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It’s all about the dramatic skylight at this new Somerset yoga studio

Somerset hotel The Newt has opened a rammed stone and wood-wrapped yoga space, which is dominated by views of the sky above.

Invisible Studio designed the building, which sits in the vegetable garden of the hotel – located on a country estate that includes a 17th-century home, remodelled in the Georgian era, as well as orchards, lakes and woodland.

It’s the third project the practice has completed for The Newt and adopts similar materials to the nearby gym. Invisible Studio used rammed stone for the building’s exterior, created using locally sourced limestone, and installed copper shingles on the roof – all of which lend the studio a warm, earthy appearance.

The yoga studio is similarly welcoming inside, where beech slats cover the walls and yoga mats are stored in copper-covered cubbies. The wooden panelling draws the eye to the centrepiece of the studio – an 11-metre-long skylight which floods the room with brightness and helps reconnect practitioners to the surrounding nature.

Rooms at The Newt start at £520 per night.

A359, Hadspen, Bruton BA7 7NG, United Kingdom

Photography: Jim Stephenson
Photography: Jim Stephenson
Photography: Jim Stephenson

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