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Dartmoor Cottages - The Oak Barn - Venton - Widecombe In The Moor - Dartmoor - Devon

Front view of Oak BarnDartmoor Cottages - The Oak Barn - Venton - Widecombe In The Moor - Dartmoor - DevonDartmoor Cottages - The Oak Barn - Venton - Widecombe In The Moor - Dartmoor - Devon
Address: Lower Venton Farm
Town: Widecombe In The Moor
County: Devon
Postcode: TQ13 7TF
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: 01364 621466
Mobile: 07766 648989
Text for Availability: 07766 648989
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Opening Times: All Year
High season: £1210
Category: Holiday Cottage
Contact: Richard & Becks'
Walking Distance from a Pub: Yes
Short Breaks Available: Yes
Sleeps up to: 4
WiFi Available: Yes
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This completely re-built detached barn for two or four people has been lovingly handcrafted with local oak finished to the top of the range specification, professionally designed and furnished to delight the most discerning visitor to Dartmoor.The uninterrupted views from the sun terrace over surrounding pastureland towards Dartmoor Tors are breathtakingly beautiful. This is a supremely peaceful place to stay, set just off a sleepy lane - and you may see Dartmoor Ponies passing the gate en route for the hills - yet you are within easy reach of many of South Devon's main attractions. A 5 Minute level walk takes you to the welcoming local pub, The Rugglestone Inn, which serves "real ale" and scrumptious food and the village of Widecombe-In-The- Moor, famous for its annual fair is a further 1/2 mile stroll. Visitors enjoy free-range eggs from our tiny flock of hens. Visit in Autumn or Winter for cosy evenings round the wood fire - and come to walk in all seasons in fabulously lovely Dartmoor countryside.


Beneath the vaulted arched Oak trussed roof sits the Lounge and across the bridge the Kitchen and Dining Room, designed as an “upside down house” to make best use of the stunning and  uninterrupted views across Dartmoor and create a light and airy and spacious living environment.

Devon made beech framed comfortable sofas sit in the spacious lounge making an ideal and restful environment for lounging in front of the lovely log burner or watching a film from a wide range of DVDs  on the large plasma television. Sit and lounge plug in your iPod and relaxing to some music.

The whole house is under floor heated to provide a constant warm atmosphere with silent operation. At night, you can set your own ambiance using lamps, low level in-floor lighting or high level up-lights.

The fully equipped kitchen, handmade from solid oak by Dartmoor Carpentry , with granite work surfaces and full size butchers block is an aspiring chef’s delight, with quality pans and knives, a 5 burner two oven range, fridge and separate freezer, dish washer, washing machine/ dryer  and everything else we could think you may need. (Even 40 bottles of Red, Rosé and White wine - on an honesty box arrangement).

Downstairs sit the two En-suite bedrooms divided by the entrance hall, one having a contemporary designed fully curtained king-sized four poster bed ,the other having two single beds that zip and link to form a super king sized bed. No expense has been spared on the quality of the linen or mattresses ensuring real comfort and luxury. Cots and high chairs can be provided. The large flagged entrance hall is ideal for outdoor wear and is a great ‘drying room’ because of the under floor heating.

Both designer bathrooms have walk-in showers with big shower heads and loads of room. The baths are spacious and deep, the aim is to make the bathing experience one of quality, warmth and relaxation, soft fluffy  towels and candles are provided.

For the colder wetter Dartmoor days, recovery is on hand in the form of a cedar lined sauna, warming and soothing the aches and pains usually caused by the Dartmoor favourites of Walking, Cycling or Horse Riding. The sauna is accessed via the four poster bedroom.

Outside the building is a large south facing terrace, dining area with BBQ and lawn area with sun loungers.

Just a stroll away is a wonderful traditional Dartmoor Pub - The  Rugglestone Inn, providing top quality food and drink.

Smoking in the building is not permitted.

The Oak Barn 2020 prices - please contact us regarding Discounts for two people staying

Low Season
07-Jan- - 13-Apr-
3 nights minimum stay
Weekly £980
Nightly £210
Mid season
13-Apr- - 3-Jul-
3 nights minimum stay
Weekly £1200
Nightly £250
High Season
4-Jul- - 19-September-
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights minimum stay
Weekly £1400
Mid Season
20th-Sep-- 01-Nov-
3 nights minimum stay
Weekly £1220
Nightly 250

Low Season
02-Nov-- 20-Dec-
3 nights minimum stay
Weekly £980 4 people
Weekly 880 2 people
Nightly £210 2 people
Nightly £240 4 people

(Please note - When the Oak Barn is booked for two people the second bedroom and bathroom are closed off) 

High Season
21-Dec-- 05-Jan-
4 nights minimum stay
Weekly £1375
Nightly £275

Booking Policy

Provided that the guest pays the full balance on time, they can receive :

a 50% refund of the total amount paid by the cancellation date if they cancel at least eight weeks before check-in.
a 25% refund of the total amount paid by the cancellation date if they cancel at least four weeks before check-in.

Please note the above policies are subject to the following:

1. All guests may cancel free of charge up to 24 hours after their booking is confirmed, provided their stay is at least 60 days away.

Booking Contract


These terms and conditions (the “Booking Contract”) are between and shall bind the property owner
or manager (“we”, “us” and “our”) and the holidaymaker(s) who book our property 

 Each such booking is referred to in the Booking Contract as a
“Booking”. References to “you” or “your” are references to the person making the booking and all
members of the holiday party.

Any Booking is subject to the Booking Contract. This Booking Contract and our confirmation email
contain the entire agreement between us and you and forms the basis of your agreement with us so
please read them carefully. 

Nothing in this Booking Contract affects your usual statutory rights.

You agree not to cause any damage to the walls, doors, windows or any other part of the Property nor
to do anything that may be reasonably considered to cause a nuisance or annoyance to us or to any
other occupier of adjoining or neighbouring properties.
You agree to take all necessary steps to safeguard your personal property while at the Property.
You agree to ensure that each member of your party is covered by comprehensive travel insurance
(including cancellation, flight delays, loss and damage to baggage and other property) and health
insurance (including evacuation and repatriation coverage).
You cannot allow more people to stay in the Property than expressly authorised, nor can you
significantly change the makeup of the party during your stay in the Property, nor can you take your
pet into the Property unless permitted by us in writing in advance. If you do so, we can refuse to hand
over the Property to you, or can require you to leave it. We will treat any of these circumstances as a
cancellation of the Booking by you and we shall be under no obligation to refund you for any fees
already paid to us in those circumstances. Any refund will be at our sole discretion.
You agree to allow us or any representative of ours access to the Property at any reasonable time
during your stay for the purpose of essential repairs, in an emergency or to ensure you are complying
with this Booking Contract.
Every effort has been made to ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable holiday. If however,
you have any cause for complaint it is important that remedial action is taken as soon as possible.
It is essential that you contact us if any problem arises so that it can be speedily resolved. It is often
extremely difficult (and sometimes impossible) to resolve problems properly unless we are promptly
notified. Discussion of any criticisms with us whilst you are in residence at the Property will usually
enable any shortcomings to be rectified straightaway. In particular, complaints of a transient nature