Moortown Cottage

Located in South Molton, Devon

Moortown Cottage rests in Knowstone, Devon, sleeping six in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 2


The living areas in the property consist of a kitchen/diner with an electric oven, induction hob, fridge, dishwasher and breakfast bar, a utility with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, and microwave, a sitting room with Smart TV, DVD player, books, board games and a woodburning stove, a dining room, and a cloakroom. The bedrooms consist of a family room (king-size and single beds) with an en-suite bathroom, a double, and a single, along with the main bathroom. Outside there is an enclosed wrap-around garden with a lawn, patio, furniture, and barbecue, and a private driveway for three cars. You’ll find a shop 3.3 miles away and a pub 1.5 miles. Two well-behaved dogs welcomed, but please no smoking. Fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. A travel cot, highchair, and stairgate are all available on request. Moortown Cottage is a homely dwelling for a Devonshire break. Note: The cottage is located on a working farm. Note: The property does not have WiFi.

Property Details

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 the 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.

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.


  • 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 a wood-burning 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 the wood-burning stove are included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the 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
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3⅓ miles, pub 1½ miles
  • Note: The cottage is located on a working farm


Cot Available
Great View
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
On a Farm
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Rural Location
Washing machine




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Area Details

South Molton

South Molton is a market town known as the Gateway to Exmoor and is perfectly located for not only exploring the National Park but the North Devon coastline as well with Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe all under 25 miles away. Every Thursday and Sunday the Country Market hosts 70 local businesses selling locally produced foods, plants and flowers, antiques as well as goods by local talented artists all under one roof. The town has a good choice of where to eat out and a free museum detailing the local history. The newly opened Quince Honey Farm is already a must-visit with a typical comment being I never knew bees could be so interesting! The nearby Castle Hill Estate has stunning views with an equally stunning 50 acres of garden, a great cafe and is also dog-friendly so everyone can enjoy the walks.

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