Quality accommodation with additional facilities for walkers, cyclists and those wishing to bring their pets
This delightful single storey barn conversion cottage is one of only 3 newly converted barns. In a tranquil setting and surrounded by beautiful countryside close to the Cornwall border this is a great location for couples looking for a peaceful rural retreat or a touring base to explore both North Devon and Cornwall. The Shippen is furnished to a high standard in an attractive contemporary style. The open plan living/dining/kitchen is light and airy with a high apex ceiling and oak flooring with eco-friendly underfloor heating. An attractive bedroom with ensuite facilities overlooking adjoining countryside. Individual courtyard seating is a great place to relax and additional shared facilities include a large meadow useful for walking the dog or leisurely picnics. Offering easy access to picturesque coves, beautiful rolling countryside and many delightful villages and market towns. Secure storage for cycles, surfboards and kayaks and access to an outdoor water supply and a drying area also provide those looking for more active pursuits with the extra facilities needed for that special holiday. The owner's private smallholding adjacent includes a large Organic vegetable plot and greenhouse, chickens, geese, ducks, pigs, cats and dog. They have instituted a rolling management of hedges to encourage all kinds of wildlife and have positioned owl, bat, bird and nature boxes, and created covered shelters and small ponds for amphibians around the shared meadow. Guests are encouraged to use the newly built Owl observatory to enjoy the local wildlife and take advantage of the sunsets and dark skies to star gaze on clear evenings. The Farmers Arms in Woolsery has recently been renovated and serves delicious home cooked food and a good choice of wine.
Accommodation: Ground floor: Living/dining room with Smart TV, Blue-Ray DVD, and portable Blue tooth speaker/enabler for android telephones. Kitchen with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. Bedroom 1 with Double ensuite shower room with WC and basin.
Facilities and services: Linen and towels. Air source underfloor heating. WiFi Broadband. No smoking. This is an adult only property. 2 pets welcome. Garden furniture. Shared utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and drying facilities. Shared use of large meadow with picnic table and benches and ideal for dog walking. There is a small BBQ area where visitors are able to use their own disposable BBQ via a hook 'n' cook disposable tray stand with wooden fencing structure, surrounded by kitchen herb planters and seating area etc. Please use BBQs responsibly. Secure storage for cycles, surfboards and kayaks. External water supply for cleaning equipment and pets. Allocated off road parking for 1 car. Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- Suitable for up to 2 pets
- WiFi connection available
- Saturday changeover
- 1 Bathroom
- Bed linen provided
- Private parking
- 2.5 miles to the nearest pub
- Towels provided
- 2.5 miles from the coast
- On one level
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
We had such a wonderful few days in Shippen - beautiful accommodation and such lovely welcoming touches - thank you for the delicious cake and chutney. Our dog loved his walks in the field and meeting the ducks, geese chickens and turkeys. Thank you!Carole & Tom - 21st September 2018
Thank you for a lovely week at Shippen and a lovely welcome from the owners and Nutty. The barn is beautiful and you have thought of everything. The delicious cake and chutney was an added bonus. Loved the owl observatory. Fantastic walks and scenery and excellent for bird watching.Robert and Desma Cheshire - 15th September 2018
Another fantastic week! This really is a relaxing, perfectly peaceful place. Another warm welcome from you all including Nutty who is delightful. Can't think of anywhere nicer to holiday - thank you. See you again very soon!Doug and Amanda Green - 8th September 2018
A really friendly welcome - a great lemon drizzle cake on arrival. Beautiful accommodation, thoughtful touches and attention to detail. Thank youCarol & David Brown - 25th August 2018
Beautiful accommodation (and so clean) stunning setting, owners very helpful and friendly. Will highly recommend and return.C England - 3rd January 2018
Excellent in every wayMr Ian Tingley - 2nd October 2017
If you want a relaxing, quiet holiday in the wilds of North Devon then this is for you. Ideal for walking & nature spotting as well as beautiful beaches & small picturesque villages. Hartland Holiday Barns are fantastic & Toni and Nigel were really friendly and nothing was too much for them. Highly recommend.Mr Doug Green - 16th September 2017
Excellent property a real home from home. Mr M Froud - 15th August 2017
Had a fantastic time, loved the accommodation, wonderful area with lots of walks and things to do. Would come back again. Very peaceful place, just what we needed for a relaxing break, thank you.Ms H Hart - 29th July 2017
Thank you for a welcome and wonderful stay, the dogs loved it and so did we. Could not have wished for a more great place to stay.Mr G Murphy - 15th July 2017
Well equipped small barn suitable for a couple and up to 2 dogs. Mr David Bryant - 6th July 2017
Beautiful barn. Thank you for all the little extras. The dogs loved the animals and the field in which to run.Mr & Mrs Bryant - 1st July 2017
Very nice barn. Nice local walks and so very peaceful. Thank you for a lovely break!Mr Johnson-Powell - 17th June 2017
Excellent property, owners have taken so much care in making these properties ideal for holidays and have added many extras which one would not normally expect or find in holiday accommodation. Owners were particularly helpful with local knowledge. Can be thoroughly recommended.Mrs P Drewery - 12th June 2017
Many thanks for another lovely week! This is an amazing place to visit and we look forward to returning soon. Thanks for being super hosts.Mr & Mrs Cope - 3rd June 2017
Many thanks for a wonderful stay. We have very much enjoyed exploring the local countryside. Beautiful accommodation and the grounds are great. Many thanks.Ms S Ives - 29th April 2017
Many thanks for your warm hospitality and such a clean luxurious cottage. Made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for the eggs and lovely cake, much appreciated after a long journey.Ms A Foyle - 3rd April 2017
Lovely cottage . Dogs truly made welcome alongside us humans . A great relaxing stay in a beautiful , peaceful part of the countryMr Kerr Brown - 6th November 2016
We were looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday and that is exactly what we got. Thank you for the warm welcome. Beautiful location, very well appointed cottage, fantastic field which both dogs enjoyed. Lots to do and see nearby. Hope to be back again soon. Thank you.Mr & Mrs Pollington - 17th October 2016
We have had a lovely, relaxing holiday, The barn has been very comfortable to stay in. It had all the facilities needed including added extras: drizzle cake, eggs and dog biscuits. Very much appreciated, thank you.Mr and Mrs A, Bucks - 26th September 2016
The property was recently converted and is clean fresh and modern with everything we required and more. The owners are delightful and very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. They have thought of everything you've need for a comfortable stay. Would recommend for dog owners and cyclists too.Mr D Caldwell - 19th September 2016
The barn conversion is perfect accommodation having every facility. Thanks for the egg, drizzle cake and dog treats, much appreciated. We had a good time.Mr and Mrs H, Norfolk - 17th September 2016
Thanks Toni and Nigel for the very warm welcome. What a happy place this is! We enjoyed our stay in your lovely barn, so comfortable with everything we needed and more.Mr and Mrs C, Cobham, Surrey - 10th September 2016
We have really enjoyed our stay. A real get-away-from-it-all holiday. Doggies really appreciated a field. A great location with a very warm welcome. The more time we spent here, the more we grew to appreciate the little touches that make the difference. Many thanksMr and Mrs C, East Sussex - 3rd September 2016
What an amazing had at Hartland Holiday Barns...with plenty of wonderful places to visit like Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Issac and Hartland Quay with its fantastic views. The lemon cake, milk, eggs and jam we found a lovely welcome and very tasty....Thank youS&P, Wolverhampton - 27th August 2016
Wow!! What a beautiful place this is! You guys have achieved so much and I am sure you will continue to grow. Fabulous accommodation, everything you need and more! Thank you for the lemon cake, eggs, strawberries and dog treats, very much appreciated. Bella and Penny loved the meadow....Love the animals in the small holdings so cute. Best of luck for the future, you deserve it, you work very hard. Will highly recommend you!D& A, Stoke-on-Trent - 9th July 2016
Loved the property and location. Made to feel very welcome when we arrived. Impressed with the little extras in the cottage and found the laundry room very useful. The meadow was lovely for exercising the dogs and for sitting out in the evening.Mrs C Welch - 27th June 2016
Thank you Toni & Nigel. We wanted somewhere to stay in a remote, quiet and peaceful cottage and that is what we got. The little touches when we arrived (flowers, milk, cake and dog treats) were very much appreciated.We settled in very quickly and we were impressed with all the details and little extras that were in the cottage. We were also grateful for the extra dog bowls as we managed to leave ours at home. The laundry room was also very useful for drying off wet clothes and shoes and for sorting out dog food....The meadow was lovely to take the dogs around and sit and relax in the evening. Enjoyed the lovely countryside and amazing coastline. Had a fabulous week, thank you again!Mr & Mrs W, Exeter, Devon - 25th June 2016
A big thank you Toni & Nigel..the accommodation is superb. Everything has been considered and catered for. The eggs, beautiful lemon cake, strawberries and doggy treats were a lovely touch and very much appreciated. The dogs have both loved their holiday as well to get up and run round your field every morning was heaven for them. We will definitely be recommending to our friends and family . Wishing you both every success you deserve it.P&L, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire - 25th June 2016
Thank you for a fantastic week! We have been to several Marsdens properties and this was by far the best! Being further inland gave us the opportunity to explore different areas! The information provided about the local area was a great help and in particular the laminated maps enabled us to explore the local area. We really enjoyed the Lemon cake and eggs too! This really is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Many thanks and we will return for another holiday.Mr & Mrs C, Northamptonshire - 3rd June 2016
Toni, Nigel and Nutty gave us a very warm welcome to our amazing holiday barn. Shippen is very well equipped, warm and has a peaceful atmosphere. I had one of the best nights sleep I've had in a long time...Everything is of a high standard and our needs were provided for over and above expectations. Thanks for the eggs, milk, cake and biscuits and chocolates and the thoughtfully provided tea & coffee too. Excellent base for our holiday. Do visit Hartland Quay and the coast path there for walking. The farm field itself is good for exercise too.S&P, Leics - 28th March 2016
We have enjoyed a lovely week here, the perfect place to re-charge our batteries. The barn is a wonderful place to stay, everything has been thought of and we admire all you have done here. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and comfortable.S&M from Birmingham - 12th March 2016
What a wonderful place to stay, really well equipped cottage and very comfortable (even in the cold February weather). Thank you very much for your warm welcome, hospitality and recommendations. We enjoyed the walk at Stoke (including dropping down to the stunning Hartland Quay) and the walk at Bucks Mills.H&A from Dorset - 17th February 2016
A beautiful converted barn with everything we needed.Mr G Pipe - 5th January 2016
For somewhere we could spend a relaxing holiday, peaceful and quiet. We certainly found it here at Hartland Holiday Barns. The barn is finished to a very high standard, well equip and very comfortable. The added treats left was very appreciated even by our dog. We have had a very lovely, enjoyable holiday, even made better by the weather.Mr & Mrs C, Dorset - 6th October 2015
Thank you for your warm welcome! We felt like at home and there was nothing missing in the Shippen. You created something what is adorable. We visited so many beautiful places around, like rocky beaches, villages, gardens and the Exmoor. We will never forget our time in Shippen. Thanks again for everything!K&C, Germany - 19th September 2015
Lovely, clean, beautiful place to stay. Everything we needed to relax and explore Devon. Lovely hosts. Keep up the good work. We will be back, thank you.J&J, Warrington, Cheshire - 12th September 2015
We wanted a week or so away in peaceful surroundings, off the beaten track and not disappointed in the slightest. Loved the night silence. Lovely owners, did all they could to help, even changed a flat tyre for us! The Shippen was perfect for us. Modern & fresh. Was a bonus having internet so far out here. Overall, no moans. All smiles. Would love to come back again one day.M&D, Bournemouth, Dorset - 21st August 2015
Thanks for offering a perfect place to relax and unwind. It made the perfect base to go off + explore Devon/Cornwall. Cake n' Eggs were much appreciated!G&E, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire - 16th August 2015
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Shippen. The gifts (eggs, cake, milk & dog treats) were a life saver after a long journey. We were very impressed with the accommodation, so clean + modern! Whilst here we visited Bude, Westward Ho!, Appledore and Bideford. We had a lovely meal at the blue + green in Westward Ho! The dogs were allowed in the restaurant, staff were wonderful and welcoming, food delicious! Peppercombe beach was another hit, spent an entire day exploring...Would love to stop again, all the best.B&K, Dudley, West Midlands - 5th August 2015
A must have for an amazing 'retreat' so quiet and pretty. The Stable would rate as 5* absolutely fab. We have a lovely anniversary week here thank you. We hope to be back next year.S&C, Crawley - 11th July 2015
An excellent weeks stay in 'the shippen', Nigel and Toni have obviously worked so hard to create a really relaxing environment. The standard of finish is superb, every little detail seems to have been thought of and the place is an oasis of calm. Had a great week explaining the beautiful North Devon Countryside and cycling Tarka Trail. Would recommend it to anyone.Mr & Mrs B, Andover, Hampshire - 26th June 2015
Another fabulous weeks stay and another week booked for September. A wonderful retreat for peace and quiet with the fabulous extra touches this accommodation provides. We are so pleased we have found this retreat and look forward to enjoying many more weeks back down here in the future.Mr & Mrs W, Nantwich, Cheshire - 24th May 2015
What a fantastic week, you catered for everything, all the extra gifts, eggs, cakes, even treats for the dogs, that was so special and we did appreciate it so much. The barn Shippen was superb...As our hosts, Nigel and Toni, you made us feel so welcome. Thank you for a lovely week, and we will definitely be back.P & L, Kent - 23rd May 2015
Excellent. Stayed for 5 nights over Easter to explore the beautiful North Devon scenery. Absolutely loved it here from the minute we arrived. You want for nothing - and the many extra touches provided make it all more impressive. Nigel and Toni are very welcoming and have clearly worked to provide fabulous accommodation. You must sit on the bench at bottom of field (with optional wine and picnic!) and watch the sun set. Beautiful. Certainly will recommend and return.H&K, Sussex - 9th April 2015
Thank you Nigel and Toni for making our stay at Higher Huddisford Barns so welcoming. The cake & treats on day one were appreciated. This is a beautiful part of the country, and one to which we will return. The accommodation was first class.Mr & Mrs C - 24th October 2014
Nigel & Toni were great hosts. The holiday barn conversions are done to the highest quality. Ideal base for visiting the area or just relaxing. The layout is very good and ideal for the dogs, with a large field to walk them, when not going out. Would definitely visit again if coming to the area.Mr P - 17th October 2014
Thank you Nigel & Toni for your hospitality. Thank you for the eggs, milk & cake - all appreciated. The Cottage is beautifully appointed and it has been a privilege to enjoy the 'new-ness' of everything. Wishing you all the best for the future. Visited Castle Hill Gardens - wonderful, lots of walking, take a picnic but cream teas available. Yum!Mr & Mrs S - 22nd September 2014
Thank you Toni and Nigel for letting us stay in your beautifully converted barn. Everything we needed plus much more! Loved the oak flooring and quality of everything used here. Could not fault it! Rio the dog loved it too, he soon settled and relaxed too!Ms S Germain - 22nd August 2014
Beautiful experience everything you could wish for. Could not fault anything, dishwasher fantastic! You thought of everything including dogs well catered for.Ms P Hanstock - 15th August 2014
Had a fab time, the barn & surroundings are superb - the little extra touches when we arrived were lovely & most appreciated. Thanks for your hospitality Toni & Nigel; we will highly recommend this accommodation...Hope to see you again some time!Mr & Mrs D - 30th January 2014
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