Rackenford, Tiverton, Devon, EX16

For Sale ££1,400,000 Guide

Key Features

Adaptable Smallholding
Detached Country House
Separate 2 Bedroom Cottage
Equestrian Facilities
6.15 Acres
Far Reaching Views

About This Property

A beautifully situated and highly adaptable character farmhouse, recently renovated to an exceptional standard and complete with two bedroom cottage, equestrian facilities and set within 6.15 acres.

Horestone Farm is a well appointed detached country house affording a high degree of seclusion and far-reaching views over the surrounding farmland. Centred on a traditional farmhouse, the property could be used by an extended family with the master bedroom sequestered from the remainder of the accommodation. A recently converted two bedroom traditional barn furthers the property’s versatility. The range of equestrian facilities extends to include a stable block, stallion stable and farm office, and further loose boxes. To the rear of the Farmhouse are two paddocks and a young orchard that occupies the space of a former menage.


This comprises an attractive period farmhouse recently modernised to accommodate spacious and exceptionally well-presented accommodation over two floors.

Ground Floor

The property is entered by covered porch and timber front door to the Dining Hall complete with tiled floor, underfloor heating and an extensive range of cupboards. Cloakroom with further door to ground floor WC with concealed cistern and washbasin set in vanity unit. From the Dining Room, door to Inner Hall with stairs to first floor and door to Sitting Room, triple aspect with inset woodburning stove on a slate hearth, French doors and views over garden. Door to Snug/Cinema, front aspect with stone inglenook fireplace and inset wood-burning stove on a slate hearth, pitch pine mantle and surround and exposed timber ceiling timbers.

Returning to the Dining Hall, door to Kitchen with underfloor heating, fitted range of full height storage cupboards, concealed walk-in Larder, three ovens, microwave and plate warmer, plumbed in fridge and integral dishwasher. Built-in saddle seat area with extensive appollo work surfaces, large induction hob with rising extraction unit over, and sink unit. Dual aspect with views over gardens and French doors to the rear. Door to Utility with an extensive range of wall and base units, integrated fridge and freezer, composite work surface, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer with stable doors to outside (front and back). Door to Shower Room with mains shower, washbasin in vanity unit and concealed cistern WC.

First Floor

Up stairs to Bedroom 1, a lovely room with exposed beams and folding doors leading to a Large Balcony with fantastic views.

Returning to Inner Hall, oak staircase to first floor landing. Doors to the large double Bedroom 2 dual aspect with two ranges of built-in wardrobes and En-Suite comprising an inset mains shower, enclosed cistern WC and wash basin in vanity unit. Double Bedroom 3 dual aspect, and part-exposed A-Frame; Bathroom comprising bath, WC, pedestal washbasin and enclosed mains shower; double Bedroom 4 dual aspect, and part-exposed A-Frame; and the large double Bedroom 5, dual aspect and 2x range of built-in wardrobes.


Accessed by a Covered Terrace and front door opening to the Entrance Hall with doors to the Bathroom, comprising bath, WC and washbasin in vanity unit, and Kitchen. This includes a range of base and wall units, work surface comprising a sink unit and hob with extractor over, and plumping and space for dishwasher. Door to large Living/Dining Room dual aspect and with door to outside.

Double Bedroom 1 and further double Bedroom 2.

Horestone Farm occupies an attractive and accessible position within Mid Devon being privately situated yet within easy reach of major transport links. The property enjoys one of the more unspoilt areas of Devon with rolling hills, wooded valleys and moorland all in close proximity. Views are far-reaching and extend to Exmoor National Park to the north and Dartmoor National Park to the south. Both National Parks offer an extensive range of outdoor pursuits while extensive riding and walking is available on the doorstep.

The village of Rackenford (2.8 miles) is the closest settlement and has an active community, home to a number of amenities including primary school, post office/shop and village church, together with popular village inn. The nearby villages of Witheridge and Nomansland similarly provide active communities and excellent village pubs. 6.5 miles to the north, the village of Knowstone has a Michelin starred restaurant, The Masons Arms.

To the south east, the historic market town of Tiverton (7 miles) offers a comprehensive range of commercial, recreational and educational amenities including the noted public school of Blundelll’s, shops, secondary school, hospital and golf course .

The area is highly accessible and Horestone Farm lies only 1 mile from the A361 (North Devon Link Road). This road provides direct access to Junction 27 of the M5 and to the nearest mainline railway station, Tiverton Parkway (both 12.5 miles). From here trains to London take 2-3 hours while the M5 ensures Exeter and Bristol airports remain highly accessible.

Electric double gates open to the circular gravel drive and parking area in front of the farmhouse. The garden accommodates an extensive lawned area, shed, poly tunnel and raised vegetable bed which flank the property to the west and east, while to the north is a range of fruit cages and peacock house and to the south is a generous range of outbuildings.

These extend to include a Stable Block with three Looseboxes, further storage and concrete floor with potential for alternative uses subject to planning. Further outbuilding comprising a Stallion Stable and Outdoor Office, the latter with range of kitchen units and sink and door to WC with washbasin; and two further Timber Looseboxes.

To the rear of the farmhouse is a large covered seating terrace with steps to the balcony above. A further drive to the south leads to the rear of the property and serves the The Shippen providing further extensive gravelled parking.

Beyond the post and rail fence bounding the garden to north and west are two generally level paddocks with traditional bank and hedgerow boundaries extending to approximately 5.14 acres. The more southerly of these paddocks includes the 40m x 20m former menage that the current owners have planted with a small orchard; however, the previous equestrian purpose of this portion of the property could be reinstated.
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