About this listing
In Dartmoor National Park - by the famousTwo Moors Way on Grimspound's Hamel Down - 5 minutes walk from the pubs and cafes of Widecombe village. Lovely spacious single room with own entrance and fresh cake for breakfast! 1 of 3 rooms, links below.
Southcombe is a beautiful old granite longhouse farmstead on the west flank of the legendary Widecombe-in-the-Moor Valley. The view below us of the valley and village looks as bucolic as farmland from the 18th century and the wild and open moorland above us is marked out only by ancient reeves, stone hut circles, barrows and tors grazed by ponies, cows and sheep.
Dartmoor is a world apart and wonderful to explore at any time of the year. It is spectacular when it snows, fresh and green with white blackthorn blossom in spring, iridescent with bluebells in May, filled with lark song in high summer, dazzling in the August carpets of yellow and purple gauze and heather flowers and then atmospheric with autumn mists.
Southcombe itself has a wildly beautiful 4 acre garden below the house which is open to the public on Sunday afternoons with the National Gardens Scheme in May and June, when you too would be welcome to wander in it. Above the house are our fields, our cows pigs and geese, bluebell wood and our gate to the Moor.
The guest rooms are in the north wing of the massive granite barn now converted for living.
This single room - open to the roof beams - is big and comfortable with a warm oak floor. The window faces east across the valley to Pil Tor and Top Tor and you can sit and enjoy it all in a sofa and armchair with a coffee table, a kettle, coffee and tea and a TV.
Your bathroom, which has a legendary power shower, is shared but only if either of the other rooms are occupied.
There are 3 guest rooms, including this one - the other two are:
Twin room: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/4159086
Double room: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/4127811
All together we can accommodate a group of 5.
The guest rooms have their independent entrance and direct access to the fields, the wood and the bonfire patch which you're welcome to use and barbecue on - there's always plenty to burn!
For lunch and supper there are two good pubs in the village and for teas and lighter lunches there are two cafes - all only five minutes walk away.
The room is very spacious and comfortable with plenty of sitting space for enjoying the good tea and coffee you can make right there.
Interaction with guests
You will be welcome to arrive anytime after 4pm - the place is easy to find and we provide you with all the information you'll need to settle yourselves in. We live in the far end of the house and will check you in and out.
Widecombe is the perfect moorland village with two excellent pubs and two cafes. It is famous for Widecombe Fair, Uncle Tom Cobley and all, on the second Tuesday every September and for its 14th century church, St. Pancras, the Cathedral of the Moor.
There are fantastic walks in all directions - Haytor, Hound Tor, Hameldown, Grimspound and the Dart gorge are all nearby.
Apart from occasional buses in the summer season there is no public transport so you will need either to drive, taxi, walk or cycle.
Other things to note
It is lovely here!
We hope everything we provide for you will allow you to remain independent during your stay and trust you will leave the place as neat, tidy and in one piece as you found it. So - please take boots and shoes off at the front door.
The room is not for smokers nor for pets.