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The Old Shippen

Dartmoor National Park, Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Shop nearby
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful converted barn boasting a unique upside down layout and light and spacious accommodation
  • Fabulous rural location on the edge of Dartmoor National Park presented in a contemporary country style
  • Ideally situated for touring with the A30 a short drive away and within easy reach of the North and South coasts
Property code: 78780

The property is one of two, attached, pretty cottages, perfectly situated in a delightful countryside setting on the edge of Dartmoor National Park which is famed for its spectacular walks and scenery. With great transport links nearby you will also be less than half an hour away from the cathedral city of Exeter with a wide range of amenities, including restaurants, shops and bars, and also within easy drive of popular tourist destinations of the south coast and the unspoilt villages along the northern coastline. Other attractions within easy reach include Okehampton Castle, the Miniature Pony Centre, South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the historic naval city of Plymouth, numerous National Trust properties including nearby Castle Drogo.

After travelling along pretty Devon country lanes you will arrive at the cottage and immediately step into a spacious entrance hall with lots of storage for coats and walking boots as well as a microwave. From here ascend the stairs onto the first floor and due to the upside-down arrangement you will discover the beautifully light and spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Here two comfortable sofas (one being a double sofa bed that can be used to accommodate two additional guests) sit in front of a TV/DVD and provides a lovely place to relax after a day exploring the moor, and the intimate dining area is the perfect venue for a laid back evening meal. The kitchen area is also perfectly appointed with a great selection of appliances and boasts an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and also a washing machine; and alongside this you will find the first of the two shower rooms, brilliantly spacious and including a shower and WC.

Heading back down the stairs and onto the ground floor you will then discover the cosy yet generously proportioned double bedroom boasting further sofa seating and a TV. A further contemporary shower room with a large walk-in shower and WC completes the offering inside the property. Heading outside and located to the front of the property guests benefit from access to a gravelled patio area with designated garden furniture and seating, and here is the perfect place to dine alfresco during warm weather. Ample private off-road parking is available directly outside the property.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 2 shower rooms with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • TV/DVD in the lounge area and TV in the bedroom
  • Patio area with garden furniture
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • One of two holiday cottages
  • Shop approximately 1 mile & Pub 3.5 miles
  • Sleeps 2+2 utilising the double sofa bed in the lounge area (chargeable at £10 per night as required)
  • Regret no electric vehicle charging facilities at this property
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Nancy Hayes

This property is personally managed by Nancy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kirsten 14th October 2023

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A warm comfortable retreat. Loved the open plan upstairs and the big hallway downstairs with a Victoria sponge waiting for us on the side. This is the second time weve stayed here. Ideally placed for where we spend most of our time on Dartmoor.

Reviewed by chris 23rd September 2023

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Very helpful and friendly owners. Thanks and we'll see you again.

Reviewed by Pamela 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Reginald 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Philip 24th June 2023

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Very pleased with our stay. Every thing we needed and a good gateway to Dartmoor. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Ian 17th June 2023

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Reviewed by Charlotte 7th June 2023

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Fantastic on all aspects, dont want to say too much because then other people will book it and I might not get back.. it is perfect, relaxing and was my sanctuary during a stressful family visit

Reviewed by Steve 20th May 2023

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Super property very clean and spacious and well equipped with everything you'd probably need. Ideally situated to explore Devonshire and the surrounding area. The owner Jackie was lovely and welcoming and the cake and biscuits was very thoughtful and extremely tasty. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Katie 30th January 2023

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Had the most amazing stay. We loved every minute of our 3 weeks. It really was a home from home. We will definitely be returning and recommending to family and friends. Thank you Jackie for your hospitality x

Reviewed by Ian 10th September 2022

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Pleasant and comfortable accommodation in a location which makes a wide area of Devon easily accessible by car. Dartmoor is wonderful.

Reviewed by Harry 16th August 2022

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The Old Shippen was just what we hoped for. Jackie was charming and very welcoming. No adverse comments what so ever.

Reviewed by Sue 30th July 2022

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Fantastic cottage and exceptionally clean and comfortable. Lovely friendly hosts and a warm welcome on arrival. Couldn't want for anything more and an ideal location for me to explore the whole of Devon, property hunting.

Reviewed by John 25th June 2022

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Lovely cottage,no complaints at all.would definiteley return.

Reviewed by Jackie 11th June 2022

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This was by far one of the best places we have stayed. It was very clean and comfortable. The owner Jackie was lovely. The welcoming cake and biscuits was very thoughtful and extremely tasty. Would highly recommend.

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