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Tracy Gaillie

in the last week, on Google
A really beautiful and special setting for a retreat. The outdoor space envelops you in nature and indoors is spotless, comfortable and well considered. The food was delicious and the retreat was thoughtfully delivered. I would highly recommend.

Angela McCulloch

a month ago, on Google
This was a wonderful retreat, I had a amazing experience here. Sharpham is a beautiful house in a stunning location. The retreat leader was kind and gentle in her approach and this supported me immensely in my first introduction to mindfulness. The food was divine!!! I would definitely recommend this retreat for anyone embarking on their first journey into mindful meditation.

Xavier Fontenille

a month ago, on Google
I attended the 5 night ‘Find Your Peace’ retreat led by Ethan Pollock and Nina Jankelson, who were both inspiring, holding, kind, and also brought a sense of light and humour! As well as having some rest, one of my aims was to bring a fresh perspective to my meditation practice, and in both senses, I got what I needed from the five days. Staying in Sharpham house was a nourishing and luxurious experience, especially having a dip in the small open air swimming pool every day! Ethan offered great teaching and in particular helped to bring a sense of acceptance and kindness into my meditation practice. I was also very grateful to Nina for encouraging a more direct experience of nature and belonging to the earth with the option of outdoor sitting meditation, and a wonderful practice laying on the ground under a beautiful tree which is estimated to be 1000 years old! Food and accommodation were superb and only added to a sense of being well and cared for.

Mark Thompson

a month ago, on Google
Attended evening session in September 2021 learning about bats and the night sky. Nicely presented by Lisa of the Sharpham team together with Dartmoor Skies. Fascinating and left us wanting to learn more. Thank you. Sarah and Mark

John Allen

2 months ago, on Google
Thoroughly recommend the 3 day Mindfulness & Meditation course to ignite or develop an existing interest. The setting is beautiful, food excellent, and the leaders friendly and helpful. I really appreciated my time at Sharpham, and think anyone with an open mind would benefit from what it has to offer. anynbe with

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Queen of Retreats
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"Stay in a gorgeous Palladian-style mansion on a 550-acre estate in Devon" - article written by Queen of Retreats
Listing us in 30 great breaks in Devon & Dorset - "Our pick is a 5-night silent retreat, involving meditation, exercise & relaxation, with vegetarian dining"
"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
"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
Listing us in 15 of the UK's best virtual wellbeing retreats: "Start the new year with this inspiring choice of online health breaks"
"Here you'll concentrate on understanding the land, appreciating its history and bringing your hectic mind to a place of acceptance and peace"
"On a 4-night Walking Retreat, attendees can deepen their knowledge of the surrounding coastline while also developing their mindfulness and meditation practice"
"Four days at a retreat designed specifically for people with 'burnout' felt like a gift"
We're in a list of 'best wellbeing breaks and yoga retreats in the UK' as the 'best for getting back to nature'
"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'
"Full immersion in the natural world", listing us in '10 of the best meditation retreats in the UK & Europe'
"I could feel the soothing effects of being at Sharpham" -  in a feature on stillness
Listing us in 10 of the UK's best outdoor wellbing retreats: "Where the water’s ebb and flow and the rhythmic paddling help cultivate mindful awareness"
We feature twice in a list of top 10 UK wellness retreats, being described as "perfect" and "delightful"
'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'
"A wonderful place to escape and practice a little mindfulness"
"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