Sedgwick Park House

Sedgwick Park House is a privately owned home, set within 100 acres of rolling countryside. The gardens include breathtaking views of the South Downs and Chanctonbury Ring. The House was purchased by John and Clare Davison in 2001 and the Estate at the moment comprises of the house with meadows to the front, formal gardens to the rear, and the woodland site of Sedgwick Castle to the West.

John and Clare have generously opened their home to a variety of community projects, as well as hosting events on behalf of numerous charitable organisations such as Chase, Chestnut Tree, Shipley Arts Festival, Cancer Research, the Dame Vera Lynn trust and the National Garden Scheme to name but a few. They will continue to make this lovely setting available for the benefit of the local community and charities insofar as regulations allow.

The gardens have been open to the public throughout the summer courtesy of the National Gardens Scheme. Guided tours of the garden and ground floor of the house with teas on the terrace can all be booked for small private groups.

Within the estate are the remains of Sedgwick Castle which dates back to the 13th century and is being carefully maintained and restored with the guidance of English Heritage.

Images of the grounds and house can be viewed in our Photo Gallery and the lavish and detailed history of the estate can be found in our History pages. A 42 page book entitled 'The Story of Sedgwick' by Brian Slyfield and Tony Turner is available by post or can be purchased at Horsham Museum.

Yoga, Mantra, Drumming and Sound

Day Retreat

Sedgwick Park House

Saturday 10th September 2011


This day is dedicated to sound and its healing properties. In the morning we will focus on learning and practicing some traditional yoga mantras and exploring ways of using them to enhance our yoga and meditation practices. The morning will include a steady 90 minute yoga practice using sound alongside movement to deepen our experience and culminate in meditation.

The afternoon will be split into two parts. Soundbath and Drumming Circle faciliator Jacqueline will first lead us in a drumming session specifically aimed at beginners inviting us to interact with the drum in a fun way. We will learn and practice some basic rhythms and explore and express our individuality with some free drumming. Frame drum and percussion instruments will be provided.

This will be followed by a heavenly Soundbath. Drift in time and space as you experience the ebb and flow of soothing sounds from Himalayan bowls, gong and pure quartz crystal bowls, gently caressing your mind, body and soul.


Lunch will be pot luck and we will each bring a vegetarian dish to share. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

This retreat day is suitable for anyone regardless of yoga experience. The focus of the day is sound and there will be one steady 90 minute yoga practice . Sedgwick Park House (if you haven’t yet treated yourself to one of these wonderfully restorative days) is a magnificent property, visit if you want to see the setting of the day.

If you would like to sign up for the day retreat it is £45 if you sign up and pay in advance and £55 on the day.

For booking or more information about any aspect of the day please contact me on
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