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Welcome to The Sharpham Trust - connecting people with nature since 1982

The Kuti was a tiny hermitage for off-grid solo retreats in the grounds of the Barn Retreat Centre. But it was destroyed by fire earlier this year.

Please support us in our Crowdfunder to replace the Kuti - and help to restore a rare and beautiful refuge in nature on the Sharpham Estate. Thank you.

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The Sharpham Trust on the Queen of Retreats website
We feature twice in a list of top 10 UK wellness retreats, being described as "perfect" and "delightful"
Featuring us and our foraging events in a piece on Totnes: "Today, a string of events, retreats and courses on the estate reflect this legacy, covering everything from meditation and forest bathing to yoga and birdwatching"
"I could feel the soothing effects of being at Sharpham" -  in a feature on stillness
Mention Sharpham retreats in a feature about 9 winter adventures you can have in the UK: "An astonishingly lovely private estate on a bend of the River Dart in Ashprington [which] offers friendly and approachable secular meditation retreats for anyone – including those new to both retreating and meditating"
"Full immersion in the natural world", listing us in '10 of the best meditation retreats in the UK & Europe'
Listing our silent retreat in Sharpham House in 10 of the UK's best off-grid retreats: "Sharpham House is the glorious base for this five-night retreat"
"Where else can you practise walking meditation among roses and lilies in a formal garden, or meditate in a blue-painted music room where the marble fireplace is a sculptured work of art?" - a feature on our silent retreats in Sharpham House
"A superior venue with an unrivalled range of breaks centred on mindfulness and nature" - We are highlighted as Retreat of the Year in an article written by the Queen of Retreats
'At the Grade 1-listed Sharpham House, you'll concentrate on stillness and appreciate nature as a path back to feeling centred...come ready to awaken your senses'
"Here you'll concentrate on understanding the land, appreciating its history and bringing your hectic mind to a place of acceptance and peace"
"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" "Retreat in tranquil surroundings" - featured in 10 idyllic ways to escape Christmas "The views across the River Dart valley are worth the visit alone" "Gorgeous...inspirational" - feature about silent retreats
"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'
Featuring us at the top of a list of 'the best meditation and mindfulness retreats in the UK': "A holistic retreat which rejuvenates body and mind"
Listing us in 16 of the UK's best well-being retreats 
Putting us at Number 1 in a list of the best UK and European meditation retreats - "It’s good news that the estate has unveiled the 18-room Coach House, converted from its 18th-century stable yard, and concentrating on nature-based mindfulness."
Listing us in 15 of the UK's best virtual wellbeing retreats: "Start the new year with this inspiring choice of online health breaks"
"On a 4-night Walking Retreat, attendees can deepen their knowledge of the surrounding coastline while also developing their mindfulness and meditation practice"
Listing us in 10 of the UK's best outdoor wellbeing retreats: "Where the water’s ebb and flow and the rhythmic paddling help cultivate mindful awareness"
"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"