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The Oak Barn - Luxury Barn conversion in the heart of Dartmoor

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
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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...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 (both bathrooms have both big walk in showers and baths) 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.More
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About the Owner
Richard C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Should you require an info about local walks or places to eat we'll be around to help.
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We were lucky to have a short break for a birthday celebration and stayed in this cottage for its proximity to Gidleigh Park. The cottage is very well designed and exactly as described on the website. It is part of a small farm in a...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank Marge W
Reviewed 23 March 2014

This cottage has been beautifully crafted by its owners and offers cosy, clean and very comfortable accommodation in a stunning location. Easy access to the moor straight from the door, a 5 minute stroll down the lane to a rustic Dartmoor pub with a reputation...More

Date of stay: March 2014
1  Thank BJCHarpenden
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

There is one big problem when you stay at the lovely Oak Barn and that is you do not want to leave! From the moment you arrive when you are greeted with a lovely freshly cooked sponge cake, fresh eggs and a bottle of wine,...More

Date of stay: October 2013
3  Thank SamuiTravels
Reviewed 10 November 2013

The Oak Barn has been converted to the highest standard, the underfloor heating secretly works away keeping the barn warm and to give that extra cosy feel we couldn't resist the log burner which kicks out its own fair share of heat! Really, I could...More

Date of stay: November 2013
3  Thank Philip C
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Fortunate to get a cancellation, July 20th 2013 - one week. Directions, provided by the owner, to get to the cottage, were most helpful. At the end of the journey, found ourselves going down a short country lane, and then arriving at Lower Venton Farm,...More

Date of stay: July 2013
1  Thank david t
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
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Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Dartmoor - Purple, heather clad moorland, wide open landscapes, rushing rivers and obscure stone tors shape the landscape of Dartmoor. But that is just one small part of a big picture. There are rolling valleys, bogs and wetland, waterfalls and well trodden paths, ancient, eery forests and lonely ruins. Sometimes ominous, challenging, extreme, sometimes welcoming, heart warming; always breathtaking, always changing, the landscape of Dartmoor is alive in every sense of the word. Whether you're looking for a challenging trek across windswept moors, or just a relaxing stroll through secluded woods, you've come to the right place. Dartmoor has it all. Blaze your own trail, be a pioneer, explore and take the less trodden route. If you know your way around an OS map, download one of the many...
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