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The Shippon

(Ref. 1087064)

Stockland, Honiton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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This property is highly rated by our customers!

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Simple words can't really describe it."

    Set in the most beautiful landscape, the property oozes relaxation. A gorgeous building with history. Makes you smile every time you enter. The hot tub is just the icing on the cake. No where in the world can you take in the views while enjoying the warm bubbles. Will most definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Daren5.0Jul 2024

  • "There just aren’t enough stars to rate this property and it was perfect in every way."

    Really wished we had booked to stay for longer. Thank you to our welcoming hosts Sara & Ozgur - we will definitely be back !!

    Aaahhh, that's so great to hear Rob. Really happy that you & Charlotte enjoyed yourselves & The Shippon delivered more than you were hoping for. It all shows that, sometimes, 'last minute', whilst risky, can pay off & be just what the Doctor ordered to lift the spirits. You'd be welcome back anytime. Take care both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2024

  • "We walked in and went "WOW"."

    The Shippon is, as described, excellent. It was perfect. So tastefully decorated, so clean, absolutely gorgeous. The views are stunning. Sitting in the hot tub drinking in the beautiful countryside, was a perfect ending to lovely days out. Sara and Uzgor are the perfect hosts. Everything was provided for. They have worked incredibly hard in renovating and restoring the farm and you can see that they have put their heart and soul into it all. Nothing has been overlooked. An absolutely stunning place to stay. We loved it.

    You 'loved it' ... that's the highest praise The Shippon (& we) could ever receive, thank you sooo much :-) We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful property & part of the UK, so to share it with such lovely guests like you & Sue is an absolute pleasure. I think you covered more local walks, in this Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty, than I have! Warmest wishes to you both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Probably the best cottage we've ever stayed in."

    Everything had been thought of, down to the last detail.

    Thank you for this great, positive feedback Caroline. We're really pleased that The Shippon delivered you everything you needed for your stay. Come back & see us again once your knee is better ... I know you were champing at the bit to get walking in our beautiful countryside & explore the south-west coastal paths. Take care - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2024

  • "Had an absolutely marvellous stay at the Shippon."

    Set in some beautiful countryside the views and peacefulness was outstanding. The hosts were superb and they greeted and showed us all the ins and outs on arrival. Among other things, we were even left some home made cake which was a lovely touch. The Shippon was immaculately clean and tidy and suited our needs perfectly, the hot tub too was a lovely bonus. We would highly recommend this place as a definite go to destination.

    Oh WOW Dennis ... thank you so much for these very complimentary words about your stay & your recommendation; both mean so much! How fantastic to have The Shippon described as a 'definite go to destination', we're both buzzing from such high praise :-)) Come & see us again, anytime - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0May 2024

  • "The Shippon is a lovely property and it is obvious that much love and care has gone in to creating a stunning holiday home."

    It is spacious and beautifully furnished. The outside eating area is a joy to use as the views across the fields are wonderful. A perfect place to sit and chill out. We came away at the end of our week feeling very relaxed. Thank you Sara and Ozgur.

    So happy to hear you & Tricia enjoyed your stay Eddie (David) in The Shippon & the UK. Thank you for this lovely, positive feedback - if you're happy, then we're happy. It was lovely chatting to you & hearing about your life in the countryside in Nova Scotia. I hope the journey back to Canada wasn't too onerous. Take care both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "A beautiful holiday home superbly equipped with everything you could need."

    Brilliant countryside views making this a really peaceful, relaxing and calming place to stay, made even more perfect by the private hot tub. So much love and thought put into making their guests feel extra special. We cannot recommend Shippon highly enough - will definitely be rebooking.

    Oh WOW! Thank you so much for this amazingly complimentary feedback & such high recommendation for your stay at the Shippon Debbie. We're happy you enjoyed your week with us & would welcome you back - anytime :-)) Best wishes to you & John - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property in a very quiet location."

    The property facilities were excellent with friendly owners.

    So glad the Shippon delivered you a happy stay Martyn, that's all that matters :-)) You certainly got to enjoy some lovely spring weather, very welcome after the wet winter we've all struggled through. Best regards to you both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martyn Richard5.0Apr 2024

  • "An absolutely fantastic location with amazing views and a great local community."

    The hot tub was incredible and overlooks the fields. Sara and her husband were very welcoming and helped us unload, whilst also giving us complete privacy. Would definitely recommend staying here!

    Thank you so much for this high praise and recommendation Mica, we're really pleased to hear that you and Jack enjoyed your stay. We are blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the UK and we are always pleased to share it with our guests. The local, community owned public house is a fantastic place for locals and visitors to meet up for liquid &/or more solid refreshment. Your privacy is important - your break, your choice of how you spend it - overly attentive/invasive owners, no thank you :-)) Take care both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mica5.0Mar 2024

  • "A wonderful cottage with everything you might need for a very comfortable stay."

    Warmly welcomed by host. Would definitely recommend it for a peaceful break in a lovely setting.

    Thank you for this recommendation Mark & Cath, very much appreciated! We're so pleased to hear that The Shippon ticked all the boxes, enabling you to enjoy a comfortable and peaceful break with us. Big thanks for how amazingly tidy and clean you left everything on your departure - wow :-)) Take care both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a truly amazing cottage."

    Beautifully decorated, stunning views and such welcoming hosts. We will definitely be back for a longer stay. There are not enough rating stars for this one - in one word, perfection. Gerard & Sarah

    Thank you so much for this lovely, complimentary feedback Gerard & Sarah! We're so happy to hear that The Shippon delivered you the stay you deserved. Ozgur & I are both very touched by the high praise ... 'perfection' ... wow! Hope you enjoy your upcoming trip down-under, come back & see us again soon. Best wishes to you both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Shippon."

    The cottage was beautiful. The views were amazing. We used the hot tub every evening which was so relaxing. The hosts were brilliant very welcoming and helpful.

    So happy to hear you & Jeff enjoyed your stay at the Shippon Kirsty! Sometimes it's important to just take some time for yourselves - kick back, relax & recharge those batteries :-)) Thank you for this lovely feedback, it means a great deal to us. You're welcome back, any time. Take care - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very stylish, comfortable and cosy property with everything we needed for a restful stay."

    Thank you for these lovely, positive comments about The Shippon John, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes to you both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had the most perfect week staying here."

    Stargazing from the hot tub and then inside to sit in front of the log burner. So peaceful and relaxing. Sara & Ozgur are the perfect hosts making us so welcome and the lovely extra touches of homemade cake on arrival, farm fresh milk & eggs & a constant supply of logs for the fire when we needed them. It was so sad having to leave but we will definitely be back in the summer to see the wildlife and the blooms. Matt & Saund

    Thank you for this super complimentary feedback about your stay at The Shippon Matt & Saund! We're so pleased you enjoyed your winter break here & had everything you needed to relax, recharge & set you up for the new year ahead. Ozgur enjoyed the opportunity to engage in log prep, with his axe, for your logs :-) You'd be very welcome back, anytime. Warmest wishes to you both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jan 2024

  • "What a wonderful property, home from home."

    Thank you Sara for all your little extras….milk eggs cakes tea coffee etc The Christmas tree was beautiful. Thank you Ozgur for topping up the logs for the wood burner.(nothing like a real fire) Your hot tub was by far the best bit for us, star gazing on the cold nights, wrapped in the warm water…We could not ask for anything better. Thank you.

    We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Shippon for Christmas week Nancy! We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the countryside and you are right, the night skies here, void of light pollution, are amazing! When enjoyed from the hot tub, the enjoyment is heightened by relaxation & the well deserved opportunity for quiet reflection. We're pleased that you & Mark have made happy memories together here. Sending you both best wishes for a Happy New Year. Take care - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Amazing stay, Sara & Özgür were the best hosts so accommodating couldn't recommend higher!"

    Thanks for this positive feedback about your recent stay James - it's lovely to receive such a high level recommendation! Glad you & Alana had the opportunity to relax, unwind & enjoy the tranquility. Come & see us again, anytime. Best wishes - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was our second visit to The Shippon – my wife and I first stayed in the property in July this year."

    The property is gorgeous, immaculately maintained, and set against the backdrop of the beautiful Blackdown Hills. Sara and Ozgur are the perfect hosts – on hand when you need them but allow you the space to relax and get away from it all. We were welcomed by a few essentials in the fridge and a very tasty Dorset Apple Cake. We can't wait to visit again!

    We're so happy to receive this great feedback for your second stay at The Shippon Jim & Carol :-)) Sometimes, as a host, you can worry that things won't live up to the happy memories created the first time around - it's therefore extra special to know you had everything you needed here, to enjoy this winter-time visit too. Thank you for our card ... very kind. Looking forward to seeing you again in the spring, time it right & all the daffodils & crocus will be waiting for you ;-) Best wishes to you both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic host property is emasculate perfect stay everything you need can’t ..."

    Fantastic host property is emasculate perfect stay everything you need can’t wait to return ,so good perfect bed great nights sleep everything you need for great vacation

    Thanks for this lovely, positive feedback Karl! We try really hard to present everything in The Shippon to the highest standards, so it makes our day to hear that it was clean, organised & offered everything you needed for the perfect stay. Come & see us again when you & Maz can escape the rat-race, you've got Golden Cap to walk :-)) Warm wishes to you both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic experience."

    .lovely hosts ...highly recommended and we will definitely back early in the new year.

    Aah... it's lovely to hear you had a good stay Simon & thank you for your recommendation too, really appreciated. It'll be great to welcome you back, anytime - maybe need to let Darts Farm restock first though ;-)) Best wishes to you & your family - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Sara and Ozgur gave us a very warm welcome and we immediately felt at home ."

    The property is tastefully and beautifully furnished. The view from the cottage is stunning and there is a delightful hot tub to relax in! One is thoroughly spoilt staying here and we highly recommend it.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback Richard & for providing this recommendation for The Shippon - it means so much to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You certainly explored & seeing you both setting off to walk sections of the coast path or visit local villages & towns has reminded us to do the same, more frequently ;-) Your inspirational role-modelling is taking us to Seatown at Chideock today, beach chairs in-hand :-)) Best wishes to you & Jane, come back & see us again, any time - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Sara & Ozgur are perfect hosts, they have made The Shippon a perfect place to stay."

    We were welcomed and shown round by Sara who had also left us some delicious scones, jam, cream and milk and eggs from a local farm. The cottage is immaculately decorated and has everything you need to make your stay perfect. The superking sized bed is so comfortable and there is a lovely view of the countryside from the bedroom window. The hot tub was the perfect place to end the day relaxing while star gazing (due to no light pollution). Blackdown escapes is so peaceful and great place for a relaxing break, however the seaside is only approx 25 minutes away via car with plenty more villages and attractions not too far away within Devon, Somerset and Dorset. We will be recommending Blackdown escapes to all our family & friends.

    Aaah, thanks for this amazing feedback & recommendation Andrea! It's great to hear that you had such a good time & we really appreciate all your lovely comments about your stay. Bob certainly put us to shame with his cycling adventures each morning ;-) so it's reassuring to know that in addition to exploring this beautiful area, you also got to relax, unwind & recharge too. You know where we are & you'd always be most welcome. Best wishes to you both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Shippon is amazing!"

    ! There is nothing Sara & Ozgur haven’t thought about! We was welcomed with a cream tea which was beautiful & fresh milk and eggs from daisys farm. The kitchen has everything you need and you also have a bbq so we cooked everyday and had lunch out! The hot tub is a added luxury and although the weather wasn’t great for us we still took full of advantage of the hot tub in rain or shine, the views are beautiful and it is just so peaceful! Sara & ozgur are always there if you need them! I wanted to add something about the bed because oh my you will not want to get out of it!! We slept with the blind open slightly so that in the morning we had the view of the country side and every morning it was more beautiful to wake up to! The cottage is so cosy and relaxing you will not want to leave! We are already looking to book again! The area is ideal, you are close to so many beaches and the beautiful Jurassic coast. Can’t wait until next time!!

    Thank you so much for this great feedback Carley, we're so pleased to hear that you loved your stay at The Shippon! We try really hard to anticipate what our guests might enjoy & what might enhance their stay. It's really nice when this is acknowledged & makes the extra effort worthwhile. It was great to see you & George relax during your trip, all the country & seaside air obviously worked their magic! You’re always welcome ... take care - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carley5.0Jul 2023

  • "Loved are stay at the Shippon very relaxing, Sara and Oscar was very helpful advised us on nice places to eat and places of interest, the hot tub was amazing."

    We would definitely stay there again.

    Thanks for your kind feedback & recommendation Dawn. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay here & that we could help with suggestions to get the best from your trip. Next time you & Terry are down this way visiting family & need some R&R afterwards, come & see us again :-) Take care - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week's stay at the Shippon despite the wet, changeable weather."

    The property is superb, very tastefully furnished, with every mod con to hand. The setting couldn't be more beautiful or tranquil. This is without doubt the best Sykes property we've ever stayed in. Sara and Oscar were wonderful, attentive hosts and even left us a clotted cream tea and a few essentials on arrival. Thank you! We look forward to booking another stay at the property.

    We're a little lost for words after this amazing, complimentary feedback ... thank you so much Jim! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay (despite it being 'soggier' than in previous weeks) & that The Shippon delivered everything you needed to enjoy your stay to the max. The photos you took of the gardens & grounds around Lower Lye are absolutely beautiful, so thank you for sharing them with us. Until next time .... Best wishes to both you & Carol - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wow! Only want to say - wonderful cottage, with phenomenal views."

    Friendly and helpful hosts who go above and beyond to help and to make your stay as amazing as possible. We will certainly be booking again.

    Wow indeed! Thank you Karen, for such complimentary feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience here, feeling content & comfortable enough with the cottage & immediate area to stay close to home and just relax, chill & recharge your batteries. You know where we are & you'd be most welcome to come again, anytime. Take care both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "The accommodation was first class and was equipped with everything you needed ..."

    The accommodation was first class and was equipped with everything you needed along with the hot tub and amazing views it all added up to the most relaxing holiday in beautiful countryside but near enough to the coast so best of both worlds complete with friendly hosts on hand if needed

    It's fantastic to receive such positive feedback, thank you so much! We're really pleased you enjoyed staying at the Shippon, exploring the Devon countryside & beautiful coastal towns, villages & beaches. Sending you both very warm wishes - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have just returned from a 5 night break at the Shippon and we already wished we were back there."

    Beautiful cottage in glorious country side. The cottage is ideal for a relaxing holiday with the hot tub overlooking the fields. Lots of thoughtful touches as well as everyday essentials. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you sooo much for such lovely feedback. It makes us happy to hear that you felt so relaxed & at home here. We're glad that Devon delivered you the most glorious weather to explore the area, whilst we could provide the environment to kick-back & just chill. We'd be pleased to welcome you back anytime. Take Care - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a fantastic place!"

    The owners, Sara & Ozgur were very welcoming and have clearly gone to a lot of time and effort to make this a real home from home. It is decorated and furnished to a high standard with a very comfortable super king size bed. Outside you can relax in the hot tub, have a glass of bubbly or two and take in the wonderful views. If you are lucky you may even catch sight of the local deer, peasants, bats and hares. The nearby pub is a 15-20 minutes walk away where the staff are friendly and the beer/food very good. There are plenty of things to do in the surrounding area with the coast and National Trust walks all within a short drive away. If you want a place to chill and relax then we would highly recommend The Shippon. We look forward to returning.

    We're so chuffed to receive such fantastic feedback. It means so much to hear that you enjoyed your stay & have returned home refreshed & with happy memories. You were great guests & we really appreciate the efforts you went to, to leave the cottage as you found it. Please come back & see us again :-) Best wishes to you both - Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

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  • Single storey
  • One super-king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Lavazza espresso coffee machine, fridge with freezer compartment
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car with EV charging port
  • Rear enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.1 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: Cobbles outside may not be suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Please note: This property has a 3 night minimum
  • Please note: This property can only accept check ins on a Monday or a Friday

The property

Stockland 0.8 miles.

With amazing countryside views boasted from the garden and bedroom, off-road parking and a selection of amenities, The Shippon is a fantastic single-storey couple’s retreat resting in the countryside location of Lower Lye, near Stockland, and within a great location for immersing yourself into the landscape of East Devon.

Be welcomed into a light and airy open-plan living space, where patio doors open up onto a private garden, an ideal spot to enjoy the countryside air, delightful views of the lake and hills, with a glass of your favourite beverage.

Inside, the living space houses a sitting area with a selection of books and a welcoming woodburning stove to warm your feet beside on the cooler evenings.

The kitchen houses home-from-home amenities, so why not cook up a heart-warming meal together and enjoy a romantic meal for two at the dining area?

Freshen up in the bathroom in the stylish shower.

An opulent super-king-size bedroom encourages you to snuggle up in this stylish space and enjoy the incredible views of the rolling hills beyond.

Take a dip in the Hot Tub to relax with Spectacular views.

Enjoy walking and cycling through the local AONB, enjoying the scenery and wildlife, or explore the close by coast of Devon and Dorset with the well-known Jurassic coast.

Enjoy a countryside getaway to Devon with a stay at The Shippon. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1120037, together sleeping up to 6 guests.

Blackdown Cottages

Blackdown Cottages is a group of two beautiful properties overlooking the stunning landscape of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with access to both the countryside of Devon, and the coast of Devon and Dorset. The properties benefit from off-road parking, each with beautiful views from the rear gardens, ideal for alfresco dining. Each property has an amply fitted kitchen and tastefully thought out décor to welcome guests to make the most of each of the open-plan social hubs. With a total of three bedrooms between the two, these properties are ideal for a family or a group of couples. Settled into the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will be delighted to find a great many walks in the local area where you can enjoy the scenery and wildlife. There is also a close by pub, The Kings Arms Inn, serving food and allowing for an evening spent with a cold drink as you reflect on your day. Visit the Forde Abbey and Gardens, try out a game of golf at one of the local courses or visit Wildwood Devon or Axe valley Wildlife Park to find out more about the amazing animals there. The property is within reach of the incredible Jurassic coast where guests can enjoy scenic walks and hunt for fossils amongst the rocks, before exploring the many lovely coastal towns, including Lyme Regis where there is a selection of museums, an aquarium, loads of independent shops and beautiful coastal scenery to be enjoyed. For a getaway that makes the most of the local scenery and tranquillity, choose Blackdown Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Ottery St Mary 5.6 miles; Lyme Regis 14.2 miles; Exeter 16.7 miles.

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. Honiton has an attractive High Street stretching almost 2 miles, and lined with individually owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Honiton has been famous for lacemaking since the reign of Elizabeth I and still has a few lacemakers in work today - visitors can see some fine examples of antique lace in the town’s Allhallows Museum. Honiton boasts the only public art gallery in East Devon; the Thelma Hulbert Gallery occupies an attractive Grade I listed Victorian house, and has links with the Hayward Gallery, London. Honiton is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have much to occupy the visitor. Near to Honiton is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and fabulous restaurants.

Blackdown Cottage Escapes at Lower Lye is an historic Grade 2* listed medieval hall house, this property is based on the farmstead on the grounds. The holiday cottages & curtilage are therefore listed by association. The site, because of its age & heritage has many uneven, non-level surfaces. Much of the outside amenity space & paths are cobbled. There is also open water & several streams. Whilst these features add to the character & charm here & we do not wish to exclude children or those less stable on their feet, it might well be that we are not best suited to their requirements.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas