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1 Shippen Cottages

(Ref. 976033)

Wilmington, near Honiton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay at No."

    1 Shippen Cottages was first class. From the comfort of the furnishings to the utensils in the kitchen we found everything to be top quality. As our stay was in the second week of October we especially enjoyed the underfloor heating. The countryside views and the garden added to the enjoyment of our holiday. We would thoroughly recommend Shippen Cottages for a quiet peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a fabulous place to stay."

    Clean, good shower, very comfortable bed and lounge furniture. A very peaceful location and accessible to a lot of good walks and undisturbed nature. It is almost impossible to find any fault at all with this beautifully decorated and well situated cottage. We will definitely book again. Thanks go to Anne and Mark.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everthing was spot on."

    I have always enjoyed my stays at Shippen cottage, the owners are friendly, attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Thanks to their excellent reading shelves I was able to comlete the quartet of Joanne Harris Chocolat series, The Strawberry Thief which was an added bonus to our late summer break.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful setting, very peaceful."

    Cottage was lovely and clean with good quality bed linen and towels. Great space with a balcony overlooking the garden. Hosts were friendly and kind. Flowers, cakes and milk in the fridge on arrival was a lovely touch. Central spot to travel to various beauty spots in East Devon.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great cottage, fantastic views."

    Fields with swings and picnic tables a swing ball at the top of the field that kids will love.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2023

  • "We were very happy."

    The cottage is to a very high standard. We wouldn't hesitate to book again

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed are stay at 1 Shippen Cottages it was comfortable and clean a real home from home."

    The birds feeding in the back garden and the piece and quite in the evening.Mark advised on places to go and supplied us with complementary cakes eggs and milk thank you Mark and Anne.

    Reviewed by Royce5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a fabulous time."

    Really tranquil and quiet. Really recommend and I’ll be coming back. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very quiet and relaxing."

    The owner left cake and eggs from his chickens which was very kind. The eggs were brilliant.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2023

  • "Shipped cottages are set high on a hill with beautiful views, the property is well built and kept in excellent condition, it is well stocked with everything you need."

    On the whole we found the cottage and it’s area very peaceful and quiet, just what we needed. The owner were very kind and left a beautiful Victoria sponge along with half a dozen eggs, very fresh, which we appreciated. We were lucky to enjoy the good weather which lasted the whole week. I would be happy to book this cottage again with Sykes cottages in the future.

    Reviewed by Joy4.7Jun 2023

  • "A lovely place to holiday."

    Comfortable, quiet, very clean and everything needed. Lovely area, a bird watchers dream. We will certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "A favourite of ours we have stayed many times, the view from the deck is just lovely across the garden and fields beyond and have had many happy restful hours there watching the wildlife and birds."

    The cottage has a home from home feel, the little welcome cakes, flowers, milk and eggs are always appreciated, we will return. Great location for visiting so many different parts of East Devon and Dorset.

    Reviewed by Rosaline4.7Sep 2022

  • "Well equipped cottage in beautiful peaceful rural location."

    Owners very welcoming and have thought of everything! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely quiet spot with excellent facilities."

    Perfect ‘get away from it all’ destination to unwind. The access road is challenging for townies not used to country lanes, part of the experience.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful property situated just off a quiet lane with idyllic views."

    The owners had thought of virtually everything you may need and even supplied binoculars to study the wildlife and birds that frequent the garden from the raised decking. The cottage was light, airy and spotless and felt homely.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Once again a most enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage , as usual everything was perfect."

    Such a lovely place to sit and relax and watch all the birds and wild life,. Always a warm welcome, we will be back again.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect set in lovely countryside."

    Immaculately clean and it was much appreciated to have the everyday essentials provided as well as the welcome gifts. The dog walks from the cottage and further afield were amazing. We would definitely book again. It was just a shame that the local pub has closed. Alison

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2022

  • "Property exactly as described."

    clean and comfortable, Bed very comfortable. Bathroom was nice and the shower was nice and big. The view across the valley was nice only down side was the train line as these seemed to run late into the night and start again quite early

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage, tidy, well kept garden, direct access to two footpaths although one is very steep, with loose flints, not suitable for anyone wanting an easy walk!"

    Beautiful river and bluebell wood. Peaceful holiday with everything we needed in the cottage. Very thoughtful owners.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2022

  • "We found Shippen cottages to be ideally located in the East Devon countryside surrounded by good walks and plenty to do with the family; Lyme Regis is about twenty minutes away and Exeter half an hour or so to the west."

    The towns of Honiton and Axminster are about ten minutes drive so whilst enjoying the peaceful location you are only a few minutes drive from the main south west arterial routes. The cottage itself is well equipped, deceptively spacious and was spotlessly clean. There is underfloor heating throughout which works a treat! Outside there is a good sized child friendly balcony overlooking a secure lawned garden. There are also meadows (where we saw deer) accessed through an adjacent gateway where the owner has thoughtfully mowed a pathway up to a picnic bench (and rope swing) at the top where you can take in the views. The cottages also sit on a bridleway which appears to have little use but is well marked and gives instant access to open countryside and beautiful views along the valley. The owner really has thought of everything, right down to the conveniently placed hose pipe near the front door that we used to rinse off muddy paws! This property ticked all our boxes and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending these cottages to others and will certainly be returning!… Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely views and some unexpected extras."

    Nice couple

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Friendly and helpful owners."

    Lovely surprise to find eggs, cake and flowers when we arrived! The property was well equipped with everything we could possibly have needed, including binoculars for bird and wildlife watching Would definitely return in the future. Views from the property and the lovely decked balcony were amazing and we found the property very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Cleanliness was perfect and well equipped. Sitting on the balcony with an evening meal and a glass of wine was so relaxing. The host was very friendly and helpful. Sykes feedback page is not compatible with my iPad operating system to allow me to rate the above criteria.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent all round."

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0May 2021

  • "We have been to Shippen Cottages several times, and each time enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021

  • "Everything about the accommodation was just perfect, couldn't find any issues at all and we had a lovely relaxing break in a lovely part of the world."

    Highly recommended and hopefully will return in the future.

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2020

  • "The lane to the cottage is very narrow with very few passing places."

    Not suitable for anyone with reversing problems!

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Have visited before same accommodation."


    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owner had added homemade extras to the welcome pack and supplied milk in the fridge."

    A much welcomed treat after a long car journey.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was perfect all round loved our stay every thing we needed was at hand"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic time loved the cottage and it was great that we could take our little chihuahua too,he loved the place too."

    A nice relaxing holiday love to return back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2019

  • "The facilities and attention to detail to ensure the best experience for any holidaymakers staying at 1 Shippen were among the best we have found."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2019

  • "Thanks to Mark and Anne for a fabulous stay and very relaxing."

    I would recommend to anyone!!

    Reviewed by Priscilla5.0Feb 2019

  • "If perfect peace and relaxation is what you are looking for then Shippen Cottage is for you."

    Cottage very comfortable, clean and welcoming. A bird watchers haven!

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2018

  • "Shippen Cottages make the ideal base for exploring Devon - excellent facilities and setting"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2018

  • "Mark and Anne make you feel very welcome,always on hand to asist with any quires you may have."

    The welcoming package is always a surprise, which makes a pleasent start to our stay. C&M

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2018

  • "Superb week,very enjoyable stay Mark and Anne are to be congratulated on getting everything right."

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Aug 2018

  • "Such a beautiful place."

    The balcony is wonderful. There's everything you could wish for in the cottage and the hosts are welcoming but discreet. The road to the cottages is very narrow, we thought we had taken the wrong route and would end up in a field! However if you persevere with the road you end up in a very peaceful and special place.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2018

  • "The owners of the property are very consciientious about maintaining their own high standards which is spread further than points mentioned in the survey They ensure their guests can be well informed about the flora and fauna ( pocket reference books and binoculars)."

    In the immediate vicinity of the cottage you can observe the birds from a picnic table in the middle of of a wild flower meadow situated on the valley side , the view is stunning. For lovers of the countryside this is a wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jun 2018

  • "We have been to the cottage several times before and it has a lovely home from home feel, it is a place to relax watch the birds and you are able to just chill out, the cottage has everything you need."

    Reviewed by Rosaline5.0Mar 2018

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  • One level
  • One x king size double bedroom with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars (plenty of space to park)
  • Barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

1 Shippen Cottages has an entrance into a porch which leads through stable doors into your bright open plan living space with leather seats, efficient kitchen, dining area and French windows to the decked area.

The romantic double bedroom has a characterful brass bed for peaceful nights, and a shower room.

Note: This cottage can be booked with 2 Shippen Cottages, together they sleep 6.

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

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About the location


Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas