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Doomsday Barn

Rackenford, Devon (Ref. 959590)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

The property

This lovely country barn sits at the end of a private lane, adjacent to a riding stables and alongside a small group of country dwellings just a few miles from the village of Rackenford, midway between the mid Devon towns of South Molton and Tiverton.

A central location for exploring the region close to Exmoor, and within easy reach of the North Devon coast and Dartmoor.

A spacious barn conversion you enter through a large slate hallway into an open plan area with vaulted ceilings, stone walls and old timbers still visible evidence of the barns previous life.

A kitchen is equipped with a range cooker and Belfast sink with central dining table and wood burning stove positioned in the corner for added warmth in cooler months.

There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and a family bathroom.

On the first floor a mezzanine sitting room looks over the dining room and is a great separate space for watching TV and relaxing.

The master bedroom is on this level with an en-suite shower room.

Outside an enclosed lawn garden is ideal for ballgames and there are country walks on the doorstep.

The nearby village of Rackenford has a village shop and pub and there are a number of good country pubs in the area.

South Molton is vibrant farming town close by where there is a good weekly market and an interesting variety of shops and pubs.

The much larger town of Tiverton can be reached in a little over 15 mins and has a thriving town centre, good weekly market and a number of large supermarkets.

Enjoy a walk along the canal where you can take a trip on one of the horse-drawn barges.

A trip to the National Trust Knightshayes is highly recommended and will interest all ages.

Stroll through the magnificent walled gardens where you can sample some of the home grown produce in the Stables café and Conservatory tea room, you can even purchase the produce to take back with you.

For trips to the beach, head north and Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Croyde can be reached in an hour.

Doomsday Barn is a rural bolt-hole and ideal for exploring Mid Devon.


Over two floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room, shower, basin and WC. 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. First floor mezzanine sitting room with TV.


  • Underfloor and central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Dogs welcome at £25 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

About the location


Crediton 12 miles; Exeter 14 miles; Taunton 21 miles.

The largest town in Mid Devon, visit Tiverton for echoes of the past including a romantic castle, and horse-drawn barge trips on the idyllic Grand Western Canal. Occupying a strategic position on two rivers, the Exe and the Lowman, brought Tiverton wealth as a flourishing textile town, resulting in many fine buildings. These include the Jacobean Great House of St. George, three medieval almshouses, and the fantastic parish church of St. Peter with its remarkable frieze of merchant vessels with billowing sails. Another famous building is Old Blundells, immortalised by former pupil R.D. Blackmore in his classic Lorna Doone. However, the town's most famous building is beautiful Tiverton Castle, a royal fortress commissioned in 1106 by Henry I. Find out more about Tiverton's rich heritage at award-winning Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, with 14 galleries of exhibits including the Tivvy Bumper GWR locomotive.

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