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Beautiful peaceful centre with
spectacular lake and rivers
... Only a few hours' drive from London

Welcome to

Mill Retreat Centre

- A spectacular centre for hire -

"The Mill Retreat Centre is a slice of heaven on earth."

** We have all prices and Calendar availability listed on our website see Booking and Prices Menu and a Bookings Calender **


"We had the most wonderful and moving time there and everything about the place – the grounds, the building, the warm, non-intrusive hospitality of the staff and the chefs magnificent cooking facilitated the work we were trying to do. We touched very deep levels and also had lots of fun. We will definitely come back and I will recommend it as widely as possible."

"The best retreat Centre in the world."

"The Retreat was highly successful all round. We really do feel the Mill Centre is second-to-none for providing a conducive space to do the transformational inner work we all came to their to do. I can honestly say the space is perfect for retreats. It was always warm and everyone was very comfortable, the large attic room served as our yoga room and it holds a beautiful energy. The lounge fire served as a focal point for all the retreatants to gather round in between sessions, and Pawel  the caretaker was great, never intruding but always there if needed. The coach journey from and returning to Southampton all went really smoothly also thanks to Pawel.

This was our second retreat at the Mill Centre and we will be back again,..... We don't feel any need to look any further for the perfect space, we've found it!

So a huge thank you for organising everything for us.

With much gratitude and well wishes".


ps I genuinely can't think of anything that needs improving, for how we used the space, it appears you've already thought of everything!


For more great feedback reviews and testimonials and video reviews click here


The Mill Retreat Centre is a spectacular large centre available to hire for your own private events and groups. The centre is only for groups who are working for the good in some form, this is to ensure a powerful and positive ethos, example of groups who use the centre are: Environmental, charitable, creative, spiritual, religious, alternative medicine, Yoga and more. The Mill Retreat centre sleeps up to 50 people and has a huge, light meditation and yoga room for up to 75 people.

New fully private self contained barn opened. 
A beautiful 2 bedroom self contained barn located next to the Mill.  Designed for group leaders or anyone to have total privacy if wanted or needed. It has a sitting room, kitchen, shower room and 2 bedrooms. 
We have all prices and availability listed on our website see Booking and Prices Menu and a Bookings Calender 

We offer a huge marketing support to groups who hire the centre by including details of your events in our newsletter which is sent to over 10,000 email addresses all who have signed up for their interest in this area. We also put on your events details on our website page. All this helps organisers to get fully booked events. It is another reason that booking the Mill retreat centre is unique and special. 

We have recently introduced an amazing Paleo and or raw and super delicious and healthy menu options, please click here for recipes and prices.


Kolinka Zinovieff's vision for the Mill Retreat Centre is for it to be used by groups who are doing work for the good, and hold the highest ethical standards. "I think the ethos, energy and atmosphere of a place is reflected and enhanced by the type of people who use it. It is for this reason I strictly vet who is able to use the Mill Retreat Centre.”

 You can also join a number of programs that are run throughout the year. We offer full board with delicious organic cuisine or the option of self catering. We offer exceptionally good value while maintaining the highest standards.

The Mill Retreat Centre is set in 30 acres of stunning grounds. With a spectacular 10 acre lake, a beautiful river running underneath the centre, and  views of enticing woodland. All combine to make the Mill Retreat Centre a natural paradise for people and wildlife alike. Enabling one to simply be and relax, by going on lovely walks round the lake,  to bird watching to unwinding next to the sparkling river.



Easier, faster and cheaper to get to than most UK retreat Centres and of course more exciting! Use our private minibus its really good value see Booking and Prices Menu


The Mill Retreat Centre is surprisingly easy to get to, only a 3 hour journey from England by car or Minibus. We also provide our own private private minibus pick-up service for up to 16 passengers (but we can arrange travel for larger groups if needed) from anywhere in the UK or France taking you directly to the centre. Alternatively just take the Eurostar train from London to Paris (2hrs15) and be picked up by our private minibus for the 2.5 hour drive to the Mill.  See Directions and Maps menu for details. 

We can take care of all travel arrangements for you and your group.



 5 acre Nature Reserve in the 30 acre Mill Retreat Centre grounds


Swans in the Mill Retreat Centre's 10 acre huge lake


The Mill Retreat Centre has a team of extremely high quality and versatile cooks, and  will take care of all the catering requirements. Their food is absolutely stunning using mostly organic ingredients, and the feedback is invariably 10/10 for the wonderfully delicious food. We are very creative and flexible and will cater for most individual dietary requirements, from vegetarian, Dairy free, wheat free, various allergies and will cook meat too if requested. We are very fortunate to have such a talented and delicious cooks at the Mill Retreat Centre, as well as being lovely warm and friendly.



The Mill Retreat Centre was discovered by Kolinka Zinovieff in 2007. It was set up as part of NHR Organic Oils to run Essential oils courses to grow Lavender plants and extend NHR Organic Oils work into France and run retreats and courses. The Mill building was very run down and dilapidated, but he could see that with some loving care and hard work it could be turned into a wonderful and spectacular centre. The grounds looked like a one hundred year old thicket from a fairy tale: totally impenetrable, but also magical in its wildness. In 2007/2008, Kolinka commissioned a team to renovate the whole Mill and grounds. Kolinka added a spectacular and huge wooden panelled meeting/meditation room in the attic which can accommodate up to 75. “The team of builders did such a brilliant job and were so friendly and worked such to a high standard. I asked one of them, Pawel Rel to stay on and live at the Mill permanently as the caretaker - his dream job come true he says. He will look after you while you stay at the Mill, so if anything practical needs sorting or fires lighting he is on hand



"I am in the process of converting the large old Mill wheel to generate green electricity, making the centre self sufficient and carbon Positive i.e generating more energy than we use. This excess electricity will then be fed back into the national grid. The project is a huge challenge, and steep learning curve for us all, it will take 3 years. we are half way through now . The old Mill wheel turbine is an extremely unusual and rare design. It has a vertical axis and the turbine wheel is permanently underwater. Even though it was built 130 years ago, the design and efficiency of this turbine is nearly as good as a modern design, give or take 10%. An extraordinary feat of the Industrial Revolution engineering. So we are preserving the original turbine intact rather than fitting a cheaper and newer design. Latest Hydro electric news please Click here

The Mill Retreat Centre is also used by the Michal Levin Institute, a group of people who have been working intensely together for over 15 years on inner energetic work and life. The group is guided and lead by Michal Levin, an extraordinarily gifted teacher who has the rare ability to see energy with precise clarity, and use this gift with wisdom and responsibility. “I think there is only an handful of people in the world with this gift developed to such a rarefied degree.” See for more information on her retreats and work.

I hope you have a wonderful stay at the Centre.

Kolinka Zinovieff




The retreat was perfect. 10/10. 5 stars!

I have been to many places over the years but the mill was perfect. Usually there are at least 1 or two issues but we had none. 

The cooking was superb and the open fire everyday was lovely. The house was warm and the studio beautiful as were the surroundings.

It was easy to get to and the minibus journey was so easy both there and on the return journey.

I'd like to book in for  next year...... Everyone had a great time and were very relaxed afterwards.  Please send our heartfelt thanks to Julie and Pawel for looking after us so well. And also to you for helping to organise the event. With kind regards, Karen 

 I especially wanted to say that the cooking was really stunning!

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