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Towards the pretty barn conversion
Open-plan lounge/dining area
Bright and airy lounge area
Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner
Kitchen
King-size bedroom
Bathroom
An acre of ground to explore
The local residents!
A wonderful countryside retreat
1 / 10  Towards the pretty barn conversion
2 / 10  Open-plan lounge/dining area
3 / 10  Bright and airy lounge area
4 / 10  Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner
5 / 10  Kitchen
6 / 10  King-size bedroom
7 / 10  Bathroom
8 / 10  An acre of ground to explore
9 / 10  The local residents!
10 / 10  A wonderful countryside retreat

The Shippen Middle Langdon

Littleham, Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Quaint and romantic bolthole sleeping two
  • Situated in the rolling countryside and with the local residents including chickens, ducks and sheep
  • Light the wood burner on cooler evenings and enjoy the warmth
  • Within easy walking distance of the popular village pub
  • A plethora of great locations to explore
  • Just a 10 minute drive from the stunning North Devon coast and main villages and towns
Property code: SMIDD

This homely cottage is an ideal couple’s retreat situated in Devon’s rural countryside, just a few miles from the coast, with lots of clifftop walks, sandy beaches, and pretty fishing villages nearby

Nestled in the peaceful countryside within the owner’s grounds, this beautiful barn conversion is an ideal escape for those who want romantic and idyllic situated in the North Devon countryside.

Situated in the tranquil countryside within the owner’s grounds, this renovated barn conversion is full of character with its exposed beams and roaring woodburner. In the heart of North Devon’s finest countryside, the local residents include the owner’s cats, chickens and ducks along with an adjoining field with grazing sheep. The village of Littleham benefits from a village pub, which offers good home cooking and is within easy walking distance. The property is in a great location to explore some of North Devon’s greatest offerings with rugged coastline just being a 10 minute drive away. The historic port town of Bideford, offering shopping, pubs and restaurants, the fishing village of Appledore and the seaside town of Westward Ho! with its sandy beach, are all within a 10-15 minute drive. Visit the nearby famous fishing village of Clovelly or Bucks Mills with its pebble beach. There are lots of leisure activities to entertain all including golf, various water-sports including surfing and windsurfing, horse riding, walking and fishing. The Tarka Trail is within easy reach of the property, offering over 48km of car free paths for cyclists and walkers. For a great day out, the area offers RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Tapeley Park and Gardens, Dartington Crystal and is home to numerous National Trust attractions including Lundy Island.

Step into the open-plan living space, which offers a spacious lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area is a lovely homely space, with two sumptuous sofas. There is a TV, DVD, iPod dock and DAB radio/CD player for guests to enjoy, as well as a warming wood burner. Step into the kitchen area, which has a flagstone floor, and you will find an electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, washing machine, and dishwasher. Meanwhile, a separate utility store houses a freezer and tumble dryer. The bedroom one step up from the lounge is a relaxing room with king-size bed. Also accessed from the lounge is the bathroom, offering a shower over bath and WC.

Outside, there is a wonderful garden offering one acre of grounds which are shared with the sister property, and offers a BBQ and seating area – a lovely space from which to enjoy the property’s tranquil surroundings. The owners can offer stabling by prior arrangement for guests who wish to bring their own horses. There is ample off-road parking available, and guests will also find a handy shed which can be used for cycle storage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom with king- size bed
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • TV, DVD, hi-fi, and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment, and washing machine
  • Washing line and bike storage available in shed available for guests to use
  • Tumble dryer and freezer in shared store room
  • Electric and heating included
  • Highchair available however regret no travel cot, but guests may bring their own
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be kept on leads at all times). There are dog friendly beaches nearby and a dog shower outside for muddy days.
  • Guests can purchase fresh produce including bread and cakes, free range eggs, fruit and vegetables when available
  • Ample off-road parking and bike storage available
  • Outside seating and shared lawn with BBQ
  • Please note there are two steps down to the kitchen and bathroom, and one step up to bedroom
  • Pub walking distance, shop 3 miles, beach 5 miles

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Overall location
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Reviewed by Lorraine 14th November 2019

A wonderful peaceful cosy cottage with everything we needed for a relaxing break. Peter and Vicki were brilliant hosts, nothing is too much trouble.

Reviewed by Ann 27th September 2019

Cottage was perfect and quite location.

Reviewed by Gillian 20th September 2019

A beautiful setting for a wonderful cottage.The owners were very friendly and helpful and made our stay special.The cottage had everything we needed and was like a home from home.

Reviewed by Anna 13th September 2019

A beautiful, well equipped cottage in a lovely part of North Devon. Very close to the Tarka cycling trail and close to many beautiful places to visit including Lydford Gorge and Clovelly.

Reviewed by Hannah 16th August 2019

The Shippen is a very comfortable place to stay with friendly hosts and beautiful surroundings. We loved it and will definitely be back sometime.

Reviewed by Andrew 26th July 2019

Second time we have stayed here. The property and surroundings are really lovely ; very quiet and relaxing set in beautiful countryside yet close to all the local places of interest.

Reviewed by Sarah 12th July 2019

Very well equipped and spacious for two people. Just mind your knees on the end of the bed when getting in or out! Dog enjoyed the local walks and nearby beaches. Lovely local pub, friendly with good food.

Reviewed by Colin 5th July 2019

Excellent cottage good location lovely people

Reviewed by Barry 7th June 2019

Very comfortable. Owners very friendly.

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Location

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