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The Shippen

(Ref. 1124523)

Gooseham near Kilkhampton, Cornwall Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Best cottage we have had, our 32nd and goes to number 1."

    We were met by the friendliest couple Dave and Veronica who went out of their way to make sure everything was in order, with cream tea, and lots of goodies, even our dog was treated with all sorts. All the extra touches flowers in every room, we were made to feel at home straight away. Very private and safe for our dog. Highly recommend this cottage. You will not be disappointed. Thank you both for making us welcome without being intrusive.. Thanks to Veronica for my gluten free goodies, they were delicious. Margaret, Celia and Tilly x

    It was lovely to meet you both & of course Tilly. Thank you for your very kind review and we would be delighted to welcome you back here again anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage."

    The shippen was comfortable very clean and well equipped. Many thanks to David and Veronica who were friendly and generous hosts and made us feel very welcome. We can highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wishes to visit Cornwall, we certainly hope to return.

    Thank you for taking the time in leaving us this wonderful review. It was great to hear you had such a lovely time at The Shippen. We would welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely spot on!"

    Thank you so much for leaving us such a great review and so pleased that you had a great time here. We would welcome you back here anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kylie5.0Jan 2024

  • "Wow wow wow."

    I set myself a challenge at the beginning of the week to find something negative about the cottage. I failed. Cream tea awaited us on arrival, along with milk, apple juice and Prosecco. It is so dog friendly , with dog bowls and towels and little bags of dog treats tied up with ribbon. The courtyard is safe and secure. The cottage is spacious, but warm and cosy. The decor and furniture are lovely. It was so well equipped, there was nothing that hadn’t been thought of. David and Veronica were on hand if needed, a really friendly couple. The location is brilliant, narrow lanes as expected but so many beaches and coves to explore. Gooseham itself is a pretty little hamlet. I can’t wait to go again.

    We are so pleased you had a lovely time at The Shippen and thank you for your very kind feedback. We would be delighted to welcome you and your lovely doggies back here again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jan 2024

  • "We have never been away for Christmas and New Year before but we booked Shippen ..."

    We have never been away for Christmas and New Year before but we booked Shippen to have a complete change From the moment we walked through the door we new we had done the right thing We were welcomed to a Cottage that was warm and snug with added Christmas Decorations and surprises to find, every time you looked up you noticed something new The weather was dreadful but we didn't mind one bit We went for drives and long walks with our dog Misty but couldn't wait to get back to the warm cottage Veronica and David thank you for the lovely welcome and letting us stay in your wonderful cottage from Kim,John and Misty

    We are so pleased you had a lovely Christmas and New Year break at The Shippen & thank you so much for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "By far the nicest holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    ❤️ The owners were very welcoming and the cottage had everything you could possibly need. The cream tea, bottle of Prosecco and little extras were so generous. Felt at home the second we arrived. Enclosed courtyard was a bonus as so often they are not..and with two terriers if they can find a way out they would! A gem of a cottage..we will definitely be booking again!

    Thank you for taking the time in leaving us this wonderful feedback. It was great to hear you had such a lovely time here and would welcome you all back here anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week at The Shippen."

    ...we always pack extras like teatowels, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, loo roll.....didn't need anything, they had thought of everything ever kitchen foil and cling film. Amazing welcome pack, all kitchen basics milk etc.amazing cream tea, prosecco , fruit juice The cottage was comfortable, clean , kichen fully equipped, extremely warm with underfloor heating and logs for the burner. Felt like home from home, we will certainly visit again, Veronica and Dave were welcoming and friendly, on hand if we anything.

    Thank you for taking the time in leaving us this wonderful feedback. It was great to hear you had such a lovely time at The Shippen. We would welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our stay at the Shippen was totally relaxing from the moment we arrived and walked through the door."

    Thank you so much Veronica and David - Our very kind and thoughtful hosts. You made us feel so welcome and had thought of everything. Including lovely generous gifts for us and also for Erik our springer spaniel. The accommodation is beautiful, clean and so cosy. A home from home. More than happy to stay in when the weather outside was not so good. Can't wait to come back! Jen, Mick, and Erik the dog.

    We are so pleased you had a lovely time at The Shippen and thank you for your very kind feedback. We would be delighted to welcome you both and Erik back here again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kyriacos5.0Oct 2023

  • "Exceptional property with really exceptional hosts."

    The shippen truly is a wonderful property with absolutely ALL the comforts of home. Fully equipped kitchen , very comfortable lounge furniture with freesat TV, as well as Netflix, large bathroom & large bedrooms with a four poster bed which is so comfortable we wanted to take it home. Outside, there is very comfortable patio furniture in a secluded private area sheltered from the wind, with seasonal salad crops & herbs to help yourself to. On arrival we were warmly greeted by the proud owners David & Veronica. For them, running a guest/holiday home is a recent adventure & they have worked very hard to make your holiday stay in the Shippen as comfortable as possible with great success. There were some wonderful treats waiting for us , a lovely cream tea, biscuits, milk as well as a bottle of wine, even had doggy treats for Dexter our mad springer spaniel. Our week here went so fast we tried to book the following week to stay a little longer but alas some other fortunate guests had already booked it. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & we will most definitely be coming back here again.

    We are so pleased you had a lovely time at The Shippen and thank you for your very kind feedback. We would be delighted to welcome you both back here again and of course Dexter. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful, comfortable home from home."

    Everything was perfect making our holiday extra special. The Welcome pack was absolutely amazing and our dog wasn’t forgotten either. David and Veronica were amazing hosts. The location is fantastic and not far from beautiful beaches and villages. Without a doubt we will return and certainly recommend this beautiful holiday home to anyone that is looking for a 5 star holiday home. We are so pleased we chose The Shippen

    We are so pleased you had a lovely time at The Shippen and thank you for your very kind feedback. We would be more than delighted to welcome you all back here again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Shippen was exactly as advertised on Sykes ."

    We were greeted by our lovely hosts , who showed us where everything was in order to make our stay perfect . They also very kindly left the best welcome package we have ever received . The cottage has everything you could possibly need for self catering . The huge bed was super comfy , the bathroom outstanding . The private outside patio cottage garden had herbs of all kinds to help yourself to. . It was very peaceful and we really would happily recommend .

    Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review and so pleased that you had a great time here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by M5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were met with a very friendly warm welcome a home made cream tea and other goodies in the fridge."

    The cottage was spotless and set in lovely quiet location. Small things extra such as a gas pizza oven outside with a garden you could pick veg from, log burner if there when it nips at night but there is also under floor heating throughout, courtesy toiletries and fresh flowers in the rooms. The courtyard parks two medium cars and could be enclosed to allow easy access for your dog to come and go, local store had a cafe and an array of essentials. The walks close by are stunning along the cliffs, can even end one at a tea rooms which is only 8min drive from the cottage. Throughly recommended booking this cottage.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2023

  • "We stayed 1 week at the Shippen and enjoyed every minute."

    The cleanliness was outstanding and the hosts made us very welcome with lovely treats for us and our dog. We were welcome to use veg and herbs growing outside. Beds were extremely comfortable. Very central for touring that part of Cornwall. A secluded cottage for a relaxing holiday.

    We are so pleased you had a lovely time at The Shippen and thank you for your very kind feedback. We would be delighted to welcome you back here again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous Accommodation with everything needed to enjoy your holiday."

    The little extra touches & welcome package was the best I’ve had in any accommodation we’ve stayed in the the past, even our dog had a welcome package. Everything was supplied inc tea towels, toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, doggie bowls, even left us with milk, orange juice & a cram tea, we didn’t need to take anything really other than ourselves & clothes. Very quiet area & quite rural, our hosts were lovely, very helpful but not at all intrusive & gave us the use of the backyard kitchen garden which we made use of. Would definitely recommend to friends & family. 10/10

    We are so pleased you had such a lovely time here and thank you for taking the time to leave us such wonderful feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2023

  • "As a result of health issues this was the first time we had been away for nearly three years, it was essential that we were comfortable and completely at ease."

    The property and the owners did not let us down, we felt safe and at home the whole week. The owners could not do enough to ensure we enjoyed an accessible and care free week. The area is peaceful and ideal for touring the north of Cornwall. We were very lucky with the weather and would not hesitate to go back,

    We are so pleased you had a lovely time at The Shippen and thank you for your very kind feedback. We would be delighted to welcome you back here again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here - home was like a home from home."

    It was spotless, the furnishings good quality. The owners had thought of everything and were very kind and helpful. There was a supply of coffee pods, tea bags, milk and orange juice and cream tea. It was a short drive to Bude lots of other lovely beaches such as Duck Pool. We would stay here again without hesitation.

    Thank you for taking the time in leaving us this wonderful feedback. It was great to hear you had such a lovely time exploring all our lovely beaches and the local area. We would welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely, spotless and extremely well equipped cottage with every facility down to the provision of a notebook and pen!"

    All the fittings and furnishings are of good quality and well maintained. The owners whilst being attentive were in no way intrusive, They met us with a smile and welcome and then left us to or own devices, but were on call should we need them. As the weather was not too clement during our stay it was great to be able to snuggle down with the wood burner blazing in the evenings.

    Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review and so pleased that you had a great time here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by geoffrey4.7Mar 2023

  • "Had a lovely week at Shipen."

    Unfortunately we chose to go on a wet Devon week. Need a car unless you are a walker.

    So glad you had a lovely stay and should you come back to Cornwall I hope the weather is kinder to you. Many thanks for taking the time in leaving us this review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Mar 2023

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster king-size, 1 x twin
  • Jack-and-Jill bathroom with freestanding roll top bath, walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External oil fired boiler with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV, Netflix, Freesat, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • A gated paved driveway with Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Driveway continues to the Patio area with furniture and gas pizza oven
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 2.2 miles, beach 6.2 miles.

The property

Kilkhampton 5.4 miles.

This single-storey property lies in the sleepy hamlet of Gooseham, amidst the beauty of northeast Cornwall.

Set next to the owner’s 1700 century thatched home, The Shippen invites up to four guests and their canine companion seeking a heart-warming retreat to a quiet region of Cornwall.

After a day of walking, make yourself at home in the lounge, choosing a DVD from the provided selection before curling up beside the wood burning stove.

Allow the designated chef some space in the kitchen, appointed with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and even a washing machine, so you won’t have to pack your whole wardrobe!

Serve up a tasty supper on the dining table or why not dine alfresco style upon the patio furniture, appreciating the tranquil surroundings?

When the night grows dark, retreat to either of the bedrooms to catch your rest, including the master with a tasteful, four-poster king-size bed or the twin, ideal for the younger guests.

Adjoining the bedrooms via a Jack-and-Jill access is the family bathroom, complete with roll top bath, hand-held shower and a walk-in shower, 2 heated towel rails, so you can best decide how to prepare for the day.

When you’re ready to explore, pop on your walking boots and wander the local country lanes or the SW coastal paths; just over two miles away lies the historic Bush Inn, a 13th century pub full of history and intrigue.

Open all day every day noon until 10, serving good food from 12-2.30 and 5.30-8 - this is the ideal pub, boasting a garden with sea views on warm sunny days and a roaring fire for the cooler winter months.

Take off further afield to Kilkhampton, an old village home to a choice of independent shops, a convenience stores and 2 pubs to unwind in with a drink or meal.

Be sure to visit the seaside town of Bude and make the most of its sweeping sandy beach, coastal walks, famous open air Bude swimming pool, a golf course and an ancient castle to unveil the past.

Heading towards Cranford and Bideford, you can find family-friendly attractions including The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden and The Milky Way Adventure Park to keep the little ones entertained.

For a Cornish retreat that is close to coast and country, look no further than The Shippen.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £80.

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About the location

KILKHAMPTON

Bude 4 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas