'I have recently had the pleasure of taking a workshop in the delightful surroundings of Wild Thyme Organic Farm and Eco-holiday Centre. The centre is run by Claire and Chris, a wonderful, easy going couple who are passionate about their superb centre and what they have to offer...' Joanne McMillan, Aug 2012
Wild Thyme is a wonderful place for spiritual and artistic retreats. It is possible to hire Wild Thyme as a venue at a very reasonable cost to run an event, activity holiday or course in a peaceful setting. With accommodation for up to 7 people, it is an ideal location for intimate groups practicing yoga, meditation, healing, personal development, arts and crafts workshops. For larger groups, we can find extra accommodation in the village. If you book early, there are cheap flights available to Varna (2 hours away) and Bucharest (3 hours) we can arrange airport transfer from there.
Running a Workshop or Event
'Claire and Chris made me feel so welcome, like a member of their family and they are so helpful and organised. In other words they made it really easy and enjoyable to run a workshop there. The centre itself is set in the lovely village of Palamartsa deep in rural Bulgaria. It is so peaceful and perfect for just getting away from it all for you and your workshop participants.' Joanne, Facilitator, Aug 2012
If you are looking for an eco friendly, intimate venue for hosting a celebration, facilitating a workshop or running a course, you can rent Wild Thyme with its eco-cottage, private garden, practice room in a converted barn and therapy room.
'As Claire and Chris have rooms available and can provide delicious meals it really is a complete package. The centre cannot accommodate large numbers but I think this is part of its charm. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to organise a workshop or class especially if you want to be really well looked after and experience the complete eco friendly way of life.' Joanne McMillan, Workshop facilitator, Spiritual Intuitive & Teacher
Here you'll find:
- Comfortable spacious twin share or double accommodation for up to 7 people
- Peaceful, beautiful rural setting
- Large garden with shady trees, hammock, fire circle & secluded corners
- Outdoor shady space for group activities
- Practice space in open-air barn with wooden floor, opening onto shady brick paved terrace
- Fully equipped with mats, rugs, meditation cushions, straps
- Use of audio visual equipment
- Massage bed
- Delicious meals from our own organic farm produce (seasonal)
- Located on edge of village with access to a number of self guided walks (maps provided)
- Film night, either open-air or in the barn
- Guided local walk
- Garden tour and activities, eg collecting eggs, milking the goat, walking the goats
- Advertising on our facebook page and website, if desired
We cook mainly vegetarian food with meat on one or two days. If you would like an only vegetarian menu for the period of your stay, please let us know.
Based on our experience, we can help design a programme to incorporate activities on the farm, in the village and in the wider area. This includes an experience masseuse to come and provide massages; a night out at a restaurant in Popovo; and a night of music, singing and Bulgarian food in the village.
There is twin share or double accommodation with shared bathrooms for 7 people in our solar powered eco-accommodation.
'Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. After a difficult few months a stay in your little slice of paradise was exactly what we needed. Batteries are thoroughly recharged and epiphanies reached. New skills learned and new friends made. You've really created something special here.' Alex & Amy, Sheffield, 2013
The open-air practice room, measuring 6m x 10m, overlooks the garden. Depending on your needs, the practice room can be furnished, equipped with tables for activities or cleared for use as a practice space.
The Therapy Room is a beautiful peaceful space with mud-plastered walls finished with local clay paint. It is located in the main farmhouse.
There is also also a library with an extensive collection of books on gardening, eco-building and spirituality.
In the garden, there is a lawn, fire circle for night time gatherings, a hammock, BBQ area and terrace and lots of private areas for meditation.
Wild Thyme eco-retreat includes use of a fully equipped kitchen and dining area for self catering or we can cater. We try to use as much of our own seasonal produce as possible.
Breakfast - self service buffet including meusli, home made yoghurt, fresh goat & cow's milk, fruit, our own goat's cheese, home made bread, cooked breakfast, Wild Thyme jams, chutney, pickles, selection of teas and freshly brewed coffee.
Lunch - self service salads, soup and bread and sandwiches
Dinner - two courses made from seasonal produce from the garden and organic meat from the farm. One evening we will serve a traditional Bulgarian meal cooked by an excellent local cook. There is also the option to have a meal at a local restaurant. Guests provide their own alcohol.
Sample dinner menu
Starter: Selection of home made salsa, humus and tapas served with fresh bread
Dessert: Summer berry crumble & cream
Main: Ricotta, tumeric & cherry tomato tartlets served with couscous & salad
Home to Churchill's favourite wine,Bulgaria produces some excellent wines. With advance notice, we can supply some for your group.