The House, grounds & facilities

The House, grounds & facilities


We have 24 bedrooms sleeping up to 47 guests.

External group leaders are responsible for allocating rooms unless a prior arrangement is agreed with the House Manager.

Our rooms vary in size and outlook:

Floor Rooms & facilities
South side 1st floor Ruth Ash – triple

Philemon Pownoll
– double bed

Thomas De Sharpham
– double bed

South side 2nd floor Walnut – triple (en-suite) Beech
– triple (en-suite)
- twin
Tulip - triple
Rear 1st floor Edmund Bastard – single Elizabeth Durant - single    
Rear 2nd floor Oak – twin Elm – twin    
North side ground floor

Clare Milne – single (en-suite accessible)

North side 1st floor Monkey Puzzle - single      
North side 2nd floor Holly - twin      
North side 3rd floor Lime – quadruple (en-suite) Cherry – twin    
Front of House Yew – twin Ash – twin (hand-basin)    

West Wing

Apollo - single Favourite - single Hermione – single  
South Wing Capability Brown - twin Richard Durant - double/twin Robert Taylor - double/twin  

We have 8 shared bathrooms & 4 en-suites.

House Rooms

Residential hire includes use of Maurice Ash Room, the Library, the Music Room and Octagonal Room as social rooms or break-out spaces, overnight accommodation, all meals and refreshments. You are also welcome to enjoy our lovely gardens.

Rooms Facilities
Maurice Ash Room

Ground floor - 28’ x 18’.
Suitable for lectures, meetings, bodywork or meditation for approximately 50-60 people. Accessible room.

Music Room 

First floor - 28’ x 18’. Suitable as a social space for approximately 30 people.

Octagonal Room 

First floor - 25’ x 25’. Suitable for lectures, meetings, music/poetry for approximately 50-60 people.


Ground floor in main house - 18’ x 18’. Suitable for meetings/social space for approximately 10 people. Accessible room.

The South Wing Hall

Separate hire - subject to availability - £150 per day.
Annexe to the House - 28’ x 18’.
Suitable for meetings/workshop with wood-burning stove, kitchenette and accessible toilet. More information on request.
Space for maximum 10 people for yoga, 60 for a talk or 20 for group activities.
Accessible room.


Groups hiring the House get exclusive use of the lawn areas in front and on the south side of the House including the sun terrace. There may be other groups staying in the Woodland Campsite, using the Croquet Lawn, South Wing or Swimming Pool but they will not enter the House or affect your stay.

Swimming Pool

A small outdoor unheated swimming pool is available for use between May & September, subject to availability. Group leaders must check and sign safety declaration documents with the House Manager before delegates can use the pool.

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

Name: Programme Administrator
Tel: 01803 732542
Email: [email protected]
Address: The Sharpham Trust, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, UK, TQ9 7UT