Testimonials...

Thank you so much for providing the most wonderful space for our honeymoon. It was a privilege to be the "first"! Bless you both for your openness and hospitality. We look forward to seeing you again when we are three!  
David & Tine Bristol England
Very many thanks for your hospitality. You have shown the most extraordinary kindness to me and mine and we shall most definitely return
Linda & Stuart Newarthill Scotland
Derby & Peter ans of course all our four legged friends. The most perfect retreat to come to, welcoming, relaxing and inspiring,You have set me on the way to a full recovery. It was a joy and a privilage to be here. We will be back very soon. Lots of love always,
Trev Carlisle England
What a perfect place! Had a lovely relaxing stay, felt very welcome and well looked after.
Catherine Carlisle England
I can't thank you enough for taking the time to listen. It has been a wonderful rejuvenating experience and I shall look forward to seeing you both again
Etienne Meadville, Pa. USA
Thank you for a wonderful relaxing stay. I feel ready to take on the world with all you have taught me. I shall miss my new four legged friends and hopefully will be back to see you all soon.
Susan Aberdeen Scotland
A prefect place to rebuild, rejuvenate, relax and remember - very quickly here - ones own worthiness.
Tim Sterling Scotland
A lovely balance of relaxing, playing, site-seeing, therapies and just spending time together...and we loved the reference library!
Bethany & Katrina Newcastle upon Tyne England
Another lovely stay. Its great to be back again and see everyone. Its just like coming home.
Susan Aberdeen Scotland
Wow! I have spent one of the most relaxing weeks of my life at the most fabulous place. Derby and Peter are so kind. Andy and Jessie are two of the most "loveliest" dogs I have ever met.
Lucinda Southampton England
Thank you for such a relaxing wonderful time, for the great welcome, fabulous treatments, and time for self. Ashwhin was the haven I was looking for.
Lesley Fife Scotland
Just what I needed, a peaceful room with stunning views and refreshing walks along the pebble shores of this magnificent place. Andy and Jessie just the company I needed...
Jane London England
Thank you for your friendship. healing, advice and hospitality. I have had a wonderful few days with you and "your family". My return will not be far in the future!
Katherine Paisley Scotland
Many thanks for your love and hospitality. It was a very welcome retreat from a busy world. I feel much refreshed and renewed.
Annie Qualicum Beach B. C. Canada
It's hard to put into words how special Ashwhin has been for me. Warm and friendly welcome, beautiful surroundings, the love and attention of the animals. A real home away from home... but so much more! This has to be down to the talent and beauty of both Derby and Peter.
Debbie Glasgow Scotland
Thank you to the two and four footed ones who have the ability to maintain this amazing healing place. Especial thanks to Derby for your knowledge and sensitive work as a facilitator.
Carol London England
Thank you to all for a lovely peaceful holiday where I was able to relax. Also for Andy and Jess who showed me the beaches and the woods.
Jodi High Wycombe England
I have learnt so much while I have been here. Derby and Peter have inspired me, pampered me and looked after me, and given me the space and time to process it all. I feel ready to start becoming the person i want to be.
Lynda Liverpool England
Thank you so much for another wonderful stay. I think I am now on my way to understanding myself, though it might take a little work and time! Ashwhin is indeed a great place with both 2 legged and 4 legged kindness.
Lucinda Southampton England
Many thanks to you all for a truly relaxing and rewarding time - it was too short though! Imagine: taking a seed of Ashwhin planting it around the globe in every nook and cranny and watching it grow - ‘It isn’t hard to do’! See you all very soon, Much love
Russ Liverpool England
Thank you once again for allowing me to share this tranquil dwelling. Hope to see you again - I feel energised and relaxed.
Samra London England
What a smart move to return here. Tranquil, friendly surroundings and the opportunity for profound inner work. My deepest thanks to everyone here for the former and to Derby for her amazing skill with the latter.
Carol Suffolk England
Most peaceful and relaxing place with kind and considerate host and hostess.
Lorn & Mary
Thank you to Derby and the kids for making our stay more special. Especially Andy and Jessie. Thank you Peter for getting our CD. Extra thank you to Derby for helping us both. Don’t worry we’ll be back.
Girgit & Jaspreet Birmingham England
Breath takingly beautiful, amazing place to be, that has reached me like no other. Just what I needed, just in time. “When the student is ready, the teacher will arrive”. Many thanks Derby, your wise presence, never intrusive nor elusive has set healing in motion. I believe that humans can heal
Julie Gloucestershire England
I feel like Nicholas Cage in “City of Angels” - although I’d rather be Meg Ryan! Because he found what it was to be a spiritual being in a body. I know what it is to be “grounded”, at last. Had I not met my dearest friend, I would never have found Ashwhin. Thank you. Ashwhin is a place where good things just happen. And I think it’s because it is a place that is truly cherished by all those who live here. Thank you Derby, Peter and family for a great time. (and for reiki)
Louise Midlothian Scotland
Very relaxing atmosphere, feel happy and re-energised leaving, and am sad to say goodbye to Andy and Jessie!!
Maeve & Conor Ireland
Wonderful place and even more wonderful people. Thank you for the welcoming atmosphere and the healing care. Derby, Peter, and your furry helpers - stay as lovely as you are.
Moira London England
A special place at an important time in my life. Many old ghosts laid to rest in this beautiful and reflective setting.  A profound experience for me, thanks Derby.
Niall Glasgow Scotland
It’s been wonderful to have the space and time to simply stop. Love the air, the beaches, and the sense of freedom. Thank you
Caroline & Tom Devon England
Thank you all so much for a short and very sweet adventure. The healing was wonderful and the TLC from Andy and Jessie on our walks, just incredible. Much love to all.
Jane Glasgow Scotland
A warm welcome awaits - beautiful location - interesting conversation and great variety of therapies. Thank you.
Annemarie Falkirk Scotland
Thank you for the space and privacy I needed, just when I needed it. The therapies have really centred me and given me a base to move forward again from. Thank you
Andrea Gloucester England
This has been such a beautiful experience. Your space provides peace, serenity and the feeling of home. You are a divine light whose stewardship of this place is a benefit for all. Hope to see you soon. Thank you.
Jane & Gary California USA
I feel so much better after my peaceful yet challenging few days here. Thank you Derby and Peter for your support and conversation, and to Jess and Andy for the play and walks, and to the cats for the company. Wishing you all the best for the future in this lovely part of the world or wherever life takes you.
Clare Darbyshire England
A beautiful, relaxing place. I wish I could stay longer. The pets are wonderful to walk with and talk with, many thanks.
Tracey Nottinghamshire England
Thank you for providing such a beautiful welcoming space, where I could put down my burdens for a while and have time to think. Thank you to Jess for taking such good care of me and to Andy for entertaining me. With love.
Charlotte Edinburgh Scotland
What a lovely place to unwind and relax. The therapies are just perfect and thank you Derby for being such a wonderful active listener. Hope to see you again soon.X
Colleen Cullen Scotland
Thank you very much for everything Derby (even though I was a bit of a mystery sometimes) This place is more subtle than it seems, time will tell, but I've got some good ideas to implement. And thanks also to Peter and the rest of the family, great company.
James Yeovil England
I just turned the page. Thank you Derby.
Petra Sherbourne England
A safe, secure haven to bring demons to the surface, face them and let them go. With Derby's help in four days I've done what I've be trying to do for 50 years. Thank you, love to Peter, the kids also. They all played their part. see you all soon. My love,
Joan Dundee Scotland
Thank you for a wonderful relaxing stay at Ashwhin. A truly great place to come to.
Indika Arundel West Sussex England
The flat is lovely a serene spot. I needed somewhere to rest my busy mind. Thank you Derby and Peter. Love to Andy, Jessie and Dane.
Rosemary Northern Ireland
Time out; relaxation;learning;new ideas;challenges; acceptance. All these and more. Thanks so much.
Jenny Falkirk Scotland
A truly special place. Thanks for creating a loving, safe environment for me to do some difficult but much needed reflection on myself. Your gentle but supportive challenges helped me to see clearly my next steps on my journey to be the best I can be. I will miss you all and hope to see you again soon.
Ruth Stockton-on-Tees England
I don't know quite what to say - except - thank-you - you've given me lots to think about - and lots of encouragement. See you again.
Liz Kintyre Scotland
A deeply relaxing experience amidst the Christmas and New Years frenzy. Our thanks to Derby, Peter and the kids.
Judy and Adrian Saffron Walden England
Thank you for the space and privacy I needed, just when I needed it. The therapies have really centred me and given me a base to move forward again from. Thank you
Andrea Gloucester England
A- Abilities S - Satisfaction H - Hope W - Wisdom H- Healing I - Inspiration N - Nice Thanks to you Derby and especially to Jessie, Andy and Dana!
Christine Germany
I came depleted - through your loving, healing, caring friendship (and lots of talking)I go home feeling stronger than I have for a long time. Thank you so much Derby (and Peter of course) for everything and grateful thanks to those three inspiring canine companions who took me on walks to the waters edge and stayed with me when I needed cheering.
Jenny Leamington Spa England
A wonderful few days, Derby's healing just what was needed. The peace and the kids were special. A lovely warm welcome from all.
Sarah Oban Argyll
A beautiful, grounded place, with time and space to think, yet your wonderful, accepting, attentive dogs didn't allow me to become too self-indulgent. They will not be ignored!
Alison South Queensferry Scotland
A big thanks for all your words of wisdom. I think you are a very special person; more than you know! Lovely place and very peaceful. The animals are very special too. xxx
Ellen Scotland
I have this increadible yearning for home from time to time a place to put everything down and to remember how to live as life had intended!. i've found it right here - talk about personal retreat!
S'the London England
Last minute trip to get a much needed break and a bit of peace. Feel great today, have had time to think, read endless array of books with no distractions other than nature and the dogs. Thanks
Donna Derry Northern Ireland
To Derby, Peter and the kids, Wasn't sure what to expect, but I can now leave after one week of being here how welcoming, friendly and relaxing the experirnce has been. The sessions have allowed me to get back on track and to the first hurdle of re-creating my own special life. Thank you all for your assistance, with lots of love,
Elsa Wales
A beautiful magical space. Just what I needed, my own special haven. Thank you Derby for helping me move forward and being honest. Thank you loving animals and kind Peter. You are all special. Hope to see you soon.
Diane Glasgow Scotland
Thank you for a most relaxing time.
Nancy and Noah Manchester England
I was a lonely traveller with no map, a sad pilgrim with no destination. Thank you for providing me with the tools I need! Companions, a compass and a specific destination/goal...self belief! I know our paths will stay connected!.
Chris Hereford, Germany
Peace, tranquilty, re-energised, calm, self-belief - feeling wonderful to feel I'm finding me again whoever I now am. Derby and Jessie, Andy and Dana (especially Jessie) all true healers. Thank you.
Yvonne Erskine
I came to close one chapter and start another, to take time to pause and reflect and to set myself up for the next phase in my journey. I have done all this and more. I have learned more in four days that I thought possible, my horizons are broadened, my spirit is strengthened and my soul re-connected. With much love and thanks.
Kirsty Coldingham Scotland
I came here looking for the strength to step over the line and to be ready to start another chapter and I found it. Derby and her animals have created a special kind of place here at Ashwhin.
Mellissa Bedfordshire
The perfect haven for peace, to clear your mind, do some honest thinking and listen to yourself - and have a genuine rest. Warm thank and wishes to Derby and peter and especially to Jessie, Andy and Dana, those dogs are little healers themselves.
Frances Glasgow Scotland
Wow! This experience is so magical that I feel I should keep it a secret . . .on the other hand everybody should experience the love from this special family. Thank you once again Derby for getting me out of my “rut”.
Jennifer Edinburgh Scotland
I came here thinking I know enough about myself and didn’t want counseling. Now I see how blind I was and I am glad that Derby gave me with her tool new insights to a whole new dimension of myself. Derby is the most loving, caring, flexible, non-imposing counsellor with insights from the spirit I know. Thank you so much for helping me in these difficult times. I learned a lot and loved and enjoyed the retreat. I will be back.
Annette Glasgow Scotland
Ashwhin is a magical place where I reclaimed my soul, my heart, and my true self. It is a realm of endless possibilities. Thank you derby, for being a delightful companion and an extraordinary, intuitive, gentle, knowledgable guide for me. You have an uncanny ability to weave humour, wisdom. Shamanic magic, playfulness, patience. grace, stillness and compassion into a wondrous journey. Thank you for holding my space and energy for me until I ready to fully embrace myself again.
Jan Glasgow
Derby, Peter, Jessie, Andy and Kitties, although I live in a beautiful area in the States, I feel God gave me a wondrous gift - a peep into Heaven. It’s called Scotland, and my guide was Derby. I rested my soul at Ashwhin, but my spirit came alive. I can’t thank you enough for your kindness and generosity. You will all be forever in my heart. Blessings until we meet again.
Sandy Pennsylvania USA
This has been a wonderful stay. I have begun a journey of discovery here that I would like to be able to continue in the future. It has been a pleasure to walk in the hills with the collies, to hear the sea lapping against the shore and to feel at peace in this tranquil place. i do hope that this has been the first of many visits here.
Fiona New Barnet England
Just what I needed! Another wonderful stay with lots of relaxing, reflecting, and preparing for the future. This week end has been about change and transformation and building on everything that has gone before. My Reiki 1 attunement has given me inner strength and bolstered my ability to self heal and to heal others. Thank you so much for walking along side me on this stretch of my journey and your unending support accompanied by gentle challenge. Ashwhin is at the heart of transformation and therefore perfectly positioned to transform itself.
Kirsty Edinburgh Scotland
Thank you so much for allowing me to come here and find myself. After being here on my own and having the time to think about all that is good in my life and having the chance to admire the beauty that is Scotland, I am finally ready to take the next journey with my fiancee and my beautiful daughter. Thank you so much for this gift. Thank you for giving me back my strength and peace that I lost. You are an amazing woman and I wish you well in the future. To Dana and Andy who stayed with me the whole time and whom I will never forget
Sarah Edinburgh Scotland
When I realised that I needed some time out from the world and a chance to reflect on a turbulent few months, I knew that Ashwhin was the place to go, as soon as I saw it on the web. So I wasn’t surprised that it gave me just that - time and space to choose my own schedule and just be me; peace and quite amidst beautiful nature; the comfort and companionship of Dana and And and the cats. However. what Ashwhin has also given me is a huge inspiration. desire and eagerness to embark upon a life path that is truly my own - to follow with my heart and soul. The world feels like a limitless and exciting place to explore. Thank you so much. The Journey starts here!
Sarah Edinburgh Scotland
I arrived at Ashwhin a tight ball of energy crying out to be released...thank you Derby for opening the door. I have finally woken up and have started on the path to reconnects with who I really am. Ashwhin has given me the resolve, the strength and desire to follow the path a realise my dream. I leave rejuvenated, reawakened and with the tools for life to live as I was born to, in mind heart and spirit. Ashwhin is the perfect solution . . .the perfect retreat.
Gina Harrogate England
I met Derby and Ashwhin at a time where I needed peace and to connect with myself via the elements.  I was amidst much change in my career and in my relationship with myself, and had some important, but very powerful and raw work to do to move through the transition.  At Ashwhin, it is possible to not only experience energy around you, Derby's treatments and remedies also manage to get it inside you too. A combination of some body treatments, her brutally honest but affirming cards of triumph, and an Alba remedy helped me do what I needed to do.  Derby, the space she creates, and the treatments she provides, are some of the gentlest healers that I have encountered.
Russel England
Derby & Peter an of course all our four legged friends. The most perfect retreat to come to, welcoming, relaxing and inspiring,You have set me on the way to a full recovery. It was a joy and a privilage to be here. We will be back very soon. Lots of love always,
Trev Carlisle England
Thank you for a wonderful relaxing stay. I feel ready to take on the world with all you have taught me. I shall miss my new four legged friends and hopefully will be back to see you all soon.
Susan Aberdeen Scotland
Has been really enjoyable staying here. Quiet and relaxing and definitely 'ideal' place for a "getaway". See you Soon
Shan and Patrick
Thank you for your friendship. healing, advice and hospitality. I have had a wonderful few days with you and "your family". My return will not be far in the future!
Katherine Paisley Scotland
Thank you for providing a beautiful place where I could "be" and "be ME". Wish I could stay longer! I'll return, and recommend you to everyone I know! Jude  
Jude Glasgow Scotland
Thank you for creating the perfect sanctuary for me to be alone to reconnect with myself again. I have enjoyed being taken on walks by Jessie and Andy and the company of the cats.
Carol Lochgair Scotland
A desk (and a room!) with a view! What more could a novel ask for. Thank you for the welcome and the midnight Mischa play!
Rachel London England
Many thanks to you all for a truly relaxing and rewarding time - it was too short though! Imagine: taking a seed of Ashwhin planting it around the globe in every nook and cranny and watching it grow - ‘It isn’t hard to do’! See you all very soon, Much love  
Russ Liverpool England
Derby thank you so much for healing, talking and most of all welcoming me into your tranquil space. I don’t want to go home! Ashwhin is the epitome of beauty, tranquillity, love and fun. It gives you space to develop and grow. I’m going home more relaxed and inspired than I can remember. Peter your photographs are beautiful and are coming back as a wonderful memory. Finally, to my new four legged friends - Jessie and Andy our walks have been fantastic and the love - well just gorgeous. Thanks to the cats for their entertainment. See you all soon.
Louise Wiltshire England
Thank you Derby for helping me realise the right path forward through counselling and therapy. The accommodation provided everything I needed and the doggies were so loving. What a beautiful scenic landscape all around. see you soon. XX  
Duncan Glasgow Scotland
I arrived at Ashwhin exhausted in body, mind and spirit. I leave one week late, for and with. a life and future with joy and good health. Derby, the furbabies and this special place have helped in ways that words can't cover. Blessed be.
Liz West Parley England
Thank-you for being here and helping me through this period of change. A wonderful place to be silent and for some pet therapy as well.!!
James Alexander Glasgow Scotland
I came depleted - through your loving, healing, caring friendship (and lots of talking)I go home feeling stronger than I have for a long time. Thank you so much Derby (and Peter of course) for everything and grateful thanks to those three inspiring canine companions who took me on walks to the waters edge and stayed with me when I needed cheering.  
Jenny Leamington Spa England
Derby and Family - thank you so much for providing the peace and tranquility I needed for a real break. It was wonderful.
Melanie London England
Thank you Derby for helping me take the all important first few steps on a long thought about journey. I'll be back with a progress report...
Rhuna Fort William Scotland
An ideal place to restore health, balance, positivity and self-confidence. Thanks.
Franzeska Lochwinnoch Scotland
Dear Derby, Thank you for making us feel so welcome, so loved and so special. Thank you for your wonderful healing and advice. PS I fell in love with your pets, they are so playful and affectionate. lots of love and hugs.  
Lisa Scotland
Thank you Derby for your words of wisdom, wonderful healing and lovely company. Thank you for helping me take my first step toward a happier and more meaningful future.
Lisa & Julie Cumbernauld Scotland
Thank you to Derby, Peter, Jessie, Andy and Dana. I found Ashwhin a place to rest, think and be surrounded by nature which was very peaceful. I enjoyed the walks with Jessie, Andy and Dana and their constant companionship wonderful.
Najma London
Thanks again for a wonderful few days being part of your family. And for bringing the balance back, and for great conversations, and.... everything! So it’s been a wonderful week and this time I’ve learned such a lot. As always, its an honour to be part of your family.  
Eileen Gouroch Scotland
When words simply aren’t enough . . . Derby, Peter, Andy, Dana and Jessie and the wonderful cats, thank you so much for your kindness! Ashwhin opened the door on depleted chaos - I leave with a smile, relaxed, stronger, energised, more focused. Derby, your positive energy is infectious. Thank you for your wise words, touch, insight. It’s been a truly special experience meeting you, and I look forward to more Ashwinning in the future.  
Kim Cambridge England
Dear Derby, When I arrived at Ashwhin I needed a place where I could slow down to catch my breath. After two weeks of your love and guidance I developed a “plan” for the next phase of my life. Because of the body work you provided I am grounded in my body and more in touch with my emotions. You are a true healer!
Robin USA
Another superb retreat! Thank you one and all. Magical!
James, Glasgow, Scotland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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