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Meavy, a Dartmoor village made famous by Steven Spielberg's War Horse

Meavy is a picturesque village that has a village green, 12th century church and the famous 800 year old Royal Oak Inn.

Scenes for the first part of the film of War Horse were shot in a small corner of south west Dartmoor, predominantly around Meavy and Sheepstor, in August and September 2010.  Ditsworthy Warren House was the main centre for this part of film production.  Many of the extras required were from the local villages, particularly from the parish Meavy.

Other locations used that are near Callisham include Ringmoor Down, Cadover Bridge and Brisworthy.

Yennadon House, sleeps 13, Dousland, Dartmoor Yennadon House

Yennadon House sits on the moorland edge of Dousland, set within 2 acres of private garden (level lawn, orchard, hard tennis court - available to 7:30pm).  This handsome late Victorian family house sleeps up to 13 in 7 bedrooms (3 doubles, 3 twins and 1 single).  A spacious and light family home, splendid at anytime of the year, with wonderful moorland walks from the doorstep.

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The place:
Dousland: small village (pub, PO) on the south-western slopes of Dartmoor, close to the open moor, Burrator Reservoir and the Plym Valley (lovely walks) and a mile from Meavy (pub) and Yelverton. The Garden House (10 acre garden, tearoom), 2½ miles; Buckland Abbey, 4. Princetown, 4½ miles; Tavistock, 6 miles; Plymouth, 10 miles.

The property:
… Yennadon House sits on the moorland edge of Dousland, within 2 acres of private garden (level lawn, orchard, hard tennis court - available to 7.30pm). A sweeping drive leads over a cattle...

Maristow Barton, sleeps 16, Milton Combe near Dartmoor Maristow Barton

Deep in Lord Roborough's 6000 acre estate you will find Maristow Barton, a large detached Georgian house that sleeps up to 16.  The house is hugely comfy with bright modern decor.  The house offers 5 doubles and 3 twins all with own private/en-suite bathrooms.  The standard of luxury and comfort in the house is exceptional, the atmosphere relaxing and casual, the surrounding tranquil - great for those family get togethers.  If you don't fancy making use of the well equipped kitchen professional catering is available.

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The place:
Milton Combe: village (pub) near the river Tavy, 8 miles from Plymouth (theatre, cinema, aquarium). Dartmoor, Yelverton and the Plym Valley cycle track, about 4 miles. Tavistock, 8. Buckland Abbey (Nat. Trust), 1 mile; within 15 miles are other Nat. Trust houses/gardens, fishing villages and sandy beaches.

The property:  
... deep in Lord Roborough’s 6,000 acre estate, 1½ miles from Milton Combe and very close to the river Tavy, is Maristow Barton, a large, detached Georgian country house in its own enclosed grounds and most peaceful of...

17th century barn, sleeps 6, Yelverton 17th Century Barn

Beautifully converted barn dating back to the 17th century. But now sporting all the latest mod cons, Shaker style kitchen, dishwasher, utility room with tumble drier, washing machine etc. On three floors with spacious and modern decor, this property is ideal for 4 adults and 2 children. The owners offer a travel cot and high chair. Plenty of space outdoors, and real chickens to say hello to. Everything is included in the price, linen, electricity etc. 

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… 1½ miles from Yelverton, off a wooded lane 500 yards from the golf club, an ‘upside down’, 17th cent. detached cottage beautifully converted from a barn within the extensive grounds and gardens of the friendly owners’ 16th cent. farmhouse. You have separate access and parking with a gravelled path through a flower/shrub garden to a raised garden (unfenced, steps - caution). Paddock for walking dogs.

Inside, simple and sophisticated with limestone floors downstairs and wood upstairs. Large, light and airy open-plan living/dining/kitchen (...

Suite at Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton, Dartmoor Moorland Garden Hotel

Moorland Garden Hotel nestles in nine acres of stunning and tranquil moorland garden. The hotel has 4 luxurious suites and 38 en-suite bedrooms, some rooms have balconies and most have views over the expansive lawn, moorland garden and their Wildflower Meadow. The hotel is dog-friendly and has a number of rooms allocated for dogs. Diners with dogs can eat in the Dartmoor Bar with their dogs.

The Moorland Garden Hotel which is also open to non-residents offers; dining, accommodation, a gorgeous wedding venue, our AA Rosette award-winning Wildflower Restaurant, and the Dartmoor Bar for drinks and snacks. Our menu is updated seasonally, and we are currently offering a two or three course set menu for the special price of £12,95 for two courses and £16,95 for three.



Located in 'War Horse' country, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, just minutes away from Plymouth city centre, Tavistock and close to the border with Cornwall, Moorland Garden is the place to be for dining, leisure, business and special occasions.

Nestling in nine acres of stunning and tranquil moorland garden, their four suites are luxurious and tastefully decorated, the en-suite bedrooms are comfortable and well equipped and the hotel and event teams are friendly and helpful.

The Wildflower Restaurant  which was recently awarded an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence...

The Royal Oak Inn The Royal Oak Inn in the Dartmoor village of Meavy. - It's all here: cask ales, scrumpy cider, even its own Meavy Oak Ale. Great pub grub, hugely atmospheric, and loved by families, cyclists walkers and their dogs. A lovely old-fashioned Dartmoor pub, on the village green (still with its 'royal oak'), where ponies trot by in summer and beauty and birdsong surround you. It's often busy with locals and walkers but if you're lucky you'll find a pew in the ancient slab-floored bar, or outside on one of the picnic benches on the cobbled courtyard overlooking the village green. Ales including a monthly guest are local and cask-conditioned; they even have their own Meavy Oak Ale, brewed by Dartmoor brewery in Princetown; there's scrumpy aplenty and ten wines by the glass. The food is the best of pub grub: Wednesday night is Pie Night, Friday is Fish and Chips Night, beef and lamb comes from Dartmoor farms and the tartare sauce is homemade. Piped music and cribbage, muddy boots and muddy paws a seriously good bolthole for families and hikers. Join us for the annual Meavy Oak fair on 20th of June or the Cider and Ale festival on the August bank holiday weekend. Pubs

The Perfect Dartmoor Hideaway For Drinking And Dining The Royal Oak Inn is a free house situated within the Dartmoor National Park and is a former 15th-century church house Inn, taking its name from the, reputedly, 800 year old oak tree on the adjacent village green - one of the few remaining traditional pubs, with a flagstone floor, old beams and a large open fireplace. Some seats are pews from the adjacent St. Peters church. The wood fire provides a warm welcome on those cold...

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