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Small, Select Development Of Holiday Cottages - Shipload Cottage (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Shipload Cottage (2 Bedrooms)

Split-level detached light and airy cottage with exposed beams and balustrade overlooking the kitchen. No distance from the parking area.

Lounge, double bedroom on ground floor, bathroom with bath and shower attachment.

Five small steps down to second bedroom with two single beds and shower en-suite with door onto the sun terrace.

Imagine having your breakfast on the terrace and just listening to the birds and admiring the wonderful views!

Beautiful fully fitted kitchen, cooker, fridge and microwave, with french doors onto a sun terrace and garden. Lovely views across the valley.

Shipload Cottage is dog friendly.

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About the property


Three beautifully converted stone built barns situated on the slopes of an ancient wooded valley within seven acres of well tended grounds. Luxury accommodation at affordable prices. Each cottage is given a great deal of care and attention to ensure our guests enjoy their holiday with us. Be welcomed with a Devon Cream tea of freshly made scones, local jams and clotted cream. Walk the short distance to Brownsham and pick up the South West Coast Path, a renowned coastal footpath. Wonderful selection of beaches in the area with secluded coves and spectacular waterfalls. Visit nearby world famous Clovelly with its cobbled streets and donkeys, or the many and varied tropical gardens of Cornwall closeby. No noise or light pollution, a hidden treasure for you to enjoy! All of our cottages are dog friendly.

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Martin

I came to Yapham Cottages in June 2011. It is so peaceful and relaxing. It is just like being on a permanent holiday!

I take great pleasure in welcoming our guests to Yapham Cottages. It is great chatting with the guests, and I really enjoy listening about the places they have visited whilst staying here. I can then share the "little gems" they have discovered with new guests.

I am delighted to say that many of my guests often become good friends, and keep coming back to visit us. Two couples have already been back twice since I took over, and they have already booked two more visits in 2012! I am also developing social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Guests enjoy keeping in touch with what is happening here at Yapham Cottages this way.

Martin purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Martin chose Torridge

What a difference moving to Yapham has made to my life! After the hectic bustle of life living near London, Devon is completely different. Life is much more sedate. No more traffic jams, pollution, or people rushing back and forth. Everything is so much more relaxed. It is just like being on a permanent holiday!

The people in Hartland are very welcoming, nothing is any trouble. They go out of their way to help.

It really is a great location. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity, this is it. The only other visible neighbour, is the farm on the opposite side of the lovely valley.

And yet the A39 is only a short drive away, giving easy access to Bude, Bideford, and Barnstaple. The Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are within easy driving distance.

What makes this cottage unique

There are two fantastic reasons to stay with us at Yapham Cottages.

The first one is that it is a great place to come and chill out. You can leave work behind and just relax in your cottage. The cottages are in a quiet and secluded location. There is no traffic noise here. At night you can almost touch the stars up in the sky. You can take a walk through the orchard, stroll through our ancient woodland, or picnic in our paddock.

The Hartland Peninsula is a walker's paradise, with the South West Coast Path right on our doorstep. There is a never ending list of places to visit. Hartland Abbey and Docton Mill are both nearby. Each cottage contains guides for the local area, and further beyond in Devon and Cornwall.

You will never be left wondering, "What can we do today?"

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely welcome. Extremely helpful host. Fantastic cottage and splendid area to visit.

I adored the little touches. So welcoming. Tranquil cottage away from phones and emails. We both have demanding jobs and the peacefulness was what we both needed. We think this break was life changing for us.

A beautifully relaxing holiday in lovely surroundings. Thank you for your warm hospitality and for the little touches that made our stay even more special. Excellent choice for a family holiday. Our ten month old daughter loved exploring the countryside, the safe gardens Perfect break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We will be back.

Lovely cottage for our first holiday with our new baby, very relaxing. Had a great time.

A lovely relaxing few days. Thank you for the little extras which were a lovely surprise. A wonderful venue, spectacular cliff scenery, wish we were here longer!

A wonderful relaxing weekend. We feel revitalised! We have been spoilt.
Oct 2008
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Booking Notes:
We do hope that you will be tempted to stay in this very beautiful area of Devon. Please email me with confirmation of your dates. I have an availability calendar on my website (see below). I take a 20% deposit payable as a cheque and the balance is paid 6 weeks before your holiday starts. Alternatively book on-line using Online Banking or Paypal. All details on my website.

Changeover Day:
Shipload cottage is available Saturday to Saturday, Windbury and Barley Cottage from Friday to Friday between April and October. However, out of season the changeover date can be more flexible.
Arrival time is from 4pm and departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please visit my website for late availability special offers.

Our cottages are dog friendly, although there are additional terms and conditions.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hartland in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: All cottages have central heating, TV/DVD and CD player. Free WiFi is available in all three cottages. I have included lots of personal touches. Luxury toiletries, boxed games, books, maps, and tide timetables. The cottages are located down our private half mile drive so are completely safe for children, plus we have a large paddock with a toy box. Guests are very welcome to walk around the seven acres which includes a two acre ancient woodland and orchard. We also keep a small stock of meals in the freezer plus small tubs of locally made luxury ice-cream. We have a return rate of over 65% and have won several awards for our cottages. We look forward to welcoming you to this stunning coastal area of North Devon in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Please do contact me if I can be of further help. There is a shared utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, and freezer. Outside: Yapham cottages are quite unique. We would challenge you to find a better location in the area, as the views across the valley and towards the sea are magnificent. The cottages are set in landscaped gardens within five acres of grounds. We have no near neighbours so it is very tranquil at all times, although we are only two miles from the bustling village of Hartland with its shops, schools and pubs. Each cottage has either its own garden or terrace with garden furniture and lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Guests are most welcome to stroll around our gardens, through our orchard and two-acre woodland and along our drive to look at all the wonderful views that surround us. We now have access to a farm trail which you can pick up from Yapham. This is a venture for the local farmer to give anyone the opportunity of walking through some glorious, unspoilt countryside.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage to stay in as it has everything you could want. The perfect place to see the wonderful North Devon coastline. If you like a peaceful and quiet holiday and beautiful scenery this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Simon, Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted that you found Shipload Cottage the ideal location for exploring North Devon. We certainly have a beautiful, peaceful spot! Kind regards, Martin.
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Great cottage, cosy, warm, comfortable and clean with beautiful views plus a cream tea on arrival

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay, the directions on arrival were easy, the cottage was well stocked and cosy, everything you could want for a New Years holiday in Devon. The owner had ensured we had food on arrival, coffee, tea, milk and sugar, plus a cream tea and a box of chocolates. Lots of great pubs near by plus some amazing cliff top walks. Couldn't have been happier would recommend to friends and family and certainly go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anonymous, Thank you for writing a review of your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you found the cottage cosy and well equipped. The cottage does make a great base for walking around Hartland, especially with the South West Coast Path nearby, and why not pop in and have a pub lunch whilst out walking! I hope that you will return again in the future. Kind regards, Martin.
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Fantastic week at Shipload Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Recently enjoyed a great week (6-13 Aug) in Shipload Cottage with my wife, 2 teenage kids and our one-year old Labrador. I can honestly say this was one of the best rental properties we have holidayed in. Met by Martin on arrival to show us where everything was. Extremely well equipped, wi-if that actually works (which like it or not is pretty much the number one requirement of the kids) and access to a shared utility area with a washing machine, tumble dryer and extra freezer space. We arrived to flowers in the kitchen, homemade scones (with homemade jam and clotted cream), a bottle of wine (we were even asked our preference for red or white before arrival), a box of chocolates and some basics to get us going (including milk, tea, coffee, washing-up liquid, etc.).

Cottage is located on a quiet and peaceful farm just outside the village of Hartland and is alongside two other rental cottages as well as the owner's house. Easy access to the Devon coastal path and some lesser known but really beautiful beaches (there is a picture of 9 beaches on the kitchen wall and we managed to get to 5 of them - need to go back at some point to do the other 4). Short drive to some of the more popular surfing beaches both in Devon and Cornwall. Lots of information in the cottage on where to eat, where to shop and places to visit (Nearby Clovelly is definitely to be recommended).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super cottage, super location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, excellent facilities in a very peaceful location. The cottage was very well equipped, comfortable, spotlessly clean with the added advantage of a second bathroom. Very useful when we needed to be out in a hurry as with our trip to Lundy! It was nice to sit out on the patio with the only noise the wildlife. We felt especially welcome when we discovered the flowers, wine, chocolates and homemade scones! These thoughtful touches really do make a difference. Although the weather was not at its best this didn't detract from a super holiday in a super cottage! Just wish we could have stayed longer! I can thoroughly recommend Shipload Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anonymous, Thank you for writing a review of your stay in Shipload Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and the little extras that we lay on for guests. It is lovely to be able to sit out on the patio now we have the lighter nights isn't it? I am certain that our cleaner will be pleased to hear that you found the cottage spotlessly clean. We do find that many couples book the two bedroom cottage, although they sometimes tell us that it is because their partner snores! I hope that we will see you again in the future. Kind regards, Martin.
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A very warm welcome, everything you would require to make your stay comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A great break away from it all

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank for writing a review of your stay in Barley Cottage. I am delighted that you found the cottage and setting to be a "great break away from it all". I hope that we will see you again in the future. Kind regards, Martin.
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Shipload Cottage , Yapham, Devon.

A beautiful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

I have travelled a lot and I can honestly say that Shipload Cottage was the nicest cottage that I have stayed in. Martin the manager does an amazing job looking after the cottages and making your stay very comfortable. Upon arrival it took my breath away, the scenery is beautiful with lots of wildlife and we were greeted with a bottle of wine, and scones. The cottage is very well equipped, clean, cosy and warm and there are many coastal walks on your doorstep.. Hartland has a couple of convenience shops and a couple pubs which is only a five minute drive away and there is also the lighthouse at Hartland Quay which is a stunning walk looking right out to the sea. If it is a quiet break you are looking for and you like amazing walks then this is definitely for you and thank you Martin for making our stay so special.


  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Em, Thank you very much for writing a review of your stay in Shipload Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed Christmas at Yapham. It is a great place for a get away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas, in a peaceful, relaxing cottage. I hope that you enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree. We left it up for the next guests! It would be fantastic if you could stay with us again in the future. Kind regards, Martin.
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