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2 Shippen Cottages

Wilmington, near Honiton, Devon (Ref. 976034)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

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

    Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 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 HMar 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 PaulMar 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 BrendaNov 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 JemmaOct 2021

  • "Excellent welcome ..."

    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 PaulAug 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 AllisonAug 2021

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

    Highly recommend a visit

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 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 RachelJul 2021

  • "Great location, great views, Great holiday"

    Reviewed by RosalineJun 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 NeilMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by AlanMay 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 CliveOct 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 StuartSep 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 MarkAug 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 NicolaAug 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 RichardOct 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 AmandaJun 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 BruceJun 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 ColinJun 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 HNov 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 DeniseNov 2018

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

    Reviewed by MikeOct 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 DianeAug 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 PaulineJun 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 PaulMay 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 RoyMay 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 RaymondMay 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.


Ground Floor

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

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.

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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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