Join us in a weekend break

Where cosy, warm simplicity is the order of the day


Get back to basics with good food, creative pursuits and wellbeing activities all provided for you

Make way for you

Understated 4 star luxury

Set in the heart of Kent, just outside Canterbury

The Dower House

at Knowlton Court, Canterbury


“The word ‘Lagom’ is Swedish but the concept itself is universally Nordic,” Bronte says. “It means not too much, not too little – just right. And it applies to absolutely everything, from coffee to sweets to clothing to the car and the weather.”

Here at Liberty Wellbeing we believe in giving you not only exceptional value for money, but also offering interesting, thought provoking experiences combining wellbeing, positive physical aspects of health as well as pursuits that keep you happy. This October sees our first ever residential retreat and we truly think we’ve come up with something extra special.

This retreat will offer you the opportunity to be part of an intimate weekend amongst friends and people just like you. Nourish your soul with simple wholesome food, tai chi, qi gong, yoga, board games and crafts providing you with just the right amount of peace and activity.

Put down the busy and reconnect with how much you need. Not too much and not too little. We’ll have time for joining in and sharing together as a group as well as moments of solitude if you wish. Find a reading nook in a window seat, a peaceful part of the garden or snuggle down in one of the armchairs with a throw on your lap. Let Jennie and her team provide you with a warm and cosy setting, whilst sharing in the simple joys of being together, away from the hub-bub of modern life and getting back to past times that bring us peace.


We have different levels of accommodation to suit your needs and  budget perfectly. You can choose to share a room with a friend, or we can pair you up with a new buddy you’ve not yet met. For that touch of luxury you might prefer a whole room to yourself in which case we have our platinum level for you – a double bed all to yourself and an en-suite bathroom/shower.


Our next retreat will be on Friday 20th October 2017 until Sunday 22nd October. Retreatants have the option to pay a supplement of £50 to stay over the Sunday evening too where you will have the whole house to yourselves. Arrival time is 5pm on Friday and departure is around 4:30pm on Sunday.


Our retreats are held at The Dower House, Knowlton Court which is a charming Grade II listed Elizabethan Dower House is set in its own expanse of private gardens, including tennis court. The Dower House sits amid the woods of Knowlton Estate with magnificent views of the parkland. It has been lovingly renovated and restored to a level of understated elegance and comfort.

For your sat nav: Knowlton Court, Canterbury CT3 1PT.You can view their website too by clicking here.

Food & Drink

The cost of your retreat includes all your food and beverages such as tea, coffee and squash etc. We will not be serving alcohol and whilst you are at liberty to bring your own, most retreatants prefer to have an alcohol-free experience.

Call to book

Call and speak to Jennie to arrange your specific requirements.

01233 650932


17:00 Arrival & welcome
18:00 Tea
19:30 Guided Meditation and Talk from Jennie
21:00 Hot chocolate, reading or bed


06:30 Meditation
07:00 Breakfast
08:30 Vinyasa Flow Yoga
09:30 Silent Walk
10:30 Bread making with Living Unplugged
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Tai Chi
15:30 Yoga
16:30 Board games
18:00 Tea
19:30 Crochet & Knitting Class from Emporia Fabric and Craft
21:30 Hot chocolate, reading or bed


06:30 Meditation
07:30 Breakfast
08:30 Qi Gong
09:30 Silent Walk
10:30 Candle Making Workshop
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Popcorn and movie
16:30 Departure

Early Bird Prices

Here at Liberty Wellbeing we pride ourselves on giving our students exceptionally good value for money. We have different pricing structures to suit all budgets and can also offer you easy instalments to spread the cost of your time spent with us. Prices will increase on 28th May 2017.

Silver *

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  • All classes/talks/activities
  • All food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Option to pay supplement for an extra night
  • Single/Twin beds
  • Instalment option
  • Based on more than one person sharing
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Single occupancy


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  • All classes/talks/activities
  • All food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Option to pay supplement for an extra night
  • Double bed
  • Instalment option
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Single occupancy
  • Our Silver Level accommodation comprises a triple bedroom and a twin bedroom both of which have restricted height/access. Quirky but fun! Please enquire for further details.
What if my family need to contact me?
There is wifi connection and a phone signal at The Dower House so there is no need to feel isolated from your loved ones should an emergency occur.
I have dietary requirements, will I be able to eat the food?

All the food will be prepared by ourselves and we make every effort to provide a clean and healthy vegetarian diet which suits everyone. Please let us know of any special requirements you have. There will be opportunity for you to let us know any special requirements you have on the booking form.

Do I have to share a bed with a total stranger?

No! That would be too weird! If you’re booking place just of yourself, then we will allocate you a twin room which you will share with someone you don’t know. Silver Level rooms have a triple available too. If you don’t want to share at all, you can opt for the Platinum level (limited availability). If you’re booking as part of a couple let us know though so we can allocate a double bed.

I have mobility issues, will I be able to come along?

Yes indeed! There is one room on the ground floor which is Gold Level. Please let us know at the point of booking if you would like this room. All the activities will be suitable for those with limited mobility.

Terms and Conditions
  • All balances are due by 21st July.
  • A non refundable deposit of £50 is required to book.
  • Prices shown are early bird prices. After 28th May prices will increase.
  • Instalments options are available. Early bird prices in instalments must be completed by 28th May after which instalments will be increased to reflect the higher price.
  • For our full terms and conditions please click here.
Can my daughter come along too?

Yes of course, providing she is over 18 she’d be very welcome.

Do I have to take part in all the activities?

No not at all. The activities are all optional and you can do as many or as few of them as you like.

What if I have leave early/arrive late?

We know that sometimes life gets in the way. Let us know if you have to leave or arrive at different time to the others, but it won’t generally affect your retreat experience.

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