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The Shippen

Bucks Cross, near Bideford, Devon
Newly Listed
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 2
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This cosy cottage is perfectly placed to enjoy the beautiful Devon countryside and stunning sandy beaches.

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player with bluetooth streaming.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Step to...
Bedroom 1: With double bed, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Step to...
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Use of owners’ washing machine. Small enclosed courtyard with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. ¼-acre dog exercise field (shared with owners). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (mixed livestock). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 2 years old. There is an unfenced stream in the grounds, 10 yards away.

Nestled within glorious north Devon countryside yet just 1 mile from the breathtaking coastal path and many stunning beaches, The Shippen is the perfect choice for a family seaside holiday or a relaxing escape at any time of year. Just a short drive from the secluded, dog friendly, sand and shingle beach in the tiny cliff top hamlet of Bucks Mills. Bucks Mills is one of the most beautiful villages in north Devon, a hidden gem, with pretty white washed cottages speckled along a wooded valley.
This lovely barn conversion within the owners’ grounds, is beautifully presented with a cosy wood burner, ideal to curl up in front of on a chilly evening, and the added luxury of underfloor heating throughout. The two bedrooms each have an en-suite and the spacious kitchen/dining area is the perfect place to enjoy a lazy breakfast whilst you plan your day.
There is something for everyone in this stunning location with birdwatching, fishing, horse riding, golf, surfing and sailing close by. The nearby coastal path leads you to the famous fishing village of Clovelly and the unspoilt beach at Peppercombe, or if you are feeling energetic you can walk all the way to Westward Ho!. A village store and post office is just ½ mile away for your daily essentials, and nearby Bideford has restaurants and town amenities along with boat trips to Lundy Island, or hire a bike and explore the Tarka Trail. RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Docton Mill and Hartland Quay are well worth a visit, along with many pretty fishing villages to explore, including nearby Instow and Appledore. For family fun the Big Sheep and Milky Way Adventure parks are a must. Beach 1½ miles. Shop ½ mile, pub 1½ miles, restaurant 2 miles.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Newly Listed Property
    Newly Listed Property
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/10/2018
    A very warm, cosy, clean, comfortable cottage with a well equipped kitchen in a beautiful, peaceful, quite isolated location. Not too far to travel for lovely walks, beaches, places to visit and amenities. Owners are very welcoming.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your lovely review, we agree it is very peaceful here, but not too far from any amenities.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    Quiet friendly and a lovely place to stay. Our grandson loved helping to feed the pigs.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you, we agree it is a quiet lovely place. Your grandson was delightful and has so much energy.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    A lovely compact cottage, in a quite area, perfectly suited our needs. Mum, son and grandson. Situated on a working farm. Immaculate and well laid out. The kitchen area was well equipped. Everything you needed to make a meal. Plenty of cupboard space for your groceries etc. Supermarkets nearby. Bags of ice were provided, which was a bonus meaning not having to buy it and end up melting before you got there. The phone signal was a bit hit and miss in the cottage, fine outside. No wifi. We were out most of the day so no issues. Several board games to play. Nearby attractions. The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly village. This is a private village. Fee payable to entry, but worth it. Bucks Mill with its beach, great for rock pooling. Dartington Glass further afield in Torrington. Many other places to see. We made the most of our 4 night stay. The owner is very pleasant, and made us a lovely fruit cake. I wish we could have stayed longer, but living in the North made it a long drive, so we broke the journey by staying in Bristol on the way there and back visiting family. Would love to go again. Highly recommended.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your kind words. I agree mobile phone signals are not very good in our part of North Devon, even though we apparently have a couple of new masts put up. We are trying to get Wi-fi into The Shippen for next year, but we’ve been told that it still may not be very good. Fingers crossed. Two of the very few disadvantages of living in the beautiful Bucks Cross.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    My husband & i loved staying at the (shippen). It was clean & comfortable. Owners were friendly. Could not want for anything. Will definately return in the near future.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your kind words. We’re very glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you both again.

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews collected by Reevoo
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