Welcome to The Sharpham Trust

Connecting people with nature since 1982

We want to build a more mindful, compassionate & environmentally-sustainable world.
We foster mindfulness & wellbeing through our programme of retreats, courses & events

Sharpham House

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Browse our calendar of mindfulness retreats, courses and events.

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Mindfulness & Retreats

Sharpham is an internationally-recognised centre for mindfulness retreats & nature connection, with 40 years’ experience.

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Hire Our Venue

A majestic location on the banks of the River Dart, the house and gardens exude a sense of peace and tranquillity with exquisite views across the wider Sharpham Estate.

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Celebrate in our beautiful Grade1-listed Sharpham House, enjoy its unique history and inspiring elegance surrounded by the natural beauty of the River Dart and the South Hams.

Natural Burials

With stunning views of the River Dart, Sharpham Meadow offers an ecological alternative to traditional burial or cremation and is open to all.

Bathing House

The Bathing House is a simple, romantic retreat where you can leave the frantic pace of the world behind you and unwind as you watch the river flow by.

Riverside Camping

A simple campsite at Point Field where you can camp metres from the River Dart, perfect for a spot of canoeing.


We're on a mission to help nature through rewilding our land and helping more people engage with wildlife.

Our Vision

Our charitable work aims to connect people with nature and foster mindfulness and wellbeing.

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As a volunteer you can make a real difference to The Sharpham Trust and you'll learn new skills at the same time.

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Support Us

Please help us to build a more mindful and sustainable world, whilst caring for the beautiful Sharpham Estate.

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What the media says

Sharpham House is the place to go if you’re ready to take your quest for tranquillity seriously
The Observer travel section - May 2024
It’s good news that the estate has unveiled the 18-room Coach House, converted from its 18th-century stable yard, and concentrating on nature-based mindfulness.
The Times Travel section - January 2022
An astonishingly lovely private estate on a bend of the River Dart in Ashprington [which] offers friendly and approachable secular meditation retreats for anyone
The Guardian - November 2022
Where else can you practise walking meditation among roses and lilies in a formal garden, or meditate in a blue-painted music room where the marble fireplace is a sculptured work of art?
The Telegraph - January 2021
Start the new year with this inspiring choice of online health breaks
The Guardian - January 2021
The Mindfulness for Beginners retreat in Sharpham House helps bring peace into your life
Woman and Home - February 2023
Woman and Home
Listing us in 16 of the UK's best well-being retreats
Suitcase - January 2022
A superior venue with an unrivalled range of breaks centred on mindfulness and nature
Psychologies Magazine - January 2021
Featuring us at the top of a list of 'the best meditation and mindfulness retreats in the UK' - "A holistic retreat which rejuvenates body and mind"
The Independent - February 2023
If you really want to make a connection with nature, opt for one of the Woodland retreats
The Observer - January 2019
Conde Nast Traveller
Top of a list of the best mental health retreats in the UK - January 2023
Today, I realise that having a few calmer, kinder people in the world can only be a good thing
Mail online - September 2022