Middle Piccadilly

UK England South West England Dorset Sherborne

01963 234 68   Holwell, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5LW

  • 5 Guest Rooms

  • Wellness Retreat
The ultimate small-scale rural wellness retreat – in a lovely yet accessible Dorset location

Set up way up back in 1986 by Eliana and Gerry Harvey, Middle Piccadilly was originally an innovative centre devoted to holistic health and healing. Now run by their eldest son Dominic with his wife Lisa, it's a well-established natural health retreat, and enjoys a fabulous location in the heart of Dorset. At its heart is a 17th-century thatched farmhouse, surrounded by outbuildings that have been stylishly converted into self-contained accommodation units. Described by someone recently as ‘a small place with a big heart’, it is as far away from the big country house spa experiences as it's possible to get – and you should be aware of that when you book, because it is more of a retreat than a luxury health spa, with just five guest bedrooms, decorated in a contemporary cottage style and stocked with organic bathroom products and cotton bed linen and thick fluffy towels. All in all the furniture and facilities are comfy rather than high-end, but you may feel that Middle Piccadilly is all the better for it – a welcoming, peaceful place with large grounds and lots of good walking opportunities, serving outstanding veggie food and providing an array of therapies delivered by experienced and sensitive practitioners that really hit the spot. Some of these are conducted in well-equipped treatment rooms while yoga and other communal pursuits take place in an amazing purpose-built circular structure in the grounds. There's a communal living area in a former barn and you eat in the homely farmhouse kitchen.

You can choose from three main of food options – vegetarian, cleansing/detox or raw food – to which you can add your own collection of treatments or select one of their ready-made packages. There's an emphasis on food being at the root of physical and mental wellbeing, and the meals cooked by chef and owner Dominic are at the centre of the Middle Piccadilly experience, with local fresh fruit and vegetables forming the basis of most dishes whichever option you have chosen (there is no full-on carnivore package in case you were wondering!). Above all, though, Middle Piccadilly is a retreat in the purest sense of the word: it's not about luxury, nor is it particularly about activities, but more about restoring balance to your life in a healing and supportive environment. If that's what you're looking for, it might just be the place for you.



Open all year


Double rooms from £250 for 2 nights, not including breakfast. Minimum stay 2 nights.


Contact Website  01963 234 68  Middle Piccadilly, Holwell, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5LW

Show Map

Getting There

Sherbourne train station is just 4 miles away and it's easy enough to get a taxi from there (try Beaver Cabs on 01935 816620). By road Middle Piccadilly is situated about 11 miles from the A303.


  • Parking
  • Restaurant

Related Guides

See Hotels in Sherborne


Add Your Review

Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews



Middle Piccadilly is a rural, family-run holistic retreat in Dorset. A true sanctuary for retreating, enjoying healing treatments and delicious home-made food, this is a truly relaxing, nourishing and rejuvenating experience. I only spent two days there but left so refreshed and rejuvenated, due to the natural surroundings, an absolute tranquillity of the place; family-like nurturing environment; and individual approach of each therapist. I was also able to enjoy some amazing chats with fellow guests at meal times in the communal dining area
Apr 20, 2016 by ariadna

List Your Property

Do you have a Cool Place to stay you'd like us to know about?

List my place

Other Cool Places near Middle Piccadilly

What Customers say about Cool Places

Love the website

Love the website and how it has all the different sections, making it easy to find just what you’re looking for. Definitely recommending to friends and family.

Lexy, Verified Customer

I will definitely use it again

This is the first time I've used Cool Places and I will definitely use it again for the best places to stay.

Karin, Verified Customer

Easy to use

Easy to use and some amazing properties to choose from.

Helen W, Verified Customer

So many beautiful places to stay

The website is really easy to use and includes so many beautiful places to stay. I found the destination guides really helpful when looking for my next staycation.

Lauren, Verified Customer

Great website, very user-friendly

Great website, very user-friendly. There are so many fantastic places to stay. My wish list is ever growing!

Kelly, Verified Customer