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A large comfortable house with hot tubs and great rural views; a real rustic gem

Bedrooms 10
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Ashprington, Nr. Totnes, South Devon - Peaceful rural location, great walks right from your door, hot tub, tennis court, woodburner

This house is ideally designed for large groups of family and friends with ample accommodation, wonderful communal spaces, lovely views and two fabulous cedar hot tubs.

You will be able to enjoy lovely meals either inside around the huge kitchen table or outside on the large terraced area in front of the property where you can relax on sun loungers and have a BBQ whilst enjoying the beautiful views of the river valley. After a busy day relaxing why not try out the lovely hot tubs, perfect on a starry night - and a fantastic experience whatever the weather!

The comfortable sitting room has 7 sofas, a sky package that includes sports and films and a large wood burner. Plus there is a large games room so that even when the sun isn't shining you will have plenty to do in this lovely house.

The Shippon is conveniently located within walking distance of the vibrant town of Totnes with its bustling high street and great markets. And just a short stroll in the other direction along the River Dart will bring you to the acclaimed Sharpham vineyard, where you can sample some lovely English wines and cheeses or choose from a fabulous menu in the al fresco cafe.

More Details

Jo Cooke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Jo Cooke

My name is Jo and my parents have lived in this area for over 40 years, first farming and making cheese then in 1990 converting - what used to be their milking parlour for their herd of beautiful Jersey cows, into this fabulous 10 bedroom house which has been popular with guests ever since. I now endeavour to create a happy, easy-going atmosphere and try to make your holiday special.

Jo Cooke purchased this house in 1965

Why Jo Cooke chose Totnes

This property is always clean with lots of space for a big group to either be together or retreat into their own space (with all bedrooms having their own bathrooms). The wow factor is simple; when you drive down the drive the valley opens up into some of the loveliest river valley views Devon has to offer. This is a very peaceful spot, there is no traffic noise, no pylons and just the sounds of the countryside that welcome you when you arrive and continue for the duration of your stay. A great, affordable place to get away from it all. The bedrooms are bright and comfortable and all bathrooms are simple and clean.

What makes this house unique

People keep coming back because of the views, the facilities, the indoor and outdoor space, the fact its so close to the lovely town of Totnes yet in a unique peaceful valley. Plus it has modern, clean and comfortable accommodation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A fabulous place to bring our families together, accommodation is perfect, lots of space for the children and adults, beautiful, quiet surroundings, lots of things to do, we'll be back!

The Jackson, 2012
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Totnes in Ashprington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Dogs are permitted (maximum of 2) but you will be charged £40 per dog per stay payable to the owner on arrival.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. 8 bathrooms are ensuite. Then there are two bedrooms that have private bathrooms just opposite or along the corridor. All bathrooms have showers, there is one wet room and six bedrooms with baths.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot , this is twin room that converts to a Kingsize
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , This is a twin room
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed , This is a twin room
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Double Bed , This is a double room with room for a cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 adults or 19 including children (10 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 double bedrooms, all ensuite. 1 double bedroom with a single bed, with bathroom immediately opposite. 3 twin bedrooms, all with their own bathroom. (1 twin bedroom can be converted to a superking should this suit your group better) ensuite. 2 single bedrooms, both ensuite. One has the option of having a pull out mattress made up but this is only really suitable for children.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: A large flat grass area in the field in front of the property with wonderful views, two beautiful wooden hot tubs, a hard tennis court for your exclusive use, a children's play area including a 10ft TP trampoline, swings and a slide. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier and iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included, towels can be provided at extra cost of £3 per person/set. Guests will be asked to bring their own beach towels for use outside around the hot tubs. Other: Games room including table tennis table, pool table and TV


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A large comfortable house with hot tubs and great rural views; a real rustic gem
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great place for family - especially when the sun shines!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent venue, lots to do. Quiet location and beautiful views.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Property was well presented in a stunning location with unforgettable views across the fields to the river Dart, the property was well equipped with 2 Hot Tubs that were in use every day from 6.30am 'till dusk, trampoline, swings, swimming pool, tennis court as well as all the indoor games such as Pool and Table Tennis, apart from that there were walks around into Ashprington and Totnes or wherever you wanted to go.

The accommodation was well planned out and suited our family of six couples including grandparents and plus nine grandchildren, with two newly born!

There were adequate cooking facilities and utensils, with a double oven and two grilles and a lounge that was hardly used as there was so much else to see and do in the surrounding area including our favourite places, Dartmouth and Dartmoor.

All in all a most popular choice for every one of our family, an unforgettable holiday...we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Durant Arms
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Durant Arms
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Walking, cycling (located 5 minutes cycle from the national cycle network route), painting, yoga


30 minutes drive to nearest beach Blackpool sands, Dartmouth


Nearest train station is Totnes


Totnes, 3 miles

Further Details:

Supermarket delivery available


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40
Damage Deposit £600

Booking Notes:
Deposit required at time of booking, balance required 6 weeks before your booking commences.
Please note that ELECTRICITY IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE PRICE. We can provide a very accurate estimate of electricity costs for your stay based on previous years. Please also note that the hot tubs are electric (costing approximately £5 per day to run) and you have the choice to either have one or two running during your stay, or none!

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.