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Rackenford near Witheridge, Devon (Ref. 933827)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Grant

    “Owners very welcoming, very helpful ...”

    Owners very welcoming, very helpful without being intrusive; will definately rebook and recommend to friends.

    Owners very welcoming, very helpful without being intrusive; will definately rebook and recommend to friends.


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Broad Close Farm Cottages

These two cosy cottages are annexed to the owners' farmhouse, situated on a working smallholding, in the rural tranquillity of mid Devon, close to the small village of Rackenford. The cottages will appeal in particular to couples who enjoy the outdoor life and the fresh air. The owners give guests a warm welcome and will introduce you to Gloria and Gracie, the resident sows, plus Colin the cockerel and his six girls, who wander around the orchard. There is an abundance of wild birds including house martins and swallows that nest in the eaves. There is a shared enclosed private garden provided for guests who wish to relax in the sunshine or watch the birds, farm animals and wildlife. There is a charming ten-minute walk from the farm to Rackenford village, with community shop and The Stag Inn, a 12th century welcoming thatched pub full of friendly locals, decent ales and local food. For keen walkers, the Two Moors Way is close by and a large selection of circular walks will help you explore Knowstone Moor, with a wide diversity of wildlife across this unique Culm grassland nature reserve. Exmoor National Park is a short drive away and with plenty of National Trust properties in the area, some fabulous villages and farm shops, these attractive cottages provide you with a real taste of rural Devon.

The property

This cottage is all on the ground floor, and is on the end of the group of farm cottages overlooking the walled vegetable garden.

The spacious open plan living room has wooden floors, tall vaulted beamed ceilings and plenty of light.

There is a comfortable double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 933826, together they sleep 4.


  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed
  • External utility


  • Electric central heating
  • Wood burner with first basket of wood included, Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washing machine in external utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed front courtyard garden with seating and barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: This property is on a working smallholding.

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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!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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