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How to Book and T&Cs

It's easy and secure to book mindfulness courses, retreats and events online with The Sharpham Trust. 

Retreats and courses

  • Browse our courses, events and retreats calendar month by month, available through the Calendar button in the top menu
  • Search events using the search box at the top of the page
  • Filter the type of events you want to see by month, category or by a particular phrase. 
  • You can read more info, or book your chosen event when it displays in the Calendar
  • Clicking the booking button takes you to our secure online payment site, where you pay with a credit card or SagePay

If you are having trouble booking, or you'd prefer to speak to someone, our Programme Administrator is available from 9.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday on 01803 732542 or you can email [email protected]

Deposits


Your booking is only secured after payment of your deposit (where relevant) or full payment.

If you have paid a deposit, the remaining balance will automatically be debited from your account 4 weeks before your retreat starts, and an email reminder will be sent to you in advance of the payment being taken. If you have concerns about paying the balance amount, please contact us as soon as possible on 01803 732542. If you have only paid a deposit and your retreat is less than 4 weeks away, then your card will be charged for the remaining balance in the next few working days following your booking.

If you have to cancel


If you have to cancel, let us know as soon as possible: cancellation charges are dependent on how far we know in advance of the course.

Cancellation date Result
 6 weeks or more

Retreats: Deposit/fees paid are fully refundable minus a £15.00 admin fee

Mindfulness courses: Fees paid are fully refundable minus a £15.00 admin fee 

6 weeks or less 

Retreats: Loss of £100 deposit, or equivalent, if full fee has been paid in advance

Mindfulness courses: Refund in full minus 30% 

 3 weeks or less 

Retreats: The full fee is payable unless the retreat is fully booked and we are able to re-sell your place. If your place does re-sell then loss of £100 deposit, or equivalent, if full fee has been paid in advance

Mindfulness courses: Full fee payable unless the course is fully booked and we are able to re-sell your place.  If we are able to re-sell your place then we can refund you in full minus 30% 

Transfers 


If you need to transfer to an alternative course/retreat, we are only able to transfer your booking with at least 3 weeks notice, and a £15 admin fee will apply. If less than 3 weeks notice, we can only transfer your booking if the retreat or course is fully booked and we are able to re-sell your place. A £15 admin fee will apply. Please note: we can only transfer your booking ONCE.

We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), however as a small charity we regret are not able to underwrite these kinds of costs and as such our policy is non-negotiable.

We strongly recommend you take out your own insurance in case you have to cancel through illness or unforeseen circumstances. Cancelsure insurance forms are available by calling Cancelsure on 01666 841353.

If we have to cancel


Sharpham reserves the right to cancel a course or retreat for whatever reason, which may be owing to insufficient numbers, the availability of staff or tutors, or other reasons beyond our control.

In this event, however, your course fee will be refunded in full. Every endeavour will be made to inform you of this at least one week prior to the course. Sharpham can accept no further liability for course cancellations beyond the course fee refund.

The Sharpham Trust can accept no responsibility for accident or loss while on one of our courses, retreats or programmes, although all reasonable efforts are made to ensure safety and enjoyment throughout.

Partipant behaviour on a course or retreat


The Trust reserves the right to ask participants to leave a course, retreat or event if their behaviour is deemed inappropriate or is impacting negatively on the experience of other participants. The full fee may not be returned in such cases.

We also ask participants who want to leave any of our courses or retreats unexpectedly to inform the leader beforehand.

Public events


For all public events below £20

All tickets/bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable.

For public events above £20

Cancellation date Result
More than 4 weeks before the event Full refund less 10% admin fee
Less than 4 weeks before the event All tickets/bookings are non-refundable

 

Transfers 


If you need to transfer to an alternative event, we are only able to transfer your booking with at least 2 weeks notice, and a 10% admin fee will apply. If less than 2 weeks notice, we can only transfer your booking if the course is fully booked and we are able to re-sell your place. 

We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), however as a small charity we regret are not able to underwrite these kinds of costs and as such our policy is non-negotiable.

The Bathing House


We rent out The Bathing House, on the Sharpham Estate, for short breaks.

Rentals are handled by Helpful Holidays. Click here to find out more about The Bathing House and click here to book it with Helpful Holidays 

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: The Sharpham Trust, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UT