Harbertonford is a small, peaceful village lying about 3 miles south of Totnes in the region of the South Hams. It lies a short distance from the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.
The village is located in the picturesque valley of the Harbourne river which is a tributary of the Dart. The river has a steep gradient and has served a string of water mills in the past. Upstream of the village lies a flood defence dam, which does close its sluices occasionally, saving the village from flooding.
Harbertonford has a pub, garage, primary school, church and several small businesses.