nigel paterson

2 weeks ago, on Google
Just had a fantastic thought-provoking and thoroughly lovely day on the 'Foraging for Medicine' course. The atmosphere was calm and gentle, set in beautiful grounds with quality teaching from Brigit. I learnt lots of new ideas and came away keen to go on another Sharpham course. Thank you for a special memorable day!

Sandie Toulson

2 weeks ago, on Google
Had a walk round estate would have liked to gone back but wasn't to be.


a week ago, on Google
I took part in a 6-day silent mindfulness and meditation retreat. It was the first retreat back after lockdown had lifted so naturally there were 'rules' to follow ie- masks / allocated bathroom/split retreat groups / the pool wasn't in use / communal spaces not in use/non-self serving buffet. Even with these restrictions in place, I had the most incredible journey. My intention for going on such a retreat was to disconnect from mainstream life and get in touch with my loving and compassionate self. The part of me that doesn't always get a fair run when I'm off doing my thing in London. The environment held me in the most special way. The woodlands, the river, the vineyards, the walking paths, the gardens, the hills... oh my! Absolutely stunning. It has been three and a half weeks since I returned from the retreat and I am still carrying with me the peace, harmony, teachings and bliss I encountered when I was there. The food is literally out of this world and it is grown and harvested in the Sharpham Trust garden. So it truly is: from the seed to the plate. I am plant-based ( vegan ), and I felt completely catered for. Spoilt in fact! I guess what I am trying to say is, going 'off grid' for 6 days in silence with a group of people you don't know in a house and environment that isn't familiar can be scary. The Sharpham Trust know how to curate a nourishing, nurturing, exciting and safe experience.

Callum Cox

a week ago, on Google
Lovely visit taken there by happy cabby taxis Totnes ūü§ė

jo raven

7 months ago, on Google
Just back from "Autumn Nurture Retreat" Came to Sharpham with concrete boots and left with air cushioned soles. The glorious landscape can speak for itself but all of the staff / teachers gave so much care, knowledge and passion. Within 5 days my soul ignited, my mind expanded and I felt true emotion and nurturing. How they do it so naturally is magical and my heart now has a large and special place forever Sharpham. x

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"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"
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"
"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
We're in a list of 'best wellbeing breaks and yoga retreats in the UK' as the 'best for getting back to nature'
"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
"I could feel the soothing effects of being at Sharpham" -  in a 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'
"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
Listing us in 30 great breaks in Devon & Dorset - "Our pick is a 5-night silent retreat, involving meditation, exercise & relaxation, with vegetarian dining"
'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'
We feature twice in a list of top 10 UK wellness retreats, being described as "perfect" and "delightful"
"A wonderful place to escape and practice a little 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"
"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
"Four days at a retreat designed specifically for people with 'burnout' felt like a gift"