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Fine two-storey granite building dating from c.1537
Dartmoor offers something for everyone; walking, rambling, riding, cycling, running or just plain, good old-fashioned sight-seeing.
The flora, fauna and wildlife are in abundance here; red deer, Dartmoor ponies, larks, buzzards, curlews and much, much more. Here you will find fast flowing rivers, quiet shady meadows, rugged granite tors, panoramic views down to the coast and nestling in the valleys, small picturesque villages. One of these is Widecombe-in-the-Moor where you will find one of the finest examples of a 16th-century church house, originally used for parish festivities or 'ales'.
Today the Church House is still in use by the local community with various groups and clubs using it as well as the monthly village market, but can be visited by National Trust members when not in use. You can become your own house guide - collect the key from the staff at the shop, which is adjacent to the Church House.
Sexton's Cottage became the home of the 'Sexton' who looked after the church and church yard. Since 1976 it has been both a shop and information centre for the National Trust.