In layman’s terms, Rivendell, Middle Earth
Vixen Tor Farm is located above an ancient oak forest, underneath the granite outcrop of Vixen Tor and above the steep sided Walkham Valley into which countless streams tumble. The site of the main house was a Bronze Age farmstead and has been inhabited for over 3,500 years.
Surrounded by trees and moorland on the western boundary of Dartmoor, our vast, mystical landscape is perfect for either a calming or active break. With access to cascading rivers, wild flower meadows, boulder strewn bluebell groves and the open moor (literally out of the door!), you will have endless opportunities to explore and connect with nature.
Our location is a perfect spot for star gazing, with clear, bright stars displayed across one of the few dark skies left in the United Kingdom. Dartmoor is also one of England’s last unspoiled wilderness areas – a great place to hike, climb, ride and cycle. Why not also explore our native woodlands, many of which are in fact rainforests, as explained in this article from The Woodland Trust.
Guests staying at Vixen Tor Farm leave feeling cleansed, renewed and energised. The air that comes off the Atlantic here is so pure that mosses and lichens live on pretty much anything. The water is spring fed, filtered through the granite and great to swim in!
Getting to us: Vixen Tor Farm is tucked away in a remote spot on Dartmoor, so we will provide detailed directions on your booking to help you find it first time. We can also arrange collection from and return to Exeter Airport (1 ¼ hours) and local train stations (Plymouth – 45 minutes, Exeter and Tiverton Parkway – 1 hour).
We have parking for up to four cars and can accommodate trailers. However, we are located a mile up a made track, so take it steady!
There are spectacular riding opportunities across Dartmoor, so if you want to bring your own horses we have access to a private livery a comfortable walk away from the accommodation.