• Come and Stay

    Create your own retreat at The Tallow Factory with optional yoga and meditation classes, walking, kayaking, paddle boarding and cycling


    Our beautiful Tudor candle factory is now available to rent at weekends and during peak holiday season, sleeping 8-10 with private parking for 3 vehicles.


    Our nEXT day RETREAT IS for Beltane on Sunday 7 may, and guests are welcome to Book the house from friday to Sunday and join the retreat on their last day.



    View our Airbnb Listing here 

    For larger group retreat enquiries please contact lou directly on +44(0)7947 438430.

    The Tallow Factory

    whole house Available at weekends and during holidays

    come and stay in our converted Tudor candle factory with yoga studio, comfy guest bedrooms,, kitchen, living room and private walled garden available for individual or group bookings.

    Cosy Living Room

    relax and recharge

    The flue-less gas fire in the living room is instant, creating a magical space for relaxing and reading or watching a movie. We have BT Fibre Optic Broadband and YouView, including all of the channel catchup players, amazon, apple and Netflix.. music lovers welcome to play the piano. comfortable sofa-bed can be used to accommodate up to 8 guests when booking the entire place. .

    Spacious Fully-Equipped Kitchen

    Perfect for entertaining

    The kitchen features a catering grade large convection fan oven with 5-ring gas stove, nespresso machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and comfortable seating and a dining table for up to 8 people. The patio doors open on to an outdoor dining area overlooking a well-maintained private walled, classical English garden.

    Garden View Room

    King or twin Bedroom with Full Ensuite Bathroom

    Featuring panoramic views of the well-maintained private garden and Dedham Vale.

    Rose room

    King or twin Bedroom with shower room

    Comfortable king-size bed with adjacent shower room. and View of the peaceful courtyard.

    Top Floor Room

    double + Twin bedroom

    Enjoy staying in the very top of the house with panaramic views of dedham vale. this room is actually two interconnecting rooms with one double bed and twin singles.

    Yoga Studio

    Available for your personal practice or private classes

    our unique yoga studio is in the top floor of the original part of the Tudor candle factory and is equipped with all the props you need for self practice or private classes with Lou Hart. it's the perfect place to meditate and sit and explore our library in peaceful contemplation.

    Classical Walled English Garden

    Beautiful and completely private

    Our garden makes a beautiful al fresco yoga shala on the grass and deck in the summer months with our sail shade over the lawn surrounded by enchanting trees and flowers. Connect with Gaia for some truly grounding practice.

    Constable country

    welcome home to your true nature

    take long walks along the river stour and retrace the steps of landscape artist john constable from dedham to east bergholt and flatford mill. Hire a rowing boat, kayak or paddle board and take a picnic or get lunch/dinner at the boathouse,

Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Statement

Every day our business will receive, use, and store information about a range of data subjects, including but limited to customers, suppliers, job applicants, and general enquiries. This policy sets out how we ensure that this information is processed lawfully and appropriately, in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (collectively referred to as the ‘Data Protection Requirements’).

We take our data protection duties seriously, because we respect your privacy. We will not sell or otherwise transfer your information to third parties for marketing purposes without your explicit consent

About This Policy

Dedham Retreats is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Data Protection Requirements and with this policy. Any questions about the operation of this policy or any concerns that the policy has not been followed should be referred in the first instance to your usual contact with us; if you are unsure who to contact then write to us by emailing hello@dedhamretreats.com

What is Personal Data?

Personal data means data (whether stored electronically or paper based) relating to a living individual who can be identified directly or indirectly from that data (or from that data and other information in our possession).

Processing is any activity that involves use of personal data. It includes obtaining, recording, holding or transferring data; organising, amending, retrieving, using, disclosing, erasing or destroying it.

Data we hold about you

We hold your name, email address, phone number location and records of class, meeting or workshop attendance on our mailing list, in order to communicate with you regarding our upcoming courses and events. You have given these details to us when you signed up to our mailing list or booked to attend a class, meeting or workshop. In cases where you attended a yoga or pilates class or workshop we also keep other sensitive information about your mental and physical health that you supplied to provide as background information which is used initially as part of our safeguarding procedure to ensure that everyone attending courses are doing so safely, and also kept as evidence to protect us incase of later litigation. Some of our classes may include children and we would hold the young person's name, guardian names, contact details of guardian, DOB as required.

Keeping your data safe

Your data is stored digitally and to keep it safe it is protected by a firewall & network security, anti-virus software and other safeguards. We only allow our very small team of admin staff, website administrators, software developers and instructors access to your personal records. In some cases we do have printed copies of your personal data which is stored safely in locked filing cabinets. 

Keeping your data confidential

If we believe your details have been compromised (eg through a data breach) in anyway we will inform as soon as possible of becoming aware.

Passing your data to others

We have never, and will never, give or sell your details to a third party except when we are working with another organisation to promote or deliver a day retreat, course or workshop, in which case it will have been made explicit on the booking form.

Fair and Lawful Processing

The Data Protection Requirements are not intended to prevent the processing of personal data, but to ensure that it is done fairly and without adversely affecting the rights of the individual.

In accordance with the Data Protection Requirements, we will only process personal data where it is required for the following lawful purposes: where the processing is necessary for performing a contract with the individual, for compliance with a legal obligation, in the legitimate interests of the business, or where the individual has given their consent.
Processing for Limited Purposes

We have in place detailed policies and procedures for all categories of data subjects. These will be kept up to date with all Data Protection requirements and are available to data subjects upon request.

Accurate Data

We will ensure that personal data we hold is accurate and kept up to date. We will check the accuracy of any personal data at the point of collection and at regular intervals afterwards. We will take all reasonable steps to amend or destroy inaccurate or out-of-date data.

From time to time we may from ask you to refresh your details at anytime and consent where we feel out data is out of date.

If your data is inaccurate you can contact us at hello@dedhamretreats.com and we will amend it 

Timely Processing

We will not keep personal data longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes for which it was collected. We will take all reasonable steps to destroy, or erase from our systems, all data which is no longer required.

Processing in line with Data Subject’s Rights 

We will process all personal data in line with data subjects’ rights, in particular their rights to:

Confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning the individual is being processed.
Request access to any data held about them.
Request rectification, erasure or restriction on processing of their personal data.
Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Data portability.

Object to processing, including for direct marketing.
Not be subject to automated decision making including profiling in certain circumstances.
Data Security - Keeping your data safe

Your data is stored digitally and we take appropriate and adequate security measures against unlawful or unauthorised processing of personal data, and against the accidental or unlawful destruction, damage, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of or access to personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.

We have in place industry-standard procedures and technologies to maintain the security of all personal data from the point of the determination of the means for processing and point of data collection to the point of destruction. Additionally, we use a secure connection when collecting personal financial information from you, which conforms to PCI standards. All forms which request credit card or bank details use the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol for encryption.

Wherever possible, we will store all personal data inside the European Economic Area (EEA). Any time that data is transferred outside the EEA, we ensure that exactly the same provisions on data security and processing are applied.

We only allow our admin staff, website administrators, software developers and instructors access to your personal records.

Your rights over your data

At any time you have the right to withdraw your consent, ask us to remove your data from our system, to unsubscribe from our mailing list or ask us not to contact you by emailing us hello@dedhamretreats.com

We will act on your request and confirm with you that this has happened.

Changes to this Policy

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. The amended version will be published on our website and any significant changes will be communicated to you either on the website or directly. This will replace any previous privacy policy.