Gorgeous farmhouse with a stunning oak barn in heart of Dartmoor

With its distinctive stone tower, thought to be the tallest in Devon, the church of Widecombe in the Moor is known as the “Cathedral in the moor”. Widecombe itself could hardly be more picturesque, and boasts a primary school, post office, village shop and two pubs, including the award-winning Rugglestone Inn.

Lower Venton Farmhouse has been painstakingly restored and modernised by the vendors in their 11 year ownership. The farmhouse and cottages have all been transformed to a high standard.

Currently, the vendors live in the farmhouse and let out the two cottages, Oak Barn and Widecombe Cottage. These have a highly successful booking rate, and also have permission to be used for residential ancillary accommodation.

The farmhouse has three principal rooms on the ground floor comprising the sitting room, farmhouse kitchen/dining room, and a beautiful Green Oak conservatory extension. There is a useful utility off the kitchen. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, the master en-suite and family bathroom with two further bedrooms on the second floor.

Converted by the vendors who hand cut all the oak frames, Oak Barn has an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with beautiful Dartmoor views. It has two en-suite bedrooms; the master has a built-in sauna.

Widecombe Cottage is a further one-bedroom cottage presented to a high standard.

Outside, the land of just under an acre is well landscaped to create private attractive areas, bordered by streams. There’s a highly productive vegetable patch and areas of paddock, currently used for chickens. There’s also a large workshop stone barn, currently used for the vendor’s carpentry business.

Guests who come here to stay love this property, and return year after year; if you choose to continue the lettings, there’s a well established business there for you.

Lower Venton Farmhouse is for sale for £1.2 million with Stags Estate Agents; see their website here.

Devon Live