UNFOLDING TRANSFORMATION: REAL STORIES

Witness the transformative power of The Nest through the eyes of inspiring women. Dive into heartfelt words of renewal, self-discovery, and lasting memories forged in our peaceful haven.

Reading testimonials can be an insightful window into someone else’s experience. These are not just reviews, but raw expressions of profound healing, rediscovered strength, and renewed hope. At The Nest, we witness these transformations unfold daily, each guest leaving a piece of their story woven into the fabric of our retreat.

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Emma – April 2023

Wow – what a truly beautiful 4 days
Thank you so much to moya, susie, tansy, Emma & Jolene for all their kind non-judgemental support. I feel blessed to have had this time to slow down and reconnectt with myself.and nature.
Breaking some bad habits. Being here has given me the opportunity to experience more quiet time – which has been a real tonic – and eating the most delicious food/nutritious food – that you Moya

Plus I now have some mindfulness, forest bathing, QiQong & restorative yoga tools to take home with me to practice.

You are all such beautiful souls and The Nest is such a gift 🧡

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Penny – May 2023

Where do I begin! Thank you so much to Susie, Cori, Tansy, Emma & Jolene
You have all supported me, given me strength and given me time and space to learn so much about myself. I had the most beautiful 4 days! I have learnt to let go and put myself first.
Moya you are a kind and beautiful person. From the first moment I spoke to you , you made me feel like I already knew You from before. I’ve enjoyed our talks, hugs, compassion you gave me and the delicious food you prepared for me with love.

There’s not enough words describe how I feel to each and everyone of you girls. Thank you all so much.

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Millie – October 2023

I don’t know where to start!
Just the most wonderful retreat – better than I could have ever imagined. The perfect way to refill my cup and re-connect with myself and with nature. The food, the fire pit, the sheep, the cosy bed and wonderful little touches everywhere you look. The only downside is having to leave! For the first time since my breakdown, I feel ready to return to work.

Thank you so much Moya for your support and words of wisdom. I leave with a renewed energy and I’m so grateful to you and the girls for everything. I hope to return again soon!

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Ayisha – June 2022

‘I knew what I needed when I booked the Nest Retreat but I never knew it would be the best decision I could of made for myself. From start to finish the host, Moya was amazing-she made me feel so welcome and safe. The space was so tranquil and peaceful giving me enough time to think and reflect. The experience and expertise from the other ladies who shaped my experience was absolute class. The tips that I have received are already being put into practice! What stood out to me is how bespoke and tailored the treatments were, even down to my pregnancy massage. I felt like I knew or had met the ladies previously and felt the genuine care from everyone. It was such a life-changing experience and now a forever memory of mine. Not enough words can describe the goodness and benefits of the Nest life – I highly recommend to anyone going through difficult times or simply in need of a reset. I will be visiting again 

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Amber  – May 2022

‘Where do I start?! What an incredible place. The location is perfect, overlooking green fields and wonderfully talkative sheep and when the sun shines – wow!
Moya has amazing taste and really understands how to deliver the perfect retreat and has made sure that the perfectly formed shepherds hut feels like a little nest. I felt so safe and relaxed there and Moya had thought of everything in making it as luxurious as possible!
On the retreat I was provided with the most delicious, nutritionally balanced home cooked food, all delivered to the hut and thanks to the weather I was able to sit and enjoy outside in the garden.
Over the course of the 3 days I got so much out of being with the wonderful team at The Nest. I can’t thank them enough for helping me talk, reflect and begin to heal, and for all their advice but most importantly for the practical tips and techniques to take home with me as I start this new chapter of my life, post the trauma of the cancer treatment. The massage with Emma in the peaceful barn was heaven, talking, yoga and mindfulness with Rosie and Susie and my 3 hour forest bathing session with Tansy where I developed a whole new appreciation for forest and trees!
I would highly recommend a retreat at The Nest and will definitely be treating myself to regular visits – I really didn’t want to leave!’

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Clarissa – May 2022

‘Thank you for the most restorative, soul nourishing retreat, I can imagine. Every little gorgeous detail has been so thoughtful, and I’m rested and refreshed, eaten so much delicious food, slept so well. The yoga! Mindfulness in the woods with Tansy and Susie, connecting with nature in this incredible setting! This has been a dream, thank you for everything. I can’t wait to come back, there is nothing like this place in the world!’

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Katherine – April 2022

“Thank you for an amazing stay. Any initial trepidation about a ‘solo’ retreat quickly melted away and I feel rested and renewed after my few days rest. It was wonderful staying in the beautiful shepherds hut (brilliant mattress!) and being immersed in nature. The food was delicious. The mindfulness, forest bathing, massage and yoga have all been incredible and you were all so welcoming and warm. I’ve properly slowed down and have lots of tools to take back home.’

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Stella – March 2022

‘I spent 3.5 days at the Nest recently on a Healing Heart Retreat. My heart was(is!) broken following a bereavenment. From the moment I arrived (and burst into tears), I felt loved, cared for, understood, and was treated with kindness, nurturing, empathy, cake and tenderness.. 

I recommend the Healing Heart Retreat to anyone with a broken heart that needs to start to heal.The facilities were wonderful., very spacious and luxurious. The view from the shepherds hut is green fields. Very peaceful and a perfect place to think and reflect.

I will never forget my time at The Nest. It was incredibly special, and I thank all the lovely ladies who put up with my ramblings, my crying and made me feel better and more equipped to face the world and my new reality. Thank you’

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