- Property code: SFSHIP
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Designated parking
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Real fire
- Short Breaks available
- Central heating
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
The Shippen is a beautiful barn conversion and provides extremely comfortable and well-maintained holiday accommodation making it the perfect base from which to explore this wonderful area. Nestled in the glorious East Devon countryside, on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, this property offers first-class holiday accommodation in a truly idyllic rural setting. Situated in 17 acres of farm land leading down to the small river Luv - a delightful setting where guests are free to wander and enjoy the beautiful meadows and riverbank (and make use of the riverside campfire and barbecue). Children will love collecting the hen's eggs and helping the owners to feed the resident pigs and other small farm animals. The open-plan, ground floor living accommodation includes a modern fitted kitchen with dining area and a spacious lounge with a wood burner. Upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms - perfect for holidaying with friends or family (both can be made-up as kingsize doubles if required). As well as access to open fields and the small river beyond, the property has its own patio/garden area with barbecue and furniture. A delicious welcoming pack of homemade and local produce is provided for all guests. This property is the perfect choice for families with pre-school age children and babies, the owners are able to offer a wide range of baby equipment and there is plenty to occupy toddlers with small farm animals and an outdoor play area.
The bustling market town of Honiton, famous for its lace making & antique shops is only 2 miles away (a pleasant walk) and the attractive seaside towns of Sidmouth in East Devon and Lyme Regis in West Dorset are within half an hour's drive. There are many family-friendly attractions nearby including Escot Gardens, Crealy Adventure Park, the Seaton Tramway and Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. With the cathedral city of Exeter and access to the M5 motorway also less than half an hour away, this is the perfect base for a wonderful holiday.
Ground floor: Open plan living area with TV (including Freeview), DVD and wood burner, dining area and open plan fitted kitchen with electric oven & hob, larder fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Cloakroom WC. First floor: Bedroom 1 with 5' king size double bed and space for travel cot - en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC. Bedroom 2 with either twin beds or a king size double bed (please specify at time of booking)(a third single bed is available for this room if required). Bathroom with shower over bath, WC.
Garden/patio area with barbecue and furniture. Communal games room with pool table, table football, table tennis, dart board plus games and books.
Allocated off-road covered parking for two cars.
- Included: Bed linen and towels, central heating, seasonal logs. Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available on request. Wi-Fi.
- Pets: Regret no pets.
- Facilities: Shops and pubs in Honiton 2 miles. Beaches: Sidmouth 10 miles, Lyme Regis 14 miles.
- Other: No smoking
I have stayed in a lot of 5 star gold award cottages and I think The Shippen (which you have graded as 4 star) was as good as them. The only negative about the cottage was that the bedrooms were not dark at night due to a bright emergency exit sign on the landing and the bedroom doors being frosted glass rather than solid wood.