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The Shippon

(Ref. 1033601)

Bude, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "The main issue is the flies!"

    I guess you have to expect that being on a farm..... The other problem was not having an area where you could open the door and let the dog out and know he was safe. the back garden is open onto other cottages and the farm. Smaller issue the toilet seat in the front bedroom ensuite, kept falling apart, not helpful at 3 o'clock in the morning! Otherwise house was adequate.

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.8Sep 2023

  • "A great property, worked great for us wit the large bedrooms and bathroom in each bedroom."

    Great open plan kitchen/living room great with children. Only negative points. Showers lacking in pressure. Floor a bit creaky upstairs. Slats in one bed broken, but we didn't need so not an issue for us. But a great holiday home, would stay again.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely holiday at the Shippon the owner was very welcoming."

    The house was perfect for us 4 adults and 4 kids. Plenty of room, 3 bathrooms, comfy beds and all the facilities anyone could need. The location was peaceful yet still well placed to access other areas of Cornwall. The price was very reasonable as well we are already planning our next visit.

    Thanks so much for your fabulous feedback, we're so pleased you had a great holiday with us and we're looking forward to welcoming you back to Lee Barton! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "The shippon, is a delightful comfortable, cottage."

    Very well stocked, with everything you will need. The roads are quite narrow, leading to the property, but manageable. The flies are a bit of a problem, but expected on, on a working farm. Take fly spray with you. Over the weeks stay, we had a wonderful time

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you had a wonderful time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, well-kitted out kitchen and large, spacious and comfortable living area."

    Comfortable beds, and clean, functional bath/shower rooms. Lovely gardens and seating areas! Our hosts were very helpful and friendly, and would have sorted any issues should we have needed - this was not required! One negative: Flies were prevalent (as mentioned in a prior review by another customer) - but could easily be improved substantially with some fly paper downstairs (not an issue at all upstairs). Baking scales didn't work.

    Thank you for your feedback. It was lovely to meet you. We are very pleased you found the cottage and area so comfortable. Thank you for letting us know there was a problem with the scales , we have replaced them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage itself was nice and the beds were comfortable with nice fresh bedding."

    Unfortunately we couldn't open a window or any of the doors because of the amount of flies that kept getting in. I can only assume because the cow sheds are right next door the fly problem was due to that but it was horrible, they're we're hundreds buzzing round permanent it really ruined the accommodation for us. The roads getting to the farm were more like wide footpaths and became quite a nuisance, it felt everywhere was so far away and we couldn't hang out at the cottage because of the flies. Overall the cottage itself was nice but location was too isolated and the farm itself was not somewhere you wanted to hang out. The farmer was lovely and helpful though, he seems a really nice guy.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.1Aug 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Spacious and comfortable. Great for families AND pet friendly. There were only 2 items of note (NOT negatives): 1. There were no handles on the bath, preventing my elderly relative from using it. 2. The "roads" to reach the property from the main road were a nightmare! Despite this, it is still a 5 Star experience. We loved it, and would go back again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a good stay with us . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, owners very welcoming."

    So spacious comfortable, clean and tidy really enjoyed the whole experience. The kids loved seeing the cows and wildlife around. Would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colleen3.8Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay, it was clean had everything we needed, owners were friendly and introduced themselves, I can’t fault the place."

    We are glad you had a good stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Met the owners they were very welcoming an helpful, the cottage was bigger than expected !"

    Ensuite in every room etc , would Deffo recommend, thanks for an awesome stay!

    Lovely to meet you all, glad you enjoyed the cottage and had a good holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashton5.0May 2022

  • "Thank you x Had a wonderful stay x In fact have just booked again x Very clean x ..."

    Thank you x Had a wonderful stay x In fact have just booked again x Very clean x nice and quiet x felt safe x Many thanks x

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Lookforward to seeing you next month. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Brilliant holiday, fabulous cottage, very comfortable, spacious, warm and well equipped."

    An ideal base for exploring North Cornwall.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great position close to the coast."

    Friendly owners wholesale have run the holiday accommodation for many years. Water pressure is very low so the shower was more of a dribble. Other than that we were very happy with the property android will probably return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Dec 2021

  • "Comfy and interesting property, with pleasant rural view to the front."

    Owners are very friendly and helpful. Great location within a few minutes drive to wonderful walks along the coastal path from Duckpool. A tumble drier would have been useful for the rainy weather! Hope to be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Dec 2021

  • "Firstly, thank you for letting us stay, the farm is in a lovely location and was just what we needed."

    The kitchen was incredibly well stocked and the overall cost was great value. A few minor improvements such as new mattresses throughout (so you can't feel the springs) and an electric water pump (so that the showers are more than a drip) and the property would be unbeatable.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The mattresses were new in August and of course can be of a personal preference. The showers are gravity fed, so if you do have an electric shower, it will feel somewhat different. We do hope we will be welcoming you back to The shippon . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam4.1Dec 2021

  • "The Shippon is part of a group of barns converted into holiday accommodation on a working farm so in the winter expect farmyard smells!"

    It has a large open plan ground floor with a well equipped kitchen. The beds were comfortable and the showers a decent size. Parking is immediately in front of the accommodation which has a dual aspect overlooking open fields to the front and a courtyard with shrubs, seating and washing lines to the rear. It’s quiet and peaceful yet only a few miles from Bude. It is accessed via typical Cornish lanes; single track road for about 2.5 miles with steep banks, high hedges and limited passing places but once you reach the farm you have open views over the countryside. Very pleasant stay and the farmer was friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "We loved the accommodation but the roads to and from are more like tracks with only one car at a time and reversing very difficult if you do meet another vehicle."

    No lights which made us apprehensive of going out at night. We knew it was on a farm which wouldn't be on a main route but this was More off the the beaten track and took along and winding road to get onto a main road. We feel this should be advised in the accommodation information.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful countryside location with plenty of garden space to enjoy."

    The friendly owners were always on hand for any help if required. Very spacious and comfortable accommodation in ideal location for visiting Bude and other beauty spots.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was great perfect week, perfect location."

    Big family open plan room was great. Close to loads of beaches and walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely bedroom and bathrooms."

    Fresh white bedding. Lovely and clean. However only one bath towel and hand towel per person per week. Luckily we had taken spares. Friendly welcome from the owner. TV in the lounge was probably past it’s best. Sound was fuzzy. But these are just minor issues . We enjoyed our stay and would return. Many thx

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Aug 2021

  • "The Shipping was fantastic in a rural location, working farm."

    Just a couple of minor tweaks could make this place superb. The matresses are tired and need upgrading. This is really important for a restful family holiday. All the beds had springs that could be felt quite prominently. Hot water was an issue and the water pressure was extremely low. Needed an outside hose to clean down wetsuits as in a coastal surfing location . We still had a great time and the farm was great, Jonathan the farmer was very friendly and visited several times. Walking in the area is beautiful. But it needs a few changes to make it superb. We would come back for sure.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry you felt the mattresses were not up to standard, we haven't received comments about this previously. We will definitely look at these and if anything needs upgrading it will be done. With regard to the water pressure, it is possible that this was caused by high demand at peak times, again, this hasn't been mentioned before. There is an area near the play park to hang wetsuits and a hose to wash them off, apologies for not mentioning this to you while you were here. We're really pleased to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the area, and look forward to welcoming you at The Shippon in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Aug 2021

  • "The whole experience was great from the easy check in to the welcome pack of milk tea coffee ect."

    Not a spec of dirt to be found anywhere. Great for a large family and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Aug 2021

  • "Seclusion was great"

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Apr 2021

  • "Great holiday cottage it took a year longer to visit because of covid but so worth the wait an ideal base for travelling around Cornwall but so much to do right on the door step."

    I would say if you don't like farm yard smells or noise then don't book but for me and my family an absolute cracking holiday

    Reviewed by Heathley5.0Apr 2021

  • "The accommodation was beautiful and the owners who we seen when arriving was lovely they also gave us some directions to some beautiful places that was close."

    Location was perfect the cottage had everything that you needed as well the biscuits were lovely and the fresh milk helped after a long journey for that much needed drink. Will definitely be booking again. Thank you for a great place to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Apr 2021

  • "Spacious cottage, well equipped."

    Bath sheets a bonus, normally only bath towels so a plus in our book. The Shippon is well situated to travel to lots of destinations up and down the coast. Friendly welcome from the owners on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2020

  • "The farmhouse is a lovely place to get away from it all with surfing, cycling and walking on your doorstep."

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with every thing we needed for a relaxing week including local cat who came to say "hello" Friendly owners who are gave us some useful information about the area."

    We definitely come back

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2020

  • "The property was very well equipped and a great size."

    The farm is a lovely place to base your holiday to North Cornwall, the owner is fantastic, he showed us how the farm operates and the milking of the cows. My two sons really enjoyed learning from him. Duckpool is about 1.5 miles away and great to watch the sunset

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "A perfect hideaway from the bustle of summer holiday traffic/ people."

    Near enough to beaches and small coves as well as amusements within driving distance i.e arcades/ fishing. Great value for money. Booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Aug 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable converted barn,all bedrooms finished to a quality standard with amazing views."

    Great host who let us see the milking robot.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with TV and en-suite shower, 1 x twin, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Open plan living area with sitting area, dining area with table and chairs and kitchen
  • Electric heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • TV with DVD and Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio garden with seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, sorry no smoking
  • Note: There are a number of ponds at this property, children should be supervised
  • Note: This property has a 4pm arrival time
  • Note: Pets are welcome at this property but as this is a working farm, dogs must be kept on a lead whilst in the grounds and it is essential that you clean up after your animals

The property

The Shippon is a spacious converted stone barn on the 300 acre Lee Barton Farm estate, just 5.5 miles from the centre of Bude.

Inside you'll find welcoming accommodation ideal for a family or group of friends.

There's a bright sitting area with comfy sofas and feature electric woodburner style fire for added cosiness on chilly evenings.

The dining area has a table and chairs and the kitchen is well equipped with everything you'll need during your holiday.

On the first floor there are three attractive bedrooms, two double rooms with en-suite shower, one with impressive full height windows and lovely rural views and a twin.

there is also a family bathroom.

Outside is a large patio area with seating, a sunny spot to enjoy.

An ideal spot for a peaceful holiday on the North Cornwall coast.

Note: There are a number of ponds at this property, children should be supervised. Note: This property has a 4pm arrival time. Note: Pets are welcome at this property but as this is a working farm, dogs must be kept on a lead whilst in the grounds and it is essential that you clean up after your animals.

Lee Barton Farm

Amidst beautiful countryside, close to the North Cornwall coast is Lee Barton Farm. Family run for generations, you're assured of a warm welcome. Explore the 10 acres of woods and grounds or relax with a picnic around one of the pretty wildlife ponds. The National Trust's Duckpool, a remote beach with rock pools overlooked by cliffs is just 2 miles by road or can be reached via a picturesque walk leading from the farm. Nearby Bude has two further excellent sandy beaches and a good selection of cafes, pubs, shops and restaurants.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Tintagel 17 miles.

Kilkhampton is an historic Cornish village, 4 miles from the popular Victorian seaside resort of Bude, one of Cornwall’s premier holiday locations. With its old church, village shops and atmospheric village pubs, Kilkhampton is a lovely place to relax after a hard day exploring the stunning beaches and spectacular coastal scenery for which the area is famous. Bude’s beaches attract surfers from all over the country and when conditions are right you’d be hard pushed to find better surf. When the tide is out, miles of golden sand and hundreds of rock pools keep visitors occupied for hours. The South West Coast Path, and many other rights-of-way winding over the clifftops and through lush green fields looking out over the sea, make this area a haven for walkers and lovers of the open countryside. For those who prefer staying closer to home, a good shopping centre and a selection of pubs, two clubs and restaurants are on offer. Bude canal, a registered nature reserve, passes through the town, and rowing a boat along its calm waters or walking the towpath among the beautiful (and friendly) water fowl that live among the reeds is a great way to spend an hour or two. Within the area there are also 2 golf courses, an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley at the leisure centre. A perfect location for all that North Cornwall has to offer.

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Note: It is not possible to charge electric vehicles at the property

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