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The Barns - The Shippon

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Stockland, Honiton, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
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Description

Blackdown Hills an AONB, between Honiton and Chard, offer great walks and with Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, and Exeter all easily accessible.

In a glorious setting in the Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and between Honiton and Chard, lie The Barns around a cobbled yard. Both detached holiday barn conversions are decorated and furnished to a good standard andhave their own gardens and fabulous views across the countryside. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s Grade II listed, medieval farmhouse, they are in an excellent location from which to explore numerous National Trust houses, great walks and the cathedral city of Exeter. Also within easy driving distance is the famous World Heritage Coast, as well as the seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Beer, Branscombe and Exmouth. Situated between both Dartmoor and Exmoor National parks, both with brilliant walks, heather clad tors, ponies, rugged terrain and quaint villages. Within six miles there are local family run shops and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen. Shops 21/2 miles and pub 1½ miles.In a glorious setting in the Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and between Honiton and Chard, lie The Barns around a cobbled yard. Both detached holiday barn conversions are decorated and furnished to a good standard and have their own gardens and fabulous views across the countryside. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s Grade II listed, medieval farmhouse, they are in an excellent location from which to explore numerous National Trust houses, great walks and the cathedral city of Exeter. Also within easy driving distance is the famous World Heritage Coast, as well as the seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Beer, Branscombe and Exmouth. Situated between both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, both with brilliant walks, heather clad tors, ponies, rugged terrain and quaint villages. Within six miles there are local family run shops and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen. Shops 2½ miles and pub 1½ miles.

Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Large beamed kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with 5ft sleigh bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Stereo/CD
  • NB: Pond in garden

  • Electricity, full oil underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Electricity blankets
  • Cot
  • Travel cot
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Large, lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • 8 acres of fields
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Small stream in grounds

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Customer's choice
    Customer's choice
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed Cottage
    Christmas Themed Cottage
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • No Pets Allowed
    No Pets Allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    18/03/2017
    Confirmed guest, 12/03/2017
    Really great location and fantastic cottage that won't disappoint !


  • 10

    28/02/2017
    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2017
    A beautifully converted barn with amazing views in a tranquil location. The hosts were very pleasent and I would strongly recommend staying here. The only thing that could have improved our stay would have been wifi as the phone signal is pretty bad and this made planning our days a from the comfort of the cottage a little difficult. That being said the digital detox was very refreshing ;)


  • 8

    11/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2016
    Stayed at The Shippon between moving house. Ideal cottage for one or two people in fantastic quiet location. Light beige carpets could be a problem as you have to walk over a patch of grass between the drive and the house, luckily I had my slippers with me! The alarm went off for 30 minutes at 2.30 AM causing a lack of sleep one night and annoyingly, I could not contact the owners in the adjacent house by either their land line or mobile phone. Luckily it then stopped. I have marked down on cleanliness as no offer was made to change or provide either the towels or sheets after the end of week one. on the whole, I would return and recommend. Paul S


  • 9

    25/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 21/10/2016
    Beautiful, spacious cottage in a very, very quiet location. Very restful.


  • 10

    08/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2016
    Literally like being in heaven. Second time back and we love it so much that we are planning on moving to this beautiful part of England! Jane is lovely, helpful and friendly. The cottage is in a location that literally takes your breath away. Yes there is a bit of an 'interesting' lane to get to it but there is another route and it is the countryside after all!! The reward is the view from the bedroom and when sitting outside. Honestly, we've been to many holiday cottages and this beats it in every single category. Pure bliss!


  • 10

    02/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2016
    The cottage was clean and had everything we needed for our stay . The views were lovely and the location was quiet and peaceful.


  • 9

    06/09/2016
    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2016
    After reading a negative review about the property we were concerned but our fears soon vanished. The cottage was in a beautiful, relaxing setting and was light and airy yet warm and comfortable, clean and well equipped. The only negative was the 2 mile single track leading to the property - my worst nightmare! A stress to be endured and dreaded twice a day! As this was not mentioned in the write up on the website it was an unwelcomed surprise and is the only reason we would not consider returning to The Shippon.


  • 10

    06/08/2016
    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2016
    Perfect accommodation in a beautiful setting. Yes it is remote but it is so typical of rural Devon. We loved its spaciousness, the quiet and the very thoughtful range of equipment etc. We loved it and thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful stay. Some of the walks and paths in the area are very overgrown but then it was midsummer - and anyway, that is not the fault of the accommodation!! Full marks all round!


  • 3

    29/07/2016
    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2016
    We have stayed at The Shippon twice before in 2012 & 2010 (which is why we were so disappointed) Unfortunately since then the accommodation has deteriorated - I don't think it's been updated since 2010 the bedding was old and tatty - towels threadbare - cleanliness not what is expected only been cleaned where you can see (which is not acceptable) The track down to the farm has always been narrow and bumpy - but this year unacceptably so - overgrown - hedge rubbing against car either side and the pot holes (worse than potholes) were of concern to the underside of our car - not the relaxing break we were expecting - also woken at 4.20am by alarm going off every 20 minutes until approx 10.00am - they did apologise but it didn't help - I had to buy a pillow.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; The Blackdown Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the network of small lanes are part of the landscape. It is the county council which is responsible for the maintenance of lanes and the hedgerows, however the grasses and wild flowers that sometimes overhang the lanes, particularly after rain are soft are part of the natural beauty of the area and are unlikely to damage vehicles. The incident with the alarm was extremely unfortunate. The system which had only recently been serviced developed an electrical fault. However we were unable to turn it off as is normal and had to wait until the engineer disabled the system. We have now been given a means of doing it ourselves in the unlikely event that that the system should ever breakdown again. We did offer the guests our profuse apologies. The anti slip bathmat had been rolled up by a previous guest with a tear which we failed to spot, but was immediately replaced. We are very sorry that they were disappointed. We take cleanliness and standards very seriously and our many guests before and since have told us how much they appreciated the cottage.

  • 9

    29/07/2016
    Confirmed guest, 13/06/2016
    A lovely place to stay in beautiful surroundings. The only drawback was distance from amenities such as pubs and places to eat. However we would go back agains


  • 9

    22/05/2016
    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2016
    very nice place. clean and comfortable. all necessary amenities. would stay again


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