Short breaks in Devon for relaxation and yoga with Tara and Nigel at Ashley Court

At Ashley Court in Devon, we offer you the opportunity to come and stay in our beautiful Georgian country house for short breaks in the Devon countryside, where you can relax, walk in woodland and gardens, and practice yoga in our lovely yoga room, or just chill out for a while and do nothing! You can stay here on a bed and breakfast arrangement, and either do your own self-practice yoga in our large yoga room, or take part in scheduled yoga classes, subject to availability. One to one sessions can also be arranged. Tara and Nigel are both very experienced and well regarded yoga teachers, and they have been spending the past 3 years restoring this old house into a lovely place to visit, whether you want to read, relax, or do your own yoga practice in peaceful and beautiful surroundings. 
Ashley Court 

Ashley Court

 Ashley Court is a grade 2 listed country house, built originally in the early 1700's and added to in the early 1800's.  We have been restoring it over the past 3 years and have just begun to run yoga retreats here.  It has a fantastic range of period rooms - bedrooms (grand and servants), dining room, morning room, old kitchen, servants bells, all sorts of nooks and crannines, with 18 acres of woodland, fields and gardens.  We have 9 bedrooms altogether, 6 of which are available for guests.  The yoga space is in the large grand front room of the house, with 2 sets of French doors looking out onto the gardens.  There are many magnificent old trees dotted around - oaks, cedars, monkey puzzle and more, and a large walled garden.  Ample space to either just chill out for a few days, or to walk in the woods.  We have about 8 acres of pasture, which is being used by several horses, 2 of which we are looking after - Ben, the Shire, and Jack, the Cob.  Wild deer roam around the woods, and sometimes venture up to the house, and there is an abundance of bird-life.  

The house from the walled garden

Getting here


Train - very easy to get here on the train.  about 2 hours from London Paddington if you get the right train - Tiverton Parkway is 15 minutes  drive from the house.  We can pick you up and drop you off very easily.   Exeter is a bit further - about 25 minutes - buses run quite regularly from Exeter to Tiverton.

Car - M5 junction 27 is 15 minutes from the house.

Bus - Mega bus and National Express both run to Tiverton - very cheap, very long.



Ashley Court is located about a mile south of Tiverton
Ashley Court

We are located about half way in-between Exmoor and Dartmoor, both of which are a very accessible day trip from the house.  Getting to the coast, either north, west, or south, is also very easy - all within an hours drive.  Exeter is 20 minutes drive away.  Knightshays Court is a fantastic National Trust Property on the outskirts of Tiverton, well worth a visit.

Dining room

Prices and bookings

Prices are per nights stay, and include breakfast.  Includes use of yoga space - timings depend on availability.  We have classes running on Monday 6.30-8.00pm, Thursday 10.00-11.30am and 6.30-8.00pm.  If you wish to take part in any of these classes during your stay, this would be included in the price below. 

Standard single room - £50 
Double room - £70
Twin room - £70
Luxury en-suite room - £120

Lunch and dinner can be booked also for a charge of £10 per meal.  All meals are vegetarian home cooked food.
To book, or for more information, please contact Nigel on You can stay for just one night, or as many as you like.  All depend on availability.