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Adjacent acre wide garden
Farmland surrounds the property
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The Sheep Pen

High Bickington (1.5mls SE), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated on a small working sheep farm in unspoilt, rural countryside, enjoy an acre of wild garden and orchard, great for BBQ’s or picnics
  • Set in a traditional courtyard setting with private patio and private hot tub
  • Enjoy a day at the seaside with sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde
Property code: 55321

This beautifully furnished barn conversion is one of a pair of cottages situated on a small working sheep farm in unspoilt, rural countryside. Providing fantastic accommodation for a couple looking to enjoy a romantic retreat, this lovely property offers quirky design features, an acre of wild garden and a private hot tub. Ideally located for exploring the beautiful countryside of North Devon with the stunning coast just a short drive away.

It’s warm and welcoming with beautiful decoration and furnishings, and features a lovely, spacious lounge/diner with plenty of comfortable seating, TV/DVD and a wide choice of books to read. Two steps lead into a well-equipped kitchen. The property also offers a cosy and stylishly decorated super king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room. The bedroom can be made up as a twin room on prior request. There is a delightful courtyard area outside, with garden furniture, BBQ and a private hot tub. You will also have the use of a beautiful wild garden, and you’re welcome to stroll through the farmyard and orchard, with lambing taking place near Easter.

Nestling in a picturesque village in the heart of Tarka Country, this delightful cottage is ideal for keen walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers wanting to discover glorious country walks. The nearby market town of Great Torrington (8.5 miles) is home to RHS Rosemoor and Dartington Crystal. By heading north, you can enjoy some of North Devon’s stunning beaches, including Saunton (18 miles), Westward Ho! (19 miles) and Croyde (21 miles). The beautiful Exmoor National Park (16 miles) is also within easy reach, offering spectacular landscapes and wonderful walks.

  • 1 bedroom - super-king-size zip-and-link bed which can be made up as a twin on request
  • 1 en-suite shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge
  • Utility area with washing machine and freezer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Private hot tub - Robes provided
  • Bicycle storage available
  • Smart TV in lounge and Smart TV bedroom with DVD player
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Regret no infants - babes in arms welcome
  • Beach 17 miles, community shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracy 28th June 2024

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We loved our stay in the Sheep Pen. Ian is a friendly and welcoming host and the cottage is well-equipped but quite remote so would advise bringing groceries with you - we absolutely appreciated the welcome hamper which included eggs, apple juice, cider and shortbread! This is the perfect spot for a break with your dog as the courtyard is enclosed Read moreand the walks around the area are fab - we particularly enjoyed the wildflower field on the property. Hot tub was 10/10 after days out exploring! Hide

Reviewed by Richard 31st May 2024

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Lovely cider and apple juice on arrival. Enjoyed the wild flower meadow and woods Info on the community shop was useful Very quiet and peaceful. Great having electric car charging facility

Reviewed by Gina 4th May 2024

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We had a truly lovely holiday , one of the best we have had. Perfect quiet retreat everything you need. It was like home from home, The host was really helpful showed us where we could walk the dog. The bed was really comfortable and the garden and hot tub finished it off. We are already looking at going back this year .

Reviewed by Deborah 26th April 2024

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Reviewed by Philip 19th April 2024

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Reviewed by Sophie 22nd March 2024

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Reviewed by Timothy 23rd February 2024

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Quiet secluded cottage for two on owners farm. Beautifully warm and plenty of hot water. Well equipped kitchen with a lovely welcome hamper. Secure patio garden area for a dog. Plenty of countryside walks available. Great base for exploring North Devon.

Reviewed by Joanne 17th November 2023

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The cottage is perfect for a cosy & relaxing stay, with everything youd need - Full stocked kitchen, wifi & the most comfortable bed! The hot tub was a huge bonus & dog friendly garden. We cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Marie 30th October 2023

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A beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location. Hot tub was really lovely. Very good standard of cleanliness and some nice little touches and attention to detail. We can live in a rural area so were very at home and happy driving on the narrow country lanes that provide access to the cottage.

Reviewed by Philip 20th October 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 13th October 2023

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Couldnt have wished for a nicer spot, plenty of room for the hound and the hot tub was spot on

Reviewed by Kate 25th August 2023

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The Sheep Pen is in a wonderful quiet location, not far from pubs, coast and towns. Perfect for dogs with it's own dog walking area on the owner's land which our dogs thoroughly enjoyed. The accommodation was very clean and well appointed. We particularly liked how it was decorated, the equipment in the kitchen was the best we've experienced. A supRead moreer king bed, not a silly double! Amazing. The hot tub was clean and well maintained. Owners Ian and Annie were welcoming, helpful and friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 11th August 2023

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The 5 hour trip that turned into a 9 hour trip was a complete nightmare, the owner Ian on hearing this offered us his bottle of wine to help our stress, very much appreciated saved us having to drive any more. The cottage was very welcoming as was the little welcome hamper, the bed was very comfortable. Was very relaxing and great being away from tRead morehe hustle and bustle even the dog chilled out and enjoyed his walks in the owners fields. Would definitely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 27th July 2023

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Reviewed by David 10th July 2023

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The cottage is located in a lovely area, despite being on a working farm it was super quiet. I did come across the farmers dog while walking my own dog and he was very friendly. The hot tub was a bonus. My wife was ill when we was there and the owner was very helpful with getting her help. It was very clean and had decent WiFi. If your looking to gRead moreet away from it all for a week or 2 this is perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 9th June 2023

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Lovely welcome from Ian. Well equipped and clean cottage. Very peaceful and quiet with the owners fields and orchard to walk around direct from the property. Hot tub was fab. As previous reviews, you do need a car to get anywhere but that wasnt a problem to us. The only negative thing was that the washing machine was disgustingly dirty and the soapRead more dispenser drawer couldnt be opened properly because of the doors in the way. To be honest I wouldnt even wash the dogs bedding in it. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 26th May 2023

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Lovely cottage, well equipped with everything needed. We found we did not have phone signal at the cottage, might just be our provider but we were driving blind on the odd occasion as the sat nav couldnt pick up a signal. Wi-Fi though at the cottage excellent so planned routes in doors before setting off just to be sure we were heading in the rightRead more direction. Lovely little garden which was a bit of a sun trap during the day. Hide

Reviewed by Alf 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Clare 28th April 2023

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A fabulously relaxing week away. This was our second visit and it was every bit as good as the first. Such a peaceful setting. Would highly recommend if you want a complete getaway from it all but with interesting places to visit within an hours drive if you want it. We will be returning for a third visit.

Reviewed by Adam 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Nicky 17th April 2023

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Very well presented and comfortable cottage with lovely features such as a log burner and hot tub, set in the beautiful Devon countryside. Very peaceful. Enclosed court yard for our dog was perfect. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Jemma 31st March 2023

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Beautiful cottage, warm welcome from the owners and the perosnal touch of a welcome basket was well recieved. Everything you need for a relaxing break away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and recommend a visit.

Reviewed by James 24th March 2023

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Lovely cottage in a rural location. Easy to find. Had everything we needed. Was lovely and warm. Lovely welcome pack by owners, who were friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Paul 10th February 2023

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Just come back from a lovely relaxed week at the sheep pen, its a great place to either sit back and relax or drive out and visit nearby towns and villages with the added bonus of coming back to chill out in the hot tub. Our 2 dogs loved the back field to have a run around in. Highly recommend the pen for a place to get away and relax.

Reviewed by Ryan 20th November 2022

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Reviewed by Tess 11th November 2022

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Had a fabulous relaxed week at the sheep pen, its in a very quiet location and was very clean with a well equipped kitchen, lovely super king bed. Our dog was very happy in the owners orchard and field, and loved Northam Burrows. Would highly recommend the Exeter Inn in Chittlehamhult for Sunday Lunch (youll need to book in advance).

Reviewed by Tom 28th October 2022

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My partner and I visited for a weekend and found it delightful. It was immaculate throughout and some lovely thought out touches. The bed was SO comfy, so much so we couldnt leave without requesting where they had purchased their bed from! We took our two dogs with us so was important the place was dog friendly- which it was! The garden was encloseRead mored and lots of walks right on our doorstep - we didnt even need to use the leads. A lovely field and orchard walk on site. Owners v. helpful! Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 15th October 2022

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Wonderful cottage, great for utter peace and quiet. FYIs - walking on nearby roads can be hazardous - no paths - and out of season you need to book to eat in most local places, which are a drive away. So take essentials for eating/drinking (although supermarket 20mins away in car. Kitchen well equipped, even a freezer and dishwasher :) Bedroom and Read morebathroom roomy, clean and incredibly well-done. Slept like logs!!!! Hide

Reviewed by Philip 7th October 2022

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Wonderful as all ways we just love it and we will be back again soon. P & S

Reviewed by Kirsty 2nd October 2022

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This is a fantastic place, loved it. Well equipped with a super comfy massive bed. Couldn't fault it. The owners were really friendly and on hand if we needed them.

Reviewed by Mandy 12th September 2022

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Lovely cottage, very well equipped

Reviewed by Helen 2nd September 2022

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A lovely, private remote cottage. Cosy and well decorated both modern but with character. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday

Reviewed by Neil 26th August 2022

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The cottage was very nice, when we arrived we had big smiles all around, the cottage had everything you needed and the hot tub was a bonus Annie was very welcoming and happy to help

Reviewed by JANINE 19th August 2022

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