The Healing Tree Centre
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
The Healing Tree Centre at West Curry, is run by Derek Gane and lies in a peaceful and timeless part of North Cornwall, off the beaten track but easily accessible.
Please go to the Home page here to subscribe to the events newsletter or take a look at the workshops and events page to see whats coming up or find and like "The Healing Tree Centre" on facebook for more up dated information on what else is happening from other workshop leaders and therapists.
The facilities may also be hired out for events or workshops that are compatible with the ethos of The Healing Tree Centre.
In time there will be accommodation created from the barns so that you can 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.
The 3 acre paddock is available for group bookings for a get away from it all camping experience or hen party shamanic experience (contact for details) in a safe and secure environment that will give you that "nearly wild" feel.
Contact us to check availability and to discuss your needs
Check out the facebook album of photos for a taster of the land, workshops and accommodation. Facebook photos
Progress to date and future plans
Oak, was originally a Shippen, or cattle barn with a hay loft area up above that has been used for winnowing and even keeping 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 www.loco2energy.com who source their electricity from renewable sources and specialise in hydro schemes.
Ash is a workshop or catering area suitable for outdoor events and workspace
Apple is converted from a mobile home and is a lovely healing and therapy space with two additional room spaces..
Rowan, a workshop area converted from a calf stall barn,
Hawthorn is an office / utily space still under construction
Walnut contains two comfortable roms, Baobab / Olive, both comfortable self catering rooms for short stay breaks.
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.
Oak, the main barn, being renovated. Work in progess!
Oak Barn Rainbow