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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 untill 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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Directions to Coachyard and rear of house.pdf 111.77 kB


By Train

Getting to Totnes by train:

Frequent direct trains run from London, Birmingham, and the North. The cost can be very reasonable if booked in advance – see www.thetrainline.com

The journey time by train is less than three hours from London Paddington (First Great Western) and under four hours from London Waterloo (South West Trains).

Trains to Totnes are on the Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance lines.

Totnes railway station is a 5-10 mins walk from the town.


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 to share the taxi (if others are arriving at the same time).
  • You then divide the costs with your fellow travellers making it cheaper for you!
  • For Sharpham House Retreats - to increase the chance of sharing a cab we recommend you take the 13.05 from London arriving at Totnes train station 15.54

Other Taxi Numbers below:

Local taxi cabs, in no particular order or preference:

  • Anna’s Taxis 01803 782272
  • Castle Cabs 01803 868686
  • B J Taxis 01803 840940
  • AP Taxi Co 01803 840404

On Foot or Cycle from Totnes

From the railway station (walking 55-75mins, cycling 35mins)

To reach Sharpham House by foot or cycle, first find the cycle path and a public footpath from Totnes to Ashprington (2.5 miles).  

Out of Totnes station drive, turn left at main road, crossing over at pedestrian lights. At Morrison's petrol station take road straight on 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 into St Katharine's Way but 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'), uphill for 30 metres to a sign for footpath/cycle route to Ashprington.

Follow this route now until after two miles you reach the stone pillars on the Sharpham Estate drive. Turn left and it is then an easy walk downhill on the footpath that runs alongside the road. This road snakes down and continues on to the Vineyard and the Bathing House.


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 or click here to download the timetable (PDF)


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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: to support this we offer a free pick up at Totnes train station at 3:00pm. We will also be very pleased to collect your luggage at 3:00 so you can walk to the Barn. The two mile walk or cycle ride is beautiful: a great way to draw yourself into retreat.

By train

Frequent direct trains to Totnes run from London, Birmingham, and the North. The cost can be very reasonable if booked in advance

The journey time by train is less than three hours from London Paddington (First Great Western).

Taxi from Totnes

There are taxis available outside the railway station - 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 01803 782272; • Castle Cabs 01803 868686; • B J Taxis 01803 840940; • Happy Cabby 01803 559292; • AP Taxi Co 01803 840404

By car

From Totnes take the A381 for Kingsbridge.

Further up the hill after the built-up area of Totnes, turn left to Ashprington (brown sign for Sharpham Vineyard and the Waterman's Arms).

After 1.8 miles of winding road turn left at the crossroad (sign shows straight on for Ashprington - if you get to the village you've gone too far!) and after 50 yards turn right down a private road marked 'Lower Sharpham Barton' and 'The Barn Retreat'.

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).

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’.

On Foot or Cycle from Totnes station

See route on Google maps here

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, through woodland. Go through a gate at the top,continue downhill along this path..

The path sweeps down towards the Sharpham Estate

..and then through a gate with the Sharpham compass logo on its post. Then continue 200 metres and through a third gate. 

(Now concentrate for 3 minutes.  If anyone goes wrong, it's here!... )  After 100 metres there's a bench on the right (dedicated to Jean Maguire).

Go through (or over) the gate (shown in picture) into field, and climb up the hill towards a new plantation of trees. (Not in view, but walking towards 11 o'clock if you stand with your back to the gate.) Go though gate to the left of the plantation up track to a concrete drive. Turn right to the Barn.

Cycling: Go past Jean Maguire's bench (in walking instructions) for a further 100 metres to two wooden gates on your right at right angles to each other.  Go through left hand gate and up hill through another gate which takes you to the Barn's concrete drive.  Turn right to Barn.


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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 Higher 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 Totnes take the A381 for Kingsbridge.

Further up the hill after the built-up area of Totnes, turn left to Ashprington (brown sign for Sharpham Vineyard and the Waterman's Arms).

After 1.8 miles of winding road turn left at the crossroad (sign shows straight on for Ashprington - if you get to the village you've gone too far!) and after 50 yards turn right down a private road marked 'Lower Sharpham Barton' and 'The Barn Retreat'.

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 (to Totnes)

Frequent direct trains run from London, Birmingham, and the North. The cost can be very reasonable if booked in advance

The journey time by train is less than three hours from London Paddington (First Great Western) and under four hours from London Waterloo (South West Trains).

Trains to Totnes are on the Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance lines.

Totnes railway station is a 5-10 mins walk from the town.

Taxi from Totnes

There are taxis available outside the railway station - the journey to the Lower Sharpham Barton takes between 10 -15 minutes depending on traffic.

Local taxi cabs, in no particular order or preference:

• Anna’s Taxis 01803 782272

• Castle Cabs 01803 868686

• B J Taxis 01803 840940

• Happy Cabby 01803 559292

• AP Taxi Co 01803 840404

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.

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


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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.


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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: admin@sharphamtrust.org
Address: Sharpham House, Sharpham Estate, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7UT
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