The Healing Tree Centre

 

The Healing Tree Centre at West Curry, is managed by Derek Gane and lies in a peaceful and timeless part of North Cornwall, off the beaten track but easily accessible.

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We are an established educational and training facility that has been running here since 2004.

You may spend a while in peaceful tranquility, enjoying beautiful views out across the moors, escaping from the stresses of life and recharging your batteries. Depending on availability, you may be able to choose from a variety of therapies and join in the workshops. Further details of these are available on the therapies page.

There are several rooms available if you are attending a workshop or training with a shared self catering kitchen, toilet, shower shared with one other room.
Beds are £20 night (shared rooms or some single) if attending workshops. (rooms currently limited and single only due to Covid restrictions)

Enjoy the tranquil setting, set in 18 acres of pasture and woodland, choose from a variety of workshops or relax with a complementary therapy of your choice. If you are lucky enough to enjoy a cloudless night during your stay then due to the lack of light pollution, you will be amazed at the plethora of stars above you.

Check out the facebook album of photos for a taster of the land, workshops and accommodation. Facebook photos

The Granary, has had many agricultural incarnations but was originally a granary with the winnowing upstairs, a mill downstairs and even hens at one time. It is now being renovated using sustainable materials and using renewable energy sources. The roof insulation is Thermafleece sheeps wool. All wood is either recycled, FSC or locally produced. The exterior paint is linseed oil based with minimal hydrocarbons. I have installed a complete efficient solar water heating system, an efficient log burning room heater / stove and there are plans to suplement the electricity usage with a wind turbine possibly to supply the local community. The electricity for the whole site is supplied by 100% green energy supplier who source their electricity from renewable sources and specialise in hydro schemes.

Ash is the social and catering / kitchen area.

Rowan, a workshop area converted from a calf stall barn,

Apple is converted from a mobile home and is a lovely healing and therapy space with two additional room spaces, Plum and Pear.

Hawthorn is an office / utily space still under construction

Birch / Cherry Blossom are quirky colourful caravan spaces for accommodation.

Walnut contains two comfortable rooms, Baobab / Olive, both comfortable self catering rooms for short stay breaks.

There is an electric vehicle charging point available on request for workshop attendees and campers

Bulls Platt (3 acre field)
The adjoining 1 hectare (3acres) is managed in harmony with nature and has been under an ELS stewardship agreement which recognises its importance as unimproved culm grassland. This helps to maintain the rich diversity of grasses and wildflowers that can be found here and support an abundance of wildlife and conserve it for the future. Small areas are cut to create a mosaic of regrowth and some of the paddock is left uncut for periods of the year or rough cut to leave a thatch which also helps the vole population and the visiting barn owls

The name, Bulls Platt, is the old name given to the field by previous farmers. Platt is an ancient mining term for where the underground wagons pulled by ponies would pass or rest up before rising up the mine shaft. Cornwall is rich in mining history. So it was the holding field for the Bull next to the old farmhouse.

Talisman Woods
Ring the bell, walk through the Pixie door at the far corner of the field and you will enter the enchanted Talisman Woods. 14.5 acres of mixed deciduous woodland that leads down to a stream which was once the county bounday. The woods have meandering paths through the more recent plantings of 2003 and in the lower part of the woods are a few acres of ancient woodland of alder carr and oak and sallow. There is an abundance of wildlife hidden amongst the trees.

The Granary, the main barn, being renovated. Work in progess!

 

The Granary Barn Rainbow