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The Shippon

(Ref. 953044)

Tarporley, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and cosy, underfloor heating and log burner a plus!"

    Dog walk into adjacent field appreciated although wellies essential at this time of the year! Quiet location and adjacent Dray's cafe a bonus. Very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Feb 2024

  • "Fabulous Location and Property"

    Thank you! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon (with westie) Anne & Declan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Dec 2023

  • "A well situated cottage with a lovely cafe on site, which also allows dogs - which was good."

    The cottage was well equipped and the underfloor heating worked well downstairs as we had a cold snap when we were there. Kitchen had everything we needed and great to have a dishwasher - a treat, as we don't have one at home!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Dec 2023

  • "My family and I had a lovely time."

    The cottage is just perfect for a cosy stay. It’s a very well thought out place by the owners and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It was so clean and well organised, which you should expect at any holiday cottage but over the years in staying in so many that has not been our experience.The dishwasher for me was such a bonus. The owners live a stones throw away which is fab if you need anything even if you don’t they are the nicest people to have a good chat with, but they also keep them selves to them selves you don’t feel at all that they are invading your holiday space. The cafe is a must with prices very reasonable, food spot on and it’s also a little shop that sells gift items. We have found ourselves a cottage we will definitely be returning to.

    It was lovely to welcome you. Thank you for the lovely feedback Anne & Declan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bethia5.0Oct 2023

  • "A well appointed property in a convenient location for touring Cheshire."

    We received a friendly and helpful welcome from the owner and found the cottage much as expected. The weather had changed significantly on the day of our arrival with much lower temperatures, and the cottage took a little while to warm up with the wood burning stove, underfloor heating, and partial central heating (upstairs) all on. As one would expect a little end of season maintenance is needed, but this did not detract and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for the feedback Anne & Declan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roland4.7Oct 2023

  • "Second visit to this lovely cottage."

    Ideal location and friendly owner. We will be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by P5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage,tastefully renovated."

    Ideally situated.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, very clean & cosy."

    Even with frosty evenings we didn't need the log burner as underfloor htg was so efficient. Great hosts, great location, the owners cafe was fab for Hot drinks, cakes etc looked yummy but didn't get to try them. Great find, will definitely be back. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Feb 2023

  • "We needed a 10 day stay, whilst between houses and we were very happy indeed to have found The Shippon."

    Anne and her team have thought of, quite literally, everything one might require, to make your stay here comfortable and enjoyable. The barn is beautifully converted and provides a cosy, warm and welcoming place to rest up. The underfloor heating is superbly effective but we did enjoy having the luxury of a log burner as well. The kitchen is very well equipped and the beds are comfortable, with excellent quality linen. Parking is plentiful and although we didn't get to use the on-site cafe, we heard excellent reports. Finding a holiday-let which actively welcomes our dog is an essential criterion in our choice of venue and he was particularly calm and comfortable in The Shippon. Thank you to Anne and all her team for providing us with such a lovely bolt hole, in our hour of need. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Bianca5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely location and superb surroundings."

    We will definitely visit again. Information given to us prior to our stay was really good

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Shippon is a very comfortable property and has everything required for a successful stay."

    It is spotlessly clean, the double bed is extremely comfortable, there is constant hot water and the kitchen is very well-equipped. It was warm during our stay, so we didn’t require heating, but apparently the under-floor heating wasn’t functioning and if it had been cold, that might have been an issue. There is a log burner, but I would imagine most people wouldn’t feel like lighting this after a long journey. The hosts are unobtrusive, so one gets a lot of privacy, but they are on-site and very friendly and approachable, so it is perfectly easy to consult them if anything is needed. The hosts run a coffee shop which we didn’t get the chance of visiting, but reviews are excellent and I’m sure it’s well-worth patronising. Situated in the tranquil Cheshire countryside, the venue is very peaceful, very quiet, but very close to Tarporley which has everything one would need, including good restaurants, pubs, etc. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback Christine. Just to clarify - the underfloor heating is working, it gets turned off during warmer months., back on during cooler months. I must have communicated that wrongly, sorry. Anne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jun 2022

  • "Great village location and amazing family cottage, we all had an funtastic holiday"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "Everywhere was very clean The cottage was well equipped to provide a home from ..."

    Everywhere was very clean The cottage was well equipped to provide a home from home feel Location and surroundings lovely Owners were on site to help if needed very pleasant and friendly Drays coffee shop very handy too

    Reviewed by S5.0Mar 2022

  • "A great clean and comfortable place to spend family time."

    Will return to stay when given the opportunity

    Reviewed by Lien Suan5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property was very clean, the owner very friendly and welcoming and easy access made the Shippon ideal for our elderly dog!"

    The Drays coffee shop very handy serving great sandwiches for takeaway. We will certainly book again. Thank you Gill Catherine & Bess

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2021

  • "Everything was as described and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2021

  • "We were moving and needed a place to stay during the transition."

    The Shippon was the perfect place for our family to stay. The amenities of the cottage suited us perfectly. We really enjoyed making a fire and relaxing around at the end of the day. Anne was so accommodating to any request we had while we stayed, we really had a lovely time. The cottage was extremely clean and had wonderful personal touches that really made our stay fantastic.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Dec 2020

  • "The Shippon is a lovely cottage,nicely decorated in a lovely area."

    Friendly owners who help with local knowledge and advice. Ideally situated to visit the sights of Chester and Liverpool etc. Comfortable and clean. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, the owner was at hand and very helpful and friendly."

    The location was great for us with dogs as we had plenty of lovely walks on our doorstep. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Peta5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is wonderfully located and beautiful inside."

    The facilities provided exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very nice place, quiet location and friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent from start to finish, lovely location close to amenities."

    Excellent base to explore. Cottage well appointed but it was the little additional touches that were appreciated. Owner helpful and friendly nothing to much trouble.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really lovely find."

    Cosy and very warm. Host was extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Definitely recommend. 5 star plus plus.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2019

  • "A very comfortable modern cottage in a traditional shell."

    We had a family reunion here on the Sunday and 10 of us didn't make the living space feel crowded, even though the cottage was only two bedrooms. The owner made us feel very welcome and having a coffee shop next door was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Shippon in Eaton, Cheshire."

    The cottage is in a lovely setting alongside the old farm house and is very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and easy parking next to the cottage. We arrived on a dark, wet October evening to the welcome of a lit wood burner. The beds were very comfortable and we all slept well in the quiet surroundings. We were within easy striking distance of Chester and also enjoyed a wander around the nearby village of Tarporley. Eaton village is also a delight with its old thatched cottages. We were impressed ny the comfort and cleanliness of The Shippon and would certainly recommend it as a country base for visiting the sights of Cheshire.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nice cottage, well equipped and comfortable."

    Nice coffee shop next door. Good broadband and plenty of books and games. Owner very helpful and pleasant. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nice well equipped cottage."

    Quiet location. Nice coffee shop next door. Washing may and tumble dryer were an added bonus. Very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Aug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan living and dining area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating, with ground floor underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and TV with DVD
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Private courtyard with seating
  • One well-behaved pet allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles
  • Pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: This property is located on the same site as the owner's home, another holiday cottage, and the owner's cafe
  • Note: The cafe is open four days a week from 10am until 4pm
  • Please be aware this property can not accommodate a Sunday changeover so bookings are not able to begin or end on Sunday.

The property

Set in Eaton, this pretty detached cottage in the north west of England, converted from a barn and set next to the owner's farmhouse.

Being in the north west, this property is in a great countryside location, but not too far from the livelier cities like Chester and Liverpool, so would be perfect for a group of friends who want to relax in nature, but indulge in an exciting day trip.

A warming woodburning fire is the first thing your eyes will be drawn to on entering the property and stepping into the open-plan living space, with a sitting area for you to cosy up in and dining area for four to sit around and maybe play a card game following a long day sight-seeing.

With underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, you won't worry if you've forgotten to pack your slippers in those winter months because you'll still be toasty warm.

Wander into the kitchen to find a stylish double oven with a sleek induction hob with a small breakfast bar for two for those early risers who like to make every minute of the day count!

Head on up the oak staircase to find the bedrooms - a king-size and a twin - both containing storage and featuring charming sloping ceilings, followed by the bathroom, containing a shower, basin and WC.

The outside lends itself ample space for off-road parking for two cars, and the property has its own little courtyard with table and chairs to use on those delightful summer evenings.

The village of Tarporley has lots to offer and has become a hub of activity with local businesses and shops prospering, as well as community events, like the annual Tarporley Carnival which sees a parade of villagers going up the High Street showcasing the best of the talents and creativity in the area.

For a lovely day trip, head on over to Chester, the historical Roman-walled city, famed for its picture-perfect Eastgate Clock, and the beautiful River Dee, so hire a pedal boat or take a boat trip and see the scenery from the water.

Whatever the reason for your trip, whether reuniting with old friends, or spending a romantic break with your partner, The Shippon will provide you with a homely base to explore the surrounding area.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Chester 10 miles.

Tarporley is located in the local authority area of Cheshire West and Chester in rural Cheshire and the village is considered one of the county’s most attractive villages. The countryside surrounding Tarporley is perfect walking terrain, the famous Sandstone Trail, one of the best of the shorter long-distance trails in the north of England, passes close to the town. Tarporley Carnival, an annual event which takes place in July, is a popular community event with a parade in High Street to the show ground on Community Field. The village has also become something of a shopper’s haven. Further afield lies Chester, which has much to offer the tourist, including excellent shopping in and around the famous Tudor 'Rows' and lovely walks along the Roman Walls, beside the River Dee and through the picturesque Grosvenor Park.

Please be aware this property can not accommodate a Sunday changeover so bookings are not able to begin or end on Sunday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas