The Shippon is a renovated farm building built of granite. It dates back 400 years. There are 3 bedrooms, a large living/dining room and a large kitchen. There's a family bathroom. The largest bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, drawers and washbasin. There are 2 rooms with single beds and storage space and one has a shower cubicle and washbasin. We can provide a travel cot. The cottage is fully central heated. It's a safe area to park your car as there is a gate at the end of the driveway.
The Shippon is right on the northern edge of the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. If you enjoy walking or cycling, the moor offers you a vast area of unspoiled rugged landscape. We are in the middle of Devon, with easy access to Exeter and both the north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall.
You'll be able to use the entire property. There's a small private (enclosed) patio area for you.
If you'd like to wander round our fields, you are very welcome to do so; you'll have the sheep for company. We have large field ponds that are fed by a natural spring. The ponds are quite deep in places so children must be kept away from them.
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Our farmhouse is across the driveway so we're here to welcome guests and we'll do our best to help and answer any questions about the cottage and the local area.
All bedlinen plus towel are provided, so no need to bring these with you.
In the kitchen cupboards you will find tea, fruit tea, coffee, sugar, condiments etc so there is no need to bring these with you unless you prefer particular brands.
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Convenient access to A30 but far enough away not to be troubled by road noise. Many of our guests have commented how quiet and peaceful it is here.
There are 3 supermarkets in nearby Okehampton (about 3 miles away) and there is a very good shop at the nearby service station (about 1/4 mile away).
Children are welcome but we don't consider the single bedroom with the shower as suitable for young children
Here is what guests have said about their stay with us:
"The Shippon is a a great find. The house is cosy and extremely well thought out for travellers. The location is perfect for walking the moors and exploring the area."
"We really enjoyed our stay. The house is in a great location and is well equipped - good value for money".
""We would come back again."
- We don't consider it safe for young children to use the bedroom with the shower in case they have an accident.
- No shoes in the cottage, please.
- No more than 4 people, including children, but we can also provide a travel cot for a baby.
- Checkout by 10am please.
Please note the maximum rental period at any time of the year is 10 nights.