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Forest Wood Fired Sauna and River Swim

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Forest Wood Fired Sauna and River Swim

24 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
swimming

Forest Wood Fired Sauna and River Swim

swimming

Forest Wood Fired Sauna and River Swim

24 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The ultimate experience in body detox, purification and well being. Guests shall meet at topsham bridge TQ74DR near loddiswell. One hour prior to meeting i will have prepared the sauna and the lighting around the swimming and plunge pool area ready for immediate use. For the best sauna effect our Narvia 14kw heater is fuelled by kiln dried logs which are provided as part of the package. On meeting i shall complete a safety brief on how to get the most out of the whole sauna and cold water river swim / bathing experience. Ie operation of the sauna, sauna and swim multiple entries and resting periods. Map of the swim pool depth and safe resting areas etc. Non swimmers are more than welcome as the river is very sandy and shallow in places around the plunge pool, so bathers can still enter the water safely without having to swim. Next we shall drive to the forest location to start the wood fired sauna experience and bathe / swim right on the River Avon. This activity as described and instructed usually lasts around 2-2 1/2 hours. Couples or groups who want to hire out the sauna and river swim area for private functions can do so simply by messaging me direct or hitting the private group icon. The cost to hire out the experience is 250GBP for a 3 hour period and a bottle of champagne is included in the price. A great experience for couples who want intimacy.

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Learn more about Charles

Charles

I own, manage & run the wildswim2sauna retreat which specializes in all inclusive weekend wild swimming & wellbeing activities. In my younger years some people used to call me the wild man of borneo. Maybe thats because my work in the oil business has taken me to many remote locations in the world. One thing is for certain and that is i love alfresco living and working in nature. Over the last several years i have as part of my daily lifestyle routine added traditional Finnish wood fired saunas followed by cold river plunging / bathing particularly at night into my life. The sauna and river plunge experience takes 2 hours and i complete this exercise 3-5 times per week. The health benefits i have experienced are truely amazing. At 53 years old my pulse rate has dropped to 44bpm. My blood pressure is 120/80.

What's included

Drinks
Fresh drinking water and water for the sauna heater will be provided
Equipment
Torches and outside lighting equipment Kiln dried logs for the sauna will be provided free of charge

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Where you'll be

The Yeo farm estate is situated deep in the Avon Valley near Loddiswell. It is a nature lovers paradise covering 112 acres of ancient woodlands and meadows. The estate runs from topsham bridge right into Storridge woods and for 1.5 miles along the River Avon and the old Primrose railway line. The sauna is located at Mackay’s pool, a large privately owned and secluded natural deep running pool surrounded by ancient wood lands and tall oaks.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Guests should be able to swim and be in good health No drinking alcohol or recreational drugs allowed

What to bring

Wet suit boots or flip flops

More tips

Its great fun to sauna and bathe at night I am flexible on times to commence the experience, just let me know the time and i will accommodate you.

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Forest Wood Fired Sauna and River Swim
24 reviews
From ₹4,459/person
24 reviews
From ₹4,459/person