Ashley Court

An enchanting Regency house

set in 19 acres of woodland, gardens and pasture overlooking the Exe Valley



to Ashley Court

This enchanting Regency house invites you to escape from modern life and re-connect with nature both wild and tamed. Set in 19 acres of woodland, gardens and pasture overlooking the Exe Valley Ashley Court is a lovely example of a small country house retaining every period detail from the gate posts to the servant’s bells.  To arrive here is to step back in time, relax and assume a gentler pace of life.  

Seasonal vegan and vegetarian menus in our dining room are prepared with the organic produce from our historic walled kitchen garden. The house and grounds offer a spacious and gracious venue for elopements, micro weddings, celebrations and gatherings of all sorts, all year round. For bed and breakfast guests it is a perfectly located base from which to explore both the north and south Devon coastline, Dartmoor and Exmoor. We welcome day visitors to the garden and offer longer stays and retreats for yoga, handcrafts, painting and foraging.

We invite you to decelerate, ditch the digital and step into the deep-green world that is Ashley Court.

Weddings & Celebrations

The house and grounds offer a uniquely lovely vintage style venue for weddings, private dining and celebrations of all sorts.

Reception rooms are bookable individually or as a suite for anything from a champagne high tea for 3 to a wedding for up to 50 guests.

All rooms have direct access to the garden in the summer and atmospheric open fires and candlelight in the winter. Additional overnight accommodation for up to 12 people available.

ashley court yoga


Retreat with us to spend some quality time in nature, slow down, eat well, breathe well, move well!

ding tutors share their insights on yoga, Feldenkrais, Rolfing, T’ai Chi and other somatic disciplines.

Mindful crafting tutors teach you how to spin, darn, stitch and weave.

Food tutors share the secrets of wildcrafted foods, preserving harvests and sourdough bread.
Outdoor tutors offer foraging, no-dig gardening, tree, bird and bat walks and herbal wisdom and more!

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Emma Jonson, London