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The Shippon

(Ref. 18014)

Near Launceston, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "The Shippon was perfect in every way."

    As soon as we had unpacked and made a cup of tea, we felt at home. The information book written by the owners was very comprehensive and useful. The gardens, the house and the conservatory were all beautifully kept. A lovely place to stay.. Pat and Alan Waterman

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Great location,quiet and clean"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2024

  • "Small but with all the facilities we needed"

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Apr 2024

  • "As always our cottage was clean, warm and welcoming."

    The owners are friendly and helpful and supply a delicious cream tea upon arrival. This was our third stay at Trevosper Barn Cottages, that speaks for itself.

    Pauline, thank you very much for your feedback and your continuing custom. We also appreciate the effort you put in to leave the cottage speckles and tidy. Hope to see you next year. Best wishes, Lauraine & Ulli Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Feb 2024

  • "A bit off the beaten track."

    However, that's part of the charm, but it's actually only just off the A30. This is a great location for exploring both the north and south coasts. A gorgeous setting with garden views over to Bodmin Moor. Everything was as described and the property felt fresh and was clean and tidy. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was comfortable and well equiped and sited in a beautiful and well maintained farm environment."

    Being so close to the A30 it was convenvient to travel to all areas but very quiet and peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and is a great base from which to explore both the North and South coast."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Upon arrival we received a warm welcome by the host."

    The Shippon was very comfortable and had all that we required for a lovely holiday. It was set in a lovely garden with beautiful views of the countryside - a most enjoyable setting.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in would recommend this cottage for a great stay will be staying again great"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very nice cottage, owners lovely & very welcoming."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property and ideal location."

    Reviewed by Cornelius5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was very nice, well equipped and clean."

    The location is good for visiting places in Cornwall and Devon. There is adequate parking and the pond and countryside around the property is nice.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely location, well appointed cottage and superb garden and views."

    Can’t fault in any way.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, within amazing gardens."

    Very easy access to the A30 within a couple of minutes , makes sightseeing easy no where seems very far. Very welcome cream tea on arrival. Bed very comfortable. Kitchen well equippped. TV with free view and a DVD. we were 2 adults but the second bunk bedroom would be tight for space with 2 children as well. Not sure it is made clear in brochure but there is an open tread staircase.Bathroom also a bit tight for space. but we would happily go again, as 2 adults.

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Jun 2022

  • "Great place to stay, very quiet and peaceful."

    Had everything you needed and a very welcoming cream tea upon arrival.

    Reviewed by James4.7Nov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the Shippon."

    It is set in a beautiful location and we were made to feel very welcome. We would certainly recommend anyone to stay here.

    Reviewed by Aubrey5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was perfect for our holiday needs."

    Great base with a beautiful garden as outside space. Will come back again very soon.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Jul 2021

  • "A great cottage very clean and with everything we needed to enjoy our holiday."

    The owners we very friendly and helpful and the cottage is in beautiful surroundings. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage had every home comfort that we required during our stay."

    The Host was friendly and welcoming although due to Covid, our contact was obviously limited. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will more than likely try to re-book as we have family in the area that we were visiting and a revisit will definitely be on the cards. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic situation Felt very safe in current climate of Covid restrictions"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely, well maintained and presented property."

    Owners live alongside, and were visible on site and very approachable. Lovely surprise was a cream tea on arrival, together with milk and some basic items as a starter. Property is ideally located for visiting South Devon/North Cornwall, being less than 2 minutes drive from the main A30. We will happily return.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful holiday fantastic location fabulous hosts would highly recommend and will return for future holidays."

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very comfortable beds."

    Very friendly owners. The shippon was very clean. Lovely part of Cornwall well in reach of all attractions. I would highly recommend the shippon. The owners left us clotted cream and jam tea cakes are on our arrival which was lovely.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was wonderful and just as advertised."

    The entire place was absolutely spotless and our hosts so welcoming. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely clean cottage with fantastic views highly recommend."

    Reviewed by K5.0Nov 2019

  • "One of the best hire cottages I have had the pleasure of staying in ."

    . spotlessly clean in amazing grounds and settings.. the perfect get away place I have had the pleasure of staying in ..BRILLIANT

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2019

  • "A very nice cottage well located for eastern Cornwall and western Devon."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday The cottage is just lovely with everything you need."

    The garden is a child’s paradise and the views superb Ollie and Lurraine are fantastic hosts: nothing is too much trouble for them! The area is very interesting with plenty of activities for the children The only thing that was disappointing was the meal in The Elliott Arms,it was certainly quantity not quality. A great time was had by all of us so thank you Ollie and Lurraine

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owners made us feel very welcome and we loved the cream tea on our arrival."

    Gorgeous view from the garden and the guest room was a lovely touch, with books, dvds and games to borrow. Location was good as only minutes from the A30. The owners had made a folder of information which included pubs/restaurants with menus and walks to do, which we found really helpful. We would both recommend this cottage and would be happy to revisit.

    Reviewed by Lionel5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday here, the shipon cottage was really comfortable, views were lovely."

    We only met one of the owners Uli but he was very friendly and extremely helpful when needed .The directions to the cottage were spot on and travelling to anywhere was relatively easy. We had a meal at The Archers Arms nearby that was very good and very reasonably priced as well. All in all a fantastic holiday ,we will be back The Marshall's

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Jun 2019

  • "The washing machine had worn out bearings extremely noisy kitchen implements were very poor mainly plastic."

    Knives very blunt potatoes peeler out of the arc had to buy our own.sofas in living area were very tired and need re springing.the access to the property was extremely narrow lane and one had to back up if you met another vehicle.the hot water tank was very noisy just in a cupboard off the bedroom and it would wake you when general the property badly needs a make over and for £500 a week it doesn't come near what it should be

    Many thanks for your feedback and I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with aspects of the property. You will see from the website that this property receives glowing reviews from guests and if you had had any issues during your stay the owner/caretaker would have been able to assist you but you did not contact anybody. This particular week was more expensive as it is a 'school holiday' week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony2.2May 2019

  • "Great base for visiting National Trust properies, the coast, and other intersting attractions."

    Owners of the property were helpful and informative.

    Reviewed by Heather4.4May 2019

  • "We loved it so much that we will definitely be going back!"

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2018

  • "The location of the cottage were beautiful, the garden and scenery of the nearby valleys were the definite highlight."

    The garden pond with the fish were spectacular. The hosts were very kind and helpful. The cottage was cosy. A thoroughly enjoyable experience and ideal for young families such as ours.

    Reviewed by Syed Ali4.7Jun 2018

  • "Great property and great owners"

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Shippon is an amazing little cottage, with welcoming owners and a cream tea on arrival."

    You don’t have to travel too far to get anywhere, beautiful views and great use of facilities. Highly recommend and I hope to go back one day.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1May 2018

  • "It wasn't a HOLIDAY IT WAS BUSINESS."

    It was more than adequate for my needs,nice quiet location, facilities were more than acceptable. The Cornish cream tea upon arrival was an unexpected and very welcome touch..... well done.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2018

  • "We absolutely loved staying here."

    We have 2 young children (under the age of 4) and we found the cottage had everything we needed. It was very cosy and the views were beautiful. The owners had left lots if Easter treats hidden around the cottage which my toddler absolutely loved! Will definetly be coming here again to stay some time in the future.

    Reviewed by Bharti5.0Mar 2018

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage, amazing location."

    arrived at the cottage with homemade scones which were lovely, the cottage has a very home feel to it. very clean and fresh. will be visiting here again in the future. all facilities you need fridge/ freezer, washing machine/dryer. couldn't fault the shippon :)

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Mar 2018

  • "Comfortable cottage in a good location for us"

    Reviewed by Gill4.8Sep 2017

  • "The accommodation was as stated, the owners had left us a cream tea very nice!"


    Reviewed by Colin4.8Sep 2017

  • "Wow! What a fabulous holiday."

    The owners were so friendly and a godsend when we had car trouble. Owner even came out and picked me and my 3 children up and gave us a lift back to the cottage. The cottage was very cosy and quaint had everything we needed and more. My eldest 2 loved the pond and outdoor space. Only one.thing I missed was a fan in the bedroom got quite hot up there with my baby other than that perfect accomodation. Thank you both so much.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2017

  • "The Garden, sun room/conservatory and paved sitting out area with panoramic rural views are superb and the large fish pond with it's Koi fish and wildlife really compliments the accommodation."

    A great place to relax and perhaps drink a "sundowner" after a day touring. The owners Ulli and Lauraine were very welcoming and catered for our every requirement. The access lane is a single track with passing places but generally devoid of traffics during our stay. As a base for touring it has excellent road communications in all directions. There is a good choice of places to eat nearby

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jun 2017

  • "A perfect property, best we have booked."

    Facilities, property and location exceeded our expectations and added to a fantastic and much needed relaxing holiday. Thank you to Lorraine and Ulli.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2017

  • "Cream tea, an Easter egg for each of our party and a very friendly and helpful Ulli welcomed us to the Shippon - indeed the nicest welcome we've ever had!"

    The cottage offered all we needed and was perfectly situated for all the trips we had planned: the Cornish Coast and the moors. We hope to return some day.

    Reviewed by Astrid4.4Apr 2017

  • "Hosts were very friendly and welcoming, other guests also very friendly to travellers from Australia."

    Reviewed by Pauline4.8Aug 2016

  • "Nice place, all equipments convenient, warm welcome."


    Reviewed by Creveuil4.8Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Shared utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Separate shared conservatory.
  • Electric convector heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, shared use of tumble dryer in external utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, Blu-ray, WiFi, selection of books and board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair, stairgate, baby bath and potty on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared conservatory with seating and coffee making facilities
  • Shared, enclosed lawned garden with furniture, children's playhouse, sand pit and fenced pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: Although pond is fenced, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • EV charger at the property, available on request
  • Note: Owners also speak German

The property

This terraced countryside cottage offers a very comfortable interior and sits within a fabulous setting with lovely views across the fields beyond.

There are slate flagstone floors, creating a traditional feel, as well as a kitchen/diner, sitting room with woodburner-effect electric fire, and two bedrooms, ideal for a family or group of friends.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 17370 and 18015, together they sleep 11.

Trevosper Barn

An attractive group containing three stone cottages and a barn conversion, in a countryside setting with fabulous views over the fields from the garden. The cottages are next to each other in a courtyard and lie within the hamlet of Polyphant. The owners also live within the courtyard in a converted farmhouse. This is a quiet, peaceful rural location, 5 miles west of the historic town of Launceston but within minutes of the main A30 route through Cornwall. The large, half-acre communal garden outside these Launceston cottages backs onto open countryside, and has a conservatory overlooking the wildlife pond; visitors can enjoy some quiet time here, with the added benefit of a small library of books and coffee-making facilities. There are some fabulous traditional pubs nearby, most of which are child-friendly and many of which accept dogs. The nearest to these Launceston cottages is only 1.5 miles away. This group of Launceston cottages are in an ideal location for exploring a whole range of pursuits, especially the dramatic North Cornwall coastline, including Widemouth Bay, which is particularly good for surfing, rock pools and beach games and is also dog-friendly. Walkers are spoilt for choice, with Bodmin Moor on the doorstep, dominated by dramatic granite tors which tower over the sweeping expanses of open moorland. Why not take a family cycle ride along the gentle reaches of the nearby Camel Trail, a traffic-free route following the course of the river through woodland and moorland? These Launceston cottages offer a great base to explore and unwind together.

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About the location


Launceston 5 miles; Truro 41 miles.

Just inside the county boundary, this delightful village is situated among rolling meadowland, wooded valleys and winding country lanes. A few miles to the east, the ancient county town of Launceston with its shops, leisure centre, Norman castle and local history museum looks out over the deeply wooded valley and the River Tamar, while in the other direction lie the open spaces of Bodmin Moor, with its craggy tors, spectacular scenery and Daphne Du Maurier’s famous Jamaica Inn. With a wealth of tiny hamlets, country pubs and interesting walks nearby, there is also superb fishing, abundant wildlife and a number of golf courses to tempt the visitor. The north coast beaches are only 14 miles away and the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached within 40 minutes; Penzance and the far west are just over an hour by car and to the east there’s the wild open spaces of Dartmoor. A magical area for those seeking peace, tranquillity, stunning scenery and a wide range of attractions.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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