Lower Blackaton is a south-facing 17th century Devon longhouse built of granite, set in an acre of informal gardens in the middle of the DartmoorNational Park. It has been refurbished to combine tradition with modern comfort, and is fully equipped for small (up to 6) or large groups. With 5 bedrooms and additional beds on a landing and in a small sitting room it can accommodate up to 16.
The house can either be rented on its own, or with the recently refurbished barn - ideal for residential courses or workshops, for parties (it can seat 30 to 40 people) or as an informal venue for weddings.
It is 3 miles NW of Widecombe (2 pubs, 2 cafés, village store & post office, church, National Trust shop, gift shops), 6 miles from Ashburton, 9 from Bovey Tracey, and 25 miles to Plymouth or Exeter.
The nearest station is at Newton Abbot (15 miles; supermarkets, M&S etc). There are airports at Bristol (2 hours) and Exeter (45 minutes).
The Two Moors Way runs along the top of Hameldown (max ht 1800 ft) to Grimspound, a bronze age village, and Hookney Tor. It is a 45 minute walk over the top of Hameldown to Widecombe.