peace in the heart of somerset

Leave daily life behind, and focus on what’s important to you.


We offer three one-to-one retreats; Restore, Discover and Transition. Each three-day, residential retreat is personally hosted, and tailored around you.



Caroline helped me to make sense and gain perspective on some complex, underlying issues as I transitioned from a very demanding executive role to a broader non-executive portfolio. She gave me space to explore my anxieties which were at times, depressing, intervening with thoughtful questions and challenge, that unlocked different ways of thinking, and behaving.

After three days I walked away knowing that something inside me had changed; that I had given myself permission to jettison some deep-seated ‘stuff’ for the long term. Caroline’s methods are focused, creative, sometimes intense but always safe. The level of personalisation, full attention and care taken to make sure that success is on your terms is something I have never experienced before but I wholeheartedly recommend. If you only ever do one coaching/ self-exploration retreat, make it this one.

Caroline is an excellent coach with lots of know-how, empathy and a great sense of humour! She has a real knack of asking the right questions, allowing you to reflect on important matters, and always making you feel comfortable. Working with her has really helped me be more successful in my career and happier in my personal life.

I booked the retreat to help me think about some big life choices, work through some negative thinking and have some ‘me’ time. Caroline is the most patient, welcoming and caring person and the work we did together helped me find a new focus for life. A beautiful retreat, gorgeous food and everything I needed for some time out from life! I can’t recommend Caroline and this magical place highly enough, it has really helped change my life in so many ways.


All the retreats are based in a peaceful, self-contained Lodge in the grounds of our home in the Somerset market town of Castle Cary.



All the retreats are hosted by me, Caroline Sharley. I have over 20 years’ experience helping people use their ‘head and heart’ to fulfil their aspirations, purpose and potential.



The retreats are typically for three-days, two-nights and are available throughout the year. Use the link below to see availability, inquire further and to book.