Hire Boswell / OLD KENNELS STUDIO


Are you are looking for the perfect venue to hold an event - such as a retreat, workshop, class, training or lecture?.

Why not hire Boswell to hold your own Retreat, we run our own successful Pilates Retreats here!.

Boswell Farm has a wealth of facilities whatever your event...

Built in the 1890s, the Studios are set on the side of the combe, and are protectively embraced by the spreading branches of a 200 year old gnarled Oak tree, with stunning views across the valley.

This is a perfect venue for established Pilates, Yoga or T'ai Chi teachers that are based in studios in towns and cities and wish to run a Retreat Weekend in a professional studio setting with charming cottage accommodation a short stroll from the studio. If you are a Pilates Instructor trained on the equipment you can also hire our professionally equipped Equipment Studio.

We pride ourselves on our flexibility to meet your needs.

Boswell offers a unique relaxing atmosphere where stresses melt away as you enjoy breath taking views surrounded by the untamed beauty of the Devon countryside and Jurassic coastline but within easy access of the facilities offered in Sidmouth and transport links

Do drop us a line or give us a call for more information, we look forward to hearing from you.

The two Studios have a professional sprung floor ensuring safety and comfort for dance and all floor activities.

Use the various styles of lighting to create the exact ambiance which you require, ranging from strong directional and focused lighting to dimmed wall washers to create calm.

Open four large oak stable doors to reveal two full length windows and two glazed doors which lead onto a south facing flagstone terrace - a perfect area for all activities.

A more creative and stimulating atmosphere in which to relax and focus clearly on your objectives would be hard to find.

The original timber beams perfectly compliment the light modern sprung flooring and white lime washed walls.

Natural daylight streams in through large velux and picture windows, creating a tremendous sensation of space, freedom and well being.

For Pilates Instructors we also have a separate fully equipped Equipment Studio which can be hired


The Studios are divided by sliding doors and can be used as one large studio or two separate studio areas:

STUDIO 1

8.5 x 4.4 metres (28ft x 14ft 6ins)

STUDIO 2

2.6 x 3.4 metres (8ft 8ins x 11ft)

COMBINED STUDIO

46 square meters (502 square feet)


There’s everything you need:

  • fully equipped kitchen
  • cloakroom/changing area
  • shower room
  • W.C.
  • option of tables and seating
  • sound system
  • thermostatically controlled electric heating
  • ample power points
  • ample car parking adjacent to venue
  • for provisions, the village of Sidford is just 3/4 of a mile away.


Accommodation can be hired for residential courses or retreats at Boswell Farm’s charming 4 * self catering country cottages, an easy stroll from the studios.

Lovingly converted from period farm buildings, each sleeps between 4 and 6 (accommodating up to 35 guests in total).

With care taken to preserve original features, the cottages are comfortably furnished in a country style.

Each cottage has its own delightful, private, flower-filled garden with garden furniture where you can relax and contemplate in peace.

For more information about Boswell Farms Cottages please see the cottage section of the website - prices for event hire of cottages alongside venues is available on request (please use our enquiry form).

Pilates for Life (running events here for 17 years) - Friday 26th January to Sunday 28th January

Pilates for Life - Friday 16th February - Sunday 18th February

Bristol City Yoga ( second year at Boswell) - Friday 23rd February - Sunday 26th February

MK Pilates (2 years of regular events at Boswell) - Friday 9th March - Sunday 11th March

Bath Yoga ( second year at Boswell) - Friday 16th March - Sunday 18th March

Pilates for Life - Friday 23rd March - Sunday 25th March

Bristol City Yoga ( second year at Boswell) - Friday 20th April - 22nd April)

Pilates for Life - Friday 27th April - Sunday 29th April

Pilates for Life - Friday 18th May - Sunday 20th May

Heartbeat Holistic ( 10 years of events at Boswell) - Friday 1st June - Sunday 3rd June

Jessica Lambert Yoga Friday 22nd June - Sunday 24th June

Heartbeat Holistic - Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July

Heartbeat Holistic - Friday 9th September - Sunday 11th September


  • Arts & Crafts
  • Celebrations & Gatherings
  • Conferences & Seminars
  • Courses of all types
  • Dance
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fellowship Meetings
  • Group Activities
  • Meditation
  • Movement
  • Music
  • Painting & Sketching
  • Photography
  • Retreats for Groups & Individuals
  • Relaxation
  • Study Days
  • T’ai Chi Ch’uan
  • Talks & Lectures
  • Training
  • Workshops
  • Yoga

Thank you so, so much for having us and making us feel so at home. It has been such a Special Retreat and we couldn’t have done it without you. Look forward to it all over again in June

The Chillout Team

The area here is superb and the weather has been magnificent!

Petworth & Pulborough Scout Fellowship