Connecting people to the natural world

Welcome to Sharpham

Welcome to Sharpham

Sharpham Trust is an education and conservation charity based on a stunning 550 acre estate adjoining the River Dart in South Devon.


At the heart of the Sharpham Trust ethos is our desire to reconnect people with nature and to promote the practice of mindfulness. We provide a range of courses, activities and events that aim to help people of all ages to gain a deeper insight into themselves and the world around them. These activities include  outdoor learning the arts , as well as mindfulness courses for health and wellbeing. The Sharpham Trust is also home to the popular Barn Retreat which offer a variety of retreats throughout the year.

There are lots of different ways to visit and experience the Sharpham Estate, all listed in our ‘Whats On’ calendar. Please contact us for more information, we would love to hear from you.

View of the river dart

"I see a place here today which has just the right balance of obvious care for the place without overdoing it. I love the atmosphere. It’s not overformal or over manicured. This is part of its deep beauty. There aren’t intrusive instructions or signage or “visitor services” on every corner, but it feels loved and I feel welcomed. Please keep this balance."


A place to reconnect


  • New for 2015! Sharpham House Retreats

  • 29/10/2014 12:32 pm
  • For over 25 years, the renowned Sharpham Barn Retreat has offered life changing retreats based on the Buddhist tradition.  Now, Sharpham House itself is opening its doors to a whole new secular range of themed mindfulness meditation retreats for 2015.  

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  • Apple Pressing Day and the Autumn Festival on Sunday 19 Oct

  • 08/10/2014 10:25 am
  • While the days are still warm but the nights are crisp, come and celebrate apples and the season’s variety and richness at Sharpham’s annual Apple Pressing Day on 19 October  from 10.30am-4.30pm. This free fun event includes a community apple pressing, apple-themed activities for all ages and an organised bike ride with our partners, Sustrans, starting from Dartington. 

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Get in touch

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Aline Petit / Administrator Tel: 01803 732055