Towards the pretty barn conversion
Open-plan lounge/dining area
Bright and airy lounge area
Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner
King-size bedroom
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
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
  • Bike storage available
  • Outside seating and shared lawn with BBQ
  • Pub walking distance, shop 3 miles, beach 5 miles

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynn 26th April 2019

Very cosy accommodation with everything you want to have an enjoyable holiday. Peter and Vicky had thought of everything and were very helpful, including finding us room for our pushbikes, so we could ride the Tarka Trail. The local pub was within easy walking distance, we were met with a very warm welcome and wonderful food. The Shippen was well sRead moreituated with all the attractions of Devon within easy reach. Would highly recommend a visit to Lynton and Lynmouth. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 22nd March 2019

Lovely, cosy, well equipped and super location for touring North Devon. Owners are lovely and nothing is too much trouble- thank you loved it lots. Alison & Ian

Reviewed by Amanda 14th September 2018

Home from home with every possible thing thought about most needed. Very clean & modern, perfect get away break.

Reviewed by Beverley 7th September 2018

A very relaxing holiday. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. The owners were available when needed and were friendly and helpful. A good base to visit local places of interest. A great holiday.

Reviewed by Denise 18th August 2018

Comfortable, good sized cottage for the two of us, in perfect location to explore North Devon. The fresh flowers and tea tray on arrival, together with the warm welcome from Vicky and Peter made us feel at home immediately. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Kevin 11th August 2018

Lovely clean, comfortable cottage. Owners next door if you needed them but only noticed them if they were in the gardens or coming or going in their car.

Reviewed by Sue 3rd August 2018

Lovely comfortable barn conversion. We had a very happy week!

Reviewed by Rosalyn 8th July 2018

The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings and peacefully quiet. It is not far from all amenities and the coast is only a short drive away. We had everything we needed to make this a lovely relaxing holiday. The cottage was spotless and very spacious for 2 people. The local pub does lovely food at reasonable prices. Would definately stay here agaRead morein. Hide

Reviewed by Harry 15th June 2018

Everything you need is included in this cottage for a week away from it all. It is ideally situated at the edge of a very quiet village with a pub walking distance away which does great food. It is a short drive away from Bideford and not far away from Westward Ho!, Clovelly and Barnstaple. For those who want a quiet week, this is the ideal place.

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