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7 Nights See prices

  • £400  to  £600

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    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Off-Road Parking

About Hornbeam

Hornbeam is a lovely Devon holiday home a few miles from the M5, in the quiet village of Rackenford and within walking distance of the village shop and 13th-Century pub The Stag Inn which is open for meals at weekends. It is one of two similar properties on a family-run smallholding where the owners grow as much of their own food as possible. Hornbeam has one bedroom and is perfect for a couple's escape or a solo retreat where guests can relax surrounded by beautiful views.

Rackenford's central location makes it ideal for a Devon holiday as its so easy to get to everything. Start exploring from the doorstep by following the Two Moors Way or following some of the suggested walks the owner has left with maps in the cottage. The Knowstone Moors are nearby, where a wealth of flora and fauna, including red deer and 28 species of butterflies, thrive in the diverse landscape. Once you've had your fill of the local scenery, then it's only a short drive to get to Exmoor and Dartmoor, where countless miles of footpaths, mountain bike trails, bridleways and country roads give you access to these incredible landscapes, both of which are protected by national park status.

A day walking along the South West Coast Path or sunning yourself at the beach is a simple matter of driving 40 minutes to Bideford and Westward Ho! on the north coast or a little further to Sidmouth on the south coast. Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast are around an hour drive from Hornbeam, as is the popular resort of Minehead on the Somerset coast.

Go shopping for self-catering supplies in the market town of Tiverton, where there is a good choice of places to eat, drink and shop, as well as a castle, leisure centre and a cinema. Walk along the Grand Western Canal or around the gardens of National Trust Knightshayes Court, or spend a happy day exploring the cathedral city of Exeter, eating and sightseeing in Taunton, and shopping in Barnstaple's indoor Victorian pannier markets or South Moulton's twice-weekly markets.

Hornbeam is one of two comfortable holiday lets at Broad Close Farm. Depending on availability, they can be booked together to accommodate six people for holidays with extended families and friends.

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Owner details:

Jane Mathews joined Independent Cottages in March 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Hornbeam is a charming self-catering apartment with everything guests need at their fingertips. The living space is open plan.

  • Seating area with a two-seater sofa, a coffee table, a TV with Freeview channels, and a DVD player. There is also a DAB radio with Bluetooth for guests to stream their choice of music and books, games, and maps.
  • Dining table and two chairs. A highchair is available to rent from the owner.
  • Fitted kitchen well-equipped with appliances that include a dishwasher and a microwave.
  • Bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and a mirror. The ensuite has a shower, WC and a handbasin. The mirrored cabinet has a demister.
  • A travel cot (no bedding) can be provided if required. Please request when booking.

Outside: Hornbeam has a private enclosed patio and sole access to a further fenced garden with lovely rural views. Garden furniture and a barbeque are provided. There is off-street parking and secure storage for bikes.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and towels are all included. Guests to provide beach towels Both properties at Broad Close Farm are non-smoking. One well-behaved dog is welcome in Hornbeam through prior arrangement with the owner.

Hornbeam Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Thu, 28th Mar 2024 - Wed, 24th Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £300 | 4 nights: £325 | 5 nights: £350 | 6 nights: £375

7 Nights

3 Nights

Thu, 25th Jul 2024 - Sun, 29th Sep 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £350 | 4 nights: £390 | 5 nights: £430 | 6 nights: £470

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 30th Sep 2024 - Thu, 19th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £300 | 4 nights: £325 | 5 nights: £350 | 6 nights: £375

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 20th Dec 2024 - Mon, 6th Jan 2025
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
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Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
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Jane Mathews
Member Since March 2021

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