Camping & The Quarry

Are you looking for a venue for your group’s overnight camping expedition or weekly camp?


If you are coming on an educational visit, an away day, have booked Sharpham House or just want an amazing place to stay with your family and friends, we can also arrange camping, outdoor food (eg pizzas from the clay pizza oven) and additional outdoor activities for your visit.

There are two sites available for camping at Sharpham. One is Point Field, (Ashprington Point), which borders the River Dart and is great for a stopover while on a canoeing trip. The camp site has room to pitch up to 10-12 small tents. There is a slight slope on which you can pitch more (although be aware that close to the water's edge may be prone to flooding - check the tides before pitching there).

There is running water and two compost toilets.

The other is close to Sharpham House and is great for a woodland adventure. This site has an outdoor kitchen, toilets, running water and is next door to the Quarry (see below) which can be separately hired as a function space with its fire pits, canvas shelter and clay pizza oven. Parking is also close to this site.

For more information, talk to our Bookings Secretary on 01803 732542.


The Quarry

Hidden among the woods yet only a short walk away from Sharpham House, our Quarry is a popular outside venue. Many different groups find it the perfect spot to host workshop and training days.

While it is close to parking and toilet facilities, its location in the woods makes this unusual space feel very private and secluded.

We also have a communal campfire area - great for relaxing by and reconnecting with your group. To make your event even more special, ask us about using Yrrauq, the fire troll, our clay pizza oven!

The level nature of the quarry also makes it suitable for small groups who wish to camp overnight. We are always happy to arrange viewings at a mutually convenient time so please contact us. Please note however that due to our retreat programme in the house the Quarry Campsite is not suitable for parties and there is no access to the gardens or grounds of the house.  

Quarry Hire Charges


£15 per hour or day rate of £100 (includes firewood)

Charitable day rate of £60 (includes firewood)

*Charitable rates are available for Charities, Schools, Community and Voluntary Groups – please mention at time of booking.


Get in touch

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

Name: Bookings Secretary Tel: 01803 732542

Address: The Sharpham Trust, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UT