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The Old Shippen

Dartmoor National Park, Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful converted barn boasting a unique upside down layout and light and spacious accommodation
  • Fabulous rural location on the edge of Dartmoor National Park presented in a contemporary country style
  • Ideally situated for touring with the A30 a short drive away and within easy reach of the North and South coasts
Property code: 78780

Providing the perfect base for a restful escape for couples and small families alike this semi-detached barn conversion nestled in an idyllic setting on the grounds of the owners’ family run farm on Dartmoor National Park.

The property is one of two, attached, pretty cottages, perfectly situated in a delightful countryside setting on the edge of Dartmoor National Park which is famed for its spectacular walks and scenery. With great transport links nearby you will also be less than half an hour away from the cathedral city of Exeter with a wide range of amenities, including restaurants, shops and bars, and also within easy drive of popular tourist destinations of the south coast and the unspoilt villages along the northern coastline. Other attractions within easy reach include Okehampton Castle, the Miniature Pony Centre, South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the historic naval city of Plymouth, numerous National Trust properties including nearby Castle Drogo.

After travelling along pretty Devon country lanes you will arrive at the cottage and immediately step into a spacious entrance hall with lots of storage for coats and walking boots as well as a microwave. From here ascend the stairs onto the first floor and due to the upside-down arrangement you will discover the beautifully light and spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Here two comfortable sofas (one being a double sofa bed that can be used to accommodate two additional guests) sit in front of a TV and provides a lovely place to relax after a day exploring the moor, and the intimate dining area is the perfect venue for a laid back evening meal. The kitchen area is also perfectly appointed with a great selection of appliances and boasts an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and also a washing machine; and alongside this you will find the first of the two shower rooms, brilliantly spacious and including a shower and WC.

Heading back down the stairs and onto the ground floor you will then discover the cosy yet generously proportioned double bedroom boasting further sofa seating and a TV. A further contemporary shower room with a large walk-in shower and WC completes the offering inside the property. Heading outside and located to the front of the property guests benefit from access to a gravelled patio area with designated garden furniture and seating, and here is the perfect place to dine alfresco during warm weather. Ample private off-road parking is available directly outside the property.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 2 shower rooms with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • TV in the lounge area and bedroom
  • Patio area with garden furniture
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • One of two holiday cottages
  • Pub and shop approximately 1 mile
  • Sleeps 2+2 utilising the double sofa bed in the lounge area (chargeable at £10 per night as required)
  • Regret no electric vehicle charging facilities at this property
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Julie Clarke

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Julie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sue, 30th July 2022

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Fantastic cottage and exceptionally clean and comfortable. Lovely friendly hosts and a warm welcome on arrival. Couldn't want for anything more and an ideal location for me to explore the whole of Devon, property hunting.

Reviewed by John, 25th June 2022

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Lovely cottage,no complaints at all.would definiteley return.

Reviewed by Jackie, 11th June 2022

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This was by far one of the best places we have stayed. It was very clean and comfortable. The owner Jackie was lovely. The welcoming cake and biscuits was very thoughtful and extremely tasty. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Clayton, 14th May 2022

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Very comfortable cottage in picturesque countryside. Jackie and Steve are great hosts, very helpful, and we were greeted with the best Victoria sponge cake I have had since my Mum's! Thank you very much :) Every element of the cottage is to the highest standard which contributed to making our time there extremely comfortable and relaxing. A great nRead moreights sleep in a very comfortable bed meant we were always ready for the the next days exploring. Thank you again, we will be looking to stay again : Hide

Reviewed by Andy, 17th October 2021

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Fantastic cottage so clean and modern We had a lovely welcome from Jackie and there was even cake and biscuits waiting for us No problem recommending this cottage

Reviewed by Wendy, 25th September 2021

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The barn was everything we expected and was so clean. The hostess was so pleasant , friendly and helpful If we return to the area again we will definitely try to book this venue.

Reviewed by Fiona, 11th September 2021

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Fantastic barn accommodation in a lovely setting. Had everything you could possibly need. Jacqui was a great host. Providing extras we appreciated- delicious sponge, milk and biscuits. Enjoyed our daily cuddle from Cassie the sheepdog!! Definitely worth a visit, for a base to so many parts of Devon.

Reviewed by Ed, 28th August 2021

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I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage. Jackie the owner went above and beyond to make us feel welcome.

Reviewed by Carol, 17th July 2021

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This cottage is beautiful, in a peaceful setting,ideal for exploring the Devon area. Welcomed by the friend owner who had put the kettle on a left us flowers, cakes and biscuits. Cottage is bright and comfy with everything you could wish for, cannot recommend enough, really hope to return sometime in the future.

Reviewed by Charlotte, 29th May 2021

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One of the best holidays weve had! Jackie was lovely and greeted us upon arrival! Will defo be coming back and recommending to other people

Reviewed by Geoffrey, 15th May 2021

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Reviewed by Caroline, 30th April 2021

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A superb cottage with great views in a very quiet location.

Reviewed by Laurie, 26th April 2021

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Very friendly welcome and comfortable accommodation. Perfect location for exploring Dartmoor. Would certainly recommend and return again.

Reviewed by Thomas, 15th April 2021

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A lovely place to stay in a beautiful location. Jackie was a great host, providing everything we needed for our baby and some lovely treats when we arrived. The walk to Castle Drogo (taking the first footpath on the right over the hill as a shortcut) is highly recommended!

Reviewed by William, 24th October 2020

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The cottage is brilliant. It is spacious and well equipped and it was perfect for a quiet week escaping the craziness of 2020!

Reviewed by Alexander, 17th October 2020

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Reviewed by Mark, 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Louise, 3rd October 2020

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A beautiful conversion, very comfortable and a peaceful setting.

Reviewed by Ashley, 30th September 2020

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Lovely warm welcome from Jackie and the dog. Kettle was on and cake waiting. The cottage is done to a very high standard and everything that you need is there. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Kirsten, 26th September 2020

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Great location and luxurious place. I immediately warmed to the property on arrival. Loved the open plan upstairs and the big reception area as you walk in.

Reviewed by Colin, 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Charlie, 7th September 2020

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Lovely peaceful location. Barn is fully equipped with literally everything. Friendly owners. Incredible holiday.

Reviewed by Amanda, 22nd August 2020

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The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Jackie was an excellent host and there were lots of thoughtful touches - including a delicious homemade cake. The cottage was in a lovely peaceful location with easy access to the best of Dartmoor.

Reviewed by Thomas, 15th August 2020

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