Doomsday Barn

Rackenford, Devon (Ref. 959590)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes


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

The property

Doomsday Barn, as its name might suggest dates back many centuries, its humble beginnings as an agricultural barn transformed into a holiday home full of rustic character and charm.

Rich in tradition this unique area of Devon has much to offer with miles of countryside and bridleways to explore, The Two Moors Way, linking both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks can be joined nearby.

Perfect for cyclist and walkers with Exmoor and plenty of cycle routes on the doorstep.Two miles from the village of Rackenford, where there is a village pub, this central location is a gateway to both North and South Devon coasts with the market town of Tiverton a short drive and the cathedral city of Exeter within half and hour.

Doomsday Barn stands amidst a handful of private cottages and adjacent to a livery stables.

Enclosed by a gated access with private parking on a gravel area adjacent to an enclosed, lawned garden equipped with a picnic bench and barbecue.

Once over the threshold you will discover the charm of this historic building, lime rendered walls, vaulted ceilings and timber trusses evidence of its agricultural past.

The versatile arrangement encompasses a light and airy, spacious open plan living area, the slate floors warmed by underfloor heating and a wood burning stove to ensure your complete comfort in cooler winter months.

An attractive cream shaker kitchen with woodblock worktops is complimented by a full range of modern appliances included a gas range cooker.

The lounge and dining area are attractively furnished and offer plenty of room to relax in comfort.

Two bedrooms on the ground floor have use of a downstairs bathroom.

Upstairs a mezzanine level equipped with TV is a useful space and can be used as a separate lounge.

A further double bedroom with kingsize bed and en-suite shower room is on the first floor.

There are a number of pubs within a couple of miles, the Stag in at Rackenford within a mile and a half.

The village also has a shop and post office.

Parking for two cars or more is available immediately outside the barn.


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.