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Peaceful Cottage in Rural North Devon, near the Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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:
10 December, 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 Hartland

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hartland in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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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Peaceful Cottage in Rural North Devon, near the Ocean
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews

Warm and dog friendly

  • 4 of 5

Would like to award 5 stars but the deep muddy and water filled potholed access track prevents it. Definitely not a good first impression!

However access to the wood much appreciated by our dog and the cottage itself easy to live in, quiet and peaceful, very warm and welcoming after a day out.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Shippen was a lovely cottage, very cosy and well furnished.

  • 5 of 5

The Shippen is situated down a quite lane, but only 15 minutes to Hartland. We went with friends and our dog. It was plenty bigger enough for us all. Very well equipped kitchen and sunny conservatory, we spent a lot of time in there. Nice and cosy living room with log burner going. It was nice to have two bathrooms. Plenty of hot water and under floor heating which kept the place toasty. Woods on your doorstep, take your wellies as it can be muddy. Will look lovely in spring. Enjoyed watching the birds feeding from the kitchen window. The owners were very helpful, but kept away. But we knew they were close at hand should we need them. We had a lovely lemon cake provided on arrival, very nice. The kitchen came with all mod cons, including a range which is on all the time, so it keeps the kitchen warm.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place, really enjoyed our stay. Good sized cottage (was just two of us plus the dog but would be comfortable for four); and nicely located (only about 20 mins in the car to Sandymouth Beach, about the same to various supermarkets etc). Owners are lovely, on hand to answer any questions (they live in adjacent cottage), but equally happy to leave you to do your own thing. Penny was especially gracious when our unruly mutt invaded the main house and had off with their dog's dinner. Apologies once again to Santi.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings. Spacious,clean and comfy.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent rural retreat ideal to recharge yourself for the next challenge of modern life.

  • 5 of 5

We all needed a rest but enough nearby activities to keep a couple of dogs and a 3 year old grandson engaged. This cottage was ideally located to cater for all and feel suitably refreshed after our stay. The owner was very helpful and accommodating, one of the dogs was a young puppy. Highly recommended and we look forward to another stay at The Shippen

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal for exploring the north Devon coastline

  • 5 of 5

Holidayed in March and the cottage was warm and cosy with underfloor heating and a log burner. Everything we needed was there. Home from home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


10 minute drive to nearest beach at Hartland Quay with beautiful dramatic scenery. There are many other beaches in the vicinity, both small, quiet, rocky beaches around the Hartland peninsula and larger sandy beaches at Northam (20 minutes) and Bude (20 minutes). Surfing is very popular on many of the local beaches. The coastal path is easily accessible with well marked routes.


Exeter airport is approximately 1.5 hours drive away and Bristol Airport is 2 hours. There is a train station at Barnstaple with a bus service to Hartland Village. Buses run from the top of the lane to Bude several times a day.


1.5 miles to Hartland. Approximately 14 miles to Bideford, 10 miles to Kilkhampton and 14 miles to Bude. Exeter and Plymouth are both 1.5 hours drive away.

Further Details:

There are several pubs serving food within a short drive of the property - in Hartland village, at Hartland Quay and in Welcombe or further afield in Bideford or Bude. Hartland village has several shops which can supply newspapers and groceries. There is also a Post Office in Hartland with a cash machine.

There are beautiful gardens to visit at Docton Mill, Hartland Abey, Clovelly Court and Rosemoor.

There are surf schools in Bude which is a very popular surfing destination.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hartland, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer
25 May 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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