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Shipload Cottage

Hartland, Devon (Ref. 965122)


(20 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Garden / Patio

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely week away in a wonderful, little cottage which met all our needs for a week in Devon."

    The isolation and beauty of the surroundings enhanced our holiday. Thank you for a lovely time.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2022

  • "The cottage is in a quiet location and has all the facilities we needed."

    In a convenient place to access many tourist places and the coastal walk path.

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2022

  • "The holiday property was excellent, clean and tidy."

    Parking was excellent, clear instructions of where to park was given. However the details of the journey to the cottages was not easy to find, the description of the route was a little confusing.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2022

  • "Definitely a place for those who want peace and quiet."

    Comfortable and clean facilities. Could have done with a few more ammenities i.e. glasses, cutlery etc. There was only two of us and a dog, I think it is a bit tight for four adults. The garden area is not ideal for a big dog, if you didn't want to go anywhere. But there are some fabulous walking areas nearby. The site supervisor was always available for any issues and was great at checking on details to us before and during our stay. Would have no hesitation recommending property. However could be a bit difficult getting to the property without a substantial car, in order to manage the track leading to the property . Overall a great stay.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2022

  • "Exceptionally clean and comfortable, one of the best cottages we've ever stayed in."

    Fresh flowers and scones to welcome us was a real treat. First class.

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2021

  • "Martin was wonderful and went beyond duty when our sat nav failed us."

    He escorted us from Hartland. The bird feeders were just beautiful which he kept topped up along with the numerous flower tubs which he watered. Always around if needed which made us feel safe in a remote area. Just nothing not to like. Perfect

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "The owner has obviously done his research on covid19 making this cottage feel clean and safe."

    He has provided lots of information online and put a lot of effort into making it as safe as possible. It was thoroughly enjoyable and wouldn’t hesitate in going back or recommending it to anyone else. Lovely views from the property and some lovely walking round and about.

    Reviewed by GailSep 2020

  • "The cottage had most things we needed bar an iron (but I am being picky)."

    It is located in a quiet spot with great views and we found it an idle location for exploring Devon and Cornwall. I would certainly recommend this as a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "Beautiful site/location."

    Owners made us most welcome and we received complimentary wine, scones, home made jam, clotted cream and chocs! And our dogs had a complimentary treat each too! Bird feeder by door filled with peanuts so we could watch the several varieties of birds come to feed. Very clean, very well organised. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JeanetteNov 2019

  • "The peace and quiet was amazing."

    The cottage was clean and cosy.i think it was the little touches that really made it special.the wine,chocolates and the homemade cream teas after a long drive.martin was friendly and keeps the grounds looking fantastic.we were definately sad to go home and would recommend this cottage to anybody.

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2019

  • "Cottage was clean comfortable and well equipped."

    Staff were friendly and helpful. Plenty local info. Nice quiet location and gardens well looked after. Perfect place to rest and recharge the batteries

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely had everything we needed and Martin was very helpful i"

    Reviewed by MarilynJun 2019

  • "The cottage is in a very tranquil setting, the gardens are well tended and the birdlife is varied and entertaining, encouraged by well placed seed holders optimising viewing ."

    Whilst the owners farm is adjacent you are not aware of them unless you cross paths on an early morning walk. The countryside and coast are exquisite and are excellent for walking ,biking or touring. It is very unspoilt, not over commercialised,and there is a sense of a real community not just visitors. There are good pubs with costs to suit all pockets.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2019

  • "Great location and great cottage, Martin the host is fantastic , everything is thought of, milk tea coffee , wine , chocolate, and scones all waiting for you, my only issue is this didn’t have a enclosed garden, with having the dogs is the main thing I searched for , this had no reflection on the the cottage it’s self, more Sykes for showing it in the search, there is seating and garden area but not enclosed , this is the same for the other cottages on this farm."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "Wonderful little cottage in a great location."

    So many wild birds to sit and watch it was very relaxing. The owner of the cottage was very welcoming and there to help if you needed anything.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2018

  • "We stayed at Shipload cottage for 10 days."

    Cottage had everything , even my Mother was surprised they thought of everything.. My 8 year old son also enjoyed his stay there. Very quiet and peaceful. Cottage was cosy and well furnished. Would recommend highly. Thanks to Martin for a lovely break from the rat race in South East England....

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2018

  • "Shipload cottage was a lovely cottage, Martyn was very helpful, we had a box of choice, bottle of wine and lovely home made cream tea on our arrival."

    Beautiful surroundings with lots of wildlife, very peaceful, yet only a stones throw from lots of things to do and our children and dog was worn out with all the adventurous walks and trips to the many nearby beaches we went on. Can’t wait to visit again!

    Reviewed by DanielleJul 2018

  • "The cottage setting was lovely and peaceful with an abundance of wildlife."

    The area has some beautiful country side and there were lovely walks for the dogs. The manager of the cottage was very friendly and helpful about the area. The cottage was very comfortable and the little extras of wine,chocolates and home made scones and jam were well received.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2018

  • "We stayed at Shipload Cottage 12th-19th May 2018, we had a great time."

    A wonderful welcome from John, nothing was too much trouble, they had thought of everything including a fantastic welcome pack including wine, chocolates, scones, jam and cream. A beautiful clean cottage, beds spotless, bathroom immaculate and extremely comfortable. We found the cottage down a country lane surrounded by fields, pheasants in the garden, just wonderful. Thank you to John, Martin and anyone else that made our stay so fantastic. We will be back.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2018

  • "Wonderful Cottage in lovely location for peaceful holiday."

    Owners fantastic with nothing being too much trouble. Lovely little extra touches in cottage to make your stay like a home away from home. Would definitely recommend and would not hesitate booking again.

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Shared Utility.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • Washer/dryer in shared utility room
  • TV with freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Bike rack
  • Garden with furniture and sun terrace
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Due to the steps and raised steps and terrace this cottage is not ideally suited for toddlers and infirm. Note: This property has a check in time of 4pm.

The property

One of three cottages set in the tranquil grounds.

The property can be found at the end of the old farmhouse track.

Take a minute on you way down this track to take...

Yapham Cottages

A set of three cottages situated in the village of Hartland, located at the end of the old farmhouse track, leading to views of the coast. Complete with en-suite bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a welcoming sitting room, each retreat provides a comforting experience for couples or friends to enjoy a heart-warming getaway. Perhaps you anticipate a romantic break or simply some peace and quiet away from your busy lifestyle, whatever the occasion, this accommodation has your interests in mind. On a sunny day, you can make the most of the garden, complete with furniture and a sun terrace. Pour a refreshing drink and take in the wonderful location. When you are not embracing the interior and outside landscape, the village of Hartland offers the best of both worlds, with rural delights and countryside, joined by craft shops and potteries in addition to cafés and restaurants. Less than 5 minutes away is the famous cobbled stone village of Clovelly, and Meddon is a short distance to the South. The coast line around The Hartland Peninsula is an area of outstanding Natural Beauty and part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and has four Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Lundy Maritime Nature Reserve can be seen in the distance. The Cottages provide good access to The South West Coastal path, perfect for keen walkers.There are many local activities you can partake in including beach rides, "Have A Go Days" with local artisans, shoreline photography, boat tours, fishing trips, cycling, climbing and abseiling, snorkelling and scuba diving, surfing and golf. The Hartland Abbey, Docton Mill Gardens, Hartland Lighthouse and Hartland Quay are also places not to be missed. However you choose to spend your holiday, this group of cottages is promised to bring a memorable stay all year round.

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About the location


Clovelly 5 miles; Bude 15 miles; Bideford 15 miles.

The bustling village of Hartland, with its nearby colourful quay and lighthouse, provides visitors with a wide selection of amenities, including an interesting craft shop, good pubs and several great places to eat. Just one mile out of the village situated within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies Hartland Abbey, where visitors can peruse the stunning collection of paintings and porcelain before relaxing in the Abbey's beautiful gardens. Alternatively the nearby coastal headland of Berry Head, with its dramatic cliffs and coves, offers excellent walking and nature watching opportunities. The pretty, car-free village of Clovelly lies just five miles away and is renowned for its flower-strewn cottages, steep cobbled streets, 14th century harbour and The Milky Way Adventure Park, home to Devon's biggest rollercoaster, whilst a short drive leads to another fun-packed and educational family day out at The Big Sheep, a fantastic adventure park. The unspoilt coastal resorts of Bude, Bideford and Instow are both within 15 miles making this a superb base for a varied and enjoyable holiday.

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Region Information

Note: Due to the steps and raised steps and terrace this cottage is not ideally suited for toddlers and infirm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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