Dawson have set up Ashande Retreat with today's busy pace of life in
Barbara and Sue have transformed a barn on their 15-acre Clark Road
property on Double Hill near Waitati into a comfortable B&B. "If you
want to be completeley looked after we can offer you a package deal,"
said Sue, "but if you want to be undisturbed, we have a self-contained
The retreat is set in native bush supporting kereru, parrots, tui,
bellbirds, hawks and fantails. It differs from typical B&Bs: "We want
people to have time to themselves, to nurture, unwind and be with
mother nature," Barbara explained. This provides seclusion for a
couple, a mother bonding with a new-born child or room for 1-2
individuals seeking a restful time.
The Retreat provides personal needs other than accommodation: healing
packages will be available, drawing on Barbara's skills as a Homeopath
and Shamanic Facilitator - skills which will also be available to
locals at Barbara's weekly clinics.
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