spa facilities and no televisions (but free
WiFi), the intention is to create
luxury Bed and Breakfast experience that
stands apart from convention.
holistic therapists here are all highly
qualified and talented at what they do.
Hopefully, you will sleep very well and in
great comfort after a treatment.
not necessary to be a hotel guest to enjoy
a treatment, non residents are welcome
via prior appointment. If you are staying,
massage or any of our other therapies can
be booked in your room or the dedicated therapy
room. Please view the therapies page
for further information.
reference to sleeping well, the
beds in particular are also of the highest
quality. They are far beyond the
quality of what you might expect in an
average B&B. One of the most frequently asked
did you buy
Cloudesley is also a specialist establishment
to special diets
but a place where advice on diet and
nutrition is freely available and freely
Gluten, sugar, yeast and
diets are always available. There is
of course, also a conventional menu for those
who simply enjoy good
food and we are not afraid to experiment
and to try out bold and new culinary
ideas. Our special omelets with
and Armagnac are becoming quite popular.
don't use microwaves and only Himalayan crystal
salt is used for cooking, and our ingredients
are as fresh and organic as possible. When
in season, fresh fruit, berries and herbs
local orchards and growers.
good weather the patio is a wonderful sun trap
at breakfast time but we now also offer a limited
dinner menu. You are welcome to invite friends
for drinks and snacks in one of the two reception
rooms, or for lunch or dinner in the dining room.
An alcohol licence with food for up to 40 non-resident
guests makes The Cloudesley suitable for business
functions, events and special occasions. If you
book all rooms, including bedrooms, up to 50
people can be catered for.
art, gardening and photography books, scattered
in all the guest rooms and the drawing rooms,
are the collection of a lifetime.
review the visitor
attractions page for local vineyards,
gardens, castles and other things to do and
places to visit in and around the local area.
further information on other facilities,
please view the facilities
Cloudesley ethos is to seek better ways to
protect the environment whilst looking for
means to reduce energy consumption. Three
large solar panels on the roof substantially
cut down on natural gas usage, bringing hot
water to the showers.
laundry is undertaken with 'eco balls' that
cost about £30 and last up to 1000
washes. They work via aionic surfactants,
negating the need for vast quantities of
washing powder, while reducing pollution
to the water system. Other kitchen and household
cleaning materials are free of harmful chemicals
and toxins, the use of which we try to keep
to an absolute minimum.
available, also, are selections of fluoride-free
toothpastes for those who are aware of the
dangers of fluoride, as found in conventional
toothpastes. If, however, as our guests,
you insist on traditional fluoride toothpaste,
we will nevertheless supply it for your room
but you should know that fluoride toxicity
is not only cumulative but destroys collagen.
Collagen is an essential component of skin,
muscle and ligaments. In the longer term,
fluoride accumulation can also destroy bone
and thus could be a contributing factor to
arthritis. On skin, it can cause premature
further information on toxins we try to avoid,
please review my essay on diet
and arthritis (which,
while targeted at those who suffer from arthritis,
could be equally applied
to sufferers of diabetes and other ailments.
and shampoos in the rooms are SLS and paraben
free. These substances, like fluoride, are
also carcinogenic and have long-term adverse
effects on the body. We are trying to rid
or severely limit our use of these additives.
for food, all efforts are being made to find
local suppliers for fresh fruit and vegetables,
quality meats and poultry. As far as possible,
produce bought is organic and pesticide free.
than using pesticides in the garden,
hot cayenne pepper mixed with 5% spent
cooking oil and liquid soap in water
has been a highly effective deterrent
slugs and snails.
rubbed around stems and even the
pots of favorite plants, the raw chillie
itself is an equally effective pest deterrent.
(Not a good idea to rub your eyes after
garden is not simply a place for pleasure
but experimentation with planting and food
production, as far as possible working with
nature rather than against her. Wildflowers
and weeds are allowed space here and there,
encouraging beneficial insects and a natural
Change, however, is another matter: Please
CHANGE: THE CLOUDESLEY AND THE ENVIRONMENT