An internationally-renowned centre for mindfulness sits on the edge of Totnes, on the beautiful Sharpham Estate.
There are several retreat venues on the Estate, where participants stay and learn mindful meditation techniques amid breathtaking natural scenery.
Grade I-listed Sharpham House is a Palladian villa high on the banks of the River Dart, at the centre of the Estate, and it hosts retreats all-year-round. Visitors can also stay in Sharpham’s Woodland Campsite, meditating close to nature, or within our Coach House nature-retreat venue, or at the acclaimed Barn Retreat Centre, or even on solo retreat in our off-grid Kuti. Sharpham’s retreats have featured in national and international media.
The whole Estate is certified organic, run using sustainable and organic practices and is within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is home to rich flora and fauna – including the endangered Cirl Bunting - and parts of the land are being rewilded.
The Estate is also home to the award-winning Sharpham Cheese and the beautiful hideaway holiday let, The Bathing House.
Sharpham House is only open to the public on certain days (see our events listing here).
You can walk or ride to Sharpham from Totnes, taking the National Cycle Route 28 towards Ashprington.
The Sharpham Trust, a registered charity administering the Estate, also operates Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground. You can get married in Sharpham House too, as various rooms and spaces are licensed for weddings. The Sharpham Trust is LGBTQ+ friendly.
The Trust also runs a riverside campsite at Point Field which is best accessed via canoe.
If you’re interested in volunteering weekly on the Sharpham Estate, read more here or email [email protected]We have been awarded the Visit England Good to Go Industry Standard Certificate.
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