View of the property
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge/dining area
Relax by the cosy woodburner
Lounge/dining area
Double bedroom
Enjoy the shared garden with the sister property
The owners' ducks and chickens enjoying themselves
1 / 10  View of the property
2 / 10  Lounge area with woodburner
3 / 10  Lounge/dining area
4 / 10  Relax by the cosy woodburner
5 / 10  Lounge/dining area
6 / 10  Kitchen
7 / 10  Double bedroom
8 / 10  Bathroom
9 / 10  Enjoy the shared garden with the sister property
10 / 10  The owners' ducks and chickens enjoying themselves

The Shippen Middle Langdon,

Littleham, Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Quaint, bijou barn conversion cottage sleeping two
  • Set in an idyllic rural location
  • Enjoy exploring the acre of gardens
  • Walking distance to local village pub
  • Just three miles from the attractive town of Bideford
  • Five miles from the sandy beach at Westward Ho!
Property code: SMIDD

This homely cottage is an ideal couple’s retreat situated in Devon’s rural countryside, just a few miles from the coast, with lots of clifftop walks, sandy beaches, and pretty fishing villages nearby

The town of Bideford, which is just three miles away, has an interesting array of independent shops, as well as a choice of well-regarded restaurants nestled amongst its cobbled streets. For those who want a truly unique experience, why not take the two-hour boat trip out to the spectacular island of Lundy, a quiet haven for wildlife including seals and puffins, where visitors can enjoy secluded coastal walks, explore the numerous historic buildings and ruins, and enjoy a pint in the island’s cosy inn. The two-mile long sandy beach at Westward Ho! is a must-do for beach lovers, whilst others may like to visit the traditional fishing village of Appledore or walk part of the South West Coast Path.

This delightful single-storey property makes a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing break in welcoming surroundings. The front door opens onto the open-plan living space, which is a spacious lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area is a lovely homely space, with two plump sofas, one of which is a sofa-bed that can be made up for occasional use on request. There is a TV, DVD, iPod dock and hi-fi for guests to enjoy, as well as a warming wood burner. Accessed via a couple of steps the kitchen area has flagstone floors and is equipped with an electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, washing machine, and dishwasher. Meanwhile, a separate utility store houses a freezer and tumble dryer. The property’s one bedroom accessed from some steps from the lounge is an attractive, relaxing king-size room, next to which is the cottage’s bathroom, offering a shower over bath and WC.

Outside, there is a wonderful garden offering one acre of grounds which are shared with the sister property, and offers a BBQ and seating area – a lovely space from which to enjoy the property’s tranquil surroundings. The owners can offer stabling by prior arrangement for guests who wish to bring their own horses, which will fit right in with the owners’ cats, ducks, chickens, and neighbouring sheep. There is ample off-road parking available, and guests will also find a handy shed which can be used for cycle storage.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • TV, DVD, hi-fi, and iPod dock
  • Woodburner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment, and washing machine
  • Use of freezer and tumble dryer available
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Regret no travel cot, but guests may bring their own
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement (must be kept on leads at all times)
  • Local produce available for purchase
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Bike storage available
  • Pub walking distance, shop 3 miles, beach 5 miles
  • Arrival time - 3pm

This property joined our collection in 2009 and is managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jan, 1st December 2017

A lovely cottage in all aspects. It was the perfect place to have some relaxing down-time before the rush of Christmas was upon us. We would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Mary, 14th October 2017

Really comfortable well equipped cottage. Peaceful and tranquil, a great place to relax and unwind.

Reviewed by Chris, 7th October 2017

The cottage is in a good position for exploring the North Devon area but has many bad points. The main problem is that the king-size bed is too wide for the bedroom. There is only approx a foot on either side between the bed and the wall and it it very difficult to get in and out of bed, having to squeeze sideways along the gap. The wooden floor inRead more the living area was quite dirty as was the slate floor in the bathroom. The bedroom carpet was also somewhat grubby. Hide

Reviewed by Linda, 16th September 2017

Highly recommend the Shippen,whatever your needs you will find it here. The beaches are within a few minutes drive all have areas for dogs to run and splash around. The pubs are mostly dog friendly and the locals are very friendly. We are definitely going back.

Reviewed by Hayden, 26th August 2017

A lovely, hidden gem in a quiet village. The renovation and decor inside is exceptional and the owners seemed to have thought of everything. Outside is beautiful and we were given a very warm welcome. Perfect for a quiet, tranquil break.

Reviewed by Gill, 12th August 2017

Lovely, well equipped property in a great area, perfect for exploring some fantastic coastal scenery. Great to have all the local Ordnance Survey maps as well as local walking guides provided - we made good use of them! We didn't try out the log burner but could imagine it being very cosy in winter. Important to note that there is no wifi at the prRead moreoperty and virtually no phone signal - great for a tech detox but not so great if you haven't done your holiday planning in advance! Hide

Reviewed by Ann-Marie, 5th August 2017

Lovely little well equipped cottage with pleasant surroundings. Owners very helpful and welcomed us with tea and biscuits. Fresh flowers also a lovely touch. We chose this cottage as it had a pub within the village but we were disappointed as they were not particularly dog friendly. All other pubs and shops in all the areas we visited were very welRead morecoming to our four legged friend. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine, 29th July 2017

A lovely cottage in a quiet setting. The property has everything you need for a week's holiday. An easy 5 minute stroll to the local pub, the Crealock Arms, is well worth it for good honest food and friendly atmosphere. The cottage is a great base for visiting North Devon.

Reviewed by Jonathan, 22nd July 2017

Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, well equipped, quiet and peaceful, fabulous location ideal for exploring North Devon, warm and welcoming hosts. Close to perfection.

Reviewed by Susan, 8th July 2017

Very quiet location in the lovely village of Littleham. Central to many places of interest but will need a car. Owners friendly and welcoming. Cottage very clean and well equipped and comfortable for 2 people. There is not really a sitting area by the cottage, other than a bench on the front but there is a a nice sitting area within the grounds thaRead moret you can go and enjoy the views and watch the ducks & chickens wandering around. A very pleasant place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Julie, 20th May 2017

Very comfortable with all you need. The owners are lovely and very helpful. The only slight down for us would be that the cottage is not within walking distance of anything , even the pub is quite a trek uphill.

Reviewed by Ray, 6th May 2017

The cottage was very comfortable and with the owners next door, it was handy if you needed to know anything about the area.

Reviewed by Jo, 8th April 2017

Lovely clean, well equipped cottage. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Pretty place to stay with lots of things to do in the area Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Roy, 25th March 2017

A very warm welcome from Peter and Vicky,cottage was cosy and warm.The area was delightful and so many places to visit. The local pub was welcoming and the food especially the steaks were absolutely great. See you next year .

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View of the property
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge/dining area
Relax by the cosy woodburner
Lounge/dining area
Double bedroom
Enjoy the shared garden with the sister property
The owners' ducks and chickens enjoying themselves


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