“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Higher Venton Farm

Widecombe in the Moor


A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Higher Venton Farm. A 16th Century thatched Devon longhouse nestling in the green, unspoilt countryside of the Dartmoor National Park just half a mile from the picturesque village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. We are a 130-acre farm providing traditional farmhouse accommodation with good wholesome cooking using fresh farm produce wherever possible.

At Higher Venton – your holiday can be as active or relaxed as you wish. You can simply unwind and soak-up the peace and quiet of our beautiful countryside or, for the more energetic there is a riding stables five minutes’ walk down the lane. Why not explore the rugged beauty of Dartmoor – all 365 square miles of it. Join one of the many guided walks.

Why not make us your overnight accommodation for the ‘Two Moors Way’.

A pleasant fifteen minute walk down a country lane, past our local real ale inn leads you into the pretty village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, renowned for it’s September fair with Bill Brewer, Peter Gurney, and Uncle Tom Cobley and all! Clustered around the beautiful church of St Pancras, often referred to as the Cathedral in the Moor. There are shops, cafes to enjoy.

“War Horse” you have seen the movie now come and explore the beautiful location and stay amongst the small thatched farms. Walk the moors and see the ponies running wild.


Although there is no mobile signal in the village, we do offer guests Wi-Fi at Higher Venton farm.

Parking is at the customer’s own risk.

Given the farm is not fully accessible, we will do all that we can to accommodate your visit to our Devon Long House.  We have low access, cobbles and steps, a steep spiral staircase.  Please call us to fully discuss your booking.  01364 621235.

Key Facilities


Free WiFi


Additional Facilities

  • Central heating throughout
  • Twin en-suite room
  • Double en-suite room


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