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The Shippon


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Ashwater, near Holsworthy, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
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Head off on a romantic adventure with your loved one. Explore the beautiful Devon countryside during the day, and then snuggle in front of the wood burner on an evening.

A romantic retreat nestled amidst the glorious Devon countryside, with cycling and walking trails close by, yet just 15 miles from the breathtaking North Cornish coast. The Shippon is the perfect holiday choice to escape the hustle and bustle at any time of year. This detached holiday property sits peacefully in a secluded corner of the owner’s grounds, with its own private driveway. The large deck and pretty garden are ideal to enjoy an al-fresco supper and the cosy wood burner is perfect to curl up beside on a chilly evening.
Stunning ruby countryside surrounds The Shippon, with woodland and country walks from the door, it really is the perfect holiday choice for guests wanting to unwind. The wide golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay are just 15 miles, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks, along with shopping and leisure facilities, including 10 pin bowling, a wave pool, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Holsworthy, 6 miles away, has a good selection of local shops and supermarkets along with a leisure centre and weekly market. The market towns of Launceston and Okehampton are only a short drive away and there are several good local pubs and restaurants close by to have a break from the cooking.
Fishing, riding, watersports and golf are all on offer close by and Dartmoor National Park is a must for nature lovers. RHS Rosemoor is a haven for gardeners and golfers can enjoy three well-groomed courses. If you want to explore further afield, the pretty fishing villages of Port Isaac, Tintagel, Padstow and Clovelly are close by. Beach 15 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, single sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and French doors leading to courtyard.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Courtyard with decking, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole. There are 3 steps in the courtyard. No children under 16 years old, except babes in arms.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    Second visit to the shippon excellent as before, Allan and Kim excellent hosts ,thankyou for the cream tea Kim much appreciated. Cottage comfortable very clean and modern home from home hope to return again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    Superb cottage.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Lovely cottage in a quiet location, the roads to it are narrow and single lane but don’t let that put you off.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    The Shippon is a great property with very friendly and helpful owners. Everything in the cottage is to a very high standard. All on one level so no access problems. excellent kitchen/dining area and a large bedroom with a 5ft bed and a good sized ensuite. It is great for a get away with easy access to North Devon and Cornwall coasts. We stayed in the first week of August and the weather was not fantastic but still had a great time. The property is down a very quiet and narrow lane so very peaceful. The only reason we have not given this 10/10 is for the location (which we knew about by the way). If you wish to walk out of the front door to pubs shops and restaurants this is not for you, but if you like peace and quiet, lovely country location with an excellent property and friendly owners then this is the place to go.

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