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Coastal Farm Holiday Cottages Between Dartmouth And Salcombe, South Devon - The Shippon

Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Nov-2016
Lovely 4 Star cottages in a tranquil valley less than a mile from the beach, SW Coastpath, beachside pub and seafood cafe.

Beeson Farm is a non working farm, less than a mile from the beach in the idyllic south Devon countryside. We are surrounded by stunning coastal scenery, perfect for days on the beach, walking, crabbing, rockpooling, swimming, surfing and kayaking. The countryside around is dissected by beautiful estuaries, rivers, lakes and nature reserves. The South Hams has many picturesque villages and interesting historic towns such as Salcombe and Dartmouth to explore. There are N.T. properties nearby, including the home of Agatha Christie. Day trips will take you further afield to attractions such as The Eden Project and National Marine Aquarium. The wild splendour of Dartmoor is within a 40 minute drive. All cottages are centrally heated and well equipped. For families we have highchairs, travel cots, changing mat, toys and books. We offer a choice of dog welcome (in The Dairy, Shippon and Bull House) or pet and feather free (in The Linhay and Trap House) cottages. The Dairy and Linhay offer disabled access. Some cottages have log burners, four poster beds and private fenced gardens. We have an indoor games room, under 10's play area in the cider orchard, fenced wildlife ponds (with supervised pond dipping in the school holidays). Children are welcome to help feed the chickens and collect eggs. 2 person off season discounts and short breaks are available. Homemade cider from our orchard is available from the farmhouse, and guests are welcome to help with apple pressing in the Autumn. Beeson Farm has 5 cottages in total (sleeping up to 22), and is ideal for a family holiday, romantic retreat or as a base for exploring the glorious South Hams.

Details for holiday cottage The Shippon, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Formerly used as a cattle barn, the Shippon is a lovely light and airy cottage with loads of character. Downstairs comprises, comfortable lounge and kitchen/dining areas. Upstairs are 2 ensuite bedrooms - Double with kingsize fourposter and ensuite shower room, twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Patio with picnic bench and chairs . One dog welcome. (Two dogs welcome if only occupied by a couple ) No smoking.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We believe we have managed to do what many people dream of doing - our own escape to the country! We escaped from the rat race of crowded suburbia, having fallen in love with Beeson Farm, an historic, disused and derelict Devon farm nestling in a wonderfully tranquil valley less than a mile from a wonderful, unspoilt beach. We are a family run business and are delighted to offer you beautifully restored cottages which have retained their character whilst providing every comfort. We have achieved AA 4 stars rating and recommendations from the Guardian, Express and Woman magazine. Our environmental efforts have resulted in being awarded a Gold Green Tourism Award.

We offer a range of quality accommodation which is child friendly, dog welcome or pet & feather free and wheelchair accessible. We look forward to welcoming you to our corner of Devon.

We can now also offer you our beautiful, fully equipped, architect designed villa in Kastellos near Rethymnon, Crete. It is most wonderfully and privately located with stunning views of the Aegean Sea and White Mountains, has 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge, entrance vestibule and a large swimming pool with roman steps. There is a very attractive pool area with BBQ and pool house which contains a kitchenette and shower room so you don't need to go into the villa when you are settled next to the pool. The villa is surrounded by extensive grounds containing trees, shrubs and pretty flower beds.

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4 Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Beeson Farm with our four year old daughter and 17 month old son. The cottage was perfect for our needs with an ensuite bathroom for the twin room. The courtyard area outside our cottage became a safe playground for our children and the other children staying in the other cottages. The play area was great to burn off some energy before bedtime or play first thing in the morning. The owners were very welcoming and knowledgeable and make lovely cider! The farm is located as a good base for exploring nearby beaches and places of interest too. We hope to book another trip if we can face the dreaded M5 again!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased that you had a lovely holiday and that the cottage had everything you needed for your children. We hope to welcome you back to Beeson Farm again soon.
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5

Beautiful, idyllic cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the Bull House. My two young children loved the play area and fed the chickens and Guinea pigs every day! The owners Veronica and Robin are so friendly and happy to help. We have had two holidays at the Bull House and will be back for our third holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to have welcomed you back to Beeson Farm again and delighted that your family had such a lovely stay- thank you for spoiling our chickens and guinea pigs!! We look forward to welcoming you back again next year!
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4

Lovely farm cottage and area

  • 4 of 5

Clean and well appointed. Welcoming helpful hosts. Beautiful area - excellent local farm shop. Have no hesitation in returning and recommending to anyone else.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

I am an honest man so I'll say it the way it is but I have a small worry that if these glorious cottages receive all the accolades they deserve, they might become so popular that there'll be no vacancies the next time that i want to visit!

I am fairly familiar with the West Country but not this little corner of it tucked away to the West of Exeter; I have never visited anywhere closer than Tavistock and Burgh Island so when a late opportunity arose for me to accompany a couple of dear friends on a break to Beeson Farm Cottages, I jumped at the opportunity - what a good decision!

The first challenge is to find the entrance to the car park - do not be misled by the narrow entry between two buildings with a low concrete post blocking the way - but once located, one immediately gets the impression of well ordered peace and quiet. Veronica and Robin, who have spent the last seventeen years tastefully restoring and modifying the various farm buildings, will probably soon find new arrivals and give them a warm and friendly welcome plus an introduction to the facilities; which, I have to say are impressively comprehensive and comfortable.

Previous on-line research will give the visitor an accurate idea of what to expect and I'd be surprised if anyone would find the facilities lacking in any way - it's that comprehensive, to the point that once unpacked, it isn't long before it starts feeling like home! There is plenty to occupy the children and many country and coastal walks to enjoy, lunches in lovely little village hostelries and more excellent restaurants than you can shake a mackerel at. Add to this river trips, steam train rides, near empty beaches, stunning views, interesting historic towns to explore, et al and you'll soon be surprised to find that it's nearly time to go home. We were lucky enough to be able to add a few days to our planned stay - it was that good, in fact probably one of the best holidays of its type for very many years. As the Big Man said - "I'll be back!"

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a pleasure to know you had such a fantastic holiday in the Shippon cottage. We really look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Veronica & Robin
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Location

The Start Bay Inn
Torcross
Dart Steam Railway & River Boat Co
Blackpool Sands
The Art Cafe
Stokeley Farm Shop
The Cricket Inn
Paper Bird Island
Gara Rock
Dart Rock Climbing Centre
Quayside Leisure Centre
Pennywell Farm Centre
Paignton Zoo
Rockfish
Britannia @ The Beach
National Marine Aquarium
Kings Cinema
The Riverford Field Kitchen
The South Devon Chilli Farm
Millbrook Inn
Dartmouth Castle
Salcombe
Mill Bay
Discovery Surf School
National Trust - Greenway
Overbeck's
Start Point Lighthouse
The Crabshell Inn
Winking Prawn
Tradesmans Arms
Church House Inn
Bantham Beach
Kingsbridge
Totnes
Dartmouth
Cookworthy Museum
Monty Halls Great Escapes
Tower Inn
Slapton sands
Venus Cafe
Aune Valley Meat Ltd
Thurlestone Golf Club
Kingsbridge Estuary Stand Up Paddle
Woodlands Family Theme Park
Slapton Ley
bumble
Dartmoor Zoological Park
Splashdown Waterpark Quaywest

From the Owner

Beeson Farm is in an idyllic, peaceful, sheltered South Devon valley. Less than a mile from Beesands beach (with great pub and seafood cafe) we are an ideal base for those wishing to explore the SW coastpath, with its lovely beaches and coves. The local beaches are perfect for swimming, surfing, kayaking and fishing, or for quiet picnics. Although we are in a quiet village- all you can hear are the birds and the occasional tractor, we are not remote - the villages of Stokenham and Chillington with village shops, farm shop, great pubs, bus service and the A379 Dartmouth to Plymouth road is less than 2 miles away. The interesting historic towns of Kingsbridge (7 miles) and Dartmouth (8 miles) offer banks, supermarkets and lots of independent and boutique shops. Many wonderful NT houses and gardens are nearby including Greenway (Agatha Christie's house & garden on the banks of the river Dart). Dartmoor is within easy reach for day trips. We hope to welcome you to our delightful corner of Devon.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Beesands at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Dartmouth Golf & Country Club at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Totnes at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M5 at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Beesands at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Beesands at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Local sandy beaches ideal for small children are Great Mattiscombe Sands, Lannacombe, Rickham, Mill Bay and Sunny Cove. All are a short drive away.

Local pebbly beaches include Beesands ( 15 minutes walk ), Hallsands, Slapton Sands and Blackpool Sands. Further afield are Bantham and Bigbury beaches and Burgh Island - 30 to 45 minutes by car.

Ideal surfing beaches are Lannacombe, Bigbury and Bantham.

Tide timetables are provided. Beaches with lots of amenities include Blackpool Sands and Bigbury.

Travel:

Mainline stations at Totnes 35 minutes and Plymouth one hours drive. Airport at Exeter 70 minutes drive. We are situated 2 kms from the bus route which runs between Dartmouth and Plymouth. A car is recommended but there are many possibilities for car free days out.

Distances:

Beesands, a quiet fishing village with pub, fresh fish shop/café and coast path is 1 km away. Stokenham and Chillington villages are approximately 2 km distance and offer pubs/restaurants, and farm shop. The picturesque towns of Dartmouth 12 km, Kingsbridge 11 km, Salcombe 19 km, and Totnes 25 km all have a fantastic selection of small traditional independent shops and have very distinctive characters. The historic port of Plymouth with its famous Barbican, Hoe and harbour is an hours drive.

Further Details:

Supermarkets and banks are in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. Plymouth and Exeter offer a huge range of shops. See "The Area" on our website for a more detailed description of our local and wider area e.g. large selection of NT houses and gardens, steam railways, boat trips, boat hire, National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth, Paignton Zoo, Woodlands Adventure Park, Pennywell Farm etc.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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28 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£93
Fri,Sat,Sun
£395
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
 
new year
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£639
for 3 nights
From
£213
 
 
2017/1
6 Jan 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£129
for 3 nights
From
£73
Fri,Sat,Sun
£300
 
 
2017/2
3 Feb 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£93
Fri,Sat,Sun
£350
 
 
2017/3
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£93
Fri,Sat,Sun
£400
 
 
2017/4
17 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£129
for 3 nights
From
£93
Fri,Sat,Sun
£300
 
 
2017/5
3 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£129
for 3 nights
From
£77
Fri,Sat,Sun
£300
 
 
2017/6
24 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£163
for 3 nights
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£380
 
 
2017/7
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£268
for 3 nights
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£625
 
 
2017/8
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
2017/9
21 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
2017/10
5 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£199
for 3 nights
From
£117
Fri,Sat,Sun
£465
 
 
2017/11
19 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£515
for 7 nights
£515
 
 
2017/12
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£745
for 7 nights
£745
 
 
2017/13
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£223
for 3 nights
From
£142
Fri,Sat,Sun
£520
 
 
2017/14
16 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
2017/15
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£298
for 3 nights
From
£173
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
2017/16
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
2017/17
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£266
for 3 nights
From
£143
Fri,Sat,Sun
£620
 
 
2017/18
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£236
for 3 nights
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
2017/19
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£154
for 3 nights
From
£98
Fri,Sat,Sun
£360
 
 
2017/20
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£236
for 3 nights
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£86
for 3 nights
£200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please check the Owners Direct online calendar and our own website (www.beesonhols.co.uk) as we also have another cottage (Bull House which sleeps 4 and is dog welcome which is not on Owners Direct), ring or email to check availability. We will then reserve your chosen cottage for you for a few days to allow you to send the booking form and deposit to us. Alternatively see our website for full booking information and online booking if preferred using cheque,BACS or Pay Pal.

Changeover Day:
All cottages changeover on Fridays. Arrival is not before 3pm ( 15.00 hrs ) and Departure is no later than 10 am ( 10.00 hrs)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Being less than a mile from the beach at Beesands we are ideally situated for walking, spending quality family time on the beach, rockpooling, crabbing and of course swimming in the sea! Children (and adults too!) can play in our play area in the orchard and play table tennis in our games room. We have a badminton net on the lawn in the summer and offer supervised pond dipping in our fenced wildlife pond in the school holidays. There are lovely local green lane and coast path walks, bird spotting, diving, surfing, kayaking, sailing and of course, swimming. Popular days out include steam railways, boat trips, Paignton Zoo, Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium, Dartmoor and visitor attractions like Woodlands Adventure Park and Pennywell Farm. At night you can enjoy a superb meal of locally sourced food at one of our local pubs or enjoy a BBQ and star gaze from your patio.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure, master bedroom ensuite with shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Twin bedroom ensuite, with bath and shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, King size four poster bed, travel cot available
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • A master bedroom, with four poster bed and ensuite. There is also a twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Travel cots are available.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All our cottages are child and baby friendly and are suitable for preschool and school age children, as they have stair gates at both the top and bottom of the stairs, free travel cots and high chairs, baths with bath mats, children's books games and DVD's. This is complimented by other outdoor and indoor play facilities. Dogs are welcome in the Shippon, Dairy and Bull House at an extra charge of £25 per dog pw. All cottages have central heating and either electric (coin operated) or conventional log burners, TV's, DVD players, radios, fridge/ freezers, microwaves, dishwashers, washing machines and full size cookers. There is free WiFi in all cottages. Bedlinen is provided within the price but not towels unless travelling from overseas. Towels can be hired ( POA ) There is a coin operated tumble drier available outside. The courtyard is a haven for swallows in the Summer. Outside: Two cottages (Trap House and Linhay) have private fenced gardens with patios, picnic benches, parasols and BBQ's. The Linhay also has a secluded balustraded sun deck with table, chairs and parasol overlooking the fenced wildlife pond covered with colourful water lilies. Three cottages (Dairy, Shippon and Bull House) have patios with picnic benches and chairs and face onto the characterful courtyard with ancient granite apple mill as a central feature. A real suntrap. There is a one acre cider apple orchard with free range chickens and an under ten's play area with swings, slide, wendy house, sandpit, goalposts etc. and picnic benches. A large lawned area is available for badminton in the Summer. Indoor games room with table tennis. A small separate dog exercise area with dog bin is available. Wonderful countryside views and nearby local footpaths to the coast and surrounding hills. Plenty of off lane parking for cars, boat trailers etc. Cycle storage barn.

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