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The Shippon

(Ref. 1014242)

Lyme Regis, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect setting for us."

    Lovely views to relax and look at. Easy access to Lyme Regis. Tesco 5 mins away. Cottage was superb just as listed.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable, clean and well proportioned accommodation."

    Hosts very hospitable and went out of their way to assist us when our vehicle broke down.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Sep 2023

  • "A great place to stay in a great location - there's so much to see and do within an easy drive."

    Lovely walk through the farm fields and footpaths up to the nearby nature reserve too - heaven for us and our two year old cocker spaniel.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a special week."

    The weather was kind enough so we could enjoy the patio and the views. Lovely comfortable cottage and Kathryn, the hostess, was extremely friendly and helpful. We would definitely come back to the Shippon.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0May 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay at The Shippon."

    Beautiful property with stunning views. Very well equipped and ideal for a family group. We hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful setting, on a friendly farm."

    A great value cottage that had everything we and our two toddlers needed. Very family friendly - cots and high chairs provided - and a lovely spot to relax within easy reach of beaches.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely four days , we came as looked peaceful and my mum has terminal cancer she wanted to visit some places again ie sidmouth , Lyme and my dad wanted to go back to tar steps to do the money tree , although that was a drive but a day out !"

    Great host and we just had everything we needed . Thank you so much . Claire

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely stay at The Shippon."

    The owners were extremely nice and accommodating. Ideally situated, around 15 minutes to all the local attractions.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very pretty outlook over rolling hills and fields."

    Good for sunsets and star watching, with no light pollution at night. We enjoyed exploring the owners' 50 acres. There was great access to walks from the property with our dog. Convenient setting, rural and peaceful yet only a couple mins drive to a big supermarket and a short drive to Lyme Regis, Charmouth and other lovely beaches in the area.The owners were very friendly and helpful, thank you.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.4Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful setting."

    We enjoyed roaming the farm and lazing about on the decking watching the house martins swooping about. Welcoming and helpful host. Tulips, milk, and coffee appreciated, thank you. Well equipped kitchen. Relaxing rainfall shower.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely property, just as described with fantastic views from the windows and deck area."

    A great base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Kathrin5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage perfect base for us with two toddlers."

    Well equipped, clean, tidy and beautiful view.

    Reviewed by Jody5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful owners who were incredibly kind to us during the extended power cuts following Storm Eunice."

    Made sure we were as comfy as possible. The barn is lovely and the kitchen one of the best equipped I have ever encountered in a holiday cottage. Great base for exploring the area - if only we hadn't had the weather we did, we'd have actually done that... Thank you Kathryn and John.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a really splendid place to stay."

    The property is immaculate and the surroundings lovely. It is close to the sea and the delightful Lyme Regis. The owner was very helpful and everything in place to have a really good time. Stuart & Fiona

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Nov 2021

  • "The owners were wonderful people."

    The property and location were stunning.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and the views were incredible."

    The owner was on hand whenever we needed them and was very helpful. We hope to return in 2021.

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Shippon is a fantastic cottage, spacious and spotlessly clean it has amazing countryside views."

    We really enjoyed our stay there, the hosts were lovely and it was really well equipped and modern. Its just a short drive to Lyme Regis. We also visited nearby Beer, Seaton, Charmouth and Sidmouth. Great location and we hope to come back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower room, basin and WC
  • 1 x super-king double (zip/link bed, can be twin on request) 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting space with wood burner.
  • Central heating, wood burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV in sitting room and in bottom ground floor bedroom with Freeview and DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio, gravel garden to the front with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

The Shippon is one of two beautiful barn conversions on Wyke Farm, the owner's 17th century, grade II listed farmstead that lies just outside the market town of Axminster, and is surrounded by the glorious rolling countryside of East Devon.

With views that stretch over the Axe Valley, with the popular resort of Lyme Regis on the Dorset Jurassic Coast just 5 miles away, this is a perfect destination for a peaceful and relaxing holiday where you are well positioned to explore the coast and countryside on your doorstep.

Facing out across the countryside, a gravel pathway slopes up from the parking to the patio and gravel garden.

Step inside into the open plan living space with vaulted ceilings, beams and a full length patio doors and windows, this room is bright and welcoming.

A country kitchen sits at the far end of the room and two squashy comfortable sofas are centrally positioned providing the perfect spot for relaxation whilst soaking up the warmth of the fire (Starter pack only for fire provided) and taking in the beautiful views through patio doors.

Raised up a level, the dining area allows you to enjoy the full view of this lovely room.

Two steps up from the dining room takes you to a twin room and double room with super-king bed that can be divided into two singles.

There is a family bathroom at this end of the barn.

At the opposite end, three steps lead down to the master double with stable door, TV and en-suite shower room.

Outside, a spacious patio looks out across the rolling countryside of the Axe Valley and is equipped with tables and chairs.

There is a charcoal BBQ (charcoal not provided) available and plenty of parking.

Axminster is just 2 miles away where you will find shops for provisions, a number of pubs and good restaurants and the River Cottage Canteen.

River Cottage HQ is popular for weddings and is just outside the town.

Family friendly beaches can be found at Lyme Regis and Charmouth, both close by where are also a number of lovely eateries, cafes and shops.

Enjoy the South West Coast Path and if you are up for a challenge, a walk to the top of the famous Golden Cap, Dorset's heights point where the views are breath taking.

For little ones, the Axe Valley Nature Reserve can be found just outside of Axminster, and the famous Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth is a must visit for any age.

The Shippon is a wonderful rural getaway with the coast on the doorstep and perfect at any time of year.

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

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About the location


Charmouth 3 miles; Axminster 6 miles; Bridport 10 miles; Sidmouth 16 miles.

The delightful seaside town of Lyme Regis has much to offer its visitors, boasting a maze of narrow streets filled with craft and antique shops, galleries and cafes. Take a stroll along the world-famous Cobb causeway overlooking the ancient harbour, where fishing trips can be enjoyed, or try your hand at fossil hunting in the area. The scenic coastal path offers excellent walking opportunities and spectacular views of the stunning Jurassic coast, whilst the gently shelving sands and sparkling waters of Lyme Bay provide the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. A holiday destination to savour!

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