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The Sharpham Estate consists of 550 acres with activity happening at different locations. Please click on the links below to make sure you get the right directions. (View the different locations below)

Sharpham House, South Wing and Trust Office


Sharpham House
Ashprington
Totnes
South Devon TQ9 7UT

Sharpham Map

By car

Sharpham Estate is three miles outside Totnes on the edge of Ashprington village.

From the A38/Devon Expressway take the Totnes/Buckfastleigh exit.

On arriving in Totnes, at the first traffic lights, turn right onto the A381 towards Kingsbridge. Half a mile outside Totnes turn left to Ashprington (about two miles).

On reaching Ashprington village turn left up the hill and onto the Sharpham Estate. Follow the road downhill until you get to three way junction and then follow signs to the back of Sharpham House, where there is a small car park. This is also the way to South Wing and the Sharpham Trust office.

Please note and observe the 20mph speed limit through Ashprington village and on the Estate.


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By train

Frequent direct trains run from London, Birmingham, and the North. The journey time by train is less than three hours from London Paddington via GWR (www.GWR.com) and under four hours from London Waterloo.

Find train times and buy tickets from www.thetrainline.com

Trains to Totnes are on the Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance lines. Totnes railway station is a 5-10 minute walk from the town.


By taxi

There are taxis available outside the railway station and in Totnes on The Plains. The journey to Sharpham House takes between 10 -15 minutes depending on traffic.

Local taxi cabs, in no particular order or preference:

  • Anna’s Taxis 07815 883805
  • B J Taxis 01803 840940
  • AP Taxi Co 01803 840404
  • Totnes Triple 3: 01803 333333

Sharing a taxi from Totnes train station

We are committed to reducing the impact of cars arriving on the Estate and want to avoid lots of taxis turning up at the same time with single passengers. Our taxi-share arrangement is with Happy Cabs 01803 55 92 92 and it takes 10 minutes to get to Sharpham from the Totnes train station. 

To join a taxi share:

  • Book your taxi in advance on the above number stating date, time of arrival and leaving your phone number.
  • Happy Cabs will then meet you at the station with a board saying Sharpham Trust and the names of people who are sharing the taxi (if others are arriving at the same time).
  • Then divide the costs with your fellow travellers, making it cheaper for you
  • For retreats in Sharpham House and at the woodland - to increase the chance of sharing a cab we recommend you take the 13.05 from London, arriving at Totnes train station 15.54.

On foot or cycle from Totnes

From Totnes railway station, walking takes 45-60 minutes and cycling takes about 25 minutes.

Out of Station Drive, turn left at the main road, crossing over at the pedestrian lights. At Morrisons petrol station take the road straight on-ish into town (you'll soon walk past Morrisons supermarket on left). Keep going straight on over the mini-roundabout. At Jobcentre Plus the road swings right. You go straight on, passing the Jobcentre to your right.

When the road bears left around the back of the Steam Packet Inn on your left, you turn right (signposted National Cycle Network 28), up the hill for 30 metres to a sign for footpath/cycle route to Ashprington. Follow this up a long hill, and through woodland.

Go through a gate at the top, then continue downhill along this path. You will reach another gate with the Sharpham compass logo on its post, and go through that gate. Continue on about 200 metres through a third gate and soon after you’ll pass a striking bench on your left commissioned by the Sharpham Trust as a wonderful sit-spot facing down the River Dart Valley towards Sharpham House. Follow the path down and through a fourth gate. Continue down and round and you’ll go through another gate.

Straight after that gate, you’ll reach a split in the path with a sign pointing toward Ashprington. Choose the left to take a more level route to Sharpham House. Take the right to climb (sometimes steeply), eventually reaching the pillars at the entrance to Sharpham Estate.

If you’re going to the Woodland Retreat parking and luggage drop-off, look out for signs directing you there. If you’re continuing to Sharpham House, walk or ride down the road or footpath beside until you reach the 3-way junction, where you’ll see signs to Sharpham House.

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By coach

The journey time by National Express coach is just over six hours from London, (Victoria Coach Station, Departures Hall) and the route travels via Heathrow Airport, (Central Bus Station). The coach is the 501 - Route Exeter, Torbay to Heathrow Airport and London.


By river

The River Rat operates a water taxi to Sharpham North Quay. Mooring is also possible for small boats or canoes. Sharpham House is a short walk up from the quay. Tel: 07814 954 869  e-mail River Rat Enquiries


By bus

Community transport provider Bob The Bus goes between Totnes, Ashprington, Cornworthy, Tuckenhay and back on Wednesdays and Fridays only. Click here to see more information and to find timetables


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The Barn Retreat Centre


The Barn Retreat Centre
Lower Sharpham Barton Farm
Ashprington
Totnes
South Devon TQ9 7DX

Sharpham Map


We encourage the use of public transport, so we offer a free pick-up at Totnes train station at 3.00pm. Or we can collect your luggage at 3.00pm so you can walk or cycle to The Barn. The 3-mile walk or ride is beautiful: a great way to draw yourself into retreat. See below for directions and a map.


By car

From the A38/Devon Expressway take the Totnes/Buckfastleigh exit.

On arriving in Totnes, at the first traffic lights, turn right onto the A381 towards Kingsbridge. Half a mile outside Totnes turn left to Ashprington (about two miles).

After 1.8 miles of winding road, turn left at the crossroads (sign shows left to Natural Burial Ground and straight on for Ashprington. If you get to the village you've gone too far).

After 50 yards turn right down a private road signposted 'The Barn Retreat' and 'Lower Sharpham Barton'.

Follow this over 12 speed bumps all the way down to the bottom (0.7 miles).

Drive through the farmyard bearing left and head up the concrete road to The Barn. Please park by the woodsheds (you may have to double-park).

Be aware that if you're using a sat-nav, our postcode TQ9 7DX directs you to Sharpham Barton Farm.

On Google Maps the Barn is about 300m due north (you can see our poly-tunnels and gardens about 150m north-west of The Barn building). Our driveway is obscured by trees, but identified if you 'show labels'.

Click here to view and download a printable map and directions


By train

Frequent direct trains run from London, Birmingham, and the North. The journey time by train is less than three hours from London Paddington via GWR (www.GWR.com) and under four hours from London Waterloo.

Find train times and buy tickets from www.thetrainline.com

Trains to Totnes are on the Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance lines. Totnes railway station is a 5-10 minute walk from the town.


By taxi

There are taxis available outside the railway station and in Totnes on The Plains. The journey to The Barn takes between 10 -15 minutes depending on traffic.

Local taxi cabs, in no particular order or preference:

  • Anna’s Taxis 07815 883805
  • B J Taxis 01803 840940
  • AP Taxi Co 01803 840404
  • Totnes Triple 3: 01803 333333

Sharing a taxi from Totnes train station

We are committed to reducing the impact of cars arriving on the Estate and want to avoid lots of taxis turning up at the same time with single passengers. Our taxi-share arrangement is with Happy Cabs 01803 55 92 92 and it takes 10 minutes to get to The Barn from Totnes train station. 

To join a taxi share:

  • Book your taxi in advance on the above number stating date, time of arrival and leaving your phone number.
  • Happy Cabs will then meet you at the station with a board saying The Barn at The Sharpham Trust and the names of people who are sharing the taxi (if others are arriving at the same time).
  • Then divide the costs with your fellow travellers, making it cheaper for you.

On foot or cycle from Totnes

From Totnes railway station, walking takes 45-60 minutes and cycling takes about 25 minutes.

Out of Station Drive, turn left at the main road, crossing over at the pedestrian lights. At Morrisons petrol station take the road straight on-ish into 'Town' (you'll soon walk past Morrisons supermarket on left). Keep going straight on over the mini-roundabout. At Jobcentre Plus the road swings right. You go straight on, passing the Jobcentre to your right.

When the road bears left around the back of the Steam Packet Inn on your left, you turn right (signposted 'National Cycle Network 28'), up the hill for 30 metres to a sign for footpath/cycle route to Ashprington. Follow this up a long hill and through woodland.

Go through a gate at the top, then continue downhill along this path. You will reach another gate with the Sharpham compass logo on its post, and go through that gate.

Continue on about 200 metres through a third gate and soon after you’ll pass a striking bench on your left commissioned by the Sharpham Trust as a wonderful sit-spot facing down the River Dart Valley towards Sharpham House.

Follow the path down and through a fourth gate. Soon after this gate, take a turn-off to the right, through a gate going up along a tree-lined path.

Did you go perhaps not see the turn-off? You’ve gone too far if you meet another gate and a split in the path with a sign pointing toward Ashprington. If you meet either of these, turn back to find the gate leading to the tree-lined path.

Walk up this path, through yet another gate, to a paved road and Lower Sharpham Barton Farm. You are nearly there! Where this paved road begins, turn right, through the farmyard and follow the road up a hill. There will be a couple of sharp turns, but at the end of the road you’ll be at The Barn Retreat.

Click here to view and download a printable map and directions

Click here to view and download printable walking/cycling directions to The Barn

See route on Google maps here


By coach

The journey time by National Express coach is just over six hours from London, (Victoria Coach Station, Departures Hall) and the route travels via Heathrow Airport, (Central Bus Station). The coach is the 501 - Route Exeter, Torbay to Heathrow Airport and London.


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Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground


Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground
Lower Sharpham Barton Farm
Ashprington
Totnes
South Devon TQ9 7DX

Burial Map

Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground is on the Sharpham Estate, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Ashprington village and three miles outside Totnes, South Devon.

From the A38/Devon Expressway, take the Totnes/Buckfastleigh exit onto the A385. On arriving in Totnes, just before the railway station turn right at the traffic lights onto the Western Bypass/A381 towards Kingsbridge. Half a mile outside Totnes, turn left to Ashprington. About two miles later, there you’ll reach a crossroads signposted ahead to Ashprington, right to Bow Bridge, Tuckenhay & Cornworthy and left to the natural burial ground.

For sat-navs, use the postcode TQ9 7DX, which is for Lower Sharpham Barton but be aware that the burial ground doesn’t have its own postcode.

To reach Sharpham House from Sharpham Meadow, turn left out of the burial ground until you reach a crossroads signposted ahead to Bow Bridge, Tuckenhay & Cornworthy. Turn left here to Ashprington. On reaching the village, turn left at the war memorial roundabout, head up the hill with the church on your left and onto the Sharpham Estate.

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Lower Sharpham Barton Farm


Lower Sharpham Barton Farm
Ashprington
Totnes
South Devon TQ9 7DX

Burial Map

By car

From the A38/Devon Expressway take the Totnes/Buckfastleigh exit.

On arriving in Totnes, at the first traffic lights, turn right onto the A381 towards Kingsbridge. Half a mile outside Totnes turn left to Ashprington (about two miles).

After 1.8 miles of winding road, turn left at the crossroads (sign shows left to Natural Burial Ground and straight on for Ashprington. If you get to the village you've gone too far).

After 50 yards turn right down a private road signposted 'The Barn Retreat' and 'Lower Sharpham Barton'.

Follow this over 12 speed bumps all the way down to the bottom (0.7 miles) and you're there.

If you're using a sat-nav our postcode is TQ9 7DX.


By train

Frequent direct trains run from London, Birmingham, and the North. The journey time by train is less than three hours from London Paddington via GWR (www.GWR.com) and under four hours from London Waterloo.

Find train times and buy tickets from www.thetrainline.com

Trains to Totnes are on the Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance lines. Totnes railway station is a 5-10 minute walk from the town.


By taxi

There are taxis available outside the railway station and in Totnes on The Plains.

The journey to Lower Sharpham Barton Farm takes between 10 -15 minutes depending on traffic.

Local taxi cabs, in no particular order or preference:

  • Anna’s Taxis 07815 883805
  • B J Taxis 01803 840940
  • AP Taxi Co 01803 840404
  • Totnes Triple 3: 01803 333333

On foot or cycle from Totnes

From the railway station (walking 45-60mins, cycling 25mins): Out of station drive, turn left at main road, crossing over at pedestrian lights. At Morrison's petrol station take road straight on-ish into 'Town'. (You'll soon walk past Morrison's supermarket on left.) Keep going straight on over mini roundabout. At Job Centre Plus the road swings right. You go straight on, passing the Job Centre to your right. When the road bears left around the back of the Steam Packet Inn on your left, you turn right (signposted 'National Cycle Network 28'), up hill for 30 metres to a sign for footpath/cycle route to Ashprington . Follow this up a long hill. Go through a gate at the top, continue downhill and then through a gate with the Sharpham compass logo on its post. Then continue 200 metres and through a third gate. Continue along Sharpham drive and down hill. Watch carefully - some people miss this ... Where the tarmac drive veers left there are two wooden gates at a right angle to each other. Go through the left hand gate into a field, push bike up hill to a gate at the top. Go through the gate and along track to farmyard.


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Sharpham Wine & Cheese


Sharpham Wine & Cheese
Sharpham House
Ashprington
Totnes
South Devon TQ9 7UT

Wine and Cheese

Situated on the banks of the River Dart near Totnes in South Devon, Sharpham Wine & Cheese's vineyards, creamery and dairy farm have been producing wines and unpasteurised cheeses for over 30 years to local, national and international acclaim.

Click here to go to Sharpham Wine & Cheese website, where you'll find directions


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

Name: Jane Hutchinson, Trust Administrator
Tel: 01803 732055
Email: [email protected]
Address: Sharpham House, Sharpham Estate, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, UK, TQ9 7UT
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