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The Old Shippon

Pancrasweek, near Holsworthy, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating


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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


This luxurious, spacious property is perfectly suited for a family holiday exploring Devon and all it has to offer.

Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with double shower cubicle, toilet and slate floor.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, heated towel rail and slate floor.
First Floor:
Open plan living space: With beams and oak floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, Blu-ray player with a selection of DVDs and iPod dock.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
Second Floor:
Snug: Galleried with a selection of books and games.

Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio and BBQ. 23 acres of natural grounds with woodland and sitting-out area (shared). Kennel available. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds, 200 yards away. This property has a security deposit of £150.

The Old Shippon is a beautifully restored, stone barn, set within a historic farm courtyard setting, with its own private entrance and garden. Renovated to a high standard, the cottage has been decorated in a contemporary style, yet still remaining its original charm, featuring beams and a solid oak staircase. This stunning property enjoys use of the owners 23 acres of woodland, adjoining the Dunsdon National Nature Reserve, and is also within easy reach of the north Cornwall coast.
On entering this luxurious property at first floor level, there is a large open plan living space to take advantage of the views, and is the perfect place to curl up beside the cosy wood burner to enjoy a good film or some family games. There is also a lovely galleried landing, perfect for escaping with a good book. For dog owners, a ’doggy pack’ is provided with essentials to make your stay in Devon with your four-legged friends more relaxing. With plenty of great walks nearby and 23 acres of the owner’s private, fenced woodland to explore, you can walk without disturbance, enjoying the many species of birds and butterflies you will encounter. Nature lovers will love the live webcam feed linked to the living room TV, where you can watch the nesting boxes on-site and hopefully see one of the resident barn owls. Take a walk along the Bude Canal or drive the short distance to the coast with an array of beautiful coastal path and beaches, or take a trip inland to the moors of Dartmoor, just 17 miles away, and Bodmin, 27 miles away. With all of this on the doorstep you and your dogs can enjoy a wonderful pet friendly holiday in Devon.
Only 1 mile from the Cornish border, The Old Shippon is the perfect choice to explore north Devon and the Cornish coasts. The property is just 7 miles from the golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks, along with an array of amenities and a great selection of bars and restaurants. Golf, horse riding, surfing, bowling, indoor ’splash’ pool and mountain boarding are all on offer nearby, and the internationally acclaimed annual Jazz Festival is not to be missed. Upper Lake, which spans over 82 acres, has a water sports centre with hire available during the summer for canoeing, sailing and wind surfing. Tea rooms, play facilities for children, lovely lakeside walks and coarse fishing are also available. The historic market town of Holsworthy is just 4½ miles away, and has a good selection of supermarkets, shops, pubs, restaurants and an indoor swimming pool and leisure centre. The pretty fishing villages of Port Isaac, Tintagel, Padstow and Clovelly are close by. For some family fun The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. So whether you are searching for an activity packed break or a leisurely weekend exploring the surrounding coast and countryside, The Old Shippon at Dunsdon Farm is the perfect choice. Beach 7 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 4½ miles.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/11/2018
    Absolutely great such lovely friendly people. Loved every moment.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/11/2018
    Absolutely great such lovely friendly people. Loved every moment.

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