Everyone takes their own experience from Castle Farm and we specialise in providing the flexibility and atmosphere for you to have the kind of break that you want.
Nearly 50% of our guests have already returned for a second visit (or indeed third, fourth or fifth visit in some cases!) So as well as reading about the lovely ways to relax at the farm, here’s what our guests have said about their own experience:
BD – London
Thank you for the magical mix of ingredients put together with seamless caring skill. I hope you let me back. Again many thanks, and obviously, a hug!
CS – London
Lovely to be here again. Really enjoyed the company, the walking, the relaxation, the opportunity to do what I wanted, and my vision board.
J&W – Lincolnshire
Thank you for an amazing few days and really taking us both “out of our box”. To say we have had a break from reality is really an understatement. Great food, great company, great countryside, great walks… and great cats. We will be back!!!
RR – St Albans
Very proud to have achieved intern-under-sous-commis-chef status at last, only needing to be supervised by two people to chop ginger. Loved it! Thank you x
SK – Birmingham
Thank you for a glorious long weekend: great company and food, stunning walks and the perfect place to relax and revive. Back for a week next time!
SW – Luton
Some favourite things about the last 5 days?
- Great company
– Incredible food!
– Matching large & small Berties
– Walking up a mountain
– The accidental glider show!
– Book-shopping in Hay…
Have to stop! My least favourite thing?
- Going home…
Thanks for an incredible break, Sarah!
D & N – Farnborough
Thank you so much Sarah for another fantastic holiday at the farm. Gorgeous food, great company, warm fire and lovely walks. Now feel relaxed and ready to face the world again! Looking forward to next time already.
JA – Reading
Another wonderful time at Castle Farm. Will be back – again.
AC – Gloucester
What a magical place… the people, the views, the calm, the genuine caring for everybody and everything. I entered a competition to win a relaxing weekend in Wales and got so much more. Will treasure my memories here for a very long time :) Thank you so very much.
JS – Gloucester
Can only agree with the above comments. Lovely location, reflexology was great and food was really good. Sarah, Laura and Joyce made us feel right at home and the whole farm area has made me very relaxed. Discovered a new part of the world which I would love to come back to again. All in all a lovely experience with Bertie getting a special mention for his company by the stream. Thanks again.
JL – London
The calm at the centre of the storm, Sarah, Joyce & Laura offer genuine warmth and what you get here is holistic healing – body, mind and soul. A beautiful location with beautiful people. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.
JB – Taunton
This is a magial place! If fulfills its promise to relax, recharge and refocus, and delivers so much more. Engaging company, warmth, friendship, fab food, love, care and attention. Many thanks to Sarah, Laura and Joyce for making my second stay here as memorable as the first!
J&P – Oxford
Amazing place, amazing people, amazing food. Sarah, you have created a one-of-a-kind experience and it’s hand to heart :-) we will be back to see you, Joyce and the Berties! Thank you!
R&T – Oxford
We had a wonderful time at Castle Farm. T’s second and R’s first time. We loved the people: Sarah, Joyce, the other guests and the cats. Top food and great walking. We’ll be back with friends :-) Keep doing this and keep it chilled!
J&K – Ash
There are few places of complete respite in the world of busyness, but Castle Farm is top of the list. An amazingly magical mix of relaxed walking, chill out time, good food and joyous laughter! We’ll be back for more!
JW – Woking
What can I say? Feeling nourished… this place is food for the soul! Thank you to Sarah and all for creating this wonderful oasis.
DB – Chester
Sarah – you have created such a special place here at Castle Farm – so enjoyed the warmth, calm, peace and new friends. To say nothing of the fantastic walks and food! I will return…. both a threat and a promise! Many, many thanks
S&R – St Albans
Wow! This is place is a big fat cuddle – a hug-in-a-rug! Thank you so much Sarah, for allowing us to share this with you and all the other wonderful people here. There really is a great vibe, the views are breathtaking and the food was simply wonderful. Can’t wait to come back!
MP – Birmingham
I have had a fabulous time with a great bunch of people. The comination works brilliantly with your amazing skills: the paced walks were a revelation (no ego short-of-breath hills from now on!), the scrummy food (great veggie creations) and the options of treatments/coaching. All heaven…mmmm!! And not forgetting the new word in my vocabulary – ‘cheeky’ !! Will be back
N&D – Farnham
Had a fantastic time again. Wonderful people, majestic mountains and fantastic (again!) food. Thank you so much
JC – Sheldwich
Fabulous food, huge hugs, foot warming fires, views views and more views, relaxation :) Fantastic time in the mountains and lets not forget the walking and company
KW – Ash
Ahhhh…. Mmmmmm…. Ahhh…. Lost for words. Maybe my actions speak louder… second magical visit – and see you again in September. And probably for many more…. Mmmmmm
JH – St Albans
Weekends at Castle Farm are very special. The atmosphere is relaxed yet purposeful. The whole experience is filled with great conversation, wonderful food, fantastic walks and friendly people, the real luxury is in the choice. I can do as little or as much as I like – and that is just fantastic.
SM – Chesterfield
I have been lucky enough to spend time with Sarah as one of her clients, as a colleague and also (very luckily) at a couple of fabulous Castle Farm long weekends.
So, what’s The Castle Farm experience like? Well, imagine putting your everyday life on hold for a few (or more) days to spend some time chilling out and re-charging your batteries, meeting some new and interesting people and maybe doing some ‘stuff’ which you may or may not have done before (but only if you want to – no pressure!) like receiving coaching or having reflexology…
And then of course there are the walks in the beautiful and remote Black Mountains.
This all involves strenuous activity such as lighting / enjoying / watching roaring log fires (toasted marshmallows optional), eating home baked food fresh out of the Aga, great conversations over a glass or two of wine – and all within a breathtaking setting where only the sound of sheep will wake you in the morning.
Sarah is the calm leader and host behind the Castle Farm breaks and she uses her experience both as a coach and mountain leader to ensure that the atmosphere is one where you can just be yourself and get what you want from your stay – whether that’s walking in the mountains safe in the knowledge you are in the hands of an expert, relaxing and eating fantastic food (she’s a great cook), taking time out to reflect or having great conversations with coaches which might lead somewhere interesting…
Just writing about it makes me want to return sometime very soon…
AF – London
It’s strange to say, but before I visited Castle Farm I don’t know what I was looking for, in fact I booked myself in simply because I knew I wanted something slightly different from my usual weekend. Within two hours of arriving I knew exactly what I needed, genuine down time, space to think and amazing people to be with and talk to.
Once I got used to the lack of phone signal, email and internet, I wound down several gears and relaxed in a way I’d almost forgot was possible. Sarah creates an atmosphere and calmness at Castle Farm which is valuable and rare. I took the time to reorganise my priorities and to restart with renewed drive. The walking across the beautiful Black Mountains gave me a chance to chat with my fellow guests and also take time to get fresh air into my lungs and spring clean my life.
I can’t thank Sarah enough for providing such an amazing place, food, atmosphere, walks and space to think. I’ll be visiting regularly to recharge and refresh, and if you need a change of scenery and pace, I can’t recommend Castle Farm and Sarah highly enough.
LM – London
It was a perfect climate where I certainly felt able to move in and out of conversation with different people with an ease I don’t think I’ve ever experienced. A few other phrases come to mind:
great food, relaxed, free to do whatever suited you, no pressure to conform, fun (I’m def going to buy some of those balloons!), great company
LC – Bath
I came away with a fabulous sense of peace and wellbeing. It was, without a doubt, one of the best weekends away I’ve ever spent, I think the combo of the people, the scenery (and the (large amount of!) food!) made it the best experience ever.
I certainly came away with lots of ideas about what I love to do (i.e. be outdoors lots) and where my key strengths are (the ability to stay calm, think rationally and hold a space throughout a crisis are definitely now included on my CV!) and the best thing was having the chance to discover again what makes my heart sing with likeminded people!
I really enjoyed myself and had a bit of an self-revelation that has moved me on leaps and bounds.
Finally a big thank you for making it all so…. well…..darn easy
AB – Camberley
I had a lovely weekend – breathtaking scenery and inspiring company – thank you very much for organizing it so thoughtfully.
CF – Oxford
Enjoyed it all – the company, the beauty of the countryside, the quiet, getting away from it all, food, wine, toasting marshmallows in the open fire and even the walk up a mountain! It was great to meet you. Look forward to the next time.
K&J – Ash
What a wonderful few days. Lots of laughs. Huge hugs. Beautiful big mountain views and marvellous meals. Thank you!
JM – Farnham
THANK YOU!! For a wonderful weekend in paradise! The people, place, walks, scenery, food and of course you were a most welcome break. I am at present raving to everyone about my weekend and will hope to return there again soon!!
IM – Exeter
This is a place where spirituality lives in the beauty of the nature and in the soul of the people. This is a place where you are important. A place where dreams come true. Thank you very much! Look forward to coming back!