• Lower Blackaton

    In the heart of Dartmoor National Park


    Self-catering long house
    for up to 12 people


    With option of converted barn
    for workshops and events

Located near the village of Widecombe in the Moor. See map here.

The house

A 17th Century, Grade 2 Listed, Dartmoor Long House.
Five bedrooms to sleep up to twelve with a farm house kitchen and Aga, two living rooms with wood burning stoves, wonderful grounds and views of the moor.

The Barn

Beautiful open space with warm oak floor, open beam ceiling, kitchen corner and outdoor toilet.
Function space. 45 x 17ft.


A warm, family home. Furnished with interesting artwork and books.

Living Room

South facing windows, wood burning stove, piano, TV, DVD.


Wood burning stove, dining table and sofabed.


Aga, farmhouse table, butlers sink and a view.

Family Bedroom

One double bed and one single bed.

Ensuite Bedroom

Sleeps two.
Double or two singles.
Ensuite shower room.


A place to read with pull out sofa bed


Beautiful, peaceful garden with picnic area, ruins and a renovated longhouse barn.

The Grounds

Apple trees, vegetable garden, lower wild grass area and lawn. Swing, trampoline, BBQ and outdoor dining area.

The Barn

Large open plan function area.
Oak flooring, high beam ceilings and kitchen.

The Ruins

Walled garden and picnic area in the ruins of another longhouse or shippen.

The wild beauty of Dartmoor

Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife.

Unbelievable Beauty

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it on Dartmoor. Rugged rocks, windswept hills or green, twisting river banks and quaint tea shops.

For more information on the area see go to Visit Dartmoor and Dartmoor National Park.

The wonders of Widecombe

Widecombe is a busy little village. A huge church, known as the Cathedral in the moor, at the centre. Next door is the wonderful National Trust village hall building and shop. Across the road is the working Forge where you can watch the blacksmith at work. A number of gift shops. Cafe on the green serving cream teas. And there are two pubs. One in the village and one a little walk down the hill.

Rural tranquility

If you’re looking for peace and tranquility, this is the place. Sit on the garden bench and watch the birds swoop or walk up into the wilds.

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Guest Reviews

We, a group of 8 walkers, were very impressed with Lower Blackaton and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Both the kitchen with aga and the lounge with a log burner were very spacious and yet cosy and the house had a lovely atmosphere, it couldn't have been better for our group and we very much enjoyed our stay. Many thanks again Judy.
Max RTimeless and homely
What a wonderful place for a gathering. Lots of space, comfy beds, a delightful garden and a warm welcome. The dogs loved exploring the garden, the children made good use of the trampoline and the adults really enjoyed the cosy farmhouse kitchen and the comfy sofas by the fire. A great area for walks, wildlife and wonderful huge starry skies. And close enough for a day trip to the sea side at Dawlish Warren. Bliss!
Penny PupStarComfy, peaceful and welcoming
Lower Blackaton is a truly beautiful place to stay. The house was lovely, with lots of rooms and the perfect kitchen for big groups. It's the ideal place to go to get away from a busy town or city for the week. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay for any occasion.
Annabelle SCosy and timeless
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