The Shippen

North Tawton near Okehampton, Devon (Ref. 913047)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes


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

Warden Farm Cottages

An attractive group of barn conversion cottages situated on the outskirts of the picturesque village of North Tawton, in the heart of Devon, close to the Dartmoor National Park. These North Tawton cottages are located in a rural setting surrounded by green meadows full of grazing animals, and have marvellous, far-reaching countryside views towards Dartmoor. These excellent, Devon stone cottages have been sympathetically designed to provide spacious accommodation of a high standard, each with their own contemporary style. There are five acres of private meadows surrounding these North Tawton cottages, where guests can walk the dog, sit and relax, or watch the abundant wildlife around the natural ponds. The Taw Valley provides lovely walks along the river banks, and the local long distance Tarka Trail follows in the footsteps of the character Tarka the Otter, from Henry Williamson’s famous novel. In Devon, you can always be assured of plenty of local produce shops, traditional pubs, and quaint villages with a slow pace of life, however, the more adventurous may wish to tackle the rugged and dramatic Dartmoor Tors nearby. The North Devon coastline is renowned for its long sandy beaches, ideal for safe bathing and surfing, whilst the historic cathedral city of Exeter is just a short drive away, with its cobbled streets, array of architecture, and interesting quayside area with cafés and antique shops. A stay in these beautiful North Tawton cottages will provide peace, relaxation, and a taste of rural life in stunning Devon countryside.

The property

A fabulous, detached barn conversion, this North Tawton cottage provides cosy, ground floor accommodation, ideal for a family holiday.

Three comfortable bedrooms, one with a shower and basin, offer flexible sleeping arrangements at this Devon cottage, whilst the sitting room has south-facing views across lush meadows.

With walking and cycling available from the doorstep, and wonderful star-lit skies, this is a fabulous rural cottage in Devon, perfect for a taste of country living.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 913046, 913048 and 913049, together they sleep 24.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with shower and basin), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.


  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike store
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with furniture and BBQ, plus use of communal grounds
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Ponds in the communal grounds, children and pets to be supervised

About the location


Winkleigh 3 miles; Okehampton 8 miles.

The charming country town of North Tawton quietly rests amidst lush green fields, high hedgerows and winding lanes, just eight miles north of historic Okehampton. Nestling between the high, rugged tors of Dartmoor and the wide sandy beaches and rolling surf of the North Devon coast, this delightful town boasts picturesque thatched cottages and quaint pubs and restaurants. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and cycling, with many pretty little villages dotted throughout the area, and several excellent coarse fishing lakes and rivers, quality golf courses, and a number of National Trust properties within easy reach. There are few better spots from which to experience the joys of beautiful Devon.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas