The Trust

The Sharpham Trust is an education and conservation charity connecting people with nature and fostering mindfulness and well-being through our programme of retreatsmindfulness coursesoutdoor learning and the arts.

At the heart of the Sharpham Trust ethos is our desire to build a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally-sustainable world.

Sun rising over the DAr

We do this by:

  • Continuing to realise the potential of the magnificent and unique assets of the Sharpham Estate
  • Continuing to make the life of the Sharpham Estate environmentally-sustainable and a model for others to adopt
  • Increasing the opportunities for all sectors of the public to benefit from improved access to the special environment of Sharpham
  • Identifying groups that would benefit most from participation in Sharpham’s activities

Our Team

The Sharpham Trust is an educational charity. Its Trustees, who are in overall charge of running the House and Estate, are accountable to the Charities Commission. 

With a wide range of experience from charitable, educational and ethical business sectors, our trustees share a common interest in the preservation of the heritage of Sharpham House and the sustainability of the Estate. The Trustees have appointed Julian Carnell, Trust Director, to manage the Sharpham Trust on a day-to-day basis, and staff to oversee delivery of the events & retreats programme.

Advisory groups of staff, Trustees and external advisors support specific areas of the Trust's activity.


Annual Reports & Strategy

Here you will find downloadable copies of the Trust's reports. If you need a hard copy, please contact us.



Legal information

You can find here information about how we respect your privacy  while you are on our website, what we use your details for and information about the use of cookies on our website.

You can also read our website terms of use and our online purchasing terms and conditions

The Sharpham Trust - charity no. 285767 and company no. 1659601

Get in touch

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

Name: Jane Hutchinson, Trust Administrator Tel: 01803 732055

Address: Sharpham House, Sharpham Estate, Ashprington, nr Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7UT