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Moortown Cottage

(Ref. 1102324)

Knowstone near Rackenford, Devon Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was beautiful, gardens well kept and maintainted to a high standard."

    Vicky and Dave are very pleasant couple, her fruit cake was amazing. The only downfall is signage to the cottage from the Lane start, the 3/4 mile drive to the cottage is horrendous on our view. Understand they need all four houses to agree the cost for an updated road with one property on sale. Otherwise a very comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine and Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was well equipped and well presented and beautifully clean !"

    Really old fashioned cottage with everything we needed for our stay ! Really would come back again ! Nice people and the dogs made some friends too with my dad !

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely,cosy cottage."

    Great facilities- everything we could possibly need. Had a great stay and our daughter was very smitten by the very friendly and sweet dogs.

    Reviewed by Kirstie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely old cottage but very spacious and comfortable."

    The pictures and description probably don't do it justice as it was more spacious than we anticipated from the site pics. Lovely cake to welcome us _ probably the best I have tasted, you should sell this

    Thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2022

  • "We had a great week with our friends and although we encountered a couple of problems during our stay they were efficiently dealt with by the owners and at speed, nothing was too much trouble, they could not have been more helpful or friendly."

    We enjoyed the dogs who were a real pleasure to meet and cuddle. We loved our stay in your farm cottage the only problem we found were the stairs up to bed were a challenge for us oldies! All facilities and equipment were good quality and a wide range to suit anyones needs. Thank you for the welcome, it was just what we hoped for.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely dwelling with lots of character, it was very quiet at night and has an excellent location."

    Our only criticism is that the farm track to the property has a section with a massively uneven surface - the problem for us was that even driving very slowly the bumps exacerbated the pain in my wife’s arthritic hip.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2022

  • "A really warm welcome from Vicky to an historic, homely and peaceful cottage."

    Area very rural but with good road access to Tiverton and South Molton.. Be prepared to be loved by the dogs who pay daily visits to say hello.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed a relaxing stay at the cottage and farm."

    We liked the host and hostess and the interaction we had with the farm dogs. We are rural people and enjoy the quiet country life. The cottage and farm had everything we required.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent well equipped cottage very comfortable and quiet considering on a working farm."

    Would definately stay here again.The location to most attractions and beaches was ideal.Vicky made sure we had everything we needed for a perfect holiday

    It was lovely to meet you. Thank you for your recommendation for places to eat and days out in our book. Would love to see you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage on a working farm."

    Great location for peace and quiet with rural walks straight from the front door. Convenient for access to Exmoor and lots of friendly local pubs. Very comfortable, spacious cottage which is well equipped with everything you need. Scrumptious cake/ milk and local honey /marmalade on arrival were very much appreciated.

    Great to welcome you to our cottage. Thanks for leaving in so clean and tidy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x family room with a double, single, and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, and stairgate available on request
  • Private driveway for 3 cars
  • Enclosed wrap-around garden with lawn, patio, furniture, and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • We do ask all pets are kept in the heated utility room
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The cottage is located on a working farm

The property

Rackenford 3.3 miles.

Set on the outskirts of Knowstone, near the small village of Rackenford in Devon, is this 17th-century three-bedroom cottage, Moortown Cottage.

Nestled on a working farm, with traditional features running throughout the abode, Moortown Cottage is perfect for families or groups looking for an escape to the Devonshire countryside; six guests and two well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Travelling down the farm's country lane, enter the exclusive grounds of the cottage, parking up on the private driveway, enveloped by a lush green lawn and an inviting patio area; use this space to relax, prepare a barbecue, and admire the neighbouring ponies.

Entering the interior of the cottage, find yourself in the convenient utility room, boasting a range of laundry facilities and an adjoining cloakroom, offering the perfect place to freshen up after a hillside walk.

Moving through to the kitchen/diner, be wowed by the character of the cottage, displayed through its preserved larder, exposed beams, stone tiles, and country-style kitchen; relax around the breakfast bar before preparing a home-cooked meal for your loved ones.

Beyond here you will find a homely sitting room, both warm and snug, complete with a woodburning stove, Smart TV, DVD player, board games and a selection of books; keep your entire party entertained in this room.

The formal dining room completes the ground floor, delivering direct views out to the garden, embodying the stillness of nature.

Heading to the first floor, be welcomed by three spacious bedrooms, all rich with history, well-positioned in front of the farm, displaying picturesque views from your bed; a family room with an en-suite, a double, and a single will be available, alongside a main bathroom.

Strolling into the nearby villages, a traditional and friendly community will greet you, along with a village shop, several eateries, and cafes, perfect for dining out; The Masons Arms is popular in Knowstone, whilst The Stag Inn is recommended in Rackenford.

Situated just off the well signed Two Moors Way, an area spanning 102 miles from Ivybridge on the southern boundary of Dartmoor National Park, to Lynmouth on the North Devon coast in Exmoor National Park, there's always somewhere to explore.

Further afield you'll find a wealth of attractions to delve into, from visits to Watermouth Castle, and strolls around Tarr Steps, to hikes around Exmoor National Park.

Head to Quince Honey Farm and harvest your own jar of honey, visit the residents of Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre, or tour the grand landscape of Tapeley Park.

By car, travel towards Tiverton Castle, discover the county's heritage at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, or aboard a unique railway experience at Devon Railway Centre.

Enjoy the Devonshire countryside by booking Moortown Cottage as your abode.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Witheridge 3.8 miles; Tiverton 9 miles; South Molton 11 miles; Barnstaple 22 miles.

The small village of Rackenford is ringed by farms, and agriculture is still the largest single source of employment. Unlike so many small villages, there is still a school, a village shop, a traditional village local The Stag Inn and a social club, providing a strong community spirit. You can discover Village Day on Rackenford Common, the November 5th bonfire, the Garden Club's spring and autumn shows to name just a few. A truly great village with a vibrant community!