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


Lucinda Holliday

a month ago, on Google
A beautiful stay. The house was wonderful with space and comfort and the estate was stunning. Long walks in beautiful countryside, you really felt at one with nature. And the food, well it was amazing. I would recommend a visit.

tina cross

3 weeks ago, on Google
I have had the 3 most amazing days at sharpham house on a mindfulness for beginners retreat. I am amazed at how wonderful the silences were & being away from mobile devices was the most freeing feeling I have had for years. In fact I was not looking forward to being able to access my mobile phone again at the end of it. The days that I spent there have continued to have an effect on me and I feel I can still access that stillness in myself. I cannot recommend this course enough and have shared it with a number of my friends and am hoping that they will take the opportunity and book themselves on a course. I am a Christian and was concerned that it might be “a bit weird” but not at all. I felt closer to God and was able to meditate on scripture- the tutors were lovely caring gentle ladies and were excellent at their delivery. Food was out of.this world & I feel good on the inside as well as in my spirit and body. Thoroughly recommended & extremely enjoyable and insightful

Claire Joseph

a month ago, on Google
I went to Sharpham for the first time last week on a mindfulness/walking retreat with Linda and Nigel. Such a beautiful place and a wonderful experience. Fabulous food and the tranquility was bliss, I'd highly recommend Sharpham to anyone and I'll definitely be back!

Paul Grayson

2 weeks ago, on Google
I visited recently for a 3 day beginner's mindfulness retreat. I was completely new to meditation and retreats, choosing this over others as the website accurately describes the focus is purely on mindfulness and doesn't indicate any religious element for Sharpham House retreats (the barn retreats at Sharpham appearing to have a Buddhist element if that's what you want ). I have to say I was sceptical and would have left early if it wasn't for me. The experience was sublime. The tutors were clearly highly skilled, the house staff were very helpful and the food was amongst the best vegetarian food I have eaten. Living in the house for 3 days was a privilege. Being in silence for part of the retreat meant some small talk was possible but not all the time. I found this to be a good blend. The retreat was just what I needed at this time in my life. It gave me the opportunity not only to start to learn how to be mindful but also to reflect on certain aspects of my life and to better deal with things I can't influence. I intend to use the skills learned to live a calmer, less stressed and more present life. I will return maybe next year to continue the journey. I would highly recommend Sharpham for these reasons.

Alex Whittaker

in the last week, on Google
Had a fantastic time and experience. Sharpham staff were all wonderful, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming. Am looking forward to going back.

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

Name: Katie Tokus
Tel: 01803 732708
Email: [email protected]
Address: Sharpham House, Sharpham Estate, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7UT