“ 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.

The Oak Barn

Widecombe In The Moor

Oak Barn
Oak Barn


Luxury Self-Catering in the heart of Dartmoor

The Oak Barn at Lower Venton Farm is a spacious, two-bedroom cottage, perfect for two to four people to enjoy a luxury break in the heart of Dartmoor.  This detached two-bedroom 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.

A spacious holiday home, the Oak Barn has a fully equipped kitchen with a double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, a washing machine and a dining area.  The living room features a comfortable seating area, a large TV with a Blu-ray player, Bluetooth speakers and a log burner.  Accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with walk-in showers and baths.  The master bedroom features a cedar-lined sauna and under-floor heating throughout the cottage provides constant comfort during the chillier months.  Towels and bed linen are provided and there is free WiFi and free private parking.  The property has an outdoor dining area with a barbecue.

Lower Venton Farm 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 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” or relax over a pint at “The Old Inn”.  Lower Venton has everything you could hope for in a country break.

Key Facilities


Free WiFi




Additional Facilities

  • Two great country pubs within easy walking distance
  • Great cafe for brunch, lunch or a cream tea nearby
  • Lots of walks from the doorstep out onto open moorland
  • A great location to explore the area from moor to sea!


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