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The Shippon

Barnstaple, Devon (Ref. 1014440)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • “Lovely destination, big thank you to the really friendly hosts who made our ...”

    Lovely destination, big thank you to the really friendly hosts who made our arrival amazing with a lush afternoon tea ...

    Lovely destination, big thank you to the really friendly hosts who made our arrival amazing with a lush afternoon tea Be prepared to get into the Devon mindset … this is a beautiful rural location with quaint woodland narrow lanes and the need to reverse drive if you Meet oncoming traffic but that’s just the way it is and adds to the Devon way Central location for trips out to Clovelly, valley of the rocks, baggy point, instow beach great for dog walks, westward Ho and many more Everything you need And more provided in the cottage and a lovely welcome pack from the hosts with tea, coffee, milk and treats A beautiful party of the country for a restful picturesque break would definitely stay again

    - Lorrainne, August 2021

About the property

Barnstaple 3.6 miles.

Surrounded by scenic woodland areas and an abundance of activity, The Shippon is a delightful character-filled cottage, promising you and your family a wonderful stay near the coast of North Devon.

With a cheery blue décor running throughout a variety of the rooms, this quaint cottage is sure to remind you why you picked this charming cottage near the sea.

Providing you with a spacious sitting room with ample seating for all the family to unwind, this room is the go-to after a day of exploring, with a woodburning stove to huddle around in the winter months and bright and airy windows to open up in the summer months, be sure to stop here with a glass of wine and good company to end your day in an unwinding environment surrounded by your loved ones.

For a spot of home-cooking, the kitchen offers a wide array of amenities for any food you fancy, with an AGA cooker in the kitchen itself and an electric cooker in the utility, you’ll be able to whip up a feast in no time.

Enjoy your dinner at the table in the kitchen before playing board games for some competitive family-fun.

Upstairs you can find the two bedrooms; a double and a twin room, providing you with the perfect layout for a small family to rest after a tiresome day.

The garden is the perfect opportunity for both the little ones and the dogs to enjoy an afternoon of activity, with a patio for you to relax on and a field just ahead with swings and a trampoline, the back garden is the ideal spot to spend a summer’s evening.

Take a walk through the back gate and into the woodlands where you can find stunning scenery and may even be lucky enough to spot an abundance of nature.

Barnstaple is the main town of North Devon and is just a short journey away from the cottage, with a wide selection of shops and restaurants to explore and markets to mosey around, it makes a fabulous day out for all the family.

For a day at the beach, make your way to Woolacombe by car, here you can find the seafront offering two beautiful beaches, an information centre informing you of all the local pub, and even more beachfront cafés, it’s well-worth a visit with the North Devon AONB close by too, it’s the perfect place to see the stunning sights of Devon.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • AGA cooker, electric oven and hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, music system, Nintendo Wii, WiFi, and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio area with seating and a lawned area with swings and a trampoline
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2.7 miles

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

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About the location


Exeter 40 miles.

Barnstaple enjoys a superb location at the mouth of the Taw Estuary, on the spectacular North Devon coastline between Westward Ho! and Croyde and is a short drive from the Exmoor National Park. Barnstaple is a busy traditional Devon coastal town with a pannier market, shops, restaurants and bars, along with two fabulous sandy beaches, which are popular with surfers and families. The town is renowned for its floral displays having won a Britain in Bloom award and flowers are found around every corner of the town in the most unusual places. Barnstaple lies at the end of the magnificent Tarka line railway journey, which takes you through the spectacular North Devon countryside of wooded river valleys, rugged moorland and a stretch of coastline, plus close by is the picture postcard coastal village of Clovelly. A combination of numerous long sandy beaches and family attractions makes Barnstaple a desirable holiday destination.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas