Barton Hall
South Devon

for faith groups


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About Barton Hall

With beautiful blue flag beaches, views across the sea and plenty of adventure to inspire your faith group, Barton Hall is the perfect coastal retreat for your next residential.

Close to Torquay, just 40 minutes from Exeter and the M5, it’s a great location at the heart of the English Riviera where your faith group can enjoy time away together in a positive, welcoming environment.

There are some great facilities at Barton Hall; we have a heated outdoor pool, a lake for watersports and an indoor activity zone which offers a fantastic all-weather space for your faith group.

In addition to all the thrilling adventure activities we have in the grounds, the location offers some unique opportunities to experience the beautiful landscape – why not try a scenic coastal walk?

Choose to stay in our chalets or main house – all accommodation is en suite and comfortable.


Main House and Surrounding Chalets

  • Groups - En suite rooms sleep 4-10 in the main house and 4-6 in chalets
  • Leaders - Single or twin en suite rooms


  • Indoor activity zone
  • Lake
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Meeting rooms
  • Leaders’ lounge
  • Leaders’ bar
  • Shop
Barton Hall Interactive Centre Map for Faith Groups

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Activities available

Our wide range of thrilling adventure activities has something to suit everyone - our experienced instructors know how to bring out the best in each individual.

And with PGL, you can rely on getting the best value for money: adventure and evening activities, equipment, instruction, food and accommodation are all included in the price, as well as round the clock support during your stay.

The full list of activities available at Barton Hall is featured below.

There's plenty to keep everyone busy in the evenings too with lively evening entertainment sessions led by the PGL team.

See the evening entertainment available at Barton Hall.

Select an activity for a full description


A pleasant dining experience
We’ll help nurture your faith group from the inside out at mealtimes. We have a variety of balanced, nutritious options available.

Nourishment and choice
We know how important it is to equip your faith group for the rewarding challenges they face throughout the day, that’s why we do more at mealtimes. In addition to our freshly prepared hot meals, our salad bar will give them a great variety of healthy options, which they can help themselves to. There is always fresh fruit available for them to take away with them and our nutritious, homemade soup will warm them up, even on the coldest of days!

Looking after everyone
We want to support each individual in your group during your time away with us and that includes caring about what they eat. They may have special diets or particular allergies – whatever their needs, we will cater accordingly.

Happy dining with PGL
Leave all the hard work to us so you and your group can relax and enjoy your mealtimes together. It’s important to take time out during an action-packed day. We’ll always provide a warm welcome at mealtimes and we work hard to create a clean, pleasant dining environment that your group will feel at home in.

Sample Day

Sample day for Faith Groups at Barton Hall
Schedule Activities
07.00 - 09.00 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead
09.15 - 12.30 Morning activities - usually 2 sessions with a 15 minute refreshment break
12.30 - 14.00 Dry off & clean up. Time for a fresh & tasty two-course hot lunch
14.15 - 17.30 Afternoon activities - 2 exciting sessions with a 15 minute refreshment break
18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day
19.00 - 21.00 Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and more. The evening entertainment programme keeps you laughing until bedtime.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow!