“I woke to the sound of birdsong and sunshine. My bedroom was in a large barn and was cosy warm to welcome me, a lovely fire burned in the large bright communal room and book shelves laden with books on everything from birds to anthropology made me feel very pleased to have arrived in this idyllic spot”

Eco-accommodation is provided in our bunkhouse, Yurt and camping in our Earthship and on the farm. The bunkhouse is an 8 bedroom, 2 bathroom log cabin, with a shared kitchen and living area. Nestled amongst the trees, it provides a secure and relaxing space to return to after a day of learning and activities.

Close by is our traditional yurt. It is fully insulated and carpeted with a cosy wood burning stove. Our inspirational Earthship – created in partnership with Schumacher College – sited in our organic market garden is ideal for wild camping, with South Easterly views of the rising sun, an unbeatable morning wake up. All meals are available from local produce (direct from our farm where possible) with special dietary requirements catered for on request.

Nature Conservation Experiences

Lower Sharpham Farm is a working farm managed for wildlife and biodiversity. We provide a range of nature conservation training opportunities on the farm. Some of these opportunities are for experienced wildlife professionals but some are also relevant for keen nature lovers. These might include plant identification and foraging, bird-ringing or woodwork. For dates and details of current opportunities please view our What’s On page.

Wider Area

Lower Sharpham Farm is only a 45 minute walk away to the bohemian town of Totnes, though someone from the farm will often be driving that way, so there is regular transport to and from town – 10 minute drive.

The walk is picturesque, traffic-free and safe. We have a few bikes to loan out, too, to speed up the trip.

In Totnes you’ll find nice cafes; pubs and restaurants; independent shops; a supermarket; a library; a rail station; and a market on Fridays and Saturdays. There are the usual health services such as doctors, dentists, chemists, opticians, and a small hospital.

The farm also provides an ideal base to explore Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful South Devon coastline.