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Peaceful Cottage in Rural North Devon, near the Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Barn conversion on Hartland Peninsula - Peaceful Location Near The Sea, Surrounded by Country Side And Woodland

The Shippen is a cosy but very spacious detached barn conversion in a peaceful rural location near Hartland, North Devon within easy reach of Hartland Quay, and other local beaches.The cottage is down a private lane away from the main road, within the grounds of a smallholding. There are 2 spacious bedrooms, one on the ground floor and one upstairs. There is a fifth bed suitable for a child or teenager in the upstairs lobby. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. There is a large open plan living/dining room with a wood burner, and a conservatory which leads out on to the lawn and patio and has views over fields and through woodland. The wood burner and underfloor heating mean the accommodation is ideal for any time of year. Well behaved dogs are welcome. SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE ; DISCOUNT FOR TWO WEEK STAY (please enquire). If you would like to book we will send out a booking form for you to complete.

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish, Malay
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Penny

We are a family of 5, with a dog called Santi, living on a small holding with ducks, geese and chickens.

Penny purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Penny chose Torridge

We came to live in North Devon via Surrey and Malaysia. We love the peace and quiet of West Staddon, the proximity to an incredibly beautiful coastline, the sea views from our house and garden, and being part of Hartland's interesting and diverse community.

What makes this cottage unique

A peaceful getaway, down a private lane. The cottage is spacious and offers lots of different spaces to relax in whether the weather is warm or cold.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Just a brief note to say how much we enjoyed staying in your cottage last week. It was perfectly equipped for our needs and beautifully warm and cosy, just what we wanted in early February. Our two dogs also had a splendid time.

Many thanks for making us all feel so welcome." JW February 2015

"We really liked The Shippen and had a lovely time. We loved the books, the flower arrangements, the cake, the pictures and the meal! We saw a jay and a bullfinch in the garden and thought the flowers were so pretty. We'll come again" PM June 2013

"We are loving the cottage - it's so cosy and well equipped etc, really couldn't be happier! You have furnished the place beautifully and I love all the little touches; artwork, furniture, crockery etc." AH Nov 2013
Sep 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


Well equipped and located with peace and privacy

  • 5 of 5

Fine walks along the nearby beautiful coastline. We were blessed with winter sunshine on several days. Lovely to return home to the warm kitchen at dusk each day, prepare a drink and a meal and later settle down by the fire. We ate out just the once - at Scrummies in Bude which was excellent - it was the bakery right across the road in Bude who said their food was always freshly cooked. The almond cake we bought at the bakery and took home was tops as was Penny's lemon drizzle cake.

We hope to be back at The Shippen soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best cottage we have ever visited in 40 years

  • 5 of 5

The Shippen is cosy and homely, it was quite an effort to leave the house! Penny was welcoming and flexible, the setting is peaceful and very rural. We loved the range cooker, the selection of books were irresistible, the beds were extremely comfortable. The house feels very homely.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, much more spacious than we were expecting, lovely, warm, clean and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 3 night break in October, the weather was good to us and we managed a lot of walking. The Standen was a lovely home from home to return to at the end of our busy days. A very clean and well maintained property, all rooms were furnished and decorated to a high spec. We would definitely return if we were looking to visit this area of Devon again and would recommend to friends and family.

Penny made us very welcome and thank you for the delicious cake.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean the owners very helpful and friendly. The cottage wraps itself around you, the most comfortable place we have stayed. The underfloor heating kept it cosy and there were lots of books and games. The kitchen was well equipped and even dog towels were supplied. We did not feel over looked by the owners. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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The Shippen, a very comfortable and cosy house

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week holiday with beautiful dry weather.

We made beautiful walks along the coast.

The setting sun in Hartland Quay was a very special experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege to stay in this wonderful cottage for two weeks. It was perfect for our young family and the owners were very friendly and helpful during our stay. We have three children of 5 and under and the eldest two very much enjoyed the freedom to feed the owner's rabbits and chicks. Everything was just as described and the cottage was conspicuously clean and well maintained. Internally the cottage is finished to a high standard, with a nice balance of personality without being overpowering. The location of the property was good for us, in that it was quiet and rural whilst being within a reasonable distance to local beaches and places of interest. We would certainly recommend this cottage to a anyone seeking a relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings by phone, email or letter. 25% deposit at the time of booking and full payment 4 weeks before the start of the holiday. Payment in full if booking is made less than 4 weeks before the start of the holiday.
Discounts available for stays of more than 1 week.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Friday but during quieter times this can be negotiable. Short breaks can start on any day. Arrival after 4pm and departure by 11am.

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for stays of more than one week.
No charge for linen and towels. No extra charge for pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hartland in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Ground floor: bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and washing machine First floor: bathroom with bath and toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and has twin beds. Bedroom 2 is on the first floor with a double bed. There is a single bed on the first floor lobby suitable for a child/teenager, and a cot available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: A quiet, peaceful and warm place to visit at any time of the year. The layout of the cottage means it is cosy enough for 2 people, but spacious enough for 4 or 5. There are lots of books and DVDs in the cottage and comfortable places to sit and relax. There is easy access to the village, which has shops and pubs, and to beautiful beaches and coastal path walks. The cottage is ideal for children - they can play in the woodland garden, help to feed the chickens and ducks and feed the wild birds which come to the garden. Outside: A lovely private garden surrounded by banks full of flowers in spring and summer, looking out over a pretty woodland. A lawn, and patio with picnic bench. Access to the woodland, vegetable garden and orchard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided; changed weekly. Beach towels not provided. Property is cleaned prior to each letting. Other: Conservatory with views over garden, woodland and country side. Patio door leading into the garden. Spacious entrance hall with plenty of storage space.

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