View towards the property
Private wood fired hot tub
Lounge area with doors out to the patio and garden area
Dining area
Unwind in the peaceful setting next to the wood burner
Well-equipped kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Small double bedroom
Shower room with WC
Garden area
Play area with various games
Play area with various games
The owners sheep
Resident donkeys
Football field with picnic table
Guests area welcomed to explore the surrounding fields
Rear view of the property
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2 / 19  Private wood fired hot tub
3 / 19  Lounge area with doors out to the patio and garden area
4 / 19  Dining area
5 / 19  Unwind in the peaceful setting next to the wood burner
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8 / 19  Double bedroom
9 / 19  Single bedroom
10 / 19  Small double bedroom
11 / 19  Shower room with WC
12 / 19  Garden area
13 / 19  Play area with various games
14 / 19  Play area with various games
15 / 19  The owners sheep
16 / 19  Resident donkeys
17 / 19  Football field with picnic table
18 / 19  Guests area welcomed to explore the surrounding fields
19 / 19  Rear view of the property

Hembury Gate The Shippon,

Great Torrington (7mls S), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty barn conversion property sleeping four guests in comfort
  • Situated within 16 acres of private pastures and woodland
  • Bikes provided onsite (adult-size only), take advantage of local trails
  • Covered play area with swings, exercise equipment, and air hockey
  • Conveniently close to the pretty village of Sheepwash and Hatherleigh
  • Just 12 miles from Dartmoor National Park for endless views and treks
Property code: HEMBU

Delightful barn conversion cottage, located in a wonderfully rural location in North Devon, within easy reach of pretty harbour villages, beaches, and Dartmoor National Park.

This property enjoys a tranquil countryside location just a short drive from the village of Sheepwash, where visitors will find a village shop, and a welcoming pub. Slightly further afield, the traditional market town of Great Torrington offers a range of shops, eateries, a great cinema, and a weekly pannier market offering local produce. For those who like to make the most of the surrounding countryside, there are plenty of walking and cycling routes nearby, including the traffic free Tarka Trail, and the wild beauty of Dartmoor. Of course, a trip to Devon would be incomplete without a day at the seaside, and the seaside town of Westward Ho! is just twenty miles to the north of the property, whilst the popular Cornish seaside town of Bude is found twenty miles to the south-west.

This former barn has been lovingly converted to offer comfortable, single-storey, accommodation for four guests within tranquil countryside surroundings. On entering the cottage, via a few stone steps which lead to the front door, guests will discover the attractive light-filled lounge/diner with its wood burner , comfortable seating, dining table, TV/DVD, and doors which open out onto the patio area. The stylish kitchen provides everything that guests will need to make themselves feel at home, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. There are three restful bedrooms in the property: one double room and 2 single rooms, whilst the contemporary shower room has a shower and WC. A handy utility room provides space for storing bikes, etc.

Outside, there is a patio directly to rear of the property, with table, chairs, and a charcoal BBQ, making a lovely spot to enjoy the peace and quiet over a drink or alfresco meal. Private eco wood fired hot tub with countryside views. Guests also have access to a paddock, which makes an ideal place for playing games and dog walking, whilst a covered barn offers swings, dartboard, a pool table and air hockey. There is ample off-road parking provided and guests may like to make use of the four bikes (adult size) which the owners have made available for guests.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double and 2 singles
  • Shower room with WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Private eco wood fired hot tub
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Secure bike storage
  • Beach 18 miles, shop and pub 2 miles

This property joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Jolie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Debra, 25th October 2019

Lovely cottage, great location run by a very friendly helpful couple. The woodburning hot tub and welcome cream tea was wonderful and they made our dogs very welcome with their own welcome pack of towels, blankets, bowls and treats.

Reviewed by Rose, 27th September 2019

I can not fault this cottage. Beautifully presented, everything you need and more. The couple that own them are friendly, helpful and go above & beyond to ensure your stay is pleasurable. Cream tea on arrival was delicious. Thank you Julie.

Reviewed by Joseph, 23rd August 2019

This is our third time staying in the lovely Shippon cottage and it was as wonderful as ever! Julie and Chris are Fantastic hosts who are more than happy to help make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The cream tea on arrival is a lovely touch, the scones are delicious. We would highly recommend this accommodation if you're after Read morea quiet relaxing break in a rural destination. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey, 9th August 2019

We had a very relaxing week at Hembury Gate Farm. Our cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and we loved the hot tub. Julie and Chris go above and beyond to ensure you have a good stay. Would genuinely recommend staying here and we would love to come back for another visit at some point.

Reviewed by Mandy, 26th July 2019

Lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Beautiful views and good forest walks close by with coastal walks a short drive away - our 2 dogs loved it! Friendly and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Emma, 19th July 2019

We would certainly recommend this families with young children.

Reviewed by Alan, 30th June 2019

Lovely cottage, excellent hosts and wonderful views. The dogs loved the fields and woodlands to walk in. We will be returning !

Reviewed by Marcia, 31st May 2019

lovely cottages,lovely owners, too far from local amenities,2 miles from Sheepwash so not 15/20 walk as stated and along narrow steep country road.

Reviewed by Joanne, 17th May 2019

Always a warm welcome when we stay here. We have been three times! Julie and Chris are very warm and welcoming and available if you need them. Lots to do in the area for children. Also lots of toys outside for children and large area to run around. Hot tub is easy to use although we were pampered by Chris who set if for us every night! Cottage is iRead moren a peaceful location. Wonderful place to unwind! Hide

Reviewed by Lucy, 10th May 2019

Absolutely amazing place to stay. Chris and Julie are so lovely and very helpful. The location is top notch. Pub is around a 15 / 20 min walk away surrounded by beautiful scenery. 100% would stay here again. We were only there for a weekend unfortunately but would love to come back so we can explore the area more.

Reviewed by Sharon, 20th April 2019

Excellent cottage in a wonderfully quiet location. Very well equiped and modern, comfortable and very clean. Our dogs were even catered for with bowls and doggie treats. A very nice touch to find the hosts, Julie and Chris, had provided bathrobes for guests to use. We had a relaxing break for my husband's 60th birthday, just what we needed!

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View towards the property
Private wood fired hot tub
Lounge area with doors out to the patio and garden area
Dining area
Unwind in the peaceful setting next to the wood burner
Well-equipped kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Small double bedroom
Shower room with WC
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