Through creative arts, wellbeing and connection to landscape we want to create a retreat for minds, bodies and souls to rejuvenate, flourish and land.


We have two sleeping spaces at Southcombe Barn – a converted Piggery and a Hay Barn. Both sleep two and guests can enjoy the Wild Spa, including a natural swimming pond, wood-fired sauna and outdoor spring-fed baths, and the wildflower meadows and wilderness that surrounds. Guests can also book in for a range of creative arts and wellbeing sessions in the Green Barn, arts studio or Southcombe Apothecary Garden.


Southcombe Barn comprises 16 acres of wildflower meadows, woodland and moorland pasture. The land backs onto the open moor and is a haven of wildlife, birds, bees and butterflies. Set within the Dark Skies reserve, nights can be spent gazing up at star-filled skies and sunsets and sunrises enjoyed from nearby tors. The Dartmoor National Park has incredible walks and wild swimming spots.


Enjoy a sound bath in a hammock in the Green Barn, yoga, massage, whittling, forest bathing or the simple pleasure of a soak or sauna in the Wild Spa surrounded by birdsong.


We are committed to a more regenerative society and have developed a forest school area as well as The Southcombe Apothecary Garden as a place for community to come together and a safe haven to support and welcome people who have been displaced. The garden includes medicinal and culinary herbs and dye plants and flowers in a peaceful and meditative setting.


Southcombe Arts is an arts residency, gallery and studio space. We support emerging artistic talent through our residency award scheme via our affiliation with Arts University Plymouth as well as through a yearly residency and exhibition open-call award. We also offer bookable artist retreat stays and creative workshops.

To find out more about staying at Southcombe Barn on an extended artist retreat please email us at


There’s a regular programme of things going on at Southcombe Barn, from garden days, arts gallery exhibitions, creative workshops, weekly yoga or
woodworking, to occasional pop-up feasts and intimate gigs. Follow us on Instagram or sign up to our newsletter to keep in the loop on happenings.

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