Reviews of Sharpham nationally & internationally

Meditation retreats at The Sharpham Trust

"Full immersion in the natural world", listing us in '10 of the best meditation retreats in the UK & Europe' - The Guardian

Meditation retreats at The Sharpham Trust

"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

Meditation retreat centre Sharpham House features in the Sunday Telegraph

"I could feel the soothing effects of being at Sharpham" - Sunday Telegraph feature on stillness

Meditation retreat centre Sharpham House features in Woman and Home

"A wonderful place to escape and practice a little mindfulness" - Woman and Home magazine

Sharpham Trust mindfulness retreats featured in Psychologies Magazine

"Stay in a gorgeous Palladian-style mansion on a 550-acre estate in Devon" - Psychologies magazine written by Queen of Retreats

The Sharpham Trust featured in Glamour magazine

"Four days at a retreat designed specifically for people with 'burnout' felt like a gift" - Glamour magazine

Sharpham reviewed in the London Evening Standard

We feature twice in a list of top 10 UK wellness retreats, being described as "perfect" and "delightful" - London Evening Standard

Sharpham House yoga retreats reviewed in The Guardian - January 2018

"A beautiful estate near Totnes, South Devon" - The Guardian

Daily Telegraph reviews The Sharpham Trust

"Retreat in tranquil surroundings" - featured in 10 idyllic ways to escape Christmas in The Daily Telegraph

"The views across the River Dart valley are worth the visit alone" - The Daily Telegraph

"Gorgeous...inspirational" - The Daily Telegraph in a feature about silent retreats

"The place exudes genteel graciousness and the food is beyond divine. It’s very special" - Queen of Retreats review

Sharpham as one of 'five of the world's best yoga retreats' - Mio Skincare

Sharpham as one of 'six of the UK's best yoga retreats' - Insure4Sport

The Barn Retreat Centre as one of "eight of the best retreats in Britain and Europe" - The Sunday TelegraphReaders recommend The Guardian

Sharpham in list of meditation centres around the UK - The Guardian

Our Mindfulness and Singing retreats are "uplifting, engrossing and restorative in the extreme" - Kindred Spirit magazine

"A small, nurturing, inspiring place...just lovely" - Readers recommend The Barn in The Guardian

Our Mindfulness for Beginners retreat on HipandHealthy online magazine

We figure in a list of England's 11 best wellness retreats for a better you - The Culture Trip

Review of Sharpham in The Culture Trip

We're at the top of a list of Devon (and the UK's) best yoga retreats and we're in a list of best retreats for women - on Review My Retreat

Review my Retreat review of Sharpham yoga retreat

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Blog posts and other writings about us

Sharpham is the number 1 spot for digital detox - a global travel blog post

Spiritual retreats in the UK - blog post by Amy Garner

Sharpham House's "remarkable mindfulness retreat" - blog post by councillor and columnist Claire Wright

Our "divine" New Year retreat, which offers "the time and space to think clearly" - a retreatant blogs

So What's All This Mindfulness Stuff About Anyway? - blog post by a retreatant

Lessons from A Mindfulness Meditation retreat - blog post by a retreatant

Sharpham featured in "10 Most Idyllic Meditation Retreats in the UK" - blog post from

Our Moments to Savour mindful cooking and eating retreat, where you can "enhance your relationship with food" - featured in Arthritis Digest magazine

Experiencing a solitary retreat at The Barn's Kuti - a blog post


jo raven

4 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

Ruth Wells

4 months ago, on Google
Having spent 3 nights on a woodland retreat in September at Sharpham I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to get away from it all and spend some time in nature. Everything was amazing. Ollie and Israh guided us all the way and so caring. Food was exceptional. Loved everything about Sharpham and I will definitely be returning next year. Thank you.

Kerry Archer

5 months ago, on Google
I have just returned from a 5 night Woodland retreat at Sharpham - I though I was going for a bit of nice camping, meditation and relax time - I got all of that but SO much more. It was the most immersive and amazing 5 days and I have returned home feeling so connected with nature and fellow humans and alive and nourished. It was so so nurturing and has really helped me deal with some suppressed inner emotions. Thank you so much Sharpham for getting these retreats up and running again during 2020.

J Blyth

6 months ago, on Google
The full integration of the trust's vision in every area, of the experience that you will participate in, is tangible. Wholistic! Overused, but actually appropriate here. Kind, Compassionate, Tolerant & Nurturing. Inspiring hope in the future of the human race. Set in hundreds of acres of the most wonderful land. Managed with a lightness of touch & an eye for the symbiosis of birth, life, decay & death. Truly a natural work of art & a tonic for the soul. Sell the family silver & go. You won't regret it!


5 months ago, on Google
I recently attended a Mindfulness for Beginners retreat and highly recommend it if you are interested in exploring meditation and mindfulness. The teachers (Ramiro and Patti) were very welcoming and kind, as were the rest of the staff, and the food is brilliant and very generous! I enjoyed the mixture of meditation and teaching sessions with personal time for reflection, rest or exploring. Sharpham have also put a lot of effort into running the retreats in line with Covid-19. If you arrive by train to Totnes I'd also recommend walking from the station if you have a backpack - it takes about an hour, through stunning scenery, and marked a lovely beginning and end to the retreat.

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Programme Administrator
Tel: 01803 732542
Email: [email protected]
Address: Sharpham Trust, West Wing Office, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7UT