Nestled in amongst the oak woodlands and farmlands of Weare Giffard on the River Torridge, in the heart of North Devon, Hadlow strikes the perfect feeling of 'getting away from it all' without really going that far. With links to the South West Coast Path, the Tarka Trail, Exmoor and Dartmoor, Hadlow provides the ideal resting place for walking holidays, yoga retreats, and family breaks, as well as being a great space to host events. In close proximity to North Devon's stunning beaches it is also perfect for those just wishing to 'sit' and take in some beautiful views.
Formerly a fully functioning double lime kiln dating back to the late 1700s Hadlow has evolved over the years to become a beautiful home to Ian and Chloe Gibb. The Lime Kilns have since been renovated to create accommodation with a real difference, 4 bedrooms (9/10 beds) set around a 3 storey greenery; all set in 2 acres of tranquil garden on the River Torridge. Fitted with solar panels and already benefitting from its own water supply, Hadlow is well on the way to becoming 'off grid'.
Chloe practiced meditation and yoga for 20 years before finally qualifying as a yoga teacher in 2014 with further training in counselling studies and massage therapy, the creation of Hadlow brings to fruition her long held dream of creating a place of sanctuary.
Chloe runs yoga classes for staff and students in local schools to promote wellbeing, her approach is to focus on finding comfort in the mind and body, essentially 'coming back to the self'. She further embodies this philosophy through practices such as meditation, chanting, 5 Rhythms dancing and skating.
A true nature lover Chloe keeps her green fingers busy tending their small army of house plants, She loves spending time in the great outdoors on long walks or out somewhere with the spaniels, and also as a budding gardener.
Raised on a Dartmoor farm Ian has never lost his love of the open moor. Having completed Ten Tors himself in the '80's he now volunteers at the local school to support the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and Ten Tors Challenge. Recently qualifying as a South West Moorland Leader he now runs 'Walking Devon' set up to support others in their love of walking.
Ian has spent most of his career managing farms on Dartmoor, Exmoor and in the local area which combined with an extensive knowledge in local history and geography, has made him a very handy man to have on guided walks. With garden design very much in his genes Ian spends much of his time developing and landscaping the Hadlow gardens, while winters evenings are usually spent by the wood burner with a glass of red or trying to stay fit playing badminton, now that his rugby days are safely behind him.
"We are creating the life we love at Hadlow, doing all the things we love in a place we love. A little piece of sanctuary that is brought to life by people coming to enjoy the space as we do."
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