About us

Cranleigh House is owned and run by Katherine Armitage and her partner Stewart Johnston, it was built as a coaching inn in 1860. We are two enthusiastic people on a mission to change the world for the better one person at a time, ourselves included. We are the founders of Cranleigh House and Camino UK, with a zest for life & positive transformation, in beautiful mystic North Devon.



Homeopathy, Healing, Detox, Naturopathy, Flower Essences, Kundalini & Sivananda Yoga

Katherine is a qualified & passionate Kundalini and Sivananda Yoga teacher & loves these modalities of yoga. She works with Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Flower Essences. She is a healer using the George King Technique.


“I have been using yoga, homeopathy & natural healing systems for transformation for 20 years. Having been fully dosed with antibiotics as a child and watching my mother die of Cancer when I was 18, I sought to find some answers to my questions about life and started on my healing journey. When my son was born in France 1987 I discovered homeopathy and I’ve been using it ever since. I taught homeopathy for the Lakeland College in London for 10 years & I ran a homeopathy practice from Health Foods, Fulham road in London for 10 years as well.

I was brought up in a beautiful old water Mill in Kent and I have always been inspired by the natural world and how it can help us heal. It is also a major reason for setting up Cranleigh House as an alternative B&B and Healing Centre in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Devon coast. I like getting groups of diverse people together, teaching, hearing their stories and learning from them and having fun. Other interests include, praying & chanting on Holdstone Down, playing tennis, walking  by the sea & rivers and making hearty vegetarian soups and salads. I am a follower of many great yogis including The Master Babiji, Sivananda, Yogananda and my main spiritual teacher George King.  www.aetherius.org


Healer/Reiki practitioner, Kundalini Yoga teacher, Indian Head Massage

“I started my spiritual journey many years ago, learning Transcendental Meditation and I have been practicing since then. In between times I have raised a family and worked as an aircraft engineer, all the while continuing my spiritual quest to explore the frontiers of metaphysics and avenues to improve my health and other peoples . I am an active student of Yoga, a healer and a trained Kundalini Yoga teacher.”

Stewart is our environmental magician. He keeps things working and finds practical solutions for everyday problems like broken taps or window frames, he has an enormous tool cupboard and has a tool for everything! He is also the chief gardener and vegetable grower – clearing, planting and creating.

His interests include finding drift wood on the beach, chopping it up to keep the log pile high and lighting the wood burner on winter evenings to enjoy. He has also taken up surfing, climbing local hills and spending time with his grand daughters. He keeps our guests & course participants informed on a range of subjects from natural cures for many ailments to growing well mineralised vegetables.