Testimonials

A beautiful stay at Helen’s Hillside Retreat …. peaceful and Spiritual…..Helen is a lovely warm and spiritual lady who catered for my vegan and gluten free food with wholesome home cooked food .
I recommend Hillside Retreat to any one who is looking for peace and soul searching in a beautiful home in a beautiful part of this world.
Jane W March 2016
 

My time at Hillside has given me everything I came here for, and more besides. It has been healing, peaceful and inspirational.   Helen’s easy manner and genuine welcome is matched by her ability to provide nourishment on every level.  The Reiki session, followed up with counselling, enabled me to move beyond the questions and concerns I brought with me.  The beautiful surroundings and quiet location with plenty of space to walk and enjoy the outdoors, combined with the nurturing atmosphere, have had a profound beneficial effect on my well-being.

Susanna August 2013

 

‘This retreat was all I had hoped it would be, and more – nurturing, deepening and transforming.’   Carol D June 2014

 

‘In need of physical and mental relaxation, the peace and tranquility of the retreat and surrounding area was just what I needed to give me the space and time to unwind and feel nourished spiritually and physically. It was easy to reach, with the train journey less than 2 1/2 hours from London. The beautiful views from the room of the garden and mountain range beyond were restful and inspiring. The room is large and bright with separate sleeping, eating and sitting areas. I was drawn to several interesting spiritual books in the bookcase which I browsed during my stay. I would highly recommend this retreat’.

Claire R March 2014

 

Myself and my daughter spent a four day break at Hillside Retreat. It was a wonderful experience; spotless accommodation, great food and Helen and Andrew make the perfect hosts. We will certainly go again as it is a perfect place in a perfect area. Thanks again from Maisie & Jackie July 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

If you are thinking about going on a retreat, this is the perfect place. Everything about the room, the house and garden, the rural setting, and Helen’s presence, is filled with peace, love and tranquility. I found myself nurtured on every level – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. The food was fabulous and Helen’s caring therapies soothed me into new levels of peace. With the only sounds being the sheep bleating, and the fantastic views of the sun setting each night over the distant Clwydian Range, it was easy to let go of life’s stresses and find renewal and hope again.

Lesley Raphael
Reflexologist

 

My strength and courage to make this move has been due to all the good people I have met along the way since my husband and brother died.  This includes you.  Through people like yourself, you have all helped me to heal inwardly and given me the power to be strong and positive and to move forward in life. with fun, happiness and conviction.  So thank you Helen for all you have given me.    Michelle September 2013

 

I was really in need of time away from my London life when I went to the Hillside Retreat. Helen and Andrew provide a very warm welcome, and I was immediately put at ease in their lovely home. Helen was also sensitive to how much interaction I wanted, and what worked well for me was doing my own thing most of the time, then sharing (delicious!) meals with them and enjoying their company. The peace and beauty of the location were incredibly soothing, and I came away fully refreshed and ready to pick up my life again, with a sense of having been enriched by the experience. I wholeheartedly recommend the Hillside Retreat; it was a spiritual haven for me.

Cathy J October 2013

 

My time at Hillside has given me everything I came here for, and more besides. It has been healing, peaceful and inspirational.   Helen’s easy manner and genuine welcome is matched by her ability to provide nourishment on every level.  The Reiki session, followed up with counselling, enabled me to move beyond the questions and concerns I brought with me.  The beautiful surroundings and quiet location with plenty of space to walk and enjoy the outdoors, combined with the nurturing atmosphere, have had a profound beneficial effect on my well-being.

Susanna August 2013