The House

Lower Blackaton is the perfect place for family and other gatherings, an ideal base for walkers, and a relaxing setting for those who just want to enjoy the peace and quiet of Dartmoor. It was once part of a settlement with several other buildings, of which two barns have survived. One of these, originally an older longhouse, can be rented with the house for workshops, small conferences, for special meals and celebrations, or just as an extra indoor space with table tennis. There is a walled garden and picnic area in the ruins of another longhouse or shippen. The house, surviving barns and ruin are all Grade 2 Listed.

A granite porch opens into a book-lined hall, the original cross passage. To one side of the hall is the kitchen with Aga and farmhouse table. To the other side of the hall two steps lead down into the former shippen or animal barn, now a triple-aspect living room with three south-facing windows, wood burner, TV and DVD player, piano, bookshelves, and a door to the main staircase. Beyond the kitchen is a secondary staircase and a smaller sitting room.

Upstairs, there are five bedrooms (two with double and single beds, one twin ensuite, one with bunk beds, one with a single bed and second pull-out single). There are extra beds on the landing (futon) and in the small sitting room (sofabed).


Entrance Hall

A place for boots and coats, or just sit quietly to read.

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.


Second sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, freezer, store cupboard.


Family Bedroom 2

One double bed and one single bed.

Family Bedroom

One double bed and one single bed.

Ensuite Bedroom

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

Bunk Room

Sleeps 2

The Little Room

Single or double bed.


A place to read with pull out sofa bed


One family bathroom, two shower rooms and one cloakroom.


1. king size double & single

2. standard double & single

3. 2 singles (can be made as double); ensuite

4. single & pull-out single (can be made as one or 2 singles or double; small room)

5. bunk beds, plus fold out floor bed

Also landing, futon (privacy curtain) and sofa bed (privacy curtain) in dining room

7. snug (smaller of two sitting rooms)
sofa bed (1 or 2)

A spacious longhouse with many rooms. The garden and views were stunning, lots of room for parking and there is a barn to hire for functions.
S. dillinghamFabulous longhouse in the middle of Dartmoor
The perfect place for our gathering of family and friends last weekend. The barn made a great party venue in the evening and an ideal place for the kids to play and hang out during the day. Everyone naturally congregated in the farmhouse kitchen around the aga.
Tracey MBirthday weekend
Lovely, homely, farmhouse a short distance from Widecombe in the Moor which is a perfect base for family walks or more challenging hikes, visiting pretty villages and great pubs.
Max RExcellent weekend with friends