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Good to see naturism advertised in the mainstream

March 29, 2016

naturis-poster-editedHammersmith Underground Station, London, March 2016

You do need to know what naturism is in order to know what sort  of holidays they are advertising, though.

 

Naturist Foundation, London, events: Jazz & Ale Festival and Party in the Stark

March 19, 2016

Jazz & Real Ale Festival 2016: Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th June 2016

2015 prices held for 2016. Pay 3 nights get 4th free! Camping available.

Party in the Stark: Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July

A weekend of great live bands, discos and entertainment in a naturist environment. In addition to these great groups you will get the chance to experience a ‘silent disco’ so you can dance into the early hours on Friday and Saturday nights. Camping available.

Bands include: Happy Hour, Two’s Company, Still Posing, On the Rocks and The Courts.

Refreshments: The Tea Pot cafe will be open throughout each day and a burger van will be on site. Real Ale will be on sale in the Marquee and other drinks can be purchased in the Jubilee Bar.

Abbey House Gardens Clothing Optional Days 2016

March 19, 2016

Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, will be hosting clothes optional days on the following dates:

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Friday 17th June 2016

Sunday 17th July 2016

Friday 5th August 2016

Sunday 4th September 2016

B&B in Pays de la Loire, France

February 28, 2016
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kimandstevefranceKim and Steve, originally from the English Midlands, run a naturist b&b in the north of the Loire. They are also intending to offer camping.
They are near  the town of Ernée just south of Normandy and east of Brittany, 90 minutes from Caen, St Malo, Cherbourg and Dinard airport. Buses are available from  the ports.
There are two rooms available one king size, one double, in a rural location, ideal for cycling, ornithology and nature. One of Northern France’s most popular botanical centres is a mere 5 minute walk away.
Kim and Steve have their own ducks and chickens and offer fresh cooked breakfast, and evening meals if required.
Contact them at kistallover2007@aol.com

 

London for naturists in 2016

February 28, 2016
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NAG LondonNaturist Action Group has posted a document of naturist activities in London in 2016 – feel free to pass it on!

http://naturistactiongroup.org/wp-content/uploads/London-update-for-website-feb16.pdf

A new guest house in Spain: Finca Johanna

January 30, 2016

Johanna and Laurent have sent this information:

DSC_0003In Andalusia the summer is here most of the year, and Johanna and Laurent, a French couple, have opened their guest house Finca Johanna here.

We are far away from the tourist bustle and beaches lined with buildings of the Costa del Sol. Nestled in the Andalusian countryside, the Finca Johanna is 25 minutes drive from Marbella, and Malaga is about the same distance.

The finca has five rooms which are beautifully decorated. Each room has its own theme. The Gypsy room, where you can sleep in an alcove, The Moorish room, which looks like an Andalusian patio, the Seventies room for the hippies, the room of the Marvels, which is an invitation to travel, and the most romantic one: The Arabian Nights room.

IMG_2796For those who prefer the camping option, Johanna and Laurent are working to add two outside places to stay: a Bedouin tent and a vintage caravan with its Canadian tent. They will be amongst the almond trees and the old English Land Rover that stands alone. Maybe you can accompany it, in its imaginary journeys…

This real farm where almonds and olives are grown is a paradise for naturist people, who appreciate the quiet environment of nature and the return to basic roots. Fresh farm eggs are served with breakfast, a well stocked buffet with the dates, grapes, loquats and persimmons from the finca, depending on the season. Without forgetting the local cheeses and ham, as well as croissants and brioches. These are homemade by Johanna. because even if we’re in Spain, the traditional French breakfast can not dispense with delicious pastries.

IMG_2808At the heart of the Finca, there is a swimming pool and hot tub, for you to take full advantage of the sun.

The bar is where Laurent officiates and is attentive to the welfare of everyone. We have a petanque court for boules and other games such as sjoelbak (Dutch shuffleboard). We also have art materials which will allow you to have fun according to your taste.

In case you get a little hungry, tapas can be served throughout the day, using some of the natural ingredients from our garden. During the evenings, we have a barbecue under the stars, and if guests want to make music, there will probably be one or two musicians to accompany them. Johanna with her guitar will not be outdone.

DSC_0019For a double room: from 35 to 75 euros in low season, from 45 to 90 in high season. To come from the airport, you can travel by taxi (50 euros and 40 for return) or we can come with our car for 20 euros. To rent a car is very easy and cheap and can be a good option for touring the area.

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Write here

January 30, 2016

Would you like to write an article for the Clothes Are Optional blog? This may be an opportunity to inform naturists about your accommodation, or recommend a place where you have really enjoyed staying.

We welcome articles related to naturist accommodation in the UK or abroad, or about naturist places and events and other news or topics of interest to naturists.

When appropriate, links to the articles will be created in Overseas Accommodation, Naturist Links or the UK directory. If you don’t have your own web site, the article will do instead.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t think you can write – just provide the information and we can edit it into an article! Please note that all articles are subject to editing and we reserve the right to refuse to publish.

Articles should be more than just advertisements. For example, an article on particular accommodation might be written from the point of view of the guest’s experience there, the owner’s experience of running the accommodation or how they came to live there in the first place, interesting things about the locality, local events or things to do or see, or some personal experience or insight that would be interesting to readers.

Pictures are welcome. They should be relevant (pictures of the accommodation, for example) and reasonable quality. Having people in the picture makes it more visually interesting – the people do not have to be recognisable. The total size of files attached to emails to the naco email address should be less than 500 kb or they will not be received successfully. (If necessary, we can give you another address.)

Please be factual – falsehoods and malice are against defamation law and will have to be rejected. Equally, avoid ‘hype’: promising too high leads to disappointment. We want people to find accommodation, places and experiences that are just right for them!