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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:

  • Andsome Cabs: 01803 840009 & 01803 864486
  • Happy Cabby Taxis: 01803 559292
  • Totnes Taxis: 01803 868686

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 the Doctors' Surgery the road swings right. You go straight on, passing the Doctors' Surgery 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, taking the right hand route at the first fork, continue 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

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'.

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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.

We are not able to provide rides from the Totnes train station at this time. If you travel by rail, you will need to take a taxi or walk or cycle to The Barn.


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:

  • Andsome Cabs: 01803 840009 & 01803 864486
  • Happy Cabby Taxis: 01803 559292
  • Totnes Taxis: 01803 868686

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 the Doctors' Surgery the road swings right. You go straight on, passing the Doctors' Surgery 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, taking the right hand route at the first fork, continue 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 Woodland Campsite


Sharpham Woodland Campsite
Sharpham House
Ashprington
Totnes
South Devon TQ9 7UT

Sharpham 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).

On reaching Ashprington village turn left up the hill and onto the Sharpham Estate. Follow the road through the pillars and shortly you’ll see a wooden sign on your right, pointing to the Woodland Campsite parking.


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:

  • Andsome Cabs: 01803 840009 & 01803 864486
  • Happy Cabby Taxis: 01803 559292
  • Totnes Taxis: 01803 868686

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 the Doctors' Surgery the road swings right. You go straight on, passing the Doctors' Surgery 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, taking the right hand route at the first fork, continue 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 fork to take a more level route to Sharpham House. When you get to the final gate, you'll need to climb up the winding hill until you see signs for the Woodland Retreat parking and luggage drop-off.

If you took the right fork at the Ashprington sign, you'll climb (sometimes steeply), eventually reaching the pillars at the entrance to Sharpham Estate. Go left through these and the Woodland Retreat parking and luggage drop-off is the next right.


Click here to view and download a printable map and directions 104kb


Click here to view and download printable walking/cycling directions 604kb


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.

Click here to view and download a printable map and directions

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Lower Sharpham 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 Sharpham House takes between 10 -15 minutes depending on traffic.

Local taxi cabs, in no particular order or preference:

  • Andsome Cabs: 01803 840009 & 01803 864486
  • Happy Cabby Taxis: 01803 559292
  • Totnes Taxis: 01803 868686

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 the Doctors' Surgery the road swings right. You go straight on, passing the Doctors' Surgery 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, taking the right hand route at the first fork, continue 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.

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

Did you go perhaps not see the gate at the right hand 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 or ride up this path, through yet another gate, to Lower Sharpham Farm.

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