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Kitchen Living / Dining Room Bathroom Bathroom Double Bedroom Twin Bedroom Decking




2 Shippen Cottages

(Ref. 976034)

Wilmington, near Honiton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely and very clean cottage in pretty setting."

    Warm and cosy with little extra things like flowers, cakes, milk on arrival. Huge master bathroom. Master bed duvet could be bigger but blankets provided which covered the gap. Lane is tricky - narrow and lots of pot holes but with the right vehicle it's fine. We only met 1 car. Would stay here again winter or summer as it's so cosy and warm. Great location for lots of attractions.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage is very clean and well-equipped."

    The garden is well-maintained and the balcony provided a great spot to watch the birds. The bed is extremely comfortable and the facilities are great. The location is ideal for both walking locally and exploring further afield including the coast. Acknowledging previous comments about the lane, we only met one vehicle during our week. The owner is very welcoming and helpful. The welcome pack was much appreciated. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean well maintained garden."

    Lovely touches like the fresh egg, cake, milk in the fridge tea and coffee. Beautiful sweet pea flowers on the table. Even the dog had a little bag of treats. Only one down side pot holes on the road leading to the cottage. But not their fault.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great place ideally located for ourselves."

    Ideal for taking the dog

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage and all on one level so perfect for my elderly mum."

    Dog friendly too! Tranquil setting which made for a lovely relaxing break. Would definitely recommend and come back.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2023

  • "This is a lovely property which was very clean and comfortable."

    I would stay again if able. The sat nav doesn’t seem to be accurate and the road is a single track with nasty potholes. Once there however , it was very, very nice.

    We provide directions direct to the property to overcome reliance on sat nav systems. Postcodes in rural locations such as this cover several properties over a wide area. The country wide problem with potholes is ongoing in this beautiful area as well and as residents we are constantly reporting them to the local authority and occasionally they get filled! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolynn5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was one of Best Cottages we have ever stayed in, it was spotless and the owners had taken great care in making sure the Cottage was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    The only thing they couldn’t provide was ‘The Weather’ We had a very nice Welcoming Pack ‘lovely home made welcome cake’ Our very best wishes to Mark & Ann. Barbara & Roger

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a brilliant stay again at your lovely cottage."

    We actually saw a woodpecker as well as other beautiful birds just outside the patio doors. Lots of places to explore in the local vicinity

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing week spent at 2 Shippen cottage."

    Cottage has everything you need and was very clean. Watching the birds is addictive. We enjoyed a daily walk up the field with the dog to rope swing and when it was clear to see the sunset. All in all a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a beautiful stay here."

    The cottage is exceptionally well-equipped and the surrounding area is gorgeous. Only 20-25 minutes from Lyme Regis/Seaton beach where we spent most of the week. Milk in the fridge and cake on arrival was a lovely touch. Beds very comfortable. The balcony was great for evenings. As a note, the cottage is down a single track country road with limited passing places. We had very few issues meeting other vehicles during our stay but something to be aware of when booking.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay."

    We felt we were in the middle of nowhere. We felt the road in from the A303 was much better than coming in from the A35 for our vehicles. Enjoyable walks from around the property. Warm Welcome.

    Reviewed by Janice4.4Jul 2022

  • "Holiday cottage was clean and tidy and owners were very welcoming."

    Good location for exploring Devon and crossing into the Dorset border.

    Reviewed by Euan4.1Jul 2022

  • "This is an amazing property."

    I can't say enough good things about it. Extremely well equipped, tastefully decorated and in a beautiful, quiet location. It was immaculately clean. Lovely gifts on arrival were very appreciated. Location is nestled in the hills with a lovely deck and garden and less than 30 mins drive from a plethora of activities for families. Our two young kids particularly loved the meadow and the chickens. Highly recommend and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Clean, comfortable and well equipped, the cottage provided a great base from which to explore Sidmouth, Branscombe, Seaton and Lyme Regis."

    We enjoyed watching the birds at the feeders in the garden and our dog enjoyed his runs in the adjacent fields. Thank you for the welcome gifts - much appreciated. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is one of the best holiday lets we've had."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and it was well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2022

  • "It is a beautiful cottage in one of our favourite counties and would definitely recommend it to anyone who asked."

    We would book again when we return to that area.The fresh eggs were much appreciated.Lesley Ray & Harry.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2022

  • "We stayed here last year and loved it so much we came back for another visit this year."

    Lovely garden, many different birds visited us. Cottage was very comfortable, and well equipped. Would highly recommend. We enjoyed visiting Lyme Regis (Our favourite place along the coast) and also would highly recommend a visit to Seaton Tramway and Seton Wetlands,

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great place to stay, has everything you need in a lovely location."

    Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "It is so clean and wonderfully spacious and has extras to make your stay comfortable."

    The setting is so peaceful, just our favourite kind of views and lots of places to walk nearby. There are even maps kindly provided if you've not researched before your stay.

    Reviewed by H5.0Mar 2022

  • "We really couldn't fault Shippen cottages!"

    Warm, clean and tidy. Beautifully presented with everything you could ever need. Amazing views and wildlife. Lots of walks right on the doorstep. In a peaceful location but only 15 mins drive from Honiton. We wouldn't hesitate to return or to recommend to anyone. The only thing to be aware of, which is no fault of the owners, is the condition of the lane leading to the cottages. It's tight and twisty with many potholes!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage ideal if you are looking for a place to get away from it all."

    Situated in a remote position, quiet and peaceful. The cottage was very comfortable, warm, clean, spacious and very well equipped. Fresh baked buns provided by our hosts were a welcome surprise, and delicious. The days prior to our visit had been awful, several days of torrential rain and strong winds, so we were unable to explore our immediate surrounding area, incredibly wet and muddy, much to my dogs disappointment. However, we made up for it by taking her to Lyme Regis, a dog friendly resort, which was very enjoyable, even warm and sunny! To sit and look out over the valley and gardens was an absolute joy with the added enjoyment of watching in close up, a huge variety of birds on feeders, including two Woodpeckers. Sadly our visit was cut short, but we have no hesitation recommending this cottage, and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Nov 2021

  • "This is a lovely holiday cottage in a beautiful setting."

    We were well located to visit friends in East & South Devon and West Dorset, as well as visit many of the nearby coastal towns. The cottage is warm, comfortable and spacious, and the decking/garden is south facing.

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent welcome Fresh bakes homemade cake and fresh eggs from the ..."

    Excellent welcome Fresh bakes homemade cake and fresh eggs from the farm Owner came to say hello and tell us about local area Really peaceful and lovely garden

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulously quiet location, wonderfully accommodating hosts, lovely house and some great walks."

    Highly recommend a visit

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely rural location."

    The owners had made a lovely cake for our arrival which was very much appreciated. The cottage was clean, comfortable and very well equipped, I can not fault it at all.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Aug 2021

  • "The views from the balcony were beautiful, such a relaxing place to stay leaving all the hustle and bustle behind so that you can enjoy your holiday in peace."

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2021

  • "Great location, great views, Great holiday"

    Reviewed by Rosaline4.7Jun 2021

  • "Cottage very relaxing & comfortable, but is close to a number of nice places to visit"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very peaceful."

    Lovely gardens, Particularly enjoyed the many different varieties of birds that visited us. Hosts exceedingly hospitable. We enjoyed a very comfortable stay, the cottage facilities were excellent. We had not been to this part of Devon before, and particularly enjoyed Seaton Tramway and Lyme Regis. We would love to come back sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic location, a lovely cottage set in beautiful surroundings in a quiet lane, close to attractions in the area."

    Helpful hosts and good communication. Will look forward to a return visit sometime.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Oct 2020

  • "Access to the cottage was a single track tarmac lane with few passing places so you have to be careful, lovely cottage in a lovely position and very quiet."


    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very welcoming hosts."

    Great location for a relaxing break and great attention to detail in the cottage. Extremely comfortable and clean. We would consider returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, owners very friendly and helpful."

    Received a gorgeous chocolate fudge cake on arrival and the dog even got treats. The en-suite is an added bonus, and the shower is fantastic ....... The windy road from the main road to the cottage is Something you get used to, hoping you don’t meet a car coming from the other direction

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely welcome and the ‘goodies’ left were greatly appreciated."

    The cottage was super, one of the best we have stayed in, comfortable, clean and well equipped. The only downside was the access, which was a shame, it was very steep and narrow from both directions, I wouldn’t like to visit on a frosty day !!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is well appointed in a very quiet and pleasant setting yet close to all the local attractions."

    We would certainly recommend it. The weather was great so that helped as well!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, with wonderful views!"

    Very helpful owners who left us home-made chocolate cake and fresh eggs on arrival. Cottage was extremely clean, only downside were the cluster flies. Very large living area with well equipped kitchen. Good size bedrooms with comfortable beds and huge ensuites. The single track road up to the cottages is narrow and steep in parts with no passing places ( we only met 4 cars coming the other way, in the whole week we stayed) Great wifi signal.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Jun 2019

  • "We loved it."

    The cottage is beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. The view from the balcony at the rear is stunning as are all the different species of birds some of which became quite tame. The whole area is superb. We stayed in the twin bedded room and felt that could do with a bit more drawer space. Other than that small comment, the whole experience was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2019

  • "The best cottage we have ever stayed in for cleanliness and home comforts."

    They had a little of everything in the kitchen and bathrooms to make life easier. Plenty of information was provided on places to visit, the surrounding area, walking and how everything worked. They had put a lot of thought into making guests welcome but we're not intrusive.

    Reviewed by H5.0Nov 2018

  • "We arrived and were welcomed with a vase of wild flowers, milk in the fridge, plenty of tea/coffee and sugar and the best ever homemade fruit slices."

    Honey, our dog was also pleased to find a bag of dog treats waiting for her! The cottage is beautifully decorated throughout and much bigger than we expected. The beds were really comfortable and the wet room and shower in the bedrooms were perfect in every way. Everything has been thought of and a bookcase with plenty of reading material along with numerous bird identification books came in very handy. In the cupboard was a great collection of games. The wildlife in this lovely remote spot is amazing and kept us entertained for hours. We were really delighted to see three deer in the garden one morning, a great spotted woodpecker and a nuthatch. The strategically placed bird tables were always full of feathered visitors and we just had to sit on the comfortable sofas and look out of the French doors or go out on the balcony to see them. A pair of binoculars and a torch was also provided. We would have been happy to just stay and relax in the cottage, but actually found it to be an ideal central location for visiting the surrounding areas like Honiton, Seaton and Lyme Regis. The owners were excellent hosts and we felt honoured to be allowed to stay in their wonderful cottage. We will definitely be returning and are already recommending it to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2018

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

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2018

  • "I have used Helpful holidays in the past and was very happy with their choice of cottages."

    This time I would also like to thank you for your regular email correspondence to keep us updated on payments, reminders and information.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a lovely weeks holiday in this ideal cottage couldn't have asked for anything better."

    Lovely views of the garden and wlld life, the layout of the cottage was ideal all on one level and walking from the lounge patio doors on to nice decking was great for sunbathing.There were lots of lovely eating places and beaches worth visiting. Mrs Pammenter had kindly made a banana cake for us which was very welcome,and Mr Pammenter makes honey from his bees which you can purchase from him .Well worth it .We wouldnt hesitate to return to the cottage again .

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2018

  • "Had brilliant holiday owners made us very welcome with cake and fresh eggs and ..."

    Had brilliant holiday owners made us very welcome with cake and fresh eggs and milk Lovely clean comfortable cottage would certainly deal with helpful holidays again and thank you for your efficient way you treat your customers

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2018

  • "We thourally enjoyed our stay at 2 Shippen Cottage."

    Everything was catered for,like home from home and so peaceful. The bird feeders are a lovely touch as you get a variety of birds feeding. The welcome pack of milk eggs and cake was another lovely surprise. Plenty of room to move around all on one level ideal for disabled people. Overall we had a lovely break and will definitely return.Thank you.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2018

  • "A very peaceful retreat not too far from a village."

    The outside terrace was a delight to use and great for birdwatching The owners were very friendly but in no way intrusive. Just there if needed. Thanks for the welcome cake.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0May 2018

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  • One level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en suite roll-in wet-room shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Open plan living space with seating area, dining area, kitchen and French windows to decking.
  • 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

2 Shippen Cottages has a porch which leads you through stable doors into your airy open plan living space with leather sofas and TV in the seating area, dining area and a well equipped kitchen.

French windows open out to a sunny deck area with outdoor furniture.

There’s a choice of two bedrooms here, a twin and a double, both en suite and smart with charming views over the valley.

This is a lovely cottage for recharging your batteries and enjoying the beautiful landscape.

Note: This cottage can be booked with 1 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