What our clients say about us

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful weekend – I was not entirely sure what to expect but my expectations were far exceeded. I think you are inspiring and I learned so much. I am still amazed at the connections between the group and how well everyone got on. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future!”



“It has been a long time since I took a pause from life and in all honesty I was apprehensive. But when we stepped through the door I just knew that we had come home. Merlee has magic in her eyes, and love in her touch. She has given me rest, kindness and nourishment that I didn’t even realise how much I needed. She has also opened up a spiritual path for someone so close to me that I know will help her so much. I thank you so much and I’ll be back.”



“Thank you so much for this ‘Experience’. I have been given many insights into self and the opportunity to have space and time to reflect on my journey in life. Each element that has been put into the Retreat has been a blessing and a challenge. I have much to take forward into the future, my past does not define me but the present and the future are what counts. I have skills and abilities, strengths and much love and kindness to give. It was a challenge to come and stay on my own but one that I am glad that I have done.”



“I arrived heavy in heart and head and return home light, refreshed and rejuvenated. Merlee was just amazing!”



“I can’t recommend these retreats highly enough – less than an hour from London, but a few minutes after arriving you’ll feel a million light years away from it all. Merlee’s approach is pragmatic, intuitive and spiritual, (without being too new-agey!). She’s a wonderful cook, mealtimes are blissful. Relaxing surroundings, beautiful long walks. There’s a great choice of treatments & activities, something for everyone. The most memorable thing for me was just how much fun it was.”

Andria Aisha

“It’s been a treat. Thank you for an amazing week. I felt as if I was at home. I felt welcomed, comfortable and it was blissful. The food was excellent. Looking forward to coming back. Great atmosphere. Lovely weekend for mind, body and soul. Thank you Merlee.”



“Thank you very much for the weekend and it was lovely to meet you– and a very convivial set of fellow guests. I really enjoyed the ambiance, the yoga and the treatments but the highlight was the breathing – the closing sensation was unlike anything I’d ever experienced.”

M.D. London


“In just 7 days I cleaned my whole system and feel as though I am living in a new body. My liver-gallbladder detox under your expert guidance, Merlee, is responsible for this rapid transformation. Not only does my body feel ‘washed through’, but my mind feels so much clearer and sharper.No two bodies are alike and, for me, the most outstanding feature of your programme is that it is tailor made to the individual body down to the last detail concerning food, liquids, herbs, supplements and treatments.In the 30 years I’ve been cleansing, I’ve never found another retreat like yours that heals mind, body and spirit each day. On a spiritual note, you taught me that the liver holds anger and the gallbladder resentment. Here’s a thought…perhaps keeping our livers clean and happy might contribute to a more peaceful world? Thank you, Merlee, for restoring my mind and body to vibrant health. I’m so grateful.”

PL, London


“I feel very blessed to have stayed with you. It has been fabulous – the company, the beautiful home, superb food, one of the best massages ever! Over and above everything though, to share some of Merlee’s wonderful wisdom. Thank you so much! It wasn’t long enough.”


“I am not given to hyperbole but I can say with all sincerity that Merlee has turned my life around. Or perhaps I should say that she has helped me to do so as a central point of her teaching is that her role is that of a facilitator, equipping her patients to fulfil their potential.

I underwent corrective surgery at birth, 71 years ago, as I was born with an imperforate anus. Current medical opinion is that the surgery was well performed but I have suffered from constipation all my life. Hospital tests has shown that I have a long colon and slow transit. Over the years I have taken laxatives in increasing amounts and undergone colonic irrigation on a regular basis.

I reached crisis point a few weeks ago when I was resorting to weekly colonics and very high doses of a strong laxative, in effect a bowel cleanser more usually prescribed to clear the bowel before a medical procedure. Although they “worked”, they resulted in soreness in my bowel and colon and I was eating very little due to loss of appetite and a desire (unfulfilled) to mitigate the discomfort.

I realised that I could not resolve my problems on my own and that I needed a residential centre of some sort. Luckily, a trusted alternative health practitioner knew and recommended Merlee.

I stayed here for nearly three weeks and undertook the liver detox and plaque removal programmes. I didn’t find it easy. There were tears and low moods on a several occasions but I came through stronger in body and spirit. I still have work to do on a physical and emotional level but Merlee has helped me see that I can beat my demons and attain regular bowel movements without resorting to laxatives and colonic irrigation.

The treatments aren’t expensive for what is in effect a “bespoke” service. This is a vital element at the centre. Every person’s body is unique and Melee is vigilant in assessing how each patient responds to the treatments they are undergoing to ensure that everyone attains the optimum benefit. And the food is very tasty too!

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone with bowel problems.”

Pat Cunningham