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Autumn Retreat: 5-night Sharpham House Retreat

Summary

5 Reviews
5 nights - Seasonal
Any
Single
Short periods
Max. Spaces: 20

Overview

Give yourself much-needed nurturing as the nights draw in, experiencing a longer, deeper retreat in Sharpham House.

  • meditation surrounded by nature
  • mindful movement
  • creative activities
  • walking in the beautiful Devon landscape

You’ll experience many of the rich threads that are woven through our programme, exploring mindful awareness through community, creativity, celebration and a deep connection to nature, yet with plenty of space for your own reflections and contemplations.

You’ll also have enough free time to explore your stunning surroundings during Autumn – and Sharpham Estate looks fantastic in this season. 

This retreat is for you if:

  • curious to experience the different elements of the Sharpham Programme
  • want a longer stay in this beautiful place
  • in need of rest, rejuvenation and renewal
  • are aged 18 and above
What is Mindfulness?

What you'll experience on this retreat:

  • have the opportunity to develop mindfulness skills through guided meditations
  • practice mindful movement
  • access your creativity through a series of creative activities such as writing and environmental art
  • have guided and free time on this beautiful Estate, enjoying engaging and seasonal nature connection and nature sensing activities
  • living in community with like-minded people, sharing experiences and the opportunity to bring mindfulness to some everyday household tasks
  • be able to explore our tranquil Capability Brownian parkland and our Grade 2*-listed gardens designed by Percy Cane
  • have a single-occupancy room and your own space in which to rejuvenate, with free time to deeply rest and reconnect with yourself, far from the busy-ness of daily life. Click here to explore our rooms.
  • enjoy delicious, healthy, home-cooked vegetarian food that regularly receives rave reviews and have access to 24-hour hot teas, coffee & infusions in our Toasting Room
  • be cared for full-board in a Grade I-listed Georgian House surrounded by history and art, with staff looking after you, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to nature, amid breath-taking scenery on the banks of the River Dart
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What you need to know:

If you decide to stay with us, we’ll send you a list of what you need to bring for this retreat in your Welcome Letter that we send out after you've booked.

You can also find out more about staying with us on our Frequently Asked Questions page, including

  • accessibility information
  • why we encourage you to come on your own and not with partners or friends
  • what the difference is between our retreats
View our FAQs

Schedule

If you're coming to stay with us on retreat, it is important to make a commitment to arrive in time for the first group meeting and to attend all the days.

This ensures you experience the retreat programme from start to finish and helps your group of participants to gel.


Silence

All our retreats include periods of silence as a way of deepening into mindful awareness.

If you are new to spending time in silence in the company of other people, it can feel awkward to begin with. But we encourage you to explore the silent periods with a spirit of openness and curiosity - people usually find it to be a positive experience. 

The retreats typically move into silence each evening from 9pm - 10am the following day

Typical retreat schedule

Day 1: Arrive between 3-5pm for welcoming talk and settling in

Mornings Afternoons
7.00am - wake up bell. Silence until 10.00am 1.00pm - lunch and household tasks
7.30am – mindful movement 2.30pm – optional group walk and personal time
8.00am - meditation 5.30pm  – meditation
8.30am - breakfast and household tasks 6.00pm – supper and household tasks
10.00am - home groups, break the silence  8.00pm - evening gathering
11.30am - morning session 9.00pm – House moves into silence until 10.00am the next day

Final day: There is a closing meeting at 10.30am, and your departure by 12noon.

Reviews

My experience of staying at Sharpham House for a 3-day silent meditation retreat was extremely positive... the venue and grounds are stunning but really the teachers and organisers, and all involved in making it a place that feels safe, grounding and supportive, is what makes it such a special place. As someone who has been on several meditation retreats, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sharpham House. Thank you to everyone involved

Dan
April 2023

Sharpham House is the most idyllic and tranquil places for a mindfulness retreat. It offered us the perfect conditions to facilitate a deeper connection with ourselves, with the beautiful nature and the rich wild life surrounding the area. Being under the skilful, generous and mindful guidance of our kind, open-hearted coordinators Nina and Will has created the perfect space to bring to light deep powerful insights. I am truly grateful for this life-changing experience.

Cristina Vulcan
June 2023

Wonderful haven of nature, beautiful views, lovely food, great teachers. I stayed for 5 nights for the summer retreat and left restored, invigorated and inspired. I have already recommended this to friends of mine and I will continue to do so. If you're feeling run down, overwhelmed, anxious/depressed or just in need of some 'me' time, then I highly recommend spending as long as you can at Sharpham House Trust.

Rebecca Watson
September 2023
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Sharpham House

Sharpham House is the perfect place to experience a mindfulness retreat: a Grade I-listed Georgian mansion at the centre of the stunning Sharpham Estate, where you're nurtured with delicious vegetarian and vegan food (much of it grown organically in our Walled Garden).

The House is set in beautiful gardens, surrounded by a parkland designed originally by Capability Brown, offering calming views over the River Dart, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Leaders

Barry Thurgood
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Martyna Raczka at The Sharpham Trust meditation centre
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Costs

  • £595 - Standard room, single occupancy, full-board 
  • £655 Premium room, single occupancy, full-board 
  • £755 - Heritage room, single occupancy, full-board 

There will be a maximum of 20 guests on this retreat.

All rooms are single occupancy, giving you your own space in which to relax.

If you have a medical condition that requires you to have an en-suite room, please contact the Programme Administrator on the number below as these rooms are limited and are bookable on a first-come first-serve basis.

Book easily and securely online or by phoning 01803 732542

Terms & Conditions

Please click here to see our booking and cancellations policy

Room Types

Click here for more information on our types of bedrooms and facilities.

Bursaries

Limited 50% bursaries offering reduced-price retreats are available for those experiencing financial hardship. Please contact the Programme Administrator at least 4 weeks in advance if you wish to apply.

Our bursary fund relies on donations. If you’d like to help another to go on retreat here through our bursary scheme, you can give online quickly and easily by clicking here

Available dates

2024 29 Oct

Sharpham House: Autumn Nurture Retreat - 5 nights

With Barry Thurgood & Martyna Raczka