Pets welcome here..
Adjacent acre wide garden
Farmland surrounds the property
Wander, sit or picnic
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The Sheep Pen

High Bickington (1.5mls SE), Devon
VE We’re good to go schemeQIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated on a small working sheep farm in unspoilt, rural countryside
  • Enjoy an acre of wild garden and orchard, great for BBQ’s or picnics
  • Set in a traditional courtyard setting with private patio and private hot tub
  • Enjoy a day at the seaside with sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde
Property code: 55321

Beautifully furnished barn conversion with quirky design features and private patio and hot tub. A couple’s dream, a peaceful, idyllic retreat close to a village pub and easy reach of the coast.

One of two barns offering private and contemporary accommodation on this small working sheep farm. Beautifully finished and filled with rustic charm and quirky design features. You are welcome to explore the grounds and it’s especially lovely at Easter time when lambing takes place. The beautiful surrounding countryside is great for walkers and cyclists alike, and if you are looking to explore further afield, the gorgeous sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde and Dartmoor National Park are just a short drive away.

Stepping into the barn you immediately feel at home. The warm and cosy lounge/dining area has a fantastic feature wall and is the perfect space to enjoy an evening in with your feet up, read a good book or watch your favourite channel or movie on the TV/DVD. Two steps up take you to the compact but well-equipped kitchen, which also has steps out into the courtyard. Cook up an intimate meal or quick lunchtime snack with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. A separate utility area houses the washing machine and freezer. Leading on, the impressive and spacious bedroom with stylish decor has a super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin on request) with an en-suite shower room with WC. Completing the accommodation is a separate WC.

Heading outside, there is a courtyard area with garden furniture, BBQ and private hot tub, a fabulous spot to sit with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunshine. You will also have the use of a beautiful acre wild garden. You can stroll through the farmyard and orchard, and there is even space if you want to have a BBQ. A dog sitting service provided by the owner is available upon request during your stay (charges apply). There is bicycle storage and off-road parking for one car available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom - super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 en-suite shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge
  • Utility area with washing machine and freezer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Private hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach 17 miles, community shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Bicycle storage available
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Smart TV in bedroom with DVD player
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Regret no infants - babes in arms welcome

Rachel Loosemore

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Neil, 2nd October 2020

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lovely cottage in great surroundings and very helpful hosts

Reviewed by Wendy, 18th September 2020

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Ideal location for peace and quiet but also allows you to travel 30 mins all around to beautiful places. Very well equipped and hot tub lovely retreat. Nicely enclosed for the dog

Reviewed by Theresa, 4th September 2020

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The cottage was exceptionally clean, comfortable, had everything you could need. The llocation was further from main roads to places than we realised so be prepared for journeys of around an hour to places like Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and 40 mins to Bideford. We had difficulty finding the cottage with our sat nav taking us through restricted roads sRead moreo it's worth heading for Athrington, then High Bickington to keep to main roads. Note, dogs are not permitted in the bedroom. Hide

Reviewed by Annie, 31st August 2020

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Such a lovely place to stay .. very quiet location but short drive to coastal resorts and towns .. perfectly clean and all Covid measures in place. Great place to chill and the hot tub was perfect for lazy evenings - ideal base for exploring Devon. Ian and Annie very helpful hosts before, on arrival and during our stay.

Reviewed by Luke, 14th August 2020

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Really enjoyed our stay here. Short drive to places such as Barnstaple and Bideford, would also recommend Westward Ho! Property was thoroughly cleaned with windows left open to stop spread of COVID, and felt extremely safe here. The hot tub is great and the whole area is quiet and peaceful. Owners are lovely and helpful too!

Reviewed by Susan, 31st July 2020

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fantastic cottage the owners have thought of everything with some lovely extra touches . The courtyard and hot tub were amazing

Reviewed by Emily, 17th July 2020

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We had the most amazing stay at The Sheep Pen. Everything you could possibly think of that you would need, they provide. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We have a small dog and didnt have to worry about her getting out as the garden was completely secure. Ian and Annie also left us a card and some lovely fresh produce. We will definitely be going bRead moreack! Hide

Reviewed by Philip, 10th July 2020

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A delightful characterful cottage. Ian and Annie very welcoming. The precautions taken because of covid 19 were very good and we felt safe. The welcome pack was lovely- eggs, local cider, apple juice and cake were delicious. Location of the cottage is idyllic and loads of great walks in the area. Peaceful, private courtyard garden was very relaxingRead more when we returned every day. Thank you for a lovely holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Leanne, 1st November 2019

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Perfect break from the city. The cottage was spotlessly clean, so comfortable and beautifully decorated. The owners were lovely and left the sweetest little personalised gifts for us! It's even better than the photos in person, and is more spacious than we were expecting. The shower is amazing, very modern throughout. The hot tub is outside, so it Read morecould benefit from a shelter if it rains, but we were lucky enough to have clear skies and be able to gaze up at the stars whilst relaxing in there! Hide

Reviewed by Caroline, 25th October 2019

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The Sheep Pen is a beautiful cottage, fabulously decorated and well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The biscuits, chocolates, dog treats and flowers made for a lovely arrival. The only reason I had to give 2 stars for equipment is because the hot tub broke on the first day of our arrival and took 4 days to get up and running again.Read more This was not the fault of the owners just meant that we were a bit disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 4th October 2019

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The cottage was perfect set in a quite and rural location. Shops, if required weren't to far a drive away. Hot tub was very private, and the court yard was fully sealed so the dog was able to be out side with no worries. The cottage had a well equipped kitchen, and the super-king bed was gorgeous. The dog has a choice of walks as well, which is greRead moreat if you don't want to go to far from the cottage, great place to relax and unwind. Thank you Ian and Ann Hide

Reviewed by Jon, 27th September 2019

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Beautiful quiet location, perfect for dogs, couldnt recommend better, this was our second stay

Reviewed by Bernadene, 20th September 2019

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Safe enclosed garden for the dog and a nice short off lead walk on the property hot tub nice and hot

Reviewed by Janet, 13th September 2019

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The cottage was beautiful very quirky and comfortable attention to detail for things was fabulous and very welcoming everything you need was there especially on arrival tea coffee milk home made flapjacks and apple juice oh and eggs (delicious: ) Owners were lovely . We had a lovely time and very relaxed knowing our dog was in secure surrounding I Read morewould rate 5 * and will definitely be returning at some point x Hide

Reviewed by Penny, 9th September 2019

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The sheep pen is a stunning little cottage, in a remote but beautiful area of north Devon. It provided everything we needed for a relaxing break. The welcome baskets including a dog towel and treats and fresh local produce was a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Nathalie, 30th August 2019

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What a charming little gem that is better in real life than on any photo. We were so comfortable, I didn't want to go home. The hot tub is a real treat, and we made use of the BBQ too. Every attraction, beach, coastal town and even Exeter are all within an hours drive of the cottage. Travelling along the coast from Combe Martin to Lynton & LynmouthRead more is a must. Our two small dogs joined us on all our adventures everyday. It's been a wonderful holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 19th August 2019

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The cottage was so well equipped and really felt like a home from home. Really secure garden for our dog and plenty of outdoor space for us to give him a good run before heading out for the day. We were made to feel so welcome and honestly cannot fault a single thing. We will definitely return!

Reviewed by Rebecca, 8th June 2019

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The Sheeppen is a lovely cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday, including the hot tub. The homemade cookies were fantastic. We didn't want to come home.

Reviewed by Barbara, 3rd May 2019

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A wonderful peaceful cottage hot tub was definitely a bonus , owners very nice but be prepared to do a few miles if you want to visit the coast line .

Reviewed by Julie, 29th April 2019

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The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Hot tub was great. Very kind of the owners to leave some fresh cookies and eggs as well as tea, coffee, sugar and some chocolates. Had a great stay.

Reviewed by Jean, 8th March 2019

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Reviewed by Nicola, 28th February 2019

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Lovely isolated, peaceful cottage miles from civilization. Great getaway to clear our heads and have a relaxing break. Hot tub works easily and very high standard of cottage decoration and fitted with modern bathroom and kitchen.

Reviewed by James, 14th February 2019

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Nice cottage for any couples who are looking for a quiet place to stay. Good country walks around the farm. We met the owner when we got there and she was very welcoming and if anything needed just ask.

Reviewed by Tina, 7th February 2019

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The sheep pen was very comfortable and warm , decorated beautifully and easy to find on the sat nav. Owners added a few complimentary treats which was lovely and our dog felt right at home .

Reviewed by Ela, 29th December 2018

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We didnt want to come home! It was exactly what we wanted. We took our reactive dog and she was perfect. The garen was enclosed so she could go out (not that she wanted to go out in the rain - just incase she melted!) we didnt have to worry. We were far enough from things to feel like we were in our own world but close enough to amenities to not feRead moreel cut off. The welcome basket was lovely too. Walks in the area were amazing too. A perfect way to spend New Year! Hide

Reviewed by Mike, 23rd December 2018

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A very individual quirky comfortable cottage. Lovely remote rural location well equipped with a huge bed. Very pleasant helpful owners too. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Kieran, 29th November 2018

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Reviewed by Paul, 26th October 2018

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We had the most wonderful and relaxing break at this gorgeous cottage. Great for couples with a dog.

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