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Welcome to The Sharpham Trust

A charity on a stunning 550-acre estate on the River Dart in South Devon, UK, connecting people with nature & themselves since 1982.


At the heart of the Sharpham Trust ethos is our desire to build a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally-sustainable world.

We connect people with nature and foster mindfulness and well-being through our programme of meditation retreats at The Barn, mindfulness retreats in Sharpham House and woodland, mindfulness coursesoutdoor learning and the arts

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
"Stay in a gorgeous Palladian-style mansion on a 550-acre estate in Devon" - Psychologies magazine written by 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."
We're in a list of 'best wellbeing breaks and yoga retreats in the UK' as the 'best for getting back to nature' - Time Out London
"Full immersion in the natural world", listing us in '10 of the best meditation retreats in the UK & Europe' - The Guardian
"Four days at a retreat designed specifically for people with 'burnout' felt like a gift" - Glamour magazine
"I could feel the soothing effects of being at Sharpham" -  Sunday Telegraph feature on stillness
"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' - The Observer
We feature twice in a list of top 10 UK wellness retreats, being described as "perfect" and "delightful" - London Evening Standard
"A wonderful place to escape and practice a little mindfulness" - Woman and Home magazine