I arrived at Song of the River Retreat with very little knowledge of what was waiting for me or what to expect as my wife booked the stay for me. I needed some time and space to get back on track after recently leaving a high pressure management role.

From the moment I arrived I knew this was a special place. From the warm welcome from Barbara and the extremely peaceful location, I instantly knew that this was what I needed.

After an initial chat with Barbara she very quickly was able to understand my issues and develop a programme of treatments and meditations bespoke to me. Some of them I had never heard of but Barbara is so knowledgeable and passionate about her therapy that I felt completely at ease and put my trust in her.

The whole experience was life changing and I came away with a completely different outlook on life. Everything about the treatments and meditation sessions was perfect and some extremely interesting things came from them. Things I will never forget and will use in my new life ahead of me.

The accommodation is perfect and Barbara and Nick are the ideal hosts. They work so well together and I have never felt so welcome in the home of strangers before in my life. We chatted in the evenings and I felt completely at ease.

The help and guidance I received at Song of the River will stay with me for a long time. I hope to go back soon and would highly recommend this to anyone who needs time away from everyday life to find themselves and get back on track with life. Everything about the retreat was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for more.

Anonymous review.

Everything about this retreat was exactly what I needed. The location is stunning and so peaceful. Barbara and Nick were the perfect hosts and couldn’t have done more for me. Barbara has such a fantastic knowledge and range of treatments, which she specifically tailored to my needs. A great listener, which gave me the opportunity to discuss my issues and explore them in a gentle manner. I couldn’t have asked for more. Quite literally this may have changed the whole way I think about life.

Fran – Southern England