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Oak Barn

Lower Venton Farm, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon TQ13 7TF

01364 621466

The Oak Barn at Lower Venton is a luxury two-bedroom cottage,  to enjoy a luxury break in the heart of Dartmoor.  This detached barn conversion is designed as an “upside down house” to make the most of the stunning views of Dartmoor and to create a light, airy and spacious living environment.  It has been lovingly handcrafted using local oak finished to the highest standard, and stylishly furnished throughout for your comfort.

Beneath a vaulted, oak-trussed roof space sits the lounge.  Large sofas and scatter cushions create a comfortable environment for lounging in front of the cosy log burner, watching a film on the large screen TV or listening to music.  As the evenings draw in, create your own ambience with the variety of lamps, low-level in-floor lighting or high-level up-lights.  The kitchen is handmade from solid oak and granite and fully equipped with a 5 burner, two oven range, a fridge, separate freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and other essentials - perfect for the aspiring chef!  We even offer a fully stocked, 40-bottle wine rack with an honesty box arrangement for payment.

The master bedroom features a contemporary styled king-size four-poster bed, the second bedroom has two single beds that may be linked to form a super-king size bed.  Both rooms feature contemporary en-suite bathrooms with large walk-in showers and baths.  Cots and high chairs can be provided on request.

For the colder wetter Dartmoor days, the cedar-lined sauna in the master bedroom offers relief for tired muscles after an active day on Dartmoor. Under-floor heating throughout the cottage provides constant comfort during the chillier months.

A large, south-facing, sun terrace with BBQ and dining area offers breathtakingly beautiful views over the surrounding pastureland and the open moor.

Lower Venton is an especially peaceful place to stay, part of a small hamlet set just off a sleepy country lane.  Dartmoor ponies may be seen trotting past the gate and yet you are within easy reach of many of South Devon's main attractions.  There are moorland walks from the doorstep and riding stables just down the lane offer stunning treks across Dartmoor for riders of all abilities.  A five-minute level stroll takes you to “The Rugglestone Inn”, our closest local pub serving real ale and a menu featuring locally sourced, home cooked produce. The village of Widecombe-In-the-Moor, well-known for its annual fair, is a further five-minute walk. There you can enjoy brunch or a cream tea at “The Cafe on the Green”, pick up your daily provisions at the village shop or relax over a pint at “The Old Inn”.  Lower Venton has everything you could hope for in a country break.

Visit us in autumn or winter and curl up for cosy evenings in front of the log burner - or enjoy year-round walks and sightseeing in the fabulous Dartmoor countryside.  Any time of the year, Lower Venton is the place to enjoy Dartmoor!


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