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Residential Retreats & Wellbeing Workshops

Our rewilding valley is perfect for all your retreat and residential workshop needs. With a range of creative workspaces available, our tranquil nature surroundings and on-site team to support all your catering and accommodation needs, Embercombe is the perfect place to host your event, with community building, nature connection, inner reflection and wellbeing in mind.

Events and Concerts

Our valley is the ideal space for outdoor as well as indoor events and concerts that herald the example for venues to be eco-friendly. Every detail is hosted with the environment and the well-being of people in mind. Hosting your event with us will allow your participants to reconnect with nature, with each other and themselves, their purpose and creativity in the container of wild nature.

Community Team Building & Corporate Retreats

The perfect space for any corporate or team gathering away from the hustle and bustle of the city, we offer an eco alternative to the classic corporate venue hire offering. Our valley can host a small team away day in one of our workshop spaces, or you can book the whole 50 acre site for your team getaway, helping you reconnect to yourself and your team in the beautiful and revitalising container of wild nature.


Our wild valley is the perfect place for making magical memories in the beauty and closeness of nature. Our breathtaking surroundings are ideal for couples and their guests to celebrate, with various unique spaces available to make your special day, with on-site accommodation available in our Yurt Villages, at a venue that is committed to protect wildlife and promote the importance of the natural world.

Workshop Spaces

Centre Fire

Centre Fire Is our main building and workshop space and can accommodate up to 200 people. This large (13m x 12m) and versatile space can accommodate various activities from yoga, breathwork, performance, dances and speaking events. With high ceilings, framed by large glass doors at both ends, it is a spacious area with views over the Teign Valley across the moors to Haytor, which can be seen on a clear day.  It is equipped with a sound system. The Mezzanine (6.70m x 4.30m ) is a breakout room above the main room, with a library and sofas. The Dining Yurt is a short walk away for breaks and meal times. 

The Linhay

Come and soak up the atmosphere at The Linhay, a unique timber-framed and handcrafted building that offers a space for smaller groups to meet (11.60 x 5 metres meeting space, excluding kitchen), whose build was a flagship project of sustainable construction, energy-saving and waste treatment in the area by the local community. It is an open plan space including a kitchen where cooking (self-catered or in house) and tea-making can be accommodated. The room has some armchairs and sofas, and a large table and can be arranged according to your workshop needs. The Linhay can accommodate up to 30 participants.

Nature Spaces

The land at Embercombe is special. It is a place for nature connection, for self development, inspiration and engaging in nature conservation.  Our 50 acre valley on the edge of Dartmoor is a perfect place to find a deep connection with nature – wild nature around us and wild nature within us. It is a place to breathe, to reconsider, to regenerate and to relearn who we are. Our site is a mixture of ancient woodlands, meadows, a lake for wild swimming, food forests and established orchards to explore and unwind in the magical Devonshire Teign valley.

There is plenty of outdoor space in our rewilding valley including beautiful meadows, orchards, a natural build roundhouse, a ceremonial stone circle and various fire pits, perfect for ceremonies, sharing and music circles, and for connecting around the fire, in wild nature and under the stars. Our ancient woodlands also has an outdoor kitchen with basic facilities to host your outdoor sessions under the canopies of our woodlands. We also have a lake for wild swimming, food forests, established orchards and rewilding meadows to explore and unwind in.

Our Fire Circles

Our Woodlands

Our Lake

Our Medicine Garden

Our Stone Circle

Our Orchards & Meadows


Our Food Philosophy

All meals are prepared from scratch in our kitchen that creates organic, seasonal, freshly made plan- based food to give you the energy you need during your visit, and can cater for a variety of events including celebrations, ceremonies, holidays, corporate events and private retreats.

We source our vegetables as locally as possible, supporting local CSA’s and organic organisations, as the quality and taste of organic produce is undoubtable. We also believe organic produce is the best to support the microorganisms in your body as well as the soil! Meals are served at our communal Dining Yurt, the heart of Embercombe, where you have a choice of indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy your meals.

The food on our menu is plant-based, but we are open to co-creating a menu with you to best suit your needs, whether that means the inclusion of local, free-range eggs from chickens we know, or wild meat for special occasions which is processed with respect and in honour of the animal’s life. 

Catering Includes:

  • Breakfast is self-serve between 8am-9am. This consists of a selection of cereals, warming porridge with a variety of toppings and fresh fruit.
  • Lunch (served at 1pm) is usually light and consists of a different seasonal soup each day, home-made bread, with a fresh, crisp salad.
  • Dinner (served at 6.30pm) consists of a warm larger meal, such as a chard, potato and chickpea curry with basmati rice and dairy-free mint and cucumber yoghurt.
  • Lunch and dinner are either self-serve or if you wish to meet our chefs, they can serve you if arranged in advance.
  • Dessert on your final night (or another night if pre-discussed)
  • Snacks (Sweet or Savoury if arranged in advance for an additional cost) such as bliss balls, flapjacks or hummus and crudites.
  • Hot drinks and plant milks are available throughout the day at our tea-station in the Dining Yurt.

People with special dietary requirements are well catered and prepared for if we know in advance.

The Dining Yurt is the heart of Embercombe, the place where we gather to eat and celebrate our connection with seasonal, nourishing and locally-sourced food. Adjoining the Dining Yurt is our busy kitchen where our food is prepared to feed our guests. It’s a wonderful, buzzy, joyful space where we welcome visitors old and new.

Accommodation in our Yurt Villages

You’ll be staying in one of Embercombe’s beautiful two Yurt Villages.

Each yurt is complete with 2-3 cosy beds, a wood-fired log burner and energy-efficient solar lighting. We can accommodate up to 31 people in the East Village, 18 people in the West Village, and up to 7 facilitators in our cabin and Mongolian yurt. Both yurt villages have compost toilets and running water.  In some of the yurts it is possible to make room for an additional mattress on the floor, to which we have around 5 spares, or you could bring your own. Full bathroom facilities with hot showers are available in the main Centre Fire building.

Why Come to Embercombe?

Better relationships

Our eco venue offers you the chance to take breath again in nature, breaking with technology and one’s day-to-day routine, into a beautiful part of Devon that encourages simplicity, authenticity and relationship-building. Through an intimate connection with nature and spending time together, visitors tell us that they experience a profound connection to who they are and what they truly want out of life.

Moments to remember on the land

Living in our comfortable yurts in our Yurt Village, or camping in one of our wild meadow fields, people experience the simplicity and wellness that comes from living close to nature. From sitting on the hillside gazing up at star-filled sky, to sharing stories around a fire together, Embercombe offers an opportunity to create memories and build intimacy with the world at large like no other venue.

Contact Us

Our friendly team is available to offer guidance and booking support, please contact support@embercombe.org to discuss your needs.


“We’ve been hosting our retreats at Embercombe since 2020, and our experience with them has been nothing short of amazing. The staff is friendly, welcoming and utterly caring, from the bookings team to the kitchen crew to the wonderful hosts who assist us during our stay. The accommodations and the event space are always very clean, tidy and comfortable all year round (even in winter). The food is exquisite: wholesome, nutritious, tasty and the kitchen team is outstanding in catering to all sorts of special diets. Finally, the surrounding nature is lush and the views of the valley are breathtaking. We wouldn’t want to host our retreat anywhere else!”

~ Ecstatic Dance UK