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Scott Crowley

in the last week, on Google
As a venue for a meditative retreat, this is hard to beat. An utterly stunning location, far from the madding crowd. I attended the Autumn Nurture retreat in 2019 and the leaders - Ollie, Brigit and Cami - were superb. An excellent mix of meditation, silence, autumn walks and creative exercises. A mixed crowd of people from all walks of life, all there ready to slow down and share. Glorious veggie food (and I say this as a meat eater), full digital detox, and the time to reflect. As a relatively new meditator (2 years or so) I attended this mainly to enable me to meditate for longer. It achieved that, but much more, and was a truly profound experience. And all for barely more than you'd pay if Sharpham was a hotel; less in fact if you take into account three meals a day.. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Stacey-george Hemes

2 months ago, on Google
Just back off a mindfulness retreat. I'm so at peace with everything and I've never had my mind stop racing. The leaders were amazing all staff were exceptionally friendly. Carl in the kitchen went above and beyond for me I cant thank him enough. The scenery is smooth of this world the food although I'm not a veggie I didn't miss meat at all it was amazing and all veg freshly picked that day it was outstanding. Thank you for changing my life. X

Elisabeth Curlet

a month ago, on Google
Magical. Totally restorative. The experience could not have been bettered. Most idyllic location, the combination of canoeing with meditation was just perfect. I had troed neither before (aged 66!). The most likeable people - both staff and other guests. Highly recommended. I shall be returning without a shadow of a doubt. Thank you, Sharpham Trust.

Sam Wallace

3 months ago, on Google
Words cannot suitably describe how wonderful Sharpham is. The house and gardens are stunningly beautiful, and the views to the river sublime. The food is as fresh as you can get, and some of the best I have ever tasted. Excellent tutors and course content also. Just perfect. You owe it to yourself!

Sharon Collier

2 months ago, on Google
Wow - amazing venue, incredible food, fabulous staff and wonderful leaders. Having never been on a retreat before I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I have come away feeling bubbles of excitement about my life which have previously been buried beneath a whole pile of 'stuff'.

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Queen of Retreats
"the place exudes genteel graciousness and the food is beyond divine"Click here to read our review by the Queen of Retreats
"Learning to be more 'mindful' and live in the moment can give you renewed energy and clarity, and the secular mindfulness retreats at this Grade 1 listed Georgian mansion are a great place to start."
"A wonderful place to escape and practice a little mindfulness"
"I could feel the soothing effects of being at Sharpham" -  feature on stillness
We're in a list of 'best wellbeing breaks and yoga retreats in the UK' as the 'best for getting back to nature'
"Full immersion in the natural world", listing us in '10 of the best meditation retreats in the UK & Europe'
"Stay in a gorgeous Palladian-style mansion on a 550-acre estate in Devon" - article written by Queen of Retreats
"Four days at a retreat designed specifically for people with 'burnout' felt like a gift"
"If you really want to make a connection with nature, opt for one of the Woodland retreats" - listing us in '25 of the best retreats to reboot your life'
We feature twice in a list of top 10 UK wellness retreats, being described as "perfect" and "delightful"