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The Source

About 42 Acres

Nature, self and others

Our Story

42 Acres was first conceived in 2015 by siblings Lara and Seth Tabatznik as a home for personal, social and environmental change after having been deeply inspired number of powerful personal retreats and workshops in their own lives. Including processes such as the Hoffman Process, Satori, Non-Violent communication workshops as well as working with plant medicines. Both Seth and Lara are strong advocates that outer change in the world starts with the self, or to quote Ghandi; “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”.‍

At its core, 42 Acres continues to invite people to reconnect with nature, self and others but has now grown to offer so much more including a range of wellbeing and nature based experiences and events, a biodynamic farm and an abundant nature reserve.

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Wild lakeside surrounded by trees

Land & Wildlife

The land at 42 Acres is surrounded by ancient woodlands, a beautiful lake suitable for wild swimming and an abundance of wildlife. With over 170 Acres to explore, it's the perfect place to come to unwind, relax and connect with nature.

The land at 42 Acres is home to an abundance of unique wildlife on the land, in the water and in the sky. Some of our furry friends Include beaver, wild boar, pine marten, red deer, squirrel, hare, canada geese, kestrel, buzzard and much more!

Energy & Sustainability

We aim to go beyond being sustainable into what we call regenerative. Being regenerative means being carbon negative and biodiversity positive. Put simply, we aim to leave the earth in better shape than when we found it–not only for us but for generations to come.

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Sustainable biomass boiler

A Note From the Founders

Retreats are places of personal refuge.

They are places to ask deep questions, to find answers, to decompress and discover meaning; places to dream, to learn, to grow, to rest – but, ultimately, retreats are places of self-love. They are dedicated places of permission.

We wanted to create such a space. A space that celebrated aliveness. A space that was influenced and inspired by the divine wisdom of nature. That was built on the principles of co-creation through living in harmony with self, nature and others.

It has always felt that when something wants to be birthed into the world, it finds a way. It finds the people through which to channel the creation. A painting, a song, a company, a child; 42 Acres was no exception.

Living within seven hundred acres of ancient forest, host to a variety of wild meadows and vast open fields and the source of four different rivers within a stone’s throw, we knew this was the place for planting our dreams.

In 2015, 42 Acres opened in Frome, Somerset.

For the interiors, we wanted understated luxury and timeless simplicity. On the land, we wanted to let nature flourish by designing a minimalist food system that holds foraging and agri-wilding at its centre.

As time has passed, and the land and trees have grown, so too has the vision. We are committed to continuing to develop 42 Acres to foster holistic ways of living that nurture people and the planet.


We look forward to welcoming you.
Seth & Lara Tabatznik - Founders, 42 Acres

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