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Retreats, workshops & gatherings

Set yourself free... Our workshops & retreats are designed for individuals of all levels.  If you're looking to reconnect with nature, slow down and nourish the soul, this is for you. The family at Saltmarsh and our wonderful list of passionate & professional  tutors will support and guide you through an unmissible experience.

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Inspired by the virtues of Saltmarsh founder, Nina Mastriforte, the 16th Century farmhouse, it's position within the surrounding landscape, the passion from the local community and visitors - we've curated a selection of unmissable experiences. Please do contact us for details from our selection of workshops and retreats that will leave you nourished and filled with inspiration. 

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Our Tutors

CLAIRE THOMPSON

Author & Mindfulness teacher

Following the publications of 2 books (Mindfulness and the Natural World in 2012 and The Art of Mindful Birdwatching to be published in June 2017), Claire runs ‘mindfulness in nature’ workshops and courses for different audiences with the aim of reconnecting people with themselves and the natural world.

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Nic de jesus

Painter & draftsman

After honing his craft as a Staff Photographer and Art Director for an independent action sports magazine in his hometown of Cape Town, Nic emigrated to London in 2007. He spent the next few years focussing on photography while nourishing his skills as a draughtsman. His work is in private collections around the world.

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Catherine Greenwood

Fine artist & printmaker. 

Catherine is a pioneering printmaker, exploring new processes and non toxic and environmentally friendly materials. She specialises in making etchings and mono-prints and solar etchings inspired by landscape and the figure and their connection to the the sky; natural elements and seasons are recurring themes throughout her work. 

Maggie  August 2016

“Wonderful, Memorable Stay!”

I just wanted to thank you in writing for what was a wonderful and memorable stay.  Everything was so lovely, and exactly as you’d promised and it was a treat for me to have the picnic done by someone else - so many things to remember and you remembered them all! And the picnic was really delicious too.

I really appreciated all the little thoughtful details (such as the cutlery tied up with lavender sprigs poking through etc) and you were so kind and accommodating, especially with Andrew’s late arrival on Thursday. 

We really couldn’t have had a nicer, better stay for Glyndebourne and it’s an experience I’ll look forward to repeating in due course.


Colin  August 2016

'This cosy place'

This cosy place close to the beautiful salt marshes of Cuckmere haven (with the seven sisters as a dramatic backdrop once you get to the beach) is a great find.

The cafe also serves as a gallery for a budding (and very talented) artist

Whilst the menu is not long it also does take away and serves delicious, hearty fare: think mushroom soup, broccoli and chick pea salad and the extremely naughty ham hock on a bed of creamed leeks on toast (exquisitely rounded off with a little slice of pickled red onion). The coffee was excellent

A walk through a wildlife reserve (lots of birds) and a feed= a great Sunday. 5 star value for money

Visited February 2017


Paddy  July 2016

'Scrambled eggs on toast'

We have visited Saltmarsh on a couple of occasions and always enjoyed a good lunch or a warming coffee.Today,was even better though. We hadn't realised that the cafe is closed on a Wednesday in winter, but when we arrived at the door we were nevertheless welcomed in and after an explanation that because they were officially closed they couldn't offer a full service, we were offered excellent scrambled eggs on toast accompanied by smoked salmon or sausages. Couldn't have asked for more or for better service.

Visited February 2017