands are just under an hour’s drive away.

However, you spend your time on your Findhorn Retreat, we hope you enjoy it!

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prices from £93 per night – minimum stay 5 nights (click on the required dates for pricing)

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How to get to Findhorn

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