Private Retreats at Sheldon in Devon

Private retreats open to all

Our private retreats are open to everyone.
On a private retreat you have time on your own and in your own space.

You have access to 45 acres of Sheldon grounds - gardens, fields and woodlands, plus plenty of local footpaths. There are good places to pray including chapels and the labyrinth, and you are welcome to join the Community daily prayers. The well-stocked library is available for you to browse and the Art Shed is always open. And you might want to book a relaxing massage. Accommodation is suitable for single people or a couple.

You have your own little kitchen for preparing meals (either bring your own food = self-catering or we can fill up your fridge and store cupboard = stocked larder).

On a private retreat there is not opportunity to socialise with others, and these are the Rules of our House

For people in ministry - 1:1 sessions can be booked in advance. More details.

Open to everyone - If you are not eligible for ministry resources you need to be sufficiently okay emotionally and spiritually to benefit safely from time alone.

Retreat booking details

Linhay Lodge - 5 nights minimum - exclusively for people in ministry. We are not able to guarantee Lodges and for all bookings reserve the option to provide a Hen Run or Pig Pen instead.

Pig Pens (and Hen Runs) - 3 nights minimum

Stocked larder - 3 nights minimum

Standard arrival between 3pm and 6pm. Standard departure is by 10am