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The Shippen

Ashwater, Devon (Ref. 987197)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was brilliant."

    Met all our needs. It was a lovely place to stay, so peaceful. The kids didn't want to leave. They still talk about it to this day.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you all Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristinaApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and tidy and exactly as advertised."

    Would have no hesitation in returning for a holiday.

    Reviewed by JuneOct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at The Shippen!"

    Nice rural location but close to places for visiting. We liked the eggs from the chickens and the local biscuits that were there when we arrived! We were made to feel welcome by the hosts and had a great stay.

    Reviewed by NatashaAug 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    The cottage has everything you could need and the outside area is really beautiful. The cottage is in an idyllic countryside setting and within easy reach of lots of lovely places to visit. Would highly recommend The Shippen and would definitley return.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2021

  • "We had everything we needed for a relaxing stay."

    Good location for visiting Bude as well as other places of interest. Holsworthy nearby for shopping.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2021

  • "Very nice little cottage, amazing garden, quite, relaxing, would highly reccomend."

    Reviewed by MirelaMay 2021

  • "The Shippen is very much out in the countryside which is ideal if you want a very quiet place to stay."

    The owners were very pleasant, accomodating and helpfull.

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2020

  • "Clean and tidy."

    Good place to keep away from Covid-19

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2020

  • "The cottage was in a great location for visiting all the wonderful sites of Devon and Cornwall."

    Hartland Quay and Rosemore Gardens definitely worth visiting. The owners were very welcoming and made us feel right at home.

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2020

  • "A lovely peaceful farm setting, The Shippen is centrally positioned to allow visitors to reach most parts of Cornwall and Devon within an hour."

    Excellent facilities and lovely hosts. Plenty of garden to roam in, making it ideal for Family holidays. Highly recommended holiday let for those looking to chill out and relax away from the hustle and bustle of cities or towns!

    Reviewed by NealSep 2020

  • "Great place to stay, all the things you would have in your own home."

    Welcoming and friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "The owners of the Shippen are very friendly and kind - we had a lovely welcome and enjoyed the coffee, milk and biscuits set out for us on arrival."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was very clean and cosy - our children enjoyed playing and exploring in the spacious garden, particularly swinging in the tree and collecting eggs from the chickens! We enjoyed relaxing in front of the wood burner, the beauty of the garden and surrounding countryside. A wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by HannahJul 2020

  • "Lovely friendly family, everything was provided for, the children especially loved having lots of dvds, books and games."

    The family ensured we had WiFi which suited our teenager. Fresh milk, biscuits and eggs on arrival couldn’t ask for more. We arrived in the storms so we’re glad of a washing machine and nice fire to warm us, the cottage is well central heated and fire was used more for the novelty then needing the heat.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2020

  • "Apart from the above,very nice people,something in great shortage nowadays,happy to talk and be helpful with local knowledge,all good could not have been better."

    As for the weather that could have been better,but was made up for by the cottage. Kind Regards Mrs Craggs and Mr Douglas

    Reviewed by BarbaraJan 2020

  • "The shippen holiday cottage has been wonderful."

    ...high standard of comfort cleaniness and fixtures....everything thought of for a relaxing stay...only wish we could of had 2 weeks instead of 1...great hosts and it was nice to have free use of garden and treehouse for relaxing...exelant position for traveling around devon amd north cornwall ...beaches ect were fantasic...great pubs and lots of visiting towns snd activitys......thanks to Tim and Kerry for a wonderful stay ...hope to return next year Alan Taylor midlands

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Woodburning stove
  • Oven, hob, washing machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Private parking
  • Garden with lawn area and patio area with BBQ and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub within 4 miles, shop within 6.1 miles

The property

Resting amidst the rolling hills of North Devon, on the outskirts of the market town of Holsworthy, is this idyllic property, The Shippen.

The annexe to the owner’s property is ideal for a couple or a small family seeking a traditional holiday to Devon, with access to both coast and countryside within striking distance.

After an action-packed afternoon, open up the front door to be welcomed into an open-plan living room, where the exposed beams fill the room with character and complement the quality furnishings and everything you could possibly need during a week-long break.

The spacious kitchen is ideal for packing a picnic for exploring the rolling hills or even catering your own delicious evening meals that be enjoyed at the dining table.

After dinner, look forward to sinking into the plush sofa and throw a log on the fire before tuning into the TV, creating the perfect ambiance to unwind before heading to bed.

The property is completed by two well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom which are serviced by a shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Spend a moment or two outside, where a spot of alfresco dining can be enjoyed with the BBQ sizzling the background, as you soak up the countryside setting.

If you can tear yourself away from this quaint hideaway, a short car journey will bring you to the market town of Holsworthy, where a vast array of amenities awaits you, catering to all needs.

For those feeling active, look forward to walking along the Tarka Trail and admire the ever-changing scenery along the way, including a rugged moorland and a dramatic coastline.

Alternatively, spend your days lazing on the glorious sands found along the Cornish coastline, with the nearest beach located 16 miles away in Bude or venture further afield to the town of Barnstaple or to the majestic Dartmoor National Park.

The Shippen promises to be a refreshing break away from daily routines in an idyllic position.

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About the location


Holsworthy 8 miles; Bude 17 miles.

A delightfully rural village in the heart of West Devon’s green and undulating countryside. Surrounded by lush meadows, high hedgerows, wooded valleys and abundant wildlife, the village and area is popular with those visitors seeking to experience a true taste of country life. Roadford Lake with its sailing, fishing and visitors’ centre is just 4 miles, while the rolling surf, night life and sandy beaches at the closest resort of Bude, are within 20 miles. The RHS Garden at Rosemoor, the Dartington Glass Factory, and the rugged tors and open spaces of Dartmoor also make superb days out and can all be reached in under 40 minutes. If heading for Dartmoor look out for the pretty moorland villages of Belstone and Sticklepath - they will take your breath away. Those seeking a real countryside experience away from the bustle of modern living need look no further.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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